Bright Heart Education’s tuition offering has been featured in the Jan / Feb 2019 edition of the SEN Magazine.
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Bright Heart won the prestigious Tuition Business of the Year award at the inaugural National Tutoring Awards. Wilma, a Bright Heart tutor, won the award for Best Special Needs Tutor.
Bright Heart wins Tuition Business of the Year
The inaugural National Tutoring Awards were held at a gala dinner in London on 8th July. The Tutors’ Association (TTA) organised and hosted the awards. The TTA is the regulatory body for professional tutors and the supplementary education sector in the UK. It has nearly 400 corporate and around 50,000 individual members. The event was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Tower of London. 140 TTA members attended it – see a photo gallery here.
The awards aimed to highlight excellence in the UK tuition sector. Judges shortlisted organisations and individuals that had made a transformative difference to students’ academic careers and life chances.
Tuition Business of the Year award
Judges shortlisted Bright Heart with seven other UK tutoring businesses for the headline award. The expert judging panel included Melanie Sanderson from the Good Schools Guide and Tim Morris from Cymphony, the award sponsor. Judges considered various factors to evaluate excellence within the sector and determine the winner. These included:
John Nichols, the TTA’s president, announced Bright Heart as the winner. Bright Heart’s co-founders – Ryan Stevenson and Simon McQueen – proudly collected the award.
Reflecting on Bright Heart’s award, Simon commented:
The Bright Heart team is honoured to have its nurturing, person-centred approach and excellent tutors recognised by this prestigious award.
A big thank you to our clients who shared their success stories with the judges – we are extremely proud of our students’ progress this year. We are also grateful to The Tutors’ Association for recognising excellence in the UK tuition sector through these inaugural awards. Finally, congratulations to all winners and award nominees, who have helped many pupils catch up and progress following the pandemic.”
In addition to Simon’s comments, John Nichols and Tim Morris were quoted in the press discussing the importance of the awards and the significant impact the tuition industry has for so many young people.
Best Special Needs Tutor
This category recognised tutors who had outstandingly impacted students with special educational needs (SEN). Bright Heart sponsored the award. Wilma, a Bright Heart tutor, was shortlisted with two other tutors.
The independent judges considered tutors’ use of resources, tools, techniques, and strategies that specifically addressed the requirements of their students with SEN.
Wilma was pleasantly surprised to win this award. However, it was certainly not surprising for Bright Heart, based on Wilma’s exceptional work with her students and the fantastic feedback we hear from parents.
Wilma commented after receiving the award:
I’d like to thank Bright Heart for all of their support. Thanks to my students for working with me – without you, I’d not have been honoured and acknowledged by this special award.”
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