Everything you need to know about choosing a tutor for your child.
Tutor agencies in this section meticulously check references, CRB* records, etc but, partly because of the size of their lists, conduct their personal interviews only over the telephone.
*please note The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged into the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.
These are usually agencies with a very large list of tutors and who cover a wide geographical area. They are dedicated and hard-working and take enormous pride in the service they offer but do not provide the face-to-face relationship offered by those in section A.
We have visited and had extensive consultation with all the tutorial agencies in section B.
Review snapshot:This is more Waitrose than Harrods – top end but with a nod towards value for money. A hit among both public sector and private clients – and attracts families with children in both the state and private system. read more
Review snapshot: ‘A database with a big heart that might well be able to find a gem of a tutor in the North West or Midlands or even elsewhere.’ read more
Review snapshot: ‘We got a tutor for my daughter in advance of her SATs, and the tutoring took place in an internet café, which worked really well. The tutor was always punctual, prepared and my daughter wound up getting very good marks,’ says one parent. read more
Review snapshot: Tutors are mainly a happy bunch too. ‘They are particularly good at matching – I’ve had some really lovely students,’ read more