Tutors & Staff
TOM CASTON read Geography at the University of Exeter and subsequently gained an MSc in Managing School Improvement from the University of Reading. He worked in investment banking before starting his teaching career at Shiplake College in 1999. Prior to joining MPW he held senior posts in a number of independent schools, most recently a Deputy Headship at Framlingham College.
GRAHAM ALMOND obtained a first-class honours degree in Chemistry at Coventry University before completing a PhD and PGCE at Durham University. 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 PhD at the University of Kent and her 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 Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Nevada. She gained her MBA in Educational Leadership and her PGCE from the Institute of Education in London. She joined MPW in 2019 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 has taught Business Studies and Economics at MPW since 2019.
Directors of Studies
FRANKIE FRANGESKOU read French and English at Stafford before completing a Masters in Education at the University of Cambridge. He has taught English at MPW since joining the college as a Director of Studies in 2018.
ANA SOBRINO GONZALES obtained first-class honours degrees in Philology at the University of Salamanca and English Language at Anglia Ruskin University, where she also completed her PGCE. She has taught Spanish at MPW since 2009.
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 MFL since 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 a Director of Studies in 2014.
Teaching Staff and Subjects Taught
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
GREG BARKER MChem (York), Chemistry
MARCO BILYK BA (East London), PGCE (Greenwich), Politics
DAVID BOWLES BA (UEA), MA (UEA), PGCE (Keele), PhD (UEA), Psychology/Sociology
DAVID COATES MA (Cantab), PGCE, Chemistry
KIRAT COLLINS MBBS (Royal London), PGCE (Kings College London), Biology
ANDREW CORRIE MA (Oxon), PhD (London), DipCS (Cantab), Chemistry
YUSUF CSABAI BSc (ARU), PGCE, Mathematics
SUSANNE DOBROVOLNY MA (Vienna), PhD (Vienna), PGDip, History/German
ANNE DOREY MA (St Andrews), CELTA, DET, EAP
FRANKIE FRANGESKOU BA (Stafford), MEd (Cantab), PGCE (Wolverhampton), French and English
BRIGITTE GRIMSHAW BA (London), PGCE, French
JACKI HOUGHTON MA (Durham), MA (Newcastle), PGCE, Media and English
JESS HUDSON MA, MPhil (Cantab), MSc, Psychology
BRETT HUGHES BA (Macquarie), MA (Sydney), CThM (Cantab), DipEd, Business/ICT
ANA JIMENEZ BA (ARU), MA (De La Rioja), Spanish
LIUBA KAMYNINA MA (Moscow), CELTA, Economics
NEHA KATARIA BSc (Rohtak), MSc (Birmingham), Mathematics
RAJPREET KAUR BA (Leicester), PGCE (Bedford), Economics
IRENA KELL BA, PHD (Moscow), PGCE (Nottingham), EAL/Russian
ESEN KILIC BA (Leeds), PGCE (Cambridge), MEd (Cambridge), History of Art
ANN KRONBERGS BA (Bristol), PGCE, MA (Open University), English
LAURA KAY MA (Cantab), PgCert (LSBU), QTS, Theology and Religious Studies
MARK LEAFORD BSc (Stafford), PGCE, Geography/PE
PENNY LEE BA (UTM, Malaysia), PhD (UCL), Chinese
MARIA MANRIQUE MSc (Catalunya), MSc (Paris), PhD (London), Mathematics/Physics
ANGELA MAYES BSc (De Montford), PGCE, Psychology/Sociology
KATIE MAYNARD BA (London) History of Art with History, PGCE (Oxon) History
KRYSTIAN MAZURKIEWICZ BA (Hull), MA (Birmingham), CELTA, English
CLARE MCEWAN BA (De Montfort), MA (Nottingham Trent), PGCE, Fine Art & Dig Photography
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
VANESSA OLSEN-DRY BSc (OU), QTS, Computer Science
MARTIN O’DONNELL BA (York St Johns) CELTA EAL English Literature
NICK PAPANIKOLAOU MPhys (Sussex), MSc (Sussex), PGCE, Mathematics
NICK PICTON BSc (Exeter), MSc (Lancaster), EAL
JAYSHRI RAJPUT-WILLIAMS BSc (London), PhD (London), PGCE, Biology
JAMIL RASHID BA (London Met), MA (London Met), PGCE, Philosophy/Religious Studies
SARA SHAW BA (Cantab), MA (ARU), PGCE, English Literature
RIKA SMALMAN BA (Pretoria), BA (Rand Afrikaans), PGCE, Mathematics
ANA SOBRINO GONZALES BA (Salamanca), BA (ARU), PGCE, Spanish
HILARY STREET BA (Reading), Business
TOBY TAYLOR BA (ARU), MA (London), CELTA, Philosophy and Religious Studies
PETER TYSON RN (Retired), MA (York), PGCE (Cambridge), History
SASHILA WALAWWE BSc (Peradeniya), PhD (Manchester), CertEd, Biology/Chemistry
NICKY WHARTON BA (Reading), PGCE, History
LAYLA WHITWORTH MA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab), Biology
DEAN WILLIAMS BA (ARU), CELTA, EAL
MUHAMMAD ZAMAN BSc (Punjab), PGDip (North London), Physics/Mathematics
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