Meet the Team

James Apperley

James Apperley-Senior Consultant

James studied History and Politics at Brasenose College, Oxford University. He later went on to study Law as a postgraduate at City and Cardiff universities. After completing his studies, James has been a private tutor and has also worked in the assistive technology industry. James has an expert knowledge of UK boarding schools and London day schools. As a former governor for a special school, James has a particular interest in special educational needs. He also enjoys preparing students for interviews at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Vinny Cochrane

Vinny Cochrane-Senior Tutor

Vinny has been a tutor for over a decade, in the subjects of English Literature, History, Drama, and EFL. He graduated from Oxford University in 2007, and since then has coached more than six hundred students, individually and in classes, many of whom have gained places at elite universities in the UK and US. He has worked at Greene's Tutorial College, Cherwell College, Southwell House, Royale Academy, Carfax Education, amongst other respected establishments. He was the Senior Tutor at Oxford International Study Centre, at which he personally hosted a delegation from the Chinese Olympic Committee. He is a prolific actor and writer, with fifty major productions in Oxford and Glasgow. Personal pursuits are film-making, writing, and amateur boxing.

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