Members of Griffin and Bell Education are introduced to professional educators by an agency that delivers superior service as standard. Over the years, we have come to understand the unique ways in which private tuition can support class-based learning, or provide a programme of education in its own right. We use our experience to provide an intelligent link between the needs of the student and the capabilities of the tutors we represent.
Many of the tutors we work with are qualified teachers. Two-thirds of the tutors we work with went to either Oxford or Cambridge. The rest have attended the best universities in the world, from Imperial College to Harvard and Yale. They all share a proven ability to teach effectively. We interview every new tutor rigorously and observe a trial lesson to ensure they meet our standards.
We will take as much time as is necessary to discuss your needs and to answer your questions. We are always available to talk about your progress or that of your child, whether it be on the phone, at your home, or at our offices in Hampstead or Chelsea.
SUBJECTS + LEVELS
The tutors we represent cover the full range of subjects and curricula, from primary education to GCSE, A-level, IB, Pre-U and degree-level, as well as a range of international syllabi. We can find an appropriate academic mentor, whether you require occasional sessions, weekly support or full home schooling.
SCHOOL ENTRANCE PREPARATION
We can recommend a large number of tutors who have helped students to prepare for entry to the top schools in the country. 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+, 13+ and 16+ are all covered, as well as pre-tests and American School entry. We can ensure that students are introduced to one or more tutors who can devise a course of learning that is relevant to the schools and the papers in question. Follow this link for more information.
Guidance through the complexities involved in choosing schools and navigating the applications process can be provided by Griffin + Bell. See our Consultancy page for details.
RESIDENTIAL AND INTERNATIONAL TUITION, GOVERNORS AND GOVERNESSES
If you live in the UK and require substantial amounts of tuition, we can help. If you live outside of London, residential tuition is an option. If you are based abroad or your family travels frequently, it can be a challenge to ensure that your children receive an outstanding education. Griffin + Bell can assist and support, whether this means setting up periods of full home schooling or organising short or long periods of residential private tuition. We will introduce you to a tutor who is willing to live or travel with you, and who can deliver a vibrant, flexible curriculum that is precisely tailored to your needs. Call us to outline your requirements and we will explain how we can help. If you are interested in organising full home schooling, take a look at our dedicated Home Schooling page for further information.
Having a tutor accompany you on vacation provides the ideal way for the student to keep up valuable academic progress without sacrificing a well-earned holiday. It also allows for intensive learning before exams or an important project. We will aim to introduce you to a tutor (or tutors) who can fit their approach around your needs and plans. Whether you are looking for a mentor figure who can become part of the family for a beach or skiing trip, or to book separate hotel accommodation for someone who can provide lessons as well as the space you need to enjoy your break, we believe that we can find the ideal candidate.
Many of the tutors we work with are highly experienced in teaching online. Using a mixture of Skype, Zoom, FaceTime and other applications — including screen-sharing services and online whiteboards — it is possible to make online lessons both engaging and productive. We can support students all over the globe, from ex-pat families who need to keep their children in line with the UK curriculum, to international pupils who wish to improve their English or transfer to the British and American systems.
UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS PREPARATION AND DEGREE-LEVEL TUITION
Griffin + Bell is able to place a tutor with your son or daughter to help them with the university applications process. Medical school, drama school and many more specialist options are covered. Tuition for the SATs and further US college entrance preparation is also covered. Many tutors can also offer support to students who have already embarked on their degree, whether at undergraduate or post-graduate level.
Applying to Oxford or Cambridge can be a daunting prospect. We can introduce candidates to a mentor who has been there, done it – and avoided the souvenir T-shirt. Tutors can provide an intensive period of preparation, building an understanding of what can be expected at interview, and helping to maximise the candidate’s frame of reference in order to give them the best possible chance of success. Reading lists can be provided, along with coaching for any entrance tests. Mock interviews can be arranged to consolidate the preparation. Oxford and Cambridge are looking for candidates who are not afraid to be challenged. Griffin and Bell Education can guide able students in the right direction.
ON-SET: FILM AND TV
When it comes to film and television, Griffin + Bell is well connected. We have plenty of on-set experience on our books, and we are relied upon by key players in the industry to recommend professional, dependable tutors who know how to blend in and to perform as and when required.
Victoria Smith, Educational Consultant and Co-Founder, is RADA-trained and has spent much of her professional life onstage and on-camera. She brings this expertise to bear on the work we do at Griffin + Bell.
Whether the student is a child who needs to keep up with their school curricula alongside a period of filming, a director who needs to brush up on their English whilst in shooting in London, or a teenager who is revising for their A-levels on-set in the UK or worldwide, we can introduce them to tutors with star power.
Griffin + Bell represents expert tutors across the creative arts — from artists to photographers to singers. We work with many actors and directors who are able to coach for auditions, drama school entry, LAMDA exams and more. We also have expert instrumental and music theory tutors on our books. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your child’s creative ambitions.