Pippa’s Guardians is delighted to welcome two new faces to the team; Evelyn and Struan, who are working to develop Pippa’s Guardians Academic Mentoring service.

Academic Mentor, Struan Hellier

Academic Mentoring is an expansion of Pippa’s Guardians that provides support to the academic progress of our students. By working closely with students alongside Area Managers, parents, house and teaching staff, Evelyn and Struan can monitor our students’ learning progress and tailor specific programmes for them to help them achieve their potential and flourish academically.

Struan has been a Head of Faculty, Housemaster and most recently Head of Sixth Form at Shrewsbury School, one of the great traditional Public Schools in England. He has significant experience in guiding overseas students and a very close understanding of the UCAS system for entrance into UK universities and through working with students aspiring to some of the top Universities in the United States and Europe.  Since April 2016, Struan has worked as Academic and Pastoral Director for Pair Education Ltd, offering strategic advice to independent schools, furthering his understanding of international families with extensive travel abroad and representing the best of UK education.

Academic Mentor Evelyn Kitt

Evelyn is a graduate of the Queen’s College, Oxford University, and has worked at several of the most outstanding independent schools in the South West, including Downside School in Somerset and QEH in Bristol. She is trained in Independent Learning, Study Skills, and Preparation for Higher Education, and has worked with children from ages 7 – 19, including those with Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language, and Gifted and Talented students.

Evelyn has provided extra tuition in academic areas ranging from Literacy and Numeracy in primary education, through to personal statement, UCAS and portfolio development with A Level students, and has successfully guided students in how to maximise their exam performance throughout primary and secondary education.

We look forward to working with Struan and Evelyn and are excited to see our students’ benefit from their expertise and support.