Tutor House, the U.K.-based startup, has raised £2 million in funding from Fuel Ventures. Tutor House operates a marketplace letting parents find an online or in-person tutor for their children.
This first funding round for the young company saw backing from Fuel Ventures. Set up by Mark Pearson of MyVoucherCodes, Fuel Ventures is a London-based VC and startup builder who recently closed its third fund of £20 million.
Founded in 2012 by ex-teacher Alex Dyer, Tutor House connects both online and in-person tutors with families looking for educational support. The site lets families search for tutors across a range of subjects and academic levels. The startup claims to be the U.K.’s leading tutoring agency, offering tuition for all primary, GCSE, A-level and university subjects.
“The large number of teachers leaving their profession in addition to ever-increasing class sizes mean that the market for private tutoring has expanded significantly,” says Tutor House CEO Dyer. “In order to improve the quality of each student’s academic experience, our tutors provide personalised learning plans that will help to boost grades and give learners the best chance of success.”
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Dyer also says that Tutor House is the only tutoring platform that interviews every tutor and ensures they have all been DBS checked before their profiles go live on the platform.
Tutor House caters to a range of customers. Dyer highlights the four major groups of customers; hands-on parents who want the best for their child, parents who see education as a means for social mobility, students who aren’t able to access education in mainstream education because of anxiety or other SEN-related issues and university students or adult learners who are investing in their future through education.
Tutor house plans to use the investment to fund expansion into other countries and to set up a school in London to support students with intensive courses to prepare them for retakes.