Alanya is an experienced tutor and classroom teacher and works as a teacher educator, tutoring trainee teachers and their mentors across London for the prestigious Teach First programme. Alanya has a breadth of private tuition experience, having worked with pupils for entrance at 7,8, 9 and 11 plus, as well grammar school entrance and general booster tuition.
Joshua has worked extensively as a private tutor both in the UK and abroad, most recently in Italy and Saudi Arabia. Through this work he has developed a style of tutoring in which the student is challenged (through careful questioning) to make their own discoveries and take a high degree of ownership for their learning.
Francesca studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and went on to train with the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development program. Having gained a PGCE from the Institute of Education with ‘outstanding’ status, she taught for a number of years at an academy in North London before going on to study a masters in Psychology.
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).
"My daughter is benefitting hugely from Victoria’s tutoring. I met with my daughter's (rather strict and unyielding) English teacher yesterday and she said that my daughter has come on IN SPADES (as she put is) and is “really getting it”, so this is really down to Victoria’s work with her. She is also feeling much more confident, she says, and is much more able to identify and describe the more subtle layers of meaning in a text."