We work only with experienced and well-qualified teachers, selected on their ability to inspire, to make learning fun and help your child succeed. All have CRB/DBS checks (or equivalent). 

Our Team

Lauren Evans

A Level Chemistry

I love discovering about the elements and compounds which surround us in our daily lives. Cooking is chemistry. Everything you can touch or taste or smell is a chemical. Chemistry explains why detergent works better in hot water.

I have an BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology, and a MSc in Sustainability.  I have been a teacher of science and chemistry since 2011 and been privileged to teach in schools around the world – including Australia, Japan, Nigeria and St Helena.  It’s amazing how online schooling allows me to continue to connect with students in the UK and abroad to deepen their understanding of the world around us.

Alan Fitzgerald

KS3 and IGCSE Maths and Science

I left school at the age of 15 and joined the merchant navy. I travelled around most of the world and then returned to shore to resume my education, achieving a degree in physics, two masters degrees in maths and oceanography) and a P.G.C.E.  I always loved science and in particular physics - doing physics involved a lot of maths which I also came to love. My first role after graduation was as a reactor physicist in a nuclear power station. I then decided to move into education. I have taught in secondary schools and also my local college. I'm patient and have an easy manner.  I understand when pupils have difficulty learning. I make my lessons interesting and fun. My motto is that you learn more by making mistakes. Learning is not just remembering facts, I teach students how to think.

Alice Kirby

KS3 and IGCSE English

I began my teaching career at the age of six, when I would arrange my teddies and dolls on my bed and take the register. My lessons back then were short on content but high on enthusiasm. The toys didn’t seem to mind.

Nowadays I aim to make my lessons as interesting and interactive as possible. I love working with diverse students and showing them the tools they need to be effective learners. I feel privileged to be able to pass on my passion for literature and the English language, and this makes my job incredibly rewarding.

Gaynor Sward

KS3/IGCSE and A Level Computer Science

At heart I love solving problems - puzzles, maths riddles. science conundrums and computer mysteries. It has led me through a journey of studying maths, systems integration, programming an industrial robot arm and moving to Canada. I worked in the software industry building touchscreen terminals, web development tools and led teams in tech startups. After deciding to home-educate my sons I taught first year Computer Science courses at the local university and discovered the pleasure of teaching others. The buzz of building cool technology was soon replaced with the joy of sharing an "ah-ha" moment with students. 

My goal when teaching is to help students become creative, determined problem-solvers. They will use the computer as a tool to further their interests and passions. They don't have to love computers to enjoy computer science, but they do have to love solving problems.

 

Juliette Harris

A Level Biology

Although I come from generations of teachers, I fell into teaching biology accidentally, when offered a cover position at Brighton College when I was 21. I ended up staying on, and fell in love with the profession. I have always been captivated by the natural world, particularly on a cellular level - the beauty and complexity of creation astound me! My favourite part of teaching is seeing the moment that this spark catches light in young learners and they realise that, not only is the universe amazing, but that they can join in with the process of its exploration and appreciation. I have four young children who are home-schooled, and have specialised in online education for several years. It's a brilliant medium for teaching and learning. 

Emma Evans

KS3/GCSE Classical Civilisations

The ancient world has always fascinated me so I chose to study Classics as soon as I could in school. I went on to study Classical Civilisation at the University of Warwick and then a PGCE at Cambridge University. I taught in the UK for 5 years before my husband's job took us overseas in 2009, where I've continued to teach online as well as doing some one-to-one tutoring. I'm currently based in Morocco, where I'm enjoying being able to explore some new Roman sites! I am excited to be able to share my enthusiasm for this subject! 

Alix Barry

Primary Year 5

Hi! I'm Alix. I studied at the University of Leeds, then, after a gap year in Australia, I went back to University to get my Post Graduate Certificate in Education. I have taught in England and in Mexico. I recently completed a course in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. 

I love travelling and have lived in Mexico City, Washington D.C and Ottawa. I currently live in Paris with my husband, son and dog (Flynn). I volunteer at my son's school in the library, as I adore books, and I read as much as I can. 

I love teaching and helping students unlock their potential. I believe education is a lifelong journey and it should be challenging, stimulating and fun. 

Dave Horton

KS3 Science/Maths and IGCSE Chemistry

Hi! My degree was a First in Materials Engineering – an area of study which incorporates large dollops of Physics, Chemistry and Maths, subjects which have always fascinated me. Online teaching has been a passion of mine ever since my own children were educated in an internet school. I absolutely love the fact that is an environment where young people can utilise the advantages of modern technology, learn in a hugely encouraging setting and have their own individual needs catered for. In the future, I firmly believe that many more lucky children will have the opportunity to learn in this exciting and enjoyable new way.

Stephanie Gordon

IGCSE/A Level Biology

I have always loved teaching and learning about Science; it’s an ever changing subject that provides exciting challenges and opportunities. I studied Biology and Education (MA) at Cambridge University and Environmental Technology (MSc) at Imperial College, London and have now been working in education for 10 years and a Science teacher since 2010. The best thing about teaching is in knowing that I have made a difference in a student’s life, through their daily achievement and in securing the grades needed to be successful in their future paths. 

Bridgette Barrett

KS3/IGCSE Geography

My passion for Geography began at secondary school with some fantastic teachers who passed on their love of the subject. Geography at its best should give students an insight into the world we live in and the complex factors at play in the physical and human environments. Physical geography and fieldwork are my particular passions. I hope that I can pass on this love of the subject through my teaching.

 

Dr Sarah Sneddon

IGCSE/A Level English

The excitement of helping someone improve their ability to communicate in language never leaves me.  As a child I read everything and anything that was available, and this love of reading encouraged me to study English – I hope to be able to pass on my enthusiasm for the subject to everyone who studies with me.  English allows you access into the lives and minds of others, lets you travel the world and learn from some of the most interesting people in history without ever having to step outside your own front door!

 

 

 

 

Fran Wilson

KS3/IGCSE/ A Level Maths

Throughout my career, I have had a passion for understanding how you learn. Since being a student myself, I have realised that every person sees things differently and can understand the most complex of idea if it is made clear to them in the way they understand. It’s always been important to me that students are comfortable and confident when in maths. Learning should be stimulating, challenging but enjoyable. The sense of achievement when understanding how to do something, why it works and how it can help you is a powerful feeling and one that I aim for all my students to experience.

 

Kelly Roscoe

KS3 History

My passion for all things old began when I first visited Styal Mill in Cheshire with my primary school. I loved sitting in the school room of the Apprentice House, imagining what the atmosphere would have been like in the Victorian era. I enjoy visiting historical places to feel more connected to those that have lived a life before us.I hope to pass on my passion and enjoyment of History through some fun, interactive lessons - be prepared! 

 

Claire Dart

Primary Year 6

I am currently happily settled in the UK after many years of travelling the world with my family due to my husband's career. My experiences overseas have been hugely varied and rewarding, but also challenging in terms of developing my own career.I am now enjoying the opportunity of putting my teaching skills into action as an online teacher. I am really looking forward to finding interesting and fun ways to motivate my online students and am sure that this will prove to be a mutually rewarding experience.

 

Chloe Bullock

IGCSE/KS3 Spanish & French and Pastoral Tutor

I have always been fascinated by language and culture and my early ambitions to travel and work abroad led me to study for a degree in Spanish and French.  My education and career have allowed me to travel extensively through Spain and South America, where my Spanish skills have been put to the test by the wide and varied accents and nuances of the language to be found in the different countries.  I am very excited to be bringing my passion for languages to Net School.

Priya Page

KS3 English

As an English teacher I’m sure that it comes as no surprise that I love reading. My favourite book is Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. I first read it at the age of 17, when studying A Level English Literature. I highly recommend it!I am very structured in my approach to teaching, but I always like to add an element of fun to really bring the topics to life. I create a relaxed online classroom environment so that all my students can confidently ask questions and become active learners.

 

Dr Ellie Nalson

Head of Development

I think teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do, and I enjoy introducing others to the subjects I love.Science and Maths have fascinated me ever since I was young. I am especially interested in our Universe, how it began and why it now looks like it does.Scientists try to answer questions like: How can we feed everyone in the world? How can we develop renewable energy resources? How can we hope to cure cancer? If these sorts of questions interest you then you are a scientist in the making!

 

 

Sue Henton

KS3/IGCSE Latin

The Romans have left us an amazing heritage. Their empire covered most of the known world and the remains of their building works can be seen everywhere. Their literature has inspired countless writers and artists. Latin is such an intrinsic part of so many facets of English and European societies and plays an invaluable role in understanding our own language and culture.I look forward to explaining all of this to you, as well as teaching you the language itself!

 

Emily Williams

School Administrator

I was lucky enough to have inspiring teachers when I was at school and this meant that I was enthusiastic about my own learning and I thoroughly enjoyed my education. I was a Primary School Teacher for 8 years and loved the rewarding job of encouraging, inspiring and motivating students to enjoy their own learning and success. I am now delighted to be able to guide and support our Net School community in my role as School Administrator.

 

Susan Reed

Director/ Teacher of IGCSE History

'History’ is not just events that happened hundreds of years ago – it's the stories of people much like you and me who have shaped the world we live in. I graduated in History from Christ’s College, Cambridge, and subsequently studied for my PGCE and MA in Manchester. I then taught in state and independent schools before becoming an online teacher in 2009, and now take my work with me as I move from place to place with my family. Currently based in Ottawa, Canada, I look forward to being able to share my passion for history with you, wherever you may live!