Meet The Team

We have two part-time coordinators, Sophie Johnstone, who coordinates the home tutoring and Linda Ulrich who coordinates the classes. Our part-time administrator is Nicola Kennedy. They are in the office at Vestry Hall 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

Linda Ulrich

Merton Home Tutoring Service The Team Linda Ulrich

Linda coordinates the classes. She supports the teachers, and helps learners wishing to join a class. Linda’s previous experience includes 12 years as an ESOL tutor in community and college classes, and Director of Studies for an ESOL school in Tooting. She is London Chair of NATECLA (The National Association of Teachers of English and Other Community Languages for Adults)

07791 858196

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, Founder, and helpers, celebrate MHTS’s 6th birthday

Merton Home Tutoring Service Meet The Team AGM

A recent AGM

Merton Home Tutoring Service The Team Mayor Trustee and Learner

The Mayor with a Trustee and a Learner

Merton Home Tutoring Service The Team Mayor 10th Birthday Candles

10th anniversary candles blown out by the Mayor and a helper, AGM 2019

Our Trustees

Our founder is Dr. Ruth Dawson. The chair is Anne Worlledge. 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 Rozina Kader, Mary Moody, Cathy Newbury, Pauline Rozario, Daniela Wilks, Ngozi Nwaejike and Robin Goodchild.