Who are they?
The Golden Circle
69 Lombard Wharf
12 Lombard Road
Tel: +44 207 887 2586 / 07882 122737
Email: [email protected]
We have met The Golden Circle staff. In addition, 24 clients and 26 tutors have completed an online survey.
The Good Schools Guide review of The Golden Circle.
The business is family owned and run, with tutors and families claiming it’s particularly ‘friendly’ and ‘personal’ as a result. Surprisingly softly spoken (in this industry) Hannah Titley BA (biological sciences, Oxford), MA (public policy, King’s College London), PGCE (outstanding) was first on board, having founded the organisation in 2017. Her sister and now marketing manager, Lydia Titley BA (international business management and French, Bath), joined a year later. Both run the agency full-time from a shared office space in Waterloo – a magnificent building used by King’s College London for university alumni. With youth, glamour and etiquette on their side, you could almost mistake these immaculately turned out women for the Middleton sisters.
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Review snapsot: Most tutoring is by trained teachers for GCSEs and A levels, with a little (but growing) amount at university level (‘but we hold our hands up if we can’t help, for instance we recently had to turn down a tutoring request from a property development student,’ says Matthew). Specialist subjects currently span biology, chemistry, physics, maths, further maths, English language, English lit, geography, history, RE, philosophy and ethics, psychology, French, Spanish, German, Latin, Ancient Greek, PE, business studies and economics. Small amount of 11+ and 13+ also on offer from non-teacher trained tutors.
Review snapshot: DT increasingly works in independent schools, including Habs and Sydneham, but more interestingly in state schools - to help small groups of struggling students, which they offer at a reduced rate. ‘The fact that DT does this work in state schools is the reason I work for them,’ one tutor told us.
Review snapshot: This is the BMW of tutor agencies – wow-factor quality, innovative, always evolving, an authority in the industry. It doesn’t pretend or want to be Ferrari – rich jet-setters and Russian oligarchs aren’t their target market.
Review snapshot: A set-up so superb and so clearly desperately needed that you can’t help wondering why there’s nothing else like it around. And believe us, there isn’t. If anyone knows their onions regarding SEN, it’s Joanna, who also cares deeply about the tutors and families she works with. As for conditions…
Areas covered: Across London, Surrey, North Kent and increasingly Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, West Sussex and Berkshire, as well as internationally (Monaco and Germany) and online (including overseas, especially Doha and Dubai). read more
A highly ambitious (they're keen to grow) and aspirational (they really want their tutees to shine) belt-and-braces tutoring service.