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.
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.
Tom is a strong subject specialist with excellent teaching experience in some of the country’s top schools, including King’s School Canterbury, Queen's College London, City of London Girls, and North London Collegiate School. He has strong experience of different exam boards including Cambridge Pre-U, Philosophy IB and Edexcel.
An articulate, dedicated and innovative professional with a proven ability to teach, motivate and help all children achieve, Kate is a qualified teacher with over 6 years’ teaching experience in a variety of different contexts. Her thoughtful planning, engaging lessons and timely, constructive feedback ensures that the students she works with make exceptional progress.
"I think Hannah was very helpful. She built a good relationship with my son and really helped embed some key concepts. The proof will be in the pudding if it was enough when we get the results! My only frustration was she didn’t have as much availability as I would have liked."