Tutors

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Maria Jones​, Tutor and Centre Coodinator

Maria gained her B.Ed. Hons at Hertfordshire University and has been teaching in primary schools since 2008. Since 2012, she has also been tutoring privately as well as home educating her children.

She is wife to Peter and mother to five children. They like to live simply but fully, appreciating richness in nature and people more than material things.

 

"Getting wrapped up and venturing in our local woods 'just us' or with friends and family on a Sunday afternoon is our favourite activity!"

 

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Saumya Thomas​, Tutor 

Saumya is from Germany and moved to the UK 10 years ago. She has a master’s degree in theology from the Jesuit College for Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt. She started her career in teaching in 2009 alongside pursuing a PhD in Pastoral Theology. Saumya has experience of teaching RE and providing private German & eleven-plus tuition. 

For over 15 years Saumya has been involved and held various offices in Jesus Youth - an international Catholic movement approved by the Holy See. In this capacity, she has been part of organizing various evangelization initiatives for children, youth and families, such as trainings, retreats and conferences in the UK and in various countries in Europe. She has been a catechist in the parish for many years and has also worked as parish-based youth worker for the Northampton Diocese.

She is married to Abhy and has three young children. They are excited to have started the journey of homeschooling with their two eldest children at Regina Caeli Academy. They've always had the vision of belonging to a Catholic family community and are delighted to have found this through Regina Caeli U.K. In her free time Saumya enjoys doing arts & crafts, music, dance and being outdoors. 

Bruna Kelliher, Tutor Assistant and Centre Assistant
 

Bruna is from Brazil and moved here 4 years ago. She was a P.E and dance teacher in Brazil from 2010, working in many schools with different ages and has worked as a Teaching Assistant since arriving in England. She met her husband James while working at preparations for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in 2013. They have a daughter and can’t wait for her to be old enough to join the Regina Caeli U.K. family!

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Isabelle Lubbock​, Tutor and Curriculum Coordinator

Isabelle was born in France and studied there until obtaining her masters in British history from the Université Paris VII. She moved to the UK in 2008 to teach French to undergraduates at Nottingham university, then went on to get her PGCE from the same institution. She has been teaching ever since, in secondary schools, at Nottingham University and as a private tutor, spanning a wide age range and many subjects. She was also studying for a PhD uniting history and children’s literature until babies changed her priorities!

Isabelle and her husband have four children and the eldest two are loving being part of Regina Caeli already. She is an avid reader and loves nothing more than talking and sharing about books and ideas – maybe apart from devising systems for everything and roaming the countryside with her family.

 

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Gaby Scallan​

Gaby obtained her undergraduate degree as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and her subsequent MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Cordoba, in her native country Argentina. She has taught in primary and secondary schools as well as worked as a teacher trainer in college education. In 2012 she moved to the UK and has two children who attend RCA. She enjoys all things artistic/creative and loves to travel around the UK visiting places and people.

“We always planned to home educate and RCA has been an amazing opportunity to do it in the context of a lovely, deeply Catholic community.”

Chantelle Vooght, Tutor Assistant​

Chantelle gained a Psychology BSc degree with First Class Honours at the University of Sussex. From there, she went on to pursue a career in Market Research. After having two children, Chantelle took a step back from the workplace to focus on raising her family. Being a recent convert to the Catholic faith, she is keen to contribute to the Catholic community and is excited to join the Regina Caeli U.K. family. Her eldest son will also be joining with her!

Trustees

​​Grace Bozzino (Operations)

Grace worked at Chavagnes International College; from there, she went to work in Parliament, including for Nick Gibb, the current Minister of State for Schools. Finally, she worked at Oliver House, an independent school with a Catholic ethos. A mother to four boys, she and her husband, Justin, live in Bedfordshire.



Justin Bozzino (Chairman)

Justin has had a long career in business, and is currently part of the management team at a FTSE 250 company. He read Modern History at Oriel College, Oxford, and holds a Diploma in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University's Bologna Centre.



Kara Colquhoun (Education)

Kara is married to Robert and they have four children, the eldest two of whom are home educated. She has degrees in Biology from Royal Holloway, University of London and Medicine from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and works part-time as a family doctor.


Robert Colquhoun 

Robert is the Director of International Campaigns for 40 Days for Life, a pro-life organisation. He has a degree in History from King’s College London, a diploma in Philosophy from the University of Leuven and an MA in Pastoral Education from Maryvale Institute. He is the author of the book: A Pure Heart Create For Me: Theology of the Body Today. He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Kara and four children.



Rita Carroll

Rita has a BA in Irish Studies and History from St Mary's University, Twickenham. She worked in bookkeeping, payroll and accounts for 11 years, followed by 12 years running her own business, a village shop and post office. She homeschooled her two sons, and is now a grandmother of 6.