Profiles of Some of our Great Tutors

SAFINA IQBAL

DOB 1991

Available for: BIOLOGY to A level.

Chemistry, physics, combined science and foundation and higher maths to GCSE

Also primary maths and science.

Qualifications: PGCE secondary biology/sciences specialism MMU University

Biomedical Science Honours degree (BSc)

I am a Dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven teacher with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. An accommodating and versatile individual with the talent to develop inspiring hands lessons, which will capture a child’s imagination breed success.

Experience: Recently teaching in school as a lead practitioner and I have had 5 years’ experience teaching science and maths and 2 years’ experience as a GCSE examiner for biology, chemistry and physics. I have also had 6 years’ experience in improving scores and targets by at least 2 grades progress in tuition. 

Currently teaching A level biology at a local tuition centre which is Ofsted approved and examination certified.
 I have had previous experience in working in one of Manchester’s top independent schools, covering the core and additional AQA curriculum. I am also able to teach other mainstream exam boards.

I have worked with SEN children before in schools and have extensive experience.  It is something I do enjoy.

Lastly, I am highly skilled in adapting to students diverse learning styles, having previously worked in Essa Academy and taught the Segue and Cook Curriculum.

Testimonial from clients:

15th July 2022

A Level Biology

Safina was excellent, she listened to my son about the subjects he needed to cover and tailored her teaching style to make sure she fitted the maximum amount of information in because exams were imminent.  I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a Biology teacher.  Thanks again - Becca

29 November 2020

A Level Biology

Safina has been great and so helpful in terms of helping me understand A level Biology. She teaches in an informative yet comfortable way that has resulted in Biology now being my favourite subject. I've gone up a whole grade and I couldn't have done it without her.

Thank you, Nawaal

 

FIONA THOMAS

DOB 1951

Qualifications:  Degree in History of Art.  PGCE.

I am a newly retired English teacher living in South Manchester with my Maths teacher husband and have 3 grown up sons.

I have had long experience of teaching in various contexts ranging from; special needs pupils in primary and secondary schools; adult learners in Further Education through to extensive private tuition in English.

I consider that I am very approachable and feel that it is very important to form a good relationship with anyone I teach.  In the first lesson, I carefully assess the tutee in order to know their strengths and weaknesses, discuss what they hope to achieve from lessons with me and give them an honest idea of what I consider to be achievable. I believe strongly in well directed and individualised learning which is thorough but fun.  I always set homework which is marked scrupulously and this often forms a part of the next lesson.  I have access to a large range of study material and to numerous past papers if required.

 

 

SUJA VARGHESE

D.O.B.  1968

Qualifications

Masters degree English Language and Literature

Bachelors Degree in Education

Post Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Practice.

Qualified Teacher (QTS)

Experience

My experience includes:

 13 yrs of teaching in a Primary setting within KS1 & KS2 curriculum in a permanent role.

 Currently teaching 16+ students at Manchester College.

Previously Support for Learning Teacher

Supply Teacher

RACHEL LASHAM

Available for French and German tuition for children and adults of all levels, including GCSE and A level, as well as English as a foreign language, both online and face to face.

BA Joint Honours Degree in French and German from the University of Durham and PGCE in Modern Languages (qualified teacher status), CELTA qualification for English language teaching.

Formerly Head of French at Bolton School Girls’ Division and Head of Modern Languages at Abbey College Manchester, I have taught in comprehensive, independent schools, a girls’ grammar school, Sixth Form Colleges and a language academy.  

Proven track record of enabling all my students to meet personal and academic goals, achieved by building positive relationships and developing linguistic skill and confidence in all learners.

I provide a range of learning experiences and deliver my teaching through engaging activities to ensure that all learners remain challenged and make excellent progress in relation to their abilities.

 
   

 

 

HANNAH WILES

I am a fully qualified primary school teacher with over six years’ experience teaching in Manchester schools, working with all year groups from reception to year six. For the past two years I have also worked as a private tutor which I now do full time, relishing the opportunity to work one to one with individual children, tailoring the teaching to that child’s learning style and so ensuring the child makes the best possible progress to succeed in school. 

My years in teaching mean I am very aware of the progression and attainment expected at all ages within the primary school setting, and whilst I am now a full-time tutor, I keep up to date with all aspects of the national curriculum.

As a teacher and a tutor, I have been described during lesson observations and through parents’ feedback as having a calm demeanour and positive attitude.  I do strongly believe in being positive to raise children’s self-esteem and so make learning an enjoyable experience. It is a privilege to see the children I tutor gain in confidence and knowledge through my tailored help and support.

I recently worked with two girls who both got into Withington School for Girls

Message from Client.:

November 2019

Primary (yr 6) maths tuition

Hannah has been really great with Morgan.  She is very approachable and has discussed his needs with us.  She does push him hard and he is working on things with her that he hasn’t covered fully at school which has also helped at school in return.  I have requested homework for him which she has provided each week and when he has struggled with it, she has gone through it with him and stayed at that level and not moved on to the next level with him until she feels he has a better understanding.  I would recommend her as she is patient but pushes him, has a good sense of humour, talks at his level and discusses progress with us.

Corienne

 

 

 

SADHIV MAHANDRU

DOB 1972

With a passion for mathematics and teaching, I am able to help students understand the subject and expand their skills and knowledge. All lessons are tailored to meet the needs of the student.

I am a fully qualified teacher of mathematics. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from The University of Liverpool and I hold the PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) from The University of Huddersfield. 

I can provide effective tuition one to one or online using an online interactive whiteboard.

I have very strong communication skills and I have the ability to explain mathematical concepts clearly. Maths is not difficult; it is all about following a set of patterns and this is what I explain to students. 

 I have co-authored a iGCSE revision guide for Hodder available 2019

 

 

LORRAINE BYRNE

Qualifications:  PGCE. MTL (Degree of Masters in Teaching and Learning)

I am an experienced and enthusiastic primary teacher who has taught every age group.  I am particularly experience at KS2 and have taught Year 6 for a number of years, so am well practiced at SATs preparation.  I know how to work with your child to identify their learning needs and how to plan and resource sessions to assist children in reaching their learning potential.