We met with the founder of Riviera Tutors. In addition, 29 clients and 21 tutors have completed an on-line survey. For an explanation of the different tutor sections in the Good Schools Guide see which tutor agency?
The Good Schools Guide review of Riviera Tutors
Luke Sullivan, who graduated in English lit from Bristol, is the founder and front-man for clients and tutors, while his brother Oliver – a more recent recruit and Cambridge philosophy graduate – deals with tutor recruitment. Luke has been tutoring since 2007 and still dabbles, although only for select clients. Since there’s no official London office to speak of (meetings all take place in clients’ homes or in restaurants and hotels), he suggested we interview him in a quiet corner in Claridge’s – which gives you a flavour of the kind of clients he deals with.
Review snapshot: This is the Innocent Drinks (as in smoothies) of the tutor world – run by bright young things that have come in and shaken up all the industry norms, resulting in a friendly, energetic, highly branded, internet-savvy company with a clear edge.
Review snapshot: ‘It’s on the more expensive side, particularly for more experienced tutors, but it’s absolutely my favourite. They’re honest, on the ball and have the best quality tutors,’ concluded another parent. read more
Review snapshot: ‘They won’t just tell you what you want to hear and take your money – they are realistic with you, and that includes bringing tutoring to an end if they feel it might become a crux or has run its course.’ read more
Review snapshot: "Founded in 2006 by Kate Shand who is committed, passionate, energetic and hugely likeable. Clearly on a mission to deliver a top quality service to her clients – and her tutors – Kate is eloquent on the personal nature of the tutor-client-agency relationship and has a positively moral take on what she sees as her job." read more
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