Will Orr-Ewing, Founder and Director
Will attended Harrow School before undertaking a degree in History at Oriel College, Oxford. After graduating he was a History teacher at Fulham Prep School. He has been tutoring since 2005, and set up Keystone Tutors in January 2007. Through his work both in tuition and mainstream education, Will sees clearly why people seek private tuition. Rather than criticising formal education - or suggesting an alternative - Will sees private tuition as an adjunct to it. It should be integrated within the school approach, and appreciate individual styles of learning.
It was through his work that he became interested in learning difficulties too. Will runs a project called dysTalk, which is dedicated to exploring learning difficulties, and sharing information amongst parents.
As well as being a governor of two schools (Westside School and Floreat Free School), Will is an increasingly active participant in the education sector and its various debates. He is a board member for The Tutors' Association and speaks for The Parent Company at institutions such as Credit Suisse and Freshfields. He also speaks under his own steam at Pushkin House, and writes education comment pieces for publications such as Focus Magazine and The Prep School Magazine. He blogs at www.willorrewing.com.
Josh Pull, Director
Josh attended Eton College before undertaking a degree in History at Oriel College, Oxford. After graduating Josh spent two years working as an investment banker with Lazard.
He left in 2008 to join Will in running Keystone Tutors. Josh is responsible for all the financial elements of Keystone as well as co-ordinating the development of the operational systems that support the smooth running of the company. He also heads up our online tutoring provision and overseas the production and development of Keystone's proprietary materials, which are used by Keystone's team of professional tutors.
Outside of Keystone Josh is on the Advisory Board of Governors at Cameron House School.
Ed Richardson, Director of Education
Ed read Zoology at St. Andrews University before completing a Secondary Science PGCE at Oxford University. He has since undertaken a Masters in Teaching and Learning at Oxford too. Prior to joining Keystone, he taught all three sciences to GCSE as well as A Level Biology at an outstanding state comprehensive academy in Oxfordshire.
Ed is now our Director of Education, and is primarily responsible for leading our client management team, the tutor recruitment process and generally overseeing our employed tutors' professional development. Ed also advises our families on a wide range of educational issues; he has particular experience with schools and university advice as well as home-schooling.
More broadly, Ed firmly believes that providing tutors with the appropriate levels of training better equips them to support the individual needs of their students. He recognises the value of educational literature and spends time researching current publications, in particular the nature of personalised learning and its benefit to students of all abilities. Outside of Keystone Ed is a Trustee for the Temple Grove Schools Trust and speaks for The Parent Company at a range of different companies on ‘The Importance of Parents in a Child’s Attainment’ and ‘The British Education System’. At the weekends can be found either participating or coaching on a sports field or relaxing in The Cotswolds!
Celia McCorquodale, Client Manager
Celia joined the Keystone team in June 2017, after working in advertising as a Business Development Manager for Wowcher and Clear Channel. Her experience at these companies taught her the value of taking a consultative and personalised approach to her clients.
Celia studied Communications at Leeds University and she has built a thorough understanding of the UK independent education system, further enhanced by working at Beeston Hall school for a short time.
Celia is a keen fisherwoman, and also enjoys riding and skiing.
Alice Chitty, Client Manager
Alice joined the Keystone team in June 2017 as an Education Consultant, having previously worked at Knight Frank in the Country House Department and The Prince’s Trust in the fundraising team.
Prior to the world of work she studied at Edinburgh University, where she graduated with a degree in Divinity.
Having spent time working at a prep school in Dorset, and with the benefit of teachers in her family, Alice has amassed a strong knowledge of the UK school system and understands the importance of ensuring children get the best possible start in life through education.
Imogen Drummond Smith, Tutor Manager
Imogen joined the Keystone team in 2015 after graduating from Exeter University with a degree in French. Prior to this, she travelled extensively through Nepal and India after completing her A Levels at Downside school where she was one of the first girls to join the school after it became co-educational.
Having been Keystone's Office Manager and a Client Manager, she is now our Tutor Manager, helping recruit professional and self-employed tutors as well as finding the best tutor for each child.
Outside of the office Imogen is a keen runner and cook and loves to travel and spend time in the countryside. She is also a triplet - one of three girls!
Kate Hughes, Head of Accounts
Kate joined the Keystone team in January 2012 after working for a luxury ski holiday company and graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a 1st class degree in Property.
Kate first joined as Keystone’s Office Manager and quickly moved into the Client Manager role. She spent 4 years in the Client Management team ensuring that we found the very best tutor to match the needs of the individual student - a role she thoroughly enjoyed.
In January 2016 Kate took on a new challenge and now heads up our accounts. Her previous experience within all of the different aspects of Keystone, helps her to resolve any accounts niggles as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Poppy Dundas, Office Manager
Poppy joined Keystone in January 2017 as the Office Manager. She previously worked as a teaching assistant at Thomas's Prep School in Fulham, helping her gain experience of the London education system.
Poppy studied at Leeds University where she graduated with a degree in History of Art.
She is a keen netballer, and plays weekly with her team. She also enjoys skiing and tennis.
Diana Stewart-Brown, Head of Operations (Singapore)
Diana joined the Keystone London office in 2014, acting first as Office Manager and secondly as Client Manager, before moving to Singapore in early 2017 to set up a new Keystone Office. Diana has worked with numerous families and UK schools since joining Keystone and draws on her extensive knowledge of how the British education system works to deliver bespoke guidance, recommending appropriate and reputable schools and universities and implementing a fitting educational strategy for each student. Diana regularly writes on a wide range of educational topics for the Keystone blog and is also in charge of Keystone’s social media platforms.
Outside of Keystone, Diana is a keen cook and avid reader. Following the move to Singapore, she has begun to travel extensively throughout Asia and developed an interest in Chinese ceramics.
Keystone works in partnership with Hong Kong based ARCH Education to provide UK focussed tutoring and advisory services to families in Hong Kong and across South East Asia.
Jen Ma, External Consultant (Hong Kong)
Based in Hong Kong, Jen specialises in advising families from across South East Asia on UK boarding schools. Jen is a co-founder of ARCH Education, one of Hong Kong's leading providers of tutoring programmes and educational consultancy.
Jen attended St. Paul's Co-educational College and Benenden School, one of the top all-girls' boarding schools in the UK. She was awarded multiple Collection Prizes during her studies at the University of Oxford and graduated with First Class Honours in Economics and Management (B.A., Hon M.A.). In addition to academics, Jennifer was the elected President of the then second-largest student-run society, the Guild, the mission of which was to connect Oxford undergraduates with employment options.
Rhidian Llewellyn, External Consultant
For school placements and consultancy work outside Keystone's core expertise, Keystone Tutors refers to Rhidian Llewellyn and Llewellyn Education.
In 1986 Rhidian joined the staff of The Dragon School, Oxford and, within two years, became Housemaster of School House responsible for 80 11-13 years olds. During his five years on the staff, he taught scholarship English and edited The Draconian, in those days a termly magazine.
In 1991 he was appointed Headmaster of Papplewick, a post he held for twelve years during which time the school flourished academically and culturally while maintaining its reputation for sporting success. At a time when prep-school boarding declined, Papplewick remained consistently full.
Rhidian left Papplewick in 2003 to establish an educational consultancy for parents, schools and governors. He is a non-executive director of Creative Education Corporation and adviser to Affinity, the leading provider of financial advice to independent schools. He is a governor of three independent schools and chairman of one. He has been an ISI Inspector of Schools since 1995, served on the Boarding Schools Advisory Group from 1998 – 2002, and was appointed Lay Chaplain by The Bishop of Reading in 2002.