About Us

Established in 2010, Bespoke Tuition offers customised one-to-one (or small group) home tutoring solutions for students, by the hour, by the week or full time, both in London and internationally. You will deal with one consultant only throughout the process who understands your family and your needs. With a 500+ database, the core team consists of around 50 handpicked tutors who are carefully matched to suit a student’s unique objectives and personality. All tutors have been selected via in-person interview and specialise in specific ages, levels and study techniques. Every school and university subject is covered as well as key study and life skills including exam technique, time management, public speaking and critical thinking. All tuition is home-based. We supply hourly tutors in London and Hong Kong as well as residential ‘live-in’ tutors who can travel with families. Previous destinations have included Dubai, Bali, The Hamptons, Singapore, Verbier, Quebec, Florida, Lagos, Abu Dhabi, Jordan and India, amongst others.

How to find your perfect Tutor?

Bespoke Tuition's 10 Step Approach

Complete contact form or browse tutors.
Optional phone/ zoom/ in-person consultation.
Complimentary tutor search to match brief.
Proposal sent with detailed tutor profiles.
Optional complimentary call with preferred tutor.
Trial tutorial either in person or online (paid).
Official registration or request another tutor.
Flexible scheduling of ongoing tutorials.
24/7 agency support & education consultancy.
Once monthly billing & detailed lesson reports.

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What to Expect

Tutor Profile

When a client makes an enquiry, we send one or more well-matched tutor profiles for a family to review. Each profile contains detailed information on the tutor including a photo, education, subjects/levels/skills taught, case studies of previous assignments, testimonials from other parents who have hired the tutor, personal interests and a private message written by the tutor.

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Success Stories

A few examples of our students outperforming their own expectations of themselves.

Boat-schooling: a round the world sailing voyage

Location

Worldwide

Students

3 boys, primary & secondary, 2018-ongoing

Main objective

Home-school all three brothers on a global ‘edventure’ with a focus on Maths & Science.

Outcomes

Successful entrance to Winchester, top GCSE grades and further travelling tutor assignments in Istanbul and New Mexico over school holiday periods.

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Online Academic support: 13+, GCSE & A Level

Location

Online

Students

2 girls requiring 13+ preparation & IGCSE (subsequently A Level) 2013-2021.

Main objective

To help the students transition from international school overseas to flourish at UK independent schools.

Outcomes

Academic Scholarship, top IGCSE & A Level grades, successful Law School entrance.

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UK School Entrance Preparation

Location

British family based in Singapore

Tuition type

Online plus Half Term Residential in the Cotswolds, UK (Live-in)

Students

8 & 10 year old girls (2014-2021)

Main objective

Preparation for Benenden, Cheltenham Ladies, Wycombe Abbey, St Mary’s Calne.

Outcome

Successful entrance to Cheltenham Ladies College. Bespoke Tuition has since supported the family with online academic mentorship during termtime, residential tuition in the Cotswolds over half term periods and Oxbridge Preparation/US Admissions Consultancy.

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Hong Kong

Worldwide

London

“Emma is a magician. I gave her the impossible – to find a tutor to ‘boat school’ my three very different boys over two terms sailing in Asia, and she not only found the perfect match but gave me real options! What I was most impressed by was how well she listened and understood our very complicated requirements. Thank you Bespoke, we are forever grateful!”

Sara

Mother of 3 boys, for whom Bespoke Tuition provided a Homeschooling Mentor on a global sabbatical

Dan, Tutor

“It’s been a privilege to work with Bespoke Tuition as an academic tutor; Emma is incredibly efficient, understanding and a general pleasure to work with. I always feel that the students I work with are perfectly matched to my skills and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my experience as a tutor for Bespoke Tuition so far.”

Dan, Tutor

Linkedin Review

Paula, Tutor

“Undoubtedly my favourite agency to work for.”

Paula, Tutor

Good Schools Guide review 2021

“My kids loved spending time with their tutor and looked forward to their weekly classes, as well as getting accepted to all the schools they applied for.”

Parent review

The Good Schools Guide Review 2021

Fees

What to expect

Our fees are inclusive of the tutors’ pay, VAT where applicable, and agency commission. All rates are dependent on a tutor's experience, qualifications and the challenge/location of the assignment. A bespoke quote will be provided on any tutor profile we send to you. Cancellations for hourly tuition with less than 24 hours' notice will be charged.

UK Hong Kong Worldwide / Residential
Registration: Payable After Trial £50 $720 N/A
Hourly Tuition £45+ $670+ N/A
Residential Tuition (Per Week) £1100+ $11000+ £1100+
Education Consultancy (Per Hour) £100+ HKD $1000+ £100+

Our Difference

Our educational philosophy at Bespoke Tuition lies far from drills and rote learning. We focus on the enjoyment of education, nurturing curiosity and skill-building which delivers long term impact. We believe responsible, well balanced tutoring is not about spoon-feeding nor creating a dependence on a Tutor. It involves drawing out imaginations, questioning the world, building independence of thought and giving children the tools and prompts to capitalise on the way they think.

We hand-pick tutors who can inspire, motivate and make learning fun, whilst maintaining a boundary of respect, in the belief that we learn best from those whom we admire and seek to impress. Bespoke Tuition is not merely an introductory service; our goal is to develop close relationships with families on a long term basis and provide customised tuition support to students throughout their academic journeys. Our Tutors can be provided by the hour, by the week or full time and you will deal with one consultant only throughout the process who understands your family and needs.

The Bespoke Element

Each tutoring solution is unique and entirely customised to the student.

Personal Support

We meet all of our Tutors and many of our Clients in person.

One Point of Contact

You will liaise with one point of contact only from start to finish.

Personal Referrals

Virtually all of our marketing is done via word of mouth/recommendation.

Bespoke Tutors

We take care to personally match Tutors to students to ensure a good fit.

Swift Turnaround

We can frequently confirm a Tutor within a 24 hour period.

Worldwide

We can provide Tutors to travel to you anytime, anywhere.

Study Skills

All tutorials incorporate study skills development for enriching learning.

Our Values

Tuition should be enriching, confidence-building and long-lasting.

Tutor Support

From coffee catch-ups to resources, our Tutors are well supported.

Mentorship

Many of our Tutors are also experienced at offering mentorship.

Professional

All Tutors follow our code of conduct and have training opportunities.

Tutors' Association

Bespoke Tuition is a Corporate Member of "The Tutors' Association".

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Bespoke Tuition Team

Emma

Managing Director & Founder

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Emma

Managing Director & Founder

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Bespoke Tuition was founded in 2010 by Emma Storey (BSc Natural Sciences, Durham University), previously a full time private tutor in London, Hong Kong, France, Monaco & Switzerland. Emma has delivered hourly tuition, residential tuition and home-schooling to students preparing for entrance to top UK and US schools via 11+, 13+ and SSAT exams. Having been a tutor, education consultant and parent of two children, she understands the importance of a well matched tutor. Having grown the business organically, she now acts as an agent for her exclusive hand-picked team of academic tutors, mentors and academic consultants.

Marina

Nursery & Early Years Admissions Consultant

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Marina

Nursery & Early Years Admissions Consultant

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Based in Chelsea, Marina has an unrivalled knowledge of the London Day School system, with particular expertise in Early Years through to Preparatory education. She has experienced first-hand the challenge of relocating with her own family to the UK and has been working with children for over 20 years predominantly in London. With a broad range of professional teaching experience from Nursery to Preparatory School, Marina’s strong association with Head teachers of schools across London provides her with the insight and knowledge essential to the successful placement of your child.

Niall

UK School Admissions Consultant

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Niall

UK School Admissions Consultant

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Involved in British independent education all of his life: as pupil, teacher, housemaster of a top UK independent school and consultant, Niall’s “behind the scenes” knowledge give him the expertise to confidently guide parents in making the right school choices for their children. Niall’s friendly relationships with headmasters and admissions staff across the UK help him to secure places for students at even the most sought after schools. Niall regularly travels between London and Hong Kong, so he can also support families in Hong Kong, conducting the UKiset test to see where pupils measure against their peer group in the UK.

Ruth is the UK and Hong Kong School Admissions Consultant at Bespoke Tuition

Ruth

HK School Admissions Consultant

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Ruth

HK School Admissions Consultant

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Ruth is the UK and Hong Kong School Admissions Consultant at Bespoke Tuition

Ruth has over 25 years’ experience in the education system in the UK and Hong Kong. She has the advantage of many years in different areas of education – as a teacher, a teacher-trainer, a parent and now consultant. Ruth writes and speaks for local HK media about private and international schools for parents, corporations and other groups. She is a frequent contributor to local media, including the SCMP, and generally regarded as the go-to expert on this topic. Originally from the UK, Ruth has resided in Hong Kong for over 25 years and is the mother of two children; one at international school in Hong Kong and other at boarding school in the UK.

Amy

Travelling Tutors Specialist

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Amy

Travelling Tutors Specialist

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Since 2015, Bespoke Tuition has assigned Amy (BA) on overseas, home-schooling and residential tuition assignments in Asia, Europe, USA and the Middle East. Our Travelilng Tutors Specialist, Amy advises our families on the extraordinary benefits of engaging an exclusive, on-site role model on trips away. An academic scholar at Alleyn’s, Amy has an infectious enthusiasm and positivity which has inspired countless students. A natural-born educator and mentor, Amy has a rare gift for finding ways to motivate young people and draw out their potential.

Anwen

Shakespeare Workshop Leader

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Anwen

Shakespeare Workshop Leader

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Anwen’s practical Shakespeare Workshops are designed to be interactive, accessible, thought-provoking and fun. They give young people the opportunity to experience Shakespeare’s text physically, vocally and emotionally. Her workshops, customised to all ages, demystify Shakespeare and aim to show that his plays are as accessible now as they were four hundred years ago. As such, the bard’s work becomes easy to understand, enjoyable, relevant and above all else, fun!

Edward

Mindfulness & Careers Specialist

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Edward

Mindfulness & Careers Specialist

A UK Qualified Teacher with a First Class MA in Engineering, Ed has taught Maths, Engineering and DT in schools since 2008, winning a National Award ‘Teach First Garnet Award’ for Excellence in STEM subjects. With training in Careers Advice and Mindfulness and a keen interest in the psychology behind learning and memory, Ed has created Careers Education programmes as well as Revision & Resilience courses. He is also qualified to teach Mindfulness through the ‘Mindfulness in Schools’ project and trained with City and Hackney Mind to deliver 8-week programmes to pupils in London.

Eliza

Speech & Language Therapist

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Eliza

Speech & Language Therapist

As a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, Eliza supports students both privately and for the NHS, with extensive experience of SEN. With a BSc in Psychology and a PgDip in Speech and Language therapy, she is now registered with the Health and Care professions Council, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Association of Independent Speech and Language Therapists. Since 2010, Eliza has used creative measures to inspire and motivate her students in order to develop their speaking confidence and academic progress.

Ella

Book & Poetry Club Leader

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Ella

Book & Poetry Club Leader

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Ella (MA) studied English Literature at Oxford University and has both tutored privately and taught within schools, such as Eton College, since 2013. A Royal Court young Writer Graduate with creative flair, Ella is passionate about getting students motivated with reading, writing and poetry. Her areas of academic expertise include Shakespeare comprehension and performance, modern poetry, including Emily Dickinson, modernist texts including James Joyce, 21st century writers including David Foster Wallace and drama including Bouffon and French Vaudeville.

Jennifer

Oxbridge Admissions Specialist

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Jennifer

OXBRIDGE ADMISSIONS SPECIALIST

Having studied in Asia, the UK and the USA, Jennifer (BA) scored 45/45 in the IB before attaining a Scholarship to study Social & Political Sciences at Cambridge University. She now guides secondary students on all facets of the Oxbridge admissions process from course and college selection to navigating the admissions tests and preparing for interview. Jen helps students to surpass their potential by learning to think like an Oxbridge graduate, offering insider tips and tricks, further reading and tailored support.

Laurent

USA Test Prep Specialist

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Laurent

USA Test Prep Specialist

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A Yale graduate (BA Humanities) based in New York, Laurent has delivered 17000+ hours of online SAT/ACT over the last 15 years. Laurent specialises in USA standardised test preparation (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams), for which he has written course curricula and USA admissions. He has successfully guided multiple students towards the colleges of their choice: Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Duke, Stanford, NYU, Columbia, Brown, UC Berkeley, and other elite US colleges and universities.

Lisa

UK University Admissions Consultant

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Lisa

UK University Admissions Consultant

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Lisa, BA, MA, PhD, is an experienced education consultant and analyst, who writes regularly about the UK education system in the national press. She holds a PhD in Education from the UCL Institute of Education, the world’s leading centre for education research. Lisa has two sons, who have attended leading universities in the UK at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. She focuses on giving bespoke advice to applicants to UK universities at foundation, undergraduate and post-graduate level, offering a service tailored to individual needs. She also offers a stand-alone Personal Statement service to help applicants ensure their application stands out in a competitive field.

Paula

Study Skills Specialist

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Paula

Study Skills Specialist

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A full time tutor since 2009, Paula (BSc) originally trained in Child Psychology and is now a qualified Academic Coach, targeting the development of Executive Functioning skills, helping children to take control of the learning process and improve their organisation, time management, workload prioritisation and day-to-day effectiveness of their studies. Paula offers a free 30 minute telephone consultation to explain the content of her bespoke programme further.

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Rosalind

Writing Club Leader

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Rosalind

Writing Club Leader

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A writer, editor, emerging screenwriter (Independent Talent) and tutor, one of Rosalind’s main passions in life is the art of communication. Having attained a First Class Honours in Theatre, Film and Television from Bristol University and a certificate of excellence from the NFTS in Screenwriting, she has worked professionally as a producer and in scripted development for TV and Film. Rosalind has hosted Creative Writing & Screenwriting workshops for both children and adults and now hosts our inspiring Writing Clubs.

Samuel

Critical Thinking Specialist

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Samuel

Critical Thinking Specialist

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Samuel (BA, MA) has worked as a private tutor in the UK and overseas with Bespoke Tuition since 2013. An expert in Critical Thinking, Samuel has been taught by and interacted with elite, international educators throughout his life (IB at Sevenoaks, BA First Oxford University, MA Scholar British Colombia). He believes that the IB with its broad foundational basis stood him in good stead for the Oxford tutorial system, which demands not only analytical abilities & intellectual insight, but also a spirit of creativity and imaginative connections.

Sarah

Accounts Manager

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Sarah

Accounts Manager

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Sarah (BA Hons) is our Accounts Manager, Tutor and Assistant covering all manner of administrative tasks. With a Languages degree from Cambridge University degree and many years’ teaching and tutoring experience as well as a business background, Sarah is your go-to person for many day-to-day Bespoke matters. She plays a key role in keeping all the cogs turning, and is a busy mum of three small children behind the scenes. All in all, an invaluable member of our team!

Sarah

USA College Counsellor

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Sarah

USA COLLEGE COUNSELLOR

Sarah (BA, MA) graduated from Harvard in 2008, where she concentrated in Classics with a Secondary Field in Dramatic. Having lived in New York until May 2019, she moved back to London, having spent 3 years working as an expert-level tutor at Tutor Associates, one of New York’s premier tutoring companies. As a US college advisor, she now enjoys learning about students’ interests and helping them to express the best versions of themselves in their essays, applications and interviews.

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Max

Debate Club Coordinator

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Max

Leader of Debate Club
With a BA, Mst and MPhil from Yale, Oxford & Cambridge Universities, Max is a highly accomplished academic who has spent 2 years tutoring Yale undergraduates. He also spent 1 year supervising Trinity College, Cambridge undergraduates and has since offered private tuition both in person and online. Leader of our Debate Club, Max helps each individual student find their individual narrative and confidence. Whether your child enjoys discussing current affairs over the dinner table, needs a confidence boost with public speaking or would like to refine how they present arguments and build general knowledge, Max will tailor his stimulating programmes accordingly. Contact Max on +44 (0)207 3856795 or email info@bespoketuition.com.

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