Rob and Lynne Kerrison, founders of Cambridge and Norwich-based tutoring franchise, Tutor Doctor, are celebrating a huge success after being crowned the winners of a national tutoring award. The husband-and-wife led company has been honoured by a distinguished panel of judges with the National Tutoring Award 2023 for ‘Best Tuition Delivery to Schools’, presented at this year’s award ceremony in London on 30th June.
"We couldn’t be more thrilled to have been given such a prestigious award,” said Rob. “It’s been an amazing 13 years so far, and it’s incredibly satisfying to know that our collaborative efforts with schools in and around East Anglia are being recognised. Offering a professional tutoring solution for schools and councils is something we're passionate about, enabling us to make a real positive impact on students, particularly those who are disadvantaged or may need extra support, so this is a very proud moment for us. To see Tutor Doctor be acknowledged for the work we do in schools throughout Cambridge and Norwich as part of our work on the Department of Education’s National Tutoring Programme is just an unbelievable feeling."
Tutor Doctor provides in-home, in-school and online one-to-one and small group tutoring, helping students across the region to achieve their potential. Rob and Lynne’s sole aim is to change the trajectory of children’s lives for the better, giving them the support and personalised tutoring they need to set them up for success. This academic year alone, the business has delivered tutoring programmes to over 30 school partners and local authorities. With a combined team of 300 highly qualified tutors, Tutor Doctor Cambridge and Norwich administer around 30,000 hours of tutoring each year, of which about 65% is to schools and local authority clients, working with significantly disadvantaged students who are often struggling with mental health issues and those unable to access mainstream schooling.
“Our efforts over the last 13 years have led to us becoming the tutoring provider of choice across East Anglia, so we couldn’t be more delighted to be recognised with such an incredible accolade,” added Lynne. “When we initially decided to become franchisees of Tutor Doctor and open our Norwich and Cambridge divisions, all we wanted to do was make a real difference to as many students as we could. It goes without saying that without our amazing team this would never have been possible; our dedicated support team and our amazingly hard-working tutors have enabled us to grow the business and to consistently deliver the exceptional service that our clients and students expect from us.”
The second annual National Tutoring Awards, organised by The Tutors’ Association, showcases the quality and diversity of professional tutors and tuition businesses. They identify individuals and organisations that can demonstrate how they have made a transformative difference to students’ academic careers and life chances and work tirelessly to support students across the UK and internationally.
“Rob and Lynne demonstrated an extraordinary dedication towards delivering quality tuition at scale, in line with their four watchwords of being 'local, friendly, professional and flexible'”, said John Nichols, President of The Tutors’ Association. “Their approach to delivering tuition in partnership with schools impressed the judges by being both thoroughly well-organised and structured whilst also offering a high degree of adaptability to each school and student's needs, which was borne out by the comments made by the referees. Their model of continuous improvement, innovation and communication clearly showed how school leaders were well supported in putting in place highly impactful tuition programmes.”
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