A generation of trust.

For over three decades, Mentor has offered professional one-to-one tuition in London and we’re now expanding into online learning for a global audience. So far, we’ve helped over 90,000 children to discover the joy of learning. Our touchstones remain a personal, professional service and a focus on helping every individual child to achieve success.

Our Team

  • Mary Lonsdale

    Mary Lonsdale Founder

    Mary’s vision is to help children improve their confidence, ignite a life-long love of learning and cope better with stressful situations like exams. Originating from a family of teachers Mary has developed a significant insight into the teaching profession. Determined to deliver a top-quality service, she has ‘a nothing but the best’ approach to every child’s needs. This naturally holistic perspective on life is reflected throughout her recruitment, with a team of ten specialist office staff and advisers, plus over 250+ tutors.Mary loves Bikram yoga and is often found at the weekend beside a freezing hockey pitch in South London!

  • Rachel Arbuckle

    Rachel Arbuckle Project Manager

    Rachel is responsible for communicating the Mentor brand and vision, focusing on the development of educational workshops and courses. Prior to joining Mentor Rachel worked as an international Photographer’s Agent.  As a mother to two teenage sons, she has an in-depth knowledge of both the State and Independent sector from 11+ through to A levels. Outside of work, she is a magpie with a love of anything mid-century.

  • Clare Rees

    Clare Rees Tutor Recruitment Manager

    Following a degree in Business & Technology Management, Clare worked at IBM for 13 years before spending 10 years living in Singapore, Tokyo and New York. Having navigated NYC kindergartens and now the London school system with her two children, Clare is well versed in this area. At Mentor, she focuses on tutor recruitment across all subjects. Outside work, Clare is a spin enthusiast.

  • Edward Cooper

    Edward Cooper Senior Education Consultant

    Edward has a passion for providing an exceptional service and works with both clients and tutors to help them get the best possible results. Alongside this, Edward is Deputy Safeguarding Lead and is a qualified safeguarding contact for Mentor. Before joining Mentor, Edward became a fully qualified member of the CIPD and worked for 10 years as a recruitment consultant, team leader and supervisor where he focused exclusively on helping schools with supply, alongside ensuring a premium service. In his spare time he enjoys classical music, guitar, seeing friends, writing and charity runs.

  • Dr Anna Smith

    Dr Anna Smith SENs Consultant

    Anna has many years’ experience of conducting assessments of learning difficulties in children between the ages of 7 and 18. She is a highly qualified specialist assessor of Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She has published extensively as part of a neurological research team at King's College Hospital. She is a senior member of the Dyslexia Action charity responsible for assessment standards and also a member of the SpLD Assessments Standards Committee. Anna has helped many children and families to identify and overcome specific learning difficulties.

  • Juuli Rossi

    Juuli Rossi Education Consultant

    After completing a teaching degree in Finland, Juuli worked as a teacher in Germany for four years before settling in London. At Mentor Education, she is responsible for a host of administrative duties including managing the Academic Assessments, as well as helping the team with tutor recruitment and maintaining client relationships. In her leisure time, Juuli enjoys listening to music, baking, watercolour painting and spending time outdoors. She is also a film and history buff and loves experiencing new cultures and customs.

  • Philip Haynes

    Philip Haynes Schools Liaison Manager

    Phil trained as a teacher through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme for high achieving graduates and gained his PGCE through the prestigious UCL Institute of Education. Over the past decade, he has taught in schools in Italy, Switzerland and London and has an in-depth knowledge of both the state and independent sectors. Phil is passionate about making an impact on the academic progress of pupils from all backgrounds. At Mentor, Phil uses his knowledge of the education system to liaise with schools, coordinating support for a wide range of pupils. He is the proud father of a little boy and, when not on dad duty, enjoys long distance running, yoga and cooking.

  • Janet Morris

    Janet Morris Chair, Advisory Board

    Janet is passionate about education believing that every child should have a great start in life. Janet has a portfolio career within the education sector working in EdTech, higher education, English language within a global context. She has spent 15 years working in the wider education sector – her most recent role was as a Director of Cambridge International Education which provides education programmes to over 10,000 schools around the world. Janet was the Interim Chief Executive of OCR in 2018 during a significant period of change in the assessment sector. Janet loves adventure – skiing, sailing and scuba diving. She is on a lifelong mission to become fluent in French.

Our Fees Explained At Mentor Education, our fees are simple and transparent. In the unlikely event that we don’t have a tutor that’s right for you, there will be no fee. The following prices are VAT inclusive.

  • £60

    registration fee

    Once we match you with a tutor that you like, this is the fee. There’s no fee if we don’t find you someone.

  • £70+

    online tuition

    Our experienced, professional tutors cost from £65 per hour, for online tuition.

  • £80+

    tuition in your home

    Our experienced, professional tutors cost from £82 per hour, for one-to-one tuition at home.

  • £120

    per hour of SEN Consultation

    Our SEN Consultant can organise diagnostic assessments for all specific learning difficulties and will help you identify strategies to support your child and guide you on next steps.

  • £195

    per hour for Schools Consultancy

    Our Schools Consultant has extensive knowledge of UK and international schools and will support you to find the best school for your child.

  • £450

    Online Academic Assessment

    Our online Academic Assessments for children in primary and secondary school will help you understand your child’s potential and decide which school will be best for your child.

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