OUR WRITERS

Sharlene Matharu

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Sharlene is a UK-based teacher and writer with over 12 years’ experience in teaching and tutoring. After graduating from the University of Southampton with a degree in English and French, she went on to work in PR before moving into education. With experience in the UK, France and Spain, she has worked with students of every age and level. She has also led professional development programmes for educators, written a GCSE home-schooling course, and self-published a successful teaching resource book: Talking Images: Idioms. Currently, Sharlene creates and presents online video resources and graded readers for learners across the world as well as writing biographies. As a mum of one, she enjoys exploring the world at toddler-pace with her daughter, making an artful mess in the kitchen and learning new languages.

Alexia James

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Alexia is from the UK and moved to China after graduating from studying Law in England. While in China she worked in the education, financial and legal sectors before moving to Russia and working in education, law and finally luxury retail. Alexia enjoys writing about all aspects of the UK Secondary School education system from Year 7 all the way up to undergraduate studies.

Maria Vole

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Maria is a GoStudent learning expert originally from Norway, but based in London. She holds a Masters degree from The University of Edinburgh and has long experience in teaching languages to both children and adults. Maria has a strong interest in education and is eager to make you learn more on developing your kid’s study skills.

Maahir Mehta

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Maahir Mehta grew up in Mumbai, India but has spent the last few years in Austin, Texas. Maahir studied Finance and Management Information Systems during his undergraduate years. Maahir has always been passionate about reading and writing. Suggested by a friend a couple of years ago, writing has become more than a passion now. Maahir also loves everything related to sports, animals, and travelling.

Amelia Johansson

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Born in Sweden and raised in the UK, Amelia is an ESL teacher and freelance writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism with creative writing and was working as an online editor in London until 2018, when she did a 180 and studied for her TEFL to become an ESL teacher and hasn’t looked back since. Now living in Morocco, she teaches English online, writes, and tries to experience as many charming Moroccan cities and sights as she can, sipping mint tea along the way! She loves books, coffee, anything that sparkles and the last line of a poem.

GoStudent

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GoStudent is the online tutoring expert. Driven by first-hand experience from those in-the-know, every student can achieve the grades they're looking for!

Connie Kulis-Page

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Connie is a British copywriter and independent artist. She spent her childhood in the UK before travelling and teaching in East Asia and now lives in beautiful Vienna with her husband and boston terrier. With a first class degree in contemporary performance, she believes that creativity and play are integral to a successful education and indeed a happy life. She spends her free time in galleries, up mountains, wandering in the wild and slurping coffee with close friends.

Clarissa Joshua

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Clarissa is originally from the UK but moved to Australia with her family when she was 10. She studied Communications at the University of Queensland and has been writing ever since. An avid traveller and restless wanderer, she now resides in Spain where she worked as an English teacher for two years as well as a freelance writer. Now, Clarissa solely focuses on writing where she can work from any location as long as her trusted laptop is with her. When she’s not writing, she is at the beach, riding her bike, or curled up on the sofa with a good book.

Natalie Lever

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Our learning expert Natalie has a Master's degree in Education from the University of Cambridge. She has previously studied and worked in Manchester, Amsterdam, London, and Mumbai and currently teaches UK students aged 11-18. She is well-versed in the National Curriculum, the International Baccalaureate as well as mental health and pastoral development in young people. She likes to be outside and take photographs in her spare time.

Lucy Holmes

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Lucy has taught English for fifteen years. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in the History of Art and Italian before spending time abroad in Japan and Italy. During her five years in London, she worked as a researcher at the Guinness Book of Records, a Production Assistant at a subtitling company and in HR at the Japanese Embassy. She writes for Oxford University Press and Macmillan, and has self-published a teacher resource book: Talking Images: idioms. Now, living in Oxford with her dog and three children, she’s into running, drawing, travelling and all things Japanese.

Maria Mazur

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Maria is a GoStudent learning expert in non-formal education, self-development, financial literacy, writing skills, and digital learning. Equipped with a Master’s degree in Communications & PR in combination with 10 years of international experience in journalism, communications, non-profit projects, and informal education, she tries to make the world a better place with her insight knowledge. Her goal is to guide parents to empower their kids to be the best version of themselves for a better future through education that goes beyond academic learning. She is currently writing a book on growth mindset and financial literacy for teenage girls.

Guy Doza

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As well as teaching English at a secondary school, Guy has also lectured on rhetoric and speechwriting at a range of world-leading universities. Before transitioning into education, Guy worked as a Speechwriter in the British Houses of Parliament as well as for a range of European civil services. In 2019, he gave a TEDxTalk at the University of Cambridge where he has just completed his second postgraduate degree. Guy Loves Star Wars and Marvel (and all things nerdy). He is a huge fan of VanLife and, when he has the time, takes his tiny little van on adventures around the UK!

Joseph McCrossan

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Joseph is a teacher and writer originally from Ireland, but now based in Spain. He has given classes to students from all over the world and has also worked as a rickshaw driver, bicycle mechanic, journalist, videographer, and producer. Joseph is on a never-ending quest to find out more about the world and believes the reason we learn is to pass our experience on to the next generation. He loves travel, animals, and has a love/hate relationship with technology.

GoStudent UK

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Payal Mohta

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Payal is a GoStudent learning expert in the areas of mental health and digital learning. She drives our “Expert Series” where she talks to a global network of educational professionals. She presents the knowledgeable insights of these experts as a guide for parents, so they can support students to achieve their highest potential! Payal is an English literature graduate, edtech content writer and journalist. Her stories have been featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post & Al Jazeera, amongst others.

Akshat Biyani

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Akshat is originally from Mumbai but moved to the UK to pursue his undergraduate degree from Warwick Business School. After his undergraduate degree, Akshat embarked on a role as a Business Analyst for companies in the UK and in India before realising his passion lies in writing content for tech companies. Akshat now works as a freelance writer with a focus on writing business, finance and tech articles.

Kyra Beth

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Our GoStudent learning expert Kyra has found her love for education, when working as a children's programme volunteer. Based in sunny South Africa, the experienced Copywriter believes the responsibility to spark a sense of curiosity in the mind of a child lies with both the parent and the educator. Kyra's articles will motivate parents to learn about their little ones, engage with their school studies and encourage them to ask for help along the way!

Andrea Butler

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Andrea Butler is a freelance writer and marketer originally from New York. She holds a BA in Communication from Fairfield University and an MA in Political Communication from Goldsmiths, University of London. After spending two years in the UK, she sought out sunnier skies in Lisbon, where she currently resides. When not working, Andrea can be found on her yoga mat, exploring the city, or talking politics on Twitter.

Erin McGann

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Erin is a freelance writer and editor based in Heidelberg, Germany. Originally from Canada, she studied journalism and media theory at Carleton University and Simon Fraser University. Erin spent seven years living in the UK, where she worked at Southbank Centre, one of the world’s largest arts centres, helping artists and performers communicate their work to large audiences. Erin spends her time dragging her husband and son to every castle and open-air museum, as well as sewing, weaving, and cooking.

Evelyn Chen

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Evelyn is a GoStudent tutor, technology enthusiast and science lover. She has a BA degree in Business and is an experienced children’s education volunteer. Her deep sense of responsibility to her students has led her to believe that parents and educators can instil a growth mindset in children, changing their lives and indeed society, forever. That’s why she writes articles about future trends which could shape their children’s entire lives and engage in their education beyond the classroom.

Molly Perkins

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Molly is originally from the UK and studied English Literature and History at The University of Birmingham. She spent five years working as an English teacher in Spain, Germany, and Austria. She now works as a Copywriter. Molly’s big love is writing and her life goal is to open up her own bookshop someday. Molly has a strong interest in education, particularly in terms of getting children excited about books and writing. She loves to get creative and spends her free time drawing, going to museums, and hanging out with her cat Zsuzsi.

Chloe Peratikou

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Chloe Peratikou is a tutor at GoStudent and science enthusiast. She is currently studying at the University of Warwick and her passion for academia radiates in her lessons. Her students soar in confidence and their grades rapidly improve. It comes to no surprise that she was rated Tutor of the Month! She’s now moving on to the blog to show everyone how any topic can become fun and exciting under the guidance of the right teacher and with the right mindset.

Martina Corsi

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Martina is Italian and studied History of Art at La Sapienza University in Rome. She worked in London as a tour guide and as an educational operator for educational, artistic and scientific workshops for primary and secondary school students. He now works for the Italian Ministry of Culture and as an English teacher for students of all ages. She spends her free time visiting museums and exhibitions or walking in parks.

Jen Goggins

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Jen is a GoStudent learning expert and mom of one who focuses on Montessori education, child-directed learning, and building a growth mindset. She has a Master’s degree in teaching and over a decade of experience in both traditional and Montessori schools. She knows that kids learn best when they are given the freedom to make choices and take ownership of their studies. She is here for you to help you grow your child’s  independence! 

Ishaa Mohammed

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Ishaa is a GoStudent tutor and science lover. Ishaa, has always shown a keen interest in science, and has taught science and maths to many students. She teaches with passion and commitment, and her students have seen heaps of improvement in grades and progress in these subjects. She’s keen on passing on this knowledge and passion to other students, and widening access into STEM subjects, therefore she writes articles about science and maths topics, which also give tips and tricks on how to revise and succeed in these subjects.

Inge Kung

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Inge is our GoStudent learning expert for all math and science topics! Born and raised in South Africa, she has found her passion for teaching very early in life. She has over 5 years experience in teaching math and science topics and has worked as an Au-Pair. Did you know that South Africa has the lowest success rate for students learning math and science? Inge is striving to change this and have a positive influence on school systems all over the world. With her new ideas and mehods on playful learning, she is revolutionising traditional teaching methods and makes the "hated" maths and science subjects fun again! 

Elizabeth Schlager

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Elizabeth is a GoStudent writer who is currently working in Communications. An avid writer, Elizabeth has years of editing and writing experience, apart from being a published poet. A student of the English department at the University of Vienna, she has taken interest in all things language related, as well as previous experience tutoring language competence. Her mission: bring accessibility and honesty to education and help parents and kids alike to learn the most and find their groove.