Meet our our Academic Mentors
Evelyn Kitt is a graduate of the Queen’s College, Oxford University, and specialises in Academic Mentoring and Educational Progress. She has completed a wide range of training in Independent Learning, Study Skills, and Preparation for Higher Education, and has worked at several of the most outstanding independent schools in the South West, including Downside School in Somerset and QEH in Bristol. Evelyn has worked with children from ages 7 – 19, and behaved as an intermediary between staff, students and parents.
With her insight into boarding life, Evelyn has provided extra tuition in academic areas ranging from Literacy and Numeracy in primary education, through to personal statement and portfolio development with A Level students, and has successfully guided students in how to maximise their exam performance throughout secondary education. She has taught students with Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language, and Gifted and Talented students.
Evelyn is also an advocate for Student Mental Wellbeing and Mental Welfare, trained in Student Counselling, Pastoral Care of Teenagers, Child Protection and Supporting Pupils with Processing Difficulties, and so fulfils her role as Academic Mentor with a framework of support and understanding, keeping the best interests of the child and parents in mind.
Struan has a First Class Honours degree in Philosophy and Ethics and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from Warwick University. He 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, both academically and pastorally, having overseen the induction, integration and ongoing progress of young people from all over the world. With 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, Struan recognises the importance of academic results and of building up an attractive wider profile throughout each school year.
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. Struan is therefore ideally placed to offer his services as Academic Mentor, working closely with students, schools and parents to help maximise the potential of each individual under his care.