Our Academic Tuition Team

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.

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.

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. 


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.

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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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Caroline Wellen, French Tutor

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.

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.


Louise Hack, Academic Tutor

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.

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Tina Jewell, Academic Tutor

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.


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Catherine Hawtin, Academic Tutor

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.

Claire Moleton, Academic Tutor

With over 14 years experience as a teacher, and a love of working with children on a one-to-one basis, Claire is a perfect addition to the Discover & Be team. She will work with your child to find out what motivates and inspires them, and use this to create the perfect learning environment. Read more about Claire’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.

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. 


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Diego Barraza, Film Making Tutor

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.

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Hazel Groves, Academic Tutor

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.


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Zoe Marie, Academic Tutor

Zoe has worked as a teacher in both the state and private sector for over 7 years. During this time she has worked with children across all primary ages and is passionate about making maths fun and engaging for all children. Read more about Zoe Marie’s background.

Catherine Dalberg, Academic Tutor

Catherine is an engaging teacher who loves that, as a private tutor, she can unpick what a child may be struggling with, and help them understand it in a fun and creative way. She has experience teaching all year groups from Reception to Year 6. Read more about Catherine’s background.


Josie Weller, Academic Tutor

Josie has both a degree in Early Childhood and Education Studies and a PGCE, as well as experience of teaching in both Key Stage 1 and 2. She loves teaching and wakes up every day knowing she has the best job in the world! Read more about Josie’s background.

Peter Mansfield, Academic Tutor

With experience teaching all ages from primary, through to university students, and adults looking to cement their mathematical understanding, Peter is a brilliant maths tutor. He has a wealth of knowledge and a love for helping others to get to grips with all areas of maths. Read more about Peter’s background.


Teresa Brady, Academic Tutor

With 20 years experience teaching across Key Stage 1 and 2, Teresa is a passionate and inspiring tutor. She loves that changing a teaching environment can help a child flourish where they may have previously struggled. Read more about Teresa’s background.

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Rich Wilkins, Academic Tutor

Rich has experience working across the full breadth of Key Stage 2, as well as working as a Head of School and is now a Special Educational Needs teacher at a SEND college in Crawley. He specialises in the teaching of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPAS) and Maths, particularly in preparation for Key Stage 2 SATS. He is able to help build foundational skills in younger students in order to support their learning as they move up into Year 6 and beyond. Read more about Rich’s background.


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Claire Smith, Academic Tutor

Claire has taught from Reception up to Year 6, and also has SENCo experience, meaning she is able to work with primary children of all ages. She relishes teaching on a 1:1 basis as she loves the opportunity to focus solely on one child. Read more about Claire’s background.

Mark Anson, Academic Tutor

Mark is currently studying Computer Science at University College London, and has a fascination with the world of technology. Mark has a love a teaching others and is able to help students gain the tools they need to face an increasingly digital world. Read more about Mark’s background.