Who We Are

Dr Ryan Stevenson

Ryan has tutored and taught multiple students who didn’t always fit into the expected ‘boxes’ of traditional schooling.  His experience includes dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, anxiety, ASD, dyscalculia, gender identity challenges as well as health and emotional issues which provides expertise in screening, training and appropriately matching Bright Heart Education tutors to students.  Ryan has attended a training course provided by Nasen and is a member of the Tutors’ Association.

Ryan has a BSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town where he was also a tutor, with research carried out at Cambridge University and the University of Manchester.  Further Post-Doctoral studies were conducted at Cambridge University.  During a period of investment banking in Amsterdam, Ryan also completed a BSc in Politics and International Relations from the London School of Economics.  He has experience in traditional schools teaching GCSE Maths and Science and A-Level Chemistry, and has tutored in London for 6 years.  Ryan has been a volunteer therapist at the London charity, Body and Soul, for the past 6 years, and has also worked on a large project to connect students with nature.

Simon McQueen

Simon is a private equity professional with significant experience providing growth capital and strategic advice to small and mid-size companies.  He has board-level experience focused on strategy, corporate development and financial oversight.  Simon is a CFA charterholder and Big 4 qualified accountant with a stand-out university academic record and experience tutoring finance under-graduate students at the University of Cape Town and running a share investment game for 2 years encouraging students from an under-privileged background to take an interest in the financial markets.  Simon has attended a training course provided by Nasen.

Our Philosophy

Our unique tutoring method which is supported by science, The Bright Heart Approach, puts into practice what Ryan has observed across a wide range of students. This approach arises from our belief that effective tutoring is not only focusing on the intellectual abilities of a person, but connecting on a deeper level to achieve longer term stability and success. We also believe in ensuring our tutors are suitably prepared for meeting student’s needs and our ongoing training relationship with Nasen helps our tutors to provide our student’s with quality tuition.

Our confidence in The Bright Heart Approach and our tutors is demonstrated by offering the first lesson free to our clients.

Our Mission

  • To be the UK’s leading provider of tuition services for those students that would benefit from a heart-based approach to realise their full potential.
  • To strive to ensure the unique needs of students are met by introducing clients to quality, trained tutors.
  • To be an alternative resource for parents and organisations that struggle to find the appropriate supplementary education for their children or students.

Our Ethos

  • We believe each person has a fundamentally unique perception of the world. This affects how they interact with others and how they learn.
  • We believe and acknowledge through our tuition that intellectual capabilities are only one part of the whole person.
  • We believe the best academic results are achieved in a learning environment based on mutual respect and warmth, good rapport, and well-prepared and trained tutors.