After gaining invaluable experience of real-life Economics working in the banking industry at Goldman Sachs, Niraj decided he wanted to do something different. Having achieved a first-class honours degree in Economics and International Development at the University of Bath, his travelling during a gap year opened his eyes to the disheartening state of education in developing countries – seeing children with a passion to learn but lacking the opportunities reaffirmed a desire to work in the education sector to try and help all children achieve their potential and life opportunities.
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.
Conrad studied Medicinal Chemistry at UCL, going on to complete a PGCE from Cambridge University in 1990. Following this, he spent the better part of 20 years teaching Chemistry and Science at secondary level, often at schools in challenging circumstances.
Alessio loves studying! He currently holds three Masters (one in Engineering, one in Computing and one in Psychotherapy), and works as a private Maths teacher for students who are home-schooled by Local Authorities or need tuition in addition to school classes, while running a private psychotherapy practice. He regularly works as an examiner for Edexcel and he works for Harrow School Enterprises to offer revision course for A Level, GCSE and IGCSE Mathematics.
Maiuran obtained top A-Levels, before studying Financial Management at university where he obtained a First class degree. During his degree, he worked for a year as a Financial Analyst at General Motors, and loved being able to apply the mathematical formulae learnt in University to real-life scenarios.