Our Team

Discover & Be was founded in 2015 by Rhiannon Harman and Sheila Datoo, two experienced primary teachers. They now work with a team of expert academic and music education specialists, and you can find out about each member of the Discover & Be team by reading their profile below. We have a particular approach to how we believe children should be educated, and you can read more about this philosophy here.

As well as private academic and music tuition for primary-aged children across Sussex, we also have Key Stage 3 tutors whose expertise spans into Secondary school education.

If you'd like to join the Discover & Be team, whether as a private music or academic tutor, do get in touch. We'd love to hear from you.

Sheila Datoo, Co-founder & Academic Co-ordinator

Having had an extensive and varied career in both the commercial world and then education, Sheila now co-ordinates Discover & Be's academic tuition, drawing on her experience in both the the state and private sectors of education. Sheila has taught all years from Reception to Year 6, including SATs tuition. Read more about Sheila's background.

Meet our academic tutors


Our academic tutor team

Rhiannon Harman, Co-founder and Music Co-ordinator

With over 17 year's experience as a music teacher, Rhiannon puts her extensive skills and knowledge into practice as Discover & Be's Music Co-ordinator. Specialising in primary music teaching and performing arts, Rhiannon teaches flute, piano, ukulele, recorder and voice on a one-to-one basis, as well as song-writing. Read more about Rhiannon's background. 

Meet our music tutors

Jo Osborne, Academic Tutor

A key member of our academic tuition team, Jo has more than 10 years experience in the teaching profession. She has taught in a variety of schools across Sussex, spanning primary into Key Stage 3 (lower secondary). Read more about Jo's background.

Brad Falconer, Academic Tutor

Brad has held positions as a class teacher, deputy head and headteacher, with a specialism in Key Stage 2. As such, he has experience preparing children for SATs and the transition to secondary school. Read more about Brad's background.

Jane Williams, Academic Tutor

Jane is a highly experienced education specialist who has worked as a teacher, SENco, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Provision Lead in a variety of education provisions including KS1, 2, 3, 4 mainstream settings, pupil referral units, semi-secure units and specialist schools across the south-east of England, over the past 22 years. Read more about Jane's background.

Our music tutor team

Josh Symes, Drum Tutor

Currently studying for a degree in music, Josh has been teaching 1:1 drum lessons for many years, and also has experience working with children with additional needs. Read more about Josh's background.


Tom Blunt, Drum Tutor

With a wealth of performing experience both on the stage and in the studio and a first class degree in Music Performance, Tom is well positioned to teach the drummers of the future! He is passionate about inspiring young people to love drumming as much as he does. Read more about Tom's background.

Julie Forrest, Academic Tutor

A highly experienced primary school teacher, Julie has a passion for creative learning and a caring and supportive manner. She is also a qualified SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator). Read more about Julie's background. 

Isabel Gonzalez, Spanish Tutor

A native Spanish speaker, Issy loves her 1-to-1 sessions with pupils from primary school age, to those studying degrees and adults looking to learn conversational or holiday Spanish. Read more about Issy's background.


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Faye Polden, Guitar & Ukulele Tutor

Faye has an impressive first class honours degree in Professional Musicianship (Guitar) which, when combined with her experience teaching individuals and running community music workshops, results in the perfect combination for a fantastic tutor! Read more about Faye's background.

Jason Still, Academic Tutor

Previously a deputy headteacher, as well as primary teacher and mentor to student teachers, Jason now uses his experience to help children in one-to-one sessions, fostering key skills and boosting their self-confidence. Read more about Jason's background.

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Charlotte Husband, Academic Tutor

Specialising in English at KS2 and exam preparation, Charlotte has over eight years teaching experience throughout KS1 and KS2 as a class teacher.
Read more about Charlotte's background. 



Christopher Britt, Guitar & Piano Tutor

Christopher has performed extensively as part of various bands, for session work, aboard cruise ships and for theatre and show productions. With a 100% pass rate for his students, his tuition record speaks for itself. Read more about Christopher's background.