About Us

Carfax Private Tutors was established to provide a professional, industry-leading standard of tuition. As a founding member of The Tutors Association (TTA), we believe that maintaining our cornerstone values of pupil-centred learning, thoroughness, expertise, and an ability to work around each client’s needs can continue to drive industry standards. We believe in tutoring as a profession for high-achieving graduates who are passionate about their area of specialization and care about excellence in education.

Carfax Private Tutors specializes in providing fully-personalised programmes of tuition, placing a strong focus on each pupil’s academic future. In all cases, Carfax helps to set realistic educational goals and develop and plan to meet them.

Before tutors meet their pupils, the team will take the time to understand fully your goals and how we can help you meet them. Following this discussion, Carfax Tutors will suggest specialist tutors and provide tutor profiles based on their ability to meet your particular requirements.

Tutors put forward will have a thorough knowledge of any syllabus requirements and each prospective academic institution’s respective entry procedures; the careful selection of tutors with first-hand experience of learning and teaching at leading schools and universities is a key part of the Carfax model.

We can provide uniquely detailed assessments for each client by professional educational consultants. These assessments include recommendations for schools based on tutor reports, and possible pathways for entry into these competitive institutions.

Working hard to maximise pupils' potential by giving them structure and personalised guidance is at the heart of what we do. Pupils supported by Carfax have been offered places to study at Eton, Charterhouse, Rugby, Harrow, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Downe House, Wycombe Abbey, Winchester, and other leading schools. In addition, Carfax pupils have secured places at Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, King’s College, LSE, and numerous other prestigious academic institutions.

The international aspect of Carfax Private Tutors means that we are uniquely positioned to provide courses of tuition around clients who may wish to move between the U.K. and abroad. We regularly provide residential tutoring during holiday breaks or to overseas clients.  Thanks to this expert advice and support, pupils and parents can feel confident navigating the world of international education. Do please contact us in the “contact” section to the right if this would be particularly useful for you so we can begin tailoring your course of study.

On the basis of assessment and in consultation with parents, pupils are partnered with tutors who have particularly relevant experience and knowledge. Drawing on years of experience, tutors create fully personalised programmes of study which maximise each pupil’s chances of success

Each individual tutorial forms part of this programme of study. Each tutorial must have a clear objective, and pupils should leave every session confident that they have made real progress and a measurable improvement in their learning. The one-on-one Oxbridge style tuition system means that we are able to be extremely flexible in helping pupils achieve their goals; good tuition is not a matter of working in a way that suits the tutor, but rather taking the time to find how each pupil learns best, building confidence and expanding existing knowledge with every session.

We also understand that rapport between tutors and pupils is extremely important and that some pupils may be a little shy and may occasionally be resistant to academic support. Following discussion with parents after the first session, we work hard to ensure that each pupil is happy and relaxed with their new tutor and seek alternatives if this is not the case.

Tutors can be engaged to provide programmes of any intensity and duration, from a few occasional hours to a course of regular tuition over a number of weeks or terms. Carfax can also supply mentors and long-term tutors to families who feel their children would benefit from being educated at home.

Please find below some examinations which Carfax specialises in helping pupils prepare for:


Each tuition session is logged with an online report that is immediately accessible for parents, and monthly reports provide clear, detailed information on the work that has been covered, progress made during tutorials, and ways in which this progress will be continued in future sessions.

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