We currently have two tutors working for the organisation.
- Mr William Cuming
B.Sc., P.G.C.E. specialising in all three Science and Mathematics at Key Stages 2, 3, and 4, (i.e. from age 10 to GCSE).
- Ms Sarah Cuming
B.A, M.A. specialising in Key Stage 4 and A-level English Literature, Key Stage 4 English Language, and creative writing.
Mr William Cuming
William obtained his B.Sc. (Zoology) honours degree from Leeds University in 1977, where he specialised in Biomechanics. See, for example, http://jeb.biologists.org/content/74/1/75.1.full.pdf
He then obtained computer programming qualifications and worked in the financial services industry, latterly as a project manager. He subsequently went on to work at NATS on technical projects. He returned to university in 2009 and obtained his PGCE teaching qualification in 2010. Since that time he worked at Woodlands Community College in Southampton until July 2014.
William is an experienced teacher who is particularly adept at helping students who are struggling with a whole subject or just a topic, or who are disaffected by the subjects or the school system, or who have learnt to fear failure through the constant assessment regime. William instils confidence by identifying and plugging gaps in knowledge and understanding, and giving the students the tools to solve problems with ease.
William has a wide range of interests, besides science and technology, such as Roman history, Napoleonic Wars history, gardening and nature studies. Allied with his work experience, he has a very wide knowledge base, and a good understanding of how topics which might appear to sit in isolation are linked, and so is able to make the subjects more relevant.
Please ask if you would like to see CRB/DBS checks, references, documentary proof of qualifications and insurances.
Ms Sarah Cuming
Sarah obtained her B.A. (English Literature) Honours from The University of Warwick in 2010, followed by her M.A. (Writing) in 2012. She has run creative writing workshops for Year 3 pupils with the Warwick Writing Project in Schools as part of her Masters course, and volunteered with the Coventry Write On! Young Writers’ Group run by Writing West Midlands. She has had a number of short stories published, such as “The Star Worker”, part of the Fusion anthology raising money for the World Cancer Research Fund. She was also the winner of the 2013 Momaya short story competition.
Sarah is also an accomplished artist.
Please ask if you would like to see CRB/DBS checks, references, documentary proof of qualifications.