Secondary School - KS3 (Years 7&8 Specialist)

Mrs Marie Shortland is a qualified teacher who specialises in primary school and special educational needs tutoring, including Year 2 and Year 6 SATs prep and the 11+/13+ common entrance exams. She also tutors key stage 3 maths, English and science. 


  • 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/common entrance exam 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 has many years experience preparing children for Statutory Assessments Tests for English, science and maths at ages 7, 11 and 13. She also has some experience preparing children for Common Entrance Tests. Her depth and breadth of experience with Standard Assessment Tests over many years, can be easily applied to Common Entrance since they are very similar in the subject matter and concepts covered, as well as in the way in which they are assessed.

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

Ms. GeorgieRobertson tutors up to A-level Maths and Chemistry and up to GCSE maths and science. She holds the following qualifications/certificates:


  • Degree: 2.i Msc in Material Sciences - University of Cambridge

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

  • GCSEs: A* in 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 the last couple of years. 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 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 several 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 science (biology, chemistry and physics), and up to GCSE English. She holds the following qualifications/certificates:


  • Degree: BSc (Hons) Computer science - University of Brighton (2020)

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

  • GCSEs: 9As and 1 A*

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths and English KS2 and SATs prep

Shamaila studied biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and further mathematics at A level. She has been tutoring each of these subjects up to A-level standard for 6 years and is also capable of tutoring computer science/programming (up to degree level). Shamaila is very good at communicating with children of all ages and presenting information at the appropriate level. She builds up from foundations, is patient and methodical in her approach. Although Shamaila is highly academic in the core subjects, she has an amazing ability to communicate with secondary school students by keying into watch engages them in real-life and using this to help them with their maths and English skills. 

Primary School Specialists - KS2  

Ms Yasmin Vince tutors up to GCSE English, Maths and Science. She holds the following qualifications:

  • A-levels: English Language & Literature (A*), Politics (A*) and History (A)

  • GCSEs: 11 GCSEs, all grades 8-9, including 9s in Maths, English Literature and Chemistry and 8s in English Language, Biology and Physics.

  • Valid Enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: English

Yasmin loves learning and helping others to learn. She understands the importance of making learning enjoyable and uses various techniques to install this in her tutoring sessions. Having experience as both a tutee and a tutor of family and friends, Yasmin is in the best position to tailor her tutoring to the student and ensure the session caters to their academic needs and best method of learning. After completing her A-levels at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Yasmin has begun studying Politics & International Relations at university. Yasmin explains all concepts clearly to the students so they can understand why you may choose a particular method for answering an exam-style question. 

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. Sara is passionate about sharing with others through tutoring and takes pride in preparing and delivering interesting and interactive sessions to students of various ages to empower them to learn and achieve their goals. Sara is very understanding that every child learns differently and in order to achieve their full potential, you need to understand how that child learns and in turn, improve their confidence. 

Secondary School - KS3, GCSE and A-level  

Mr James Tunnicliffe-Wilson tutors up to AS level maths and physics and GCSE chemistry and 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.

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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  

Miss Aru Sinha tutors up to GCSE maths, biology, chemistry and physics. She holds the following qualifications:


  • A-levels: Maths, Further maths, computer science and economics (Predicted A*)

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

  • Valid Enhanced DBS (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths

Aru has been tutoring privately for over two years and specialises in maths. Aru enjoys working with students and ensures that they have a solid foundation of knowledge which can be built upon before exploring different topics. As someone who tries to engage her students as much as possible, Aru plans her lessons in a way that they contain different types and levels of questions. Not only does the practice help solidify students’ understanding, it is a more active form of learning. This makes learning more efficient and effective. For topics that are difficult to grasp, Aru uses real-world examples to illustrate concepts and breaks the topic down into smaller steps. Drawing parallels to the real world make the concepts easier to remember, while breaking ideas down often make them simpler to understand. Having plenty of exam experience herself, Aru teaches plenty of effective revision techniques and exam technique. 

Secondary School - KS3 Specialist

Ms 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 with Honours in Business Information Technology - Kingston University (2015). 

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: English, maths and science

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, and science up to KS3 level. She is always well prepared before every lesson and ensures all resources are engaging and interactive. Her PowerPoints are particularly engaging and allow the student to really get involved and engaged with the topic in question. Sadiya is a good communicator and ensures all students understand the topic by checking throughout the lesson and reviewing after the lesson. She always provides a 10 minutes recap at the beginning of the next lessons to ensure all concepts are solidified. 

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.

Secondary School - KS3 and GCSE level specialist

Ms Lyra Whyte tutors maths up to AS level and science up to KS3. She holds the following qualifications:

  • GCSEs range from 9-6, including 9 in maths, 8 in physics and 7s in chemistry and biology and A in further maths

  • A Levels - Maths, history and politics (A*AA prediction).

  • Valid enhanced DBS certificate (2021)

  • Specialism: Maths 

Lyra has a real passion for maths and enjoys helping others discover this too. She has experience tutoring family and close friends for their GCSEs and has just finished A-Levels at hills road sixth form college. Lyra thinks it is important to have a firm grasp of the basic principles in order to fully understand more complex concepts in maths and science. She will work closely and carefully to build your confidence and ensure you have a comprehensive understanding in a topic and then help you apply your knowledge to feel comfortable and assured in answering exam questions. She will tailor her tutoring to a style that best suits you and your learning needs. Lyra is taking a gap year to teach herself Russian and Data science and plans to go to a Russel-group university to read PPE in September 2022. She will continue tutoring throughout her gap year and degree.