Who are Lumos Education?
Education advice, relocation support and expert tutoring
Our Director and Senior Education Consultants each have over 20 years’ experience. This is reflected in our in-depth knowledge of both UK and international education systems, as well as all aspects of British culture. In addition to English, we can support families in several languages including French, Russian, Chinese and Arabic, meaning that all our clients can benefit from our high level of expertise.
Lumos Education’s mentors and tutors
Our tutors and mentors are subject specialists. We pride ourselves on carefully selecting individuals for their experience and proven ability to help children to achieve their goals.
A tailored approach
We aim to support our clients’ families throughout every stage of their education. By advising on nursery, school and university choices, we provide tailored support for relocating families. Our approach is very much client-focused. We listen carefully to your feedback.
We enjoy working in partnership with corporates, families, schools and universities to help children to thrive and excel.
As a small company, we provide a dedicated service for both our private and corporate clients,
LUMOS EDUCATION TEAM
Having lived overseas, Johanna understands the obstacles clients who are relocating face. As a parent herself, she fully appreciates the challenges that parents meet.
SENIOR CONSULTANT, SCHOOLSWILL SALISBURY
SENIOR CONSULTANT, UNIVERSITIESLIZ BOLT
Liz is a lecturer on the MA programme at the University of East London. She also advises HKDI (Hong Kong), De Montfort University and the University of Nottingham’s Business school.
PA TO THE DIRECTOR
SENIOR CONSULTANT, SPECIAL ACADEMIC NEEDSCHRIS THOMAS
TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN SUPPORT YOU
Lumos Education history
The idea for Lumos Education came whilst its founder was working in international policy in Whitehall. Johanna, Lumos Education founder, delivered international policy programmes for colleagues in the European Union and further afield in China, Russia, India and Africa. In 2003, colleagues at the Russian and Chinese embassies approached Johanna seeking education advice for their children. This led to the start of Lumos Education.
Johanna was inspired by the success of the children of the international clients she helped. This led her to continue tutoring in London. In 2005, the Lawn Tennis Association in London asked her to set up a small, select school to educate young tennis players. These children were aspiring Wimbledon players from all over the world. She developed both education and cultural programmes for pupils and parents at the school.,
International education consultant
The school proved to be extremely successful with young tennis players achieving top grades GCSE grades at aged 13 and 14, two years early. Johanna continued to work as an international consultant. In 2013, she set up Lumos Education in collaboration with other educational professionals. The company continues to provide honest, impartial and expert education advice. It has been a delight to work with both UK and international families. Johanna chose the name Lumos for the company because it derives from the Latin root Lumen, meaning light or glow, reflecting the company’s ability to ignite a lifelong love of learning.
Relocation support and tutoring case studies
U.S FAMILY LOOKING FOR SCHOOLS AFTER RELOCATING TO UK
A family based in the US were relocating to the UK. Their children were happy at their school in New York and the family was concerned that the transition to life in the UK would not be as smooth as they hoped. They approached us to find London schools where their sons would be happy and excel. We were able to place all three boys in suitable schools.
BRITISH FAMILY BENEFITTING FROM CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE SUPPORT
A London family whose daughter was bright, but unhappy at school, needed support planning her application to Cambridge University. We were able to support the young lady throughout the application process. This support included provision of mentoring and interview preparation to increase her self-confidence. The young lady was delighted to be awarded a place to read English at Cambridge and is now in her first undergraduate year.
MOSCOW FAMILY LOOKING FOR UK BOARDING SCHOOLS
A family based in central Moscow was looking to send their daughters to boarding school in the UK at the age of 13. When they approached us, both girls were 8 and 10. The family did not want a resident tutor, as their daughters attended school during the day, but they were happy to consider online tuition. We arranged for an experienced English tutor to prepare the girls for the 13+ entrance examinations. Both girls were delighted to gain places Marlborough and Wycombe Abbey.