Meet the Tutorfair team
Tutorfair is a team of parents, tutors and web entrepreneurs, and we're on a mission to help kids 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?
Pete 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).
Phoebe is the Deputy Director at the Tutorfair Foundation and co-founder of The Stretch Academy, one of Tutorfair's most exciting partner programs in the Primary sector. She completed her Law conversion after finishing her degree in Economics but saw sense and entered into the Charity sector. She loves sailing, playing the piano and tutors Mathematics and 11 Plus Common Entrance.
Following a music degree, Alex gained experience in the music and education sectors before joining Tutorfair’s Customer Service team. Working with Mariota, 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. If you ever want to hear anyone present a twenty-minute comparative analysis of Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Ludwig van Beethoven, Alex is the person to ask.
After several years splattering paint on her clothes and the walls in art school, Mariota joined us with her passion for educational equality. Having tutored straight after university, she works with Alex to organise our tutors’ events, and she is the voice at the end of the phone making terrible jokes while tending to all your tutoring needs. Although her clothes are a lot more presentable now, she remains no stranger to a paintbrush, and on weekends can be found cycling along the Thames to a new exhibition.
When Breanna’s classmates from business school all headed for big companies in the city, she headed for the far more exciting world of start-ups. She has gained experience in almost every field of business, even building a successful design company from scratch - but her real speciality is in digital marketing. She loves her work almost as much as her cat and she will kick into survival mode when tickled.
Lucy is our musical, multilingual product manager who joined Tutorfair through the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. She connects the dots between the various Tutorfair teams and ruthlessly prioritises the Tutorfair roadmap. She loves planning and organising, whether that’s a spec for a feature, a choir for your wedding or an adventure somewhere new.
Madeleine is a tutor who can occasionally be found distributing baked goods in the Tutorfair offices. An American actress with a double major from UCLA and a degree from Cambridge, she specialises in: 11 plus entrance, SAT, LSAT, and Psychology from A-level to PhD. She talks a lot about ‘brains’ and ‘neuroplasticity’ and always in a funny accent.
Tom studied Philosophy at University and went into a diverse career across research, product development and teaching. Today he lives in Excel, SQL and Python, analysing the Tutorfair data to pull out insight and keep our decision-making grounded in fact. His Philosophy degree proves useful when we need a silly name for one of our algorithms.
Alex is best known for his luscious golden locks and his crazy technical wizardry building robots for the website (soon, we’ll all be out of a job!). He often puts us all to shame in the fashion department when he wears his 3-piece tweed suit and cravat to work. Alex comes from a comp-sci background where he learnt to code at age 9. His primary teacher even set up a computer club in his honour! In his spare time you can find him lording over his Minecraft world and mining Bitcoins.
Shaunick can usually be found watching TED Talks, re-runs of Friends or DJing for his friends at house parties (TIP: do not give him an AUX cable). He decided to leave the world of Finance, after 3 years, to search for meaning in life. And came across Tutorfair, falling head-over heels for our commitment to education and a nifty website to code.
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.
"There’s always something new to learn here, and you have
the opportunity to put your ideas into practice."
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