Robyn Lippingwell


I received my formal education from the University of Queensland in Australia. As part of my Arts Degree, I studied Economics, which I found to be both dynamic and challenging. Due to my outstanding achievement in the subject, I was offered a position as a tutor in The School of Economics which I gladly accepted, I truly have an enduring love for the subject.

I am attracted by the fact that everything is Economics, and nothing stays the same. You only need to go into the supermarket lately to experience ‘Shrinkflation’ first hand. As the name suggests, the size of the bar has shrunk, but the price has remained the same. It is important that we understand some level of Economics, so that the judgements we make are informed ones.

I subsequently went on to become a Head of Special Educational Services for Education Queensland, where I established the first two Special Educational Units for the semi-rural area, I was working in. I was also instrumental in developing effective and successful community-based programs, which resulted in work placements and apprenticeships for students with Special Educational Needs.

During my time at Education Queensland, I was offered the exciting opportunity to develop a ‘Skills for Life’ program. I found this to be a very challenging but rewarding project. The program sought to positively impact the lives of the students involved and the lives of those around them. I firmly believe that students need to be educated holistically. None of us can function if we do not possess the skills to interact positively in the world in which we live.

More recently, I held the dual roles of Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Head of Learning Support in an Independent School in Buckingham and was a senior leadership team member.

I have spent over 20 years teaching Lower Secondary, GCSE and A level English and have over 18 years of experience as an examiner for English. I am currently a Senior Examiner. I enjoy this role, as it is enlightening and rewarding to see the ways in which students approach the texts. This experience informs how I guide students to success.

I have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the fields of Specialist and Mainstream Education. I offer a wealth of sound practical advice and information to students seeking to organise and motivate themselves to achieve successful outcomes in their studies.
On a personal level, I love live theatre, listening to music, gardening, and reading, but most of all, I seek to enjoy every moment and spend my free time with special friends and family, and I must not forget my beautiful little Toffee, a lovable Maltese terrier, who constantly reminds me just how much joy can be packed into life.

Tutor Robyn Lippingwell