Alan holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Warwick and worked in experimental physics research for a number of years at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory's neutron source near Oxford. After teaching Mathematics and Physics in Zimbabwe for Voluntary Service Overseas, he qualified as a science teacher in 2000.
Throughout academic study, Tim has continually set himself high expectations: he achieved nine A* grades at GCSE and performed well enough in the International Baccalaureate to meet his offer to study English Literature at the University of Exeter. He fully applied himself at degree level, enjoying the diverse and challenging modules (including a year in Canada where he focused on North American literature), and he was very pleased to graduate with First-Class Honours.
Having graduated from Sheffield University (BA English Literature, 2-1) in 2004, Ben completed his PGCE at Bristol in 2007. He has then spent 13 continuous years teaching in top UK independent and international school sectors, including roles as Head of Department at Uppingham, Deputy Head of Department at St Albans and Head of Year at the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City.
Emily has 13 years of experience as an outstanding educator. She studied at The University of St Andrews, obtaining her Masters in Classical Studies and Ancient History before a year spent teaching English as a Foreign Language in Argentina.
Gaining a Masters accredited teaching PGCE at the University of Oxford has ensured Rachel has a solid grasp of the most effective pedagogic techniques. She obtained her PGCE shortly after gaining a First Class Science degree at a top Russell Group University and her most recent teaching post was as Head of Science and Head of Gifted and Talented at Wetherby Prep School.
Sarah is 30 years old and has been a Primary School Teacher for 5 years and a Tutor for three years. She began her teaching career at 18 where she worked in a behavioural unit, then she was a Teaching Assistant working with SEN children in a secondary school in Shropshire.
Phil studied Environmental Science at the University of Southampton before going on to do his PGCE at the University of Birmingham. He began his teaching career in 2002 and has now amassed 14 years teaching experience, teaching in some of the top schools (in both the private and state sectors and also internationally).
Joshua has worked extensively as a private tutor both in the UK and abroad, most recently in Italy and Saudi Arabia. Through this work he has developed a style of tutoring in which the student is challenged (through careful questioning) to make their own discoveries and take a high degree of ownership for their learning.