Death Announced Of Well-Known Local Tutor

Karl Glasson gave classes in Chiswick for over thirty years


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The sudden death has taken place of long-time Chiswick resident Karl Glasson who was well known as a tutor of local primary school children for over thirty years.

He was found dead at his Chiswick home last week (February 24) of natural causes, after the alarm was raised when he failed to turn up for his regular tutoring sessions.

Born in Malta, he moved to Chiswick with his parents and his older sister, Karen, as a small child.

He was sent Gordonstoun school and afterwards studied a year of medicine and then a year of dentistry before taking a first in Psychology from Goldsmiths' College, London University. He attended Birmingham University where he completed a PhD in child development, which led him to realise that helping children with their education was what he really wanted to do.

For over 30 years Karl tutored state primary school children in small study groups at his house. He developed custom-made work booklets tailored to each child and his data tracking software program was ahead of its time. He is survived by his partner Lesley.

A Facebook page for parents and students past and present has been created so people can contribute their memories of Karl. 


March 3, 2016

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