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Cyrus Afkhami
Founder

Cyrus studied at Eton College before attending Oxford University, where he graduated with a Double First class degree in History and Modern Languages.

As well as running and expanding the business, Cyrus still dedicates a limited number of hours per week to tutoring and he teaches the 11+ revision courses. This allows him to stay fully up to date on the latest academic developments, school requirements and the current concerns of students and parents. He has now clocked over 6,000 hours of tutoring experience.

Cyrus started tutoring one student in September 2011. Over the next 12 months, and by expanding only through word of mouth, he had taught over 50 students. In October 2012, he established My Tutor Club in order to help ignite more students with a love of learning and to help them reach their full potential.

Prior to founding My Tutor Club, Cyrus worked in investment banking at Lehman Brothers and Citigroup. After 3 years in the City, he resigned from banking to return to his real passion – education.

In 2015, Cyrus was nominated as Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. He has been featured on numerous occasions by national and international media as an authority on tutoring and UK education. His regular blog posts cover all aspects of education including tutoring, education technology and education policy

William Rees
Associate Consultant, UK Schools

Mr Rees has over 35 years’ experience in UK education. He was a House Master at Eton College for 14 years (1987-2001), and was then appointed Head of Admissions for the school (2001-09). While Head of Admissions at Eton, Mr Rees developed a modernised and meritocratic form of assessment at age 11 for entry to the school at age 13, and he was consulted by many other schools seeking to follow Eton’s pioneering example.

Since taking early retirement from Eton in 2009, he has been working as an independent consultant to senior schools where he advises on admissions and marketing strategy, structures, processes and communications, including the training of interviewers.

Since 2012 Mr Rees has been working with My Tutor Club offering independent guidance and advice to parents on their UK education options as well as offering bespoke one-to-one interview practice for candidates applying to UK schools at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Please click here for more information on Schools Advisory and Interview Practice sessions.

Michèle Collias
Associate Consultant, US Universities

Michèle has taught test preparation for SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT since 1984. She designs her programmes to match the specific needs of her students. In addition to test preparation, Michèle advises students on all aspects of US university entry, from choosing schools through preparation of their applications to drafting their essays. Michèle has taught SAT courses to students at Eton College since 1987 and since 2008 she has been Eton College’s US Universities Adviser.

Michèle graduated from Wellesley College in the USA with a Bachelor of Arts degree (with Honors in Political Science and a minor in Chemistry) and with a Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) degree from Suffolk University Law School.

Tracy McCarthy
Client Relations

Tracy has more than 25 years experience with the British education system as a parent. She can relate first hand to the concerns and problems that parents face when navigating through the British education system. With four children of her own who have passed (or are passing) through the UK education system, all of whom have very different talents and personalities, Tracy understands from first hand experience the importance of tailoring a child’s education so that the experience is both an academically successful and happy one.

Tracy is responsible for ensuring that excellent customer service is at the core of everything we do. When calling My Tutor Club, Tracy will most likely be your first point of contact and she is here to make sure parents, students and tutors are happy.

Our tutors

Our dedicated team of highly qualified tutors are key to the success of My Tutor Club. With a passion for their subjects and a genuine interest in making sure students are performing to their very best, the My Tutor Club tutors are central to our success and to that of our students. Find out more here.

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