Private tuition for all children

by Lydie Gahoua in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 15th December 2020 we successfully raised £725 with 11 supporters in 56 days

Due to COVID 19 many children are behind with their education. We aim to bridge that gap through heavily subsidised private tuition for all.

by Lydie Gahoua in London, England, United Kingdom


Lydie is the founder of Exam Star®. Lydie was inspired to start Exam Star® following experiences working in education and as a Careers Adviser, identifying the potential of consistent one-to-one academic support as a key to helping pupils fulfil their academic potential and social mobility for all students whatever their social and family background.

Lydie holds a master’s degree in Careers Guidance from Coventry University and a BA in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Education from Edge Hill University. She is a dedicated educator with a wealth of experience in supporting young people make substantial academic progress.

She currently works as a Careers Adviser, expert in providing Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to help students make informed career decisions.

Lydie has an 18-year-old son. In her spare time, she enjoys exercising and spending time with her family.



Exam star® is a social enterprise offering free online homework help to children every Saturday.

We also provide cost-effective private online tuition in English, Maths, Science as well as French and 11+ exam preparation. 

We believe private tuition should be affordable for all children, not just for the privileged few.

This is why we are passionately working to support parents and schools through the delivery of private online tuition that is universally accessible.

Our objectives are to offer personalised academic intervention which increases pupils’ confidence, develops their awareness of independent study methods and techniques and ultimately raises their educational aspirations as well as helping them feel more empowered to fulfil their academic potential.

Every Saturday from 12 noon to 2pm, our online tutors provide free one-to-one online homework help to pupils with understanding and completing homework assignments. Online tutors answer questions explain homework assignments and give pupils new techniques to work with.

Furthermore, from Monday to Thursday our online tutors provide cost-effective one-to-one online tuition to primary and secondary school pupils in English, Maths, Sciences, French and 11+ exam preparation. During these sessions pupils’ individual learning needs are addressed. Our target interventions give students a chance to ask questions and receive extra support on anything they find difficult.



Children are currently at one of their most stressful and challenging times of their lives. 

Consequently, we are determined to help pupils fulfil their educational potential through the provision of private online tuition that is personalised, live, cost effective and universally accessible.

The money raised will be used to broaden our tutor talent pool and scale our models of private online tuition to reach more children from disadvantaged backgrounds who need academic support. 




This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

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Free tuition

Free tuition for spring term for up to three primary school children of any age.

£300 or more

0 of 1 claimed

£300 or more

A dedicated online tutor at your service for 10 hours over 2 weeks.

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