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David

Founder and Director

Before founding Oxford Tutors, David was Head of Mathematics in two large schools, most recently a prestigious independent boarding school in Oxford, where he taught for 14 years and was also Housemaster. Over the years he has successfully prepared many Oxbridge applicants for the Oxford Mathematics Admissions Test, Cambridge STEP exams, personal statements and mock interviews, both in person and online. As Director of Oxford Tutors, David has personally interviewed all our tutors, selecting only Oxford and Cambridge University undergraduates and graduates with excellent communication skills and teaching ability, thereby ensuring a world-class tutoring team of unrivalled brilliance.

Before founding Oxford Tutors, David was Head of Mathematics in two large schools, most recently a prestigious independent boarding school in Oxford, where he taught for 14 years and was also Housemaster. Over the years he has successfully prepared many Oxbridge applicants for the Oxford Mathematics Admissions Test, Cambridge STEP exams, personal statements and mock interviews, both in person and online. As Director of Oxford Tutors, David has personally interviewed all our tutors, selecting only Oxford and Cambridge University undergraduates and graduates with excellent communication skills and teaching ability, thereby ensuring a world-class tutoring team of unrivalled brilliance.

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David

Founder and Director

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Ben

Operations Director

Ben is a graduate of the University of Bristol where he read Physics and Philosophy before gaining a PGCE at the University of Oxford (Lincoln College). He has 25 years of experience teaching Physics, Maths, Science and Philosophy in six schools across two continents and has supported students at every stage from 11+ and Common Entrance through to personal statements and university applications. He has led Physics and Science departments in independent boarding and day schools and for seven years was the Academic Deputy Head in a large academic day school in the South of England. As a result of his experience in educational management he coordinates operations at Oxford Tutors to ensure the highest standards of academic practice.

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David

Academic Advisor

David has a First Class degree in Physics from University College London and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London. After obtaining a PGCE from Edinburgh University, he taught at Loretto School and Cheltenham Ladies College. He ran the Mathematics Societies in both these schools, coaching  teams to success in the UK Mathematics Trust national competitions. He teaches both Mathematics and Physics, and develops educational resources and diagnostic materials which we use to assess gaps in learning and understanding in Maths and Science.

David has a First Class degree in Physics from University College London and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from Imperial College London. After obtaining a PGCE from Edinburgh University, he taught at Loretto School and Cheltenham Ladies College. He ran the Mathematics Societies in both these schools, coaching  teams to success in the UK Mathematics Trust national competitions. He teaches both Mathematics and Physics, and develops educational resources and diagnostic materials which we use to assess gaps in learning and understanding in Maths and Science.

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David

Academic Advisor

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Charlotte

Senior Education Consultant

Charlotte has an MA Joint Honours in French and Spanish from Cambridge University.  She graduated from New Hall (now Murray Edwards), and has worked in television for CNN and the travel business before taking a career break to raise her family. She is our client relationship manager, providing a highly personalised service to match the needs of our clients with the skills of our outstanding tutors. She has participated in interviews with many of our Oxford undergraduate and graduate tutors, and has an in-depth understanding of the British schooling system.

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Laura

Education Consultant

Laura has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Durham, an MA from the University of East Anglia in the Arts of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas and a PGCE from the University of Kingston. She worked for ten years in top London Prep Schools as a teacher and Head of Reception Years. She was also Principal of a Nursery School in London. She has recently completed part of an MA course at Oxford Brookes University (Teaching Children with Literacy Difficulties). She is an experienced teacher and is a specialist in Early Years Education through to Prep School age children. She is a parent of three children in Oxfordshire Schools and has a wide knowledge of schools both day and boarding.

Laura has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Durham, an MA from the University of East Anglia in the Arts of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas and a PGCE from the University of Kingston. She worked for ten years in top London Prep Schools as a teacher and Head of Reception Years. She was also Principal of a Nursery School in London. She has recently completed part of an MA course at Oxford Brookes University (Teaching Children with Literacy Difficulties). She is an experienced teacher and is a specialist in Early Years Education through to Prep School age children. She is a parent of three children in Oxfordshire Schools and has a wide knowledge of schools both day and boarding.

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Laura

Education Consultant

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Claire

Education Consultant

Claire has an MA in Classics from Cambridge University (Trinity Hall) and is a qualified solicitor. She worked for a firm of City solicitors for several years before moving to Oxford to teach Business Law to graduates and then worked in the research industry. She has three children in Oxfordshire schools. In her spare time, Claire and her dog Blijke volunteer at a local primary school, sponsored by the charity Canine Concern. At Oxford Tutors, Claire specialises in identifying the perfect tutor for each student.

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Michele

Accountant

Michele has a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town as well as Postgraduate and Masters qualifications both in South Africa and the UK. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and has practiced in South Africa, Mauritius and the United Kingdom. Focusing on both SMEs as well as the banking and investments sectors, Michele brings a broad experience to Oxford Tutors. She employs Melinda Wenman and Sue Powell who handle client billings and receipts while Michele handles the management accounting for this growing business.

Michele has a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town as well as Postgraduate and Masters qualifications both in South Africa and the UK. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and has practiced in South Africa, Mauritius and the United Kingdom. Focusing on both SMEs as well as the banking and investments sectors, Michele brings a broad experience to Oxford Tutors. She employs Melinda Wenman and Sue Powell who handle client billings and receipts while Michele handles the management accounting for this growing business.

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Michele

Accountant

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Sophie

Universities Advisor

Sophie is our Oxbridge Admissions specialist: she worked for the University of Oxford for 8 years, and Canterbury Christ Church University prior to this.  She holds a BA in Education Studies and has Qualified Teacher Status. During her time in the Oxford University Admissions Department, she was responsible for student recruitment for China and South East Asia and has extensive knowledge in delivering workshops and presentations to schools, colleges, students, teachers, advisors and parents. Her role included providing ongoing support and monitoring for Oxford University undergraduate scholarship holders. Sophie has a thorough understanding and experience of the Oxbridge Journey, the nuances of applying to both Oxford and Cambridge and optimising the chance of a successful admissions outcome.

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Kate

Associate

Kate is a graduate of the University of Oxford (Hertford) in Archaeology and Anthropology. Kate went on to study for a MSc in the Anthropology of Policy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. During this one-year course Kate worked as a freelance tutor, teaching a wide range of subjects and students. This included preparing a French student for a top international school’s admission tests, students studying for their A level History and others preparing for their eleven-plus exams. Kate has a love of everything humanities and always encourages her students to be curious and creative. In her spare time, Kate loves to play all kinds of sports including rowing, tennis and running. As a member of the Oxford Tutors full-time team, she is involved in student-tutor matching, University Admissions, tutor onboarding, and our tutor community website, the TutorZone.

Kate is a graduate of the University of Oxford (Hertford) in Archaeology and Anthropology. Kate went on to study for a MSc in the Anthropology of Policy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. During this one-year course Kate worked as a freelance tutor, teaching a wide range of subjects and students. This included preparing a French student for a top international school’s admission tests, students studying for their A level History and others preparing for their eleven-plus exams. Kate has a love of everything humanities and always encourages her students to be curious and creative. In her spare time, Kate loves to play all kinds of sports including rowing, tennis and running. As a member of the Oxford Tutors full-time team, she is involved in student-tutor matching, University Admissions, tutor onboarding, and our tutor community website, the TutorZone.

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Kate

Associate

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Erin

Schools Liaison and Summer School Coordinator

Erin has a BA in History and English from the University of Oxford (Pembroke). She has designed and taught courses in History and English, and delivered university application courses, helping students with personal statements, aptitude tests and interview preparation. Erin has worked extensively with schools, speaking to students, teachers and parents about Oxbridge applications and how best to prepare. She has a wealth of experience when it comes to helping students raise their aspirations and realise their potential when applying to competitive UK universities. Erin was introduced to rowing at Oxford, is a coxswain with the GB Rowing Team and a two-time world champion and current world record holder. Erin most recently won Gold at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, making her the first and only coxswain to hold the Paralympic, World and European Championship titles at one time. She was awarded an MBE in the 2022 New Year’s Honours List.

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Megan

Associate

Megan holds a BA in Classics and an MSt in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Oxford (Oriel College). She has tutored English, Latin and Ancient Greek for over five years, and finds it rewarding to see her tutees gain confidence with grammar, analytical writing and exam technique. She is experienced in helping pupils applying to study Classics, Philosophy and PPE at Oxbridge, including entrance tests, interviews, personal statements and written work. Megan is also interested in education policy issues, having published a report and articles on the UK’s ‘languages crisis’. She is passionate about removing barriers to equal opportunities in education: she previously volunteered for Schools Plus Oxford, and enjoys mentoring and creating free resources to support disadvantaged pupils.

Megan holds a BA in Classics and an MSt in Classical Languages and Literature from the University of Oxford (Oriel College). She has tutored English, Latin and Ancient Greek for over five years, and finds it rewarding to see her tutees gain confidence with grammar, analytical writing and exam technique. She is experienced in helping pupils applying to study Classics, Philosophy and PPE at Oxbridge, including entrance tests, interviews, personal statements and written work. Megan is also interested in education policy issues, having published a report and articles on the UK’s ‘languages crisis’. She is passionate about removing barriers to equal opportunities in education: she previously volunteered for Schools Plus Oxford, and enjoys mentoring and creating free resources to support disadvantaged pupils.

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Megan

Associate

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Amy

Associate and Tutor Coordinator

Amy graduated with a Masters degree in Theology from the University of Oxford (Regents Park College). She teaches degree level Philosophy courses on behalf of the Oxford Prospects & Global Development Institute. She also tutors in Theology, Religious Studies, History of Art and Fine Art. Amy is responsible for our website, corporate material, marketing, tutor coordination, support for our Oxbridge Programmes, project management and new product development. She assists with Oxford-style essays for university applications and mentors in creative writing. Amy is a professional fine artist and 20th century art assessor.

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Joe

Oxbridge Intern

Joe graduated with a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford (Worcester) where he specialised in Biocatalysis. He is an experienced tutor in Mathematics and the Sciences, having taught students at various levels and has also provided Personal Statement advice and Interview practice for prospective Oxbridge candidates. Joe also enjoys playing football and tennis in his spare time, and in his final year of his degree he sang with the Oxford A Cappella group Out of the Blue.

Joe graduated with a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford (Worcester) where he specialised in Biocatalysis. He is an experienced tutor in Mathematics and the Sciences, having taught students at various levels and has also provided Personal Statement advice and Interview practice for prospective Oxbridge candidates. Joe also enjoys playing football and tennis in his spare time, and in his final year of his degree he sang with the Oxford A Cappella group Out of the Blue.

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Joe

Oxbridge Intern

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Archie

Oxbridge Intern

Archie is an Engineering graduate from the University of Oxford (Worcester) where he specialised in Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering. As a recent graduate, he has up-to-date knowledge and experience of the Oxbridge admissions process and is an intern with Oxford Tutors as part of the Oxbridge team. He has tutored Maths and Physics to pupils of various ages and has worked as a Summer School teaching assistant during university holidays. Outside of academics, he is a keen sportsman having represented the university at rugby league and been president of the university darts club.

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Joss

Oxbridge Intern

Joss has a BA degree in Classics from the University of Oxford (Worcester). Alongside his studies and knowledge of the Oxford Admissions process he has tutoring experience of his own, helping not only those specialising in classics but also younger students at GCSE and 11+ level with English, Maths, Interviews and Reasoning Tests. He has looked over the personal statements of Oxbridge tutees and enjoyed demystifying the interview experience. He is also a passionate sportsman, enjoying his tennis and having played blues level football at Oxford.

Joss has a BA degree in Classics from the University of Oxford (Worcester). Alongside his studies and knowledge of the Oxford Admissions process he has tutoring experience of his own, helping not only those specialising in classics but also younger students at GCSE and 11+ level with English, Maths, Interviews and Reasoning Tests. He has looked over the personal statements of Oxbridge tutees and enjoyed demystifying the interview experience. He is also a passionate sportsman, enjoying his tennis and having played blues level football at Oxford.

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Joss

Oxbridge Intern

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