January 27, 2017

Christopher Gyngell, Manager of Carfax Education, Abu Dhabi, was recently quoted in AbuDhabi World’s article on ‘Where will innovation in education take learning in the future?’ discussing personalized education plans for children.

Christopher Gyngell“Five years ago, the big trend was making education available to all. That period is over, and now it’s moving into personalized plans for each individual child.

You see this particularly through the use of online portals. Children can log in, see their homework and return it to the teacher, while parents can communicate and see grades. It’s an example of when technology in schools works very well.

Now that schools have caught up in implementing this idea, it can only go further – for example, if a child is struggling with a topic in maths, the teacher can set extra homework.

But I caution against an over-reliance on it. Classroom teaching can never be replaced, and at some point that extra interface is needed to get through a hurdle – that’s when teaching becomes great.”



January 26, 2017

Carfax Projects, part of the Carfax Education Group, recently took part in a very successful Oxford University careers day for international employment at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford. The sole representative of the education sector, we saw keen interest from  students wanting to discuss our recent projects in Syria, Iraq, Laos, and Afghanistan, and learn more about the exciting work undertaken throughout the Carfax Group.  Matthew Goldie-Scot, Managing Director of Carfax Education gave a presentation to students, summarizing the international education market and the attributes necessary to succeed within the sector.




January 23, 2017

During this weekend, Carfax staff from the Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices attended the Schools and Childcare Show Dubai.  In  partnership with Dubai Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), the UAE’s governing body for Education, the Show was a wonderful way for parents to discuss the wide range of educational services Carfax provides from Carfax Private Tutors, Carfax Consultants, Carfax Guardians and Carfax College in Oxford,  providing advice on selection, preparation and entrance to some the world’s finest schools and universities.  Broadcasting live from the event on Dubai Eye radio station, Eleonora Suhoviy, Carfax’s Principal Consultant, pictured with Dominick Ashe, Senior Consultant, and Director of Carfax Abu Dhabi, Christopher Gyngell,  spoke on choosing the appropriate school for your child. 

Dubai exhibition

Carfax Education Opens Seoul Office

November 25, 2016

Carfax Tutors, part of the Carfax Education Group, today announced the opening of an office at EtonHouse Prep, a co-educational independent prep school in Seoul, South Korea, for ages 4 – 13. The EtonHouse group in South Korea is made up of two kindergartens, a nursery and the prep school. Nigel Venning, director of EtonHouse Korea commented: “We are delighted to be working with Carfax in South Korea and believe the tutoring expertise they offer will be very important to some of our older pupils. The first of its kind in Korea, EtonHouse Prep opened in August 2013 and attracts pupils from the expatriate and Korean communities, celebrating diversity and offering a distinctive education based closely on the British preparatory education system.”
“Carfax Tutors offer talented and inspiring tutors to those needing supplementary tuition. We are determined to provide the very best tuition and look forward to working with EtonHouse to enhance attainment and progress,” said Alexander Noel of Carfax Seoul.


November 9, 2016

Dr Daniele Labriola, Carfax’s Higher Education Consultant, recently held a ‘Personal and Professional Development: Graduate Education in the UK and the US’ workshop at the Dubai Knowledge Park Fair.  The two-hour workshop looked at the various postgraduate admissions systems, and culminated in a detailed look at what a good CV and personal statement typically look like.


November 9, 2016

Daniele Labriola, Higher Education Consultant, Frederick Sugarman-Warner, Head of Carfax Tutors and Eleonora Suhoviy, Principal Education Consultant, recently visited Moscow to meet new and existing clients and to make presentations on US Higher Education and Oxbridge entry to the pupils of Lomonovskaya School.  In addition to the higher education talk to the well-regarded independent school, they also ran a debating session for Year 10 students who quickly grasped the quirky traditions of the British Parliamentary style with some impressive speeches.  At the same time, Tim Ang, a graduate of Oxford and Harvard, and Carfax’s Economics tutor in Moscow, gave an introduction to Economics to Year 11.   During their visit, the Carfax team also attended a presentation at Her Majesty’s Ambassador’s Residence, one of the most beautiful buildings in Moscow.

Carfax Pupils Succeeding Again

September 2, 2016

We are thrilled to report that our students have had some excellent A-level results, which in turn have confirmed their places at Britain’s leading academic institutions.

To use but a few examples, students will be taking up places this coming September at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, to read French, Aeronautical Engineering at University of Bristol and Sociology at The London School of Economics and Political Science. Last but not least, we had a student complete 5 A-levels at A grade, along with a B at AS. She will be embarking on her PPE studies at New College of the Humanities.

We are immensely proud of all our students, and wish them success and happiness in their future academic endeavours.


A TutorMapper Guest Blog: Carfax Tutors, Inspiring The Love Of Learning

February 25, 2016


When TutorMapper Looked For Quality And Excellence In Private Tuition, It Found That Carfax Tutors Had Set The Bar Very High Indeed

With almost half of all parents in London choosing to supplement their child’s schooling with additional private tuition, and the recent dramatic increase in the number of home-educated children, the private tutoring market is booming. But when TutorMapper established itself as a convenient way for families in London to find private tutors, we found that quality control within the industry was sometimes lacking. As an ambitious young company committed to excellence in private tutoring, this was completely unacceptable to us.

What makes TutorMapper unique within the rapidly expanding tutoring arena is that we work with only the finest and most reputable tutoring agencies in the capital, where every tutor has been subjected to the most rigorous of selection processes, and very few agencies meet our exacting standards quite as perfectly as Carfax Tutors do.   

As part of the internationally renowned Carfax Education Group, and one of the founding members of The Tutors’ Association, Carfax Tutors specialises in providing only the highest quality tutors to help and support students across every stage of their educational journey. The Director of Studies at Carfax Tutors oversees a bespoke and comprehensive learning plan that can be as targeted or long-term as is necessary. Starting from as early as Nursery education and encompassing every key stage up to post graduate level, Carfax Tutors can provide assistance with specific exams or long terms education goals.

The driving force behind Carfax Tutors is to provide an elite and bespoke tuition programme tailored to a student’s individual needs, so whether you are looking for support with school entrance exams or want to explore your artistic nature, Carfax can provide the level of expertise you require through their selection of hand-picked tutors.

So, how does Carfax select tutors who can meet their consistently high standards? The whole process of tutor recruitment is a strict and rigorous one, with fewer than 20% of all applicants being invited for a final personal interview, and fewer still being invited to meet a student and their family. All prospective tutors are Oxbridge or Russell Group University graduates, and in addition to providing satisfactory references detailing their qualifications, teaching experience and academic excellence, they must also supply an up-to-date DBS check .

But this is only the first stage of the selection process. Carfax Tutors is distinguished by the care it takes when matching tutors with clients, and the exceptional level of support it provides to those families whose homes are opened up to the tutors. As Jordan Martin, Head of Marketing explains:

“We work really hard to match students with the right tutor so that each student will flourish. All our tutors have exceptional academic backgrounds, but it’s important to make sure that each student is happy and relaxed with their tutor”.

All of TutorMapper’s agencies screen their prospective tutors thoroughly, but there is no legal requirement that currently demands such a rigorous selection process, so why does Carfax Tutors go to such extraordinary lengths to recruit and match tutors? Well according to, Jordan Martin, “only the very best tutors can meet the exceptional standards that Carfax demands”.  

It’s this personal touch and attention to detail that impresses those families who have benefitted from Carfax Tutors’ exacting standards.“I much prefer using Carfax, as the staff personally know the tutors they’re sending to my home”, are the thoughts of one of reassured client.

Investing in your child’s education is possibly one of the wisest decisions that you will ever make. At TutorMapper, we understand what an important decision choosing a private tutor is, and that is why we take the process as seriously as you do. We’re very proud of to be working with the exceptional Carfax Tutors where the needs of the individual go hand in hand with academic excellence.

Carfax’s Jordan Martin Attends the World Economic Forum in Davos

January 25, 2016

Carfax Education’s Head of Marketing, Jordan Martin, attended the World Economic Forum in Davos last week with our partner Save the Children. This year, the overarching theme of Davos was the Fourth Industrial Revolution and a myriad of corporates and NGOs discussed the role that this phenomenon will play in shaping the future of education on a global scale. Martin attended presentations and discussions on this subject with some of the world’s key players including Pearson, Boston Consulting Group, the Red Cross, and Accenture. The sentiment is positive, but there is an incredible amount of work to be done. Both corporates and NGOs emphasized that meaningful partnerships between their sectors will be paramount in tackling the enormous task of raising global educational standards. Technology will inevitably play a key role in creating positive change, but views on said role vary greatly.

Martin spoke with John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars and YouTuber of the vlogbrothers channel, and his wife Sarah Urist Green, PBS host, about the role of film as an educational tool. Both are passionate about their medium and believe that it has the capacity to play a key role in facilitating positive change in the classroom, but that it is certainly not an alternative to actual teaching. Many other technology-based tools were discussed, but conversations were driven by a more fundamental question; what is the role of education in driving equality on a global scale? The BBC’s Nik Gowing said, “Education should promote an entrepreneurial mindset from an early age; the traditional system does not.” This outlook was widely shared as many believe that educating a generation of entrepreneurs in developing nations is one of the most promising means of advancing the people of these nations. Martin spent a lot of time with Save the Children’s CEO, Janti Soeripto, during his time in Davos. She noted that we must “[let] go of what we traditionally think of education to propel us forward.” Janti discussed education as the most essential tool in fostering civil society and ultimately achieving equality. These concepts were reoccurring throughout Martin’s time at Davos with special attention being paid to the correlation between education and income as well as women’s rights.

Pearson, the world’s largest education provider, made it very clear that their position in the segment obligates them to drive change. They are looking towards inclusive business models and expanding their network of charitable and development partners in order to fulfil this obligation. Their Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Kate James, used a session to explore solutions that will allow child refugees to access an education and avoid a detrimental gap in their learning. Open education resources were discussed, but it was concluded that this is not a comprehensive solution. Corporates addressed the economic benefits of investing in education in developing countries; it is thought by many experts that the potential for innovation in both education and educational technology is greatest in these nations. Carfax is extremely interested in technology’s future role in education and Carfax Projects is continuously exploring this.

At Davos 2016 many issues, aims, and solutions were discussed. The issues are real, but the hope is greater. As education providers, consultants, facilitators, and supporters, we explored global educational commons, holistic policies, and investment sources. Davos was an incredible venue for generating solutions and sharing expertise. As everyone returns home, Carfax looks forward to watching these discussions become realities and doing its part to support such positive changes.

Carfax Out and About: VV Magazine Award for Responsible Luxury in Education

December 4, 2015

On 3 December, Managing Director Evgenia Lazareva accepting the VV Magazine award for responsible luxury in education. Every day, Carfax Education Group works hard to help children achieve the best results in their academic career. This year all of our pupils had exceptional exam results and gained access to their top choice schools. Such success motivates us to progress further in order to achieve academic excellence without borders!


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