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. Heather Morrison – Tutor (Vale of Glamorgan) Heather has been a post 16 lecturer for over 18 years. Loves the outdoors, cooking cakes and following the Welsh rugby. Melissa Eskins – Tutor (Bridgend) Melissa has worked in Post 16 education as a Lecturer in secondary schools and the private education sector, specifically working with those with behavioral, emotional and social difficulties. Melissa loves seeing young people grow and develop and wants to give them the best opportunity to be successful. In her spare time Melissa enjoys walking her Miniature Schnauzer, spending time with family and playing Lawn Green bowls. Sian Llewellyn - Tutor (Cardiff) 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. Kevin Hougardy - Tutor (Cardiff) Kevin has worked in education for 25 years. The last 5 years have been in the Llamau Education at Llamau 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. Emma Kasocheka - Tutor (Caerphilly) 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. Sammy Lacey - Tutor (RCT) 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! Amanda Jones – Tutor (RCT) Amanda has taught Religious Studies for over 15 years in secondary schools in Merthyr Tydfil and Newport. She loves being able to give support to young people to help improve their opportunities. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading, relaxing and taking her children rock climbing. Laura Wheeler - Tutor (Blaenau Gwent) 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 Morgan - Tutor (Blaenau Gwent) 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. Richard Lewis - Tutor (Swansea) Richard is a qualified teacher in post compulsory education who has worked in Apprenticeship and Traineeship programmes for many years. He is an experienced Assessor and Essential Skills tutor who is passionate about helping young people develop their skills for work and life. In his spare time Richard enjoys music, cooking and the outdoors. Denise Pickersgill - Tutor (Swansea) Denise is a qualified teacher in post compulsory education, who has experience with teaching Maths and Essential Skills to young people within colleges and community settings. In her spare time she enjoys music, festivals, camping and quizzes Jacob Lewis - Learning Support Assistant (Cardiff) Jacob is a graduate from the academy of contemporary music has worked as a music Tutor inside and outside of schools specializing in music theory and guitar performance. He is also an avid martial artist and competes in Boxing and MMA. David Skillern - Post 16 Tutor (Caerphilly) David has worked in Post 16 Education as a lecturer in Colleges in South Wales and England and for the past 8 years has worked as a tutor via EOTAS in Caerphilly. David relishes new challenges and loves supporting all the young people he works with and seeing their achievements and successes. In his spare time he loves spending time with his family and also volunteers on Hospital Radio Glamorgan where he presents 2 live shows a week!