Meet our team
Wesley James Sanders (Education and Marketing Director)
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 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 is a graduate in Economics and Politics from Exeter University, and has also spent time working with innovative technology firms including BookingBug and HelloFresh.
Nelson Lo (Client Service Director)
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 and the European Space Agency.
Janet Yung (Academic Consultant)
As a consultant to Athena, Janet advises the company on its approaches to teaching and learning, as well as offering advice and support in our corporate development.
Janet is an experienced tutor of children and young adults of all ages, and has strong knowledge of UK sixth form and university admission processes. She advises our clients directly on these subjects, as well as supporting our other tutors in these particular areas of expertise.
Janet has worked in commercial real estate and the FMCG industries as an investment and finance analyst, and has a particular understanding of business development in rapidly-growing, customer-oriented companies.
Janet is a graduate of the University of Cambridge with a BA in Land Economy.
Fiona, based in Edinburgh, studied Law at Durham University, before receiving her LLM in International Law from the University of Edinburgh. She has written high school courses, curricula and study guides, and has experience working in the education systems of Scotland, England and Wales, and the United States.
Previously she has worked in industries as diverse as technical theatre, construction law, and employment consultancy. Education might be her favourite way of sharing digestible versions of complicated information yet.
Taym, based in Edinburgh, specialises in teaching history, Spanish and politics. He has experience of guiding students through their studies at both school and university levels. Not only does this concern improving exam results, but it is also about nurturing a better understanding of the subject at hand - and, indeed, a love of it. This is done by tailoring lessons to the specific requirements of the student. This can consist of focusing on a particular exam paper, or taking a broader approach to the entire subject. Aside from tuition, Taym has, from London to Dubai, worked in institutions dealing with Middle Eastern affairs. He also conducts independent academic research.