After graduating from the University of Birmingham, Ed has enjoyed a successful career in teaching, working as an Advanced Skills Teacher and an A level examiner. He has an excellent track record of helping students surpass their expected grades, including up to A* level.
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.
Richard studied at Durham University where he gained a batchelor’s degree in Classics, Latin and Spanish. On completion of his PGCE at the University of Exeter, he was awarded QTS with a grade of ‘outstanding’.
Laura studied Linguistics and Phonetics at the University of Leeds. She then decided to pursue a career in teaching and earned a place on the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development Programme, a teacher-training scheme for high-achieving graduates.
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."