"This award will give our learning community the boost we need to keep us motivated throughout this present lockdown & beyond."
Helen Wilson, Owner and Founder of A Star Tuition
A-Star Tuition Group, owned by Helen Wilson, has been crowned ‘Tuition Group of The Year’ for Manchester and the North West in The Corporate Livewire Manchester and North West Prestige Awards, beating off stiff competition from across the region.
The award comes during a time when professional tutoring has played a key role in the education of youngsters across the region affected by school closures due to the pandemic. In March 2020, owner Helen Wilson completely reinvented her business model to provide online classes, ensuring that hundreds of children were able to continue with their education during lockdown.
A Star Tuition Group is a child-centred service that enables six to eighteen-year olds to gain results that truly reflect their academic abilities. The business offers tailored learning programmes that suit every child’s unique requirements in a fun, welcoming and highly motivational environment. With an impressive pass rate for SATs and GCSE exams, the group boasts a pass rate for BRGS that is over 80% and for Bury Grammar and Bolton School, the pass rate is 100%!
The Corporate Livewire Prestige Awards celebrate small and medium-sized enterprises consisting of localised businesses and sole traders that have thrived in their highly competitive community and have proven their success. A Star Tuition group impressed the judges unanimously with their swift and successful transition to online learning in response to the national lockdown. The business was also recognised for its exceptional results, outstanding customer feedback, NHS fundraising efforts and supportive, social media activities that helped families to cope with the school closures.
Helen Wilson said:
“In what has been one of the most challenging years of my teaching career, I feel incredibly proud of this achievement. I am thankful that I work with such wonderfully hard-working students, who have shown tremendous resilience, and resolve to succeed, despite the challenges. This award will give our learning community the boost we need to keep us motivated throughout this present lockdown & beyond.”
Over the past year, thousands of nominations were received by the awards team at Corporate Livewire by industry experts, readers and satisfied customers. Winners were selected based on a range of criteria including marketing and branding, business growth methods, customer experience and approach to new ideas.