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Before founding Oxford & Cambridge 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 & Cambridge Tutors, David has personally interviewed all our tutors, selecting only Cambridge and Oxford University undergraduates and graduates with excellent communication skills and teaching ability, thereby ensuring a world-class tutoring team of unrivalled brilliance.


Founder and Director


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 Cambridge Tutors to ensure the highest standards of academic practice.

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.


Academic Advisor


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.

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.


Education Consultant


Education Consultant

Rowena is a late-stage DPhil student in English Literature at the University of Oxford (Exeter College). She graduated with a first-class BA in English Literature from Oxford, and then gained her MA in English Literary Studies from Durham University, graduating with a distinction. Her doctoral thesis traces the history of ‘close reading,’ a method of literary analysis which also informs her teaching approach. While studying, Rowena has gained extensive teaching experience, from tutoring GCSE students in English Literature to supervising undergraduate dissertations. She has also worked as a Graduate Mentor for ‘Exeter Plus,’ a programme which helps new Oxford undergraduates settle into the rhythms of university life. At Oxford Tutors, Rowena helps students build their confidence and achieve their learning goals. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, running, and learning modern Greek.

Daisy is a recent Master’s graduate in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford (Magdalen College), following on from a First-Class BSc in Biology from the University of St Andrews. She has also worked as a Research Assistant for the SalGo Team at the University of Oxford, specialising in Evolutionary Ecology and Matrix Population Modelling. As part of this group, she has been involved in a number of different projects, including training interns on a project that led to a paper which was published in a leading journal in ecology and evolution. Daisy is experienced in supporting students at various levels across the Sciences, and specialises in supporting applicants applying to study Biological Sciences at Oxbridge and other top universities. In her spare time, Daisy enjoys equestrian sports and carrying out voluntary ecological surveys for the RSPB.


Universities Consultant


Universities Consultant

Tom is a recent Political Theory MPhil graduate from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, having achieved a first-class degree in PPE from St. Hilda’s College in 2020. His research centred around the intersection of feminist theory and philosophy of language, innovating an approach grounded in the work of Wittgenstein to feminist ‘speech act’ issues. At school, Tom was a national champion debater and went on to coach debating to younger students after he left. He has tutored for Oxbridge applications in PPE and Philosophy since 2018, and from 2022-2023 he ran several Philosophy summer courses at Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville College. In his spare time, Tom is an avid football fan and has written several plays, one of which was performed at the Burton Taylor studio of the Oxford Playhouse in 2019.

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.


Universities Advisor


Schools Liaison and Summer School Coordinator

Erin has a BA in History and English from the University of Oxford (Pembroke College). 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.

Christina graduated from her MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford (Wolfson College), upon completion of her First-Class BA in German and Linguistics at the University of Warwick. Her Masters thesis explored cross-linguistic influence in third language acquisition – how previously acquired languages may affect an individual’s learning of a new language, and vice versa. During her undergraduate degree, she completed a year abroad at Heidelberg University in Germany, studying a range of German Literature, Linguistics, as well as taking Swedish and Spanish language classes. Christina has various experience with subject-specific tutoring and general mentoring for students both at school and University, and she looks forward to helping more students achieve their goals. In her spare time, she loves taking part in sports, including dance, bouldering, and running. Having run the Oxford Half Marathon in 2023, she hopes to run her first full Marathon soon.


Education Consultant


Associate and Tutor Coordinator

Amy graduated with a Masters degree in Theology from the University of Oxford (Regent’s 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.

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 and Sue who handle client billings and receipts while Michele handles the management accounting for this growing business.



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