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`Why take the risk? I am the only Tutor in the UK that guarantees success!`
- Luke Jones, (Barrister, Qualified Teacher and international 'Super Tutor')
"Highly Recommended" - Kuwaiti Royal Family
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Why am I so expensive?
YOUR Education and YOUR results are too important to leave to chance.
I am a full time 'super tutor' that has tutored all over the world and there is one thing all my students have in common - they achieved their goals!
This 100% success rate doesn't come easy. I hold students to account, I am meticulous but most of all I care.
When you are talking about the success of your child, or your own success - there is not a single thing more important in this world. It is imperative that you get the best tutor for the job with a proven track record of success - a person that is vested in your success and lives and breathes it!
In the past, I have tutored within families that have literally moved from one side of the planet to the other with the single aim of getting their child into a particular school; or a student needing to pass an exam or resit to save a whole degree. That is an enormous responsibility requiring a professional and dedicated tutor that is 100% switched on.
When I was teaching, I was happy to work (as so many do) with a few students for £20 or £30 an hour a few evenings a week - maybe to fix some particular areas or some general preparation for examinations - it was easy to balance my work commitments with my tuition commitments. In such situations, if work pressure increased, I would have no choice but to inform the client that I would have to cancel tuition or reduce it.
Now, if you are reading this and thinking 'I would be OK with that - I can take my chances on the reliability and consistency of the tutor' - then there are many good tutors out there at a lower price point.
However, if the prospect of the above fills you with dread and you feel yourself breaking into a light sweat, now imagine this as a cold reality in the months or weeks leading up to a high-stake and life changing examination or test for you or your child - I am sure your reaction would be one of outrage. 'How could this happen?' you would lament, as you desperately scramble around for last-minute tutors in a panic. The truth is this happens at an alarming rate and I would say a good 50% of my long term clients came to me after suffering at the hands of an unreliable or inept tutor.
You are never going to win if a tutor is conflicted between work commitments and paying their mortgage v the £20 - £30 an hour a few times a week for tuition.
In the tutoring world - the old adage "buy cheap - buy twice" is particularly applicable, but unfortunately when it comes to education not only are the stakes too high but it is very rare you get another chance in any event!
With the above in mind, the £100 an hour fee I charge doesn't seem much at all. Come to think of it - if you put yourself in the situation of a last minute cancellation ahead of a high stake test most would pay double or triple for that reliability in desperation.
Therefore, I urge you not to make the mistakes so many have had in the past, as in the last year alone I have had:
- highly successful and respected figures have a break down as their 'reliable' tutor had pulled out weeks before their child's entrance examinations ;
- to break the harsh reality to parents that their only child is nowhere near the mark needed for success a week before an entrance exam after a year of ineffective and haphazard tuition;
- to refuse countless last minute panic requests because a tutor has gone on holiday or is suddenly 'unavailable' and I am fully booked; and
- every single student or parent I have worked with 100% happy on results day. In fact, I was told this year by a very successful investment banker that tuition with me was the best investment he had ever made to which he had also had the best ROI (his son went on to receive an academic scholarship at a top public school).
All in all, I hope this answers the question as to why I am, relative to other tutors - so expensive.
As you can see, the truth is I have to be in order to avoid conflicts of interest and thus be able to give you/your child the unwavering and resolute 100% commitment to success that has produced and is needed to produce such results!
Speaking of which - you only have to look at my glowing testimonials below! Everyone from members of Royal Families, and everyday professionals, to international icons and celebrities, all agree my results speak for themselves!
So get in touch today - I offer considerable discounts for block bookings and long term tuition!
*** Testimonials ***
"Highly Recommended" - Kuwaiti Royal Family
"Luke has quickly established himself as the `go to` tutor for the rich and famous in London" - Royal Tutors
"Luke is in a class of his own and a fantastic role model" - Mr Dubov (former owner of Portsmouth F.C)
""Well known, highly trusted and definitely recommended. The best in London." - Dr Mashhour Alfadul (Founder, Interstu)
" He has an excellent reputation particularly within the Arab community in London and I would personally recommend him" - Mr Sharbatly
My 2017 Entrance Examination successes:
- 1 Whitgift Offer
- 2 Trinity Offers
- 1 Caterham School Offer
- 1 Old Palace Offer
- 1 Merchant Taylor School Offer
- 1 Westminster School Offer and
- 1 Tonbridge Offer.
= 100% Success rate for 4th year running!
Experience of tutoring families from: UK, Luxembourg, Singapore, Brunie, Norway, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Austria, San Marino, Russia, Germany, Taiwan, Bermuda, Liechenstein, Isle of Man, Malta, Nigeria, Cyprus, UAE, Jersey, China, Japan, Estonia, Portugal, France, British Virgin Islands, Belgium, Seychelles and South Korea! CURRENTLY TUTORING VIA SKYPE TO KUWAIT, RUSSIA, CHINA, DUBAI AND QATAR
PROVEN TRACK RECORD OF SUPPORTING LLB, LLM, LPC AND BPTC STUDENTS WITH EXAM PREPARATION AND COURSEWORK TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS.
COMMON ENTRANCE SPECIALIST.
EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE OF TUTORING AND SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES.
So why choose me?
***100% Exam Success Rate for all my tutees over the past 3 years who followed the recommended tuition course ***
*** Fully Qualified Teacher and Head of Department ***
*** I can receive up to 3 tuition requests a DAY - many families often block book me for 6 months to a year at a time and for one family I even tutored their son over GCSE, AS Level,A Levels and first year degree (4 years!) ***
*** Thousands of hours of private tuition experience***
*** Experience of working within hundreds of families including English and International (i.e. Russian, American, Chinese, Kuwaiti)
*** A truly engaging, interesting and charismatic tutor ***
*** Personal commendation from the Minister for Education for services to education (2014) ***
*** PGCE from the highest rated teacher training provider ***
***Real Parent testimonials and references available ***
*** Over 10 Years Private Tuition Experience ***
*** Full and Enchanced CRB check - Updated 24 October 2016 ***
*** Based in Central London ***
ENTIRE DISCRETION ASSURED.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Nottingham Law School - LLb Law (1st Class Hons)
Canterbury Christ Church University - PGCE (Outstanding)
BPP Law School - Barrister Professional Training Course
- How much do you charge?
My normal rates are £100 per hour, regardless of how many students I teach during the hour. All travel and resource costs are included in the hourly price. I offer considerable discounts when tuition packages are bought in advance. The optimal time period for a session of tuition is 2 hours (dependent on age and circumstances). I also offer further discounts for online tuition.
- Where do you teach?
I am very flexible when it comes to location. I frequently tutor across most of London, including Kensington, Knighsbridge, Fulham, Barnes, Hammersmith, Croydon, Purley and the City of London. I also regularly tutor across Surrey including Reigate, Richmond, Godalming and Weybridge.
- When are you available?
During the week I am available to tutor from around 3.30 until 9pm. At weekends and holidays I am available from around 9am to 9pm. During busy periods such as common entrance exams and Summer Exams, my availability can be severely limited due to advance bookings.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach across all ages and most levels.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Common Entrance Examinations / 11+ 13+
AS and A Level
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I prefer to tutor face to face, but I am happy to tutor subjects online. Tuition takes place over Skype via HD Webcam with resources sent in advance of the lesson.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I find that the majority of my students come to me having negative experiences of other tutors. As this area is completely unregulated, my advice is always to stick with qualified teachers. Not only does this offer much more protection from potential risks to you or your child, it also ensures the tutor will have a solid understanding of pedagogy (the method and practice of teaching) and know how to deliver and transfer knowledge and understanding in an appropriate way.
In my experience, while some tutors have excellent academics, they often attempt to replicate their own approach to learning and very often this "one size fits all" approach does not deliver the results or lead to a positive tutoring experience.
To this end, always stick with the professionals. They are often more expensive, but you wouldn't pay an electrician to do your plumbing, so why would you pay anyone but a teacher to teach?
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have extensive first hand teaching and tutoring experience. I teach in a Surrey VI Form College and have 7 years private tuition experience spanning 1000's of hours. Experience of tutoring families from: UK, Luxembourg, Singapore, Brunie, Norway, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Austria, San Marino, Russia, Germany, Taiwan, Bermuda, Liechenstein, Isle of Man, Malta, Nigeria, Cyprus, UAE, Jersey, China, Japan, Estonia, Portugal, France, British Virgin Islands, Belgium, Seychelles and South Korea! I am currently tutoring via Skype to UK, Kuwait, Russia, China, Dubai and Qatar.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
My DBS is renewed annually and was most recently renewed 16 October 2016.
- Where and with whom did you train?
Canterbury Christ Church University
Nottingham Law School
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Lincoln's Inn, Royal Tutors, Ilm-Learn
- Tell me about some of your current students.
"Luke is tutoring my daughter for her entrance examinations to Claremont Fan Court School. In a little over one week of intensive study, he covered the whole maths curriculum. My daughter has dyslexia and Luke made all resources customised for her. He is brilliant." Mrs Uzebov 2016
"Luke is tutoring me for my maths GCSE retakes.He is very helpful and goes through everything you need to know!
He is very professional and I am happy at the pace he works at, if you're stuck he goes through and explains the different steps so you understand it. I would recommend him to anyone!" Ms Dugdale 2016
"Luke isn't cheap by any stretch of the imagination but I can honestly say he is worth every penny! Frankly, before we were paying £130 an hour using a top London tutor agency and I was more than happy to deal directly with Luke - Very impressed by his level of professionalism and expertise. Results exceeded all expectations" Mr Dubov (General Curriculum 8-13) 2016
"When you employ Luke, rest assured you are employing the best. This peace of mind alone is worth paying for. I would get full answers to my law essay questions within about 10 minutes. Any day of the week, any time of day. Phenomenal service. Luke helped me complete two essays in two weeks - First class!" Mr Leslie, (Degree Level Law) 2016
"I'm so happy that I chose Luke to assist with my Law Coursework, I had also asked someone else to do it (£20 ph) and when their essay arrived the day before due date it was complete jibberish!! It would have definitely been a fail and I was in a complete panic. Luke saved the day and was professional and helpful throughout. I guess you get what you pay for! I will definitely be using you again! Miss Latif (Degree Level Law) 2016
"Thank you for your help on both the Tort and EU Coursework! I definitely have struggled with EU law but your comments are teaching me how to really evaluate my work." Mr Shah (Degree Level Law) 2016
"We feel that, thanks to you, both sons are up to speed with Maths now" Mr. Salter (GCSE Maths) 2016
"Thank you for all your support in the months you've been tutoring our son. It has been quite a journey !! We couldn't have done it without you" Mrs. Aylen (GCSE Maths) 2016
"Thanks to your help our son has turned around all his results and is now off report card too! We can't thank you enough!" Mrs. Mayne (Year 8/9 GCSE Maths and English) 2015
"We just got the exam results - I'll be hitting the vino tonight! I might even stretch to a bottle of champers!" Mr and Mrs Webb (GCSE Maths, GCSE Business Studies, GCSE R.E) 2015
"Many thanks for all your help - Our daughter's maths has come on leaps and bounds" - Mr and Mrs Wright (GCSE Maths) 2015
"Without your help - I wouldn't have passed my first year of my Law Degree - thank you so much!!!!" - Mr Alkaabi (Degree Level Law and English Language) 2015
• LLb Law (1st Class Honours) - Nottingham Law School
• PGCE (Outstanding) - Canterbury Christ Church University; Barrister Professional Training Course - BPP Law School
• Current and updated 17/10/2016
• Barrister (Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn); Royal Tutors; Ilm-Learn
Luke is tutoring my daughter for her entrance examinations to Claremont Fan Court School. In a little over one week of intensive study, he covered the whole maths curriculum. My daughter has dyslexia and Luke made all resources customised for her. He is brilliant.
Luke is tutoring me for my maths GCSE retakes.He is very helpful and goes through everything you need to know! He is very professional and I am happy at the pace he works at, if you're stuck he goes through and explains the different steps so you understand it. I would recommend him to anyone!
Luke isn't cheap by any stretch of the imagination but I can honestly say he is worth every penny! Frankly, before we were paying £130 an hour using a top London tutor agency and I was more than happy to deal directly with Luke - Very impressed by his level of professionalism and expertise. Results exceeded all expectations
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