A generation of trust.


For almost forty years, Mentor has offered professional one-to-one tuition in London and worldwide. We have 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. Being from a family of teachers, Mary has developed a significant insight into the teaching profession. Determined to deliver 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 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.

  • Edward Cooper

    Edward Cooper Senior Education Consultant


    Edward has a passion for providing exceptional service, working 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 ten years as a recruitment consultant, team leader and supervisor. During this time 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.

  • 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, gaining 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 and 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, there is a one-off fee. There’s no fee if we cannot match you with a tutor.

  • £80+

    one-to-one tuition

    Tuition starts at £80 per hour with one of our dedicated, qualified tutors, at home or online.

  • £245

    Online Academic Assessment

    Our online Academic Assessment service will help you understand your child’s potential and decide which school will be best for your child.

  • £120

    per hour of SEN Consultation

    Our SEN Consultants can organise diagnostic assessments for all specific learning difficulties and will help identify strategies to support your child and guide you through the various processes.

  • £195

    per hour for Schools Consultancy

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

  • £345+

    11+ course

    Our comprehensive 11+ preparation courses and workshops with teachers from London's top independent schools start at £345.

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"For more than 35 years they have been helping students achieve places at the top London day and boarding schools."

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