Hafsa completed her PGCE at the IOE in London, completing her teaching practice at two state-schools in Camden and Harrow. She then took up a full-time teaching and Head of House post at Harris Westminster Sixth Form, a new school set up in 2014 as a joint initiative between Westminster School and the Harris Federation to make a Westminster-style education available to London's brightest and most able students.
Throughout academic study, Tim has continually set himself high expectations; he achieved nearly all A* grades at GCSE, and secured a high International Baccalaureate result that enabled him to study English at the University of Exeter. He fully applied himself at degree level, enjoying the diverse and challenging modules (as well as his year abroad focusing on North American literature in Canada), and he was very pleased to ultimately be awarded a First-Class Honours classification.
Emma teaches at the selective Notting Hill and Ealing High School (GDST), teaching Year 7 to Year 13, including Cambridge IGCSE English Literature and English Language, as well as both English Literature and English Language A Levels (OCR and AQA boards respectively). She prepares students for English degrees and Oxbridge entrance through enrichment sessions and mock interviews, and advises her Sixth Form tutor group on university entrance.
John has tutored privately for 11 years. After a bachelor's degree in biomedical science, he starting tutoring during his time as a classroom teacher of physics at Mascalls School in Kent, where he was also teacher in charge of physics, continuing throughout his master's and PhD studies in linguistics.
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.
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.
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).