Meet Sophie

Meet Sophie

Founder, Smiler and Chief Maths Tutor!

She’s also the one behind Tutor In A Box.


Hey, I’m Sophie!
I’m the Chief Maths Tutor and the one who created Tutor In A Box. I truly believe everyone can enjoy learning and am on a mission to show you education doesn’t need to be dull, boring or hard – it CAN be fun, enjoyable and engaging! 

I started working with children at 16 years old and absolutely love it. I’ve ran holiday programmes (both in the UK and abroad) and have spent a fair few summers abroad au-pairing, teaching outdoor education and running English classes!

I’ve got a 1st class Maths degree and both corporate and charity experience. Before I set up Tutor In A Box I worked for a large multi national organisation and then an educational charity promoting both the importance and use of Maths in the real world.

My Style
My style of tutoring is positive, friendly and cheerful! When it comes to Maths, there’s no silly questions. I teach Maths to students all the way from Year 1 to Year 11 and also work with mature adults who wish to obtain their functional skills qualification (or are taking some kind of other numbers test)! The youngest I’ve taught was a reception student who I practiced counting with and the oldest was an adult who wanted to change careers and become a nurse and needed their maths qualification. I love working with students and young people who don’t like learning or think they can’t do it – I see this a challenge to be overcome. My style is very upbeat and positive and I work hard with students to increase their confidence and enjoyment in the subject.

And some other important questions… 

  • What’s your background? I have a 1st class Maths degree and am also trained to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) and have taught students in P1 – P6 in both China and Hong Kong. 
  • What’s in your fridge? Chocolate, apples and leftovers from the night before!
  • What are your hobbies? I love keeping active and run regularly – I find it’s a really nice time for me to switch off and zone out!
  • What is a fun fact about you? I absolutely love my coffee! In the morning there’s nothing better than a flat white if I’m headed out.