Alanya is an experienced tutor and classroom teacher and works as a teacher educator, tutoring trainee teachers and their mentors across London. 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.
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).
Wing is passionate about science and it was her A-Level chemistry teacher that inspired her to read Chemistry at University College London (UCL), which she completed in 2004. During her degree she took part in outreach programmes centred on teaching science in local secondary schools and inspiring young people to “Aim Higher” and go on to further education and university.
Laura studied History at Newcastle University and went on to complete the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development programme in 2015, successfully achieving 'outstanding' in her PGCE from UCL Institute of Education. Laura has taught for a number of years within numerous in London, where she demonstrated commitment in dedication to supporting children's academic development.
"This Thursday is (student)'s last lesson with you before his test on Wednesday 24th, so I would like to tell you how much your lessons were important for him. He had an amazing improvement in text comprehension, so now he is not afraid of it anymore. And his writing improved a lot as well. The work you have developed with him for the last (almost) 6 months was excellent and made all the difference. He is at another level as a student, thanks to your help.
Thank you very much for your dedication and hard work. We do not know yet the result of the interview, but anyway the work you have done together will be with him for the next school years. I’m copying Mike to thank him as well and to say that I’m happy for him to use it as a review at the website, if he would like to. Fingers crossed, I will let you know about the result at St Paul's as soon as I receive it."