About Us

shirleyShirley Percival

Wise Owl Learning was founded in 2012 by Shirley Percival. Shirley has been involved in education for over 25 years as a university lecturer and private tutor. She has two grown up boys, two dogs and has lived in the Basingstoke area for 20 years.

Shirley is passionate about education and has a BSc Hons in Science and Technology, a MSc in Science, Technology & DNA Profiling and studied for a D Phil, specialising in Forensic Science and Criminal Technologies.


Winnie Tang

Winnie studied for a BSc and Masters in Chemistry at the University of Surrey where she also obtained a PhD in Electronic Engineering. During her PhD studies she taught, demonstrated and supervised undergraduate students in various modules within Chemistry.

Winnie has worked academically with children and young people of a variety of ages and abilities on a voluntary basis, including those with learning difficulties.

Winnie currently lives with her partner in Church Crookham and their dog Nala, a German Shorthaired Pointer.

Jonny Treston

Jonny is a talented mathematician with a passion for sciences. He has joined us at Wise Owl, in order to expand our mathematics and science capability at GCSE and A level; he has a natural ability to explain higher level maths and sciences in a way that boosts confidence in the most hesitant students!  Fluent in German, Jonny is an outdoors enthusiast, expert skier, mountaineer, and enjoys cycling and many other sports. He will be a tremendous member of our team!

Keeping up to date with all the changes in the National Curriculum is of vital importance to all at Wise Owl Learning, in order that they can offer up-to-date and comprehensive educational support across the curriculum and for all age groups.

Our sole aim at Wise Owl Learning is to ensure your child receives the very best in tuition – and to engender a love of learning that will last a lifetime.