The Teachitright Team

Who are we & what do we do

Chris Pearse

Teachitright Managing Director & Tutor

I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with 17 years of experience. I have taught English Literature and Language to GCSE students. I am very passionate about helping students achieve their potential, whist enjoying education. I have written several books with well-renowned publishers including Collins, GL Assessment and Hodder Education. I started Teachitright in 2006 to provide a high-quality tuition service that would engage individuals and ensure every student is given the best possible support. I’m always looking at ways to develop the offering and understand the importance of helping both students and parents through the Teachitright courses. Our business is also a franchise which has been a wonderful experience, watching our brand grow in other areas of the country. We have a brilliant team at Teachitright who are incredibly dedicated and shown huge enthusiasm for teaching and 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 specialising in Maths and Science. My experience of working in varied environments has enabled me to create a 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.

Lesley Hughes

Centre Manager

I have worked in education for over twenty years, in both teaching and management roles, including as a facility manager for University of London, and as a training manager. I am also an examiner and writer for two GCSE awarding bodies. I have worked with children from 6 to 18 and particularly enjoy working with primary school children as they develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that underpin their future success. I am passionate about enabling children to reach their full potential and am excited to be on board with Teachitright and to be involved with a great team, committed to making learning accessible, achievable and fun.

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.

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.

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.


Teachitright Tutor

Since gaining my P.G.C.E. in 1998 I have worked in both the Public and Private sectors. This has given me an understanding of both sectors and their differing demands.

I currently teach Year 4 at a local primary school. I enjoy working with children in small groups as it allows me the opportunity to help them develop their skills through the 11+ system. I also enjoy being able to help them prepare for the next stage of their education. As my children have either gone through or are about to go through the 11+, I have a unique perspective to what it is like not just as a tutor but also as a parent of a child taking the 11+.

Sharon Patey

Teachitright Tutor

I have been teaching in primary schools for the last 12 years and am currently in year 6. In this time, I have taught in all year groups across key stage 2 helping children prepare for Sats and 11+ both in the classroom and private tuition. I am passionate about helping children to take ownership of their learning and value the progress that they make; I also enjoy being able to make learning fun and so inspiring the children to realise their own ability to achieve their goals. Being in year 6 has helped me develop a better understanding of the pressures that tests can bring to the children and the need to help them feel confident that they are prepared and able to succeed. I very much enjoy working with Teachitright and watching your children flourish.


Teachitright Tutor

I am a qualified Primary School Teacher with many years of experience. During my time in education, I have held a number of roles in different schools, including Assistant Headteacher for Behaviour and Pastoral Care from Kindergarten to Year 6 and Head of Pre-Prep, teaching in both coeducational and single-sex establishments, in the state and independent sectors.

On my journey to becoming a Primary School Teacher, I obtained a First Class BA (Ed) Honours Degree, and, since becoming a teacher, have continued to embrace further professional development opportunities. I am a teacher with high expectations enabling children to reach their full potential whilst providing a safe, happy and secure learning environment in which every child feels valued and inspired. I love to see the children arriving with smiles on their faces, full of enthusiasm to continue on their learning journeys. I consider myself to be highly privileged to be in a position where I can contribute to developing the children’s love of learning and equipping them with the skills to become independent, confident lifelong learners.


Office Team

I started working at Teachitright after my second child was born in 2015. I love working in our busy office with the team on many different projects. Over the years I have worked with a number of publishers, exam boards and agencies and enjoyed updating our website and working across the different social media platforms. I am often out visiting the centres and meeting our tutors, parents and students - hopefully I will see you there!


Teachitright Tutor

For the past five years I have been a primary school teacher in West End, Surrey, teaching Years 4,5 and 6. I have helped prepare children for the SATs, 11+ and other entrance exams; ultimately hoping to help them reach their full potential and set them on the right path for their future. Since having a baby last year, I have resumed teaching part-time and will also be tutoring with Teachitright, helping prepare their students for the 11+ examination.


Teachitright Tutor

I am a qualified primary school teacher and have taught Key Stage 2 for 6 years, with 3 of those in Year 6 preparing children to undertake the national SATs tests. I have a First Class Honours degree in English Literature with Creative Writing which I loved studying for as it honed my skills in textual analysis and critical thinking. I have a real passion for helping children to develop these kinds of skills, as well as achieving academic success, in order to deliver a broader education and foster a genuine love for learning. I am pleased to be part of the team at Teachitright and looking forward to helping children reach their full potential.


Teachitright Tutor

After graduating from the University of Southampton with a BSc in Politics and International Relations, I completed a PGCE at Exeter University. I am currently teaching in KS2 at a Maidenhead primary school but have experience teaching children aged 8-18 in the maintained and independent sector. I have lived in Buckinghamshire most of my life and I attended a grammar school. I understand the process and requirements of the grammar school system. I am passionate about learning and developing the skills of the children that I teach in a holistic and supportive way. I am excited to be working for Teachitright in an environment where I can help in developing the skills so that each child can reach their full potential.


Teachitright Tutor & Business Manager

I am a qualified secondary school teacher with experience teaching both Mathematics and Science at KS3 and KS4. I received a Masters degree in Natural Science from the University of Bath from my 5 year degree programme. During that time, I worked as a math specialist, teaching SEN students in schools. From there my interest in teaching grew. I pursued and received a teaching qualification and have since been lucky enough to educate students in three separate Ofsted Outstanding schools. I have tutored with Teachitright for the last five years during which I have worked in all aspects of the company and am now developing our exciting new GCSE programme. My diverse educational background has given me a breadth of experience that I passionately share with students and tutees alike. I love to enable my students to emulate the success that I have enjoyed.


Centre Manager

I have a degree in English Language and Literature and have worked in educational environments for well over 20 years. I completed a TEFL course after university that led me to move to Athens, Greece. There, I taught in independent language schools and also set up a private company specialising in business English for corporations. On my return to the UK I got a role as a Course Director at the oldest language school in Cambridge and oversaw their residential summer programme. I managed a team of teachers and support staff and had students attend from many different countries. It was a fantastic learning experience that was extremely rewarding!

In addition, I am a wellbeing representative and am passionate about supporting students in this area. I also work as a freelance writer and proof reader for English Language Publications, which is something I really enjoy too!


Centre Manager

I have experienced a varied and interesting career covering high level Centre and Office Management across several sectors including Television, Property, Finance, Medical, Retail, Charity and more recently Education.

I am excited to work with Teachitright in their friendly, enthusiastic and hard-working team environment and to bring my previous experience to the business.

I am happy to help with any questions you may have with respect to our tuition services and, should you choose Teachitright, my colleagues and I look forward to supporting you through your child's journey to 'Learn, Develop and Succeed'.


Teachitright Tutor

For over sixteen years now, I have been lucky enough to work within the primary setting, teaching many wonderful children. I thoroughly enjoy the work, particularly when I see the children in my care blossom, developing into self-confident and independent individuals who strive for, and enjoy, academic success. In my career thus far, I have taught mostly in upper key stage 2 as teacher, Year 6 Team Leader, English Subject Lead and tutor. As such, I am very familiar with the expectations for learning in all subjects, for children of all abilities, at this stage in their formal education.
Through tutoring at Teachitright, I look forward to contributing to the positive outcomes we all desire for your children, helping them to grow as individuals, to reach their potentials, to demonstrate what they capable of achieving in formal assessments and to move forward smoothly in their educational journeys.


Teachitright Tutor

I am a qualified primary school teacher with over 10 years experience. After gaining qualified teacher status in the UK I began my teaching career in South East Asia, where I taught for 2 and a half years. When I returned to England I worked as a teacher in Inner London whilst continuing my studies and gaining a Masters in Education. This gave me the opportunity to put theory into practice, studying children’s development and needs from a holistic point of view. I have a range of teaching experience, from Reception to Key Stage 2, including management roles. In all of my teaching I strive to promote a love of learning and I am always keen to incorporate practical and fun activities into my lessons. Working with such small groups at Teach It Right helps me to motivate pupils and develop their confidence, so that they can reach their full academic potential.

Josephine Allen

Teachitright Tutor

Since 2006 when I achieved qualified teacher status, I have worked with children in both lower and upper key stage two, with a number of years spent helping the latter prepare for their SATs. During this time, I have worked as a leading English teacher in Hampshire. This role facilitated me in developing my skills and passion for English, whilst training teachers throughout the county and providing examples of model practice. Currently, I work as a secondary school English teacher but I have also worked in an independent primary school. Alongside this, I have tutored many students outside of school, to prepare them for their 11+ and GCSEs. My goal is to instil in children a love of learning, whilst enabling them to achieve their best.


Teachitright Tutor

I recently graduated with a PGCE from St Mary’s University and have secured a job for September in KS2 at a Berkshire primary school. In 1996 I gained a combined computer science degree at Bournemouth University and carved out a marketing career in the IT sector. After having children I worked locally as a teaching assistant which then motivated me to retrain as a teacher. In addition to my strengths in IT I have an enthusiasm for mathematics and I enjoy teaching the subject in fun and engaging ways.I am keen to share this enthusiasm for maths and learning with children at TeachitRight.


Teachitright Tutor

My name is Nicci Smith, I’m passionate about my vocation. I’ve been in Education for more than 10 years. My aim is to install confidence, explain things simply, build skills and encourage your child to be successful in their tasks at hand (11+).


Office Team

I'm Sandi and I work at the Teachitright Head Office in Camberley providing admin support to the office team and liaising regularly with our parents on the telephone and via email. I am also a qualified yoga instructor, teaching the odd class to my colleagues too!



Rapier-sharp wit and warm demeanour are words that I'd use to describe myself. I have an eclectic range of experiences in teaching as I have taught abroad in Turkey, Cyprus and Nigeria. My varied experiences in these environments have made me appreciative and respectful of individual differences and diverse values of each child. I have over 7 years experience in teaching and I am keen on propagating teaching pedagogy that harnesses the skills and ability of each individual child. I am currently doing my PhD in English with a focus on children's literature and teaching through learner-centered approaches that accentuate the practical values of language and literature. I love children and I am committed to helping them learn and flourish.

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.