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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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Beauty Therapy Tutors

Debbie


National Beauty & Wellbeing Manager

Experience:
'I have been working in the Beauty industry for over 20 years, where I started working as a therapist then progressed into teaching within a Further Education college.

My Teaching career began in 2002 where I delivered beauty courses in Further Education on a part-time basis while I continued to work in the industry. Just 3 years later, I started lecturing full-time.
 
I joined The Training Room in 2014 as a tutor in the Birmingham academy, and after working hard was lucky enough to be promoted into various roles within the beauty department. I am now the National Beauty & Wellbeing Manager.

I continually gain satisfaction from seeing the success stories of our learners and love seeing our students gain incredible careers in the beauty industry after they graduate with us.

Hobbies:
‘I love walking and have just taken up yoga. Socialising with family and friend is also one of my favourite things to do.’

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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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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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Natalie

 

Academy: Birmingham

Experience:
'I am a fully qualified beauty lecturer with several years of teaching experience. My beauty career spans over nineteen years and has taken me to many different countries.
 
In the past I have worked with some of the industry’s most respected and reputable spas, salons, colleges and brands such as Steiner, Hotel Du Vin, Regis, South & City College, Elemis and ESPA.
 
Beauty is my passion and I feel privileged to be able to work in such a vibrant, varied and robust industry, and look forward to sharing my knowledge and learning with our students as the industry continues to develop.'

Hobbies:
'Travelling, keeping fit, reading and international cuisine.'

 

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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: Manchester

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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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.'

Laura


Academy: London

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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Yasmin

 

Academy: London

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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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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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!’

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.'