Hourly Tuition London
The majority of our tutors permanently reside in London and can offer one to one hourly sessions throughout the school year as well as over holiday periods. Some students benefit from regular weekly sessions during term-time to reinforce schoolwork or challenge gifted students beyond the boundaries of the curriculum; others maximize time over half term and holiday periods with intensive sessions lasting 2-5 hours per day.
Bespoke's second largest presence is Hong Kong where we send professional British tutors each academic year. Most of the families we support are expat families whose children attend international schools and need to keep up with their peers back in the UK or US. Emma travels to Hong Kong three times a year to meet with families in person and discuss their tuition requirements. More info
We were sceptical too... until we saw evidence of repeatedly successful outcomes. Some of our tutors now specialise in online tuition alone, offering students access to specialist tutors, anytime, anywhere. Mostly conducted via skype, our tutors can also provide students with access to interactive whiteboards and the most technologically advanced screen-sharing software. Tutors are still personally matched to each student and children benefit from the academic continuity and security of having their own easily accessible tutor. Many of our clients like to use online tuition as a supplement to in-person and let their children take control of their learning.
Affordable: from GBP £30/hr (400 HKD/hr)
Access to a tutor anytime, anywhere (with an internet connection!)
Wider choice of professional tutors at all levels
Access to specialist tutors who are otherwise hard to find
An accessible way of learning for the generation who love screens!
Gives the student a sense of responsibility and control of their learning
Whether your family has a home overseas, travels over holiday periods/half terms or plans on sailing around the globe, Bespoke Tuition can supply you with a carefully matched one to one professional home tutor wherever and whenever you require. Tutors can be accommodated in your home or a nearby B&B, hotel or apartment of your choosing. Intensive daily tuition affords the opportunity to really drill down on unique learning objectives, reinforce foundations and cover the student's chosen topics both rapidly and thoroughly. Weakness areas are soon addressed, targets put in place and learning consolidated; results are frequently swift.
Worldwide access: from GBP £1100/week
A tutor physically accompanies you anytime, anywhere
Personally matched tutors/mentors as positive role models
The student receives a balance of study time and leisure time
Motivating tutors who build loyal, trusting relationships with students
Scope for active, practical learning away from the classroom or a desk
A bright, erudite educator who can nurture curiosity and a love of learning
Our London Hosting programme allows an international student to be hosted by one of our professional, mature tutors/mentors living in London for 1-4 weeks. The student is provided with full board and a weekly programme which incorporates desk-based tuition alongside cultural and educational excursions in London. Outings are tailored to the student's interests from galleries and exhibitions to football stadium visits and historical monuments. This confidence-building full immersion programme works particularly well for students who are preparing for UK school entrance or need to develop their English Language skills. Each programme is tailored to the student's unique objectives and we find the summer holidays is a particularly popular time.
- Focused one to one support
- Student's specific objectives addressed
- London cultural & social immersion
- Student develops independence
- Enhanced familiarity with London
A typical day involves a morning of academic tutoring followed by an afternoon outing to a museum, gallery, exhibition, park or other attraction tailored to the student's interests. Previous excursions have included visits to Chelsea Football Stadium, the Tower of London and canoeing on the River Thames. We recognise the apprehension parents will feel in sending their children away to live in another home and carefully select professional, patient and caring Tutors/Mentors who can create a ‘home from home’ environment for students.
For those families considering full-time home-schooling (removing their child from mainstream schooling to tutor them at home), we offer a complimentary consultation to discuss options. We can provide full time schoolteachers who can take full control of a student’s academic studies and devise a bespoke, structured curriculum that will meet short and long-term objectives. We will help students to register and prepare for external exams where relevant. Our tutors can also collaborate with relevant schools to ensure they complement any curriculum and teaching methods that may be applicable for the student.
Home-schooling can be a suitable option when:
- a student transitions between schools, curriculums and countries
- filling a time period whilst waiting for an offer from schools
- children do not fit well with mainstream education
- unique learning difficulties require bespoke education management
- illness prevents a child from attending a school
In many cases, the ultimate goal can be to re-integrate the student into mainstream education, having thrived in an individualised learning environment and been given the confidence, tools and strategies to reach his/her academic potential.
Half Term Workshops
Half Terms can provide the perfect opportunity for a stimulating and educational small group workshop at a private family home. Our range of workshops offer a fun and motivating space for children to express themselves freely and confidently amongst others the same age. Parents may select an interest area, learning objective or skill to be delivered as an active, practical workshop and Bespoke will make it happen. The optimum group size is 4-7 students. Our most popular workshops last year were: Creative Writing, Poetry in Motion, Mad Science, Study Skills, Essay-Writing, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Critical Thinking, Memory Strategies, Video Story-Telling & The Debating Forum.
- Select a skill, interest area or learning objective with your child.
- Ask other mums at school if their children may be interested.
- Let us know of the selected topic, location and pick a date on a weekend, half term or holiday.
- Bespoke will then propose a tutor to you for your review via email.
- A workshop is customised to suit the pace, level and unique objectives of the students.
These enriching workshops can last a morning, an afternoon or a full day over a weekend, half term or holiday period. They are designed to help children to take ownership of their studies, think creatively and get inspired in a supportive, fun environment.
UK & US School Admissions
With a Nursery/Pre-Prep Schools Placement Consultant (Marina), and two Secondary School Placement Consultants (Niall and Lisa) combining over 70 years of experience, our personable team is well placed to offer a full school admissions service. Whether you are looking at day or boarding, state or independent, co-ed or single sex, we can help you select the right school for your child. Families may engage our team on specific stages of the process or we can offer a full comprehensive package from assessing children then shortlisting and visiting schools to applying and successfully gaining a place.
SCHOOL PLACES WON LAST YEAR:
Last year our Consultants & Tutors helped students to gain places at numerous academically selective schools:
St Pauls, Latymer, Wycombe Abbey, Radley, Sussex House, Windlesham, Oundle, Benenden, Eton, Thomas’, Westminster, Winchester.
Consultancy can be supplemented by tutoring/mentorship to guide students into the school that is right for them.
From selecting the right course to university, our highly qualified team of advisors and tutors can guide students through the decision-making and application process. Our team includes a University Placement Consultant, Oxbridge & US college applications experts and numerous Tutors who specialise in UCAS/Personal Statement guidance and interview preparation, drawing on their first-hand experience. Our accomplished consultants will help you not only make the right choices but also help you stand out from the crowd.
UNIVERSITY PLACES WON LAST YEAR:
Last year our Consultants & Tutors helped students to gain places at numerous academically selective Universities and Colleges: Durham, Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Exeter, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Harvard, Princeton, Duke, Stanford, Brown, U.C. Berkeley.
For those students trying for Oxford or Cambridge University, we can provide a Tutor who has done the same course at the same college to offer mentorship and guidance throughout the application process.
We can offer both one-to-one and private group classes at any family home in London. At primary level, popular requests include Fantasy Writing, Character Creation and more exam-focused 7+, 11+ Creative Writing techniques. Our secondary level students have enjoyed Script-Writing, Persuasive Writing, Poetry in Motion and Shakespeare-themed workshops. You choose the location; you choose the content; we provide the workshop!
“Freddie thoroughly enjoyed the day and is still talking about it! You have somehow switched off his lazy button and I have a motivated, confident writer on my hands!! The course has helped him realise that writing is not as difficult as he thought it was; it has given him more confidence and really stimulated his imagination, thank you!”
Many of us can find the pressures of life difficult to cope with and young people are no different. Exam targets, challenging friendships and an expectation to uphold a presence on social media are just some of the reasons why more and more young people suffer with worry, anxiety and irregular sleep. Mindfulness offers us an opportunity to relate differently to the ups and downs that life throws us and supports us in developing more effective coping strategies. Over a programme of 6 weeks, we have Qualified Mindfulness specialists in both London & Hong Kong who can offer a once weekly course with an after-school weekday or weekend option. Young people will learn and explore the basic principles of mindfulness and techniques that they can apply to daily life.
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Reduced rumination
- Increased attention and concentration
- Increased calm and happiness
- Increased emotional balance
- More positive relationships
Our UK Mindfulness specialist, Edward, is a UK Qualified Teacher (PGCE) with a 1st Class MA in Engineering. Our HK Mindfulness specialist, Alexa, is also a UK Qualified Teacher and Yoga instructor. Both have been trained in the UK & Holland in Mindfulness Coaching. Age range: 6 years and above. Our Specialists offer interested parents a complimentary 30 minute telephone consultation.
"Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn
Our Study Skills specialist, Paula (BSc & Executive Functioning Training in the UK) has been a Tutor/Mentor in London & Hong Kong for the last 10 years. Originally trained in Child Psychology, Paula has extensive experience supporting children from 5-18 years, inclusive of those with SEN. Having received specialist training from both Educational Specialists and Clinical Psychologists, Paula is a qualified Academic Coach, targeting the development of Executive Functioning skills. Using this training, she offers a 6-8 week programme to students in-person in London on days/times to suit the student or a bespoke online course via skype for international students.
AREAS IN WHICH STUDENTS CAN BENEFIT:
- Time management
- Concentration in class
- Essay planning
- High standard homework completion
- Exam performance
- Confidence & proactive mentality
Age range: 11 years and above
Paula offers interested parents a complimentary 30 minute consultation (telephone or in-person) to discuss a student's unique challenges and how the Executive Function course could be delivered to address the child’s difficulties.
Led by a partner company of Bespoke Tuition, our mock exams take place on regular Saturdays before key school entrance exams (7+, 8+, 10+, 11+) at Millbank Academy in Pimlico, London. Bookings made through Bespoke Tuition receive 20% discount. Our partners know exactly what is required to succeed in these exams and will provide parents with crucial insights into a child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as specific advice on how to improve test results.
- Full-length, invigilated exams
- Maths, English & Reasoning
- Improve time management
- All question types covered
- Accurate reflection of paper layout
- Each test is unique in content
“These Mock Exams are a great idea for both parents and children. The detailed feedback report provided us with invaluable insight into our daughter’s level and performance so we could help her prepare in a more efficient and focused manner.”
~ Steven, father of 11+ candidate
In support of gifted and talented students, Bespoke runs Scholarship Preparation courses in London over Easter targeting those children aiming for Academic Scholarships at high-achieving schools such as St Pauls, Westminster, Eton & Winchester. The courses last 1-2 days and take place at two locations in Pimlico and Dulwich for groups of 6-8 students.
Each of our high-achieving tutors specialises in teaching specific subjects, levels, skills as well as learning styles and difficulties. The more information you can provide us with on your requirements and preferences, the better fit of tutor we can provide.