In 1999, during his second year of university, Tony Richardson founded a tutoring agency which he named Education Matters. In 2007 he sold the growing business to Heather Scrooby, a systems analyst and programmer. She immediately began designing customised applications to better serve both scholars and their tutors.
In 2009, Sheelagh Tingle, a former Education Matters client took over as manager. She puts her people skills to good use assessing tutors and assisting lesson co-ordinators to match them with learners. She is also a steadfast believer in the power of one on one tuition, having home schooled her own son for 3 years.
Sheelagh is ably assisted by her partner, John, recruitment manager, Mayrene, technician, Sam and software developer, Heather.
Mainstream scholars, homeschoolers, university students, distance learners, and adults wanting to learn a new langage or skill are choosing to use the services of personal tutors. to help them achieve their academic goals. As a result the demand for one on one tuition has risen sharply worldwide.
In order to deal with the high volume of enquiries Education Matters receives daily, we made a decision in early 2017 to offer area licenses to local lesson co-ordinators. They receive the training and the tools to run their own tutoring businesses from home.
This has proved to be a great success and we look forward to assisting more students, employing more tutors and empowering more licensees in the future.
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