Our Tutors

Who are we and what do we do

Chris Pearse (Teachitright Managing Director & Tutor)

I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with 10 years experience. I started Teachitright in 2006 to provide support for children taking Secondary School exams. I am very passionate about helping children achieve their potential whilst enjoying education. I have co-authored the 2011 GL assessment 11+ Explained Series Verbal Reasoning book of which 8000 books have been sold to date. I have also produced a wide range of material that we use within the courses at the different centres. In 2015 I wrote three verbal reasoning books with Hodder education (part of Galore Park). These make up a huge series of books covering English, mathematics and non-verbal reasoning.

Hilary Male (Teachitright Tutor)

I have been teaching in primary schools for over 20 years. Most of my recent experience has been working in upper key stage 2 preparing children for SATs. I have also spent several years familiarising children with verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions in readiness for the 11+ exam. I am very keen to ensure that children develop study skills alongside a love of learning which together will prepare them for the next stages in their education. I am looking forward to working with Teachitright very much.

Austin Harris (Teachitright Tutor)

I am currently working at a Sixth Form College in Surrey teaching a range of sport related BTEC’s, VRQ’s and FA Coaching Qualifications, where I hold the position of Head of Department and Programme Development. In 2006 I graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland with an MA Degree in German and Modern Foreign Languages. As part of my Masters, I completed my PGCE teaching qualification and embarked initially as a Primary and Secondary School German teacher. Over the last eight years, I have gained invaluable experience working in both the Private and Public school sectors, teaching a range of subjects across a variety of disciplines. Since 2012, I have developed my knowledge and experience of tutoring KS 4 & 5 GCSE and Functional Skills Maths and English and I am very much looking forward to working with the Teachitright students in preparation for their 11 Plus Exams.

Fiona Green (Teachitright Tutor)

I’ve been a passionate and dedicated teacher for the past 17 years. I taught in an outer London school for ten years and saw the energy and dedication parents gave to support their children. Since having children I have continued to work as a supply teacher. I have a wide range of education experience and am very capable of raising standards using effective strategies and teaching methods. Teachitright program and resources are a solid collaboration that brings out the best in a child and I look forward to working with them.

Luke Lloyd (Teachitright Tutor)

I am a University of Bath Student reading a 5 year Natural Sciences Masters degree. As part of my course I am working at a Surrey based Secondary School as a maths specific LSA. I am incredibly enthusiastic about teaching and thoroughly enjoy it. I would love to enable others to emulate the success I have enjoyed.

 Nick Fry (Teachitright Tutor)

Current Headteacher at Thames Ditton Junior School in Surrey. I have been working with Teachitright since 2006 when it first started at Pippins Primary School where I was the former headmaster. Very experienced with teaching non-verbal reasoning techniques & strategies. I supported GL assessment with the writing of their 11+ Explained Series non-verbal book.

Monica Thapar (Teachitright Tutor)

I recently completed my PGCE in Primary Education at Brunel University after spending several years working at the BBC Written Archives Centre in Reading.
My first degree was in English Literature and I thoroughly enjoy teaching English. Currently, freelance as a tutor and teacher. I take the SATS classes at Pippins school as I have had experience of both Year 2 and Year 6 SATs in my teacher training. I also teach a Year 4 group at Brigidine school to help build familiarity with the CEM 11plus questions. I enjoy tutoring individuals and small groups; helping children to develop their potential and independence in learning.

Paula Hobden (Teachitright Tutor)

I have been a teacher since 2008, training in Maths and English as a second language. I currently work in a secondary school in Maidenhead as a supply teacher specialized in Maths and Science. My experience of working in varied environments has enabled me to create rapport with children very quickly, allowing them to gain confidence in their own abilities and reach their full potential. Early on in the tuition process, I aim to create a safe, receptive and creative environment with my pupils. A place where they are encouraged to think for themselves and grow as individuals as well as learning the content and techniques required to pass their examinations.

Titus Anagho (Teachitright Tutor)

I am currently working in a secondary school in Buckinghamshire teaching maths from year 7 to ‘A’ level, where I hold the position of examinations officer. I graduated from Reading University with an MSc degree in Network centred Computing and from Cardiff University with a BSc in Physics. I started teaching after completing my PGCE at the University of Swansea.  I have experience in teaching KS3, GCSE and A Level maths. I am passionate about maths and teaching. I enjoy teaching and look forward to working with the Teachitright students. I am a reliable teacher who is committed and keen to raise the standards of students studying Mathematics.

Emma Irvine (Teachitright Tutor)

I am currently working in a secondary school in Surrey teaching maths, where I hold the position of KS3 Coordinator for mathematics. In 2009 I graduated from Essex University with a degree in Mathematics and Secondary School Education. I started teaching in 2010 after completing my PGCE at St Mary’s University College. I have experience in tutoring KS3, GCSE and A Level maths. I am passionate about maths and teaching. I am very much looking forward to working with the Teachitright students especially helping the pupils with the non-verbal reasoning areas.

Sarita Maini (Teachitright Tutor)

I have been a qualified primary teacher for over 23 years. For most of this time I worked full time in West London schools across foundation stage, key stages one and two and also with special needs pupils. For the past four years I have worked as a freelance teacher in schools across Slough and also as a private tutor specialising primary literacy and numeracy and 11plus. I have lived in Slough for most of my life and have therefore experienced the selection system first hand myself and also with my own children. I feel that this has helped me to understand what parents and students aspire to with the 11 plus exams. I am very pleased to be working with the Teachitright team and your child at the St. Bernard’s centre.

Susanna Coull (Teachitright Tutor)

Having a BSc. (Hons) Psychology (1st class), which had a special focus on child development, my interest in this area led me to take a PGCE and begin a career in teaching. I am a qualified teacher and have worked in local primary schools for the last ten years. I love English, Maths and Science and have a passion to ensure that every child is supported to reach their maximum potential. Having two children in secondary school only highlights to me the importance of succeeding at the end of key stage 2 in order to make the best possible start in year 7. This is, I believe, where extra support through Teachitright comes in and makes such a positive contribution to enabling children to achieve success.

Louise Swann (Teachitright Tutor)

I have had a very wide variety of teaching experiences in my 40 year career. I qualified as a primary teacher in 1973 specialising in KS2 during my training. My subsequent honours degree in English and Education has allowed me to teach pupils of a wide variety of ages up to A level. The majority of my experience has been in primary education where I have tried to inspire children with my love for poetry , literature and the importance of high quality spoken English. I have spent some time teaching abroad in Papua New Guinea and Nepal where I helped to compose a syllabus to teach English time medical students and had experience teaching English as a foreign language. I have taken responsibility for pastoral care in school and always try to be aware of the psychology involved in good learning. I aspire to see each child as an individual with specific needs to be recognised and fulfilled by the teacher in order that they should achieve their best potential. I am very excited to be working with Teachitright helping children to aspire to their best.

ACE (Accuracy, Corrections and Evaluate) Marker

Teachitright uses markers in the lessons to help give instant feedback on work completed for homework and also help identify areas which require development. The markers are also responsible for recording results on our tracking system. Our markers are bright, capable students who are superb role models for our pupils.

Alice Hodge

I am currently in Year 7 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School in Slough. I passed my 11+ in 2012 using Teachitright for my mock exams which helped a lot in preparing me with the 11+, under exam conditions.

I am happy working as a marker at Teachitright because I want to help as much as I can with the children doing the 11+ seeing as I’ve only recently been through it and know how important it is to learn form your mistakes made in the exam papers and question practice generally.

My hobbies are singing, dancing and acting at Stagecoach which I do every Saturday, my favourite thing is putting on plays and performances. I also like to play the Piano.

Jonathan Reppel

I attend year 10 at Tomlinscote School where I am studying for my GCSEs. My favourite subjects are maths and philosophy, but I also enjoy learning languages. My hobbies include playing football and I really like spending time with my friends. I am looking forward to continuing my work at Teachitright and helping the students prepare for their 11+ exams.

Ankush Kalia

I am a Year 11 student at Burnham Grammar School having passed my 11+ in 2010. I am currently studying for my GCSEs and achieved an A* in my GCSE Mathematics exam one year early and am now working towards my other GCSEs including Further Mathematics. I hope to continue my studies by completing A levels in Mathematics, Economics, Geography and Chemistry.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing football and cricket, and have also helped my brother to pass his 11+ exam last year. Having recently started working at Teach It Right, I have found the staff and pupils very friendly and it’s a great learning environment for the students, in which I hope I can assist them in achieving their maximum potential.

Izzy Gorman

I am studying for my GCSEs at St Bernards Catholic Grammar school, but remember the commitment and preparation necessary for the 11+ which I passed in 2010. Teachitright provide all the support and resources needed to prepare for the exam and I enjoy friendly and fun way in which they approach their work. In my free time I enjoy ice skating, running and dancing, as well as the challenges of the Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Zara Copland

I successfully passed the 11+ exam in 2011, with the guidance of TeachitRight. I am now currently in year 9 at St Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School and I am very proud to be a Grammar school student. Therefore, I would like to spend my spare time helping children with this extremely important exam and guide them to achieve a positive result like I did. I have experience in helping with the 11+, as I helped my little brother prepare for the 11+ exam in 2014. I participate in many sporting events inside and outside of school such as athletics, tennis, martial arts, netball, etc. I also play the piano.

Manya Mathur

I am currently at the start of my GCSE’s in Hershel Grammar School. I did my 11+ in 2010 and I attended Teachitright for tuition. I enjoy helping as a marker because I get to help people who are in the same position as I was. I think that Teachitright makes learning fun and something to look forward to!

Nick Wild

I am currently studying my AS levels at Tomlinscote School and Sixth Form College, where I also studied for my GCSE’s. I achieved 12 GCSE’s, attaining either A* or A in each. I am very confident in Maths and I took my AS level a year early. I help my younger brother and sister with their homework after school each day and I take pride in being able to support them. I believe that the course Teachitright offers is very rewarding and effective for the pupils. I understand that I will be a role model for the children and am looking forward to being part of Teachitright’s success.

Tereza Hobden

I am currently at St. Bernard’s Grammar School. I passed the 11+ in 2012 and I understand how challenging and important it is for the children. Also I am helping my brother at home with his preparation therefore I am aware of the current question styles and techniques that the children need to succeed in the 11+. I am keen to help others to pass as well as it is extremely enjoyable in a grammar school. I enjoy swimming, rowing, rounders and hockey both in and out of school.

Emily Scothern

I am currently in year 10 and studying my GCSE’s. I passed my 11+ in 2009 and found that Teachitright was very helpful in achieving that. I often assist my brother with his homework and enjoy being able to help others.

Olivia Bertram

I am currently in Year 13 at the Marist Senior School studying Geography, English Literature and Economics at A-Level. I have achieved 9A* and 1 A at GCSE and I am planning to study Geography and Politics at University next year. I enjoy helping other students with their work and have done this frequently with my younger brother and also through school work so I look forward to continuing this through marking for Teachitright.

Kavita Prashar

My name is Kavita Prashar and I passed the 11+ in 2010 to then secure a place at Herschel Grammar School. I am currently in year 10 and have just started my GCSEs. My hobbies include playing the piano, hockey, dance and also regularly volunteering at my local charity shop. I am really looking forward to becoming a marker for Teachitright as learning here is made fun for everybody!

Hannah Hodge

I am currently in Year 9 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Grammar School in Slough. I understand how important it is and how hard you have to work to pass the 11+. I would very much like to be involved with the 11+ marking process and to do what ever I can to help students pass this significant exam. My hobbies are singing, dancing and acting at Stagecoach; cooking and playing the Ukulele and Violin.

Katie Poole

I passed the 11+ in 2011, with a very high mark and am now in year 9 at St Bernard’s Catholic grammar school; where I take part in extracurricular activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh award. As I have succeeded in the 11+ myself I know how important it is, and am keen to help others achieve the same. In my spare time I like to play sports, such as horse riding, rounders, and swimming. I enjoy music and play both the ukulele and the piano.

Eleanor Jordan

I am currently in Year 12 and studying for my AS levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and German at Kendrick, a grammar school in Reading. I achieved 11A*s and an A at GCSE and I hope to study Maths at university. My hobbies include running, playing tennis and reading. I love marking for Teachitright because it is great to see that the children are making progress and we are helping them to do so well.

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