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.
A-level Business, A-level Law, Access Business, Access Legal Professions
Access Sociology, Psychology, Personal Tutor
GCSE Maths, Access Maths for Engineering
GCSE English, Pre-Access, Personal Tutor
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.
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.
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.
Lecturer - Access PHP/ Health
BTEC Applied Science, Access Biology
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.
Faculty Coordinator - ALBU, Personal Tutor
Kulvant Le Paih
Lecturer - Sociology
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.
Access English, Education Studies, Academic English
A-level Chemistry, Access Chemistry
Access Psychology, Personal Tutor
A2 Level Accounting, Access Accounting
A-level Geography, A-level Religious Studies
Lecturer - English Language and Literature