The JK Educate Team

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The JK Educate Team

Led by co-founders Lorrae Jaderberg and Katie Krais, we offer a premium education service, with tutors that have a passion for teaching and a deep knowledge of how to help a child reach their potential. We have a dedicated monitoring team and a team of behind-the-scenes staff working hard to ensure that our clients’ experience is that of being well supported and cared for, whilst achieving optimum results.


Here’s the team:

Nimita Patel

Client Relations

Nimita is often the first point of contact for new clients, looking after most of the initial enquiries the company receives and building a relationship with them from that point. Nimita is highly experienced in identifying and meeting clients’ needs and works closely with both Katie and Lorrae on the tutor placement side of the business.  Alongside this, other areas of responsibility include tutor recruitment, management reporting, and ad hoc projects.


Mishy Stickland

Client Support

Mishy joined the JK Educate team in November 2015. For the past 15 years, she has worked in schools both in London and the West Country giving her a breadth of insight into the business of education (and the role that administration plays in underpinning it).  Within JK Educate, Mishy is a crucial cog in the smooth running of our bespoke services.


Karoline Latchman


Karoline has been with the company for over 4 years.  She is the first point of contact for any queries regarding invoices or any financial queries. Before working with the team she ran her own business and has also worked for a well know market research company. Always up for an adventure, she walked the 100km London to Brighton charity walk last year and is now planning her next challenge. She lives in London and is married with four children.


Benjamin Moxon

Client Liaison

Benjamin has joined the team to assist Nimita with all client enquiries and student matching. For the past 5 years, he has worked in retail management for several luxury brands in London. Benjamin has joined the team with a background knowledge of the education system, having lived in boarding schools with his parents who are Headteachers. He is now keen to combine his experiences into one role, which will also incorporate tutor recruitment. Benjamin lives in London with his partner. When not working, you will likely find them walking their pet Chow Chow, Carlos.


Denise Hines

Senior Tutor and Special Projects

Denise meets new tutors, after interview, and introduces them to the JK Educate ethos, expectations and practice. For tutors who are going to work with 11+ and 7+ students, Denise then introduces, trains and monitors them through the JK Educate Journey, used to guide students to success in these selective exams. She offers lesson plan guidance to new tutors and also has the responsibility of monitoring all our 11 + tutors, to ensure that all the students are making the expected progress, and that all the tutors feel confident and happy when working with their students.

As JK’s Senior English Tutor, Denise also sets, marks and reports on the two JK 11+ Mock English exams held annually, and delivers the English workshops held for 11+ students throughout Year 5 and Year 6 of the JK 11+ Journey.

Loving to be busy, when not occupied with her JK Educate duties, Denise can be found in a ballet class. She is a fully trained ballet dancer and teacher.


Tania Virdie

Senior Teaching and Learning Manager

Tania brings extensive experience of primary education to her role, having taught for over 20 years as a class teacher and deputy head teacher in a number of outstanding primary schools. She is developing the JK experience for both tutors and students, ensuring consistency through the setting and monitoring of high academic standards. As part of her role, Tania sources highly skilled tutors and produces online training for them. She prepares students for 7+ and 11+ interviews and gives assessment feedback to clients, writing detailed reports. One exciting creation that Tania is working on with Katie and Lorrae is the development of the JK Academy, identifying and rewarding top tutors in JK Educate.

Tania has a passion for music and enjoys playing the piano, is a keen songwriter and a member of a choir, when she is not renovating her 1930’s house or training her Border Collie to fetch the ball.


Jackie Lewis

Senior Tutor, Training and Monitoring

Jackie has over 20 years of experience in primary education, having taught throughout the Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. Additionally, she has managed each of these areas and been a member of the senior management team within the schools in which she has worked.  She has experience leading English and assessment, and has developed programmes of support for SEN pupils, particularly those with ASD. Jackie has worked as a tutor with JK Educate for the past year. Her primary role in the company is to provide training and support for new tutors to help them feel valued and confident as part of the JK team. She also monitors provision to ensure it is consistent and of high quality, so that pupils can reach their full potential.

In her free time, Jackie enjoys trips to the countryside or coast, and long walks. She also loves a good book, film or documentary.


Vic Lennard

Senior Maths Tutor

Vic has worked for JK Educate for over 4 years. He’s a qualified maths teacher with a wealth of experience in both classroom teaching and one-to-one tutoring. Vic teaches the JK 11+ maths workshops and tutor groups, and prepares the answer sheets for the JK 11+ maths exam papers pack. In his spare time (when he has any!) he runs, including the London Marathon, and plays a mean guitar.


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