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Our Teachers

At The Golden Circle, the quality of our tutors is at the heart of what we do. We attract inspiring tutors from top universities who are passionate about their subjects. Each candidate has a strong academic record, teaching qualification or significant teaching experience, and demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the curriculum.

We pride ourselves on high standards of teaching and have a proven track record supporting students who attend top independent schools including Westminster, St Paul’s and Harrow. A selection of our tutors can be found below.

Science

Hannah

"Science is about understanding the world around us."
Hannah graduated from Oxford University in 2012. She holds a BA Biological Sciences degree, MA Public Policy and PGCE teaching qualification. Hannah has five years of experience in the education sector, teaching Science at Key Stage 3, 4 and undergraduate level.
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Lloyd

"Understanding genetics is as close as it gets to understanding the meaning of life."
Lloyd graduated from Oxford University in 2011. He completed the Teach First programme and was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for his PGCE teaching qualification. Lloyd holds a BA Biological Sciences and first class MA in Transformational Leadership. He is Head of Science at an East London secondary school.
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Sophie C

"Science equips you with the ability to critique, the knowledge to debate and the desire to learn more."
Sophie graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Biological Sciences. She went on to complete the Teach First programme and was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for her PGCE teaching qualification. Sophie holds 4 years teaching experience, as well as being appointed as the role of Head of Year 11.
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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. Following this, she completed her Secondary Science PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme. She has 5 years classroom experience, teaching Biology at KS3-KS5 level. In her most recent position, Jen also held the role of Head of Science.
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Nikita

"Science teaches how to think and how to question."
Nikita is an experienced Science teacher at a North London secondary school, where she has 3 years classroom experience. Nikita graduated from Aston University in 2015, with a first class degree in LLB Law with Management. Following this, she went on to complete her Secondary Science PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme.
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Aine

"Everything happens for a reason, and that reason is usually Science!"
Aine is a qualified Science and Psychology teacher. She has 5 years classroom experience and received an 'Outstanding' rating for her Teach First PGCE qualification. She holds a BSc Psychology from Durham University.
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James

"Science continues to shape the modern world."
James is a qualified teacher with 5 years classroom experience, specialising in Physics and Maths at KS3, 4 and 5 level. James holds a first-class Masters degree in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Sussex. He also holds a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics.
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Simran

"Science develops our ability to ask questions, solve problems and apply what we learn."
Simran is an experienced Science teacher, working with students from KS3 – KS5. Currently, she works at a South West London school where she has held the role of Head of Science for 4 years. Simran graduated from King’s College London in 2012, with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She also holds a Masters in Leadership from UCL.
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Flora

"By studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics, students have a clearer understanding of the world they live in."
Flora graduated with a first-class degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Bath. Following this, she completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Secondary Science. Flora holds 3 years classroom experience, teaching Science at KS3 and KS4, as well as Biology at KS5 level.
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Maths

Ross

"The journey to a solution is more beneficial than the answer itself."
Ross graduated from Durham University with a MA Mathematics degree. He completed his PGCE teaching qualification in 2015 and has four years of classroom experience, including a role as the Head of KS4 Mathematics. Ross balances tutoring with his role as an accountant.
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Alex

"Maths encourages the development of analytical, research and problem solving skills."
Alex specialises in tutoring GCSE and A Level Maths. He also has experience tutoring Economics at A Level, International Baccalaureate and Undergraduate level. Alex holds a BA Economics from Coventry University and Masters (MSc) in Development Economics from the University of Sussex.
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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 and has 5 years of classroom experience including one year as a Lead Practitioner for Gifted and Talented students. He holds a Physics and Philosophy degree (MSci) from the University of Bristol and Masters degree from University College London.
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Sophie S

"Studying Maths helps us to discover patterns and evaluate behaviour."
Sophie is a qualified Maths teacher and has 3 years classroom experience. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme and was classed as an ‘Outstanding’ teacher. Sophie also holds an MA in Transformational Leadership. Sophie graduated from the University of Leeds with a first class degree in 2013.
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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 went on to complete her PGCE with the Teach First programme and holds an MA in Educational Leadership. Nicola is an experienced teacher, having taught Mathematics at GCSE, IGCSE, International Baccalaureate and A Level.
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Veer

"When data is the future, analytical skills are the key."
Veer graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Economics. Following this, Veer completed his Secondary Maths PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme in 2014. Veer has 6 years classroom and tutoring experience, in both British and international schools. Veer balances working as a Maths teacher at The Golden Circle with his role as an international education consultant.
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Justine

"Career opportunities are unlimited for Maths students - it holds the scope to take you in so many directions."
Justine graduated from the University of Warwick in 2014 with a degree in Mathematics. She went on to complete her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme. Justine is an experienced teacher with 6 years classroom experience across KS3, 4 and 5 and Higher IB level.
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Tasnia

"From perseverance to problem-solving, Maths fosters a multitude of transferrable workplace skills."
Tasnia graduated with a degree in Chemistry with Mathematics from University College London in 2016. Following this, she completed the Teach First programme, specialising in Secondary Maths. Tasnia is currently a teacher of Maths at KS3 - KS5 level.
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Robert

“Maths is all around us – from the simplistic to the complex aspects of life.”
Robert has six years of teaching experience, including three years as a Head of Maths at a school in London. He qualified as a Maths teacher through the Teach First programme in 2014 and has a proven track record preparing students for GCSE and A level Maths exams. Robert holds a BA and MSc from Oxford University.
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English

Ruaraidh

"A great book can change the way we look at the world. That's why we read them."
Ruaraidh is an experienced English teacher and AQA A level Creative Writing Examiner. He balances home educating at The Golden Circle with part time teaching at a South London school. He holds a degree from the University of Warwick and Masters degree from King's College London.
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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 two years of classroom experience and tutors part time, preparing students for the 11+, 13+ and GCSE exams. She holds an English Literature and History degree from Birmingham University.
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Lucy C

"English Literature provides insight into time periods, cultures and societies vastly different to our own."
Lucy graduated from Warwick University with a degree in History of Art. She also holds a Masters in Victorian Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art. Lucy completed the Teach First programme in 2017, specialising in Secondary English. At her current school, Lucy also holds the role of Head of History of Art and is a qualified Edexcel examiner.
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Ziwei

"Punctuation, grammar and sentence constructions lie at the heart of effective communication."
Ziwei is a qualified teacher with 4 years classroom experience. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Literae Humaniores in 2013. Following this, Ziwei went on to complete her PGCE teaching qualification, and was awarded an 'Outstanding' rating. Ziwei is an experienced teacher, having tutored privately for the last 8 years.
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Chris

"The study of English adds depth to our perception of the world. It teaches us to find symbols, make connections and read between the lines."
Chris is an experienced English teacher. He has 5 years of classroom experience and was awarded an Outstanding rating for his PGCE teaching qualification. Chris currently teaches KS3-5 students at a school in South West London, where he holds the role of Literacy Coordinator. Chris holds a BA English Literature, and first-class MA Literature and Philosophy from Sussex University.
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Lindsay R

"Studying English sharpens our ability to be analytical and critical thinkers."
Lindsay holds a first-class degree in English Literature from the University of Bristol. Following this, she went on to complete her Secondary English teaching qualification through the Teach First programme. Lindsay is an experienced teacher of KS3, GCSE and A-Level English curriculum.
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Bella

"Studying English encourages students to write and speak with clarity and precision."
Bella graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Law. She is a qualified teacher of English, having completed the Teach First programme. Bella holds 3 years classroom experience, teaching English at Key Stage 3 and 4 level.
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Anita

"English teaches students how to form and defend their own arguments."
Anita holds a first-class degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick. Following this, she completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Secondary English. Anita also holds a Masters in Educational Leadership. Anita holds 2 years classroom experience as a teacher of English, across KS3, 4 and 5.
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Lee

"Studying English develops empathy and an insight into the minds of people different from yourself."
Lee graduated in 2017 with a first-class degree in Politics. He went on to complete his teaching qualification through the Teach First programme, specialising in Secondary English. Lee has 2 years classroom experience, teaching English at KS3 and KS4 level.
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Laurell

"Communication is key. Students learn to listen to others, as well as voicing their own opinion."
Laurell graduated with a degree in History and English Literature in 2013. She went on to complete her teaching qualification through the Teach First programme and holds 5 years classroom experience across KS3 - KS5. Laurell is also an AQA English examiner and iGCSE internal coordinator.
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Linnet

"Studying English encourages students to use their judgement and weigh up alternative perspectives."
Linnet holds a BA History from the University of Oxford. Following this, she went on to complete her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme. Linnet holds 2 years classroom experience, teaching English across KS3 and KS4. Linnet currently balances her role as an English teacher at The Golden Circle, with working in the Civil Service.
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Marc

"English hones your ability to plan and carry out research, both thoroughly and independently."
Marc graduated from the University of York with a degree in Politics with International Relations. Marc completed his PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme. Marc holds 4 years classroom experience, teaching English at KS3 and KS4, as well as teaching English as a Foreign Language.
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Modern Languages

Alice L

"Languages go beyond academia, by enabling you to connect with other cultures and people."
Alice is a qualified teacher, with 6 years classroom experience. She completed the Teach First Leadership Master’s programme in 2015 and graduated from the University of Manchester in 2011, holding a degree in Spanish and Portuguese. Alice is currently a full-time KS3 and KS4 Spanish teacher.
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Kate

"Foreign language study leads to an appreciation of cultural diversity."
Kate graduated with a first class degree from the University of Cambridge. She completed the Teach First programme in 2015 and qualified as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher. After teaching in a school for five years, she now tutors secondary students in French, Spanish and Latin.
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Antoine

“Communication, progress and expanding your own horizons - that’s what learning languages is about.”
Antoine is a native French speaker and experienced tutor. He has a proven track record preparing students for GCSE and A level exams, with over 6 years of tutoring experience. He holds a Law Degree and is currently completing a BA Spanish and History at Reading University.
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Lindsay S

"Language study enhances listening skills and memory."
Lindsay is an experienced French and Spanish teacher. She specialises in KS3-KS5 education and is the Spanish subject leader at a South London school. Lindsay graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2014 and qualified as a Modern Languages teacher in 2016.
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Jessica

"As many languages you know, as many times you are a human being."
Jessica graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Music and French in 2015. She qualified as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher in 2017 and since has been teaching in KS3 and KS4. Jessica tutors with The Golden Circle alongside a full-time teaching role in East London.
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Jingjing

"Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself. Knowledge of Chinese is a different vision of life."
Jingjing is a PhD student at UCL, specialising in School Leadership and Teacher Well-being. Jingjing has extensive experience in teaching in the UK and China. She has a proven track record at KS4 - all of Jingjing’s GCSE students achieved an A* in 2017, including two students who were awarded full marks.
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Rosie

"Knowledge of a second language opens up a world of new career paths and opportunities."
Rosie completed the Teach First programme in 2016. She is a qualified French teacher and has 3 years teaching experience at KS3 - KS5 level. Rosie holds a French and Philosophy degree from the University of York, as well as her PGCE teaching qualification from University College London.
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Florence

"A language is an exact reflection of the growth and character of its speakers."
Florence is a qualified Modern Foreign Languages teacher. She was awarded an 'Outstanding' grade for her PGCE teaching qualification and has 6 years classroom experience at a school in North London. Florence holds a first-class degree in Modern Languages from the University of Southampton.
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Lily

"Learning languages enhances your understanding and appreciation of other cultures."
Lily graduated from Durham University with a degree in French and Spanish. She completed her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme and holds 5 years classroom experience. Lily specialises in teaching French and Spanish at Key Stage 3 and 4 level.
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Humanities

Nathaniel

"Studying past societies, events, and peoples is essential in gaining a greater understanding of the contemporary world."
Nathaniel is a qualified teacher of History and Politics. He completed the Teach First programme in 2015 and has three years of experience as a Lead Practitioner at Key Stage 5. Nathaniel currently balances teaching with The Golden Circle, with his role at the Civil Service.
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Hannah L

"Future generations face unprecedented socio-economic and environmental challenges. Geography has never been more relevant."
Hannah teaches Geography at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. She is a qualified teacher and Teach First ambassador. She holds a Geography degree and PGCE from University College London. Hannah works as a private tutor and is developing Key Stage 4 resources for The Golden Circle.
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George

"Successful History students are also successful human beings - informed, analytical and empathetic thinkers."
George is a qualified History and Politics teacher and received an 'Outstanding' rating for his PGCE teaching qualification. He has spent three years working at competitive London schools and supported students to achieve excellent grades in their History GCSE exams. George holds a BA in History and Politics from Edinburgh University and is studying for a postgraduate degree in Law.
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Nicole

"Religious Studies makes a key and unique contribution to understanding heritage and values."
Nicole graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Theology. Following this, she went on to complete her PGCE teaching qualification through the Teach First programme. She also holds a Masters in Leadership from University College London.
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Sam

"Knowledge of our environment and sustainable development is more important than ever before."
Sam qualified as a secondary Humanities teacher in 2017 through the Teach First programme. He has 3 years classroom experience teaching History and Geography and KS4 and 5. Sam holds a first class BA in History and Political Science from the University of Birmingham.
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Calum

“Geography leads to a greater understanding of cultures and societies worldwide.”
Calum is a Head of Geography at a school in South West London. He has eight years of teaching experience, specialising in Geography, and holds a PGCE from Exeter University. In addition to his role as a Geography teacher, Calum leads the school’s Gifted and Talented programme. He holds an BA and MA from the St Andrews University.
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Creative Arts

Martha

"As well enhancing creativity, the study of Music helps to develop memory skills and discipline."
Martha graduated from Durham University in 2010 with a degree in Music. Following this, she went on to complete her teaching qualifications through Teach First, Martha holds an MA in Transformational Leadership. Martha has since founded Mindful Music, a social enterprise which uses music to empower students with special educational needs and behavioural difficulties to manage their emotions.
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Hannah K

"Art encourages you use your imagination and express yourself creatively."
Hannah teaches in the History of Art department at Westminster School. She is an Art and Photography teacher with over three years of classroom experience, teaching students at GCSE and A level. Hannah holds a BA Art History and Curatorial Studies and first-class MA History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art.
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Ping

"Studying Music leads to becoming a creative, communicative and disciplined individual."
Ping holds a Music degree from the University of Bristol. Ping has tutored piano privately for the past 5 years and has successfully supported his students through practical examinations. Ping currently teaches Music across KS3 - KS5, as well as coordinating school concerts and peripatetic Music lessons.
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Primary & Common Entrance

Freddie

"If you don’t like reading, you just haven’t found the right book yet."
Freddie graduated from the University of Oxford in 2013 with a degree in Theology. Following this, he went on to complete his PGCE Primary teaching qualification through Teach First. Freddie is an experienced teacher with 4 years classroom experience, and 7 years tutoring experience.
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Giovanni

“Learning is about more than facts – creativity and critical thinking should be taught from the very beginning.”
Giovanni is a qualified Primary Teacher with two years of experience in the classroom. In addition to teaching a Year 5 class, Giovanni led the Computer Programming course and delivered Maths/Science cross curricula lessons. Giovanni now balances home schooling with education consultancy and resource development for Seneca Learning.
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Annette

"A real investment is nurturing young minds with the skills required to become an accomplished citizen."
Annette graduated with a degree in English in 2014. Following this, she went on to complete her PGCE teaching qualifications, specialising in Primary and Early Years education. Annette is an experienced teacher, with 6 years classroom experience. At her current school, Annette holds the position of Head of Phonics and Reading, as well as a KS1 classroom teacher.
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Emily

"The foundations built during a child’s primary education provide the skills and knowledge required to nurture a lifetime of learning."
Emily graduated from the University of Oxford in 2012 with a degree in Psychology. Following this, she went on to gain her PGCE teaching qualifications through the Teach First programme. Emily currently balances tutoring at The Golden Circle, with her role as a Year 2 classroom teacher at a North London school.
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Harriet

"Primary education provides a positive, safe and inspiring environment for children to learn and explore."
Harriet graduated with a degree in Sociology. Following this, Harriet completed her Primary PGCE teaching qualifications, through the Teach First programme. Harriet is an experienced KS1 and KS2 teacher, including extensive knowledge of SATS and entrance exam requirements.
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Sam D

"The development of cognitive, social, emotional, cultural and physical skills begins with primary education."
Sam graduated from the University of Nottingham with a first-class degree in History. Following this, he went on to complete his PGCE teaching qualification at University College London, through the Teach First programme. Sam is an experienced primary teacher, having taught across KS1 and KS2 at a North London primary school. He also holds the role of Head of History and Geography at his current school.
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Taryn

"Primary schools are incubators for the next generation of thinkers, leaders and innovators."
Taryn graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2011, before completing her teaching qualifications through the Teach First programme. Taryn holds 7 years experience as a Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classroom teacher. She has also held responsibilities such as Head of Maths and Reading Lead.
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Francesca

"Words are our most powerful tools, and English teaches us to use them not just for creativity, but for self-expression."
Francesca is a qualified English teacher and AQA GCSE English Examiner. She has been teaching for the past three years and now works as a private tutor full time, specialising in 7+ and 8+ exam preparation. She holds an English Literature degree from Leeds University.
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Amélie

"Growth mindsets are developed at an early age. I try to show children how mistakes are a chance to learn."
Amélie holds a degree in Anthropology from the University of Durham. Following this, she went on to complete her PGCE teaching qualifications through the Teach First programme. Amélie is a qualified Primary teacher, with classroom experience across Key Stage 1 and 2.
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Ellie

"To enjoy learning and develop a desire to continue learning is what education is all about."
Ellie graduated from the University of Nottingham and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from University College London. Following this, Ellie went on to complete her teaching qualification through the Teach First programme. She holds 2 years classroom experience, having taught across Year 2, 4 and 5.
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Alice M

"The classroom is a place for children to grow in confidence and independence on a daily basis."
Alice holds a BA English Literature and English Language from the University of Leeds. She currently works as a Year 1 classroom teacher and is completing her teaching qualifications through the Teach First programme. Prior to this, Alice gained extensive teaching experience in Singapore and Hong Kong.
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Beth

“Education enables students to find their own inspiration and motivations to learn, to carry them into the future.”
Beth qualified as a Primary Teacher through the Teach First programme in 2018. She has two years of teaching experience working with students at Key Stage 1 and 2. Beth holds a BA English Literature and French, and PGDE from UCL. She is pursuing an MA in Education and International Development.
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