Tutors and Staff
Markus Bernhardt read Physics and completed his Masters and PhD at the University of Bonn. He first joined MPW in 2009 and prior to his most recent appointment was Headmaster at Sherradswood School in Hertfordshire.
Graham Almond obtained a first-class honours degree in Chemistry at Coventry University before completing a PhD and PGCE at the University of Durham. He has taught Chemistry at MPW Cambridge since 1997 and was appointed Deputy Principal in 2003.
Elpida Christianaki read English at Anglia Ruskin University before completing a Masters and a PhD at the University of Kent and then obtaining a PGCE at Canterbury Christ Church University. She has taught Classical Civilisation and English at MPW since 2011.
Susanna De Beer has Bachelors’ degrees in Primary Education and Psychology from, respectively, the University of Pretoria and the University of South Africa and a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Nevada in the USA. She gained her MBA in Educational Leadership and her PGCE from the Institute of Education in London. She joined MPW from CATS College in Cambridge, where she was Assistant Principal (Pastoral Care).
Keith Miller read European Business Studies at Swansea University before completing his PGCE at the Institute of Education in London and an MA in Advanced Japanese Studies at the University of Sheffield. He teaches Business Studies and Economics.
Directors of Studies
Amy Cockerill read Theology and Religion at Durham University before obtaining her PGCE from the University of Birmingham. She teaches Religious Studies, Philosophy and Ethics.
Brigitte Grimshaw read French Literature and Italian at King’s College, London and completed her PGCE at Greenwich University. She has been a French tutor at MPW for 15 years and the Head of Department for MFL since 2018.
Frankie Frangeskou read French and Literature at Staffordshire University before obtaining his PGCE from the University of Wolverhampton. He teaches English and French and was appointed a Director of Studies in 2018.
Inga Morrissey read Modern Foreign Languages and Psychology at Belarus State University before completing a CELTA qualification and a Masters at Anglia Ruskin University. She has taught EAL and Russian at MPW since joining the college as Director of Studies in 2014.
Ana Sobrino Gonzales obtained first class honours degrees in Philology at the University of Salamanca and English Language at Anglia Ruskin University before completing her PGCE. She has taught Spanish at MPW since 2009 and was appointed Director of Studies in 2019.
Michael Pitcher read Chemistry at the University of Manchester before completing a PhD at the University of Massachusetts and then obtaining a PGCE at University of Nottingham. He teaches Chemistry and Mathematics.
Chris Young obtained a first class honours degree in English Language and English Language Teaching at Anglia Ruskin University after completing a CELTA qualification at Cambridge Regional College. He has taught English at MPW since 2014.
Seb Antoniou BA (De Montfort), Art and Design
Susanna Arkell MA (Oxon), PGCE, Mathematics
Alec Armstrong BA (Coventry), MA (Exeter), PGCE, MSc (ARU), Economics/Business
David Bowles BA (UEA), MA (UEA), PGCE (Keele), PhD (UEA), Psychology/Sociology
Simon Browne MA (Cantab), English/Film Studies/History of Art
David Coates MA (Cantab), PGCE, Chemistry
Amy Cockerill BA (Durham), PGCE, Theology and Religion
John Cooter BSc (OU), MSc (London), Psychology
Andrew Corrie MA (Oxon), PhD (London), DipCS (Cantab), Chemistry
Yusuf Csabai BSc (ARU), PGCE, Mathematics
Susanne Dobrovolny MA (Vienna), PhD (Vienna), PGDip, History/German.
Tristan Dunbar BA (ARU), PGDip, Photography
Frankie Frangeskou BA (Stafford), PGCE, French/Literature
Brigitte Grimshaw BA (London), PGCE, French
Brett Hughes BA (Macquarie), MA (Sydney), CThM (Cantab), DipEd, Business/ICT
Ana Jimenez BA (ARU), MA (De La Rioja), Spanish
Neha Kataria BSc (Rohtak), MSc (Birmingham), Mathematics
Mark Lassman BA (Essex), PGCE, Politics/History
Mark Leaford BSc (Stafford), PGCE, Geography/PE
Maria Manrique MSc (Catalunya), MSc (Paris), PhD (London), Mathematics/Physics
Angela Mayes BSc (De Montford), PGCE Psychology/Sociology
Krystian Mazurkiewicz BA (Hull), MA (Birmingham), English
Max Mazzoli BA (London), MPhil (Cambridge), CELTA, PGCE, EAL/Italian
Fleur McLennan BA (Curtin), CELTA, PGCE
Lorna Morris BA (Hallam), PGCE, English
Inga Morrissey BA (Belarus State), MA (ARU), CELTA, EAL/Russian
Susan Mortlock Rajasinghe BA (London), MA (London), English
Alawi Muthana BSc (Sanaa), MSc (Northampton), PGCE, Accounting/Business/Economics
Avi Naim BA (OU Israel), BA (Technion), MSc (Hebrew), PhD (Cantab), Mathematics/Physics
Nick Papanikolaou MPhys (Sussex), MSc (Sussex), PGCE, Mathematics
John Parry MA (Cantab), PhD (Cantab), PGCE, English
Lisa Pope BSc (Keele), PhD (Keele), Maths/Physics
Michael Pitcher BSc (Manchester), PhD (Massachusetts), PGCE (Nottingham), Chemistry/Mathematics
Jayshri Rajput-Williams BSc (London), PhD (London), PGCE, Biology
Jamil Rashid BA (London Met), MA (London Met), PGCE, Philosophy/Religious Studies
Jack Rogers BSc (Aberystwyth), MSc (Aberystwyth), PGCE, History
Cheryl Sacht BSc (Cape Town), MSc (Cape Town), PhD (Cape Town), PGCE, Chemistry
Sara Shaw BA (Cantab), MA (ARU), PGCE, English Literature
Rika Smalman BA (Pretoria), BA (Rand Afrikaans), PGCE, Mathematics
Ana Sobrino Gonzalez BA (Salamanca), BA (ARU), PGCE, Spanish
Darryl Storey BSc (Coventry), PGCE, Maths
Hilary Street BA (Reading), Business
Toby Taylor BA (ARU), MA (London), CELTA, EAL
Kanwar Virdee BSc (Dundee), PhD (Sheffield), Biology
Sashila Walawwe BSc (Peradeniya), PhD (Manchester), CertEd, Biology/Chemistry
Verity Walden BA (London), MA (OU), PGCE, Classics
Nicky Wharton BA (Reading), PGCE, History
Layla Whitworth MA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab), Biology
Dean Williams BA (ARU), CELTA, EAL
Ann Wood BA (Reading), CertEd, English
Brenda Wright BA (OU), CertEd, Mathematics
Chris Young BA (ARU), CELTA, EAL/English
Muhammad Zaman BSc (Punjab), PGDip (North London), Physics/Maths