Ayush A K AgarwalCo-Founder and CEO Pencil Spaces
Ayush has a deep passion for learning and teaching, and it’s been a driving force in his life. His diverse experiences have led him to the realization that better tools can greatly assist educators in their important work of teaching, and this has motivated him to co-found Pencil Spaces. Pencil Spaces makes teaching and learning easier and more effective. Students and tutors love the platform and it is now being used in more than 200 countries! Prior to Pencil Spaces, Ayush worked at Google, Facebook, Madrona Venture Group and McKinsey & Company. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and six-year-old son.
Christine is a multi award-winning UK Business Mentor. She has authored 4 business books and is a regular keynote speaker on Succession and Exit Planning. As a businesswoman who has built multi-million turnover businesses over the last 30 years, she has worked with many business owners in all sectors including taking one from bankruptcy to 8-figure exit in 18 months. She has spent a few years accidentally running a zoo! Her latest book, SELL IT, helps business owners get their business and themselves ready for the hardest part of the entrepreneur journey, leaving their business in the hands of others.
Dame Alison PeacockChief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching
Professor Dame Alison Peacock is Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, a new Professional Body that seeks to raise our status through celebrating, supporting and connecting teachers to provide expert teaching and leadership. Prior to joining the Chartered College, Dame Alison was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire. Her career to date has spanned primary, secondary and advisory roles. She is an Honorary Fellow of Queens College Cambridge, Hughes Hall Cambridge and UCL, a Visiting Professor of both the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndŵr University and a trustee for Big Change. Her research is published in a series of books about Learning without Limits offering an alternative approach to inclusive school improvement.
Dr Leila Khouja WalkerCo-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Persona Education
Dr Leila Khouja Walker is an edtech expert and ex-teacher focused on social issues. A thought leader in online learning with wide experience of R&D in technology for social benefit, she has over 25 years experience in teaching, curriculum design and educational research.
As the Co-Founder of Persona Education, Leila is on a mission to boost the wellbeing and employability of young people through developing their social-emotional skills.
Leila is also a Senior Lecturer in Education and Childhood at the University of the West of England, focusing her teaching and research on skill development needed for successful social, learning and work outcomes.
Lucy Spencer – Support Your Students – Best Practice in Alternative Provision
Described by the Goods Schools Guide as “one to watch”, Lucy is the ‘2021 Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Thames Valley and was also awarded the UK Educators Community ‘Outstanding Leadership Award 2021’. In November 2021, she was a finalist in the ‘Women to Watch’ category in the Global Education Investor Awards 2021 and made the final three in the ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the Great British Business and Community Awards.
Her achievements to date have included founding Education Boutique and growing it to acquisition by the UKs leading educational jobs board and Edtech recruitment specialists, Eteach.
Lucy is incredibly passionate about tutoring being available to all. Her team support parents to secure funded tutoring, when school refusal impacts learning.
Georgina GreenFounder, Green Tutors
Georgina is a retired scientist, current personal tutor, and owner of Green Tutors. With her tutor team of scientists, engineers, and programmers, she has been inspiring students in their STEM studies and career choices since 2011.
Since March 2020 Georgina has been coaching teachers and tutors to bring their lessons online and grow their online businesses through her free Facebook group, one to one mentoring, and group coaching sessions.
You can join the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tutorsneedtutors.
In 2022 Georgina was a member of the STEMAzing Women Inspiration Academy. Georgina also delivers STEM workshops and careers events in local schools as a volunteer through STEM Learning and ELSA Next Generation.
Hannah KnowlesSpeaker & Trainer at Art of Brilliance
Hannah loves nothing more than engaging and inspiring individuals to realise their full potential.
Before joining Art of Brilliance, Hannah spent a number of years implementing whole school wellbeing programmes. She now delivers workshops and keynotes across the spectrum of Art of Brilliance clients; kids, teenagers, adults, businesses, NHS…
Hannah is on a mission. Be it an individual, school or business setting, she comes armed with strategies and insights that will help you thrive. She knows that life is busy, so she is all about giving short, practical tips that won’t take up any more of your time, in fact they might just help you save time.
Beneath it all, Hannah is a realist. She realises that she can’t change the world, but she might be able to help you change YOUR world. Whatever your age and circumstances, Hannah wants to help you inch closer to your ideal you.
Jen FoxDeputy CEO, Action Tutoring
After graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Genetics, Jen emigrated to the UK and spent three years teaching in a secondary school in south London.
While there she specialised in programme design for high achieving disadvantaged pupils and completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. In 2015 she achieved a ‘Masters in Leadership’ through University College London. After the position of Programme Director, Jen became Action Tutoring Interim CEO in 2017 and again in 2021, both maternity covers.
As Deputy CEO, she now leads the Impact & Quality Team and the Programme Team as well as being involved in strategy implementation.
Joanne KaminskiFounder, Online Tutor Coach
Hi, I’m Joanne Kaminski, an Online Tutoring Consultant. I help great tutors like you learn how to find your voice so you can market your tutoring services to a worldwide market. This will help you get more students and work the hours you desire. Creating the freedom and flexibility you have always wanted. It will also make you a highly successful tutor bringing in 4 and 5 figures a month.
As an experienced online tutor business coach, I have helped countless tutors like you turn their businesses around. I’ll work with you one-on-one to help you identify and eliminate the obstacles holding you back, and create a comprehensive plan to attract more students and increase your income. Join the hundreds of successful online tutors who have transformed their businesses with my help. Sign up today!
Julia SilverFounder, Qualified Tutor
My ‘why’ is to contribute to the change that needs to happen in education to make it more nuanced, sustainable and fit-for-purpose.
As a school leader, my passion is for shifting culture by developing the people around me.
I created Qualified Tutor, a much-loved community and training provider, and the Love Tutoring Online Community to provide confidence and connection for tutors. My book ‘Love Tutoring: Turn your Plan B into a Plan A’ is coming soon.
My husband Simon and I have the pleasure and privilege of raising five amazing children ranging in age from 6 to 16.
Kirstin CoughtrieFounder, Gaia Learning
Late-diagnosed ADHDer, Kirstin Coughtrie has a squiggly career tailored to her own neurodiversity and that of her children. A South African born, Australian residing in Salisbury, UK, Kirstin is an Online School Leader, Neurodiversity Advocate, and ADHD Coach. Her passion for helping neurodiverse learners led her to establish Gaia Learning, an online education platform catering to students aged 8-16 who may struggle in conventional educational environments. Gaia Learning offers structured, engaging, and skills-based national curriculum-aligned sessions for these students.
In her role as an ADHD coach, Kirstin provides invaluable support and guidance to parents, teenagers, and educators, assisting them in overcoming the challenges associated with living and working with ADHD. In 2022, she joined forces with entrepreneur Kate Carney to co-found Hybrid School Ltd. The duo aims to revolutionise traditional education by harnessing technology to create more human, flexible, and valuable learning experiences. Their mission is to help independent schools expand their reach by building custom online schools to serve local communities in hybrid learning hubs.
Kirstin’s expertise and impact extend beyond neurodiversity and ADHD, as she is also a Postgraduate Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society. A dedicated advocate for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and a Climate Champion with Take Action Global Climate Action Schools, Kirstin works to promote the implementation of these goals in education on both local and global scales.
Liberty KingSenior Strategy Consultant
Liberty has always had a strong passion for education. Her career started in the classroom as an English teacher on the Teach First programme, before embarking on a masters at Harvard University in International Education Policy. From there, she joined the Education Endowment Foundation and whilst at the EEF she was part of the team who designed and ran the National Tutoring Programme in its launch year. She is now a senior strategy consultant for the education sector working on growth strategy and performance improvement for a wide range of companies in the education space, including leading nationwide tutoring companies.
Michael GibbenFounder and Coach, Coach for Tutors
Michael Gibben is a certified teacher and coach. He began his education journey as a private tutor and classroom teacher. With time, he felt he could better guide students in a one-on-one or small group setting. In 2011, he founded his mentor-tutoring company (I.M. Success Tutoring). After 8 years with I.M. Success Tutoring, he decided to transition from being the owner of a tutoring company to being a full time business coach. He established Coach for Tutors for private tutors or tutor company owners eager to build their practices.
Michael is also the author of two tutoring business e-books for those looking to launch and/or scale their tutoring practices and, last year, started the Coach for Tutors Podcast to help tutors with growing their tutoring businesses with each episode.
Nicola KeltingFounder, NK Tutoring
Passionate about empowering students with their own science & maths education, Nicola has grown her bespoke tuition business, NK Tutoring that enables students to create a toolbox of transferable skills. Building a positive and reflective student-tutor relationship is core to our values. Students leave tuition more knowledgeable, skilled and reflective learners.
Nicola is a highly skilled & dedicated science teacher (PGCE & QTS) with a wealth of experience under her belt from over a decade working in UK grammar and comprehensive secondary schools. Qualified with MSc & BSc (Hons) in Biological and Plant Sciences with a background in biodiversity conservation research and programme management.
A busy mum of two, Nicola is also a school governor, enjoys hiking, travel, outdoor fitness and loves all things green with a passion gardening and outdoor learning.
Robert JenningsCo-founder of ‘The Dyscalculia Network’
Head of Maths for the last 5 years at Emerson House, a specialist learning centre for children with special educational needs.
I regularly train teachers to become specialists at helping children with any form of maths difficulties.
I have developed along with Jane Emerson, a new dyscalculia assessment (‘Maths and Dyscalculia Assessment’), which provides a diagnostic assessment of the pupil’s maths strengths and weaknesses.
I work at Westminster Abbey Choir school as Head of Learning support.
Member of the British Psychological Society (No: 508474).
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: 28 - 30 Jun 2023
- Time: 4:00 am - 11:00 am
- Weekly Online Group Coaching – Business
- 28 Jun 2023
- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
- 28 - 30 Jun 2023
- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
LTF4 A Celebration of World Tutoring – Love Tutoring Festival
The Love Tutoring Festivals are a series of inclusive, innovative events which create opportunities for all the stakeholders in the world of tutoring to connect, learn and engage.
Since its launch in 2021, The Love Tutoring Festivals have brought together more than three thousand participants internationally. We bring together tutoring businesses, independent tutors, ed tech companies, schools, parents, students and policymakers with the overarching aim of raising standards in tutoring together.
In 2023, we launched hybrid events, responding to the needs and norms of our changing world and ways of working. Powered by Qualified Tutor, we use our extensive network in the wider education space to bring
together thought leaders and specialists from across the globe. Qualified Tutor champions responsible tutoring.
Will you join us?
Love Tutoring Festival 4 – Celebration of World Tutoring
A Celebration of World Tutoring
We are delighted to announce the fourth Love Tutoring Festival, LTF4. This festival is curated for and by tutors to come together to create a community of safe, skilled, and supported tutors, and businesses from across the world of tutoring.
A 3-DAY LONG FESTIVAL CELEBRATING TUTORING
In this hybrid event, you will be able to attend panel discussions, keynote speaker events, watch live podcast recordings, and have exclusive access to a microsite hosting all recorded sessions so you never miss a moment.
Located in both a London venue at Skyline London and virtually, you can join us to truly transform your tutoring business.
Who is this for?
Our Love Tutoring Festivals are inclusive. Whether you are an independent tutor, growing your tutor business, or innovating with edtech, this festival is for you.
What to Expect:
We have combined the feeling of a festival with the knowledge-boosting experience of a conference that has made our Love Tutoring Festivals such a success over the years.
We bring together wellbeing, development, growth, and learning together in a blend of events throughout the 3 days.
Wednesday 28th (VIRTUAL) – The festival starts with coffee and connection
Thursday 29th (HYBRID)
Friday 30th (HYBRID) – Connection breakfast, 4pm closing to give you time to prepare for the TTA Awards evening.
All attendees will be given access to recordings of the sessions throughout the day, which are included in your ticket price.
Select your Ticket:
Virtual Access All Areas – FREE
This virtual ticket will give you free access to all the live virtual sessions recordings so you don’t miss a moment. All attendees will be able to connect in the Love Tutoring Festival community area for ongoing conversations.
Click here to reserve your virtual ticket
In-Person – £149 3 days or £99 one-day ticket
This ticket provides Virtual Access All Areas & in-person access for 29th & 30th June. This includes Connection Breakfast, lunch, tea & coffee. Opportunity to ask questions in the room. There are just 50 spaces available, so this truly will be a unique and engaged experience.
You can join us for the first day virtually + the 2 days in London with this ticket, or you can select one London day and join us virtually for the other two below.
In-Person + Private Dining Experience – £249
There are just a few spaces available to join us in-person at our amazing London venue, plus upgrade your ticket to our Private Dining Experience where you will be invited to join an intimate 3-course dining experience with the opportunity to enjoy a personal evening with leaders in the world of tutoring.
Wednesday - VIRTUAL
- 09:00 - 09:30
- Coffee & Connection
- 09:30 - 10:30
- Welcome to LTF4 with Julia Silver
- 10:30 - 10:45
- 10:45 - 11:30
- Celebrating the Career Paths of Professional Tutors - Panel 1
- This panel will highlight the work of professional tutors, highlighting the growing number of individuals who work as tutors and run their own tutoring businesses. Recommended for independent tutors who need inspiration and reassurance that 'Tutoring is Not Plan B'.
- 11:30 - 12:00
- The Art of Reflection
- Delivering Effective Feedback to Build Student Self-Regulation
- 12:00 - 13:00
- Lunch with Flowlance
- Grab your lunch and learn the insights into automation opportunities for Tutors and how utilising tools like our sponsors, Flowlance, can enable you to focus on your students & lessons, rather than the day to day requirements of running a business!
- 13:00 - 13:30
- Love Tutoring Podcast with Julia Silver and Gavin McCormack
- 13:30 - 14:00
- Tutoring is not Plan B - Interactive Workshop
- 14:00 - 14:30
- 14:30 - 15:00
- Supporting Students with Dyscalculia and Maths Anxiety
- 15:00 - 15:45
- Evolve: Successful Steps for Tutors to Build Their Tutoring Organisations
- 15:45 - 16:45
- Day One Summary & Close
- 16:45 - 17:35
- Getting Students from Around the World so You Can Work More Daytime Hours
Thursday - HYBRID
- 09:00 - 10:00
- Connection Breakfast
- 10:00 - 10:15
- Welcome to Day Two
- 10:20 - 11:35
- Celebrating Leaders in Tutoring and their Drive for Excellence Panel
- This panel will enable leaders of tutoring businesses to share their vision and passion for the profession as a whole. Recommended for tutors businesses and tutors support businesses looking to understand current drivers for change.
- 11:35 - 11:50
- 11:50 - 12:40
- Keynote: Learning without Limits
Speakers:Dame Alison Peacock
- 12:40 - 14:00
- Connection Lunch
- 13:15 - 13:45
- Love Tutoring Podcast with Julia Silver & Dame Alison Peacock
Speakers:Dame Alison Peacock, Julia Silver
- 14:00 - 14:45
- Celebrating Volunteer Tutors and the Difference They Make - Panel
- The panel will bring together representatives of the volunteer sector in tutoring to explore their motivation and celebrate personal wins. Recommended for tutor charities and those considering volunteering their time to tutor.
- 14:45 - 15:00
- 15:00 - 16:00
- Celebrating the Journey of Love Tutoring
- 19:00 - 22:00
- Private Dining Event
- For our Private Dining event attendees please join us for this connection-focused, three course private dining event as we come together after our 2nd day.
Friday - HYBRID
- 09:00 - 10:00
- Connection Breakfast
- 10:10 - 11:35
- Celebrating the Role of Tutoring in Overcoming Barriers to Learning
- This panel will celebrate the improvement that tutoring makes in the lives of students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Mental Health issues and other Barriers to Learning. Recommended for SEND/MHWB practitioners looking to develop their tutoring offer, and for parents who seek to understand how tutoring helps.
- 11:35 - 11:50
- 11:50 - 12:40
- Celebrating the Role of Tutoring in Reducing the Advantage Gap
- This panel will delve into the urgent issue of how tutoring can improve equity in education. Recommended for all.
- 12:40 - 14:00
- Connection Lunch
- 14:00 - 14:45
- Love Tutoring Podcast with Julia Silver & Hannah Knowles
Speakers:Hannah Knowles, Julia Silver
- 14:45 - 15:00
- 15:00 - 15:45
- Interactive Session on Business Mindset & Actionable Next Steps
- 15:45 - 16:00
- Close & Next Steps