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Our instructors are professionals who work full-time in the industry and bring their working knowledge to the classroom to enhance your learning experience.

They are trained to address all different kinds of learning styles for all different types of students. Futuretrend's instructors are required to be great improvisers, able to observe their students’ progress as they go along and making adjustments to the prep-plan when necessary.

View our tutor profiles to find out more about our specialist industry knowledge.


Web Design & DTP / Graphics Tutors

Our web and graphic design instructors are top industry professionals out in the world working with the programs they teach. By working in a highly competitive industry with Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, PHP MySQL and more they bring a real-world flavour to the classroom. This all adds up to a great training experience!


George Stickney

After graduating with a degree in Art, Design and Media, George became interested in web design and started learning HTML. He has worked for design agencies and as a freelance designer for several years, working on a variety of projects from large corporations to small businesses. George has been teaching Dreamweaver web design and Photoshop for over five years. He also teaches Adobe illustrator. He has completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Education.
His highly acclaimed teaching style involves breaking down topics to their core basics so they are easily and comfortably understood by each learner.He not only explains how features work but also why and when they should be used to gain the best results. His hands on approach enable learners to remember various software tasks effortlessly whilst promoting creative thinking.

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Tamara Lesniewska

Tamara is a qualified and experienced tutor in digital media with over 6 years experience working freelance with big brands and corporate companies in this field.
She is highly experienced in lecturing professional 2d animation, digital media, art (drawing, painting, sculpture) and really knows how to get the best out of people.

Apart from her freelance work, for the past 4 years she has been working as a tutor delivering courses and workshops at various Colleges and Institutions in the London area.

Qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma in Character Animation (Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design)
Master of Fine Arts with specialization in Sculpture
Diploma in Digital Media
City & Guilds 7303 Teacher Training
She currently teaches our Adobe Indesign and Flash courses.

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Toby Harris
Toby has over ten years of web development experience.  Beginning his career as a frontend developer in the mid 1990s he retrained as an applications programmer at the end of the decade.  Toby has held various positions in IT management, training and support, focusing mostly within the web design arena .  He runs his own business, Striking Design and as a PGCE Qualified trainer lectures at HE level in web development and runs courses targeted at small business owners and those looking to pursue a professional career in the web industry under the banner of Web Designers Toolkit.

Toby is enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge gained over years of experience through teaching WordPress,HTML5, PHP and MySQL courses at Futuretrend.

Toby's specialities include: PHP/MySQL, database design, applications programming in C (C&G qualified), CSS, HTML/5 and JavaScript.

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Fawad Gul

Fawad gained his professional web development qualification in the year 2000 based around HTML, JavaScript, flash4 etc. Fawad has over 7 years of IT experience.  After finishing his MSc in IT from UEL in 2005 he started his career as a network designer. Fawad has held various key positions in online solution provisions. Throughout his career he has been involved in training his colleagues and clients on varying systems. He currently runs his own business, Ilford Media Ltd, which provides local businesses with website and Local SEO services. He is a PTTLS L4 Qualified trainer who provides short targeted courses for small business owners and those looking to pursue a professional career in web development and SEO.

Fawad's specialities include:WordPress, HTML, CSS, SEO, Local SEO, Blogging, Advanced MS Office skills.

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Martin Pye

Project Manager/ MS Office/ Web & Graphics trainer (ACE)
His specialist training areas include Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office packages, Digital photography & Digital Cameras.
Martin regularly delivers 1-2-1 support in all of the subjects above. He manages the company's web design department and as such brings real life situations into the classroom to help students better understand how the technology is being used and how to resolve issues. Martin has also obtained various qualifications such as Adobe Certified Educator, IAG Level 3, PTTLLS etc.

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Femi Lana

MD / SEO / Web Design/ e-Learning Trainer and consultant
B.A.(Hons)History, TMB accredited.
When he is not managing the company he focuses on Search Engine Optimisation, usability, accessibility, Web testing, domains, DNS resolution and Web hosting.
He trains in SEO, Dreamweaver, Content management systems, Moodle, Joomla and Word Press.

Over the years Femi has trained and consulted with numerous companies as a specialist in the search engine optimization, E-Learning and web development.

He's worked for or with Middlesex University, College of North East London,SmartTrack Consulting, Business Link for London.

The recommendations Femi makes and the solutions he provides help his clients achieve their online goals.

 

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Microsoft Office Tutors

Our Microsoft Office trainers are industry-certified, experienced professionals. Indeed their skills are not only certificated, they are also applied on a daily basis therefore teaching is from a basis of experience, not from theory.


Monica Toumany


Monica has Over 17 years experience as a trainer both in groups and one to one. 9 years experience as a Professional Life Coach. Her courses are highly participative with emphasis on ‘hands-on’ experience for delegates, exercises and feedback.

Background:
Masters Degree in Post 16 Education
Various teaching and training qualifications: 7306 Certificate for Teachers and Trainers including D32/D33 and A1 Assessors Awards; Certificate in Education
Management Training
Various IT Certificates
Qualified Professional Life Coach with the UK College of Life Coaching
Qualified Business Coach for Performance Coaching with Newcastle College
Diploma in NLP (Working towards NLP Neuro Linguistic Practitioner Certificate)

Skill Set:
Various levels from Office 97 to Office 2007 with various operating systems:
MS Word
Excel (including graphical representation of data)
Access database
PowerPoint
Desktop Publishing
Internet and E-mail and Outlook
Accredited IT courses include CLAIT and ECDL.
Creating and producing customised training courses for clients including bespoke training manuals according to the client’s individual and specific requirements.

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Huda Couri

Huda has over 30 years as a software trainer and consultant.  She likes to specialises in training that is challenging. For example: training delegates to use Microsoft Project and Excel at a high level. Both these products require an effective trainer to have a greater understanding of the software application than most other packages.
Background:
A1 Assessor Level 3 Certificate 2006
Postgraduate Diploma in Internet and Database 2002-2004
(London South Bank University)/London
B.Sc. Physics 1971-1975 (Baghdad University)/Iraq

SKILL SET: In depth knowledge of MS office and Visual Basic, for Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Project and Publisher and XP operating system. Familiar with MS SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle DB. Good  knowledge of standard software development concepts, practices, and procedures. Good  knowledge of Delphi programming. Familiar with HTML, XML

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Peter Quagraine

An IT Teacher / Trainer with 10 years experience delivering IT related courses at basic, intermediate and diploma levels.  Peter is an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with a wide range of knowledge acquired via numerous qualifications and on-the-job experience in computing. Having attained PTLLS Plus and Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Sector Year 1 (CTLLS)  He is a fully qualified tutor, competent and able to deliver training in various software and hardware packages.
SKILL SET: Expert in Ms Office (Windows XP) Word, Excel, Access, Power-Point & Publisher, Lotus Smart-suite, WordPerfect, applied Networking systems.

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Technical IT & Software Testing Tutors

Our Software Testing Training is delivered by software testing practitioners with many years of IT experience including  over 8 years QA experience as lead testers and test managers within the Public Sector, Financial, Pharmaceutical, Insurance and Telecommunications industries


Sam Obot

•           Automation expert in QTP and LoadRunner
•           10 years uninterrupted experience working as a Lead test automation expert/training,
•           Previous clients include Visa, Nestle Foods,Santander, Royal Mail, IBM, Cap Gemini and AXA insurance
•           5 Years training experience in both QTP and LoadRunner
•           Currently working as a Lead Automation Consultant
•           Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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Kshama Rangan

Kshama is an ISEB certified Software Test Professional & IT trainer, with vast experience in a variety of roles across multiple industry sectors in all major testing phases combined with the complete understanding of testing lifecycle, expertise with testing tools & complete domain knowledge.

She has over 8 Years of experience in Testing/Quality Assurance and Software Development.

At various organisations such as Lloyds Banking Group, Capital One, motorola, hewlett Packard she has been Involved in System Testing, Functional Testing, Integration Testing, Non-Functional Testing, Data Integrity testing, Regression testing, Defect tracking, Configuration management , Performance testing, Resilience Testing and UAT (User Acceptance Testing).

SKILL SET: In depth knowledge and training experience of MS Office Suite and Visual Basic for Access and Excel. Expert knowledge and Training delivery of MS SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle DB. Good  knowledge of standard software development concepts, practices, and procedures.

 

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Biswajit Nanda

Biswajit is a committed professional with excellent experience in managing Testing & teams and delivering Test projects to improve working practices. He has an extensive career in Test Management and implementing changes to improve processes, including with automation,producing templates and coordinating offshore testing.

He is an effective team leader, with excellent abilities in leading and managing individuals, in providing training and development in order to improve skill sets and deliver against organisational objectives. He has successfully improved team abilities, while ensuring individuals are motivated and enthusiastic in their roles, leading by example.

He is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Prince2 Practitioner and has excellent experience in managing Agile scrum teams.

Specialties: Test Management in BI,DWH (Kimball),ETL,Database,Data Governance,Data Quality, MDM,CRM,Reporting,Web applications
•Test automation frameworks with C#, SQL Server,Fitnesse, DBFit, Selenium,DBUnit,Winrunner, Loadrunner, QTP, Rational tools,MTM,Coded UI,HP QC 9.2/,10.0,Scrum Works,Jira,Bugzilla,Mantis,VSS, TFS,Hudson CI
•Scrum,TDD,BDD,V-Model,Spiral,Waterfall
•Team Leadership,Communication,Risk Management
•SAP Data Services,Business Objects(BO),Cognos Reports,SSIS,SSRS,MDX programming

 

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Financial Tutors (CeMAP, CeFA, DipFA, Sage Accounting, stocks and shares)

The Financial training team have a wide range of experience. Our courses are led by those who have enjoyed success in many areas of the financial services industry, including major insurance companies, Investment companies and building societies.

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Munawar Ahmad Malik - M.Sc CeMAP
Munawar Ahmad Malik is a CeMAP Trainer (Mortgage & Insurance. He holds a Masters degree in Applied Mathematics from Punjab University (Pak) and CeMAP from Institute of Financial Services UK.

He started his career with State Life Insurance which is one of the biggest Life Insurance Organizations in Southeast Asia. He was promoted to Sales Officer, Sales Manager and then Area Manager. He achieved a gold medal, recruitment trophy and various other awards.
In UK he started as a business consultant with Legacy Protect which was part of Millfield Partnership and then joined as a Mortgage & Protection advisor with Bates which is part of Money Portal. Presently he is a full time trainer for CeFA/CeMAP courses. He conducts these courses  at the top three Financial services training companies in London. 

He specialises in face-to-face class room training, one-to-one sessions, distance learning with the support of Skype, email and telephone.
His approach is to use presentations, group discussions, brain storming, role play, individual exercises, question and answer sessions, case studies and mock exams.

He also provides practical mortgage skills training and consultancy for those who are willing to start their own business (either as an appointed representative or directly authorized) after they complete CeMAP.

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David Airs - CeMAP
David worked with Liverpool Victoria for 18 years and through various promotions through to Area Inspector for the North West, then became a self employed Financial Adviser and Mortgage Adviser working through companies such as Manulife, Premium Life and Legal & General via Premier Financial Management (PFM) based in Oxfordshire. Very soon he became known as ‘Mr Legal and Technical’ through his understanding of the Regulation that was being introduced into the Industry. Of course, this meant taking and passing the Financial Planning Certificate in the 90’s and then CeMap by 31 October 2004.

 By now PFM were 35 strong and as part of his Compliance Managerrole he had to train the new recruits. From then on, training became the number one focus to the extent that he wanted to do it full time. He left PFM (2009)  to become a full time trainer with DNA training in Central London,  training The Sales Process (BTEC Advanced Certificate) and CeMap.

His 40 years of industry experience is unquestionable. With the competition in this Industry fiercer now than it has ever been, David delivers expert training to enable students to pass the CeMAP exams to get into the Industry and invaluable information on how to survive in it.

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Paul Davis, Dip PFS.
Diploma in Financial Planning, Certificate in Financial Planning and Long Term Care Insurance, Certificate in Investments

Paul is an experienced Investment Advisor, who holds the Diploma in Financial Planning and the Certificate in Investments as well as additional certifications in Long Term Care.  Paul has held positions as a Stockbroker, Independent Adviser and as a Tied Adviser.  Paul also holds management certifications and graduated with a BA(Hons) in Social Policy and Administration.  Prior to qualifying as an Adviser in 2006, Paul worked in retail banking in a variety of roles for several years which included staff management and training.

Paul is a practising Adviser qualified and authorised to advise retail clients on direct securities (shares, bonds and gilts) as well as investment funds and packaged products.  As such, Paul is able to bring to the classroom his practical, working knowledge and experience of real life investment advice along with the excellent training package offered by Futuretrend.

Paul personally achieved the RDR level 4 requirement three years ahead of the deadline, and has already received his Statement of Professional Standing, confirming he already meets the new, higher levels of professionalism demanded under the Retail Distribution Review.

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Reza Seljewk - Stocks Shares & Investment, Forex & Comodities Trading Training

Reza has over fourteen years experience of trading covering Shares, Indices and Foreign Exchange. He has traded over several time frames. He has also managed accounts for Private HNW clients for a number of years.

He now teaches techniques and knowledge required to successfully trade to achieve financial goals. This includes amongst other areas the theory and coaching in the real market.

He also has experience of other asset classes in investing including Commodities, Real Estate and Start-ups. Prior to this he had a successful IT career.

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