Schools' Frequently-asked Questions
Do we have to sign up for support for the full year?
Support works best when it is in place for the full year because there is continuity and commitment from both school and tutor which is ultimately best for your pupils. Support for shorter periods can usually be accommodated but is charged at a different rate to reflect the flexibility of the arrangement.
Who will we get as a tutor?
Our tutors are high academic achievers and are extremely competent and confident in the subjects they support. We interview each candidate and liaise with schools to ensure our tutors are reliable, proactive and have a strong warmth of character. Where possible, we arrange for your tutor to come into school before they start their placement.
what are your reassurances of your tutors' capability?
We are incredibly choosy about the calibre of tutor we recruit. They are academically able, cool young people who have very recently been in the same position as your pupils - this is precisely why the connection they can make is unique and why our support is so successful. They are all destined for higher education and this aspiration is a powerful motivator for younger students.
Peer mentoring takes place in many schools and our support combines the strengths of both peer mentoring and private tuition in an effective and accountable way. With direction from school and training and support from our team, our young tutors create the perfect conditions to get the best from your pupils.