Education and training Meet the team Post 16 Tutors & Learner Support Assistants Please be aware that staff work peripatetically and may be required to work in more than one area. Cardiff Kevin Hougardy - Tutor Kevin has worked in education for 25 years. The last 5 years have been in the Llamau Learning 4 Life team. Before joining Llamau, he taught history and was a head of year in Key Stage 4. In his spare time, he enjoys walking, the cinema and eating out. Sarah Lewis - Tutor Before joining Llamau, Sarah worked in a secondary school as Head of Geography. She has also volunteered as a listener and trainer for Samaritans. Sarah has a Masters degree in Inclusive Education. Her interests include environmental issues, hiking and cooking. Barry Anna Tuhey - Tutor Anna is a qualified teacher with 10 years’ experience teaching in Wales, England and India. Anna joined Llamau in 2017 out of an interest to work with 16 – 24 year olds. She speaks French and loves anything to do with languages, cooking and being outdoors. Newport Sammy Lacey - Tutor Sammy completed a Fine Art Painting Degree and then went on to complete a PGCE. She has 5 years experience teaching and loves the energy that comes from working with young people. In her spare time Sammy loves all things Harry Potter, spending time with her friends and baking delicious treats! Emma Kasocheka - Tutor Emma has over 10 years’ experience working with children and young people. After completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Youth and Community Development, Emma worked with different youth organisations in Africa, helping to implement UNICEF funded projects which aimed to empower young people. She also taught basic skills in rural schools in Malawi. Emma is adventurous and enjoys Taekwon-do, swimming and loves animals. Bridgend Alys Lynch - Tutor Alys is an artist practitioner and previous Design & Technology teacher who also use to work in horseracing. She loves walking the Welsh coast with her dog and growing her own food. Sian Llewellyn - Tutor Sian has teaching experience in Maths at secondary school. She enjoys supporting young people to develop their skills and confidence. Sian has a keen interest in art and travelling. Steve Farrugia - Learner Support Assistant Steve has 30 years experience working in employment, education and social inclusion, having spent 15 years as an Education Advisor and Group Facilitator with Careers Wales, and Secondment to the University of South Wales. Steve believes that everyone has potential that should be realised, regardless of background or circumstance. Caerphilly Louisa Walters - Tutor Louisa has over 10 years experience of working with young people in a teaching and youth work capacity. She has previously lived and worked in Africa to promote the rights of young people with disabilities and then completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Louisa enjoys going to the beach and spending time at home with friends and family. Ebbw Vale Laura Wheeler - Tutor Laura is a fully qualified youth worker and tutor, who has worked with young people in both statutory and voluntary settings since 2006. She enjoys listening to music, dancing and anything Harry Potter. Amy Jones - Tutor Amy is a qualified secondary school teacher who has experience in community education and a degree in Religious Studies. Her interests include reading, gardening and walking her dogs. Rhondda Cynon Taff Paula Harding - Tutor Paula has worked for Llamau since 2014 and has been a qualified teacher since 2001, teaching a wide range of ages from 4–64. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog and attending Zumba classes. Wendy Wheaton - Learner Support Assistant Wendy has a foundation degree in Support and Wellbeing, she previously worked in secondary education as a Wellbeing Learning Support Assistant. She thoroughly enjoys working with young people to reach their full potential. She enjoys running and hiking with her family and dog. Merthyr Hannah Hiddlestone - Learner Support Assistant Hannah is a psychology graduate who has 8 years experience in the youth sector. She has a love for dogs and biscuits. Torfaen Louisa Walters - Tutor Louisa has over 10 years experience of working with young people in a teaching and youth work capacity. She has previously lived and worked in Africa to promote the rights of young people with disabilities and then completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Louisa enjoys going to the beach and spending time at home with friends and family. Hannah Hiddlestone - Learner Support Assistant Hannah is a psychology graduate who has 8 years experience in the youth sector. She has a love for dogs and biscuits.