Meet the team.
The perfect combination of experience and youth. Each with tons of energy, heart, and expertise.
LawrenceHead of Education Lawrence Tubb has 16 years of experience in senior roles at Top UK Independent Schools - including 9 Years at Wycombe Abbey.
EmilyMinerva's Head Tutor, Emily is a 1-on-1 Mentor and English GCSE course creator with the Academy.
JackThe Academy’s top GCSE Science teacher and 1-on-1 mentor - over 1500+ hours of inspirational homeschooling this year!
LawrencePrincipal Lawrence Tubb has 16 years of experience in senior roles at Top UK Independent Schools - including 9 Years at Wycombe Abbey.
LanaBiology. With over 20 years of experience, including Head of Science positions at schools in Central London, with a BSc in Biomedical Science and a PGCE, Lana brings an enormous amount of experience and energy to the MVA teaching faculty. A lifelong learner, Lana knows exactly what it takes to transform her pupils into the Attenborough-loving, science gurus of the future.
SharonPhysics. With a diverse cultural and educational background, vast expertise in private tutoring, a PGCE in Science and a MSc in Psychology, Sharon brings a wealth of experience to the MVA teaching line up. Her passion for Physics stems from the big, hard questions, from the general laws of the universe, to understanding complex cognitive processes. A real-life, human star!
JackChemistry. Long time Pro Tutor & star of Minerva Tutors TV, top tutor Jack has transformed what we thought was possible for online chemistry teaching at the school. Expect big bangs and clouds of smoke. Has to be seen to be believed!
PoppyMaths. Poppy graduated with a degree in English from Cambridge University and since then has thrown herself into all things education. From working with students with special needs and physical disabilities to motivating lots of homeschooling pupils through Minerva Tutors, Poppy brings her amazing talent for teaching to the Maths department at the Academy.
NickEnglish Literature. Nick comes to us via Minerva Tutors and from the University of Bristol, where he graduated with a degree in English and Drama. Nick’s passion for humanities shines in his lessons as he teaches about the all-important relationship between clarity and creativity, and knows from his tutoring years exactly what is required of pupils to reach the top grades.
TabithaEnglish language. A very accomplished grad from the University of Oxford, Tabby’s sought-after private tutoring with Minerva Tutors meant she was first choice for us for the English language teaching post at the Academy. She loves all things poems and plays and has lots of inspiring, hands-on experience working in London’s illustrious West End.
KarenSpanish / Wellbeing. Karen has taught Spanish in the state and independent sector for the past 27 years, spending the majority of her time at The King's School, Canterbury and Headington School in Oxford. She has an Honours degree from University College Dublin in Modern Languages and also runs wellbeing lessons for all pupils on a weekly basis.
SaurabhComputer Science. Saurabh joins the Academy teaching staff from Minerva Tutors, having been one of their most well received and requested Computer Science and coding tutors over the last five years. He comes from a background in commercial enterprise, bringing with him a lifetime of enthusiasm and real-world expertise in a subject that remains one of the most important for young people soon to enter the workplace of tomorrow.
ChristaHistory. Christa’s background in the IB programme and as a published human rights journalist means she brings both scholastic and real-world expertise to her group history classes. She’s also our go-to specialist on exam revision techniques, helping our pupils do their very best when it comes to the big day.
HughHeadmaster and CEO. Using all his talent and expertise from his years at the helm of Minerva Tutors, an award winning private tuition and homeschooling agency, which he founded in 2014, Hugh oversees the Academy's vision for the future of online learning. In 2016, Hugh was runner-up for The Lloyd’s National Business Awards Duke of York Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and can often be found giving talks and contributing to debates on the future of education. Connect with Hugh here.