People

Form Seven is the community learning programme at Hampton Court House, creating experiences where people and ideas meet. Here is the team of tutors and creatives who bring Form Seven to life each week.

 
 
Adam D’Souza, director of Form Seven, with some of his young students at Hampton Court House. Photograph by Diana Patient

Adam D’Souza, director of Form Seven, with some of his young students at Hampton Court House. Photograph by Diana Patient

Adam D'Souza

Director of Form Seven

Adam is a teacher, entrepreneur and the director of Form Seven. He teaches English, history and philosophy at Hampton Court House.

He studied classics at Royal Holloway before beginning his career in advertising; later he moved intro entrepreneurship, co-founding several startups. He is fascinated with things very ancient and very modern. Adam tweets at @adamdsouza

 
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Aurore Duvollet

French tutor

Aurore teaches French language, literature and drama at Hampton Court House. She is passionate about theatre, having completed several internships with stage directors. Aurore teaches Kickstart your French.

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Brenda Holtam

Art tutor

Brenda is a portrait artist and head of visual arts at Hampton Court House. She studied painting at Falmouth School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. She is an elected member of the Royal Watercolour Society. Brenda leads The Sketchbook Club.

Coco Gu

Mandarin Tutor

Coco has been teaching Mandarin Chinese for fourteen years. She began teaching while studying for a master's in Germany. Since then she has taught in Japan, Indonesia and the UK. Coco teaches Mandarin for Beginners.

 
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Emmanuelle Liebert

CHEF DE CUISINE

Emma Liebert was born and raised in France, then lived in Spain and in Asia before settling in England; over the years she has gathered and tested thousands of recipes from all over the world, which she now shares with Form Seven students each week. Follow her on Instagram at @emma_homemade

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Lauren Haith

DANCE tutor 

Lauren studied ballet and choreography at the Royal Academy of Dance and is Hampton Court House's resident ballet teacher. She also enjoys choreographing more contemporary work. Lauren teaches Ballet for Adults.

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Manon Tournier

FRENCH TUTOR

Manon holds a degree in teaching French as a foreign language and has recently completed a master’s thesis exploring the impact and effectiveness of studying French through immersion at a young age. Manon teaches Accelerate your French.

 
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Martine Fiaux Porchet

Fashion Design Tutor

Martine is passionate about fabrics, texture and colour. After twenty years working in food science, she decided to dedicate her energy to designing and making bespoke clothing and accessories. Martine teaches Sew It Yourself.

Peter Wells

CREATIVE WRITING TUTOR

Peter Wells is a local author. He regularly publishes new writing on his popular blog, Counting Ducks, which attracts thousands of readers from around the world. He has published two novels and is working on a third. Peter leads The Writers’ Fellowship.

Rebeca Lopez Pernas

SPANISH TUTOR

Rebeca was born in Santiago de Compostela. She has degrees in engineering and industrial risk assessment. She has studied secondary education and early years teaching. She is tutor of Spanish from Scratch.