The hallmark of every great institution are the brilliant minds making it all come together like clockwork. The visionaries and the mavericks.
The can-doers and go-getters. The ones who go all the way.
And our story is no different…
The faculty at GoSchool are as much teachers as they are confidants, mentors, and motivators.
Mr. Sam Blakeley is a UK-based teacher with over a decade of experience in the classroom. He has predominantly taught Psychology throughout this time, though also has experience of several other subjects, including Sociology, English as an additional language, and the Extended Project Qualification. Alongside his classroom teaching, Sam has over a decade of experiencing in 1:1 and small group tutoring, the bulk of which has been delivered online since 2019.
Sam has held permanent, full-time teaching roles at a prestigious grammar school in Yorkshire for seven years, and prior to this taught in an aspirational academy in north London. The combination of experiences from these institutions, as well as his extensive tutoring experience, has given Sam a plethora of pedagogical skills and an ability to adapt to all learning styles and capabilities.
Sam prefers an exam-focused, individualised approach to education. He likes to train his students to think like an examiner and to be entirely comfortable with the examination format and its many quirks.
Harrogate Grammar School, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (2016-) – Teacher of Psychology, with some experience of teaching Sociology, EPQ and Business Studies.
The Crest Academies, Brent, London (2013-2016) – Teacher in charge of Psychology, with some experience of teaching Sociology, English and Religious Studies.
Private Tutor (2012-) – 1:1 and small-group tutoring, predominantly of Psychology, with some experience of tutoring EPQ and English as an additional language.
Qualifications and Education
Mr. Hywel Bennett is a highly experienced British educational practitioner with over 35 Years of experience in the UK and overseas teaching, and has led learning in China, Nigeria, Germany, and Kuwait with a wide range of curricula. He has completed his MA in Education (Leadership and Management) and is a specialist teacher of English and history, including A Level with an exemplary record of success at the top level.
Mr. Bennett has been providing top quality online teaching to classes and individuals, and passionately believes that teaching should engage all learners, thereby promoting student academic excellence.
As an Edexcel examiner he has great insight into the philosophy of this fine program of study.
With him being on our GoSchool team, we strive to achieve academic excellence and provide education to our students with an experience of a lifetime.
Newbridge Comprehensive School, Newbridge, Gwent, UK
British Constitution, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Geology, History, Law, Mathematics
Coleg Gwent, Cross Keys, Newport, Gwent, UK History (A), British Constitution (B)
Hull University, UK History and Politics (2.1)
Manchester Polytechnic (now Manchester Metropolitan University), UK History (Secondary) with English as a Second Language
Open University, U K Pass with Merit (focusing on the cultural context of leadership strategies in Chinese Schools) TOEFL/TESOL 120 Hour Teaching Certificate World TEFL Academy
Embedding English in the Curriculum – Dipont, China 2018
Mr Parth Nissar
Mr. Parth Nissar, an accomplished Chemistry educator, served as the HHOD of Checkpoint Chemistry at VIBGYOR HIGH from 2020 to 2023. As the In-charge of the External Exam Committee, he contributed to the Cambridge Curriculum’s success. A dynamic member of various committees, including the Social Responsibility Club, Disciplinary Committee, and Climate Academy, Mr. Nissar demonstrated leadership as the In Charge of Air House.
In his previous role as a Chemistry Professor at BILLABONG HIGH (2017-2020), he engaged in impactful teacher training workshops by DOW Chemical International Pvt Ltd. and the Central Board of Secondary Education, Pune. Mr. Nissar’s teaching approach emphasized hands-on experiments, PowerPoint presentations, and mnemonics to instill a positive attitude towards scientific processes. His commitment to student success was evident through high participation rates in national STEM competitions.
Ms. Smita has been an accomplished Biology educator at Rustomjee Cambridge International School and Junior College (Dahisar) since 2014, specializing in IGCSE and A levels. With a passion for creating engaging learning experiences, she focuses on secondary section students (VIII, IX, X, AS, and A levels).
Ms. Smita excels in crafting effective lesson plans, designing engaging activities, and managing co-curricular events like MISA Synergy, Reverberations, GSL, and City as Lab Projects. Beyond education, she brings valuable industry experience, having trained at Ajanta Pharmaceuticals and worked as an analyst at Nandkishor Pvt. Ltd. and Marico Pvt. Ltd.
After graduating in Geography from Hull University 20 years ago, Alexia qualified as a teacher and has worked in both State and Independent education and has been Deputy Head in two Independent Schools.
With a personalised, flexible and affordable approach, Alexia is dedicated to helping students understand and excel in the Geography. She has worked with students across the UK, in China, Kenya and Switzerland. I have experience of 1:1 and group tutoring, both online and face to face. My aim is for students to enjoy learning whilst developing understanding and improving exam technique.
In addition to working in school education, Alexia has been tutoring for many years and is also a senior A Level examiner in Physical Geography for the AQA exam board.
Med – Masters in Educational Leadership, University of Buckingham
MA Geography in Education, Institute of Education (now UCL)
PGCE – University of Reading BSc (Hons) Geography – Hull University
Welcome to GoSchool, a place where education is an enriching adventure! I’m Shaheen Shaikh, a dedicated educator with a wealth of experience that I’m eager to share with our dynamic learning community. Holding a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology Degree, CTET qualification, Diploma in School Management. B.Ed. in English & Psychology and recognized as a Cambridge Assessment Specialist (Psychology) by Cambridge University Press & Assessment, I am deeply committed to fostering academic excellence.
My journey includes serving as a Psychology and Sociology Teacher for ISC, A Level and IBDP at a renowned international school. My diverse experience also includes roles as a Counsellor and Psychology Teacher at a CBSE-affiliated school. I’ve been practicing as a Therapist since 2020, providing invaluable support to individuals seeking guidance.
At GoSchool, I bring this wealth of experience to create an engaging and nurturing learning environment. Join me on this exciting educational journey, where every day is an opportunity to inspire and learn.
Miss Kerrie Moss
Miss Kerrie Moss is a UK based teacher with over 19-years’ experience in education. She has worked in several leadership roles, and her current role involves working on the leadership team as Head of the Social Science Faculty. Therefore, she has extensive experience of teaching and learning, supporting and developing staff and improving results.
As a Head of Department and Faculty, her knowledge of how to sequence a curriculum to maximise students learning is her strength. She has received recognition by lead Ofsted Inspectors, as someone that has a clear strategic vision on how to effectively plan and deliver a curriculum.
Kerrie is a psychology specialist, and her students consistently perform well in exams, receiving excellent results. As a Senior Examiner for A Level psychology, she has excellent insight into the examination process, and she uses her knowledge of examining to support students to achieve high quality answers.
In addition to teaching and examining Kerrie also tutors and creates educational resources to support students studying A Levels. She has a creative and inspirational approach to teaching and learning as she believes that her students will engage with the content if they enjoy what they learn.
Ms. Ekta Sharma
Ekta Sharma is an accomplished facilitator with a robust 16-year background in computer science education across multiple boards, including CBSE, ICSE, and CAIE. Her passion for teaching and creating dynamic learning environments has been cultivated through diverse experiences.
For 9 years, Ekta served as a dedicated ICSE, ISC (CS), IGCSE CS, and ICT teacher in both India and Indonesia. During this time, she successfully implemented tailored curriculum strategies for each board, ensuring students received a comprehensive education. Building on this foundation, she spent 6 years as an AS and A Level Computer Science teacher, guiding students toward excellence in advanced coursework.
In addition, Ekta has 3 years of experience as a CBSE Computer Science and Informatics Practices teacher, enhancing her understanding of varied curricula. Recognizing the evolving education landscape, she has accrued 3 years of online teaching experience, adapting pedagogical approaches for effective engagement in virtual environments.
Ekta has served as an examiner for ICS and CBSE (Computer Science) and possesses expertise in School Management Systems Software, Video Editing Tools, and InDesign software. She conducted IT workshops for teachers and attended enrichment workshops on topics such as “Engaging Children in Wise Learning,” “Learning Together,” “Computer Literacy,” and “Assessment.”
Her academic qualifications include a Master’s in Computer Applications (MCA) and a Master of Philosophy in Computer Science (M.Phil CS), providing a strong theoretical foundation that complements her extensive practical teaching experience. Ekta has also held administrative roles as a member of the principal council, Examination Coordinator, House Mistress, and Head of the Editorial Council.
Natasha is an enthusiastic, passionate, and ambitious teacher of Science (Chemistry). She is dedicated to transforming student outcomes, with her interactive and approachable style, offering 18 years teaching experience, including 9 years as a supportive and inspirational Leader of Science. With a Chemistry PhD, she also has an extensive post-doctoral research background.
Natasha has a strong proven track record of exceptional results, with significant experience of all major UK and international exam boards. A key strength year on year has always been to help her students develop an inner self-belief and enable them to overcome any learning challenges, to become confident and competent learners.
Being an examiner for a major exam board has enabled her to deliver cutting edge exam technique when preparing students for GCSE / IGCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and A level Chemistry. Her learning opportunities effectively allow students to secure the top grades, by sharing a wealth of exam success tips, and offering high levels of challenge with support. She encourages her students to use strategies to enhance their long-term memory and support them with independent study.
When learning went online in 2020, it gave her the unique opportunity to adapt her skills and wealth of resources outside of the classroom laboratory. Here, she has loved building a rapport with international students when working one to one and in groups, sharing her passion, and watching them grow in confidence and knowledge. She is committed to providing student-orientated Science tuition, focussed on engagement and progress, whilst cultivating a positive, safe learning environment online.
As head of Science, she developed and implemented effective teaching and learning strategies and a bespoke KS3 and KS4 Science curriculum. Under her Science leadership, the secondary school was consistently graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at all Key Stages. An expertise on Science curriculum has led her to coach and mentor other leaders, and she now continues this consultancy role, to improve the standards of Science education in schools across the North West of England.
Natasha believes that learning Science and communicating effectively using scientific language, to explain ideas and solve problems in our world, develops a range of transferrable skills, essential for many careers, both now and in the future.
Ms Palak Chaudhary
An Educator, Essayist, Marketing consultant, Lecturer, Blogger, Content creator, Graphologist and a proud Mom of two boys, that is how she best encapsulates her introduction.
With a double post graduate Masters in Management and Marketing, she spent her first few years in the corporate world to understand the nuances of the industry. While she continues to work as a marketing consultant to multiple brands, she has shifted gears to the teaching industry in the last decade. She has been engaged in teaching students for business management and marketing subjects for the Masters and Graduate level courses.
She strongly feels that with her industry experience, she is able to bring to the table, a fresh perspective backed with practical and ground breaking realities for her students to understand the actual macro and micro aspects to decode the dynamism of the businesses of the world.
MA Contemporary English Literature, BA (hons) English and History, UK QTS
Caroline Lincoln is a highly experienced teacher of English Language and Literature with over 20 years’ experience, including over 10 years teaching KS3, KS4 and KS5 (A Level English Literature) in the UK and 9 years as Senior Deputy Director with Dipont Education Management Group in China, where she was responsible for the English high school provision across 21 international centres based in leading Chinese state schools providing AP Literature and Composition, AP Capstone, Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language, Cambridge Global Perspectives (IGCSE & A Level), Cambridge AS English General Paper and IB English B programmes, as well as a range of EAL and EAP courses. Caroline has been a highly successful team leader and teacher evaluator, leading a team of academic quality managers at Dipont. She is also a Cambridge assessor and examiner for AS General Paper. Prior to coming into education Caroline had a successful career in office management in the NHS, Macmillan Cancer Relief and the University of Southampton. She continually strives to evaluate her own performance and plan lessons which are engaging and interactive.
Prior to entering the teaching profession Caroline worked in business administration and management in the NHS, Macmillan Cancer Relief and the University of Southampton. Caroline is a passionate believer in life-long learning, transformational leadership and student-centered learning.
GCE O Levels: English language, English literature, mathematics, French, German, history, needlecraft – Totton Grammar School, Hampshire, UK
GCE A Levels: English literature, French, history, general studies (AS) – Totton VI Form College, Hampshire, UK
BA(hons): English and history, University of Southampton
MA: Contemporary English and American literature, University of Southampton
Professional Certificate in Educational Leadership (University of Newcastle, NZ)
TEFL and TESOL
QTS: 2004, University of Chichester
Ms Gomathi Lakshmi is a Post-Graduate in International Business and holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce. She has been teaching in international schools for over 13 years.
In the past 4 years she has taught numerous international students across geographies through a remote setup. Her expertise includes Accounting, Business Studies and Economics.
Ms Lakshmi also worked as an Examination Coordinator (CAIE).
Gretchen Ivey is a highly experienced English and Humanities teacher. She is originally from the United States but has made her home in the UK. Her career spans more than 30 years in which time she has worked in 6 different countries. Ms. Ivey holds Bachelor Degrees in History and Spanish and is qualified to teach English. She has served as a Head of Faculty and as an examiner for the WJEC, OCR and Cambridge International examination boards. She is currently completing her Masters Degree in Creative Writing/Historical Fiction through the Open University of England.
Helen is a UK-based qualified Science (Biology) teacher with over 18 years of teaching experience. She has taught in a range of secondary schools in the north of England, working one to one and with small groups in the private tuition sector. She is excited by the recent expansion in online education and the freedom, flexibility and opportunity it offers students.
With her teaching experience spanning almost two decades in highly dynamic learning environments, she understands how students from all backgrounds and academic abilities learn and have the pedagogical techniques to engage and motivate them.
She has worked with many international students in Europe and Asia and supported students’ admissions to highly selective independent schools. She is familiar with all UK and international exam board requirements and has been an A-level examiner.
Her teaching style is calm, clear and friendly. She loves to share her passion and knowledge of the subject with students and use real-world examples wherever possible to develop their curiosity and scientific thinking.
BSc Human Biology University of Leeds – 2001
PGCE (Qualified Teacher) University of Leeds – 2004
Qualified Tutor – Biology A Level Skills Audit – Higher Qualified Tutor – 2022
Level 3 Qualification for Tutors – 2022
Mr Kam Wong is an established teacher with over 30 years of experience. He has a reputation for being able to teach students of many different backgrounds and abilities. He started his career in London, UK taking him overseas, including Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, and recently in the People’s Republic of China.
His knowledge of curricula includes GCSE, IGCSE, GCE A-Level, AP Physics B, AP Physics 1, and AP Physics 2.
Mr Kam Wong is passionate about the use of technology in education and is committed to top-quality online learning. In addition to his extensive experience, he also holds a position as an Associate Examiner with Edexcel in Physics.
Mr Kam Wong, as part of Go School, brings his experience and passion for helping students to succeed and aspiring to meet their goals.
Qualifications:B.Sc Hons Physics, University of SheffieldM.Sc Applied Optics, Imperial College, University of LondonPGCE, King’s College London, University of London
Nikhat has a Master’s degree in Mathematics, Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Post Graduate Diploma in School Leadership and Management.
She enjoys solving mathematical problems. As soon as she understands something, she wants others to have a look at it too. Teaching is one of the best ways to do it. She encourages her students to enjoy mathematics and develop patience and persistence while solving problems.
She has taught Mathematics in online and face-to-face settings for over nine years and taught international curriculums, namely Cambridge Checkpoint, IGCSE, A Levels, Pearson Edexcel GCSE and MHF4U Advanced Functions Ontario curriculum, as well as Indian National curriculums CBSE and ICSE.
She has also taught Cambridge IGCSE Extended Math 0580, International Math 0607 and
Additional Math 0606 curriculum to the students based in Singapore.
She received professional training to teach International Mathematics (0607), A Levels and IGCSE (0580) (0980) question paper marking from Cambridge and category one training to teach IBDP higher level Math from IBO.
She has designed integrated lesson plans and trained teachers to deliver the same effect.
In mathematics, instead of what is right, you realise why a solution works; her objective is to guide students to become confident in using mathematics to analyse and solve problems effectively in school and real-life situations.
She always looks forward to updating and sharing her knowledge as an Educator and believes in the lifelong learning process. She gives her students an optimistic view, helping them excel in exams and beyond!
Honours and Achievements
▪ Recognized for supporting the integration of international learning in the curriculum by the British council for international dimension in schools 2020-23.
▪ Achieved 36th National Subject Rank in Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA)Teaching professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) 2019.
▪ Qualified IIT JAM 2010, securing 527th all-India rank in the general category.
▪ Rewarded by Akhil Bhartiya Vidya Parishad for being a college topper at the Graduation level.
▪ Received Government Scholarship for scoring distinction marks at the Graduation
2022 – Getting to know the Cambridge exam cycle 2022 training.
2021 – Cambridge IGCSETM Mathematics (0580) (0980) Online Marking course.
2021 – 15 credits of the ICCC (International Certified Career Coach), Foundation Level, organised by Mindler and accredited by Career Development Alliance (USA).
2020 – Teaching and Learning Online for Cambridge Lower Secondary conducted by
Cambridge Assessment International Education.
2018 – Cambridge Assessment International Examination’s Professional Development
course for Extension Cambridge IGCSE International Mathematics (0607).
2017 – International Baccalaureate professional development session for DP
Mathematics HL Cat 1 from Oberoi International School, Mumbai, the training was
organised by IB Global Centre, Singapore.
2017 – Cambridge Assessment International Examination’s Professional Development
Course for Extension Cambridge AS and A Levels Mathematics (9709).
Mr. Patrick Crossan is an UK Based education provider. He has extensive experience of classroom training and administration. He has completed his Post Graduation in Education and is a specialist teacher of Chemistry, Physics, General Science (including biology), Mathematics, IB Chemistry Level 2 with an exemplary record of success at the top level.
Mr. Crossan has worked with Chinese national students for international programs and has also represented his overseas clients who intend to participate in Chinese national and International education programs.
His commitment to pupil centered learning and well-being and development of the student is a perfect match with the mission and value of GoSchool and with him being one of our Global faculty we can ensure growth of our students.
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