Love to Learn
At Bright Young Things we believe that every child should love their education pathway. We consistently endeavor to develop students into enthusiastic, engaging and confident learners.
Ensure your child meets their full potential
We offer a full range of educational support and services between London homes, our high street education centres and providentially further afield. Our expertly designed programmes alongside our tutor selection and training means we are the UK educational leaders who consistently ensure your child reaches their individual goals.We believe all lessons should leave children engaged, confident and motivated.
If you are looking for educational specialists who can provide exceptional support to ensure your child meets their full potential, get in touch.
Our Core Values
We pride ourselves on delivering the highest possible service to our families.
We believe in an individualised, tailored education experience for all our students.
We work with our families to go beyond their expectations and respond effectively to any feedback we receive.
We invest time in making sure the student is matched with a tutor that suits their individual requirements.
We understand that emotions and feelings are key to successful learning.
We believe every student has the right to access an engaging, positive environment.
Malachy GuinnessFounder & Director Read Bio
Malachy GuinnessFounder & Director
Malachy graduated from Christ Church, Oxford with a degree in Biological Sciences before co-founding Bright Young Things. Having had an excellent tutor as a child who introduced him to new ideas and exciting potentials, Malachy understands the real benefits of having a brilliant tutor. Malachy continues to have a hands-on approach to running the business and remains focused on expanding the business through the establishment of our tuition centres. He also works with a number of technology partners to develop tutoring management software
Woody WebsterFounder & Director Read Bio
Woody WebsterFounder & Director
Woody and Malachy first teamed up in 2008 and Bright Young Things was born. With a strong interest in education and an enthusiastic approach to teaching and learning, Woody has dedicated his time and energy to creating a dynamic and focused enterprise with a committed workforce. Today, Woody splits his time between the agency and the centres, overseeing operations and managing marketing and PR.
Sofia CarlsonDirector, Bright Young Things St Albans Read Bio
Sofia CarlsonDirector, Bright Young Things St Albans
Sofia Carlson-Haynes grew up in Finland but moved to London to study for her undergraduate degree. She attended City University and graduated with a first class degree in Sociology with Psychology. Wanting to pursue her passion for gender equality she then went on to study for an MA in Gender, Society and Representation at UCL, graduating in 2011. From that point she started working in the education sector, managing tutor placements and home schooling arrangements in London and overseas for the Bright Young Things head office before opening her centre in St Albans a few years later. Sofia is passionate about providing an individually tailored and focused learning experience for students attending Bright Young Things St Albans. She employs a fantastic team of tutors and managers who together work hard to ensure every child gets the best possible tutoring experience and reaches their potential.
Elizabeth MillsManaging Director Read Bio
Elizabeth MillsManaging Director
Elizabeth is responsible for managing the agency’s performance. She leads the London team and oversees the day-to-day operations of Bright Young Things Tuition. Elizabeth works closely with our families to ensure that parents and children are happy and that each placement is a success. She also supervises all tutor recruitment, partnerships, business growth and performance. With excellent organisational skills, she has quickly established a good relationship with parents, students and tutors and helps us constantly deliver the very best service to all of our clients.
Stephanie RichardsonDirector of Operations Read Bio
Stephanie RichardsonDirector of Operations
Our Director of Operations, Stephanie, was formerly an instructor therapist at the Etobicoke Children’s Centre in Toronto, Canada. She has extensive experience tutoring, teaching children with autism and managing tuition centres of a similar model to Bright Young Things. She graduated from Queen’s University in Canada in April 2012, where she was placed on the Dean’s Honour List for exemplary academic achievement, with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology. Stephanie successfully completed an Honours Thesis entitled “Context-Based Prediction of Degraded Speech” whilst working in Queen’s Cognitive Neuroscience of Communication and Hearing Lab. Stephanie joined Bright Young Things in 2017 as a Centre Director, before taking on the Director of Operations role in early 2018.
Why choose us to tutor your child?
- 94% of BYT GCSE students improved by at least one grade
- 80% of BYT A-level students improved by at least one grade, with 13% improving by three grades
- 60% of BYT GCSE students achieved a L9 or a L8 in their GCSEs
- 53% of BYT A-level students achieved an A* or an A, over twice the national average of 26.4%