Laura is an experienced school entrance tutor and has over 7 years experience teaching across the state and private sector. Laura has gained the most exceptional teacher training from the highly regarded UCL Institute of Education, where she received her PGCE and completed the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development Programme.
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).
Lizzie firmly believes that teaching is one of the most rewarding careers there is, and that primary school is the foundation for children to reach their full potential. Lizzie's interest in the world of education was the reason she read, and greatly enjoyed, Education Studies at Cambridge University.
Francesca studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and went on to train with the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development program. Having gained a PGCE from the Institute of Education with ‘outstanding’ status, she taught for a number of years at an academy in North London before going on to study a masters in Psychology.
Jay is a qualified Solicitor that re-trained to become a Teacher. He is now Head of Maths at a London prep school and has over 10 years experience of successfully helping students to secure top grades at 11+, pre-test, Common Entrance and Scholarship.
"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."