Cambridge Tutors College (Tutorial, Non-Boarding and Mixed)
Cambridge Tutors College is a non-boarding tutorial college for about 280 boys and girls located in the tranquil town of Croydon, 20 minutes by train from Victoria Station, London. It was founded by a group of Cambridge University graduates forty years ago under an education charity trust; hence its name.
Students stay with host families, which have been especially selected by an Accommodation Officer who keeps a constant tap on their performance. Host families provide single bedroom, breakfast and dinner all seven days of the week, and lunch as well on Saturday and Sunday. They do the students’ washing too. On all school days from Monday to Friday, students eat lunch in the College. Home stay gives students the invaluable experience of learning to live away from the sheltered comforts of their own home in a different culture. It also helps them to develop interpersonal and social skills as well as to learn to be independent while still having the benefit of their guardians’ guidance, in a homely atmosphere.
The College has built up a strong reputation for getting students into top medical and law schools as well as to Oxford and Cambridge. Its strengths lie in its dedicated teachers who teach in small classes each averaging 8 students. Each student is assigned a personal tutor and tutors meet regularly to discuss students' progress and needs.
Cambridge Tutors College runs a one-year GCSE course, a 2-year A-level course, and a special 18-month A-level course starting in January each year.