Meet our tutors
Founder & SCience Tutor
I have a range of experiences of working with young people including teaching primary level English in Japan, secondary level sciences in Yorkshire (for 7 years) and running activities in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) inpatient ward. I’ve been private tutoring since 2015 and have worked closely with local Home Education communities since 2017.
My own transition from classroom, to private tutor, to being a part of a Home Ed community, to organising educational activities online mirrors what so many parents/carers are going through in our post-Covid world. I’m keen to adapt to the challenges we are facing and help ensure young people are able to receive a motivating, engaging, safe online learning experience.
I believe each child has a unique set of interests and talents which best emerge when they are at the centre of a ‘whole child’ learning process. New technologies make it easier than ever before for learners to take part in a bespoke educational experience which truly engages and motivates them. By nurturing independent learning skills and teaching ‘How’ to learn we can ensure the next generation is best prepared for whatever the future may bring.
Andrew Milson BSc, PGCE
Founder & English Tutor
After a month of intensive TEFL training in Budapest, I began my teaching career in sunny Madrid where I taught Business English to adults. I then decided that I wanted to make a long-term career as a teacher and completed my PGCE back in not-so-sunny Manchester.
I taught in a secondary school for 3 years before making the move to private tuition. I have been fortunate to work closely with some fantastic home education groups over the past two years and have enjoyed the freedom that home learning can offer both tutors and students. Following the students’ interests and finding literature that appeals to them without the constraints of a rigid curriculum has resulted in the kind of exciting, engaging lessons I always wanted to deliver.
Moving away from the classroom can be daunting (for tutors as well as students), but it is an opportunity for creativity and innovation. And, in a world with an increasingly uncertain future, the ability to adapt and move with the times is key for our success and our happiness.
I look forward to seeing you in a lesson soon!
David Martin MA, PGCE
Sarah Shaw (BA, MA) has developed and delivered learning workshops for schools at major cultural venues including the British Library, English Heritage, the National Trust, Compton Verney, the Wallace Collection and the Bowes Museum amongst others. With an MA in Heritage Education and Interpretation, Sarah is well-placed to support students as they engage with digital offers from venues across the UK
Nicci Guy (BA, PGCE) has taught in secondary schools and 6th form colleges for over 26 years. She has taught KS3, KS4 and A-level drama to a diverse range of students and has also been a Head of Department as well as the Director of Teaching and Learning at a specialist performing arts high school. Nicci’s experience, passion and vast subject knowledge make her a truly outstanding tutor.
Information about our new music tutor coming soon!