We spend time getting to know each family during the admissions process. Our initial conversations with parents focus on understanding the child’s academic potential, attainment, learning style and educational needs. This informs our personalised matching process.

Teachers

Teachers have strong academic backgrounds. They all hold undergraduate degrees from Oxbridge or other leading universities, a UK teaching qualification, a minimum of two years of classroom experience, and an enhanced DBS certificate. Many are also GCSE and A Level examiners.

At interview, teachers demonstrate a passion for teaching and experience of delivering engaging and inspiring lessons. We also evaluate them against the following competencies: effective communication, empathy, understanding and motivation, organisation, leadership and self-evaluation.

Our highly selective assessment process enables us to get the best outcomes for our students. Our mission is to deliver a world-class education which inspires children to think differently, enabling them to realise their academic potential and achieve success.

View the Teachers

Our matching process for teachers and students works as follows:

  1. Parents outline their child’s requirements for tuition, including: subject/(s) required, availability for tutorials, exam board if taking GCSEs or A Levels, details about their child’s learning style, current and target grades
  2. Based on this information, we contact subject specialists who fit this brief. We handpick each teacher to work with individual students based on their teaching experience and approach, availability, and location
  3. We send parents detailed information on the academic and teaching background of the best-suited teacher for your child, as well as their availability. Parents can ask questions or ask to see other teacher profiles
  4. Once a parent has approved the teacher, we pass contact details on to the teacher to introduce themselves and schedule the student’s first session
  5. We stay in touch with our families and regularly seek feedback to make sure their child is enjoying lessons and making good progress

On the rare occasion that a parent doesn’t feel their teacher is a right match for their child, we will suggest a suitable alternative and arrange an immediate handover.

Tracking Progress

We contact all parents after the first session for feedback. This enables teachers to tailor lessons to each child’s requirements going forward. After every lesson, teachers complete a lesson report to keep a record of what was covered during the lesson, strengths, areas for development and details of the homework set, if applicable.

Parents can log into their profile on our internal system to view lesson reports. Lesson reports are also included with invoices at the end of each month. Parents of home school students receive these progress reports on a weekly basis. For students who are preparing for entrance exams, teachers conduct an initial assessment to evaluate their student’s current working level. These assessments enable teachers to identify strengths, areas for development and create a plan over the coming weeks and months. For home school students, we conduct an Assessment Week at the end of each term to track progress.

Fees

At The Golden Circle, we recommend inspiring, qualified teachers and provide expert advice on every stage of your child’s education.

If you are a new client, we charge a one-off registration fee of £180 to sign up with The Golden Circle. We do not charge additional tutor finder fees and this payment is valid for all members of your family. Our introduction service is efficient, professional and guaranteed. On the rare occasion that the teacher is not the perfect fit for your child after the first lesson, we immediately introduce you to a well-qualified alternative and arrange a comprehensive handover.

After School Tuition

One off registration fee – £180

In personOnline
Hourly Tuition for Key Stage 1 -2£95£85
Hourly Tuition for Key Stage 3 – 4£115£105
Hourly Tuition for Key Stage 5£135£115
University Tuition£165 – £250£155

Home Schooling

One off registration fee – £500

In personOnline
Hourly Tuition£95£85
10 hour timetable (per week)£950£850
15 hour timetable (per week)£1425£1275
20 hour timetable (per week)£1900£1700

On average home school students have 15 hours of lessons per week for the duration of a 33 week school year. Term dates are flexible and there is no minimum commitment.

Education Consultancy

In House Consultation (60 mins):£150
Consultation and assessment:£500
School placements:From £5000 – £7500
University placements:£6000 – £9000

Mentoring

From £300 to £1500 per month

Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition & Home Schooling

  • Where do in-person lessons take place? More

    Lessons take place in a quiet place at the student’s home. Families may wish for lessons to take place outside of the home, for example at local libraries, museums or art galleries. This can be arranged directly with your child’s teacher.

  • Do you offer a trial lesson? More

    We don’t offer trial lessons, but you are welcome to schedule a phone or Zoom call with the teacher we have offered to discuss your child’s requirements in more detail. We get in touch with parents after the first lesson for feedback and to ensure the selected teacher is the perfect match for your child.

  • How do online sessions work? More

    Online tutoring is an effective and flexible solution for students of all ages. Wherever you are located – Sussex or Saudi Arabia – online tuition gives you access to an extremely qualified teacher. For children who experience anxiety about teachers visiting the house in person, online lessons can be a more comfortable experience and more conducive for learning.

    The majority of online lessons take place over Zoom. Teachers provide a recurring meeting link for lessons and send resources in advance. Teachers make lessons interactive and engaging through screen sharing, online educational games, and white board technology. Shared Google documents are used for essay based subjects so that teachers can provide feedback on written work in real time.

    Every online teacher we recommend is personally known to us, is a qualified teacher with a minimum of two years of classroom experience, holds an enhanced DBS certificate, and has passed The Golden Circle’s rigorous assessment process. Online teachers have extensive experience delivering well-structured, engaging lessons online.

  • Are lessons one-to-one or group lessons? More

    Lessons are usually one-to-one. This enables teachers to tailor lessons to each child’s education requirements, academic goals, learning style and interests. If parents would like to organise small group lessons (2-6 students) for their child and friends, we are able to accommodate this. Teachers are experienced in differentiating lessons to support children with a range of abilities. There is a higher hourly rate for group tuition. Please get in touch for more information.

  • Will I receive feedback? More

    Yes, teachers write detailed reports after each lesson which can be accessed through your online account. These reports detail what was covered in each lesson, your child’s strengths, weaknesses and any homework that was set.

  • Do teachers provide resources? More

    Yes, teachers will bring resources to all the sessions. We are guided by our students. If they have not sat an initial assessment, we ask for copies of their latest school exams and ask them which topics they would like to review in lessons.

  • Can lessons take place on weekends and during holidays? More

    Yes, teachers work on evenings, weekends, school and bank holidays.

  • Do you offer residential placements outside of the UK? More

    Yes, we introduce full and part time teachers to families living outside of the UK. Our residential services range from after school tuition (2-3 hours/ day), to innovative micro-schooling, and full time home schooling. International teachers provide and nurture academic brilliance, through engaging lessons outside of the confines of a classroom. We place particular importance on introducing a teacher who fulfils your child’s pastoral and academic needs, while aligning with your family’s values and complementing your lifestyle.

  • Can learning take place outside of the home classroom? More

    Yes, if requested by a parent, teachers can organise excursions to relevant exhibitions, art galleries, and museums. We do our best to ensure excursions complement a child’s learning in the classroom. For example, taking a student who is learning about classification to the London Wetland Centre. We’ve found this to be a great way of bringing learning to life!

  • Do you offer extracurricular tuition, in addition to academic subjects? More

    The Golden Circle has developed co-curricular courses in Coding, Entrepreneurship, Mindfulness and Investing for Success. These courses change children’s perceptions around education, by broadening their horizons, building their confidence, and teaching valuable skills.

    Please get in touch if there is something else you’re looking for. Whether it’s Modern Architecture, Law, Rewilding, or American Politics, the team of talented teachers are here to inspire.

  • What happens if the teacher you offer isn’t the right match for my child? More

    The first session with a teacher should be considered a trial (chargeable) lesson to see whether your child is happy. We get in touch for feedback after every first lesson. On the rare occasion that the teacher is not the perfect fit for your child after the first lesson, we immediately introduce you to a well-qualified alternative and arrange a comprehensive handover.

  • How do I book lessons? More

    Please contact our team on +44 (0) 203 845 9014 for an initial conversation or via email at contactus@goldencircletutors.co.uk

Teachers

  • Who are the teachers? More

    We have a nework of over 300 outstanding, qualified teachers. The quality of teachers is what sets The Golden Circle apart.

    Teachers have strong academic backgrounds. They all hold undergraduate degrees from Oxbridge or other leading universities, a UK teaching qualification, a minimum of two years’ classroom experience, and an enhanced DBS certificate. Many are also GCSE and A Level examiners.

    At interview, teachers demonstrate a passion for teaching and experience of delivering engaging and inspiring lessons. We also evaluate them against the following competencies: effective communication, empathy, understanding and motivation, organisation, leadership and self-evaluation.
    Our highly selective assessment process enables us to get the best outcomes for our students. Our mission is to deliver a world-class education which inspires children to think differently, enabling them to realise their academic potential and achieve success.

  • Where are teachers located? More

    Teachers are located in London, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge. We work with families outside of these areas through online tutoring and residential placements.

  • How do you choose a teacher for my child? More

    We have an initial conversation with parents, over the phone or Zoom, to develop a comprehensive understanding of their child’s requirements. We discuss their child’s academic needs (including exam boards, current and target grades, and special educational needs), their interests and learning style. We then write a detailed role description and contact the most well-qualified teacher for this position.

    We handpick each teacher to work with individual students based on their teaching experience and approach, availability, and location. We send parents detailed information on the academic and teaching background of the best-suited teacher for your child, as well as their availability. Parents can ask questions or ask to see other teacher profiles. Once a parent has approved the teacher, we pass contact details on to the teacher to introduce themselves and schedule the student’s first session. We stay in touch with our families and regularly seek feedback to make sure their child is enjoying lessons and making good progress.

  • Are the teachers DBS certified? More

    Yes – all teachers are fully DBS checked.

  • Do teachers hold experience working with students who have SEN? More

    Many of the teachers hold pastoral roles in top UK schools. The team includes SENCos, specialist SEN teachers, Inclusion Coordinators, and Heads of Year. We match SEN students with teachers who have extensive experience in this field. Our student community includes children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, autism, and ADHD.

Fees & Payments

  • What is your hourly tuition fee? More

    For children aged 3 – 16, the hourly rate for tuition is £75/hour. At A Level, the hourly tuition fee is £85 – £125, depending on the subject, complexity of the role, and teacher’s experience and qualifications. Tutor time for university level tuition is charged at £125 – £175/ hour.

  • What is the registration fee for? More

    The registration fee is a one-off membership fee to join The Golden Circle. It provides access to teachers, our advice and direction for your family, and exclusive offers on educational resources.

  • What is your cancellation policy? More

    We have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If your child cannot attend a lesson, please give their teacher more than 24 hours notice to avoid being charged.

  • How do I pay? More

    Invoices are sent to parents at the start of each month for lessons taken in the previous month. There are three payment options: automatic deferred payment (with a card saved on your account), direct payment through your account, or bank transfer.

    For parents who chose the deferred payment option, payment is automatically taken five days after the invoice is sent. The five-day notice period provides enough time for parents to review the invoice and any queries to be resolved.

  • Will I be charged for communication and phone calls with The Golden Circle? More

    No – there are no hidden costs and time on the phone with our team is not chargeable.

Our Locations

Teachers are located in London, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge.

  • London

    In person lessons are offered across central London. Teachers deliver lessons in person to families who live in Zones 1-6 and within commutable distance from London. Additional travel charges may apply for those outside of the city. For families living outside of central London, we recommend working with an online tutor, booking full or half-day lessons, or blended learning - a combination of in person and online lessons.

  • The Rest Of The UK

    Including Manchester, Bristol, Oxford & Cambridge. Teachers deliver in person lessons in these cities. For families living in other parts of the UK, we recommend residential tuition. Residential tuition, ranging from several days to several weeks, is an immersive learning experience for students. Over the years, we have organised hundreds of residential placements to prepare students for exams. These intensive revision programmes accelerate learning and are a key part of student success.

Get in touch

Get in touch with us here at The Golden Circle to find out how we can help you and your child reach academic success. Contact us on the details below or fill in our form and one of our team will get back to you.

69 Lombard Wharf
12 Lombard Road
London SW11 3FU

+44 (0) 203 845 9014
contactus@goldencircletutors.co.uk

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