The first momentous moment came to our founders in the very early weeks after a meeting with a concerned single mum who had been let down by her child’s school and was struggling to provide the best for her son. This inspired the founders and Cohort’s top three priorities quickly emerged
Students making excellent progress in a safe, engaging environment and offering excellent value to parents was the number one priority. They needed to help their parents realise their dreams and aspirations for their children, Cohort needed to make their hard-earned money go as far as possible, by offering excellent quality tutoring at reasonable prices.
The 1st priority could only be achieved by having the best tutors working with students and by fostering an excellent ethos of hard work and passion for achievement. Ensuring teachers were valued and had the resources at their fingertips to deliver excellent lessons was essential.
They had to stay viable and be able to pay the bills to continue to be able to make a difference. However, they believed that if they focussed on the first 2 priorities and didn’t get carried away with extremely expensive photocopiers, priority number 3 would simply look after itself.
Cohort plants its roots at a cafe opposite Birmingham University when two friends decide to make a little extra cash by tutoring local kids
Our West Bromwich Centre opened its doors on at the beginning of the academic year 2008, with 2 teachers tutoring 2 students in a makeshift classroom.
We splashed out on a copier machine and it felt like we had hit the big league.
The premises on Moor Street was fast becoming too small. The search for bigger and better premises began and ended with a subsequent move to Wood Lane Community Centre in 2011
Our team was growing fast and we decided to widen our reach and expand slightly further afield. The Blackheath, Rowley Regis Branch opened its doors in 2013 on top of the old NatWest Bank
Two short and quick years later Cohort Tuition Gloucester set up shop within the historical Spreadeagle Court on Northgate Street and started arranging quality home tuition for students across the Gloucestershire area
As the years pass by, Cohort Tuition student numbers keep growing and we keep and receiving more and more rave reviews from extremely happy and satisfied parents and students alike
Cohort Tuition moves to a brand-new centre and gets a brand new logo. The team is now of over 40 dedicated tutors offering tuition from reception to A-levels to over 400 students.