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:
CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER
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.
Karoline has been with the company for over 5 years. She supports Nimita and Susannah in arranging tutoring. In addition, 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-known market research company.
Karoline enjoys a challenge, and last year completed her second 100km charity walk. Karoline lives in London where she is able to indulge in her passion for musical theatre. She is married with four children.
Susannah joined the JK team in November 2016 as an assessment administrator, working with children on a one to one basis. She is now also a member of the client support team, working closely with Nimita in an administrative role.
Susannah is married with two grown up children, and enjoys everything London has to offer, especially the theatre, concerts and restaurants.
RECRUITMENT AND CLIENT SUPPORT
Benjamin assists Nimita with all client enquiries and actively recruits new JK tutors to the company. For the past 5 years, he has worked in retail management for several luxury brands in London. Benjamin joined the team with a background knowledge of the education system, having lived in boarding schools with his parents who are Headteachers.
Benjamin lives in London with his partner. When not working, you will likely find them walking their dog across various London parks.
SENIOR TUTOR AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
As one of JK’s senior English tutors, Denise sets, marks and reports on the JK 11+ Mock English exams and delivers the English workshops held for 11+ students throughout Year 5 and Year 6 of the JK 11+ Journey. In addition, Denise leads and teaches the JK 11+ Tutor Group programme.
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.
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.
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.
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
In his spare time (when he has any!) Vic runs, including the London Marathon, and plays a mean guitar.
MATHS SPECIALIST, TRAINING AND MONITORING
Jacob is a qualified maths teacher and has lots of experience teaching in the classroom and tutoring one to one across all levels from primary and 11+ through to A Level. Jacob runs the JK maths workshops for 11+ and GCSE and teaches the weekly maths 11+ tutor group, as well as marking and producing reports for the JK maths mock exams. Jacob also works with the training and monitoring team, supporting new JK tutors and introducing them to the JK online tutoring platform.
Outside of teaching, Jacob loves to keep fit playing football, cycling and running.
ENGLISH SPECIALIST, TRAINING AND MONITORING
Emily works with the JK training and monitoring team, bringing new tutors into the fold, conducting one-on-one training while also offering lesson-plan guidance and monitoring the progress of tutors. Emily also compiles tutoring resource lists and develops training modules for new recruits in addition to working as a primary, 11 plus and secondary tutor. Emily is an English specialist who recently received her doctorate in English literature, Gender studies and Continental Philosophy. Bringing a great deal of academic experience to her role, she has worked in tutoring for the past 6 years and a university seminar leader at Brunel University. As a result, Emily has experience in teaching a wide range of ages, from year 1 students to university undergraduates.
A keen science fiction enthusiast, Emily writes academic papers on science fiction literature and film and works as an editor for the Journal Femspec, which publishes scholarly articles on feminism and speculative fiction.