Find a Tutor
How do I find the right tutor for my child?
As well as being highly qualified and experienced, it is essential to find a tutor who is personally and academically compatible with your child’s needs.
For longer-term arrangements, we believe it is best practice to discuss tutoring with the school to see how learning can be supported beyond the classroom; a dialogue between the subject teacher and tutor will yield excellent outcomes for your child.
Why should I choose a Gabbitas Education tutor?
Established in 1873, Gabbitas Education has tutored everyone from young actors in the Harry Potter films to members of the Royal Family. We only work with tutors who have a passion for education and a strong academic background (often already qualified teachers or Oxbridge graduates), are security checked, demonstrate strong organisational skills and punctuality, are engaging and dynamic and so have the ability to inspire the talent with which they work.
At Gabbitas Education we will find the best match and ensure that all appropriate checks have been made on your behalf covering references, qualifications and importantly DBS checks; a tailored plan with clearly defined goals will then be agreed.
We are a member of The Tutors’ Association and ensure our business and our tutors fully comply with the Association’s Codes of Practice. Our tutoring services have also been reviewed by The Good Schools Guide – read their excellent review of our services here.
What types of tutoring are available?
We provide tutoring across a whole range of requirements, including:
Subject Tutors – who will support your child in a particular subject with regular face-to-face or Skype sessions.
Residential Tutors – who will stay in your family home or nearby, either in the UK or anywhere in the world, for an intensive period of tuition to provide focused preparation for entrance examinations and interviews, subject examinations or for families who choose to home-school children. For more information on our residential tuition please go to Residential Tuition.
Holiday Tutors – who accompany you anywhere in the world to provide extended tutoring support during holiday periods. We will be delighted to provide a personalised holiday tuition programme that can be incorporated within your family’s holiday itinerary. For more information on our holiday tuition please go to Holiday Tuition.
Entrance Examinations – our exceptional tutors have successfully prepared students for many leading independent schools including Eton, Harrow, St Pauls, Westminster, Godolphin and Latymer and Dulwich College. For more information on our entrance examination tuition and summer holiday courses, please go to Entrance Examinations.
Can Gabbitas Education tutors help with entrance exams?
For entry into leading UK schools we have a selection of specialist tutors available. Our tutors will guide and support students through their entry examinations, preparing them for all elements including verbal/non-verbal reasoning and interviews. This includes tuition for all entry points and scholarships including 7+, 8+, 11+ and 13+.
We provide a unique online testing tool to understand your child’s potential, interview assessment and a progamme of tuition to cover gaps in subject knowledge or technique. We also run week-long summer holiday courses which prepare Year 5 and Year 6 children for what’s ahead. For more information please go to Entrance Examinations.
Can your tutors help with English language skills?
We have specialist English language tutors and can provide tutors who specialise in helping international students attain the necessary minimum qualification in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
How can I contact Gabbitas Education?
To speak to a Gabbitas Education consultant about our tutoring services, please use the Contact Us form found on this page or phone +44 (0) 20 7734 0161. You can also enter our spine-tingling prize draw to win a family ticket for the Harry Potter Studio Tour!
“…an excellent tutor agency, providing excellent tutoring.”
The Good Schools Guide Review
Recommended as one of the Best Private Tutors by Independent School Parent.