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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!

Beauty Therapy Tutors

Amanda

 

Academy: Regional Senior Beauty & Wellbeing Tutor

Experience:
‘Since I was little I was always interested in hair and makeup. My mum owned a hair salon and I would come in from school and do her clients makeup when they were going out. From then I decided I wanted to be a Beauty Therapist so I could make people feel better about themselves. I have worked in various sectors of the industry including hospitals, small boutique style salons, larger salon and health spas.

I’ve been in the industry for 32 years. I owned my own salon for 10 years before committing to full time teaching at a further education college. I have been a tutor for 15 years and was one of the first tutors to be employed by The Training Room in May 2014.

In December 2015 I won the Best Teacher for Beauty awarded by The Training Room and in January 2016 I was promoted to Senior Regional Tutor. My role is to work as part of a team, travelling around the northern academies supporting and mentoring tutors. I also internally asses to ensure quality assurance. I also help with delivering the beauty courses and the CPD courses we offer.

The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing tutors grow in confidence and reach their potential achieving great grades and ultimately success through their learners. I also embrace the diversity of the learners we have attending our courses. The training room is very forward thinking, I have been lucky enough to build on my expertise with additional courses of oncology massage, sports massage and Lava Shells Relax Massage, to name but a few.’

Hobbies:
‘My children have left home now but we are still very close. I became a very proud ‘Yorkshire Nanny’, in September 2016. I am currently part way through renovating my home. I have also been lucky enough to travel to many different countries - anywhere hot is just up my street.’

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Andrea

 

Academy: Liverpool

Experience:
‘I became a fully qualified Beauty Therapist in both Level 2 and Level 3, 23 years ago. I then went on to add many additional skills in both beauty therapy and holistic therapies, via CPD course over the years, and continue to do so.

I had a successful salon for many years, alongside studying to become a Lecturer. I have now been teaching beauty and wellbeing for 15 years and love being able to pass my knowledge and skills to others.’

Hobbies:
‘I have a passion and enthusiasm for wellbeing in general and working on the mind and body. I love music, from going to gigs, to writing blogs, as well as reading autobiographies/biographies of artists.’

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Beverley

 

Academy: Newcastle

Experience:
‘I qualified as a Beauty Therapist in 1985; my career in beauty has been very varied. After working in a range of high end beauty salons, international and award-winning spas, then progressing to management and in-house training.

I became the UK Training Manager for Decleor skincare, delivering courses on-site and around the UK and worked as part of a team who launched Decleor into Harrods and Selfridges.

I am fully qualified in Adult Teaching and Training and worked in further education for several years delivering NVQ and BTEC Beauty Therapy qualifications.

Whilst working at Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall I was appointed Training Manager, working alongside Tracey Lilburn, my fellow Tutor at Newcastle. I designed and delivered the induction and development programme for all the therapists, receptionists and reservationists. We also won several industry-recognised training awards.

I joined The Training Room beauty team in December 2016 where my personal learning continues to be developed. It’s such an exciting industry and there is always so much to learn.’

Hobbies:
‘My family and friends, gardening, music, food and wine. Oh yes and holidays they are my favourite.’

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Cat

 

Academy: London

Experience:
‘I have over twenty-two years’ experience within the beauty industry, and have worked as a Spa Therapist within prestigious spas across Suffolk, I then went on to become a salon owner within a large leisure and hotel environment.

This then enabled me to further my career as a Tutor within a further education College for over 10 years gaining a wealth of experience to offer my knowledge and experience to learners.’

Hobbies:
‘My hobbies are traveling with my partner to see new and exciting places around the world.

I also love to horse ride and take my Boxer on long country walks in and around Suffolk. Party nights socialising around the table cooking for family and friends is also one of my favourite things to do.’

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Claire


Academy: Liverpool

Experience:
‘I began my beauty training at the age of 19 when I completed my A-Levels. I started studying for a BTEC National Diploma in Beauty Therapy Sciences whilst working part time for Clinique, where I gained a fantastic insight into the skin care industry. I then worked for Clarins and progressed to Account Manager.

I developed my expertise in treatments from time working in local salons and spas. I gained my professional certificate in Education and began delivering training in salons for small groups and apprenticeships.’

Hobbies:
‘In my spare time, I enjoy furthering my industry knowledge and spending time with my family.’

Coron

 

Academy: Regional Senior Beauty & Wellbeing Tutor

Experience:
‘I trained at Champneys and qualified in 1985. I have worked in 5* spas, salons, and also had a successful mobile business for 6 years.

I have been a qualified Teacher for 22 years and have worked in further education and private academies. I have been an Educator and Trainer for Aromatherapy Associates, ESPA, and Clarins.

I am very passionate about my work and I love sharing my professional experiences with my students to help them as they go out in to the beauty world.’

Hobbies:
‘I have 2 children who keep me busy! I also love swimming and holidays abroad.’

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Emma 

 

Academy: Poole

Experience:
‘I have been in the beauty industry for 13 years now and still have a huge passion for it which is why I went into teaching. I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled the world with my job, working in salons and spas both on land and at sea. I have worked for some great companies such as Steiner, Elemis, Bliss and Sofitel Hotels & Spas.

I spent many years travelling with my work which then brought me to my first teaching role where I was a Trainer at Steiner Training Therapists for the cruise ships. I did this for 3 years in London. I have since then moved home, where I now am a tutor for The Training Room, passing on my knowledge and experience to students wanting a successful career within the industry.’

Hobbies:
‘When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and doing what every woman does so well, shopping!’

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Emma 

 

Academy: Regional Senior Beauty & Wellbeing Tutor

Experience:
‘Once qualified I started working on the cruise ships for Steiner, which I loved. When I came back after travelling all around the Caribbean and saving lots of money, I got a job in a 5-star hotel spa just outside Bath as a Senior Therapist.

I worked my way up to Assistant Beauty Manager, and later moved to the Cotswolds to work my way up to Beauty Manager in a spa. I loved my job - it was enjoyable going to work every day.

Life presented a few challenges and my skin become sensitive. This made it challenging to deliver beauty treatments and I was advised to stop using products on my skin. So, I decided to gain my teaching qualification and here I am now. It’s the best decision I ever made!’

Hobbies:
‘I really enjoy sport - I currently live in the New Forest so cycle rides and running really excites me and challenges me, pushing me past those limits I thought I couldn’t reach.

Another big passion of mine is food. My husband and I both have this same passion and enjoy dining out. I love to cook and on my days off I love to bake.’

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Harriett
 

Academy: Birmingham

Experience:
‘I have been in the Beauty industry for over 12 years, I have been very lucky to have lived in Australia and worked with different skin care companies. Then I moved back to the UK where I worked for Elemis traveling around the UK. I then got into training as this has always been a passion of mine, being able to teach others with what I feel passionate about.’

Hobbies:
‘I love spending time with my friends and family, cooking and going to Yoga.’

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Hirali

 

Academy: Manchester

Experience:
‘I have always had a passion for the health and beauty industry and went into beauty straight from school. I have 10 years of experience which have seen me work in salons, spas and on cruise liners.

My most memorable time has been working on cruise lines. I was able to continue my passion whilst travelling the world. Although it was hard work it was definitely worth it!

I worked my way up to management where I spent a lot of time training therapists which led me into a new path of teaching which I thoroughly enjoy!’

Hobbies:
‘When I am not working I enjoy socialising with my family and friends. After working on cruise liners, I now have the travel bug and am always travelling to see the rest of the world!’

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Jane

 

Academy: Regional Senior Beauty & Wellbeing Tutor

Experience:
‘With over 20 years beauty therapy experience, starting my beauty therapy journey at the tender age of 16, I gained my skills working in salons and spas eventually at 26 deciding to open a salon of my own.  My salon used only the best products and provided the spa experience within a local friendly salon feel.
 
After 10 years I started a family and decided to progress my career by gaining my teaching qualifications to allow me to pass on my skills to the next generation of Beauty Therapists.  I have now worked for The Training Room for just over a year.’

Hobbies:
‘I love nothing more than spending time with my family, going for long walks on the beach, or in the park with the dog.’

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Karen

 

Academy: Leeds

Experience:
‘I have worked in the beauty industry since 1986 and have taught beauty therapy since 2003. Initially I worked in beauty salons and have been fortunate enough to work with some of the most prestigious beauty companies.

I have owned two beauty salons, both in a busy tourist town, each salon promoted a wide range of treatments such as Clarins and Crystal Clear’s Microdermabrasion. I also specialised in intense pulsed light hair removal, this is an exciting area to work in since you are providing a permanent solution to people’s concerns surrounding superfluous hair growth.

I have been a lecturer since 2003, this has been varied in that I have taught a wide range of different topics, this has given me experience and expertise in this sector.

I have worked for The Training Room at their Leeds academy since March 2017, I deliver Level 2 and Level 3 courses and the Massage Therapy Diploma course.’

Hobbies:
‘I enjoy swimming, I swim at least 2 miles a week. I have a rescue Border Collie who I walk regularly. Hopefully both of these activities will keep me reasonably fit.

I also enjoy seeing friends for meals out and drinks in the village where I live. I also have 2 children who keep me busy and a granddaughter who I adore spending time with.’

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Latasha


Academy: Bristol

Experience:
‘I’m a fully qualified Beauty Therapist and have worked in this exciting industry for over 10 years. I’ve gained a variety of industry experience, and my career has seen me work in salon and spa environments.

I qualified as a teacher in a further education college and then joined luxury 6* cruise ships where I worked as a Massage Therapist and Skincare Aesthetician at sea. I completed 4 contracts on the water (it gets addictive!) and then decided to settle back on land again! I love teaching and really enjoy delivering the Level 3 Beauty Therapy Diploma to my students.’

Hobbies:
‘My passions lie with all things beauty and wellbeing. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy working out at the gym – my favourite classes are Yoga and Pilates.’

Laura

 

Academy: Croydon

Experience:
‘I have 14 years’ experience within the industry working in many different environments from day spas, hotel spas, salons to airport lounges and even a flag-ship brand boutique.

In more recent years upon returning from working in Canada for 6 months I decided I wanted more of a challenge, to teach others and pass on my experience. Whilst helping to manage and set up an airport lounge spa I embarked on my first teaching qualification and found a passion for the brand Aromatherapy Associates.

Deciding that this, was a brand I wanted to work for, I gained a job at their flagship boutique offering treatments to VIP’s and treatment training to other Therapists. Enjoying the training side of the job I decided to embark on my full teaching qualification whilst still working at the boutique. Whilst studying I also worked for 3 academic years within further education. I really enjoy teaching and moulding brand new Therapists.’

Hobbies:
‘My free time is spent working in a salon, walking my dog and spending time with friends and family.’

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Louise

 

Academy: Nottingham

Experience:
‘I qualified as a Beauty Therapist in 2003 and have been working in the beauty industry ever since. I’ve been lucky enough to have some exciting roles in salons and cruise ships; this has given me so much experience that I’ve taken into my career as a Tutor with The Training Room.

After 3 successful contracts on board, I decided to gain my qualification as a Tutor. I’ve spent the last 3 years sharing my knowledge and experiences with my students – it’s great to see them graduate with a Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Treatments.’

Hobbies:
‘When I’m not working, I like to practise Yoga and go to the gym. I also enjoy travelling and baking (and eating the cakes I bake!)’

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Lukia

 

Academy: Regional Senior Beauty & Wellbeing Tutor

Experience:
‘I have been qualified as a Beauty Therapist for over twenty years. I have taught in further education for 10 years. 

I have a wealth of experience having worked in beauty salons and aesthetic clinic’s in London, and even had the opportunity to work abroad in Cyprus in a 5-star hotel.

I started working at The Training room in January 2015 in the London Academy. I had a year break and worked as the South of England Trainer for a renowned skin care company called Crystal Clear. I taught Beauty Therapist’s in professional beauty salons teaching treatments such as Microdermabrasion, IPL hair removal and skin rejuvenation, oxygen facials and micro needling.’

Hobbies:
‘Spending time with my family, dining out and Aqua Zumba.  I also still carryout out beauty treatments in my spare time and have regular beauty clients, as I like to keep my hand in the beauty industry.’

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Sarah


Academy: London

Experience:
'Since completing my beauty therapy training, I have worked in many different salon and spa environments, in this country and abroad. I've worked my way up from Junior Therapist to Head Spa Therapist to Tutor and Assessor, over the course of the last 22 years. 

I have now been teaching for the last 8 years and love being able to share my passion and knowledge of this industry to upcoming therapists of the future. One of the highlights since working for The Training Room is winning Tutor of The Year Award 2016, and being able to progress in my career development by gaining further qualifications in various therapies and teaching and assessing.'

Hobbies:
'I love to travel and visit exotic places, I find relaxation when working in my garden, and I enjoy furthering my industry knowledge and spending time with my family.'

Tracey

 

Academy: Newcastle

Experience:
‘I have been working within the beauty and spa industry for over 25 years. Initially working as a Therapist then progressing to management in high-end spas. My teaching career began in 1996 delivering beauty and massage courses in further education on a part-time basis alongside my industry career.

However, my love of teaching and sharing my knowledge and experience with others eventually won over, and I joined The Training Room in March 2016 full-time and have never looked back. I continually gain satisfaction from seeing the success of students and enjoy watching their passion and enthusiasm for the industry grows.’

Hobbies:
‘I love walking, especially with my 2 black Labradors and I am a ‘fair weather’ runner, with the hope that one day I may complete a half marathon.’

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Victoria

 

Academy: Bristol

Experience:
‘I have acquired a considerable wealth of experience during my 13 years as a Teacher to further education students. I’ve been working with The Training Room as a Tutor since 2015 and have worked around their multiple academies.

I still find I’m learning new skills in the beauty industry and love the chance of passing on my knowledge to my students – it’s so rewarding to see them achieve their goals and become fully qualified as a Beauty Therapist.’

Hobbies:
‘I enjoy furthering my knowledge within holistic therapies; I really believe in treating the mind, body and spirit. I also like to be outdoors and pursue activities such as kayaking, mountain biking and meditation classes.’                   

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Yasmin

 

Academy: Croydon

Experience:
‘I had always known from a young age that I loved all things beauty, I loved to experiment with my mum’s makeup and cosmetic products from the word go. As I grew up it got me thinking I wanted to have a successful career within the beauty industry. So, my journey began at London College of Beauty Therapy where I gained my NVQ Level 2 & 3 in beauty.

After completing my studies, I got the travel bug and went to work in Dubai for a 5* resort. Once my contract ended I decided to come back home and work in one of London’s most renowned women’s day spas, The Sanctuary which is located at the heart of Covent Garden. I was based there for many years working my way up into a senior management position.

Sadly, in 2013 The Sanctuary Spa closed, completely devastated at the time it got me thinking what should I do next? So, my new adventure began in training again for an iconic British company called Elemis and worked as an international trainer for three years. It was an amazing opportunity working with prestige spas across the world, presenting QVC and professional beauty shows.

I then decided I wanted to try a different style of teaching which brought me to The Training Room at the Croydon academy to pass on my knowledge, passion and expertise to the students starting their career within the beauty industry.’

Hobbies:
‘In my spare time, I like to further expand my knowledge about the beauty industry and enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends.’

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Personal Training Tutors

Alex

 

Academy: Solihull

Experience:
‘I started working for Esporta in Coventry as a Fitness Instructor back in 2005. I quickly moved into personal training both freelance and employed. I then moved into Fitness Supervisor and Manager positions alongside my personal training and delivery of classes.

In 2011, I moved to The Training Room as a trainee Tutor, moving up to a Lead Internal Quality Assurer and Tutor position. I have a Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, Level 4 Internal Quality Assurer and am A1 Assessor qualified.’

Hobbies:
‘I love visiting different countries, spending time with my young family and watching a vast array of different sports.’

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Daniel

 

Academy: Hatfield

Experience:
‘I have been in the health and fitness industry for over 20 years, during this time serving 12 years in the Army Physical Training Corps and gaining my BSc Hons in Sports & Exercise Science.

On Leaving the Army I furthered my education in DNA & Genetic testing for Body composition, Sports performance & Nutrition, Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation, Olympic Weight Lifting and Strength & Conditioning Coaching.

I have been working with The Training Room since 2010 and I have enjoyed passing on my knowledge and industry experience to all my students, and giving them the best start in their careers.

During my service with the company I have been extremely honoured to have been voted Tutor of the Year on many occasions and became a finalist for the UK’s most Inspirational Fitness Professional.’

Hobbies:
‘My main fitness hobby is Natural Bodybuilding and competing in Natural Bodybuilding shows. As an educational hobby I enjoy reading/researching and delivering seminars and talks on training, nutrition and hormone optimisation for body composition.’

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Hasit

 

Academy: Nottingham & Peterborough

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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Jenna

 

Academy: Glasgow

Experience:
‘I’ve been an active member in the Health & Fitness industry for over 8 years now. I’m qualified in various disciplines and have qualified as a L2 Group Exercise Instructor, L3 Personal Trainer, an Instructor in Physical Activity for Children (aged 14-16) and a PTTLS & A1 Assessor. I’ve worked in many leading gyms, including LA Fitness and David Lloyd, and have enjoyed my managerial experience.

I’ve taught classes since the start of my career and have progressed through various teaching scenarios, from teaching healthy eating and sports exercises in Primary schools, to teaching and assessing the Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification in a local prison. I’ve had a variety of students, from various backgrounds, and find it satisfying to see people achieve their goals.’

Hobbies:
‘I am studying for a Level 3 qualification in GP Referral so have been spending much of my spare time revising! When the Scottish weather is being kind, I love to get outside and hill/rock climb; in the winter, I head north to snowboard. I also enjoy playing the piano, and sometimes write my own music!’

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Luke

 

Academy: Leeds and Sheffield

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

 

Academy: Nationwide / E-Learning

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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Martin

 

Academy: Manchester
 
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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Matt

 

Academy: Reading

Experience:
‘I started my career in the fitness industry back in 2009. My background has involved sport from a young age, my main sports being football and swimming. My career has seen me work as a Personal Trainer, in rehabilitation and as a Fitness Coach.

I’m still very active with my personal training and rehabilitation work, and have recently worked with some professional football players, golfers and swimmers. My passion is corrective exercise and rehabilitation/biomechanics to help improve and develop sports performance.
With the correct training everyone can reach new fitness levels. I am always keen and looking to develop and learn new skills at every opportunity.’

Hobbies:
‘Spending time with family and friends or when I have the opportunity, out on the golf course or in the kitchen learning new recipes and cooking from scratch.’

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Nick

 

Academy: London

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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Nick

 

Academy: Southampton

Experience:
‘Before working with The Training Room, I worked as a self-employed Personal Trainer. Including clients in a gym, outdoor group sessions and running spin classes.

I love working with people who share the same passion for fitness as myself which is why I enjoy working in the fitness industry so much. I also love seeing learners complete the course and go on to be successful in their new careers which makes working at The Training Room as a Tutor so rewarding.’

Hobbies:
‘Outside of work mostly enjoy spending quality time with my family.’

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Oliver

 

Academy:​ Bristol, Cardiff and E-Learning

Experience:
‘Health, fitness and performance was to be my career route from a young age. I’d been surrounded by all sports as a child, but most competitive in swimming. I became Level 2 and 3 qualified by the age of 19, trained a variety of clients for a few years and then felt it was right for me to obtain a degree. I graduated with first-class honours in Strength and Conditioning, worked in professional rugby and eventually made my way to tutoring.

Within my role as a Tutor I like to talk from the experience of myself and others. The most satisfying part of my role as a health and fitness Tutor is when an old student re-connects telling me about their current success in the industry. I love to learn, I love to develop and I love to discuss.’

Hobbies:
‘I like to move, whether that’s taking the dog out for a walk or surfing. I’m a huge Exeter Chiefs fan and I’m guilty of reading far too many personal development books.’

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Paul

 

Academy: E-learning

Experience:
‘I used to work at my local YMCA as a Personal Trainer, working solely with special population clients, helping them improved their health and fitness. During this time, I worked with a wide variety of special populations including stroke survivors, cardiac rehab patients, amputees, MS sufferers, young children and many more.

The most enjoyable part of my job at The Training Room is helping students to fulfil their potential and help them work towards their dream career.’

Hobbies:
‘Outside of work I love to spend time with my family, and play with my 3 delightful children. I am also an avid football fan and love to still play as much as I can, as well as watching live whenever possible and watching any game I can possibly find on the tele!’

Richard

 

Academy: Stockton and Newcastle

Experience:
‘I started out working as a Fitness Instructor in 2007 for 2 years until I achieved my Personal Training qualification. From this date I worked in a gym on an employed basis. I have worked alongside some sports teams over the years helping to design pre-season training.

My teaching started in 2014 where I worked in a further education college for 2 years teaching a range of sports qualifications before getting the job with The Training Room around 18 months ago.’

Hobbies:
‘I spend my free time doing a lot of different physical activity. I spend most weekends when not working playing for two local football teams which I have done since I was around 8 years old.

When I’m not focussing on football I spend a lot of time in a local CrossFit gym. I take part in CrossFit mostly for my own fitness and health but also want to take part in local competitions.’

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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.'

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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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.'

Richard


Academy: E-Learning

Experience:
'I have always used computers and digital technologies in my various careers and academic endeavours. As such, I hold several degrees and a PGCE relating to computing, including a PhD. I have taught computer science and IT to various abilities from secondary school through to master's level at university. I have also worked in the IT industry for many years and moved into teaching in 2006. I am extremely passionate about teaching and informing others about digital technology and its applications in the work place,

My main areas of specialty are computer applications in various context, Web Development and Design, Computer Coding (HTML, XML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, C+, Python, PHP, etc.) and more recently Cyber Security.'

Hobbies:
'I am an avid gamer (Xbox) and a professional DJ (utilising both time-code vinyl and computers). I am bit of a gadget freak and love to keep up with advances in digital technology.'