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The Good Schools Guide review of Select Tutors
Eddie Banner (BSc C.Phys M.InstP) runs Select Tutors as a one-man-band (though his wife occasionally answers the phone) from his semi in a leafy suburb of South West Manchester. A Birmingham Uni physics graduate and Institute of Physics member for over 40 years, his career included teaching, 23 years in industry, then teaching and tutoring again before setting up Select Tutors in 1994. Some of his first tutors are still with him. He admits that the business keeps him busy and supplements his pension, but it’s clear that much of the job satisfaction comes from helping families and from enjoying the IT: he wrote the database software himself and relishes the competition of on-line marketing.
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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