People & Staff
Pi academy recruits their staff who are highly qualified and have many years of teaching experience. Our teachers are very professional and passionate about the child’s success.
We recruit teachers after going through a tough process of selection. We interview tutors and go through their CV to verify their qualifications and understand their experience. We also ask them to give a presentation and assess their teaching skills. For 11 + tutoring they also need to undergo an aptitude test to prove they have the required expertise to teach intense 11+ courses in Maths and English. Additionally, we ask them to teach a small group of 11+ preparation course students in a real environment.
We check their degree certificates to confirm their academic qualifications. It is a mandatory requirement to have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks previously known as (CRB) check cleared for all our tutors. As a part of our selection process we also check their professional references.
We provide our in house training to all tutors to maintain the consistency and Pi academy standard. We also ensure that teachers develop their lesson plans in advance.
Our teachers are friendly with our pupils and have a customised approach to understand their individual needs. Their vast array of teaching techniques makes the lessons more enjoyable, and encourages our students to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for learning, and also motivates them to succeed.
Preeti Baviskar: Education Director
Master in Engineering (MEngg), Research (University College London)
Preeti's teaching experience includes teaching to Primary, Secondary and Undergraduate Engineering Students. Primary School teaching experience includes, preparing children for 11+ Grammar and Independent school examinations. Preeti’s specialised areas include Maths, Numerical Reasoning, Verbal reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Preeti’s coaching success rate is very high and her students gain the place in top ranking schools. Preeti’s teaching methodologies are unique and she strategically guides her pupils through an individualised program of study, which ensures that they learn and revise the concepts likely to arise in their exams. This enables students to gain Scholarships in Independent schools.
She specially trained her students for Henrietta Barnet, Queen Elizabeth Boys’ School, City of London, HABS, Merchant Taylor, South Hampstead Girl’s School and many other top ranking schools. Preeti conducts Maths courses for all levels in Pi Academy and fully devoted to inspire children in tuition centre to learn Maths.
Syra: Education Consultant and Senior Teacher
BA Hons Education and English with QTS - Goldsmiths College, University of London PG Dip Heritage Education - University of Leicester
Syra has more than 15 years' experience as a primary and high school teacher, and of working in other educational advisory and consultancy roles.
She is a specialist in literacy and assessment, and has been highly successful as a private tutor for 11+ (Grammar Schools and Common Entrance), as well as having a strong track record in supporting students to achieve highly in their SATs tests in English (improving levels and supporting those with special needs).
Syra believes passionately in setting high standards for students to achieve, and is skilled in delivering high quality and enjoyable one-to-one and group sessions at Pi Academy.