Meet the Team

TTA is led by a democratically elected board of directors from the membership and supported by a small operational team. Together, we get things done!

Jon Corbitt

General Manager

John Nichols


Mary Lonsdale

Vice President

Chris Wordsworth


Jon is a qualified teacher, former school leader and highly experienced private tutor. After leading in a large multi-site all-through school across a primary and two secondary sites, he was appointed to lead the association’s operations as General Manager. Jon qualified in organisational leadership and development at UCL, building on QTS and gaining the NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH in recognition of the impact of his leadership of learning. He is a Director at a Multi-Academy Trust, School Governor and occasionally continues to work with both private and corporate clients as an expert in primary education. As an education consultant, Jon has worked with Walt Disney Studios and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Prior to his work in education, Jon was previously founding partner of a well-known consumer lifestyle product which sold around the globe.

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Chris Wordsworth, who serves as the TTA’s treasurer, has taught in some of London’s top prep schools as well as working within the tutoring industry for over a decade.  Having graduated with honours in Primary Education from St Mary’s University, Chris possesses a deep understanding of all aspects of education. These skills allow him to collaborate closely with industry experts to help bring tutoring and personalised teaching to as many students as possible.

As co-founder of Headway Tutors, he has helped bring Headway’s team of tutors to students across the country. With a passion for education and a commitment to helping students reach their fullest potential, Chris has dedicated his career to improving the way tutoring is delivered. His extensive knowledge of the tutoring industry, coupled with his ethos of always putting the student first, has enabled Headway Tutors to expand rapidly since its inception. Under Chris’s leadership, the company has quickly become a trusted resource for students seeking personalised learning experiences and academic success.

Sam Nichols

Events Manager

Julius Goldthorpe

Membership Team Lead

Linda Duncan

DBS Team Lead

Deborah Salsbury


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Deborah founded The Reading Doctor in 2012, having previously served as Primary School  Teacher in Greater London. Her dedication to ensuring reading success for all learners led her to become an Intervention Lead and then to train with The Institute of Education in London as a Reading Recovery Teacher. With this additional expertise, Deborah recognised the importance of reading as the key to becoming a successful learner. In 2012, she decided to fully commit to teaching reading, and thus, The Reading Doctor was born.


Deborah’s passion, drive, and successful projects have brought about many industry awards including Woman Franchisor of the Year,  National Tutoring Awards and  Kent Women in Business. As a Director of TTA, Deborah represents the views, challenges and opportunities that being a self- employed tutor brings as she was herself one for 6 years before franchising.

Charles Bonas


Abdul Rahim


Stephen Perry

Company Secretary

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A professional and dynamic leader with significant director-level experience. I have a track record of successfully delivering results and working with students at all stages of their educational development.

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Join the Team

Already a member? If you’re interested in shaping the future of tuition, contact us to register your interest in joining the board. There’s plenty of other ways to get involved too, like joining a Working Group, signing up as a Community Hub Leader or delivering a webinar to our membership.