A message from Jimmy and Roy, the people behind the vision
We believe that no student should have to face their challenges alone
Looking back at our time in school, we were frustrated at how much time we wasted.
We both excelled in our studies, completing engineering degrees with first class honours.
However, we always felt like we could have accomplished so much more.
If only there was an older version of ourselves that we could talk to, someone that truly understood
what we were going through, we would have been able to learn and grow faster.
From our own experiences tutoring dozens of students, we saw firsthand the amazing impact that the
right mentor can make. We were proud to see our students become who they were meant to be.
We want every student to have that same opportunity.
In partnership with Macleans College, a school of 2500+ students in Auckland, we launched MyTuition in 2014 and set out to make this vision a reality.
This is our team
We're a company that's out to make an impact in the world. Every day, we strive to become better
versions of ourselves, and to help others to do the same.
We're proud of the team and the culture that we've built, and we're energised to come in to
the office each day to work towards our mission.
Georgia studied at Victoria University of Wellington and graduated with a degree in Education.
She is passionate about helping people and loves being a part of helping students to reach
At MyTuition, she facilitates the ideal connections between tutors and students, to ensure
they have the best person to guide them through their challenges.
Outside of MyTuition you’ll find Georgia loving life and spending time with her very cute dog,
Tilly, usually at the beach. She welcomes any and all questions about Tilly, and will happily
share photos to brighten your day.
Leighton has recently graduated from the Auckland University with a degree in Computer Systems
Engineering. He has been programming since early high school and knows both software and hardware
like the back of his hand.
Behind the scenes, Leighton works with Roy to develop new features that the rest of the team use
to provide the MyTuition community with the best service possible.
Talk geek to Leighton and you will see a spark of passion in his eyes, then again that might just be the caffeine.
Kahn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Psychology and Sociology at the University
of Auckland. He volunteers at helpline agencies in his spare time, and is working towards his dream
of becoming a psychologist.
Using his insight from studying the social sciences (and his experience as a tutor), Kahn helps the
tutor community flourish by running workshops, sourcing resources and developing events. Enjoying
interacting with all kinds of people, he is in a perfect position to empower and mentor both
students and tutors, helping them become better versions of themselves.
Often being asked if he can read minds, Kahn will admit that he can't, then again that doesn't
stop him from trying.
Maggie is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland, majoring in English
and Politics. She'll begin her Honours in English this year. She has a background in writing,
social media, and communications. She loves writing, regardless of genre or audience, with the
one exception of short bios about herself (it took two years to complete this one).
At MyTuition, Maggie tells the stories of our community. She creates content that helps and
entertains people, gathering insights from tutors, students, parents and professionals.
She's also the careful curator of memes (among other things) for MyTuition's social media.
If you think her lovingly picked memes are lame, please don't tell her because you'll give
her a complex.
Roy is fluent in 25 different programming languages that nobody else can understand; naturally he graduated
from the University of Auckland with a degree in Software Engineering (first class honours).
As an IT genius, he spends his time building great software for MyTuition as well as working part time at
Datacom, an international yet locally owned software development company.
After spending an extraordinary amount of time trying to come up with a witty closing line that non-tech
people can understand, Roy gave up and is using this sentence instead.
Jimmy graduated from the University of Auckland with a Civil Engineering degree (first class honours),
and originally worked as a structural engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff. Wanting to make more of an impact
in the world, he left the company to found MyTuition where he could better use his skills and his
He's passionate about building amazing teams to tackle difficult problems that will
help make the world a better place.
To the dismay of his parents, Jimmy refuses to consider returning to his prestigious engineering job
and insists on focusing all his energy into improving and growing MyTuition.