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The Simply Learning Tuition Team

Simply Learning Tuition is led by Nathaniel McCullagh, who founded the company in 2009 after working as a private tutor in London and Los Angeles for 10 years. With support from a trusted network including current independent school head teachers, Oxford University admissions tutors and two heads of sixth form at independent schools, our team is carefully selected, experienced and dynamic. We have over 40 years combined experience in the education sector. By continually innovating our award winning client service, you can trust us to get it right. Over the years, thousands of children have benefited from our considered and unique approach to supplementary education.  

We strive to add value in a wider sense through our charity partners, two hours per week volunteering time for each team member,  and our commitment to be a net carbon negative company by 2030.  We invite you to read more about our charity focus, our individual biographies and also to see our reviews from past and present team members on the  review site.

Nathaniel McCullagh Founder and MD Simply Learning Tuition

Nathaniel McCullagh

Founder and Managing Director

Sophie Taylor Barthorpe

Director of Tuition

Louis Scott

Louis Scott

Head of Schools

Dion Pretorius, Accounts Manager, Simply Learning Tuition

Dion Pretorius

Accounting Manager

Arabella McCullagh

Arabella McCullagh

Tutor Relations Manager


Tash Brandt

Client Manager

We work with a number of specialist colleagues who are experts in their field. We do not publish their identities, or the schools and universities at which they work currently publicly. The profiles below give a detailed background on each advisor.


School Placements Advisor

Junior and Senior Schools Advisor – Currently headmaster of a London Alpha Plus boys school.


Oxbridge Placement Advisor

Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group Universities Placement Advisor, currently an Oxford Emeritus Professor.

University Placements and UCAS Advisor

UCAS Personal Statements, Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities Placement Advisor, currently Head of Sixth form at a leading London independent school.

SEN and Wellbeing Consultants

Chloe Billington

Child and Adolescent Counsellor

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Michele Thompson

Speech and Language Therapist

Victoria Gallagher

Life Coach and Specialist Dyslexia Teacher

Melanie Tham

Practice Manager of an Educational Psychology Clinic

Meredith Husen

Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (Autism and Women)