Aiden has been teaching English and Media in state and independent secondary schools in the UK and abroad for sixteen years, covering key stages 3, 4 and 5. He read English at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, to which he returned to obtain a PhD in English literature.
Alanya is a firm believer that all children can make excellent progress with the correct support, helping children to develop confidence, resilience and enthusiasm for learning. She is an experienced tutor and classroom teacher and currently works on an initial teacher education programme, tutoring trainee teachers and their mentors across London.
Before Andrew found teaching he had been a financial consultant, a marketing, communications and PR officer, a company manager and business development manager, a yoga and meditation teacher, an actor, a chef, a creative and artist, a music festival producer and manager and more! Andrew left his own education with 5 and a half A-levels of his own as well as a BA in Politics (with Philosophy) and a Masters in International relations, Ethics and Philosophy.
Andrew first came to teaching through becoming a Special Education Needs Teaching assistant; he also completed lots of work experience in other secondary and primary schools (for example Highgate School and Grafton Primary School).
Baxter has recently taught maths at The Crest Academy in Brent for four years and has enjoyed being part of the development and positive change within his school. He completed the Teach First Leadership Development programme having graduated with a 2:1 in Physics and Philosophy in 2013; and has worked his way through leadership positions at the school.
Aisha began tutoring at the age of 16, when she started studying for her A-Levels after achieving straight A*s and As in her GCSEs. Prior to the completion of her A-Levels, she enrolled with The Open University so that she began university level studying alongside her A-Levels.