Wendy is our Office Manager, originally from Manchester, her love of languages began at an early age, with her Grandad teaching her Welsh songs and nursery rhymes. Having studied German and Italian at Leeds Metropolitan University, her early working life was spent in London, Frankfurt and New York working for an international bank and, later, for a Swiss financial institution.
Settling back in the UK, Wendy’s family life led to a change in career, working for an education training division of a local authority, which is where her passion for learning and the difference it can make to children, came alive.
After a brief spell working for a mental health charity, she then moved to a local sixth form college, dealing regularly with children in foster care from a whole host of different cultures and backgrounds. A chance hit upon an advertisement from Exceptional Academics brought about the opportunity to work with Dara and Matthew, where she uses her experience from across many disciplines to support the tutoring agency. When she’s not working, Wendy is a big fan of the outdoors and loves to spend time walking her Labradoodle and attempting to keep fit. Her love of languages remains ever strong and she can still recite a couple of Welsh songs!