Tutorfair is a team of parents, tutors and web entrepreneurs. The aim of the company is to make life easier for tutors, parents and students.
We are excited by what is happening with tutoring. More and more people are getting their own tutor. That is because it works, and it can be tailored to each person. You really can learn whatever you want.
We believe that tutoring should be for all so the Tutorfair Foundation arranges free tuition for children who can't afford it. For every student who pays, we will provide free tuition for a
student who can't.
We have worked with parents to make it really simple and intuitive to find the right tutors for them; and with great tutors to help them do more tutoring.
About the team:
Mark Maclaine – a tutor for 14 years, and awesome at it. Students are inspired by his energy and enthusiasm. He instils a love of learning which goes far beyond the Maths & Science GCSEs he teaches. We love Mark … and all his stories. He's responsible for making sure this works for tutors and is ruthless about vetting tutors to ensure we've got the best. Mark is equally passionate about our social mission and ensuring that really makes a difference.
Andrew Ground – is driven by a desire to find good tutors for his own children, Adam and Sophia, our strongest critics – woe betide a tutor who produces a boring video. Andrew loves good user experience and is totally dedicated to using the Internet to provide choice and transparency to both parents and tutors. He was also UK MD of LOVEFILM, and a school governor.
Edd Stockwell – he keeps everything moving as it should be, making sure we are doing everything we can to make Tutorfair the best it can be. He has previously run three start-ups and has an insatiable curiosity to learn everything. We're not quite sure what powers Edd: he doesn't eat much, doesn't sleep much, cycles everywhere and is constantly upbeat and optimistic – your secret, please?
Patrick Verdon – he is passionate about building great web experiences and keeps the website running. He has been the Technical Director of several businesses and goes on and on about Speed as if it were a drug. His daughter is a future client. So heads-up any Cambridge based tutors, you're next booking could be an inside job.
Pete Kirby – has been tutoring Maths & Science for 7 years and especially enjoys teaching geometry and genetics. He heads up the Tutorfair Foundation which delivers life-changing tutoring to pupils who can't afford it. And in his earlier years, Pete was a national champion fencer (the swords, not the gardening).
Sam Floy – joined Tutorfair through the New Entrepreneurs Foundation program, and is the young blood in the team. He loves how Tutorfair is a sustainable way to make a positive social difference, and enjoys making the system easier for everyone use. Before too long he made friends with the office kitten, Princess, and the two can often be found discussing the next phases of Tutorfair's growth, and playing with balls of string.
Guillaume Pasquet – is Tutorfair's code ninja master. He has been programming for 6 years and invests his knowledge and wisdom to make Tutorfair better. He monitors that hamsters are running fast enough for the servers to cope. He often can be found delving deep in lines of code or listening to heavy metal from the 80s.
Andrew "Lewi" Lewis – An escapee of the City rat-race, Lewi now helps create the "technical stuff" that powers the site. Outside of the office he can be found sailing, playing poker, and blaming Guillaume for any techy problems with the site. Inside the office it's a case of turning coffee into mumbled profanities, with code as a side product.
Rukhsananet – our Board of mummy advisors. Some people say this is the new Mumsnet; they've been known to violently disagree over croissants; all we know is that they're on it, and on to us.
Founder Tutors – a faculty of brilliant and professional tutors. Some who fly the world and earn more than lawyers; others that purely work in inner city schools. These are the people we wished were our teachers when we were at school. They are helping to make Tutorfair work for tutors, they run the mentoring program, and between them are a world of knowledge on school curriculums, pedagogy and tutoring.