We are a small team who really know our tutors and clients well. Many of us have been highly successful tutors and educationalists, so you can be sure that we really know what we’re talking about.
Nathaniel McCullagh BSc, MFA - Managing Director
Nathaniel is a graduate of Durham University, England - a leading Russell Group University. At Durham he read Archaeology and then studied at the University of Southern California. Nathaniel started his career in private tuition in 1998, as an international tutor working in Sweden, the US, France and London. He has delivered over 10,000 hours of tuition, helping students with Eton Scholarships, Home schooling, SEN 11+, 13+ and GCSE Maths, English and Science. His leadership as an experienced tutor is part of what sets SLT apart from other agencies. Nathaniel is passionate about enhanced standards and professionalism in private tutoring and is a member of the Tutors Association
Professional Standards Committee. http://www.thetutorsassociation.org.uk/
Katie Haigh, BSc - Director of Education
Katie has been with Simply Learning Tuition for five years and read Psychology at Manchester University. Before that she studied at International school in Belgium. She is an experienced pre-school tutor, and has also worked extensively with UK 11+ and SEN and IB students. Katie is in charge of SLT's Education Consultancy.
Sophie Taylor Barthorpe, BA, MA - Tuition Manager
Sophie read English Literature at Greenwich and then Museum Studies at London Metropolitan. She manages the recruitment and introduction of international tutors. Sophie is also our resident SAT and US University Applications specialist. Although Sophie has never been a tutor she comes from a strong pedigree of educators; her mother worked for Household Cavalry School, and Ofsted Schools inspector. Her father was a lecturer.
Emma Calkin, BA - Tuition Consultant
After school at Marlborough, Emma went to Newcastle University to read Archaeology. She has taught extensively overseas; including Zou Lou Lan school in Shanghai. Her main hobby is to travel extensively, which has given her an excellent understanding of different cultures.
Eleanor Sykes PGCE - Education Consultant
Eleanor has taught for over 20 years in the UK state and independent sector. Educated at St Mary’s Ascot, she has taught English as a Foreign Language in Chile, Mexico and Nicaragua. Eleanor is an expert at assessing children who are new to Britain, identifying the areas they need to develop to ensure they have a smooth entry to the UK education system.
Hannah Fletcher BSc - Tutor Recruitment
Hannah's main focus within Simply Learning Tuition is to recruit first class academic tutors. Tracking down the very best international tutors is a fine art and draws on Hannah's experience as a freelance tutor and mentor. Having worked for the Helen Bamber Foundation (a leading human rights organisation), Ark Schools and the Durham County Mentoring Scheme, she is uniquely skilled to identify tutors with the right blend of empathy, communication and academic skills. Hannah took her IB at the prestigious Sevenoaks School in Kent and read Combined Social Sciences at Durham University.