Our Team

Miss Garnett

Founder & Pizza Lover

Hyacinth Garnett is the founder of Maple Online. With a first class honours degree from Southampton University in Digital marketing, Hyacinth has over seven years as a top-rated private teacher.  She is an 11+ expert with an outstanding record of successful results and has tutored over 500 children personally.  Well loved by both parents and pupils, no-one has a stronger commitment to primary education than Hyacinth.

She enjoys cooking in her spare time.  

Miss Garnett

Andrew Smith

CEO & Tennis Fanatic

Andrew Smith has a long career in marketing and philanthropy.  With an Economics degree from Birmingham University, Andrew brings strategic overview, brand direction and professionalism to the educational platform from years in commerce & industry. He is passionate about education for young children and disadvantaged adults and put his children through Maple prior to taking a role here.

He is a qualified Tennis coach & former national champion (in an age when rackets were wood!)

George Gibb

Narrator

George has a friendly and relatable voice which is used in many of our online video lessons. He has worked for a variety of e-learning companies and has a great sense of humour.

Tom Gillespy

Engineer & Car Enthusiast

Tom Gillespy has had an exceptional career in Coding, Web design and all things IT. With a master’s degree in electronic engineering from Warwick University, Tom has had more than 10 years of developing educational IT platforms and solutions. He is innovative and an exceptional problem-solver, and likes nothing more than sorting out a difficult IT conundrum. 

In his spare time, he drives fast cars.

Hyacinth Garnett

Founder

Miss Garnett

Hyacinth Garnett is the founder of Maple Online. With a first class honours degree from Southampton University in Digital marketing, Hyacinth has over seven years as a top-rated private teacher.  She is an 11+ expert with an outstanding record of successful results and has tutored over 500 children personally.  Well loved by both parents and pupils, no-one has a stronger commitment to primary education than Hyacinth.

She enjoys cooking in her spare time.  

Andrew Smith

CEO & Tennis Fanatic

Andrew Smith has a long career in marketing and philanthropy.  With an Economics degree from Birmingham University, Andrew brings strategic overview, brand direction and professionalism to the educational platform from years in commerce & industry. He is passionate about education for young children and disadvantaged adults and put his children through Maple prior to taking a role here.

He is a qualified Tennis coach & former national champion (in an age when rackets were wood!)

Tom Gillespy

Engineer

Tom Gillespy has had an exceptional career in Coding, Web design and all things IT. With a master’s degree in electronic engineering from Warwick University, Tom has had more than 10 years of developing educational IT platforms and solutions. He is innovative and an exceptional problem-solver, and likes nothing more than sorting out a difficult IT conundrum. 

In his spare time, he drives fast cars.

George Gibb

Narrator

George has a friendly and relatable voice which is used in many of our online video lessons. He has worked for a variety of e-learning companies and has a great sense of humour.

History

How it began

Started in 2020, Maple Online was created to support parents during the difficult time of the pandemic. Our mission is to continue inspiring children all over the world to learn English, Maths and General Knowledge.

Our enhanced lessons make online learning much more engaging and motivating. We are based in the United Kingdom and broadly follow the national curriculum for children aged 7 – 11 years.

Maple Magic Limited is a registered UK company Reg: 13084028