Primary School Specialist - KS1, KS2 & SATs

Mrs Marie Shortland specialises in primary school and special educational needs tutoring, including Year 2 and Year 6 SATs prep. She also tutors maths, English and science up to Year 9.


  • Post Graduate Diploma Education of the Hearing Impaired – Distinction, University of Hertfordshire

  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education – primary age range specialism, University of Hertfordshire

  • BSc Psychology (Zoology subsidiary) – 2.i with honours, University of Hull

  • A Level equivalent – BTEC Level 3 Medical Laboratory Sciences (Distinction), Paddington College

  • 26 years teaching experience across KS1 to KS3 – both private and state schools, including working as a Teacher of the Deaf for 2 years

  • Trained 1-to-1 tutor – three years face to face 1-to-1 tutoring at KS3

  • 11 years private tutoring experience – including 4 years online tutoring

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate 2021

  • Safeguarding and e-learning trained

  • Specialism: KS1 and KS2 English, maths and science; SATs prep


Having been a dedicated, highly successful teacher in primary schools for 23 years across all year groups and in a wide variety of roles, including curriculum management and leadership, Marie brings a wealth of experience, expertise and skill to all aspects of her tutoring. She assesses students’ needs continuously, plans tailored tutoring programmes for each unique student and delivers interactive, motivating and engaging lessons. She fills ‘gaps’ in both learning and understanding quickly, building a solid foundation, enabling students to move forward confidently with a deeper understanding. Having taught the full current school curriculum, she uses the same strategies children use in school every day, maximising learning. Marie is brilliant at explaining difficult concepts clearly using pictures, video and real life examples. Marie’s passion outside of teaching is hiking in all terrains and all weathers and completed the Three Peaks Challenge three years ago. She is currently working on her fourth virtual hiking challenge of 2020.

Primary School Specialists - KS2&SATs  

Miss Shamaila Hussain tutors up to A-level maths and triple science (biology, chemistry and physics) and up to GCSE English. She holds the following qualifications/certificates:


  • A-levels: Biology (A), Chemistry (A*) and Maths (A*), Physics (A), further maths (B). 

  • GCSEs: 9As and 1 A*

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Shamaila is a computer science graduate. She studied biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and further mathematics at A level. She has been tutoring for 6 years and specialises in tutoring English (up to GCSE), mathematics (up to A level), chemistry (up to A level), physics (up to A level), biology (up to A level) and computer science/programming (up to degree level). Shamaila tutors a wide range of children from primary, secondary and A-level. She is very good at communicating with all ages and presenting information at the appropriate level. She builds up from foundations, is patient and methodical in her approach.  

Primary School Specialists - KS2 SATs 

Mr James Desmet tutors up to A-level maths, biology and chemistry and up to GCSE maths, biology, chemistry and physics. He holds the following qualifications/certificates:


  • A-levels: Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*) and Maths (A*)

  • GCSEs: 9 GCSEs A*-C

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths and Chemistry


James has been privately tutoring for the past two years and has a passion for  sciences and maths. He is currently tutoring a year 6 SATs prep group as well as many GCSE and A-level students.

He enjoys helping young people learn and sharing his knowledge and techniques with others. James is also very good at giving exam advice and study techniques.  

James is studying Chemistry at Imperial University and tutoring alongside his degree. 

Primary School Specialists - KS2  

Ms Sara Morsi tutors up to GCSE maths and Science and up to primary level English for Cambridge Online Tuition. She holds the following qualifications:

  • A-levels: Biology (B), Chemistry (B) and English Literature (B)

  • GCSEs: 12A*-B grades

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths, English and Science

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Having completed a Masters degree in pharmacy and with A levels in Biology, Chemistry and English Literature. Sara has in-depth knowledge and skills in the core subjects; Science, English, and Maths which she is passionate about sharing with others through tutoring. She takes pride in preparing and delivering interesting and interactive sessions to students of various ages to empower them to learn and achieve their goals. She also enjoys advising and mentoring prospective and current pharmacy students who are at university in a variety of areas, such as clinical topics and pharmaceutical calculations to securing and preparing for pharmacy placements and the pre-registration trainee year. 

Primary School Specialists - KS2  

Ms Naomi Vince tutors up to GCSE maths, science and English Language. She holds the following qualifications:

  • A-levels: Maths, History and Classical Civilisation (Predicted A*)

  • GCSEs: 8 grade 9s, including maths, English, physics and biology, and 2 grade 8s, including chemistry

  • Enhanced DBS - PENDING

  • Specialism: Maths

Naomi has a passion for studying both science and humanities subjects and utilises this passion to help motivate and encourage learning in others. She understands the importance of learning different methods and strategies for answering questions as well as tailoring her tutoring to ensure the best understanding of the student. She has experience tutoring family at the KS2 and KS3 level as well as close friends at GCSE. Naomi is planning to study Law with a focus on International Law at a Russell Group University from 2021.

Primary School Specialists - KS2  

Miss Sadiya Khan tutors up to KS3 in English, maths, science, business and IT for Cambridge Online Tuition. She holds the following qualifications:


Degree: First Class Hons Degree in Business Information Technology.

Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

Specialism: English, Maths, Science, Business and IT.

Sadiya is a business and information technology graduate who achieved the top marks out of all students in her course. She is a hardworking and motivated tutor with her specialisms being in English, maths, science, business and IT up to KS3 level. She is always well prepared before every lesson and ensures all resources are engaging and interactive. Sadiya is a good communicator and ensures all students understand the topic by checking throughout the lesson and reviewing after the lesson.