Meet the Owner
Amrit Rahi-Deogun, Owner
Amrit graduated from Leeds University in 1996 with a degree in Maths. She started working in youth services in Greenwich and Bexley where she did a whole range of jobs: delivering extended school’s provision, delivering youth activities in areas of deprivation, managing youth centres, supporting voluntary sector organisations and much more. Whilst working hard, Amrit got married, had her first child, and then decided that she wanted better working hours to fit around her son.
Amrit decided that being a school teacher would bring her a better flexible schedule, so went to study for her PGCE at Goldsmith’s University. From there, she secured a job as a maths teacher.
Throughout the years, she worked her way up the ladder, firstly as Head of Key Stage 3 and then towards becoming Head of Department. However, her second pregnancy left her reconsidering once again.
“I’d given birth to my daughter and being on maternity leave meant I could pick up my son from school. It was whilst doing the school run that I began thinking about doing something else for me – something that could fit easily around my family. I craved something with even more flexibility and that’s when I started thinking about having my own business.”
“I realised that I had to start thinking about the long term and have a career where I could be more available for my children. I thought about my strengths in supporting children and I realised a tutoring business would be perfect. That’s when I came across Tutor Doctor. Here was a way to start my own business with the support of a global network behind me – so I went for it!”
“Mothers know the struggles of providing the best education for their children, so they felt strongly about my business. Once I had the faith of other people behind me, it was only up from there. I just had to believe that I could do it. “
Things were going so well that Amrit added to the team, hiring admin, client care, recruitment and finance personal. This allowed her to focus solely on consultations and business management. Ensuring the business continues to grow and serve the local community.
“Tutor Doctor has given me the opportunity that I was looking for. I love being able to see children and young people achieve their full potential in every way – whether it be academic or personally. Seeing results, making families happy, and being able to support schools most vulnerable children is very rewarding to me. But not only that, it has enabled me to spend more time with my own family. I regularly take my children to and from school, so it’s had an overwhelmingly positive impact on my family life too.”