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ABOUT US

We are specialists in residential tuition. We offer general tuition, exam preparation and guidance for school and university entrance.

Our international network of tutors, consultants and personal and institutional educational contacts is unparalleled. This allows us to provide an educational service more bespoke and more elite than anywhere else in the world.

  • Vision

    We provide a comprehensive, meticulously tailored educational experience.

    Our primary focus is the quality of our tutors and consultants.  Our tutors are generally graduates from Oxford and Cambridge, where the one-on-one tutorial is still the principal teaching method. Oxbridge students have to talk and think at the level of the world-class scholar sitting opposite them, because there’s no one else to talk to. This is experience we want to pass on to our students.

    Everyone who works for Riviera Tutors is polite, engaged and operating at the top of their field, so every aspect of your professional relationship with us will be uncomplicated and agreeable. We provide a focused and attentive educational service — recognising the barriers to each student’s success, and removing them.

    We know that each student’s situation is unique, so we tailor each programme to their individual needs; there are no preconceptions. Our clients’ testimonials speak of ‘cherishing’ our ‘special attention and care’.

  • The Residential Method

    Residential Tuition is a thoroughly personalised educational service with an unmatched level of pastoral care. A student’s home is their most protective and personal learning environment, and therefore the most fitting place for intensive, one-on-one education. No other form of study is more efficient or effective.

  • All-round care and attention

    Academic success depends on personal confidence and happiness, so the all-round development of our students is a top priority. By addressing any difficulties in an attentive and engaging manner, we look to solve not only specific problems, but also transform the student’s approach to learning.

    Riviera Tutors gives focused attention to a student’s work and development with a level of empathy and encouragement not normally available in the classroom.

    This approach has been proven to yield excellent results in relatively short periods of time. While our work is intensive it is certainly not oppressive — and every placement is tailored to suit the individual student, so that it is enjoyable as possible. One parent told us that her son said his tutoring experience was the best time of his life.

  • Results

    We have a consistent record of success in helping meet students’ goals, be they exam-related or general.

    This is made possible by combining the educational expertise we provide with an infrastructure that maximises each student’s potential.

    Our tutors have been instrumental in helping students secure entry to their first-choice schools and universities, as well as success in entrance exams, GCSEs, iGCSEs, IB, A Levels and SATs.

    We do not cap ambitions. We look for solutions, not obstacles, and are firm believers that a positive and pragmatic attitude will yield optimal results.

VISION

We provide a comprehensive, meticulously tailored educational experience.

Our primary focus is the quality of our tutors and consultants.  Our tutors are generally graduates from Oxford and Cambridge, where the one-on-one tutorial is still the principal teaching method. Oxbridge students have to talk and think at the level of the world-class scholar sitting opposite them, because there’s no one else to talk to. This is experience we want to pass on to our students.

Everyone who works for Riviera Tutors is polite, engaged and operating at the top of their field, so every aspect of your professional relationship with us will be uncomplicated and agreeable. We provide a focused and attentive educational service — recognising the barriers to each student’s success, and removing them.

We know that each student’s situation is unique, so we tailor each programme to their individual needs; there are no preconceptions. Our clients’ testimonials speak of ‘cherishing’ our ‘special attention and care’.

OUR WORK

  • Subjects and exams

    We offer tuition for a broad variety of age ranges, from preparatory school to university. Our tutors are first class academics with extensive teaching experience; we can therefore offer non-exam-based tuition and intensive coaching for all major exams, from Common Entrance up to university.

    As to what we teach, we have tutors who are specialists in core subjects such as English, Maths and Science, Business and Economics, as well as more specialised disciplines such as Classics and Arts subjects. Regardless of the level of tuition and the particularities of the subject, the common element is that our tutors are highly qualified, experienced, and personable, with a proven track record.

  • Schools

    Through our extensive network of consultants and other contacts we are well placed to offer students and their families advice on primary and secondary school entry, and to assist in facilitating entry to the very best independent schools in the UK.

    Choosing between the many excellent schools in the UK can be a difficult and time-consuming ordeal. Our consultants, many of whom possess decades of experience working in some of the UK’s most prestigious preparatory and secondary independent schools, can offer invaluable assistance. They are able to offer insights into the character of each school, different entry criteria, and an insider’s perspective on the reality of life at the school.

    If entry to a particular school is required, we are able to provide an unparalleled degree of assistance: from carrying out a preliminary academic and personal assessment by a qualified educational expert, to facilitating visits to the school and organising meetings with staff.

    On top of this we are able to provide focused tuition for any academic component necessary for entry to a particular school. We would be in contact with the family and all other necessary parties throughout the process, and be on hand at all times to provide such attention and assistance as required. We are experts in helping students with Common Entrance and Sixth Form entry into the very best schools in the UK.

  • Universities

    We help students choose the university and course that would best suit their aspirations and academic level.

    Our experts are on hand to guide students through the labyrinth of universities and courses. Variations between courses can be a particular area of confusion, as seemingly slight differences often have a significant effect on the educational experience. We are always careful to draw attention to these variations, and ensure that the student is fully informed before making their decision.

    Specific location is an oft-overlooked aspect when choosing a university, particularly for foreign students, and yet this too has a significant effect on personal and academic wellbeing. We ensure that students are well-briefed on the locale of their chosen university and made aware of the specific character of the environment, so that they are as fully informed as possible before making the decision to live there.

    In an effort to provide the most attentive service possible, we can often put students in touch with alumni to offer a better idea of the reality of student life at universities throughout the UK (and abroad).

  • US Admissions (+ SATs and ACTs)

    We are able to provide a comprehensive service for US university applications, guiding students from their first step through to acceptance at their chosen institution.

    We have a dedicated team of consultants and academic staff who are intimately familiar with the US application process. We are able to provide extensive assistance to those wishing to apply to US universities, including a detailed overview of the US university application system, which contains more than 4000 schools.

    Once a student knows which ‘reach’, ‘target’ and ‘safety’ schools he or she will apply to, we give detailed information on each institution. Through our network, we can often put an applicant in touch with someone who either works or studies at a particular institution, to give them an insider’s view.

    Our SAT tutors are graduates of either Ivy League universities or prestigious institutions like MIT. They can provide valuable help with the Common Application, a central facet of the application system for US universities.  We advise for the all-important application essays, and our tutors can deliver both the theoretical and practical knowledge required, having themselves been through the system. We also provide interview preparation, although this is not generally a central element of US university applications.

    The majority of students applying to American universities will need to take the SAT or ACT; success in one or the other is of paramount importance in securing the student’s first-choice college or university. We are able to offer specific exam techniques and preparation for both exams, including detailed help with the College Board revision materials where necessary.

  • Evening and weekend

    We offer evening and weekend tuition anywhere in the UK. This is useful for students looking to grasp a topic, gain an edge in a subject or prep for an exam. Although less intensive than our residential placements, it can be highly effective during term time, alongside regular schooling — and is particularly beneficial for students who need to improve their independent study skills.

    We oversee every placement and are on hand throughout to provide any further help or materials that may be required. As with all tuition we do at Riviera Tutors, we also discuss the student’s progress with the family and go through the tutor’s feedback with them.

  • Online tuition

    Although we always try to arrange lessons in person wherever possible, Skype sessions are an excellent way to give students access to the best possible educational resources without the need for travel. It can be a convenient alternative if the student lives abroad and the amount of work required would not justify flying a tutor over for an intensive residential placement.

    In certain circumstances Skype lessons can be as effective as lessons in person, and we have found that the current generation of students are perfectly comfortable working via a computer screen.

    Once again, our tutors are selected for their experience and expertise in the subject to be taught and they are provided with all the necessary teaching materials.  Our goal is always the same: to give the highest quality tuition service, with superb tutors and a dedicated team on hand to support both tutor and the student.

  • Consultancy

    Our network of consultants throughout the UK specialise in helping students at two key stages in their academic careers.

    Firstly, they are able to help primary school-age children secure a place at some of the top independent schools in the UK by providing in-depth knowledge (usually first-hand). Then they offer the student a realistic overview of their chances.

    At university level our consultants are able to offer university and subject-specific advice about which institutions would best suit a student’s aspirations, as well as expert help with the application process.

SUBJECTS AND EXAMS

We offer tuition for a broad variety of age ranges, from preparatory school to university. Our tutors are first class academics with extensive teaching experience; we can therefore offer non-exam-based tuition and intensive coaching for all major exams, from Common Entrance up to university.

As to what we teach, we have tutors who are specialists in core subjects such as English, Maths and Science, Business and Economics, as well as more specialised disciplines such as Classics and Arts subjects. Regardless of the level of tuition and the particularities of the subject, the common element is that our tutors are highly qualified, experienced, and personable, with a proven track record.

TUTORS

Our tutors are first class academics, mostly from Oxford or Cambridge, and all from top universities. Similarly, our SAT tutors are mostly drawn from the Ivy League or equally prestigious institutions.

All of our tutors are subject to a rigorous and ongoing vetting procedure. Only the best make the cut.

We require an excellent academic record — only tutors who have themselves studied and succeeded in a particular subject are able to teach it.

The personal connection between tutor and student is crucial to one-on-one tuition, and cultivating this has been central to our success. Our tutors are personable, friendly, engaged and engaging. It is important that they are able to be mentors as well as teachers, where necessary.

CONSULTANTS

Raja Ashraf

Raja Ashraf

US admissions Specialist

Raja started her career in education as an admissions officer in Stanford’s Undergraduate Admissions Office. She then took on a leadership role as the Assistant Director in the MBA admissions office at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where she evaluated US and International applicants and trained members of the admissions team on the application evaluation process.

In addition to working at Stanford University, Raja has been a core member of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business admissions committee where she served as an Associate Director. Raja has a M.A. in Education from Stanford University and a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Fine Arts from Wellesley College.

Raja now works with a group of select families each year as a consultant to help them navigate the college and MBA admissions process. She leverages her deep knowledge of admissions to helps clients uncover their most compelling achievements and explains how to highlight them in an application. Clients receive thorough feedback on their resume, essays, extracurricular activities and additional components of the application often overlooked by applicants but scrutinized by top committees.

Her college clients have been admitted to some of the top universities and small liberal arts colleges in the US. This includes, Yale, Caltech, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Swarthmore, Wellesley, Duke, USC, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, UC Berkeley (with Regent scholarship), UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, University of Oregon, Pitzer, University of Washington, Georgia Tech, UT Austin.

Her MBA clients have gained admissions to Stanford Graduate School of Business, UC-Berkeley Haas, University of Pennsylvania-Wharton, MIT-Sloan, University of Chicago-Booth, Columbia University, London Business School, Yale SOM, Kellogg, University of Southern California, Emory, University of Michigan-Ross, Dartmouth-Tuck, Duke-Fuqua, UCLA Anderson, INSEAD. 

Rory Reilly

Rory Reilly

Senior Schools Consultant

Educated at Trinity College Dublin, Rory has a deep understanding of candidate selection from his ten years as Registrar at The King’s School, Canterbury.  He has taught in a number of schools, including King's Hospital Blue Coat School, Dublin, King's College School, Wimbledon and The King's School, Canterbury.  He has wide experience in interviewing prospective candidates for 11+, 13+, 6th form and university entry, including scholarship candidates.  Rory was a member of the geography interview panel at Hertford College, Oxford for twelve years and has acted as an Oxbridge advisor to a number of schools in the UK, as well as abroad.  He regularly conducts mock interviews for prospective Oxbridge students.

Over many years, Rory has built a network of contacts across all the major UK senior and preparatory boarding schools. This breadth of knowledge makes him ideally placed to advise parents.

Bruce Winslow

Bruce Winslow

International Consultant

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Bruce was educated at Alleyn’s School in Dulwich, London, going to gain a BA and MA at the University of Bristol, in French language and literature. He was a Bristol University exchange student at the Sorbonne, where he received a Masters degree in French Francophone literature, and later taught undergraduates.

He then attained a Certificate in Education, specialising in modern language teaching at the University of Liverpool, before returning to the US, where he received a doctorate in French at the internationally prestigious University of Stanford.

While at Stanford, Bruce spent a second year in Paris, as a resident of the École Normale Supérieure. He then successfully obtained his CELTA certificate, followed by a TESOL qualification, through which he was placed in a Chinese university in Shaoxing, China, (Yuexiu University of Foreign Languages).

At Yuexiu University, he taught English reading and advanced writing techniques, as well as French, to undergraduates. He is currently in a teaching post in Shenzhen, very near Hong Kong, where he is utilizing his organizational capabilities, as the chief coordinator for over 40 foreign teachers.

Bruce has been working with students, helping them achieve entry to prestigious schools and colleges, for over 15 years, and has in that time been instrumental in helping his charges gain acceptance at many esteemed institutions, particularly in the US, such as the Ivy League Brown University.

He has been able to assist students by counseling them in interview techniques for university entrance, and further encourage them by being able to offer his peerless insight into the application process for Western universities, particularly those in the US, as well as in the UK and France.

GOVERNESSES

In addition to tuition services, we also maintain an extensive nanny and governess database. All our governesses possess years (and in many cases decades) of experience. We look for extremely strong academic and professional backgrounds, combined with an acute understanding of the importance of being well-presented, genial and discreet at all times.

Our governesses have worked in a variety of environments — from small families to royal households. They have every necessary professional credential (DBS checks etc), and we do not retain them without thorough assessment beforehand.

We can satisfy any particular stipulation, linguistic or otherwise, and many of our governesses have extensive academic qualifications, often in fields such as child pedagogy or psychology.

We can source, assess and place a suitable governess with a family, as well as efficiently carrying out all of the necessary background checks, providing evidence that we have done so. We facilitate all initial meetings and communications, and provide employment contracts. We also offer every necessary guarantees to the client, safeguarding their position, as well as being on hand in the event of any future occurrence. In this way, we can offer a service unparalleled in its professionalism, thoroughness and security.

 

CLASSES

We are able to offer an intensive Common Entrance course at 11+ and 13+ level, taking place on Saturday afternoons in Central London. Students are taught the Common Entrance subjects in their entirety, from a course specially designed by our top tutors.

The classes are small, numbering 10-15 students, and the courses and revision techniques we teach have a proven record of success. It is a familiar classroom setting, supplemented with frequent one-to-one student/teacher interactions to encourage students to discuss and examine topics and concepts that they find difficult.

In this way, the formality and communal nature of a classroom setting is combined with the additional focus provided by one-to-one tuition, providing the best of both educational worlds.

At the end of each course, the students are given a progress report and continued access to our revision materials.

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FAQs

Does my child need private tuition?

Private tuition offers an alternative to the traditional, hierarchical, model of school education and all students benefit from working alongside a tutor. Through one-to-one tuition it is common to find pupils surpassing their own and even their parents' expectations. Frequently pupils begin to see their subjects as a source of interest rather than a chore.

Do you offer general educational advice?

The series of decisions that you make about your child's schooling have far-reaching consequences. We have dealt with different pupils, with different needs, on different paths, and offer frank and impartial advice in order to help find the best route for your child.

How can I be assured of the quality of the tuition which my child will receive?

We recruit our tutors exclusively from Russell Group universities, and the majority of our tutors are Oxbridge graduates. All our tutors have made it through our thorough and competitive application process, and have years of experience behind them. We work on the principle that our tutors should be engaging individuals and exceptional communicators; only tutors who meet all the above criteria are added to our books. In addition, our tutors are expected to provide thorough progress reports at the end of each placement so that the client is aware of their child´s progress, which is normally discussed on a daily basis.

What are the specific benefits for my child in using Riviera Tutors?

Riviera Tutors is unique in our focus on residential tuition. We know what it means to fully execute a residential placement. We do everything in our power to enable tutors to establish a rapport with their students and deliver creative learning solutions. While achieving results is important, we also pay close attention to your child´s development and try to stimulate their curiosity for things around them.

Do you provide coaching for entry into schools or universities?

We have a track record of helping students get into their preferred schools at every level. We are able to prepare students for all entrance tests and assess students beforehand to establish how much work will be required. The tutors we have on our books have all attended Ivy League and Russell Group universities. We know what it takes to get into the top institutions and how your child can best showoff their qualities in the application and interview.

Do you provide distance tuition?

Where possible, Riviera Tutors recommends residential tuition for its many additional benefits. Where not possible, we are able to tutor remotely through email and Skype. Our tutors pride themselves on hard work spent trying to make these lessons as engaging and useful as possible. Often what starts as an experiment evolves into a permanent weekly fixture.

How do I apply for a position with Riviera Tutors?

To apply for a position with us please fill in our Tutor Sign Up form. When answering the application questions we look for sincere enthusiasm for teaching and demonstrable success; our advice is try to be as honest and specific as possible. We will then process your application and keep you updated about your progress. The next step is a telephone interview. Again, our advice here is to just be yourself and let your qualities shine.

When are positions available?

Positions are available throughout the year and vary greatly, due to the personalised nature of the work. There is also stiff competition for each placement, so it is difficult to predict when positions will become available, although there are obvious rushes just before major exam periods and during the school holidays.

What is the rate of pay, and are travel costs covered?

The rate of pay is competitive and reflects the high-quality of our tutors, but varies slightly with each placement depending on the circumstances. Reasonable travel costs, accommodation, food (on residential placements) and work materials are all covered.

What is the policy on expenses?

It is our policy is that the tutor should have all necessary expenses covered, but that this should not be taken advantage of. The final decision about which expenses are applicable will be made by Riviera Tutors. We have had no problems so far.

Will Riviera Tutors be willing to provide me with a reference for a future job, should I require it?

Yes, we like to get to know our tutors and are happy to provide future job references.

What if I were to fall ill immediately before, or during a placement?

In the event that you fall ill and are unable to work, aside from making sure that you receive the appropriate treatment, our priority is ensuring that the tuition can still go ahead and that the client does not suffer. We would look to find an emergency replacement tutor and would not charge for your missed tuition.

CONTACT

UK

+44 (0) 207 748 0797

uk@riviera-tutors.com

124 New Bond Street

London W1S 1DX

RUSSIA

+7 (495) 773 02 86

ru@riviera-tutors.com

19 Malyy Palashevskiy Pereulok

Moscow 123104

CHINA

+86 185 656 200 30

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21 Jingtian Road

Shenzhen City 518026

UKRAINE

+38 067 574 6994

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