Bonas MacFarlane, sponsor of the Education category at this year’s Good Web Guide Awards, is one of the leading education consultancies in the UK.

Set up twenty years ago, Bonas MacFarlane is a revered provider of private tutors and advice on all aspects of independent-school education.

On sponsoring the Education category in this year's Awards, Bonas MacFarlane said, “We work with a vast range of schools, universities and education providers, who, in recent years have embraced the digital age. Across the board, they are producing higher quality content, websites and digital assets. It is key for us as mediators to encourage and promote this.”

From its headquarters in Chelsea, Bonas MacFarlane is lead by five directors who are supported by sixteen full-time members of staff. They employ a dozen specialist consultants and keep about 600 tutors on their books.

Key to their success is their experience in the art of matching the right tutor with the right child. Creating bespoke solutions for each individual, Bonas MacFarlane tutors, who are hired according to a rigorous recruitment procedure, all have excellent academic records and outstanding abilities to motivate, educate and communicate.

The forty-eight-year-old MD Charles Bonas – who was himself educated at Harrow School and Oriel College, Oxford – says: “I began tutoring shortly after leaving Oxford in 1992, as one of a handful of residential tutors in England at that time. The effectiveness of one-to-one education was so exhilarating that it soon became my vocation.

“To gain experience, I trained as a teacher and tutored many age groups, abilities and subjects in the British and American systems. Two years after teaching a first dyslexic tutee how to read, I helped my first student win a place at Harvard.

“Many of our competitors trained with us; none match our reputation. Former pupils now return with their own children, trusting us with the next generation.”

With offices in Dubai and Kazakhstan (Charles Bonas’s wife comes from there), and representatives in several other countries, Bonas MacFarlane works with families from all over the world.

The company’s, often pioneering, services include: one-to-one tuition sessions, academic assessments, mentoring, online tuition, school placements, residential tutors and university admissions advice. Their leadership in the field of one-to-one education is widely recognised.

The Good Schools Guide describes Bonas MacFarlane as: “the upper crust of the consultancy and tutoring industry, blended, kneaded and done to a crisp according to the precise educational recipe for your privileged progeny.”

Tori Cadogan, editor of Tatler magazine’s highly regarded annual Schools Guide, says: “We searched long and hard to find the perfect match for our guide, to help [readers] continue the journey from our pages to reality. A partner that mirrored our ethos in absolutely ensuring a child’s happiness and wellbeing is at the forefront of every decision we help you make. That partner is Bonas MacFarlane, the UK’s most respected provider of educational advice.”

At the heart of Bonas MacFarlane’s approach is the knowledge that a successful education involves careful planning – “from cradle to career” – and a team of outstanding educators.

Whether your child has complex needs, exam anxiety, knowledge gaps or poor interview technique, it’s time your education conundrums were cracked.

May 2019

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