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Meet The Training Room’s Tutors

We’ve invested in expert tutors; this means we’re able to offer the very best in training to our students.

We’re proud of developing our tutors to ensure you benefit from their experience and vast knowledge. Get to know our tutors from their bio’s below and see how you can rely on their expertise!

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Personal Training Tutors

Hasit


Experience:
I’ve always been passionate about Health & Fitness and knew early on it was the career I wanted to pursue. I specialised in Physical Education and Business for my A-Levels, before getting my degree in Sports Therapy from Coventry University. Whilst studying for my degree, I was given various placements in a clinic and semi-professional rugby clubs. I worked hard and enjoyed sport specific rehabilitation within the sports club, so was delighted to be offered a job when I gained my degree.

I pursued a Sports Physiotherapy route for a club and worked to improve my skills by taking up a qualification in Personal Training. I became self-employed before working for PureGym. I took my course through The Training Room – now I’m a tutor in the Academy I studied in!

Hobbies:
My hobbies are related to fitness so I spend a lot of time in the gym and on the football pitch! I help to run my local football club which is made up of around 150 children from 6 different teams – this keeps me quite busy! I also love to travel and learn from other cultures.

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Liz


Experience:
I’ve been interested in movement, health & fitness for as long as I can remember! My background is in dance, and I gained my initial dance training & further qualifications at the Royal Academy of Dance & the University of Durham. For many years I taught dance from beginner through to professional level, and also specialised in teacher training, teaching & assessing dance teachers for many years. I also taught Pilates to my dance students, & this became my “stepping stone” into re-training as a Personal Trainer. Nowadays in my own PT business I like to coach quite holistically, looking at both physical and mental health, & coaching my clients in exercise, nutrition & stress management. Tutoring with the Training Room has brought me full circle, as I’ve been able to bring together my twin passions of ‘teacher training’ and health & fitness, and help shape the PTs of the future…& I absolutely love it!


Hobbies:
Between working with The Training Room and running around after my 2 boys I don’t have a lot of energy for much else! However when I can fit something in around that & my training I love theatre & travel, and I love spending time with friends.
 

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Luke


Experience:
I’ve worked in the fitness industry for the past 14 years. I started work as a cleaner/lifeguard when I was 16 for a local health club and worked my way up through the years. My career path included such roles as Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Fitness Manager, Duty Manager, Operations Manager and Assistant General Manager.

I have now been working for The Training Room for the past 2 years, and it’s honestly the best job I have ever done! I love every minute of going to work because I get the chance to meet and help so many people on their fitness journey, by passing on the knowledge and experience which I have picked up over the years.

Hobbies:
A bit dull, but training is my life. I eat, sleep and breathe training. If I’m not at work or eating I’m usually in the gym training!

Although I am not actively working as a PT anymore, I still coach and prep a couple of competitive bodybuilders in my spare time.

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Lyndsey


Experience:
I have been lucky enough to work in the Health & Fitness industry for over 20 years. During this time, I’ve worked in the UK and abroad. My background is as a professional dancer – I graduated from the Northern Ballet in Manchester and have always had a passion for fitness. During my years as a ballet dancer, I developed an interest in fitness and personal training – this made me decide to become a Personal Trainer.  

I have worked with The Training Room since 2009 and I have enjoyed passing on my knowledge and industry experience to my students. Before working in e-learning, I spent 6 years teaching full-time courses in the Liverpool Academy. I’m qualified with a BSc Hons in Sports Science, Exercise Referral and Pilates.

Hobbies:
My free time is spent with friends and I love spending time in, and developing, my garden.

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Mark


Experience:
I started in the fitness industry over 20 years ago (wow that makes me feel old). In that time I spent I’ve many positions, from gym instructor, teaching classes, self-employed personal training, management, area manager etc. 
 
I started teaching courses around 12 years ago and have been lucky to take my career to the UAE and India helping raise the qualification standards in those countries. I’ve also been privileged to write CPD workshops in my time there. If you ever get the chance to work over in the UAE, do it you’ll love it.
 
As well as teaching I’ve recently I’ve been concentrating on my own online coaching business, building my client base bit by bit. It’s amazing how you can still achieve amazing results without ever seeing a client in person.

Hobbies:
Other than my love of fitness I’m so lazy when it comes to hobbies. I tend to spend my down time playing video games, watching movies and Netflix. Yep, I’m a full on nerd at heart. I’ve also recently started a course on drawing which I’ve always wanted to do.

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Martin


Experience:
I started with The Training Room in July 2014 and haven’t looked back since. My background has always been in Fitness and Education ranging from working in Primary & Secondary schools to a variety of football and rugby union teams. Over the last few years of working with The Training Room I have met some fantastic people and progressed in the industry more than I ever thought I would.

The main bulk of my personal training business is movement and injury rehabilitation. Getting individuals to move better to improve performance is a huge passion of mine. This can range from looking at an individual’s joint restrictions, muscle dynamics, core stability and completion of everyday tasks such as standing, walking, running squatting etc.

Hobbies:
My main interests are rugby union both coaching and participating. I am currently Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Halifax Vandals Rugby Union Football Club.  This is the second season I have taken on the S&C role as at the end of my first season in 2015/2016 the club gained promotion.

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Nick


Experience:
This section always makes me feel old! I have been personal training since I left college in 2000. I went on to manage fitness facilities in exclusive country clubs. During this time, I would also personal train clients from their home and local parks.

I have been teaching Personal Training courses since 2008 and now my focus is Online Personal Training and outdoor boot camps. I enjoy training clients for sports specific performance and specialise in rugby, martial arts, tennis and golf.


Hobbies:
I have always been in to sports, mostly martial arts which I have studied since 1989!! And rugby. I have previously owned 2 martial arts clubs and have coached a few seasons of under 11’s rugby. My current training inspiration is the NFL as some of the training drills they focus on is awesome!

Other hobbies include teaching my little girl some martial arts moves, which back fire when she starts hitting me. I also enjoy growing my own fruit and vegetables in the garden, my strawberries are delicious!

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IT Tutors

David


Academy: E-Learning

Experience:
I have 4 years' experience working as an independent game designer and a further 2 years in IT infrastructure and technical support. My specialty is IT office support and network maintenance which is why I oversee looking after and supporting our students enrolled on our Infrastructure Technician and Network Specialist programmes.

It can be hard for many people to know what their direction is and even harder to find help to get them on their way. I was lucky enough to find that with The Training Room and earn this opportunity. I intend to use this position to be there to support our students into the careers they want and deserve, and I strongly believe that the CompTIA certifications we offer here are a fantastic starting place for any budding It professional.

Hobbies:
I am an avid gamer and in my spare time, I still create various games in a multitude of mediums from computer games to board games and nearly every type in between. I have a keen interest in creative writing and a passion for learning and helping others to improve themselves.

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Michele 

 

Academy: E-Learning

Experience:
I was a Lecturer in IT for many years and then moved into assessing apprentices studying IT, software, web and telecoms Level 3 and 4.

I moved into tutoring at The Training Room because I love mentoring and supporting students and helping them achieve their qualifications and watching them grow in confidence.

Hobbies:
My hobbies include volunteering, walking, cooking, travelling and reading.

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Oliver


Experience:
I have worked at all levels of IT Service Support and as an Analyst within the security industry for a number of years, specialising in Social Engineering. I have worked on many short contracts assisting small and medium sized companies incorporate better IT infrastructure into their working lives, implementing everything from stock control systems and hand scanners, to a fully-fledged online presence and provided the training to go alongside that.

I love helping people to learn and self-improve, all starting out when I volunteered to teach IT workshops, which led to working as a youth worker, Business skills and Business studies coach and later as a self-defence instructor. At university I took my love for kayaking and became an instructor for it, as well as continuing to coach Business Studies students and mentoring new and returning students as they began to learn about learning!

At The Training Room I hope to take my passion for coaching, supporting and learning, and help others to achieve their goals at a pace and in an environment to suit them.

Hobbies:
My favourite sports are kayaking and swimming, luckily they sometimes go hand-in-hand, I love walking and I am lucky enough to live close to both the New Forest and the Jurassic Coast. I love reading - Space Opera Sci-Fi novels are my go-to, the kind that weigh so much you either have to use an e-reader or hit the gym to hold it!

I have a passion for gaming, I run a local gaming group and take part in anything from dice, board, card, screen, tabletop miniatures and roleplaying games. I tend to dip my toes in all and at home I am never more than 5 feet from a set of dice or pack of Uno cards.

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Paul


Academy: E-Learning

Experience:
'I taught myself to program, beginning in the very early days of home computing, when floppy disks were considered cutting edge technology. Instead of taking the usual educational route, I did an art degree, and managed to wow the examiners with my computer animations; they were extremely primitive, but nobody had seen anything like it at the time.

I worked in the IT industry from 1989 to 2005, and embarked on a second degree, this time focussing on Java programming and website development. I mainly worked for companies that specialise in defence systems and video processing, but had a hankering for teaching, so I left to deliver Computer Science in colleges, and also to teach English as a foreign language. 

I joined The Training Room in February 2017, and am delighted to be part of such a highly skilled and supportive team. I am at my happiest when I am finding new ways to explain things to students who are stuck on a difficult topic, and happier still when they tell me they've finally got it.'

Hobbies:
'I write science fiction and fantasy. In 1991 I sold my first short story, which appeared in a collection alongside the works of authors such as Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. In 2002, while Doctor Who was off the TV, I sold a spin-off novel to BBC Worldwide, and had the pleasure of seeing my book on the shelves in Waterstones.'

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Education Tutors

Katie


Experience:
I qualified as a teacher in 2004 with a PGCE in Primary Education and began my career in London, teaching across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in a very diverse school. I gained huge amounts of valuable experience planning for both EAL children and those with a wide spectrum of SEN as well as working with plenty of brilliant Teaching Assistants along the way. I latterly became Assistant Headteacher and focused on curriculum planning and safeguarding.

After relocating to sunny Poole in 2009; I worked a supply teacher and began 1:1 tutoring within schools as part of the Government catch-up scheme. This focused on helping children to make accelerated progress to catch up with their peers and often centered around children with ADHT or EBD who struggled in whole-class scenarios. I was then made permanent at a school in Bournemouth, working as both an intervention teacher in KS2 and as a class teacher in KS1.

In 2016 I moved to a school in Poole working as a TA and cover teacher and began my own business delivering Art and Craft clubs after school. It was wonderful have more time to build pastoral relationships with children and focus on building their confidence and improving self-esteem. I then completed my L3 award in Assessment with the aim of bringing all my experience in education to help candidates move forward in their own careers

Hobbies:
I’m passionate about Art and enjoy illustration and printmaking at home. I also like to head to the beach, get out sightseeing and plan holidays. And I never say no to a G&T!

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Kerry


Experience:
I worked in the Education and Childcare Sector for 15 years starting in nursery education and then school’s as a Teaching Assistant.  I worked my way up into management and took a role as a Nursery Manager and Special Educational Needs Coordinator.  To further my knowledge and understanding of SEN, I worked with families and in SEN school’s using my wealth of knowledge to support children and their parents with additional needs with a variety of Specific Learning Difficulties.

After spending so many years developing my knowledge and skills, I decided to complete training in Assessing Vocational Qualifications and Education and Training (PLTTS) having completed an apprenticeship during my time in nursery.  This way, I could support Nursery Assistants and Teaching Assistants to develop great practices and become outstanding practitioners.  My aim since completing these qualifications has been to provide training to the staff within Education Facilities to ensure children and young people are receiving the best possible support in their education.

Hobbies:
As an Essex girl living on the South Coast, I spend a lot of time with friends and family visiting me or heading back home to visit them.  I love films and TV and will happily spend evenings and weekends binge watching something on Netflix!  As I wasn’t born and raised in Dorset, I spend time visiting tourist locations in and around the county, taking in the sights and perhaps having a cheeky glass of wine and a nice meal out while I do it.

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Megan


Experience:
I studied Sociology at the University of Bristol, focusing on education, intervention and ages of development. Alongside my studies I worked part time in a nursery and children’s play centre. My main responsibilities were organising visits for SEN schools, overseeing these and assisting their staff, teaching our staff British Sign Language (BSL) and creating and training accessible curriculums for the nursery and play centre. I also often worked 1-2-1 with an Autistic child in the nursery who required extra support.

Upon graduating University, I moved to China to become a TEFL and STEM teacher. My main classroom was grade 2, however I frequently covered classes with Kindergarten, High School and even adult learners. From this time I gained valuable experience in teaching through communication difficulties and using non-verbal communication techniques, a skill that has benefited me greatly upon later working with SEN students in future roles.

I did however miss sunny England, so I returned home and took up a role with The Training Room. I started in the Student Services team as a Career Support Officer, working closely with students for all their placement and employment opportunities. During this time, I missed teaching and decided to undertake our Teaching Support course with The Training Room, as part of this I of course completed my 50 hour placement within a local high school. In order to become a tutor I also undertook an assessors certificate.

Hobbies:
I love to travel and I love fully immerse myself in the cultures of the countries I go to. I love to keep busy and I’m always picking up new hobbies! I find languages interesting and spend a lot of my time learning these. I’m by no means fluent but I really enjoy learning Chinese, German and British Sign Language. I love music and my goal of 2020 is to practice playing guitar daily. Since a young age I have been obsessed with theatre and often visit London to watch new shows and musicals.

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