Based in Hampstead as Education Director, Wesley is responsible for maintaining top standards of tuition across all subjects and at all ages, and in charge of the company’s marketing and financial efforts. With Nelson Lo, Wesley works personally with clients and tutors to ensure that Athena is making good matches, and that the quality of teaching remains excellent.
As well as managing Athena Tuition, Wesley tutors in economics and history, focusing on A-Level and degree level students. He has also tutored and taught in Suzhou, China, where he lived and worked for a year from 2011 to 2012. Wesley has travelled extensively across China and India, and he supports Nelson Lo with Athena’s international clients. Wesley graduated in Economics and Politics from Exeter University, and has also spent time working with technology firms such as BookingBug and HelloFresh.
As Client Services Director and also based in Hampstead, Nelson is the main point of liaison for many of Athena clients. With Wesley Sanders, Nelson matches our students with our tutors – all of whom we interview one-on-one, and all of whose teaching abilities we have tested in interview. In addition to his work with Athena’s UK-based clients, Nelson takes responsibility for the company’s international clients, who come mainly from China and Hong Kong, the United States, and continental Europe. Nelson oversees arrangements for clients seeking remote tuition via Skype, as well as for students moving to the UK – and into the UK education system – for the first time.
Nelson is also an 11+ tutor with Athena, and has broad knowledge of the UK’s independent schools. Nelson graduated from Exeter University with a Distinction in MSc Marketing, and has worked as a researcher and a marketer for several companies, including the Financial Times.
Helena works as London’s ‘Placements Officer’. Working closely with Athena Tuition’s talented pool of tutors, and with clients and students, Helena’s role is to ensure that every student is matched with the best possible tutor for their individual needs based on the student’s academic level, strengths and weaknesses, interests outside of academia and so on. Helena personally tutors English Literature and Film Studies, and also has vast experience working ‘behind the scenes’ in the tutoring sector. She has worked with independent school placements, home-schooling arrangements, residential tuition placements both in the UK and abroad, and international clients. A graduate of English Literature and Film, Helena is currently a PhD research student at Edinburgh Napier University where she is researching early twentieth-century Scottish literature.
Mr. Marco Cheng completed his A-level studies at Uppingham School before moving on to read a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics at UCL. Alongside his degree, he has also been awarded a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), an essential TEFL qualification provided by University of Cambridge. As an education consultant, Marco has extensive knowledge and understanding of the UK education system by offering a variety of advice and feedback to clients. He mainly deals with school applications, interviews and assessments, transition processes, academic planning tailored to students’ needs, and weekly monitoring of students’ academic progress. Marco also has many years of English teaching experience to students and adults in China, and in the past 5 years, he has taught more than 800 junior secondary and primary school English teachers and 50 senior secondary school students in provinces such as Guangdong, Guizhou, Ningxia, Jilin, Sichuan and Shanxi. Additionally, he has taught English at CEFR B1 (Pre-Intermediate) to C1 (Advanced) level to a group of overseas Bachelor’s and Master’s students in London.
Ms. Evelyn Hou holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration and Masters in Marketing at University of Portsmouth. She is experienced in teaching and is familiar with the needs of overseas students in the UK. Evelyn also has first-hand experience of discovering the potential of every student, and has successfully aided students in attaining a place at many UK’s top 50 independent schools and universities.
Steve founded William Clarence Education, after working in the City of London for 5 years and then tutoring full-time Maths and Economics. William Clarence Education is the leading education consultant and advisory firm in London and proud partners of Athena Tuition.
He is dedicated to the company’s clients and providing the best educational support to help students meet their academic aspirations. Steve is a proud advocate of the British education system, and is committed to making it accessible to students across the world.
Working with the brightest and most talented teachers in the world, Steve takes great pride in ensuring all clients receive the professional service they deserve. He supports clients through a wide variety of academic decisions ranging from choosing appropriate preparatory and secondary schools, to homeschooling, to preparing for Oxbridge entrance exams and interviews.