Year in Review: Minerva’s 2017

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2017 has been an amazing year for Minerva – but what exactly have we been doing to improve, grow and provide the best service possible? Pro Tutors In 2017, the Pro Tutor program grew from two to FIVE tutors, as we welcomed Siobhan, Alice and Jack, all of whom are now tutoring full-time Minerva Pros. All our pro tutors are … Read More

Minerva Pro Tutors – One Year On

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Just over a year ago, Minerva became one of the first companies to employ full-time Pro Tutors, alongside our network of freelancers. We’ve always pursued a policy of ‘fewer tutors, more hours’, believing a smaller group of freelance tutors – rather than having hundreds on our books – allowed for a stronger team ethos, and closer relationship with our tutors. … Read More

Introducing The Treehouse – Minerva’s New Kids Club!

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This week, Minerva launched our new kids club, The Treehouse, as part of our community outreach program to provide free educational opportunities for children in the local Lambeth area. The Treehouse is based at Pop Brixton, as part of the Pop Brixton Kids Club, which also offers such activities as DJ School, Community Karate and the Little Chef’s School! (Which … Read More

Learn Coding This Summer With Minerva Me Club!

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Two months off school doesn’t have to mean two months off learning…   We have some exciting news – we can now officially confirm that kids can learn coding as part of the unique Minerva Me Club Holiday School programme! As well as world-class teaching, amazing cultural activities and life skills workshops, children attending Me Club will now be able … Read More

2016: Minerva’s Year in Review

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As we look forward to 2017, we thought now would be a good time to reflect on the last year, share what we have done, and most importantly thank the people that have helped us grow as a company in 2016! Despite the aggressively topsy-turvy nature of the last year, from global political upheaval to the litany of celebrity deaths, Minerva … Read More

Runners Up At The National Business Awards

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Back in August, we announced that Minerva Tutors director Hugh Viney had been shortlisted for the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the National Business Awards. After a lengthy judging process, the awards ceremony was held last night at the Grosvenor House Hotel and the team went down to lend their support. From left to right: … Read More

Education News Roundup 20/10/16

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  Britain trailing in OECD education rankings, AQA scraps more subjects and a funding crisis in West Sussex schools   Along with History of Art, this week has also seen AQA – one of the main A-level exam boards – scrap both Archaeology and Classical Civilisation, suggesting their main reason for doing so concerns standardising marking across various papers. This … Read More

What Is a Tutor Really For?

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In a Times2 article this week, ‘Super-tutor’ Mark Maclaine blew the lid on the best and worst of the tutoring industry, from an eight year old boy with 15 different tutors to an academic breakthrough with a teenage girl struggling at school after her mother’s death. The sheer breadth of experiences Maclaine offered in his many years as a tutor (totalling 20,000 … Read More

Interview With Emily – Our Expert 7+ Tutor

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This is Emily, our 7+ expert and entrance exam specialist. She has over 5 years tutoring experience, and has helped countless students get into great schools.  Our approach to 7 plus Before diving straight into our conversation with Emily we wanted to give parents some context on our approach to the 7 Plus.  Our founding ethos was to create an … Read More