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Name: Katrina Hewgill, Director, Operations Manager and Head of English.

Subject(s): GCSE and A Level English language and literature. 

Experience: I have taught English for over a decade both in classrooms and on a one-to-one basis. I am a SENCO teacher, and have experience working with students with a variety of educational needs and disabilities. I have a Masters’ Degree in English and I am currently studying for my PHD in Education. I am an AQA Exams Officer and an AQA Examiner.

About me: When I'm not working, I enjoy visiting historical cities and castles. I love to walk through history when I visit ancient places. I am a big fan of adult animations, The Big Bang Theory and animals - especially hedgehogs. I spend my free time with family and friends, and bake as often as I can.















Name: Paul Rivers, Director, Head of Centre.

Subject(s): GCSE and A Level English language and literature. 

Experience: I have taught English for over 20 years, and I have worked in many schools in Cumbria from Austin Friars to Carlisle College. I have experience of working with a broad range of students with a wide range of abilities from special needs to adults. I love teaching and enjoy seeing the progress or the “aha I got it” moment from my students.

About me: I enjoy playing chess with the Carlisle Chess Club and working in my allotment growing an array of vegetables and fruits. I find joy in cooking and eating my own freshly harvested crops.














Name: James Kuechel

Subject(s): GCSE and A Level Mathematics.

Experience: 10 Years teaching secondary and post-16 mathematics and HE Engineering. My undergraduate studies were in Engineering and my postgraduate studies are in educational research. As well as being a tutor for Eden Education I currently hold positions as; Lecturer of mathematics at UCLAN; Professional Development lead for NCETM. I am also an examiner for AQA and an author for OCR.

About me: As well as my teaching, I love the outdoors and music. I am often in the hills both hiking and running. When inside you’ll find me playing guitar or board games.


Name: Sandra Quinn

Subject(s): GCSE and A Level Psychology and Sociology teacher. GCSE Maths teacher.

Experience: I came into teaching through an interest in learning, health, and individual differences; this led me to pursue first a degree in Psychology, a second in Mathematics Education. I completed a master’s degree in educational research and leadership a few years ago, since then I have continued to explore different approaches to teaching and learning maths. I have also taught Psychology at GCSE and A level in the past three years and enjoy the connections between the two subjects.

About me: When not teaching, I can often be found in the company of my grandchildren who constantly amaze and delight. With my husband I enjoy local theatre, and when we can, brushing off the hiking boots and escaping to the fells in the lake district. I’m a complete Francophile, have been learning the language for a decade now, and am always looking forward to the next holiday.


Name: Dr Esther Cruse

Subject(s): GCSE and A Level Science teacher. GCSE Geography teacher.

Experience: I have taught a range of subjects including Physical Geography and English (TESOL) since 2009 in classrooms and on a one-to-one basis. I have recently updated my qualifications to include science teaching. 

About me: When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy relaxing on my boat in the Lake District and reading detective novels. 



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