Frequently Asked Questions

Any decision regarding a young person's education is an important one.  We would like to make that decision as well informed as possible.  If you have a question that is not answered below, please contact us.  We are happy to help.
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Is tuition necessary?

This is the most important question to consider.  In some cases tuition might be an obvious option.  More and more schools are advising parents to use high quality tutors to supplement the support they receive at school.  

Some children however, do not require tuition and ought to do well in a supportive and structured environment, which can be provided at home and at school.

The best way to determine whether tuition is needed for your child would be to book a diagnostic assessment.  

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What can I get help with?

Our core of Expert Tutors cover all subjects on the National Curriculum as well as specialist subjects such as Classical Latin and Greek.  We support students from 11+ up to undergraduate.

In addition to academic tutoring we also provide learning mentors to assist with planning and studying tips.  We also have dedicated interview coaches to assist with school entrance, college and university interviews.

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How much does it cost?

All of our teachers are experienced and qualified professionals and their hourly rate reflects their expertise.

One to one Tuition Prices

11+/13+  from £60 per hour (VAT inc.)

GCSE from £60 per hour (VAT inc.)

A Level from £60 per hour (VAT inc)

Online Tuition Prices

11+/13+ from £60 per hour (VAT inc.)

GSCE from £60 per hour (VAT inc)

A level from £60 per hour (VAT inc)

Revision Seminars (4 hours inc. break)

11+/13+ from £80 per seminar (VAT inc)

GSCE from £80 per seminar (VAT inc)

A level from £80 per seminar (VAT inc)

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How long do sessions last?
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Am I charged for cancelled sessions?

If you cancel with more than 24 hours notice there will be no fee.  Due to demand it is not always possible to reschedule a session but it will always be attempted.

If you need to cancel with less than 24 hours notice the full session price will be charged to cover the time of the tutor.

The minimum tutorial length is one hour.  Generally younger students should not have sessions lasting longer than an hour while older students should be able to manage an hour and a half.

It is common for students to have more intensive sessions the closer they are to their exam but this is only beneficial if the student is on board!

The minimum session time is one hour and the maximum is three hours.

My child no longer requires tuition, how much notice do I need to give?
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The benefit of using a private tutor is that it provides greater flexibility.  The notice period for sessions is one week.  If you decide you no longer require tuition please contact us and following the next session, all tuition will be cancelled.

Tutoring can be expensive, do you offer subsidised tuition?
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Yes.  We believe that all students should have access to quality tutors to enrich their education.  We lead the industry in providing subsidised tuition to students in receipt of free school meals.  We hope other agencies will do similar in the future.

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