Our Founders

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James studied at the University of Bristol from where he received his M.Sci in Physics and Philosophy in 2006 and his Ph.D in the philosophy of physics in 2012.

He loves building things, taking them apart and not being able to put them back together again. James also works as a consultant physicist for industry and in his spare time teaches jazz dance.

Having spent seven years as a tutor James wanted to work more with his hands and so started Inspired Minds with Frank in 2017. 

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Hi, I’m Frank! I’ve been tutoring students of all ages for over 7 years with more than 3,500 hours of experience in preparing students for entrance exams, GCSE’s and their A-­levels.  I am particularly passionate about science where I’ve helped many students develop an enthusiasm that not only leads to great exam results but instills confidence that supports them for years to come. 

I was poorly taught these subjects by disinterested teachers at school. I had never considered a career in the sciences until I met a few inspirational professors at university. Then, everything changed. I finished with a degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Texas and then popped over to Britain for a “quick” PhD in biochemistry. 14 years later, I’m still here with a wife, two sons, and British passport! 

I loved my time working in the lab on cancer research but found myself naturally attracted to private tuition.  I don’t approach tuition as the set of lectures and exercises doled out in schools. Instead, we chat about the topics in a way that suits the specific learning needs of the student. In my experience, with a little motivation and support, every student is capable of anything!

Our Tutors

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Tara Siddall

Tara is an actor, writer, musician and  theatre maker. She is a founder member of The Ruby Dolls- a company that uses Cabaret and close harmony music to devise their stories. Tara is also a trainer, educator and workshop leader. She lives in South London with her partner Jim and Cyrus the cat.