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.
Sophie is from the UK and completed the Cambridge curriculum along with her BA (Hons) degree in International Business back in England before travelling to New Zealand.
At MyTuition, Sophie facilitates the connection between students and tutors and her love for helping others means she is able to provide that extra support to help students achieve their full potential.
Outside of MyTuition, Sophie volunteers as an ESOL tutor and is working toward her goal of becoming a teacher.
When asked to describe herself in a word, Sophie would say hardworking, although the team would have to disagree when it comes to going to the gym…
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 their potential.
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 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 University. 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.
Jess is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Film Studies. Her goal is to be a high school teacher, as she loves helping people grow and achieve their goals.
As an Education Advisor for MyTuition, Jess facilitates the connection between students and tutors, and places huge value in creating a positive connection to help students reach their goals.
You'll usually find Jess cross stitching, or with her nose in a book. If you need book recommendations, pictures of her cats, memes of any kind, or someone to talk about true crime documentaries with, Jess is here for you!
Roy is fluent in 25 different programming languages that nobody else can understand; naturally he graduated from University 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 University 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 passions.
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.