Professional

Qualified and Talented

Our team of over 300 qualified teachers are the most talented individuals in the teaching profession. They all hold undergraduate degrees from top UK universities, teaching qualifications, and a minimum of two years of classroom experience. Many have qualified through the most prestigious teacher training programme – Teach First. They demonstrate a passion for teaching, expert subject knowledge, and a talent for delivering engaging lessons. Each year, they successfully prepare students for Common Entrance and 11+ exams, GCSEs and A Levels, and Oxbridge and Ivy League admissions. A selection of our teachers can be found below.

English

  • Lizzie

    Lizzie

    "English is the foundation of communication: the ability to articulate oneself with fluency, confidence and creativity."

    Lizzie is a qualified English Teacher and received an ‘Outstanding’ rating for her Teach First PGCE qualification. She has 2 years of classroom experience and tutors part time, preparing students for 11+, 13+, GCSE and A Level exams. Lizzie now works as an External Affairs Officer for Now Teach, an organisation which brings experienced professionals into the classroom. Lizzie holds an English Literature and History degree from Birmingham University.

  • Bella

    Bella

    "The more you read, the more you see."

    Bella is an enthusiastic and dedicated English teacher. She has taught in the UK and internationally with the British Council in a school in India. Bella is experienced in preparing students for 11+ exams, teaching GCSE English Literature and Language at Key Stage 4, and the International Baccalaureate at Key Stage 5. She taught for two years at The Harrodian School and now teaches at a school in Putney. Bella holds an undergraduate degree in Law from Bristol University and PGCE teaching qualification from King’s College London.

  • Marc

    Marc

    "Critical analysis and effective communication skills. This is the trademark of our English students."

    Marc qualified as an English Teacher in 2017. He taught English at GCSE and A Level for 4 years, before moving on to work at the French Embassy and in the Civil Service. Marc is an experienced 11+, 13+ and GCSE English Tutor. He has prepared students for Common Entrance at competitive London schools and has a proven track record supporting students to achieve excellent results in their GCSEs. In recent years, Marc has also taught adult learners - from those learning for fun to politicians preparing for public speaking. Marc holds a BA in Politics with International Relations from York University and MA in War Studies from King’s College London.

  • Linnet

    Linnet

    "Studying English encourages students to use their judgement and consider alternative perspectives."

    Linnet holds a History degree from the University of Oxford. She qualified as an English teacher through the Teach First programme and was graded ‘Outstanding’. Linnet taught in a school for 2 years, teaching English at Key Stage 3 and GCSE level. She was also the Enrichment Coordinator and University Outreach Manager. Following this, Linnet worked in the charity sector for two years and Civil Service. She balances tutoring GCSE and A Level English with her role as a Policy Advisor.

  • Thomas

    Thomas

    "English gives us the power of empathy and a voice to shape the world."

    Thomas qualified as a teacher through the Teach First programme and has 4 years of classroom experience teaching English at Key Stage 3 and 4. Alongside teaching, Thomas holds the role of English and Literacy Coordinator. He previously worked as an SEN Learning Support Teacher at The London Oratory School and, for several years, taught English as a Foreign Language in China and Australia. Thomas holds a degree in Philosophy from University College London.

  • Laurell

    Laurell

    "Language shapes the way we think and determines what we can think about."

    Laurell graduated with a degree in History and English Literature in 2013, and a Masters in Leadership from University College London. She completed her teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Secondary English and holds 6 years of classroom experience. She currently teaches English at GCSE and A Level at Dulwich College. Laurell is an AQA English examiner and IGCSE coordinator.

  • India

    India

    "English is about teaching students how to apply their knowledge and have courage in their own opinions."

    India holds a degree in English and Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths University of London. Following this, she completed the Teach First programme to gain her PGCE teaching qualification in 2015, specialising in Secondary English. India holds 2 years of classroom experience teaching English Literature and Language across Key Stage 3 – 5 at a South London school. She is also an experienced private tutor, having supported students across GCSE and A Level for the past 7 years.

English

Mathematics

  • Alexandra

    Alexandra

    "Mathematics teaches us to think around a problem using our logic and reason."

    Alexandra graduated with a degree from St Andrews University in 2017. Following this, she completed a PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme specialising in Secondary Maths. Alexandra holds 4 years of classroom experience teaching Maths at Key Stage 3 and 4. She currently balances her role as a Maths tutor with teaching at a British International School. Here, she also holds the role of Head of Year 7.

  • Tasnia

    Tasnia

    “Maths is the music of reason.”

    Tasnia is passionate about helping students to achieve their full potential and provides them with the support to do this. She qualified as a Maths teacher through the Teach First programme in 2018 and has 3 years of experience teaching Maths at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. In addition to teaching, Tasnia was responsible for preparing students for the Senior and Junior UKMT Maths Challenge. She holds a degree in Chemistry with Mathematics from University College London and currently works as a full-time private tutor of Maths and Chemistry.

  • Ross

    Ross

    “The best way to learn Maths is to do Maths.”

    Ross graduated from Durham University with a Maths degree. He completed his PGCE teaching qualification in 2015 through the Teach First programme, in which he was graded an ‘Outstanding’ rating. Ross holds 4 years of classroom experience across Key Stage 3 to 5, teaching in the UK and at an international school in Madrid. Ross tutors in Maths, Further Maths and Statistics, alongside his role as a Senior Associate at an accountancy firm. He is also a Governor at a London school.

  • Justine

    Justine

    “You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand numbers.”

    Justine is an enthusiastic and engaging Maths teacher. She completed her teacher training through the Teach First programme in 2014 and has 7 years of classroom experience. Since qualifying, Justine has taught I/GCSE, A Level and Higher IB Maths in school and privately with The Golden Circle. She is the A Level Lead Teacher at a school in Putney, South London. In her spare time, Justine plays football for a team in the FA Women’s National League.

  • Baxter

    Baxter

    "Maths isn’t always about “numbers” and “Xs and Ys”, it’s about recognising and making sense of patterns".

    Baxter is a qualified Maths teacher in 2014 and has 5 years of classroom experience teaching GCSE and A Level Maths. He has extensive experience tutoring GCSE Maths and A Level Maths and Further Maths. Baxter has also successfully prepared students for Common Entrance exams at Latymer, Kew House, St Benedict’s and Radnor House. Baxter has taught A Level Physics and Maths as a residential tutor in Berlin for the last 2 years. He holds an MSc Physics and Philosophy degree from the University of Bristol and Masters in Leadership from University College London.

  • Nicola

    Nicola

    "It's not about how many answers you know, it's about how you behave when you don't know."

    Nicola graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2012 with a first-class degree in Architecture. She completed her teacher training through the Teach First programme and holds an MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Warwick. Nicola is an experienced teacher, having taught both in the UK and international schools in Singapore. Nicola now tutors GCSE, A Level and IB Maths, alongside her role as the Head of Sixth Form at a school in East London.

  • Sophie S

    Sophie S

    "Studying Maths helps us to discover patterns and evaluate behaviour."

    Sophie graduated from the University of Leeds with a first-class degree in Law and Accounting in 2013. She also holds an MA in Transformational Leadership. Sophie is a qualified Maths teacher with 3 years of classroom experience. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, and was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating. Sophie currently works as a full-time Maths Tutor, preparing students for 11+, 13+ and GCSE exams.

  • Veer

    Veer

    "When data is the future, analytical skills are the key."

    Veer graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Economics. He qualified as a Maths Teacher through the Teach First programme in 2014. Veer has 6 years of classroom experience, teaching in the UK and an international school in Nepal. He has worked with GCSE and A Level students of a range of abilities - from those that require extra support to those looking for a challenge. Veer privately tutors at The Golden Circle alongside his role as an international Education Consultant.

  • Gil

    Gil

    "Maths leads us to solutions to both scientific and social challenges."

    Gil holds a first-class degree from the University of Manchester and Masters in Education Studies from Harvard University. He qualified as a teacher through the Teach First programme, specialising in Secondary Maths. Gil holds 5 years classroom experience, teaching Maths across KS3, 4 and 5, and over 8 years of private tutoring experience. He currently works for an education charity which trains teachers on curriculum design.

  • David

    David

    "There’s more to Maths than getting the answers correct - it’s about solving problems, making mistakes and learning from them."

    David is a qualified Maths teacher with 4 years of experience teaching GCSE Maths at a school in East London. He completed his teacher training through the Teach First programme and received an ‘Outstanding’ rating for his PGCE teaching qualification. In addition to teaching in the classroom, David supports a Sixth Form College by delivering one-to-one A Level Maths lessons for underperforming students. David holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Nottingham.

  • Aisling

    Aisling

    "Maths underpins everything, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun!"

    Aisling holds a Maths degree from Trinity College Dublin. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme in 2013, specialising in Secondary Maths, and was awarded an 'Outstanding' rating. Aisling holds 5 years of classroom teaching experience at GCSE and A Level, and has worked as a private Maths tutor for over 7 years. Alongside teaching, Aisling founded The Grub Club - a social enterprise which delivers fun, engaging cookery classes for students and their families.

Mathematics

Sciences

  • Flora U

    Flora U

    "By studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics, students have a clearer understanding of the world they live in."

    Flora holds a first-class Natural Science degree from the University of Bath and a Master’s degree in Oncology. She was awarded an 'Outstanding' rating for her PGCE teaching qualification and completed her teacher training through the Teach First programme in 2016. For the last 3 years, Flora has taught Edexcel Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE level and Biology at A Level. She is also a qualified Edexcel Examiner. Flora has taught at The Golden Circle for 2 years, alongside her PhD studies at Imperial College London’s Department of Surgery and Cancer.

  • Sophie C

    Sophie C

    "Science equips you with the ability to critique, the knowledge to debate and the desire to learn more."

    Sophie holds a first-class degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, and an MA in Health Policy from King’s College London. Sophie trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme and has 5 years of classroom experience teaching Triple Science GCSE, A Level Psychology and Biology. She also prepares sixth form students for Oxbridge and Medicine applications and runs mock interviews. Sophie has privately tutored for 11 years and currently teaches at a secondary school in Central London. In her spare time, she volunteers for the charity The Listening Place, which offers face-to-face support to young people facing mental health challenges.

  • Simran

    Simran

    "Science develops our ability to ask questions, solve problems and apply what we learn."

    Simran is a passionate Science teacher with an in-depth knowledge of the Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 curriculum. She currently teaches at a South West London school, where she has held the role of Head of Science for 4 years. Simran holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from King’s College London, PGCE in Secondary Science (rated Outstanding), and MA in Leadership from University College London. She is a native Punjabi speaker and has volunteered for Hackney Pirates, an after school club which supports children facing personal challenges with reading and creative writing.

  • Jen

    Jen

    "Curiosity, creativity, and innovation. Science opens the door to new skills and opportunities."

    Jen graduated from University College London with a degree in Human Sciences in 2012. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme and taught in schools in the UK and internationally, in Singapore, for 7 years. Jen has home schooled with The Golden Circle for the last 4 years and has enabled our students to achieve excellent results at GCSE and A Level. She balances tutoring with working as a Science Education Consultant for a London academy chain.

  • Hannah T

    Hannah T

    "Science is about understanding the world around us."

    Hannah graduated from Oxford University in 2012 with a degree in Biological Sciences. She also holds an MA Public Policy from King’s College London. Hannah trained as a Science Teacher through the Teach First programme and was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for her PGCE qualification. Hannah has 8 years of experience in the education sector, teaching GCSE at Key Stage 3 - 4 and Biology at Key Stage 5.

  • Flora P

    Flora P

    “Science is going to solve the problems that our world faces. We need to nurture the next generation to be not just able, but excited, to take on challenges”.

    Flora graduated with an undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification in 2010, specialising in Secondary Science. Flora holds 4 years of classroom experience teaching all Triple Science at GCSE and Biology A Level. She also prepares students for Oxbridge applications and interviews. Flora has taught at prestigious independent schools in the UK and internationally, including Whitgift School, London and Cranbrook School, Sydney.

Sciences

Modern Languages

  • Megan

    Megan

    "Speaking Chinese unlocks a gateway to 5,000 years of amazing history and culture."

    Megan holds a BA and MA in Chinese from Yantai University. Megan is a qualified teacher of Mandarin, with 5 years teaching experience both in the UK and internationally in China, Pakistan, and Mongolia. She holds teaching experience at top nurseries, prep schools and secondary schools and most recently taught Mandarin and English at Wellington College, China. Megan currently works as a full time Mandarin Tutor and focuses on using a variety of teaching approaches to create a diverse and lively learning environment for young students.

  • Hugo

    Hugo

    "Languages enable you to meet new people and discover new cultures."

    Hugo graduated with a BA in French and German from Bristol University in 2019. Following this, he went on to complete his PGDE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Secondary Modern Foreign Languages (French and German). Hugo holds 2 years of classroom experience and 5 years of tutoring experience, supporting students of varying ages and abilities across Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5. At his most recent school, Hugo also held the role of MFL Teaching Lead. Hugo is currently studying for a Master’s in Education and Technology at University College London.

  • Jessica D

    Jessica D

    "Languages open doors, and open doors lead to exciting opportunities."

    Jessica graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Music and French. She qualified as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher in 2017 and has since been teaching secondary students from Year 7 - Year 11 at a school in East London. Jessica is an approachable and supportive teacher. Since joining The Golden Circle in 2018, she has successfully prepared students for competitive Common Entrance and French GCSE exams. Jessica is an accomplished and practicing musician. She has an ABRSM Grade 8 in Flute and Piano.

  • Florence

    Florence

    "A language is an exact reflection of the growth and character of its speakers."

    Florence holds a first-class degree in Modern Languages. She completed the Teach First programme in 2016, specialising in French, Spanish, and Portuguese, and received an ‘Outstanding’ rating for her PGCE teaching qualification. Florence has 5 years of classroom experience teaching French and Portuguese at a school in North London. In her latest role, she was also an Assistant Headteacher. She now works as a qualified SENCo and as an Interpreter for the Government of Jersey.

  • Alice L

    Alice L

    "Languages go beyond academia, by enabling you to connect with other cultures and people."

    Alice graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in Spanish and Portuguese and MA in Education. As part of her undergraduate degree, she studied abroad at universities in Porto and Barcelona. Alice completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Spanish. She has 9 years of classroom experience teaching Spanish at GCSE and A level. She has taught in schools in the UK, US and Australia. In addition to teaching, Alice has worked as a Moderator of GCSE Spanish Speaking exams for OCR. Her lessons range from academic exam preparation for GCSE and A Level students, to immersive cultural experiences for fun learners!

  • Miranda

    Miranda

    "One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." - Frank Smith

    Miranda holds a degree in Modern Languages (French and Italian) from the University of Oxford. She completed her teacher training through the Teach First programme and has 2 years of experience teaching in the classroom. She is experienced tutoring high ability children and supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). She volunteers for the charity IPSEA which offers free advice to families of children with SEND. Alongside private tutoring, Miranda is currently training to be a barrister at City Law School.

  • Lewis

    Lewis

    "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." - Wittgenstein

    Lewis is a qualified Modern Languages Teacher, having completed the Teach First programme in 2018. He holds 5 years of classroom experience teaching GCSE French and A Level Spanish at a West London Secondary School. Each year, his students achieve outstanding results at GCSE and A Level. In addition to his role as a classroom teacher, Lewis is also the Head of Year 12. Lewis holds a degree in French and Spanish from University College London.

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay

    "Language study enhances listening skills and memory."

    Lindsay graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in Spanish, French and International Relations in 2014. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages. Lindsay is an experienced teacher, having taught Spanish and French for the past 7 years. Alongside her role as a classroom teacher at a South London school, Lindsay is the Head of Modern Foreign Languages.

  • Lily

    Lily

    "Learning languages enhances your understanding and appreciation of other cultures."

    Lily is a qualified French and Spanish Teacher. She trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme, achieving her PGCE qualification from University College London in 2016. Lily has 5 years of classroom teaching experience, specialising in GCSE and A level Spanish. She is also responsible for organising culturally immersive Key Stage 4 trips, including an annual trip to Madrid. Lily graduated from the University of Durham in 2013 with a BA in French and Spanish. As part of her degree, she spent one year studying at the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

  • Jingjing

    Jingjing

    "Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself. Knowledge of Chinese is a different vision of life."

    Jingjing holds a Bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management. She is currently a PhD student at University College London, specialising in School Leadership and Teacher Well-being. Jingjing has extensive experience teaching Mandarin in both the UK and China, having taught privately since 2016. She teaches across a range of ages and abilities, from young learners, to undergraduate students and professionals. Alongside her role as a private tutor, Jingjing is Co-Founder and Academic Manager of the Chinese School London.

  • Harriet M

    Harriet M

    "Knowing a foreign language is a statement. A statement of courage, confidence, and perseverance."

    Harriet holds a degree in French and Russian from University College London and a Master’s degree from SOAS. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Modern Foreign Languages, and holds 4 years of classroom experience teaching French and Spanish. In addition to her role as a classroom teacher, Harriet has also held the role of Head of MFL. She currently teaches at an international school and privately tutors with The Golden Circle.

Modern Languages

History

  • George

    George

    "Successful History students are also successful human beings - informed, analytical and empathetic thinkers."

    George holds a BA in History and Politics from Edinburgh University and is studying for a postgraduate degree in Law. George qualified as a History and Politics teacher through the Teach First programme and received an 'Outstanding' rating. He holds 5 years of experience teaching GCSE History and A Level Politics at a high performing London school. George is a politics enthusiast, keen cricket player, and football fan.

  • Nathaniel

    Nathaniel

    "History is about learning lessons from the past, to prepare us for the future."

    Nathaniel holds a BA in Ancient History, and Master’s in International Relations from the London School of Economics. He completed the Teach First programme in 2015 and is a qualified teacher of History and Politics. Nathaniel holds 4 years of classroom experience teaching History and Politics at GCSE and A Level, as a classroom teacher and Head of History. At his latest school, the North London Collegiate School, Nathaniel was also an EPQ supervisor and led the Current Affairs Society. He now balances tutoring with his role in the Civil Service.

  • Jake

    Jake

    "Humanities students learn to inquire, think critically and actively engage in discussions."

    Jake holds an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Sussex and an MA in International Relations, for which he won a scholarship. He trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme in 2015 and has 6 years of experience teaching History, English and Politics. In addition to teaching GCSE and A Level, Jake also holds experience teaching the International Baccalaureate modules in History, Global Politics, and Individuals and Societies. Jake is a Duke of Edinburgh Coordinator, qualified Mountain Leader and an FA Level 2 football coach.

History

Geography

  • Calum

    Calum

    "Geography leads to a greater understanding of cultures and societies worldwide."

    Calum holds a first-class BA and MA from St Andrews University and PGCE qualification from the University of Exeter. He has taught Geography at Key Stage 3, GCSE and A Level for the past 9 years and is the Head of Geography at a school in South West London. In addition to his classroom teaching role, Calum is the Literacy Coordinator for Humanities. He is a keen rock climber, hockey and cricket player.

  • Oliver

    Oliver

    "Geography contextualises the world around us, and understanding our context is the key to building a better future."

    Oliver is an enthusiastic teacher, keen Geographer and avid traveller. Being able to show his students the wonders of the world is a central part of his lessons, as well motivating, supporting and challenging his students to push themselves beyond what they first perceive to be possible. Oliver trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme. He holds 5 years of classroom experience teaching Geography at GCSE and A Level. He also teaches History and Religious Studies at Year 7 - 9. Alongside his role as a classroom teacher, Oliver is the Geography Curriculum Lead for his London school. Oliver holds a BSc from Birmingham University, and Master’s degree from Manchester University.

  • Max

    Max

    "Geographers have to zoom out and pick apart the complex web of connections that make our world."

    Max qualified as a Geography teacher in 2015 and has 4 years of classroom experience teaching Geography at Key Stage 4-5. In addition to teaching, Max was responsible for developing the Key Stage 4 curriculum and mentoring trainee teachers. He works part time as an Environmental Education practitioner for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and tutors in Geography and History. Max holds a BA in Human Geography, and PGCE Geography with Distinction from University College London.

  • Hannah L

    Hannah L

    "Future generations face unprecedented socio-economic and environmental challenges. Geography has never been more relevant."

    Hannah holds a BA Geography degree and PGCE with an ‘Outstanding’ rating from University College London. Hannah is an experienced teacher, having qualified in 2014 and taught at a North London school for the past 7 years. In addition to classroom teaching, Hannah has been the Head of Geography and A Level Subject Leader for 3 years. This year, Hannah is privately tutoring alongside studying for a Master’s degree.

  • Abdurrahman

    Abdurrahman

    "Geography is about appreciating the landscapes and diversity that exists across continents."

    Abdurrahman holds a first class degree in Human Geography from University College London and an MA in Leadership from the Institute of Education. He trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme in 2016 and holds 5 years of classroom experience teaching Geography at Key Stage 3 - 5l. Abdurrahman is the Head of Geography at a South London school. Every year, his Department achieves excellent results at GCSE and A Level.

Geography

Sociology

  • Jessica M

    Jessica M

    “Sociology helps us to identify and address inequalities.”

    Jessica is a qualified Humanities Teacher, after completing her teacher training through the Teach First programme in 2019. She has 4 years of experience teaching History and Sociology at GCSE and A Level, and currently teaches at a school in South West London. Jessica holds a first-class degree in History and Journalism from De Montfort University. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys playing golf, hiking and singing.

Sociology

Psychology

  • Aine

    Aine

    "Everything happens for a reason, and that reason is usually Science!"

    Aine graduated from Durham University with a degree in Psychology. Following this, she completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme and has taught at South London schools for the last 5 years. Aine currently teaches A Level Psychology at King’s College School Wimbledon, where she is also the Deputy Head of Middle School. Alongside her role as a classroom teacher, Aine delivers University and A Level Psychology taster sessions.

Psychology

Primary

  • Harriet B

    Harriet B

    "Primary education provides a positive, safe and inspiring environment for children to learn and explore."

    Harriet graduated with a degree in Sociology in 2013. Following this, Harriet completed her teacher training through the prestigious Teach First programme. Harriet has taught in Year 6 for 3 years and has an excellent understanding of Year 6 SATs assessments and 11+ exams. She balances her role as a Primary and Common Entrance Tutor with her role at an education charity.

  • Beth

    Beth

    "Education enables students to find their own inspiration and motivations to learn, to carry them into the future.”

    Beth is a creative and talented qualified Primary Teacher. She has 4 years of experience teaching students in Year 5 and 6. In addition to classroom teaching, Beth led the Art and Design Department at school, and developed effective inclusion strategies for children with SEND. She also delivered growth mindset workshops. Beth holds a BA English Literature and French and an MA Education and International Development from University College London.

  • Amélie

    Amélie

    "Growth mindsets are developed at an early age. I try to show children how mistakes are a chance to learn."

    Amélie is a qualified Primary Teacher and has taught at a school in North London for 4 years. She trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme and specialises in teaching Early Years - Key Stage 1 students. In recent years, Amélie has successfully prepared students for 7+ and 8+ exams. She is a native French and Spanish speaker, holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Durham, and an MA in Education and Leadership from University College London.

  • Sam

    Sam

    "The development of cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical skills begins with primary education."

    Sam is an experienced and enthusiastic educator. He completed the Teach First programme in 2018 and received an ‘Outstanding’ rating for his PGCE qualification. Sam has 4 years of experience teaching in the classroom and as a Special Educational Needs Teacher. At his latest school, he held the role of Head of Humanities. Sam is a Research Assistant for UCL, developing a flexible phonics programme which seeks to improve how schools teach children in Reception to read. He has a first- class degree from the University of Nottingham, and an MA in Special and Inclusive Education from the Institute of Education.

  • Jess S

    Jess S

    "There's no such thing as children who dislike reading - only children who have not yet found the right books for them."

    ​​Jess is an accomplished Primary Teacher with a genuine passion for helping children to reach their full potential. Jess qualified as a teacher in 2017 through the Teach First programme and has 4 years of experience teaching Year 3 and 4 at schools in central London. In addition to her role as a classroom teacher, Jess also held the role of Head of Religious Education at her most recent school. Jess is an experienced 11+ tutor and has successfully prepared students for some of London’s top independent schools, including Latymer Upper School, Hampton School and Kew House School. Jess holds a BA in English Literature, PGCE and MA in Library Science.

  • Ellie

    Ellie

    "To enjoy learning and develop a desire to continue learning is what education is all about."

    Ellie holds a degree from Nottingham University. Following this, she completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Primary Education. She holds 5 years of classroom experience, teaching classes from Year 2 – 6. Ellie works with The Golden Circle as a Primary and Common Entrance Exam specialist for 7+ and 11+ exams. She has successfully prepared students for top schools including Glendower Preparatory School and Wetherby Preparatory School. Ellie is dedicated to delivering high-quality, engaging and creative lessons to stretch and spark curiosity within higher ability students.

  • Alice M

    Alice M

    "The classroom is a place for children to grow in confidence and independence on a daily basis."

    Alice graduated with a degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Leeds. She trained as a Primary Teacher through the Teach First programme and has 8 years of classroom experience teaching in schools in the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. Alice is an experienced Common Entrance tutor. In recent years, shas prepared students for 7+, 8+ and 11+ exams at a number of competitive London schools. As a Tiffin Girls’ School alumni, Alice understands the importance of adequate preparation and exam technique. She currently enjoys teaching at a primary school in North London.

Politics

  • Lee

    Lee

    “To face global challenges, we need a new generation of leaders.”

    Lee graduated with a first-class degree in Politics, and MSc in Cognitive and Decision Sciences from University College London. He completed his teaching qualification through the Teach First programme in 2018, and has 4 years of classroom experience, teaching English at GCSE and Government and Politics at A Level. Lee is an inspiring teacher and comes with a wealth of industry experience. He currently tutors alongside his role as a Policy Adviser on National Security for the Civil Service.

Politics

Physical Education

  • Marco

    Marco

    “Courage, control, and clarity. That’s what Martial Arts means to me.”

    Marco is an enthusiastic, qualified Humanities and PE Teacher. He qualified as a Geography teacher in 2017 and taught for 2 years at a school in South London. Since leaving school, Marco has privately tutored PE and coached students in Health, Wellbeing and Physical Fitness. He is a martial arts practitioner and has inspired students from a range of backgrounds, including children with ADHD and SEND. Marco’s self-defence lessons teach students about self-control, teamwork, mental resilience, and determination. Marco is a native Italian speaker and experienced EAL Teacher. He holds a BA in Archaeology from the University of Sheffield and PGCE from University College London.

  • Amy B

    Amy B

    "Persistence changes challenge into extraordinary achievement."

    Amy is a qualified Science and PE Teacher, and Head of the PE Department at a school in central London. She completed her teacher training through the Teach First programme in 2015 and has taught GCSE PE for the last 6 years. In addition to classroom teaching, Amy runs the Community Sports Leadership Award and lunchtime clubs and fixtures. She is a keen sports player and enjoys playing basketball, running, swimming and cycling. Amy holds a BSc in International Sport Science and Physiology from the University of Leeds.

Physical Education

Philosophy and Theology

  • Matthew

    Matthew

    "Philosophy students develop critical, structured thinking and ask thought-provoking questions."

    Matthew is the Head of Religious Studies and Philosophy at a school in North London. He has six years of classroom teaching experience at a school in London, and previously at international schools in Nepal and Vietnam. Matthew specialises in GCSE, A Level, and undergraduate level tuition, supporting students to go above and beyond their target grades. He is also a GCSE and A Level Examiner. Matthew holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Glasgow and PGCE teaching qualification in RS and Philosophy from Birmingham University.

  • Joye

    Joye

    "Interesting, challenging and self-reflective. Philosophy students never know what ideas they might discover."

    Joye is the Head of Department for Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at a North London school. He trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme in 2016 and has 5 years of experience teaching A Level Philosophy, Religious Studies and Sociology. He has an excellent track record supporting students to achieve top grades at GCSE and A Level. He has also prepared numerous US students for AP assignments and exams. Joye holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and International Relations. He is a qualified tennis and football coach and coaches an under-15 football team on Saturdays.

  • Nicole R

    Nicole R

    "Religious studies gives us an insight into and appreciation of other cultures."

    Nicole holds a degree in Theology from the University of Bristol and a Masters in Leadership from University College London. She completed her teacher training through the Teach First programme, specialising in Religious Studies and has 2 years of classroom experience teaching RS and Philosophy at a North London school. Nicole has 5 years as a Common Entrance, GCSE and A Level Tutor. She is also the Co-Founder of an award-winning start up, Life Lessons. This is an online platform which empowers teachers to deliver effective Relationships and Sex Education lessons in the classroom.

Philosophy and Theology

Music

  • Ping

    Ping

    "Computing equips us with solutions to problems that arise within a quickly evolving society".

    Ping is a qualified Music teacher. He trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme in 2017 and has taught Music for 4 years at a North London school. In addition to classroom teaching, he coordinates school concerts and peripatetic Music lessons. Ping is an accomplished musician and has an ABRSM Grade 7 Violin and Grade 8 Piano. Ping has privately taught GCSE and A Level Music, ABRSM Music Theory and piano for the last 5 years. He holds a BA in Music from Bristol University and was an active member of the University Symphony Orchestra, University String Orchestra and University Baroque Ensemble.

Music

Film Studies

  • Ruaraidh

    Ruaraidh

    "A great book can change the way we look at the world. That's why we read them."

    Ruaraidh holds a degree in English Literature and Film Studies from the University of Warwick, and an MA in English from King’s College London. He completed his PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme in 2015. Ruariadh has taught Film Studies A Level and English at GCSE and A Level for the past 7 years at a South London school. In addition to his role as a classroom teacher, Ruaraidh is a A Level Creative Writing Examiner and Private Tutor in Film Studies and English.

Film Studies

Economics and Business Studies

  • Nicole  L

    Nicole L

    "Understanding economics can help you to make better decisions and lead a happier life."

    Nicole is a qualified A Level Economics Teacher. She completed her teacher training at the Institute of Education, UCL in 2018 and has 3 years of classroom teaching experience. Nicole currently teaches GCSE Citizenship, A Level Economics and A Level Sociology at a secondary school in East London. She holds a BSc from the London School of Economics and Master’s degree in Social Justice and Education from University College London.

Economics and Business Studies

Drama and Theatre Studies

  • Amy A

    Amy A

    "Drama teaches confidence, creativity and collaboration."

    Amy qualified as an English Literature and Drama Teacher in 2014. She trained as a teacher through the Teach First programme and has taught A Level and IB Drama at schools in London, Tanzania and Singapore for the last 7 years. Amy is a positive and creative educator. In her last role, she directed whole school productions of The Sound of Music (2016), The Wizard of Oz (2018), and Little Shop of Horrors (2018). She worked closely with the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) to host a drama festival at ISM Arusha. Amy holds a BA Hons from the University of Leeds and MSc from Liverpool University.

Drama and Theatre Studies

Computer Science

  • Patrick

    Patrick

    "This is the language of the future, who wouldn't want to know everything about it?"

    Patrick graduated with a degree in Business and Management in 2015. Following this, he completed his teaching qualification through the Teach First programme and spent 2 years teaching in a school. Patrick has worked as a mentor for secondary-aged students, delivering workshops on leadership and adopting a growth mindset. He now teaches Computer Science at The Golden Circle, specialising in Python - the most popular programming language in schools.

Computer Science

Classics

  • Freddie

    Freddie

    "Non scholae sed vitae discimus. - We learn not for school, but for life."

    Freddie graduated from the University of Oxford in 2013 and undertook his Teach First qualification at Devonshire Hill Primary school. Freddie spent 3 years in the classroom before becoming a full time tutor in 2015. He is a highly experienced 11+ tutor, having guided students in recent years through their applications to Eton, Harrow, Wellington, St Paul's, Westminster, Francis Holland, Godolphin and Latymer, and the Harrodian. He also specialises in 13+ preparation, both Common Entrance and scholarship exams.

  • Meredith

    Meredith

    "Classics is a bridge between the past and present."

    Meredith holds a BA Classics from the University of Oxford, specialising in Latin and Ancient Greek, and a Masters from King’s College London. Meredith completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme in 2015 and holds 6 years of classroom experience teaching at a Central London secondary school. In addition to tutoring Classics and English, Meredith runs Personal Statement classes and mock Oxbridge interviews. She currently teaches at a high performing school in Beijing.

Classics

Art History

  • Lucy C

    Lucy C

    "Art History students learn how images shape our identities."

    Lucy holds a BA in History of Art from the University of Warwick, and a Masters degree in Victorian Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Lucy has 7 years of classroom experience as a History of Art teacher, English teacher and Head of Department. Lucy is a qualified Edexcel examiner and currently teaches History of Art at Eton College.

Art History

Art

  • Isobel

    Isobel

    "Every child is an artist."

    Isobel is an experienced Art teacher and practicing artist. She has four years of experience working with secondary school students in the classroom and through the charity Action for Kids. Her main focus is using art and music interventions to help unlock her students’ creativity. Isobel is currently studying for an MA at the Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education.

  • Hannah K

    Hannah K

    "Art leads you to discover your imagination and express your creativity."

    Hannah holds a BA Art History and Curatorial Studies and first-class MA History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art. Hannah is an experienced teacher of Art, Photography and History of Art at GCSE and A Level. She holds 5 years of classroom experience teaching Art and History of Art at some of London’s top independent schools including Westminster School and Harrodian School. Alongside her role as a classroom teacher, Hannah is an experienced private tutor of Art and History of Art.

Art