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Who are we?

Nevil Chiles:

Nevil Chiles was born in Birmingham in 1970. He attended Haybridge High School in Hagley in the West Midlands, successfully completing 11 'O' Levels and 4 'A' Levels before leaving school in 1988.

After a year in Australia Nevil attended King's College, London where he read History, graduating in 1992. In the mid 1990s Nevil worked and travelled extensively throughout South East Asia and Australia before becoming involved in education. Nevil worked as a private GCSE tutor to an influential family in Manila in the Philippines before returning to London to take up a full time post in the GCSE Department at Collingham School, Kensington in 1997.

At Collingham Nevil taught History and English at both GCSE and A Level. In 2002 Nevil left Collingham to set up Kensington & Chelsea Tutors Limited.

Dr. Anna Clark:

Anna Clark was born in Stourbridge in 1972. After leaving Mander Portman Woodward (MPW) in Birmingham in 1991 with 4 'A' Levels she went on to the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine to study Medicine. She qualified as a doctor in 1999 and became a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 2001. Despite her involvement in Kensington & Chelsea Tutors she continues to work as a GP.

Stuck Between Schools? Is Home Schooling the way forward?

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We have recently seen an upturn in demand for home schooling. This goes way beyond just tutoring and is proving to be very popular.

As school places at the best schools become more and more scarce, demand for home schooling has exponentially increased. Here at K & C we have become accustomed to drawing up timetables for our students. Over the years, we have often set up students with multiple tutors. In these cases, whether for GCSEs or A Levels, it is necessary to draw up timetables to prevent lesson clashes and to ensure that the student gets maximum benefit.

For students who arrive in the UK from abroad or those who perhaps are waiting to hear about places at certain schools, home schooling is an excellent option.

One-to-one lessons are focused and intensive, giving the student the best possible access to the teacher. They are, after all, the only student!

We have also found that students are keen and able to try out subjects that they might not have studied previously, or are perhaps thinking of taking up in the future. The beauty of home schooling is that it is completely flexible; the student is in control of the timetable and the subjects.

A recent student of ours opted to try Chinese, a subject that was not offered at their previous school. Their progress has been extraordinary.


With the state education sector creaking under the strain and the private sector heavily oversubscribed, many parents are turning to home schooling to bridge the gap. Some parents have been so happy with the progress at home that they have opted to abandon school altogether!