We've shined our School Guide shoes and straightened our ties this week to welcome a new partner to our fast-growing Tutor Directory.
School Guide has joined forces with TutorMapper to offer parents an additional tried and tested resource when looking for tutors and a new badge scheme that gives at-a-glance reassurance that all TutorMapper accredited tutors have been been face-to-face interviewed and DBS (formerly CRB) checked. While all of our tutors have been carefully selected, the TutorMapper badge gives you extra peace of mind when looking for the best tutor for your child.
Here is an example of one of our popular tutor listings displaying the badge:
Private tutoring is now a £6b industry in the UK and some of the stats would make even a qualified maths tutor’s eyes water. In London, it’s estimated that 44% of pupils had private or home tuition last year and a recent survey found that 62% of parents of children sitting the 11-plus exam for grammar school entry in England had employed a private tutor.
When we launched our fast-growing Tutor Directory in 2014 to offer parents access to national, local and online tutors, we ran this popular blog: To tutor or not to tutor, that is the 11-plus question. Two years on the answer, judging by the statistics, is: tutor.
Peace of mind when choosing a tutor
TutorMapper’s Founder Max Blanshard, himself an experienced private tutor, says the tutor boom shows no signs of slowing down but his company is on hand to reduce the stress and competition in finding top tutors.
“I wanted to create a place parents could trust – where quality and convenience were guaranteed,” says Max.
In addition to the new TutorMapper badge, we also display tutors and agencies who are accredited by The Tutors Association, the 'go to' organisation for information on tutors and tutoring. The Tutors Association was set up to bring order to an otherwise unregulated industry and last year was a key supporter of the first ever National Tutoring Conference.
Easter revision help
Our new sponsor joins us just ahead of the busiest time of year for tutors: the Easter school holidays. The good news is that it’s not too late to get additional support for your child for this key revision period. Max says:
“The Easter holidays mark a critical point for exam revision – start now, and everything can still be accomplished. A great tutor will help your child to revise effectively, stay on track, and be on hand to prevent them panicking!”