Love East talked to Hackney-based Manning’s Tutors who are providing professional and affordable tuition at 11+, GCSE and A level

CultureEducation_JohnnyManning1Johnny Manning heads up a new breed of young, enthusiastic, and highly vetted tutors who are aiming to re-engage students in learning… with great results.

What makes you different?
Students who enjoy their lessons will learn far more than those who find it a drag. Our company is unique in finding young, approachable tutors who combine enthusiasm for their subjects with contemporary information and methods.

Manning’s specialises in recruiting tutors who are either recently qualified or still in higher education. The majority are graduates of UCL, King’s College, LSE or Imperial College London – some of the top universities in the world. By choosing to study their subject at university, they are not only extremely knowledgeable in that field but are infectiously passionate about it – key to helping their pupils engage and succeed in that subject.

He’s proving to be much more than a tutor – more a mentor. He has helped hugely. Carol Dean

How do you stand out from other agencies?
The majority of agencies entering the market in the past few years tend to be tech start-ups offering “tuition platforms” – tutors sign themselves up and write their own reviews, with no quality control from the agency. At Manning’s, we individually interview and select all of our tutors, with only one in five applicants making the grade. We meet with our tutors regularly and are proud to know each one personally. That makes us confident in finding the perfect tutor for each of our clients.

How do your rates compare?
We are incredibly passionate about education and the positive effect that private tuition can have on a child, both in terms of academic success and personal growth. Because of this we don’t want tuition to be the reserve of the wealthy, so our rates are low compared to other private tuition companies.

Why do you love East London?
I’ve lived all over East London and love the community that each neighbourhood offers. There’s a real sense of belonging among residents here, with businesses and individuals keen to help each other in whichever way they can. Whilst we offer our tuition over the whole of London, we are proud to base our offices on Fish Island in Hackney Wick – a truly shining example of an East London neighbourhood.

Tuition is available in your home or other suitable locations for £30/hour (11+/GCSE)
or £36/hour (A level).

Apply online at

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