Juan graduated with a first in Biology from Imperial College, London and taught for four years, training through the Teach First program. A passion for explaining tricky concepts in science led him to pursue a Master's degree in Science Communication, also at Imperial, during which time he developed his skills further by producing short films and radio shows based around scientific issues.
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).
Alanya has 7 years of tuition experience, working with pupils for 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+ and GCSE (English) exams, grammar school entrance and general booster tuition. She believes all children can make excellent progress with the correct support and strives to develop confidence, resilience and enthusiasm for learning in each pupil she teaches.
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.
Fleur is an experienced teacher with over ten years experience of raising achievement in London schools. Her enthusiasm and student centred approach has been a led her to have many successes including consistently helping students of mixed ability to score above their predicted grades.
"What a year! We have been blessed to have Alanya’s help throughout the hardest of years, homeschooling and preparing for 11 plus entrance exams. Alanya has provided not only first class tuition but invaluable advice in assisting me with any questions about home schooling. Alanya has provided my son with the guidance and structure he was missing this year and we are all so grateful for her help."