Tutorfair

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Tutorfair
Private
Industry education technology
Founded 2012
Headquarters London, UK
Key people
Andrew Ground (CEO, Co-Founder)
Edd Stockwell (Chief Operations Officer, Co-Founder)
Mark Maclaine (Director of Education, Co-founder)
Website www.tutorfair.com

Tutorfair is a privately held company headquartered in London, UK that operates the non-profit charity: the Tutorfair Foundation [1]. The company is the first online service that provides a marketplace platform for individuals to provide private tutoring services to parents in the UK.[1] Company policy states that for every child who pays, free tutoring will be given to a child who cannot afford it through the Tutorfair Foundation.[2][3]

Listings include tutors for academic subjects such as Mathematics, English and Sciences, as well as other services such as chess. [2] Tutors must register and create a personal online profile before using the site. The tutor must write a personal statement, submit a list of qualifications and list the subjects they are able to tutor in. Each profile includes a photograph, a video, reviews by previous clients, as well as a response rating and private messaging system.[4]

History[edit]

Tutorfair Limited was incorporated on 16 April 2012 at Companies House in the UK. Tutorfair Foundation was incorporated the following month on 29 May 2012. The company was founded by Andrew Ground (P&G, LoveFilm[3]), Edd Stockwell, tutor Mark Maclaine and Patrick Verdon.[4]

Company[edit]

Location[edit]

The company is registered and located in London, UK. Initially based in the home of founder Andrew Ground however the company have moved to Innovation Warehouse in Farringdon, London [5].

Impact[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Tutorfair has received coverage from a number of UK news agencies including BBC[6], The Independent[7] and Yahoo News [8]. Coverage has centred primarily centred on the high price of tutoring and the work of the foundation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramjaun, Gavin (13 Nov 2013). "Private tuition boom: Are extra classes worth the money and fair on others?". Yahoo News (UK). Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Garner, Richard (13 Nov 2013). "Revolutionary scheme aims to ensure private tutoring isn't just for the privileged". The Independent (UK). Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Burns, Judith (13 Nov 2013). "Private tuition boom for wealthy 'risks learning gap'". BBC News. Retrieved 13 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Barrow, Chloe (13 Nov 2013). "A buy one, get one free offer for tutoring which helps the disadvantaged". Spears. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 

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