Who we are.
We’re committed to bringing out the best in every student – and every tutor
Our ethos and values

Our agency was founded on the belief that tutors have the power to shape futures – the ability to ignite passions and realise dreams. Working with children and adults alike, both here in the UK and overseas, our tight-knit team of dedicated professionals has built a reputation for educational excellence.

We know that private tuition isn’t just an investment in today. It’s about sowing the seeds for a lifetime of learning. So whether we’re helping create astronauts or authors, scientists or social workers, we’re proud of the part we play in creating a brighter tomorrow.

Taking inspiration – and our name – from an ancient symbol of knowledge, we want Figtree to embody both the wisdom of experience and the power of continual growth.

Our values are rooted in the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to realise their potential, in their own way. So whether we’re checking in outside hours or simply offering a listening ear, we’re always ready to go the extra mile to help our students excel.

Tailored learning

We take the time to get to know our students, so we can match everyone with the right tutor, who will adopt the right approach. To ensure the right results.

Shared goals

Our unique in-house forum gives tutors the opportunity to share experiences, celebrate successes and overcome challenges – so you have a whole network of masterminds in your corner.

Nurturing approach

We’re always here to help, even outside of hours. And because our work goes on to support those who don’t have access to private tuition, every session opens opportunities for others too.

Meet our core team

Led by Figtree founder, Ariana, our core agency team is dedicated to ensuring the smooth running of every session. We’ll be the ones to meet with you first, to match you with your tutor – and provide ongoing support throughout your time with us.

We’re also here to help our tutors. Whether arranging training, taking care of the admin or building a ‘super tutor’ network to provide advice and guidance through every assignment, we’re focused on creating an environment where our tutors – as well as our clients – can flourish.

Advisory board

Comprising experts from across the educational landscape, our advisory board provides independent advice and support to the Figtree team. Whether from positions of leadership in independent or state schools, as governors, policy advisors or even just as parents, each member of the board brings intimate knowledge and experience of the education sector, to help us continually improve our tuition, and the way we work with our families.

Some of our tutors

At Figtree, we’re looking for more than top grades and accomplished careers. Our rigorous selection process includes Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, thorough personal and professional referencing, and verification of all professional and academic qualifications. But it’s also really important to us that our tutors love what they do. So we take the time to get to know each and every tutor, to make sure they have the collaborative spirit and open mind to become a true part of the Figtree team.

Ariana Azad
CEO & Founder

Ariana’s journey to becoming an educational expert began early in her career as a lawyer, inspired by the idea of being able to make a difference in people’s lives. Having started as a human rights consultant for the United Nations she went on to train as a solicitor in the City, spending several years at some of the top law firms, both in the UK and the US. While the work was dynamic and exciting, Ariana felt there was room for more.

Still a solicitor, she began volunteering with an extraordinary educational charity, ‘One Degree’ – first as a mentor and then as a trustee – helping them structure an engaging and tailored educational mentoring programme. And so the first seeds of Figtree were planted. Through her work with One Degree, Ariana learnt that one-to-one tuition could change the course of a child’s future. Always conscious of this impact, she carefully selects skilled, inspiring and dedicated tutors. With the patience and intuition to take a tailored approach, and supported by the Figtree training team, each tutor is determined to cultivate their students’ self-belief to see them maximise their potential and achieve the best they can.

Founding Figtree has given Ariana the opportunity to distill her unwavering passion into a unique approach, blurring the lines between tutoring and mentoring. Providing diligent, one-to-one time and attention is at the core of Figtree’s mission. Keeping charitable activities at the forefront, Ariana and the team hope to enable individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life to have access to tutoring and mentoring. “With Figtree, and its affiliations in the non-profit sector, we hope to continue to provide professional, nurturing support that inspires children to set their own goals – and achieve them”.

Lizzie Dixey
Operations Manager

Lizzie studied Drama and Spanish at Exeter University. After graduating, she spent ten years working for some of London’s top advertising and design agencies, where she project managed campaigns for multi-national brands.

With a wealth of experience juggling multiple projects and stakeholders at any one time, Lizzie is perfectly placed to meet the needs of our Figtree team, and all of our families. She is also a governor of Harris Academy East Dulwich, which is part of the Harris Federation, the top performing multi-academy trust.

Misa Zahar
Strategy Director

A founding member of a prominent educational charity, Misa brings her passion for learning to the Figtree team as Strategy Director. During her MBA at London Business School, Misa was instrumental in setting up, and securing funding for, an educational charity that supports disadvantaged students in London. Since this life-changing experience, mentoring and nurturing talent have been at the core of Misa’s career.

Experienced in creating digitally-enabled businesses, Misa’s role as Strategy Director is to support Figtree’s growth into new markets, managing marketing across channels and ensuring best commercial practices are met.

Misa is also Figtree’s resident university application expert. Supporting undergraduate and postgraduate applications, Misa’s students have gone on to study at leading institutions across the UK, US and France. She has extensive personal and professional experience of the French education system, following her French Baccalauréat with International Option in Paris, and law degree with London School of Economics and Panthéon-Assas Université Paris II.

With her charitable background, and a strong-held belief that education should be accessible to all, the Figtree Foundation is a project close to Misa’s heart. She is committed to developing free tailored tuition to support students in need, delivering the Foundation’s mission for equality in education through everything she does.

Richard Maurice
Vice Principal, Harris Academy Wimbledon

Richard has been working in education since 2006 as a Geography teacher, Head of Department, Lead Geography Consultant and most recently as Vice Principal for Harris Academy Wimbledon where he oversees Teaching & Learning and Curriculum Development. He is a former Governor of a top-performing girl’s school in Bromley.

Richard has a First Class Degree in Geography from the University of Exeter and a Masters from UCL in Curriculum Studies in which he achieved a Distinction. His main interest in how theories in Cognitive Science can be used to improve long term memory and retention of knowledge.

Irum Kareem
Senior Solicitor, Department of Education

A lead lawyer for the Department for Education, Irum works at the forefront of educational developments and departmental policy. She is adept at navigating school systems in both a professional and personal capacity, and has an in-depth understanding of the nuances of the independent school sector. Successfully leading her three children through the 11-Plus to secure places at London’s top independent schools, Irum is very familiar with the unique challenges this demanding exam poses.

With her methodical approach, keen attention to detail and diverse experience working across public and private sectors, Irum brings passion and professionalism to the Figtree team. She is the Governor of a leading independent primary school in North London, where she draws on her strategic skills and knowledge of the education sector to help create the best possible learning environment.

Sarah O’Neill
General Counsel

Having attended a number of top independent schools herself, Sarah has first-hand experience of the sector, all the way from pre-school to sixth form. She graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Law from Cambridge University, and has worked as a City lawyer for over 19 years – most recently as General Counsel for a large international law firm. Responsible for the firm’s regulatory compliance and risk management, Sarah built up a team of over 50 lawyers and risk professionals, working across multiple locations. Throughout her professional career, she has trained, coached and mentored her colleagues to ensure optimal individual and team performance.

Sarah has three children who are all currently studying at top independent schools in South London. Drawing on her personal experience as a pupil and a mother, she is passionate about helping children and young adults to find the school or university that will meet their needs and enable them to flourish.

Benedict Dunhill
Headmaster and Educational Consultant

Benedict has 25 years’ experience working in British private schools – with 10 years in senior schools as a teacher, tutor and boarding housemaster, followed by 14 years of headship in leading boarding prep schools and a London day prep. He has been a governor within the Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust in Havering for the past six years, has served as an inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate, ISI, and is an accredited mentor.

Benedict brings a broad overview of the independent school sector from age three to 18, in co-educational and single sex, and boarding and day settings. This perspective, and his deep knowledge of the transition requirements at each stage – as well as his many close contacts within schools – means he can offer a highly informed and impartial view across children’s entire educational journey.

Benedict also taught English in Le Puy, France, and he has a degree in French Language and Literature from UCL. He began his working life in the City before moving into education.

Ade
Maths and Business Tutor

Currently working on her MBA at London Business School, Ade has four years’ experience in banking and finance and has taught students across both disciplines up to graduate level. She is an engineer by training, having graduated from Loughborough University, and she began her teaching career helping students aged 11-18 to hone their maths and science skills.

Ade is an avid runner and has completed the Virgin Half Marathon. She’s also a keen public speaker – most recently working on a voiceover for a health programme in Africa.

Josh
Senior Maths Specialist

Cambridge graduate and maths whizz, Josh provides expert one-to-one maths tuition to children as young as five – all the way up to A-level students preparing for university entry. His diligent and methodical approach focuses on finding new ways to help students get to grips with complex theory. Whether devising targeted ‘take aways’ for them to work on between sessions or developing videos focused on Oxbridge entrance exam papers, Josh is a creative and committed tutor.

Alongside his maths degree, Josh completed an additional first-year physics course. A keen writer, he was a regular contributor to Cambridge University’s student paper, and he is currently teaching himself Spanish. An International Baccalaureate alumnus, with wide-ranging interests across academia and beyond, Josh helps to instil curiosity and confidence in his students.

Joshua
SAT and ACT Specialist

Joshua has been a tutor for over five years, working internationally and across a range of curricula. A STEM graduate from UCL, he brings extensive experience of education systems around the world to the Figtree team. He is one of our US college application specialists, supporting students from their SAT and ACT examinations, through interview and onto Ivy League institutions. A number of Joshua’s students have also secured Honors and Dean’s scholarships.

Closer to home, Joshua applies his enthusiasm and results-driven approach to help students secure places at top independent schools and Russell Group universities across the UK. He is experienced working with children preparing for the 11-Plus, and his A-level students have gone on to study natural sciences, pharmacy and medicine.

As much an educational consultant as a tutor, Joshua takes time getting to know his students – identifying their points of need and working together to set smart goals. His sessions are designed to stretch, giving his students the confidence to take any challenge in their stride.  

 

Shonnelly
Senior Tutor

Shonnelly is one of our most experienced senior tutors, and has been working with Figtree for over five years. She supports students across the GCSE and A-level syllabuses, focusing on the sciences, maths, English literature and language, French and music. A firm favourite among our families, parents and children alike continue to request Shonnelly for her focus, dedication and passion.

Shonnelly is adept at building the confidence of her students, working on exam technique and helping to structure revision so that it remains effective and manageable. She takes a nurturing, patient approach to every session, and has supported children of all ages to embrace their studies. Her advanced medical studies at Imperial College are particularly inspiring for her science and maths students, who respond extremely well to her tuition.

Tierney
Senior Science Specialist

One of Figtree’s science specialists, Tierney holds a Masters in Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh. She completed her undergraduate degree at Oxford University, where she studied biomedical sciences, specialising in neuroscience. 

Tierney has loved the sciences since school, and as a tutor, she looks to share this passion with her students through engaging and creative sessions. As well as tutoring GCSE and A-level students across the three sciences, she is one of our specialist 11-Plus tutors – putting her analytical mind to work to support children as they get to grips with brand-new concepts.

When she’s not tutoring, Tierney likes to explore her creative side. She is currently taking contemporary dance classes and a print-making course.

 

Rudi
11-Plus Specialist

Complementing her own excellent academic record, accomplished mathematics graduate Rudi already has several years’ agency and independent tutoring experience under her belt. Working with a wide range of students from their first years at primary school, all the way to university entrance, Rudi has seen her pupils successfully through 11+, 13+, GCSE, AS-level, A-level and SAT exams.

Having studied mathematical education as part of her degree, Rudi is well versed on the different ways in which she can bring her subject to life. Through her tailored, confidence-boosting support, she’s keen to ensure every student gets to grips with this fundamental subject.

Rudi isn’t just our resident maths expert. An avid reader and keen writer, she was initially accepted at several top universities to study English. Having completed a number of creative writing courses after her degree, Rudi now supports students with both their English literature and language studies. She also works with our university applicants on their personal statements, and helps prepare them for their interviews.

Energetic, experienced and eager to put the fun back into her subjects, Rudi plays a passionate part in our core tutoring team.

Eve
EAL Tutor

Eve graduated in 2012 from the University of Bristol with a first-class honours degree in Theatre, Film and Television. Following her Masters in Text and Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and Birkbeck College, Eve embarked on a successful career as an actress, writer and director.

Turning her knowledge and experience to the world of tutoring, Eve now shares her passion for theatre, film and literature with students of all ages. Her background in performance theory and practice has proven invaluable to some of our A-level and university students, whom she has supported with subjects as diverse as documentary and world cinema, to architecture and globalisation.

With a skill set that covers elocution, accent training, voice coaching, playwriting and audition techniques, she has successfully prepared students for entry to the Central School of Speech and Drama, the film department at the University of Columbia and the International Section of the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle.

Engaging, inspiring and with a genuine passion for her craft, Eve leverages her creative background to bring a joy to all her sessions.

Khaled
English Literature Lead

Established English tutor and accomplished writer, Khaled is the founder of Figtree’s first creative writing class. Having studied English at the American University of Beirut, Khaled graduated with distinction and spent the next 10 years working as an English teacher in Paris. He joined the Figtree team two years ago and specialises in tutoring English comprehension, French and creative writing.

Khaled has a wealth of experience in preparing pupils for the 11+ and GCSE exams, and his creative writing classes help students of all ages improve their hold on the English language, across a whole range of academic pursuits. As a skilled writer himself, Khaled inspires confidence and passion in students and parents alike. His nurturing approach, imagination and sheer dedication will bring the creative spirit out of anyone.

Figtree Learning's services in a nutshell:
  • One-to-one tuition

    Carefully tailored and expertly delivered, our one-to-one tuition is the perfect partner to classroom-based learning. We handpick each tutor to meet the needs of both the student and the subject matter at hand, so that sessions are always well paced and well informed.

    With one-to-one tuition, students have both an expert and a mentor on their side – providing clarity and building confidence across the syllabus. Our personalised approach enables us to build a true partnership with our students, to ensure they excel across the board.

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  • Online tuition

    For those further afield, or always on the go, our online tuition service brings the finest minds to your doorstep – no matter where in the world you are. You’ll have access to a whole network of experts, for a learning experience that surpasses cities, countries and expectations.

    Thanks to our suite of sophisticated software and hardware solutions, we’ve created a collaborative online space that supports shared ideas and big dreams. Tutors are all equipped with high-spec computers to ensure a seamless learning experience, and we’re happy to adapt to our students’ preferred digital channel. So whether we’re working over FaceTime or Skype, the combination of on-screen demos and interactive media ensures online tutoring is every bit as engaging as a face-to-face session.

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  • Academic assessments

    Our personalised academic assessments provide valuable insight into your child’s current abilities and – more importantly – where they’re heading.

    Designed and delivered by an expert panel of tutors and educational consultants, they’re the ideal preparatory step to starting a new school, or deciding to start extra tuition.

    Whether they’re flying high across the board, or need a little extra help to take off, our in-depth analysis helps to chart the best course forward for your child. We’ll recommend skills that can be honed, tuition sessions that will stretch and challenge, and schools that will help your child flourish.

    Our assessment team is equipped to work with a range of abilities and needs. We can conduct more complex assessments, such as CELF and Speech and Language Processing, as well as refer you to educational psychologists for support with other learning and behavioural challenges.

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  • Educational consultancy

    No matter what their subject or discipline, our consultants are all experts in their fields. Carefully selected for their experience and ethos, they’ll guide you through applications and assessments, providing support at every step.

    Choose our consultancy service for:

    • Access to an extensive network of established professionals
    • Advice with school or university applications
    • Consultancy on specific subjects
    • Educational assessments – including educational psychology
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  • School entrance exam preparation

    Whether independent or state, with entrance at age 7 or 8, 11 or 13, securing a spot at the perfect school for your child is always competitive. But our preparatory programme gives our students the edge, aiming beyond acceptance and all the way to scholarship.

    We’ve created a suite of practice papers and workbooks, designed to both challenge and build our students’ confidence. For parents, we’ve created our own prospectuses for the top schools, to give you a genuine glimpse into the options available.

    Our preparatory programme covers:

    • Maths tests: always tested, we tailor our teaching to the syllabus of the school your child is applying to
    • English tests: another subject that’s always on the agenda, we cover comprehension, grammar and spelling, plus both written and verbal communication
    • Non-verbal tests: to prepare for this challenging, visual logic test, we’ll develop pattern recognition and abstract reasoning skills
    • Verbal tests: we help students get to grips with alphabetic manipulation and increase their grasp of a broad vocabulary
    • Interviews: our educational consultants will both coach and run mock interviews to help prepare for independent school applications
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  • Pre-GCSE/GCSE

    Pre-GCSE
    Years 7-9 – key stage 3 – are some of our most formative. So putting in place a solid foundation at this age is essential to ensuring children have the knowledge and work ethic to take independent study in their stride.

    With a deep understanding of the key stage 3 syllabus and access to a bank of customised teaching resources, our tutors provide focused support across the board. But it’s not just about checking off the syllabus – we want to reignite passions and kindle new ones, so that our students embark on their GCSE journeys with a genuine joy for their subjects.

    Core subjects covered:

    • Maths
    • English Language and Literature
    • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics
    • Languages: French, Spanish, German and Latin
    • Humanities: Geography and History

    GCSE
    With changes to the grading system and brand new syllabi, GCSEs are becoming increasingly challenging. It’s our job to provide the expertise and experience to make this two-year period stress-free – and fulfilling.

    Our tutors are skilled across a broad range of subjects and all major exam boards, including OCR, AQA and Edexcel. Carefully matched based on their background and your needs, they can provide support for the full two years or just in the run-up to test time. So whether you’re preparing for shorter courses or early examinations, our tutors have the knowledge and resources to help secure top grades.

    Core subjects covered:

    • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths
    • Languages: Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Mandarin, Russian – and more on request
    • Humanities: Religious Studies, Philosophy, Geography, History, English Literature and Language
    • Arts: Drama, Art, Music

    At Figtree, we understand that we all learn in our own way. So we offer a variety of teaching methods, tailored to bring the best out of each and every student:

    • Content teaching
    • Informal and formal progress reviews
    • Practice papers
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  • A-level/International Baccalaureate

    A-levels
    A-levels are the gateway to university – and all the opportunities that await beyond. So it’s vital students are supported to make the transition to more in-depth studies, particularly given recent changes in the course structure.

    At Figtree we take a linear approach to our A-level tutoring, supporting our students throughout the course – even for AS-level examinations where still available. As you’d expect, we only match students with tutors who achieved A-grades in their chosen subjects, and we ensure both tutor and student are supported with a wealth of academic resources.

    Our approach:

    • We match specific tutors for both subject and exam board, with coverage across OCR, AQA, Edexcel, WJEC and Cambridge Pre-U
    • We work with students to explain problem-based questions and offer exam technique practice
    • We conduct regular progress reviews to ensure students are on track

    Subjects we cover:

    • Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths
    • Languages: Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, Mandarin, Russian – and more on request
    • Humanities: Religious Studies, Philosophy, Geography, History, English Literature and Language, Business, Law, Economics and Politics

    International Baccalaureate (IB)
    The IB is one of the most challenging examinations, testing both understanding and application of knowledge. It’s becoming increasingly popular in British schools, and given its complexity – and unfamiliar structure – it’s vital students receive adequate support to prepare.

    The IB is taken at two levels and covers a broad range of subjects. We have dedicated tutors for our IB students, with the necessary experience to support both standard and higher levels – across all available subjects. We match specific tutors based on the subject and exam so teaching remains highly focused and results-driven.

    With leading universities looking for scores of at least 38 out of a possible 45, every question counts. Beyond the core subjects, there are additional points up for grabs through extended essays – and with the right guidance from a Figtree tutor, these can provide an invaluable advantage.

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  • SAT/ACT exam preparation

    If further education is drawing you stateside, the chances are you’ll need to sit for either the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT). With unfamiliar formats and notoriously tricky scoring systems, the Figtree team can provide invaluable support in this hard-won step to the top schools.

    SAT
    Three compulsory sections over three hours. One question per minute. An optional essay adding another 50 minutes to the test time. There’s no doubt that the SAT is high-pressured and incredibly demanding. But with adequate preparation and practice, our Figtree tutors can help secure top scores.

    Along with thoroughly covering the content, we provide tips and tricks to tackle the exam effectively. With seven opportunities to sit the exam throughout the year, we’ll advise when you’re ready to give it your best shot. Beyond the test, we’ve conducted extensive research into SAT scores and college admissions, and our experienced advisory team is on hand to support the whole application process.

    ACT
    One of just a few standardised tests used to measure academic potential, the ACT is notoriously tough. And with a scoring system based on bell curve distribution, scoring highly is even tougher.

    Covering English, Maths, Reading and Science – with just 50 seconds per question – it’s a comprehensive exam demanding thorough preparation. But beyond the revision, it’s important to understand the scores required by each college.

    Central to the Figtree ethos is tailored tuition, and our approach to the ACT is no different. We work with candidates to determine a target score that’s both competitive and realistic. With your chosen school in sight, we’ll provide the support, knowledge and expertise to ensure you get there.

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  • US college advisory services

    Navigating a foreign education system can be a challenge, with different deadlines and extra exams adding to what’s already a stressful time. But with our US college advisory services, we can help you live your own American dream.

    We’re experienced at guiding students through college admissions for schools across the States – from writing personal statements and essays, to preparing for SATs and interviews. With our step-by-step support, resources and mentoring, plus support on the ground courtesy of our affiliation with a specialised college advisory service in the US, you’ll have a whole new continent at your feet.

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  • University applications

    From application to acceptance, our holistic approach to further education will help you secure the future you want. Choosing where – and what – to study can be daunting. But thanks to our network of experienced academics, we can provide insightful advice that’s matched to both your abilities and aspirations.

    We’ll help you navigate the courses on offer and suggest wider reading to give you a sneak peek into your chosen subject. And if you really want to try a career on for size, we can arrange work experience placements across the sciences and humanities. So when it comes down to your application, you can be confident in your choice – and your chances of success.

    Even if your way ahead is clear, we can guide you through the Universites and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) processes and paperwork, to ensure you reach your destination. Your personal statement is what will set you apart, so we’ll pair you with a tutor with standout experience. They’ll guide you from your first draft to your final submission – via our expert panel of educational consultants and former admissions tutors – to ensure your application is a statement in itself.

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  • Undergraduate & postgraduate

    With tutors carefully selected for their academic credentials and professional experience, we can support you throughout your further education – and beyond.

    Undergraduate
    First year or fourth, exam preparation or dissertation drafting, we have a tutor you can turn to throughout your degree. If your course includes industry or academic placements, we’ll help you secure that highly sought-after, top spot. And when the end is in sight, we’ll get you ready for the competitive job market that awaits.

    Our tutors hail from a wide variety of top universities, so we can always find a like-minded match. Bringing a wealth of personal experience and an in-depth knowledge of the further education system, they’re perfectly placed to support with ongoing studies, professional or academic placements and life beyond graduation.

    Postgraduate
    Our expert advice and application support will help pave the way to postgraduate success. Whether it’s recommending the best place to pursue your studies, or providing a sounding board throughout your thesis, our professional network will ensure you make light work of your Masters, MPhil or PhD.

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  • Interview preparation

    Common Entrance to sixth form, university to first job, a good interview technique will open doors. Working with a consultant in your chosen subject, our interview preparation can pave the way into the top independent schools, grammar schools and universities. And when you’re ready to take your first steps on the career ladder, our network of industry experts and seasoned academics will ensure you’re prepped to impress.

    Talk to us for support with interviews for:

    • Independent schools’ Common Entrance
    • Sixth form entry
    • University applications – including Oxford and Cambridge
    • Medical school
    • Professional placements and jobs
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  • Mentoring & coaching

    Mentoring
    Our mentors spark curiosity. Challenge the boundaries you didn’t know you had. They’re not there to give you the answers – instead they’ll guide, question and advise. Because with the right support and a little hard work, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

    Whether working through an application process or exploring a new subject together, a Figtree mentor is both a source of knowledge and a helping hand. So that no matter what kind of academic or professional puzzle you’re facing, you’ll emerge with the confidence to pursue your passion.

    The benefits in a nutshell:

    • Constant support through any educational endeavour, with regular sessions to keep you on track
    • Access to your own personal expert, who’s always on hand to answer questions, suggest further reading and ignite new interests
    • Balancing moral support and practical advice, a Figtree mentor becomes a trusted partner that can ensure you reach your goals

    Coaching
    While the skills we need evolve as we grow, our approach to coaching remains the same. We’re committed to building genuine relationships that are both nurturing and effective.

    If your children are preparing for exams, we can help develop the skillset to see them through:

    • Time management and prioritisation skills
    • Note-taking techniques
    • Learning and memory strategies – including auditory, sequential, visual and spatial

    As you, or your children, move into the world of work, our experts are on hand to help with a whole host of both business and personal skills, including:

    • Writing and communication
    • Critical thinking and negotiation
    • Leadership and teamwork
    • Pitching and presenting
    • Public speaking and interviewing
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  • Home schooling

    We all learn, develop and thrive in our own way. And at Figtree, we think it’s important to embrace a varied approach to education. So if you’ve decided home schooling is right for your child, we’re here to ensure it’s as productive and effective as any of the top schools.

    You’ll have access to a whole host of qualified tutors from across the school syllabus, all supported by an extensive database of teaching materials and resources. With Figtree, home schooling becomes a focused, personalised learning experience that’s tailored to your child’s needs.

    We aim to make the process as effortless as possible for parents, building a complete, personalised programme to bring the best educators into your home. From scheduling sessions to selecting subjects, we take care of every detail – working closely with you and your child to ensure our timetables tick all the boxes.

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How we work

High-flying graduates or experienced professionals, tutors at our agency all have the impeccable academic credentials you’d expect. But we think it’s the relationships we build that really allow our teaching to take root. So wherever you are and whatever your goals, our tutors are ready to support you every step of the way.

From primary to university level, for under-fives to over-fifties, we’re confident we have a tutor that’s right for you. So much so that we offer a complimentary first session – so you can be sure you’ve found the perfect match.

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Select your tutor
Every client-tutor partnership is carefully crafted – and managed end to end. We’ll discuss your needs in detail, and make a bespoke recommendation based on our conversations and experience.
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Meet your tutor
We’ll set up an initial get-to-know-each-other and complimentary trial session to make sure you’re completely happy with your choice of tutor.
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Work with your tutor
Throughout your time together, we’ll be here to provide on-going advice, support and guidance – to both you and your tutor.

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