Secondary School - KS3 (Years 7&8 Specialist)

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.

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

Ms. GeorgieRobertson tutors up to A-level Maths and Chemistry and up to GCSE maths and triple science (biology, chemistry and physics) She holds the following qualifications/certificates:


  • 2i Msc in Material Sciences

  • A-levels: Chemistry (A*) and Maths (A*), Physics (A*), Philosophy (A).

  • GCSEs: A* Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Religious Studies, Design & Technology, French, English Literature, Latin. A in English Language and Additional Maths. 

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Georgie enjoys helping her students discover a passion for their scientific and mathematical studies, she has been tutoring privately over this past year. With modules in chemistry, maths and physics in her undergraduate degree, she has a practical and interdisciplinary approach to making sure the curriculum is well understood.  She is currently tutoring alongside studying for a PhD in Materials Science at Cambridge University. 

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

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. 

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

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.  

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

Mr Oliver Brown tutors up to AS level maths and physics and up to GCSE maths, biology, physics and chemistry & Key stage three maths and science for Cambridge Online Tuition. He holds the following qualifications:

  • A-levels: Maths, Further Maths, Physics and History. (Predicted A*).

  • GCSEs: 6 grade 9s in English, Maths and Triple Science, 2 grade 8s and 2 grade 7s. 

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths and Physics 

Oliver has been tutoring over the last year face to face in his spare time whilst studying for his A-levels. In particular, he has a lot of experience with KS3 and GCSE. Oliver enjoys seeing students learn, especially in subjects he had a real passion for and has a great ability to motivate students, seeing them through any frustrations they may be having. Like Dr Brown, Oliver ensures he explains concepts from the beginning and believes laying the foundations is essential before building on the more challenging concepts. He is in the process of completing his A-level at Hill road sixth form college and so is up to date with current UK maths and science syllabus. In the future, Oliver is planning on applying for maths at a top university in the UK. In his spare time, Oliver enjoys playing drums in two bands, the Karma Violets and Influx of Insanity which makes for a nice break from his academic life. 

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

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

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. 

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

Mr James Tunnicliffe-Wilson tutors up to AS level maths and physics and GCSE double/triple chemistry/biology. He holds the following qualifications:

  • A-levels: Maths, further maths, physics and history (predicted A*).

  • GCSEs: 7 9s at GCSE including core sciences + maths. 8s in computer science and astronomy, with 13 GCSEs at level 7 and above. 

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths & physics

James has a strong academic background, studying maths, further maths, physics and history A levels at Hills Road sixth form college. He also has experience tutoring family and close friends for their GCSEs. James uses his personal experience with the new GCSE and A level specifications to tutor in maths and science. He uses his understanding of, and passion for, these subjects to build a bedrock of core concepts which can then be expanded on to stretch tutees and help them move forward with their learning. He is planning to carry on tutoring while studying  economics at a Russell group university next year.

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

Ms Szilvia Rosental tutors up to AS level maths and English and GCSE double/triple science. She holds the following qualifications:

  • A-levels:  Maths, further maths, English Literature and Spanish (Predicted A*)

  • GCSEs: Straight set of 11 grade 9s and an A in additional maths

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths & Science

Szilvia understands from personal experience the importance of balancing theoretical knowledge with practice questions when preparing for exams. She incorporates this into her tutoring, helping tutees both further their learning and prepare for the format of the exams, introducing more complicated concepts and questions to stretch tutees where necessary. She tries to link concepts to real-life examples and point out strategies for remembering key pieces of information as much as possible. Her strong academic background and experience from tutoring peers and family for GCSEs help her approach the material from a learner’s perspective and structure sessions accordingly. Szilvia is planning to study economics at a Russell Group university from 2021.

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

Mr Mahdi Khademi tutors up to AS level maths and biology and chemistry and GCSE double/triple chemistry/biology. He holds the following qualifications:

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

  • GCSEs: A* Chemistry & physics, A Biology & Maths - 10 in total A*-C.

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2020)

  • Specialism: Maths & Science

Mahdi enjoys learning about the sciences and maths and using his passion to teach them. He believes learning the theory of the subject is equally as important as doing exam practice and tries to incorporate that within his lessons. He is good at explaining complex concepts and at giving revision techniques. He has mentored A-Level chemistry students in the past and recently started privately tutoring. He is currently tutoring KS3 and KS4 students for Cambridge Online. Madhi plans to study chemical engineering at University in 2021. 

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

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

  • Valid Enhanced DBS (2021)

  • 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.

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

Ms Hollymae Moulden tutors up to AS Level English Language and Literature, as well as up to AS level Business. She holds the following qualifications:

  • A-levels: Combined English, Business, Media, predicted A* and two As.

  • GCSEs: Grades 9 – 6, including a 9 in English Language.

  • Valid enhanced DBS (2021)

  • Specialism: English

Holly spent three years volunteering at her local library, assisting children with reading, which gave a keen insight into how children enjoy learning. Aiding various peers with their subjects gave her further insight into teenagers and how they learn best. Studying Combined English makes her well-equipped to be able to tutor both Language and Literature. She is passionate about the subject also, which makes it easy to enthuse students about what they are learning. After completing her A-levels at Hills Road, she hopes to go on to a degree apprenticeship in publishing.

Secondary School - KS3 Specialist

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.

Secondary School - GCSE and A-level specialist

Mr Andres Khan tutors maths and science GCSE and A-level for Cambridge Online Tuition. He holds the following qualifications:


A-levels: Maths (A*), further maths (A*), physics (A*) & computer science (A*)

GCSEs: 6 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s including 9s in Maths & triple Science. 

Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

Specialism: Maths & Science

Andres is a 2020 sixth form graduate with a strong passion for maths and sciences, wanting to help all kinds of students improve their abilities in these subjects and thus getting better grades. He has been a tutor since 2018 and taught a range of students, from primary school all the way to year 13 and gap year students. Andres bases his lessons on doing past papers or questions from recommended sources so that students learn exactly what is required to maximise their marks in the exam. He puts emphasis on ensuring the student truly understands all the concepts behind each answer so that they don't feel like they memorising and regurgitating.