Who we are

Our Team

Miss Garnett

Teacher & Founder

Hyacinth Garnett is the main teacher and founder of Maple Online. A graduate of Southampton University with first class honours, Hyacinth has over a decade of experience teaching primary children privately in Buckinghamshire and North London. She is a specialist in the Key Stage 2 curriculum as well as an expert teacher of the 11+. Hyacinth has taught over 1,500 children personally from those with low confidence to the highly gifted.

She enjoys cooking in her spare time.  

Andrew Smith

CEO & Tennis Fanatic

Andrew is passionate about education for young children and disadvantaged adults and put his children through Maple prior to taking a role here. He has been chairman of an education company for over 12 years which sponsors schools in Zimbabwe.

With an Economics degree from Birmingham University, Andrew brings strategic overview, brand direction and professionalism to the educational platform from years in commerce & industry. 

He is a qualified Tennis coach & former national champion (in an age when rackets were wood!)

Who we are

Tom Gillespy

Engineer & Car Enthusiast

Tom Gillespy has had an exceptional career in Coding, Web design and all things IT. With a master’s degree in electronic engineering from Warwick University, Tom has had more than 10 years of developing educational IT platforms and solutions. He is innovative and an exceptional problem-solver, and likes nothing more than sorting out a difficult IT conundrum. 

In his spare time, he drives fast cars.

George Gibb

Narrator

George has a friendly and relatable voice which is used in many of our online video lessons. He has worked for a variety of e-learning companies and has a great sense of humour.

Rory Prutton

Product Manager

Rory graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2021 and works for us part time on product management. His role includes research, customer experience and analysis.

Our Team

Hyacinth Garnett

Founder & Tutor

Hyacinth Garnett is the main teacher and founder of Maple Online. A graduate of Southampton University with first class honours, Hyacinth has over a decade of experience teaching primary children privately in Buckinghamshire and North London. She is a specialist in the Key Stage 2 curriculum as well as an expert teacher of the 11+. Hyacinth has taught over 1,500 children personally from those with low confidence to the highly gifted.

She enjoys cooking in her spare time.  

Andrew Smith

CEO & Tennis Fanatic

Andrew is passionate about education for young children and disadvantaged adults and put his children through Maple prior to taking a role here. He has been chairman of an education company for over 12 years which sponsors schools in Zimbabwe.

With an Economics degree from Birmingham University, Andrew brings strategic overview, brand direction and professionalism to the educational platform from years in commerce & industry. 

He is a qualified Tennis coach & former national champion (in an age when rackets were wood!)

He is a qualified Tennis coach & former national champion (in an age when rackets were wood!)

Tom Gillespy

Engineer

Tom Gillespy has had an exceptional career in Coding, Web design and all things IT. With a degree in electronic engineering from Warwick University, Tom has had more than 10 years of developing educational IT platforms and solutions. 

He is innovative and an exceptional problem-solver, and likes nothing more than sorting out a difficult IT conundrum. In his spare time, he drives fast cars.

George Gibb

Narrator

George has a friendly and relatable voice which is used in many of our online video lessons. He has worked for a variety of e-learning companies and has a great sense of humour.

Rory Prutton

Product Manager

Rory graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2021 and works for us part time on product management. His role includes research, customer experience and analysis.

History

How it began

Started in 2021, Maple Online was created to support parents during the difficult time of the pandemic. Our mission is to continue inspiring children all over the world to learn English, Maths and General Knowledge.

Our enhanced lessons make online learning much more engaging and motivating. We are based in the UK and broadly follow the national curriculum for children aged 7 – 11 years.