Bright Light Education


Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
We are two primary school teachers and we have been supporting children in their education for more than 10 years. Several years ago, after having our own children, we decided to set up a tutoring company together. For the first few years, we tutored everyone ourselves but we soon became rather busy! We therefore began to create a network of primary school teachers who form our Tutor Referral Agency. Whilst all our tutors are self-employed, we interview each teacher to ensure they are passionate about teaching and supporting children in the best way possible.

We continue to tutor children ourselves through the courses and workshops that we offer.

Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be more than happy to talk!

Best wishes,

Charlotte and Dani
Founders, Directors, Teachers, Tutors and Mummies! 


Danielle Okumura

Specialist Subjects:

  • Phonics Support 
  • KS1 Maths and English
  • KS2 Creative Writing
  • KS2 Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  • 11+ Examination Preparation
  • Other primary subjects (History, Geography, French)

Teaching Experience:

  • Primary School Senior Leader
  • Key Stage Two Coordinator
  • Modern Foreign Languages Coordinator
  • Literacy Coordinator
  • KS2 classroom teacher (2009 – present)


  • BA, MA, PGCE.
  • Qualified Teacher Status

“It’s been amazing having you Danielle to help our son over the past couple of years.  I think there are so many areas where you have made a massive difference …and also really boosted his confidence.  I can’t quite believe that he won’t have you any more…..don’t think that’s quite sunk in!  A huge thanks for all the very tailored work you’ve done regarding his dyslexia, all the extra reading etc and the really positive, fun ways you are always finding to make it all as enjoyable as possible. You have been amazing!”
Adele (parent)



Specialist Subjects:

  • Reception Maths and English
  • Reception and KS1 Phonics and Reading
  • KS1 English and Maths
  • KS2 English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • 11+ Examination Preparation
  • Trained teacher in Magic Link Handwriting Programme®

Teaching Experience:

  • Primary School Senior Leader
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator
  • Gifted and Talented Coordinator
  • English as an Additional Language Coordinator
  • Early Years Coordinator and Reception Teacher (2009 – 2012)
  • KS1 Teacher (2012 – 2013)
  • KS2 Teacher (2013 – 2017)


  • Qualified Teacher Status

“Charlotte has been a fantastic tutor to my daughter, keeping the sessions interesting and fun. The combination of small group and one-to-one sessions ensured my daughter remained enthusiastic. Charlotte fed back fully after each session and gave me resources for us to use at home to reinforce the learning process. I would highly recommend Bright Light Education!”
Claire (parent)

Creative Writing Course
Phonics Teacher