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.
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.
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.
Our academic tutor team
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.
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.
With a wide and varied teaching background and specialising in Early Years, Louise is well-placed to provide private tuition to our younger students. Louise has over twenty years teaching experience and her love for education keeps her motivated and inspired. Read more about Louise’s background.
Catherine’s experience teaching in every year from Reception to Year 6 means she is able to adapt to each child’s needs, as well as cater for them as they develop. She has also been a Special Needs and Disability Co-ordinator, giving her another valuable string to her bow. Read more about Catherine’s background.
Our music tutor team
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.
Music has always been an integral part of James’s working life; both professionally and socially. James is passionate about offering a fun, creative approach to teaching and learning and enjoys making lessons as bespoke as possible for each individual child. Read more about James’s background.
Caroline has many years of experience teaching French to pupils from two years old to adult. She is enthusiastic about sharing her love for languages with others and offers lessons which are fun and engaging. As well as one-to-one tuition, Caroline teaches small groups of children in Early Years settings such as pre-school, nurseries as well as primary schools. Read more about Caroline's background.
Tina is an experienced primary, secondary and home-schooling teacher, with a wide-reaching background. She particularly enjoys teaching children who learn in different ways and tailoring learning to suit each individual child’s specific needs. Read more about Tina’s background.
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.
Riccardo Simonetti, Singing Tutor
Rick is a highly experienced singer who loves to share his passion for music and singing with others. His lessons are tailored to whichever style of singing is required, and always include a great deal of fun, as well as expertise. Read more about Rick’s background.
Diego has won many awards for his film work, and has enjoyed successful collaborations with various international and UK-based media outlets and organisations. With a wealth of film-making experience and having taught and worked with children and young people across the globe, Diego is a fantastic addition to our tutoring team. Read more about Diego’s background.
Hazel has a particular interest in education with purpose, having worked with children with ADHD, PDA, dyslexia and attachment difficulties. She has a special interest in the area of maths and is currently the maths lead at her present school. Read more about Hazel’s background.
DJ Greg's DJing skills sessions allow children to learn a new performance skill that they can be proud of. He blends technology and music into one exciting and fun experience. DJing promotes confidence, rhythm, interaction and multi-disciplinary skills that children can share with their friends and family. Read more about DJ Greg’s background.