I have always worked with private candidates and home educated students to ensure they can access accurate predicted grades for college and UCAS applications. When the Summer 2020 exam series was cancelled and it became clear that predicted grades would be accepted, I made it my mission to support as many private candidates as possible, yet thousands still missed out as they had no way of validating their hard work. I have worked with our partner exam centres to put in place a stringent process. The final report can be utilised for college or UCAS applications, or in the event of further exam cancellations it can be submitted directly to the exam centre.

HOW IT WORKS

CONSULTATION

An initial consultation to discuss subject choices, exam boards, and the timescale involved, so I have a complete picture.

SUBMISSION OF WORK

The student is supervised as they submit a portfolio of work to showcase their abilities in their chosen subject(s).

INTERVIEW

Interview preparation leaves no stone unturned giving each student confidence that they are ready for any question.

REPORT

After reviewing all of the information provided, I put together a full report and submit the predicted grades.

WHAT THEY SAY...

What do families say about my predicted grades service?

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HELEN B

'If there were Home Ed awards then Patrick would get one! He has worked with my son in multiple subjects and shown great skill in his approach. He really cares about the wellbeing of his students. I have no hesitation in recommending Patrick.'

SARAH D

'We came to Tutors & Futures as private candidates looking for help to get a Centre Assessed Grade during 2020's Covid-induced exam chaos. The situation has been particularly difficult for those who have studied independently, but from the moment we made contact everything was incredibly clear and smooth. All the worry and stress was minimised and I am deeply appreciative of all Patrick did for my son.'

CHANTAL

'Patrick helped my anxious daughter achieve the grades that she needed in her GCSEs. He helped and supported us every step of the way. We can’t thank him enough.'

POOJA

'Tutors and Futures have provided me with excellent service. They were very clear with all the steps and procedures required to enable me to be awarded accurate, reflective grades. Mr Patrick Mather gave me clear guidance and instructions throughout the process of compiling evidence of my independent exam practice, studies and revision in the Dropbox folder he had created for me. Also, Mr Patrick Mather clearly answered all questions I had via email throughout the process.'

DAN

'With the cancellation of A level exams this year and myself being a private candidate, I was unsure that I wouldn’t be able to receive a grade. Then I came across Tutors and Futures which support private candidates in making sure they achieve CAGs just like school candidates. A huge thank you to Patrick who has been professional and extremely helpful in this stressful process. Patrick made it clear what evidence needs to be added to achieve your predicted grade. Highly recommend!'

LUCY

'Patrick was very helpful with the process of what was required for evidence for a TAG this year and the mock exam all ran smoothly and Patrick really put the candidates at ease to reduce stress levels during this very stressful year, would highly recommend.'

JOE

'Tutors & Futures gave me excellent support and did so with a very human interface. I spoke to Patrick who had an expert knowledge of the current exams system (during COVID) and how the assessments were likely to be finalised as soon as he knew. This allowed me enough time to prepare, study and achieve the grades I needed. I would definitely recommend them to another mature or home-schooled student. They were understanding and very competent.'

EVA

'I would give more stars if I could. Patrick took us on when nobody else was prepared to help: during the last minute rush of the 2021 summer private GCSE chaos when everyone was fully booked (even Patrick). Without Patrick, my daughter would have been delayed by another year (after the 2020 Covid cancellations) AND he never made us feel like we should be grateful - he was so helpful and patient throughout the GCSE (mocks) process.'

MATHURA

'The pandemic caused my exams to be cancelled last minute and we were given teacher assessed grades last minute. I decided to not go university that year as I knew I would do better if exams had happened. Not knowing what to do and had to find places that would allow me to take exams (which none of them were willing to take me as they were too far away).
I found Tutors & Futures and completed my exams the following year. Patrick helped me as soon as I signed up and he made the whole process straightforward, he made a Dropbox to file all my work in and I also had the opportunity to sit an exam with him which even my school didn’t provide me with. He gave me confidence that I will be able to get a fair grade at the end of the year. I couldn’t recommend Patrick enough! And because of him I have now received offers from top universities which were the ones I wanted to go to. The whole process was dealt with professionally which even my school couldn’t do for me. Private candidates weren’t really talked about when exams were cancelled but Patrick solved all the issues. Huge thank you!'

SHEIKH

'Tutors and Futures is a great company, I felt that it was very organised and there was good communication all round.'

ADEYINKA

'As a private candidate for the 2020 summer exams, Patrick supported me in making sure I would be receiving a calculated grade to progress to uni this summer. I have no hesitation in recommending tutors and futures for home educated students.'

TEMI

'Tutors and Futures, were very helpful in organising invigilated mock exams to help provide CAG's for the 2021 summer exam series. I would definitely recommend.'

SARAH

'Patrick was very helpful in organising invigilated mock exams to help provide CAG's for the 2021 summer exam series. I would definitely recommend.'