Meet the Tutorfair team
Tutorfair is a team of parents, tutors and web entrepreneurs, and we're on a mission to help students succeed.
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.
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.
Andrew 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.
A tutor for 16 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 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 it really makes a difference.
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?
Following a music degree, Alex gained experience in the music and education sectors before joining Tutorfair. Working with Hannah, Alex is here to help with all your tutoring queries and questions. In her spare time, Alex can be found listening to or playing as much music as possible, reading, or finding a coffee in London that meets her high Australian standards.
Hannah is no stranger to performing on stage so naturally moving into a role of customer service was the next best course of action. She works alongside Alex to support your tutoring needs, including answering those all important phone calls and emails. Hannah has a great love of all things musical, weekend escapes and cheese puns - oh you cheddar brie-leve it!
A tutor for 7 years, Joss has been managing and delivering in-school interventions all over the country since graduating from UCL in 2016. Driven to apply his skills and experience in the third sector, he joined the Foundation to bring free support to the young people who need it most. When he’s not at work, Joss is playing chess, watching football and searching for the best pub quiz in London.
Tas is passionate about education and making a difference. She joined the Tutorfair Foundation and helps to deliver its programmes to schools. A dedicated volunteer, Tas has supported various schools in London. When she’s not working for the Foundation, Tas runs a Japanese (Soroban) maths club for young learners. In addition to her passion for maths, she also enjoys a great cup of coffee!
Kevin has been a software engineer and team leader for 15 years, making beautiful software in a variety of fields. He has been programming since the late-eighties, when his Dad bought him an Amstrad CPC 464 to keep him out of trouble. He loves the web, gadgets, and is a great believer in the power of technology to make the world a better place. When not hunched over a glowing screen, Kevin loves the great outdoors, live music and singing. His greatest professional achievement was appearing in the IT Crowd.
Marc keeps the site ticking over and turns the exciting new plans of the team into code. With previous roles in IT and education, when it came time to make the jump from installing software to building it, Tutorfair was the perfect fit. If you’re looking for a game suggestion, Marc’s your guy! He’s got loads of enthusiastic stories of playing a range of games on tabletops, computers and in public spaces.
Having completed a Masters in Artificial Intelligence, Tutorfair was the perfect place for Don to combine his technical knowledge and his passion for education. He works as part of the tech team to make sure the platform runs smoothly and is currently working with novel machine learning techniques. Don enjoys traveling and considers himself to be somewhat of a language and culture enthusiast - ahora está estudiando español, and is looking forward to learning more ‘idiomas’ in the future.
After three years spent contemplating the meaning of life at university, Asher followed the well trodden path from philosophy graduate to tech company employee. Asher wears several different hats at Tutorfair, adapting and adjusting to the needs of the business. However, his ultimate aim is always to keep the company growing in the right direction (aka bigger than the day before). Outside of work, Asher is a passionate learner with a keen interest in languages and martial arts.
Joanne has seen first hand the important role that education plays in transforming people’s lives. So following a degree in Sociology and Politics, Joanne set out to bring her customer service skills and passion for helping others to a company dedicated to making a difference. Working within customer experience, Joanne helps with all things customer service to help create the smoothest experience possible. When Joanne is not working you can find her doing yoga, painting or singing.
"There’s always something new to learn here, and you have
the opportunity to put your ideas into practice."
We're a different kind of tutoring company