Meet the Staff

My name is Robbie Quantrill and I am the Director and Head Tutor of Qcontrol Tuition.

I started working with children in 1998, where I worked as a TA in a special needs school. After a year, I went to work in a mainstream school as a TA and ICT technician. I studied at the Open University for 6 years to get my degree to become a teacher. In the meantime, I was employed as an unqualified teacher to teach ICT to Primary aged children. I became fully qualified in 2006.

After becoming qualified, I became the year group leader of year 3, 4 and 5, an English coordinator and an ICT coordinator. I have held insets for both teachers and parents, and helped trainee teachers. My main specialities are teaching English and Reading. I especially enjoy teaching creative writing to all ages.

I started the tuition company 2012, but I started working full time here since April 2015.


Hi my name is Amanda and I'm the latest member of the Qcontrol family. I have been teaching for approximately 19 years. I trained at The Institute of Education in London and I have taught across the primary age phase. I have experience in Early Years as well as Key Stage One and Two. I also worked in a unit for children on the Autistic Spectrum. I am currently Key Stage One leader and Art Co-ordinator in my current school. I teach in Year Two at the moment which I thoroughly enjoy. I have a calm and positive relationship with the children I teach and I feel that this enables them to fulfil their potential. I firmly believe that learning should be fun for both the teacher and the pupil.

My name is Elaine Gray and I am an SEN teacher with over 20 year’s experience. I have worked as a SENCO for 5 years in Barking and Dagenham, and Thurrock. I have taught all ages from reception to year 6. I also teach Secondary maths and English, which are my specialist subjects. I am currently studying for my BSL level 1 in sign language.


My name is Samar and I have a degree in Linguistics with French, attained at the university of East London. I also did my GTP ( Graduate Teacher Programme) after that for a year. I have been teaching for the past ten years at various primary schools. I have taught across the primary phase in Redbridge, Havering and Barking and Dagenham. I also was a French co-ordinator and taught French for years 3, 4, 5 and 6.