Expert tutor support

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Your personal tutor

Our dedicated, expert tutor support ensures we stand out from other distance learning providers. They are your educator and motivator throughout your course, and they want you to succeed. They give you guidance and encouragement.

Our tutors work remotely and span the country, meaning they will always be available to contact if you need them.

Your tutor is there for you every step of the way. They are available to answer any questions about your course, no matter how small you may think the issue – they go above and beyond to ensure you succeed.


The role of the tutor

Studying for a course through distance learning doesn’t mean you have to be on your own. They are there to help you every step of the way

Your tutor is your guide throughout your course. You can contact your tutor about any course related questions or issues you may have.  If you want some extra clarification on a topic, or if there was something you didn’t immediately understand – just send an email.

Your tutor will mark your assignments and tell you how to improve.

Our tutors have been enlisted for their outstanding professional backgrounds. We only recruit the best and most qualified individuals.

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    Meet some of our tutors

    Sally Smith – Childcare and CACHE Tutor

    Sally has over 35 years’ experience in the Early Years sector, working as a practitioner and lecturer in Childcare and Education. She has a degree in Early Years and Childhood Studies and a number of professional teaching and mentoring qualifications.

    On top of this, she has had several senior management roles held within Nurseries and CACHE Childcare courses in Further Education Colleges so she has a well rounded knowledge within the childcare sector. She also has held roles assessing and tutoring apprenticeships.

    Dr Ben Williams – Politics and History

    Dr Ben Williams has worked in education for over 20 years at both further and higher levels, teaching at various colleges and universities as well as providing online tutoring support.

    He completed his PhD at the University of Liverpool between 2009 and 2013 and has written for a range of books, magazines, blogs and journals covering British and global politics. He has also worked with politicians at the Houses of Parliament in a research capacity.

    Kathryn Walters – Early Years and Childcare Tutor

    Kathryn has over 25 years’ experience in education as class teacher, head of an Early Years Unit, Deputy Head of school, LA advisory teacher, line manager and mentor to teachers and support staff.

    She became a tutor at Open Study College to share this knowledge and support those who work or want to work with children and young people.


    Shirley Rudd – Veterinary course tutor

    Shirely has 20 years’ experience working in the veterinary profession as a veterinary nurse.  She was a mentor and trainer to student veterinary nurses working in the practice and was also Head Nurse for a short while before moving into the educational sector.

    She enjoyed teaching so much she took the descision to teach animal related courses at an FE college.

    After starting a family she is now working remotely tutoring students at Open Study College.


    Mukesh Parmar – A Level Chemistry and criminology and forensic course tutor

    Mukesh has 17 years’ experience as a Crime Scene Examiner/photographer, working on a number of high profile national and international cases, including terrorism, murder, Arson and Collision investigation. Trained and experienced in the recovery of evidence covertly when dealing with live crime.

    After moving on from his career, he is now a qualified teacher, working at KS3, KS4, and often volunteering at KS2.

    Kerry Steele – Tutor and IQA across CACHE and ABC courses

    Having cross sector experience in Early Years, Education and Health and social Care Sectors Kerry decided to use her experience to support others.

    She progressed and gained qualifications in Teaching, Assessing and Internal Quality Assurance.  She has been working in the FE sector for 16 years and 11 of those have been distance learning. She thoroughly enjoys her role in guiding and supporting students.

    Dennis Immanuel

    Dennis Immanuel – Fashion Styling Tutor.

    Dennis Immanuel has written and tutors our Fashion Styling Diploma. With 10 years’ experience in the industry, Dennis started as a fashion designer with his own contemporary urban fashion label. He then went on to design wardrobes for Bollywood films and TV, with known brands.

    Dennis also founded graduate fashion platform Witty Muse and is a public speaker, tutor and guest lecturer.