Mike Volpe

Mike Volpe

Development Consultant: Born in Fulham

Born in 1965 to Italian immigrant parents - one of whom (guess which one!) made a run for the hills when I was a baby. Progressed from a slum in Shepherds Bush to a flat in Fulham Court and ended up at an experimental boarding school in Suffolk. Two children with mixed Italian Scottish genes, and one with Italian/Kiwi/Tongan genes.


Mirjana Majerski

Mirjana Majerski

Administrator and Receptionist: Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina

Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, former Yugoslavia. Moved to England in 1993 due to the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the war I realised my passion for helping others and wished to pursue that as a career in the future. That wish was fulfilled when I started working at Nova in 2007 and I hope to continue for many years to come.


Pauline McKittrick

Pauline McKittrick

Children’s Tutor: Born in Liverpool

I guess you could say I'm a lifelong learning, single parent, step parent, Sister, whose experience rich and into Recovery of all types; a late flowering coach/teacher history-freak on a mission to catch up; who cooks, travels, dances, reads, swims and meditates [but not all at the same time]; European of Irish descent, via Liverpool, Edinburgh, Chester, Wigan, Shrewsbury, Prague, Venice, Spain and all things Spanish; but only if you really have to put a label on me - and as I'm constantly evolving I may well be different tomorrow… :)


Max de Lotbiniere

Max de Lotbiniere

English Tutor: Born in London

Born more than half a century ago within walking distance of Nova, I have ventured further afield, but not for long. If you stay still in these parts, the world seems to come to you. My main trade has been journalism, but I took up Esol teaching a decade ago, was taken on by Nova and have been here ever since.


Lizzie Cho

Lizzie Cho

Director: Born in London

Born in London, 1972, to Jamaican dad and White British mum. Raised in South Wales. Lived in seven countries, married a Korean. Two sons of that mixed heritage with gay Italian godfathers. My own grandfather was born on Grenfell Road in North Kensington in 1910 - I've come full circle. Brought up in a single parent family, on an estate and proud of what I got from that :)'