Karen Elwis – Founder and Tutor

I’m passionate about supporting and encouraging students of all ages who want to learn – and even a few who don’t!

After obtaining an Honours degree in Interpreting and Translation from Heriot-Watt University, I embarked on a career as a professional translator, writer, editor and proofreader.


In 2004, a chance request from a friend to tutor her son for an English exam started a journey that has seen me work one-to-one with a host of amazing and interesting people of all ages. Every student has different requirements, and the bespoke nature of tutoring allows me to focus on these.


The written word has fascinated me for as long as I can remember. As a child I devoured books under the duvet by torchlight, and I’m still obsessed with adding new words to my vocabulary (as any of my pupils will confirm!).


My linguistic training and my infectious enthusiasm for learning allow me to convey information in an innovative and engaging way, making even the stodgiest topics interesting.

Contact Karen to find out more about tutoring sessions and classes…