Westminster Tutors is one of the oldest and best independent sixth form colleges in London. Established in 1934, our “culture of scholastic excellence” (Ofsted, 2018) is deeply embedded and sets the standard for other colleges to follow.

Who’s who?

Principal - Joe Mattei MA MA

Joe Mattei joined Westminster Tutors in September 2014 as an English teacher and SEND Mentor. He was a Director of Studies from 2017 to 2019, Vice Principal from 2019 to 2020, and Principal from September 2020.

Joe completed a Masters in Special & Inclusive Education from the UCL Institute of Education in December 2020. His research project, which will be presented at the Inclusive & Supportive Education Conference 2021, is on reducing anxiety for students using network analysis, a novel interventionary method. The universal application of inclusion is a key aspect of Joe’s educational approach, including the importance of adapting to every individual student, central to the Westminster Tutors ethos.

Academically, Joe studied English Literature, French and Latin at A Level, being awarded a place at Greyfriars, Oxford in September 1998 to read Law. He was President of the Oxford University Law Society. He left after two years, deferring his place, to become a writer. In 2010 he completed a Masters in Screenwriting from the National Film & Television School and when time allows still enjoys writing and advising on scripts. From 2001 to 2010 he worked in hospitality management, including at the Chelsea Arts Club (2004-2008). His experiences both at world-leading educational institutions and in business management have given him a broad and balanced understanding of how to bring the best out of people.

Joe tries to live by his own advice on the importance of physical health to mental health, regularly cycling, swimming and running.


Proprietor - David Game MA MPhil

David Game is one of the UK’s foremost education entrepreneurs and philanthropists. A Mathematics scholar at New College, Oxford, he gained an MPhil in Number Theory from UCL. His enthusiasm and energy have helped him build a formidable network of independent schools and colleges both in Britain and abroad.  David Game acquired Westminster Tutors in 1993, and since then it has operated as a division of David Game College. David is a keen linguist and avid art collector: Westminster Tutors doubles up as a gallery exhibiting his varied collection of contemporary paintings. David’s head office is located in the same building as Westminster Tutors, and he is readily available if parents or students wish to see him.

Senior Consultant and Director of Studies - Virginia Maguire BA MA MLitt

Virginia Maguire read English at UCL, and lectured in the English Department of Chiang Mai University, Thailand, for five years. She gained distinction in her MLitt in English Studies from Strathclyde University (by distance) and published various articles on sociolinguistics and aspects of Thai culture. On her return to the UK she took up the role of Director of Studies at David Game College and founded Uniprep, which offered specialist preparation for applications to highly competitive universities and degree courses.

In 2007, she took up the position of Principal at Westminster Tutors, which is part of the David Game College Group, and subsequently completed an MA in Educational Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education. In 2020, Virginia stepped down as Principal and continues in a part-time capacity as Senior Consultant and Director of Studies. Virginia’s commitment to Westminster Tutors is longstanding and unwavering as her own mother took her A levels at Westminster Tutors in the 1960s.

College Registrar - Lu Qian MA ACIM Barrister (NP)

Lu Qian studied Economics at university in China before coming to the UK and studying first for a postgraduate diploma in Marketing and then an MA in Anthropology at Goldsmith’s College, London University. She has developed a strong interest in the law and has just completed the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), alongside working at the college. At Westminster Tutors Lu Qian is the person who keeps the show on the road: she is responsible for all timetabling arrangements, arranging tutors and revision courses, as well as fees and invoicing. Lu Qian also teaches Chinese A level.

Geography Tutor and SEND Mentor - Victoria Moore BSc MSc PGCE

Victoria Moore graduated from the University of Manchester with a First Class BSc Geography degree and then went on to study an MSc in Environmental Governance where she critically examined and evaluated environmental policy-making and the approaches to regulating the human use of the non-human world. For the past 9 years, Victoria has worked as a private tutor, specialising in A level and GCSE Geography tuition and supporting students through their exams and retakes. In 2017, Victoria completed a PGCE in Secondary Geography at the Institute of Education and has worked across various sixth form colleges since then.

College Administrator and Exams Officer - Jason Poon BA PGCE

Jason Poon studied German at UCL and then completed his PGCE at the Institute of Education. He is an experienced and well-qualified teacher and an expert administrator. Jason is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the college, including recording attendance, lateness and absence, monitoring progress of the GCSE students, and for arranging supervised study sessions and mock exams. Jason plays an important role in taking care of the students’ welfare, acting as the first point of contact for both them and their parents. Jason also acts as our Exams Officer and teaches German and French.

Why Choose Westminster Tutors?

  • Top independent sixth form college
  • In 2020 A levels 68% A*-A and 92% A*-B
  • In 2020 72% placed at Russell Group unis
  • Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ across the board
  • Superbly qualified teachers who care
  • Average A level retake improvement is 2.4 grades
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Westminster Tutors is one of the oldest and best independent sixth form colleges in London. Established in 1934, our “culture of scholastic excellence” (Ofsted, 2018) is deeply embedded and sets the standard for other colleges to follow.

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