Nova People

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.

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Conor Fitzpatrick

Children’s Maths Tutor: Born in Belfast

Born in Belfast in the 80’s at the tail end of the troubles, but thankfully grew up in peaceful times. I am a sport, music and Maths enthusiast. I have spent my adult life travelling and teaching in different places around the world including, England, Ghana, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Canada and now settled in Scotland.

Kertrina Little Maths Home School Support Tutor

Kertrina Little

Children’s Maths Tutor: Born in Reading

Born in Reading, to Hong Kong parents. Wanted to explore my heritage after university, so decided to work in Hong Kong as a teacher. Moved to London after, now settled in Brighton and love being close to the sea.

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Max de Lotbiniere

English Tutor (Adults): 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.

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Marija Mirazic

Enrichment and Family Support Manager: Born in Yugoslavia

Born in Serbia, Yugoslavia. In London since 1997. Moved to North Kensington in 2012 and found Nova. In my mother tongue, the word Nova means New. Nova has brought New Opportunities to me - just like it says in its name.

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Matthew Barnett

Children & Young People’s Programme Coordinator: Born in Germany

Born in Germany, to English and Welsh Parents, after an unsettled start I eventually spent my formative years in Yorkshire. My working class family did a fantastic job of instilling their values of decency, solidarity and compassion for others. They inspired me to take chances and not limit myself, encouraging me to follow a more unconventional – and unlikely - career in the arts and eventually make my way down South to the big city to chase my dreams! I’ve now been settled in London for over 20 years and a little prouder every day to be a small part of our diverse and vibrant community.

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Katya Elina

Head of Services: Born in Leningrad

Born and raised in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia, to a family with many generations of educators. While studying mathematics at university, fell in love with teaching and have been working in education ever since. London has been my home for the past 20 years - its diversity and bustle remind me of my home city.

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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… :)

Fiona Clark English Home School Support Tutor Nova New Opportunities Team Our People

Fiona Clark

Children’s Tutor: Born in Tyneside

Born in 1975 to parents from two separate Scottish clans (the McGhees and the Wallaces), I grew up on the aptly named Scotch Estate in Jarrow, north-east of England. As a child, I toured almost all of Scotland with my parents, even the far-flung isles, during every school holiday. After attending universities in Sunderland, Nottingham and Pennsylvania and after teaching for several years in Surrey, I eventually moved back to the north-east and back to my roots, and married a descendant of the Campbell clan!

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Lola Famubode

IAG Advisor: Born in London

Born in London to Nigerian parents who came to the UK to study in the early 70s, I moved back to Nigeria with my parents and older siblings to Nigeria as a toddler and lived in the suburbs of the university city of Ibadan. The city, although sprawling, remained rural in outlook and lifestyle, so my childhood memories are filled with countryside joy- playing football in the open fields and tree-climbing with my brothers(I am an only girl) in the daytime and listening to stories in the moonlight and gazing at stars in the evenings . I moved back to the UK in 2002 to go to university, met my wonderful husband and now we have two beautiful daughters and the cheekiest dog in the world called Laramia!