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The agencies in this section are those which have been recommended to us by approbatory parents, whose tutors are happy, whose credentials and approach we have researched and which appear to us to do a creditable job but which we have not personally visited.

We include website-only tutor agencies as well as those agencies who offer the kind of careful, personal service described above.

 

First Tutors

Review snapshot ‘A quick surf through a range of people offering their services on this site suggests a very diverse bunch.’ read more

Kensington & Chelsea Tutors Ltd

Review snapshot: ‘Parents tend to keep K&C as a personal secret – why give an advantage to your neighbours’ children?’ read more

The Tutor Pages

Review snapshot: ‘If you want a tutor and don't want to employ a posh and expensive agency, take a look.’ read more

Postscript: New Kids on the Block

New agencies are hustling onto the market all the time. They are mostly set up by bright, ambitious and energetic young graduates who use their equally bright friends and friends’ friends as tutors. They are inexhaustible, charming and ever-so-keen and they want a bit of the lucrative central London market. They can’t offer the breadth and depth of experience of the agencies we list above but they will fall over themselves to please you and their tutors will be as bright-eyed and enthusiastic as you could wish.  We encourage you to tell us your experiences of working with them.

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