Meet The Team

We have two part-time coordinators, Sophie Johnstone, who coordinates the home tutoring and Juliana Wong who coordinates the Stepping Stones classes. Our part-time administrator is Nicola Kennedy. They are in the office at Wimbledon Guild on a Thursday during term time.

Sophie Johnstone

Merton Home Tutoring Service Meet The Team Sophie Johnstone

Sophie coordinates the home tutoring for two days a week. She also teaches ESOL classes for parents in Children’s Centres. Sophie’s previous experience was as an ESOL teacher in Further Education during which time she also coordinated a refugee home-school support project at the Katherine Low Settlement in Wandsworth.

07580 765118

Juliana Wong

Merton Home Tutoring Service Meet The Team Juliana Wong

Juliana coordinates the ESOL Stepping Stones classes two days a week. She also provides support for the teachers in ESOL classes, sometimes as a co-teacher. Juliana’s previous experience was in Adult and Further Education where she worked for over twenty five years, both as an ESOL teacher and programme coordinator in the borough of Wandsworth.

07534 349695

Nicola Kennedy

Merton Home Tutoring Service Meet The Team Nicola Kennedy

Nicola supports the work of the coordinators by helping with administrative tasks and dealing with queries. She previously worked in book publishing in an editorial role. Nicola recently completed our tutor training course and volunteers as a one-to-one tutor.

07399 259747

Merton Home Tutoring Service Meet The Team Birthday Candles

Dr. Ruth Dawson, Chair, and helpers, celebrate MHTS’s 6th birthday

Merton Home Tutoring Service Meet The Team AGM

A recent AGM

Our Trustees

Our chair and founder is Dr. Ruth Dawson. There are eight trustees with a wide range of experience in management, tertiary education (including Adult Education, Further Education and university), business, law, accountancy and the voluntary sector. We have a number of volunteer tutors who are also trustees and an ex-learner who previously worked in education in her own country.

The trustees are Sheila Gent, Rozina Kader, Mary Moody, Cathy Newbury, Ian Petherbridge, Pauline Rozario, Sheila Stirrat and Anne Worlledge.