CARFAX UAE ATTEND EDUCATION EXHIBITION IN DUBAI

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. 

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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.


CARFAX LONDON TEAM VISIT MOSCOW

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.


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

February 25, 2016

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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 Tutors and Carfax Projects selected as Finalists of the Education Investor Awards 2015

August 5, 2015

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Carfax Tutors and Carfax Projects are honoured to be selected as Finalists of the Education Investor Awards 2015 for the third time in a row! The EIA promotes excellence and gives recognition to organisations that have contributed especially to the rapidly growing education sector.

Read on to find out more about what Carfax Tutors and Carfax Projects have achieved in the past year.

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Summer in London with Carfax Tutors

April 30, 2015

This summer, Carfax Tutors are bringing new, exciting and intriguing programmes for families, who would like to learn English and discover London in a fun and educational way. Programmes run over five days, Monday to Friday, and include individual and intensive language tuition, as well as a range of activities to choose from to help you create a holiday that suits your needs and interests. These programmes are designed for you to enjoy London as a family and practice your language skills in an fun, exciting and educational environment.

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Carfax Tutors: “Super” and “Flying” Tutors

January 25, 2015

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From the start of 2015, Carfax Tutors in London has introduced a new system, where clients are able to pick their tutors based on the tutor’s teaching experience. Now, Carfax Tutors are subdivided into four levels, as follows:

  • Tier 1, Graduate Tutors, are tutors graduated from top British universities and in the first year of their tutoring career;
  • Tier 2, Tutors, are tutors with at least 3 years of teaching experience;
  • Tier 3, Senior Tutors, are tutors with at least 5 years of teaching experience;
  • Tier 4, Super Tutors, are tutors with exceptional qualifications and experience.

This innovation will be a good opportunity for Carfax to offer a more flexible service to clients, as well as grow a number of exceptional bright graduates.

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Carfax Tutors Blog: Christmas in Paradise

January 12, 2015

Our tutor Louisa Gamon recently traveled to Mauritius on a short-term Flying Tutor placement, preparing a young girl for 11+ school entrance exams.

When Carfax mentioned a job in Mauritius, the offer of two weeks tutoring on an idyllic island, an image naturally sprung to mind of paradisal white beaches, tall palms and glittering sea. And that’s exactly what it was.

As ever, I was fortunate to be with a very welcoming family. We stayed in a hotel on the Le Morne Brabant peninsula, beneath the mystical presence of a rugged monolith, the peak of which loomed visibly behind us, casting ever-changing shadows as the light moved across it. My room overlooked a quiet part of the beach, with a shallow lagoon before it – unsurprisingly similar to that previously imagined image. Since we arrived at night, it was wonderful to wake on my first morning to the sound of birds, and to step out onto my balcony to be greeted with that view of the water.

Our focus there was the forthcoming 11+ exams and I worked hard to prepare my student in English and Maths, VR and NVR, whenever she wasn’t off snorkelling or collecting shells. The family had a villa in the vicinity of the hotel, right on the beach, and we conducted our lessons outside, at a table with a view of the sea. Occasionally we were interrupted by Bulbul birds or a gecko climbing up a chair; it was all vivid greens, colourful flora and turquoise water. Whenever I felt my student was becoming distracted, or simply if the energy began to wane, we took a break and stepped down onto the sand and put our feet in the water for a while. Then we returned, afresh, to work.

Though I had much time to myself, to spend as anyone else might spend a holiday – reading, swimming, eating, lazying about – I celebrated both Christmas and New Year with the family. I was touched by their hospitality and generosity; dinners were large and late, with endless toasts to good health, and we were treated to performances by local dancers and even a lecture on astronomy one evening. Afterwards we were taken down to the beach, to where a telescope had been positioned, so that we could take turns looking at Jupiter, a rare occasion on which the shadows of two of its moons could be seen. What I enjoyed most, however (which is what I enjoy most about any residential placement), was the chance to bond more fully with my student. Chatting to her at dinner or watching fireworks from a party on the beach, strengthened our daily lesson time rapport. I was able to know her better and to grow to understand her, and with that understanding I saw her confidence blossom, beyond her academics.

Apparently Mark Twain said, ‘…you gather the idea that Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.’ I checked the quote and it’s slightly out of context – he was actually referring to the words of a local. I’ll take it though. It certainly was a heavenly place to teach.


Carfax Tutors Blog: Chemistry and Camels in Oman

August 25, 2014

Our tutor Anna recently traveled to Muscat in Oman, on a six-month Flying Tutor Placement, teaching Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to a brother and sister.

“I’ve been incredibly lucky this year to have had the opportunity to work in Oman, tutoring for a private family, through Carfax. The Middle East has fascinated me for a long time, and when I was offered the chance to move there for a few months to teach science, I didn’t hesitate.

Stepping off the plane in Muscat, I was greeted with the brilliant sunshine that draws an increasing number of Westerners here – from that moment on, I had little incentive to return to the UK! However, I soon discovered that many Omanis are equally fond of the UK for its ‘wonderful cool weather’ (rain in other words).

Muscat is a beautiful white-washed city by the sea, scattered with lovely tiled mosques from which the calls to prayer resonate across the area five times a day. Both Carfax and the family I worked for made me feel very welcome and supported me from the moment I arrived – I lived in a lovely apartment where I could see over the nearby mountains, dotted with palm trees.

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