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    John Sykes


    John Sykes is the first Tutor Doctor franchisee in Northern Ireland.

    John, 71, saw the devastating impact the pandemic had on students during the first lockdown. It quickly became apparent that many schools were unequipped for such circumstances, leaving students without a consistent, quality education.

    John has worked as an online ESL tutor for 11 years since coming out of retirement from a 40-year career in international insurance claims management and quickly saw the chance to provide more children with personalised education as they catch up on what they have missed. “I’m very excited to join Tutor Doctor in their ongoing mission to deliver high-quality education and changing the trajectory of students’ lives. It is this mission that initially attracted me to Tutor Doctor, as I could see what the learning situation was in Northern Ireland and the UK.”