We have visited The Fulham Study’s offices. In addition, 39 clients and 14 tutors have completed an on-line survey and we have followed this up with additional short phone interviews with some of those surveyed. For an explanation of the different tutor sections in the Good Schools Guide see which tutor agency?
The Good Schools Guide review of The Fulham Study LLP
Praised by parents for warmth and empathy and by an employee as ‘motherly, lovely but firm,’ dyslexia specialist Carol Cox started tutoring local children in her basement at home as a favour to parents worried about looming entrance exams.
In 2013, when tutees were packing every room, she moved into a bright, light space in the New King’s Road. Big enough for three or four small classes to run simultaneously during term-times, it also has glass-panelled (and soundproofed) rooms off to the side, used mainly by GCSE and A level candidates conscious of their veteran status and unwilling to be stuck with the tiddlers. It’s a place children enjoy coming to (‘mine never complain,’ said one mother), especially with nice touches like a table set out with inviting-looking (educational) games for early arrivals to play 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: ‘We have families that stay with us throughout their children’s upbringing – then we look after their own children. This really does happen, with generations of the same family having worked with us.’ ‘Having a small register, we know our tutors personally. Some have been with us for many years which helps greatly in matching clients and tutors appropriately.’
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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