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Cirencester students launch affordable tutoring for GCSE students

Four Cirencester College students have been chosen to represent the college as part of the Tycoon Enterprise Competition, a scheme run by the Peter Jones Foundation.

Their entrepreneurial idea, Tutor Together, offers a specialist GCSE tutoring service to local children at a fair price. The tutoring will be delivered by the group, who are familiar with GCSEs, having recently taken the exams themselves. All tutors have received a high grade in the subject and will also be DBS checked prior to tutoring.

The group's strapline is Offering an engaging, structured and affordable tutoring experience - something they hope will be delivered throughout the tutoring sessions.

The competition is a national enterprise competition for students aged 6 to 18, in which groups put forward a business plan and are given a grant to set it up if the idea is chosen. At the start of February, the enterprise group submitted a business plan and accompanying video to the competition, which outlined their ideas. Within two weeks, the group heard they were successful in being chosen to represent the college.

The group is made up of: Molly Scrase-Kings, managing director; Oscar Pearce, head of operations; Rishi Rodway-Anand, head of finance; and Tarun Rodway-Anand, head of marketing and sales.

Rishi said: "The idea of running a business really excites me. It's something I want to go into in the future and this will be really good practice for me. I'm also looking to study business at university so this will hopefully give me a taste of what it will be like."

Molly said: "I think the scheme will build on my existing leadership skills, and will encourage me to work hard and see the project through. I'm excited to get started, but also quite nervous."

The group will offer the tutoring on-site at Cirencester College, with favourable prices for block bookings.

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