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 with some of his pupils at Hampton Court House. Photograph by  Diana Patient

Adam D’Souza with some of his pupils at Hampton Court House. Photograph by Diana Patient

Adam D'Souza

Founder of Form Seven

Adam is a teacher, writer and the founder of Form Seven. He taught English, history and philosophy at Hampton Court House.

He studied ancient history at Royal Holloway before beginning his career in advertising; later he moved intro entrepreneurship, co-founding several startups.

Adam tweets at @adamdsouza

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Caith Olnick

DIRECTOR OF FORM SEVEN

Caith studied History of Art and French at university, followed by a working holiday in Europe and Australia. She worked for five years at the Wallace Collection and a further 2 years at the National Theatre. Caith joined Hampton Court House in 2010 and teaches English as an Additional Language and History of Art in the Lower Years.

 
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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. 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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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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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.

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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.