A committed student at school, gaining all As and A*s at GCSE and straight As at A-Level, Victoria then headed to Durham University to study English. A passion for the subject led her to pursue a career as a teacher, where she spent two years working in the UK and gaining a PGCE whilst employed as a teacher.
Ally graduated with a First Class degree in Psychology and qualified as as an outstanding Primary teacher through the prestigious Teach First programme (a fast-track teacher training scheme for high-achieving graduates). Ally obtained the highest-possible ratings for her teaching from Ofsted, due to the exceptional progress her pupils made.
Laura studied History at Newcastle University and went on to complete the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development programme in 2015, successfully achieving 'outstanding' in her PGCE from UCL Institute of Education. Laura has taught for a number of years within an academy in London, where she demonstrated commitment in dedication to supporting children's academic development.
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).
Claire is a qualified teacher with 14 years of experience, having obtained her teaching certificate from the University of Cambridge in 2004. She taught in primary schools in the Cambridge area for several years, before working for VSO, conducting professional development activities for teachers in Malawi, East Africa.
Pamela is an experienced teacher and has taught in leading independent and state schools such as Kendrick School and Reading School. She has tutored privately for twenty years and has successfully prepared students for the English components of the Common Entrance at 11+ and 13+ and has a strong track record in helping students achieve their goals for GCSE and A-Level English Literature and Language exams.