Help with every part of your child’s academic journey

Katie Haigh, Director of Education

Katie Haigh, Director of Education

Our educational consultancy service provides award winning advice to help you make the best possible choices for your child’s future.

Rather than over inflating the ‘complexity’ or ‘exclusiveness’ of the British education system, we focus on making what might seem like a daunting change feel achievable and positive. We never accept payment from schools or agents. Instead, our consultants suggest options that are right for the child, where he or she will be happy and where they can thrive academically and pastorally.

Our depth of knowledge and passion for education is driven by the fact that our senior consultants worked for many years as full time private tutors. Their immersion in the ecosystem of the UK’s independent school system provides a unique understanding of relocation from the student, parent and schools’ perspective.

Our Education Consultancy Team

Unlike many education advisory services, we deliver almost all of our consultancy work using our own full time team. This allows us to provide a complete overview for your family’s needs and ensures that the advice we give is completely independent.


  • Nathaniel McCullagh, Founder and Director

    Nathaniel McCullagh

    Nathaniel has worked in the private tuition field for 20 years. He graduated from Durham University with a degree in Archaeology ...

    Nathaniel was educated in at Durham University and the University of Southern California. As a private tutor, he worked with children of a wide range of ages and abilities, from Eton scholars to children facing challenges such as dyspraxia and Aspergers syndrome. He believes passionately in the effectiveness of carefully managed one-to-one tuition. Nathaniel now focuses on advising parents and working with head teachers and other educationalists in the UK and overseas. He also sits on the Tutors Association panel for Continuing Professional Development and is a key supporter of the development of enhanced standards in private tuition.

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  • Sophie Taylor Barthorpe Tuition Manager

    Sophie Taylor Barthorpe

    Sophie joined SLT in 2014 and is responsible for the smooth running of our busy tutor introduction service.

    Sophie Taylor Barthorpe joined Simply Learning Tuition in 2014 and manages our full-time Home Schooling and International Placements. She is also our principal University Admissions Consultant. She holds an English Literature degree and a Masters in Arts and Heritage Management. Sophie comes from a family of educationalists: her mother ran the nursery at the Household Cavalry and has been an Ofsted schools inspector and her father was a University lecturer. During her early education Sophie was supported by private tutors, and she appreciates how effective tuition can be for results, confidence and wellbeing.

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  • Katie Haigh, Director of Education

    Katie Haigh

    Katie joined Simply Learning Tuition in 2011 and is an experienced pre-school, SEN and 11+ tutor. As well as providing detailed educational ...

    Katie joined Simply Learning Tuition in 2011 and leads our Educational Consultancy service. Katie was educated at the British School in the Netherlands, the University of Manchester and later at the University of Melbourne and started her distinguished career in education as a private tutor. As a result, she understands first hand the amazing impact tuition can have on a child’s confidence and drive to succeed. In her work as a consultant, Katie has helped families gain places in leading British selective schools and Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

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You can Read about Simply Learning Tuition in The Good Schools Fuide

We have appreciated the supportive, personal approach and calm professionalism that are the hall marks of Simply Learning Tuition Agency

Charlie Bostock
Registrar of Uppingham School

A trustworthy, personal and bespoke service which has suited our ethos and provided helpful support.

Jacqueline Hampton
Principal of Connaught House School London

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