David Spurling (1940-2018) was an educational writer with considerable experience working with students and young people. He was the author of 21 educational textbooks.

Anthea Spurling, his widow, is an experienced teacher. She has a certificate in education and a TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) grade A. She has taught in many schools. She is a music specialist. Anthea is DBS checked and mainly tutors from her home.