Teachers and Members of Staff

Principal & Head of Mathematics and Physics


Kandiah Kandeepan

MSc Imperial College London, PGCE, BSc (Hons)

Principal & Head of Mathematics and Physics

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 20 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 10 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 and Head of Examinations

Ritu Tripathy

Management Consultant and Head of Examinations

I am a Masters in Business Management and Post Graduate in Public Relations. After working for more than a decade in multi-nationals in India, I follow a very steady approach towards growth in life and career. I would like to enjoy each bit of my work by giving it a personal touch and learning through my past experience. I am confident in every aspect and ready to take new challenges. I am a hardworking and sensible person with good leadership qualities and can easily pick any tasks related to  Administration, Public Relations and Business management. I joined HIC in 2016 and since then the college has become an integral part of my life. HIC has gone through major developments and one big stepping stone was to get a recognition of a GOOD school in 2018 by Ofsted. I am a proud member of HIC and I believe we are doing our best in helping our students succeed in their goals.

Teacher of Economics

Steven DaCosta

BA (Hons)

Teacher of Economics

Steven has twenty-nine years teaching experience in ‘A’ Level and GCSE Economics A’ Level and GCSE Business Studies and A’ Level Government & Politics. Steven has taught at a wide range of educational establishments, including tutorial colleges, schools and university. His strengths as a teacher are his excellent communication and facilitation skills which he uses to keep students motivated and focused.

During this time Steven have developed considerable skills and experience which has led him to become an accomplished teacher with an excellent understanding of the demands of the syllabus

Steven is also an examiner in Economics and Business Studies for Edexcel, AQA, OCR and CIE. This experience means that he is an expert in preparing students for their exams.

Steven obtained his 2:1(hons) degree from University of Kent in Canterbury.

Teacher of English

Ms Maneesha Sharma


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 Mathematics

Dr Mahadevan Jegan

PhD in Mathematics

Teacher of Mathematics

Dr Jegan is a PhD in Mathematics. To attain his initial qualification he studyied at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (1999-2003), and graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Mathematics. Then he continued to work as an instructor in Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, University of Colombo for a year. During this period he worked in a team to implement a Sri Lankan Mathematical Olympiad for the first time in Sri Lankan history. Later he came to the UK to do his postgraduate degree in Financial Mathematics at Cass Business School, London (2004-2006). He completed his PhD in Mathematics at City University London, graduating in 2013. He was also working as a visiting lecturer for Cass Business School and City University during this period.

He has joined HIC in March 2016 and currently he is teaching Mathematics and Further Mathematics to GCE A Level students. He has more than 12 years of teaching experience in Sri Lanka and the UK. He has wide knowledge in Mathematics using which he is able to let his students have a much easier understanding of complex topics. From his previous students he has received many positive feedbacks. He has helped several students with their studies and progressing to their universities.

Teacher of Biology and Chemistry

Dr. Moumita Ganguly

Teacher of Biology and Chemistry

Moumita has completed her P.hD and three years of post doctoral research work in Molecular Biology and Biotechology from University of Calcutta, India. She has done important publications in international referred journal with high impact factors. A dedicated professional with a proven ability to teach, undertake research project and motivate students by encouraging a positive and energetic environment. Her major areas of interest are teaching and research. Having spent more than ten years in research and teaching work, she has contributed to the progress of students in various aspects of life.  Her research has been highly appreciated by many scholars and educationists.  She has also contributed in the advancement of knowledge by undertaking important research projects in the field of biotechnology.

Teacher of Computer Science and Mathematics

Mr Amitava Roy

M.Tech. (Computer Science), M. Sc (Mathematics & Statistics)

Amitava studied at the Indian Statistical Institute, a premier academic institution in India. His background is in the software industry and he has more than 20 years’ of experience in the Industry.  But his passion for teaching has seen him dedicating himself to teaching Maths, IT and Computer Science for A level students. His extensive industry experience plays a very important role for the learning of IT and Computer Science students – especially for projects and coursework.

Amitava loves reading history, literature and politics. He is passionate about environmental issues and currently involved in some early stage R & D on renewable energy.