Traditional tutoring agencies charge a lot of money to both the tutor and tutee. We don’t.
With most online tutoring sites you can only communicate via messaging. Not with us.
We thought we could do better so we did.
Simon and Ian were introduced by a mutual friend who knew that both of them were thinking about how to develop a directory of tutors. Both were committed to developing a world-class web-site that enabled students and tutors to find the best possible match for them in a more friendly, accessible and affordable way than any other service available.
When I met Simon I couldn’t believe my luck. Here was the man that would help bring to life my vision for a tutor directory. I had over a decade of experience teaching Economics, delivering consistently excellent A-level results in the State sector. I had also built a very successful private tuition business with highly satisfied students and parents. I had learnt from experience the huge value of talking or meeting up with parents or prospective students before tutoring began. Frustratingly none of the tutoring sites I had found allowed this to happen before a tutee had selected their tutor.
I knew that parents, students and tutors would welcome a new more accessible, more affordable, higher quality private tutor search service. I knew exactly what I wanted to create. But I didn’t have a clue how to register a domain name, let alone build a website! Happily, this is the expertise Simon brings to our partnership.
From the age of 8, I've been programming. Starting out with my trusty Commodore 64, writing simple text-based games, and progressing to more complex software development. At the age of 13 I designed my first website, back in the days of domain names costing £200, and nearly all of them still being available, just a shame I didn't know what would happen over the next 10 years or I could have been a wealthy man!
In 2001 I launched my first website directory which quickly grew to be a market leader in the early years of the internet. This gave me a taste for automated sites, which served a clear purpose, and above all did what other sites were already doing - but better.
Find a Private Tutor is the latest iteration of this, and I genuinely believe it will grow to become the market leader, both more effective and cheaper than the competition.
Meeting Ian, a guy with great experience and knowledge of the entire educational system allowed this project to gain focus, and he's brought insider knowledge that has proved invaluable.