Our Team

Principal & Head of Mathematics and Physics

Kandiah Kandeepan

MSc Imperial College London, PGCE, BSc (Hons)

Mr Kandeepan started his teaching career in the early 1990s with his top Advanced level results. His natural teaching abilities and systematic and structured approach has been praised by many students and parents.

After finishing his degree he started teaching at colleges in London and his passion for teaching motivated him to complete a PGCE. Furthermore, due to his career ambition and urge to become a top level teacher, he went on to study an MSc at Imperial College London.

He now has more than 25 years of teaching experience. Countless students have passed with top grades under his excellent and dedicated teaching. He is fully committed to enhancing the skills and knowledge of young students. Over the past 15 years many students have had to book in advance and wait for 2-3 months in order to get a place in his elite teaching group. Kandiah is a thinker with great vision and also a person who can add value to the child’s academic life. His teaching has elevated many students’ mathematical and analytical skills and these students have moved on to top universities to read econometrics, engineering, computer science and mathematics. Many of his students have then gone on to work in an array of elite environments such as: Rolls-Royce, UBS Bank, City Bank, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Glaxo SmithKline (GSK), in the NHS, for the Bar Council and many other leading public and private sectors.

Management Consultant & Head of Exams

Ms Ritu Tripathy

PGCE, MBA in Finance & PG in Public Relations

After working for more than a decade in multi-nationals in India, Ritu was absorbed by HIC in 2016 as one of the key senior management personnel. She paved a smooth path and set a robust foundation to the college by devising  meaningful and progressive business  strategies, policies and procedures. She contributed in establishing a growth oriented road-map for the development of the college and supported in meeting year on year aspirations through her valuable advise and decision making. Under her leadership, the college evidenced crossing milestones, staying ahead in meeting the ethos, values and standards in meeting individual needs of everyone part of the college.

Business Support Manager & Exams Officer

Ms Anishga Selvaranjan

MSc Business Analytics, BA (Hons) Management and Leadership

Anishga started her career as a Business Risk Associate at Ernst & Young where she gained significant experience in risk analysis and auditing across different clients. She has delivered and led multiple projects across different industries conducting internal audits covering process design weaknesses and potential risks during her time at Ernst & Young. Anishga joined Harrow Independent College in 2021 after completing her Master’s in Business Analytics. She is a highly skilled, self-motivated all-rounder young professional and a very enthusiastic person who takes pride in supporting her peers and set a great example of being so committed, hard-working, flexible and resilient every time.

As the current Business Support Manager and Exams Officer of HIC, Anishga looks into the overall management of the business activities of the college in financial and strategic planning, supporting the budget, auditing process, training, and coordination of projects. She further looks into analysing college performance, carrying out training for staff improvement, and bringing recommendations for business improvement. Anishga has been a great value addition to our college contributing not only towards the growth of the college but also being a very friendly staff encouraging our academic team and students.

Teacher of English

Ms Maneesha Sharma

MA, TEFL

Maneesha gained her BA (Hons) in English from the University of Calcutta (Kolkata, India) and studied French to Diploma level. She started her career as an administrator, but quickly became a French-English translator and interpreter in India and overseas. After an extended stay in South America and Africa, where, alongside her translation work, she also started to teach, Maneesha came to live in the UK. She completed her TEFL qualification, then a Master’s degree in Education (Management) from The Open University in 1996, after which she worked several years as college administrator and radio broadcaster, before focusing mainly on English teaching. She became the GCSE English teacher of a private college, where every year her students achieved top grades in English Language and Literature. Maneesha has also taught KS2 and KS3 English, along with 11+ entrance exams, verbal reasoning and more recently, A-Level English.

Teacher of Biology and Chemistry

Dr. Moumita Ganguly

PhD in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Moumita has completed her PhD and Post-Doctoral Research work in Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology from University of Calcutta, India. She has done important publications in peer-reviewed journals. A dedicated professional with a proven ability to teach, undertake research projects and motivate students by encouraging a positive and energetic environment. Having spent more than ten years in research and teaching work, she has contributed to the progress of students in various aspects of life.

Teacher of Mathematics

Sivarupan Sivapatham

PGCE, University of Greenwich

Sivarupan holds a PGCE from University of Greenwich and a fully qualified Math teacher with 10 years of experience in secondary school education. He is a graduate in Computer Systems Engineering (B.Eng.) from City University, London. Sivarupan is an enthusiastic professional in his role as a mathematics teacher at HIC for last 6 years. My dedication is to provide students with knowledge and appropriate activities designed to fulfill their potential for their intellectual growth. Since he chooses to be a professional in education sector, he finds great satisfaction in being able to create learning centered classroom by applying differentiated and pedagogic teaching as his key scaffolding strategies. He is keen to work at HIC and successfully taught many students at key stages 4 & 5 at our college. We believe that he can contributed greatly to our academic team who share the values, work together for the benefits of the students.

Teacher of Social Sciences, Economics and Business

Mr Valavan Ananthakumaraswamy

B.S, TEFL

Valavan gained his BS Symbolic Systems from Stanford University in California, United States, in an interdisciplinary course that focuses on the subjects of Computer Science, Pscyhology, Philosophy and Economics. Valavan has been heavily involved in tutoring with a particular focus on UCAS and US Common App assistance in addition to working for the Fulbright Commission’s Sutton Trust programme as an academic mentor. Valavan has excelled working and motivating young people, co-founding a global youth charity in 2014, working with numerous youth start-ups since across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia. In 2021, Valavan completed a TEFL Expert Course with distinction and has shifted his focus to becoming a teacher and tutor to evoke the passion for learning in young people that he felt he lacked in his high school.

Teacher of Politics

Fernanda Miucci

MA BA in Political Philosophy, University of Florence (Italy)

Fernanda started teaching Politics at Harrow Independent College in 2016 after working for many years as Political Adviser and Programme Director for the UK Parliament. She hold a Summa cum Laude MA BA in Political Philosophy from the University of Florence (Italy). She specialised in Political Theory at the University of Naples (Italy) and in Human Rights Theory and Practice at the LSE (London). Her expertise cover UK, European and USA Politics and Government, Global Politics, Political Ideologies, and International Relations. Fernanda is also trained in Mediation and Conflict Resolution.