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About Us

Exceptional Academics is a leading British tutoring agency providing expert, bespoke educational services to pupils in the UK, Hong Kong, India and beyond. All our tutors are highly skilled educators with proven track records in the UK’s most competitive entrance and national exams.

With thirty years of collective teaching experience, Exceptional Academics was established by Matthew Chan and Dara Hanley, both highly passionate, experienced, Ofsted Grade 1 'Outstanding' teachers and ex-Heads of English and Maths. Having taught in Grammar, Independent and outstanding State Schools, Matthew and Dara are trusted, reliable and independent educational experts, who help parents to access the very best subject specialists, special educational needs' specialists and educational consultants.

“With teaching that inspires; a positive attitude to learning; high expectations from our tutors; determination and hard work from our students and consistent parental support, we believe that every child is able to succeed academically.” 

Dara Hanley, Director of Exceptional Academics

Why we do it

It is very simple: we love learning; we love our subjects, and we love fostering that love of learning in our students, which we hope will continue into their adult lives.

Inspiring our students to have aspirations to be educators themselves, one of our students, who we had the pleasure of assisting to gain entry into Tiffin Girls’ School, recently said,

“I want to teach and inspire others like my EA tutors have inspired me.”

F, London.