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TEAM

“We inspire your child to learn outside the box. A team of specialist tutors”

We employ a range of tutors and mentors: primary and secondary school teachers, Masters, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. All our tutors and mentors are specialists.

Rafael Hernandez

Lead Education Advisor

Rafael is a versatile professional and an extremely accomplished educational leader. His success as a specialist in education and as a Head of School Improvement is characterised by his unceasing desire to improve the performance of all colleagues and students who come within his remit. Rafael is currently writing his doctoral thesis at University College London Institute of Education. His research interests are: social mobility, emotions and psychosocial experiences of groups within a learning environment.

Rafael’s engaging and practical approach equips tutors, mentors, subject teachers and school leaders with techniques that are manageable and proven to work to produce outstanding results. He proactively promotes outreach activities for children and teenagers by designing and delivering educational projects with an aim to bring school subjects to the ‘real world’.

Rafael is passionate about education; based on his core values and beliefs of smart learning, respect, confidence, ambition and resilience. He continues to build capacity and sustainability to raise standards and attainment in relation to workforce development by making educational settings an even more attractive place to work and by enhancing the reputation and effectiveness of schools.

Sian Chalkley

Lead STEM Advisor

Sian is a specialist in science education and a fully qualified teacher. She holds Masters in Science Education (University College London), a PGCE Science with Biology (University of Greenwich) and a BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences (University College London).

Sian is passionate about challenging students, use of mind-mapping to improve planning and organisation, learning styles and multiple intelligences, developing thinking skills, teaching and learning methods, enrichment activities and assessment for learning.

Sian currently coordinates weekly intervention strategies to raise attainment and progress and to inspire love for science among primary school students.

Sian is particularly interested in raising the standards of science education. Her most recent work has been sucessfully organising and structuring the curriculum and enrichment activities with the right balance between having fun and being highly educational. Additionally, Sian is currently implementing strategies to engage children through enrichment activities and subsequently improve attainment in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Camilla Bellotti

Executive Advisor

Camilla has a solid background in finance with origination, marketing and execution responsibility for corporate finance transactions covering the entire capital structure.
Camilla has a genuine personal interest in delivering the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning experience in a fun, non-traditional environment. She has dedicated part of her time to support educational initiatives aimed to strive children to achieve their maximum potential developing a growth mindset attitude for studies and in their approach to everyday’s life.
Camilla is now focusing on empowering the next generation of coders, app developers, game designers, engineers, and innovators, including her daughter. Chairman of a School PTA association, Camilla Supports Richer Education in institutional business development by reaching directly to schools, museums, parents associations and corporates within the education sector.

Dr Rebecca Holloway

Science Education Advisor

Rebecca has always been interested in the life sciences and in particular human cell and molecular biology. She gained a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Southampton and went on to study for a PhD in lung cell biology also at Southampton. She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London for several years investigating the role of white blood cells in chronic lung diseases. She has recently left academia and now works with schools to encourage students from all backgrounds to pursue the sciences at university. She is passionate about science communication and has experience of teaching all ages of student from Year 1 school pupils to undergraduate Medical and Biomedical Sciences university students. She has developed and delivered many age-appropriate scientific workshops and prides herself on her ability to explain difficult concepts to a younger audience.

Ayesha Khan

Science Mentor

Ayesha is currently studying for an MSc in Infection & Immunity at University College London with a solid foundation of knowledge in biological sciences. She recently graduated from Imperial College London with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences.

 

Ayesha have been involved in several research projects during her undergraduate degree, she developed a passionate interest in infection and immunity. Her research interests include controlling the activation of immune cells and immunotherapy to combat diseases including cancer.

 

Ayesha has experience tutoring science and maths students of varying ages – from primary school children to A Level and undergraduate students.

Agostino Stilli

Lead Robotics Advisor

Agostino is a 3rd year PhD student in Robotics at the Centre for Robotic Research at King’s College London. He has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc in Electrical and Automation Engineering (University of Florence, Italy).

 

Agostino’s research interests include: underwater robotics, soft robotics, variable stiffness mechanisms, surgical robotics and tactile sensing for robotics applications.

 

Agostino has more than eight years experience tutoring secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is also involved in several research projects funded by the European Commission, such as the SQUIRREL and the STIFF-FLOP FP7 projects.

Dr Ali Shafti

Lead Robotics Advisor

Ali is an accomplished researcher particularly in the field of Robotics and STEM in general. He has a PhD in Robotics, with focus on human-robot interaction, from King’s College London. Ali’s PhD research is built upon his background in Electronics Engineering, which was the subject of his MSc and BSc studies.

Ali’s scientific background is complemented by an equally extensive experience in teaching and education, across different levels ranging from young children to postgraduate students. He is enthusiastic about teaching the complex subjects within engineering to students with no prior background, through creative approaches and direct practical engagement with students.

Ali is currently a Research Associate within the Brain and Behaviour Laboratory of Imperial College London, where he researches on Robotics and Neurotechnology.