Skills Specialists

The CLASS Partnership Team of the independent academic and other skills specialists is shown below with brief biographies.

Please contact info.cambridgeenglishclass@gmail.com for further details.

Andrew Muston

Andrew Muston - Eur Ing MA MEng CEng FIChemE

Read Chemical Engineering at Peterhouse, Cambridge University, graduating in 1985.

A chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. Specialises in mathematics, sciences and engineering, as well as guidance on applying to UK Universities.

Director of Cambridge English CLASS.

Aiden

Aiden G. - MEng

Read Chemical Engineering at Jesus College, Cambridge University, graduating in 2016.

Specialises in mathematics, sciences and engineering, as well as guidance on applying to Oxbridge.

Alex

Alex B.

Since graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in English Literature in 2012, Alex has worked in a variety of roles in the education sector as a teacher, tutor, and educational consultant. He has taught English and Drama at an Eton group public school and has worked as a residential private tutor in the UK and overseas, at locations including Oxford, Cambridge, Moscow, and Shanghai, where he lived for two years.

Alex has dealt with students of all ages from six to eighteen and has extensive experience of working with students with Special Educational Needs and with students for whom English is a second language. He specialises in humanities subjects and is currently working towards an Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama at Northwestern University. He also holds an MA with Distinction in Text and Performance from the University of London and is a qualified TEFL teacher.

Alexandra

Alexandra C. P.

Alexandra is a second-year student reading Biological Natural Sciences at Cambridge University. She teaches GCSE and A-level specialising in Sciences (Biology and Chemistry) and English tuition. She also handles Oxbridge applications and school entrance preparation. During her degree, she has taken a paper in Social and Developmental Psychology and has extensive knowledge of children’s cognitive development. She is able to bring this expertise to her teaching to ensure all the material is understood. She is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese at the native speaker level.

Alison

Alison W.

Executive Assistant of Cambridge English CLASS.

Alison provides administrative support to the Managing Director. She also assists in many other areas such as creating teaching materials, managing CLASS's social media pages and the company webpage, and developing business strategies. 

She specialises in the Japanese Language and holds a first-class honours degree in Translation, Media and Modern Language Studies with a year abroad in Japan at Meiji University. She was awarded The Japanese Prize for the best performance in the final assessment of any Language and Communication Studies degree that includes Japanese Honours Language and also The Yakult Award for achieving 100% attendance over the course of study. She also achieved N1 level in the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) in 2019 which is the highest level.

Alison is fluent in Japanese, English, Cantonese, and Mandarin Chinese.

Caroline

Caroline B.

Culture and Conversation Specialist.

Ann and Caroline first met in April 1994 when Ann employed her as her Social Activities and Sports Assistant at Studio, Cambridge.

Caroline speaks French and has twice spent time living in France. The first time for 8 years and recently for 18 months, returning in December 2020.

She has extensive experience in guiding day and weekend trips to cultural and historical attractions in the UK and France. 

 

 

Chikashi

Chikashi S.

Mathematics and Statistics Specialist.

Oxford Graduate who arrived in the UK from Tokyo in 2012 to do (I)GCSEs and then A-Levels. 

Chikashi is well aware of the challenges international students face when accessing the rubric and vocabulary required in examination questions, making him an ideal mentor in Mathematics. He is very clear in explaining the steps needed to be successful in assessments. He is interested in AI and is currently exploring the possibilities of doing a PhD in this area.

Hannah

Hannah W.

Read Law at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, graduating in 2018.

A barrister practicing in family law.

Specialises in arts and humanities as well as applications and guidance on applying to UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Heidi

Heidi C.

Currently reading Japanese Studies at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

Heidi is passionate about the Japanese Language and has passed JLPT N3.

 

Dido

Dido O. - BA MPhil

Specialises in English, Primary stage education and preparation applying to UK schools. Tutor at Cambridge English CLASS.

Read Primary Education with English Specialism at Reading University, followed by a Masters in Critical Approaches to Children's Literature at Downing College, Cambridge University, graduating in 2017.

Dido pursued her passions for Children's Literature, Art and Design by subsequently becoming a Marketing Designer in children's publishing. Throughout her studies and working life she has continued teaching in Primary and Secondary school settings, as well as 1-1 tutoring weekly and in intensive blocks. She has been working with CLASS since 2015.

 

Helene

Helene P. - MA Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales

Read Law at Robinson College, Cambridge University, graduating in 1983.

A practising solicitor in the City of London (specialising in Financial Services). Specialises in law and in cultural aspects of London, particularly theatre, art, museums and sightseeing.

John

John S. -MA MPhil (Cantab)

Read Economics and Management Studies at Wolfson College, Cambridge University, graduating in 2007, and took a graduate degree in 2008 reading Industrial Systems and Management at Darwin College, Cambridge University.

Specialises in Economics, Mathematics, Business, Oxbridge Entrance, entry to Independent Schools. and University applications.

Julie

Julie H. - B.Ed (Hons), M.Phil (Cantab)

Academic Skills and Humanities Specialist.

Julie read History and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge and has a Master’s degree from King’s College Cambridge. At Cambridge she took up rowing and has represented England and Scotland internationally, competed at Henley Royal Regatta and various international events in the USA and Europe. She is a British Rowing qualified. She has taught in both state and independent schools in most age groups, co-educationally and single sex and has extensive experience in SEN: Dyslexia, ASD, ADD, ADHD and various processing and behavioural issues. She has been a Senior Housemistress and was also head of Boarding at Bell Bedgebury International School. She has qualifications in advanced counselling skills and supports CLASS students in History at any level, all core subjects to Common Entrance and RE, English, Economics and Geography to GCSE. She has also taught critical thinking and specialises in essay technique and personal statements for University applications. She undertakes guardianship work for Cambridge Guardian Angels, one of our partners and specialises in pastoral care and supporting children new to the boarding experience. She also works at the Faculty of Education at Cambridge University, in the Education Reform and Innovation team alongside coaching rowing and tutoring.

Mary

Mary T.

Read English Literature and Language at Oxford University, graduating in 2016 with a First Class BA.

Completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Manchester, with a distinction. Awarded the PFD prize for best dissertation.

Specialises in English Literature, English Language and Philosophy and Ethics. Also provides guidance for personal statements and applying to universities.

Oliver

Oliver C. - MEng, BA

STEM Specialist.

A recent Cambridge graduate who read Chemical Engineering.

As an international student, Oli fully understands the cultural, language, and academic challenges that you might be facing. He can provide tutoring on STEM subjects, individual support (academic and cultural), and Oxbridge interview preparation, in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Zara

Zara J. - PhD FIBMS

STEM and English for Academic Purposes Specialist.

Zara has over 20 years’ experience teaching EFL and English for Academic Purposes, and over 15 years’ scientific research experience. She also has a background in linguistics and natural sciences, a proven record of communicating complex concepts clearly and succinctly, and a highly professional approach incorporating excellent organisational and inter-personal skills.