Explore Learning are finalists in the 2021 EducationInvestor Awards

September 06, 2021

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We are delighted to be recognised as a finalist in this year’s EducationInvestor awards. These annual awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the business of education. This year the judges were looking particularly for organisations who showed great agility and resilience amidst the pandemic. 

Explore Learning has been honoured several times, over the years, by the prestigious EducationInvestor awards. To be recognised this year feels especially fitting. 2020-2021 has been the most challenging and adaptive year we have encountered since our launch 20 years ago.

Bill Mills, CEO and the founder of Explore commented, “The recent pandemic created a huge challenge for us, as it did for many. Thanks to the sheer tenacity and drive of our great people, within a week we had an online solution, a suite of workshops that our tutors delivered nationwide and a host of new communication tools to ensure that all of our members had the best possible support. We live and breathe the notion that there’s no great a challenge we can’t overcome together.” 

Despite the devastating blow that the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns delivered, we are delighted to be in a stable position with over 20,000 children receiving tuition every week. We have new, cutting-edge curriculum tools and an innovative approach to working that allows us to deliver tuition in centre and online. Most importantly, our members tell us they are happy with our service. We have an excellent 5* rating on Trustpilot with over 985 five star reviews and we received our highest Net Promoter Score of 65, this May.

Survey responses show that we delight members through consistent, high-quality interactions where their feedback is listened to and acted upon. They see evidence for learning, receive excellent support from managers and appreciate the level of individual tailoring to their child’s areas of need.

“I feel happy and confident that my children are well tutored since we enrolled over four years ago. My children are fearless in their learning and they use their initiative as necessary… The tutors are experienced and understand each child’s learning styles and find a balance on teaching and getting the best out of them.” NPS survey feedback


Compass learning tool

We introduced a number of changes to Explore this year. The most significant was the launch of our online tutoring platform and adaptive learning tool, Compass. This innovative tool, designed in-house by our team of 50 educational experts, provides comprehensive coverage of the maths and English curriculum for 4-14 years olds in the UK. 

Compass continually assesses what a child knows and presents the skills that they need to know next. No two pathways are the same. Each child works at a pace and level that is unique to their needs whilst covering all the material necessary to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. Compass allows our tutors to support each child with a bespoke curriculum either in our centres or online. Children can also access their curriculum whenever and wherever they want and can continue to hone their skills outside of their tutored sessions. This offers great value for money for parents and even faster results for their children.

“The Explore home learning has been such a lifeline during these unprecedented times … My daughter is now showing an increase in confidence when it comes to her maths and English, and this has been reflected in both her class work and attainment level… I am happy to say it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made!” Trustpilot


The winners of the ‘Private Tutoring Provider’ category will be announced on the 30th November 2021. Wish us luck!


To find out more about Explore Learning’s award-winning maths and English tuition, book a free trial session and meet our wonderful team of tutors.


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