About Us

What is important to us

TutorCruncher is all about providing your clients with a first-class service whilst streamlining and improving your company’s administration. We believe that companies shouldn’t have to break the bank or support a large in-house development team to use a sophisticated software to help run their company. That’s why we built TutorCruncher, to level the playing field for small and large companies alike.

By tutoring companies, for tutoring companies, about tutoring companies

Before becoming an independent company, TutorCruncher begin as an in-house system. It was built initially to address a specific gap in the market for one company, and then a small group of companies in the tutoring industry. However, it seemed unreasonable (and it still does to this day) that a tutoring company needed its own bespoke piece of software to have effective administrative practices.

And so, TutorCruncher was launched as an independent company in 2013 as a cloud-based system and handled most accounting satisfactorily. We used our close relationship with the tutoring industry to continue to improve the system and address an increasing number of areas, adding CRM tools, job notifications, lesson reminders; all of the core automated functionalities that a modern tutoring company would need without forcing them to adapt their business model. We then brought development in-house to redesign and rebuild the system, learning lessons from older versions and utilising our experience from the tutoring industry.

TutorCruncher is, therefore, a tool built by experts. We have expertise in tutoring industry from our humble beginnings as an in-house software, we have expertise in effective administration and business management, and we have expertise in the technological tools available to offer the most sophisticated system on the market. Our capabilities have helped the companies that use us provide a top-class service to their clients and automate the normally cumbersome administrative processes. TutorCruncher is off-the-shelf ready to meet the needs of a tutoring company with the feel of a system that has been designed to meet your specific requirements. You can get in touch today to discuss what your company is looking for, or start are free trial to take a look for yourself at what TutorCruncher offers.

The TutorCruncher team

The Team (from left to right)

Samuel Colvin - CTO & Co-Founder

Head of Nuclear Strength Coffee

Since his time reading engineering at Cambridge and working on an oil rig in Indonesia, Samuel has now been TutorCruncher’s CTO since late 2013. His first project was to redesign and rebuild TutorCruncher into the version that you see today. He continues to work on developing advanced and sophisticated features whilst making executive decisions to ensure the company is heading in the right direction.

Samuel works on a number of projects at any one time, so is more often that not at his desk. If Samuel isn’t coding, he can often be found on horseback or may well be beating Sam and Tom at squash.

Alex Ford - Junior Developer

Teenage Communication Expert

After finishing his A-Levels, Alex stepped into the tech world and decided to build his very own startup, where he learned many key skills in becoming a developer. The time had come and Alex joined TutorCruncher in late January 2019 to work alongside the team; building features and fixing bugs.

If you can't find Alex in the office, you'll most certainly find him either on the golf course or at least at the golf range.

Fionn Finegan - Head of Sales and Marketing

Chief of Pronunciation

After finishing his studies in Dublin, Fionn (f-y-un, one syllable) went to Taiwan for a year. During his time in Taiwan he worked out of his local Starbucks and spent much of each day continuously re-checking the word for Data Processing Software in his English-to-Mandarin dictionary.

After his return home Fionn left a second time to join the team at TutorCruncher where he writes blogs, updates the website and arranges video calls. When he's not giving product demonstrations or moving into a new flat (which is a very rare occasion indeed), Fionn also enjoys reading, theatre and rugby.

Niek Diepstraten - Marketing and Sales Intern

International Liaison

After his exchange year in Canada, Niek started studying International Business and Management Studies at his University in the Netherlands. Part of his study program is a required internship in an internationally orientated company, which he is currently doing here at TC. His daily tasks mostly consist of writing blog posts, answering phone calls, giving product walkthroughs and answering emails and questions in the TutorCruncher messaging service.

After work, he loves going to the gym and watching soccer games of the best club in the world (Ajax Amsterdam).

Tom Hamilton Stubber - Director of Operations

Head of Pub Trips

After studying in Oxford and starting out as a humble intern, Tom rose through the ranks to become an integral part of TutorCruncher. He runs operations and knows the system from back to front. His daily tasks cover all manner of building new features, fixing bugs, and deploying all releases.

When he’s not busy TutorCruncher-ing, Tom loves to cook and especially loves to bring in sausage rolls for his incredibly grateful and courteous coworkers.

Malachy Guinness - Co-Founder

Where's Waldo Expert

After graduating from Oxford, Malachy spent years designing a fully automated CRM system for Bright Young Things. This system then become the first iteration of TutorCruncher. Malachy then brought Samuel on board to manage and rebuild TutorCruncher, taking his years of experience in the tutoring industry to inform the design of the best tutoring management system on the market.

Malachy is currently busy getting married and is interested in husbandry and its forms: both animal and matrimonial.