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Sixth form staff profiles


Bridget James

Faculty Manager - A-levels, BTEC Applied Science, GCSEs and lecturer in Biology and Applied Science

Bridget holds qualifications including: HNC Applied Biology, MIBiol Biochemistry and Cert Ed Further Education

She teaches A-level Biology, Level 3 BTEC Applied Science and Access to HE: Biology.


Preeti Mahajan

Faculty Manager - Access to Higher Education and lecturer in Psychology

Preeti has a Masters in Psychology and a DTTLS Teaching qualification.
She joined Reading College in 2007, teaching A-level Psychology and Sociology.  From 2009 to 2012, she also taught in the BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 Health and Social Care programme. 

Tunji Agboola

A-level Business, A-level Law, Access Business, Access Legal Professions


Jane Alexander

Access Sociology, Psychology, Personal Tutor


Celine Chandelier

GCSE Maths, Access Maths for Engineering


Joe Cranney

GCSE English, Pre-Access, Personal Tutor


Anna Dasquens

A-level Physics, Access Physics, BTEC Applied Science, Personal Tutor


Dr Richard Duckett

Lecturer - History, Politics and International Relations, Education Studies

Richard has a BA History from the University of Essex and an MA in Contemporary History from the University of Reading.  In 2003-4, he completed a PGCE (FE) and started his teaching career.

Between 2008 and 2015, Richard wrote a PhD with the Open University entitled ‘The Special Operations Executive in Burma, 1941-1945’. Richard studied for this part time, while teaching on Access to HE and A Level programmes.

Richard has been teaching at Reading College since 2004.

Mallika Ebenezar

A-level Maths, GCSE Maths Higher

Mallika holds a number of qualifications, including the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector and a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Mallika has been teaching GCSE Mathematics since September 2011, Maths units in BTEC Applied Science course - since September 2011 and A-Level Mathematics - since September 2012. 

Alexander Fyfe

GCSE English, Lead Practitioner at Reading for GCSE English, Personal Tutor

Alexander holds a number of qualifications, including: a BA Honours English Studies from the University of Stirling, a Post Graduate Certificate in Further Education from Thames Valley University, a Level 5 Advanced Literacy Diploma from the University of Grenwich and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
He taught English as a foreign language in Baska Bystrica (Slovakia) and Istanbul (Turkey).
Alexander joined Reading College in 2003, initially teaching adult literacy and study skills. He has been teaching GCSE at Reading College since 2014.

Iran Heuboeck

Lecturer - Access PHP/ Health


Ian Jee

BTEC Applied Science, Access Biology


Sarah Keen

Pre-Access, Access Biology, BTEC Applied Science, Personal Tutor

Sarah graduated from Plymouth University in 2014 with a 2:1 BSc Biological Sciences degree. In September 2015 she started a PGCE (Post-Compulsory Education) at Oxford Brookes University and taught on both Access to Higher Education and BTEC programmes. 
Sarah has been working at Reading College since late 2015, originally part-time but now as a full-time member of the team, teaching on the Access to HE Healthcare courses, BTEC Applied Science and Pre-Access to Healthcare.

Liz Lang

Faculty Coordinator - ALBU, Personal Tutor


Kulvant Le Paih

Lecturer - Sociology


Alberto Molisso

GCSE Maths


Shanthi Pandit

AS Biology, BTEC Applied Science, Personal Tutor


Dr Fumiko Pescott

A-level Further Maths

Fumiko joined Reading College in 2014 as a Maths lecturer, teaching both A-Level Maths and Further Maths. She has taught maths for more than 10 years at a variety of levels, including primary, secondary and in further education. 
Her academic background is in Computational Linguistics (PhD, 2010, University of Birmingham). As a computational linguist, she helped to compile one of the biggest English-Japanese Dictionaries. She has also published papers in specialist journals and spoken at conferences. In addition, Fumiko is currently taking modules from an M.Ed. course in "Teaching Advanced Mathematics" at the University of Cambridge.
Fumiko's students at Reading College come from all over the world. They have gone on to prestigious universities to study Mathematics and related subjects. She feels privileged to be able to work with such motivated and talented students - it is very rewarding to witness their career development first hand. 
In 2015,  Fumiko was awarded "Most Innovative Teacher" at Reading College - her lessons are varied and dynamic, with lots of activities, including technology-enhanced exercises and student-led active learning. Students are well-connected with teachers, as well as amongst themselves, through the use of Google Classroom. Google Classroom allows students to access all the resources used in their lessons, as well as additional activities created by our staff. Extra curricular activities, such as STEP and MAT exams (required for Cambridge, Oxford, and Imperial), are also frequently posted on Google Classroom for A-Level learners.

Brenda Sandilands

Access English, Education Studies, Academic English


Joseph Singaram

A-level Chemistry, Access Chemistry


Hilary Ralman

Access Psychology, Personal Tutor


Bernard Robinson

A2 Level Accounting, Access Accounting


Rosemary Tanyanyiwa

A-level Geography, A-level Religious Studies


Sara Zadrony

Lecturer - English Language and Literature