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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is passionate about building great user experiences and keeps the website running. He has been the CTO of several successful start-ups and thrives off the disruptive nature of Internet and mobile technologies. His daughter is a future client, so heads-up any Cambridge based tutors: your next booking could be an inside job.
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).
Sam 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 to 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.
Serena has a lot of teachers in her family: 7 at the last count! (Might have missed one or two; it's a pretty big family.) She believes Tutorfair can make tutoring the best job anyone could ever have. Serena is responsible for looking after all our clients, bringing puppies into the office, and drinking all the tea. Bad grammar makes her sad.
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+ entrance, SAT, LSAT, and Psychology from A-level to PhD. She talks a lot about ‘brains’ and ‘neuroplasticity’ and always in a funny accent.
Lucy is our resident multilingual musician, seeking out London's best music teachers to join the Tutorfair community. Her passion for learning weird and wonderful facts is infectious, and she loves igniting excitement in others too. Lucy joined us through the New Entrepreneurs Foundation after two years in corporate financial services. In her spare time she can be found organising choirs for weddings and standing on her chair singing God Save The Queen.
When Breanna’s classmates from business school all headed for big companies in the city, she headed for the far more exciting world of startups. 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.
Ramzi's experience across Psychology, Computer Science and Marketing make for good dinner table conversation, but even better product management. He connects the dots between the various Tutorfair teams, and champions the user at all times. An entrepreneur with a masters in Computer Science - shame he can't master a good haircut.
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.
Seb’s experience ranges from setting up his own online e-commerce site to digging up Neolithic arrowheads in his spare time. Having studied a mixture of Archeology and Computer Science subjects, Sebastian is a rare breed of developer who is able to communicate with the dark side (business people). He’s quite a good shot with the Nerf gun as well.
Got a question? Ask Maggie! She is a machine of efficiency and handles all your emails: be it a problem booking, confusion about how the site works or just advice on your profile. You'll also hear from her if anything goes awry. Don't crowd Maggie on the dance floor by the way: she's been learning dance since she was 3, won a whole collection of national medals and now teaches ballroom, latin, salsa and wedding dance. Oh she makes amazing chocolate cookies too!
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.
Phoebe is a program manager for 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; tutors Mathematics and 11+ entry, and has failed to find any extra time in which to plan her wedding later this year!
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