Gesine Kuckei

My name is Gesine Kuckei, and I am the Hub’s owner and principal teacher.

Following a very varied career both in Germany and here in England, I decided to follow my passion for learning and re-train in primary education. In 2005 I successfully completed my PGCE Primary (Early Years) with QTS at the University of Derby.

Between 2005 and 2013 I taught in mainly inner-city schools across Derby City. Those challenging settings helped me to develop my interest for working with the most vulnerable of children and their families and also Special Educational Needs (SEN). During this time I worked in partnership with a range of outside agencies: Speech and Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and the Police.

This experience gave me an amazing insight into how children learn (and more often don’t learn), and how we need to help them to see things differently if they do not understand. It was this that led me into the private tuition industry in 2012 as I felt that this is where I could channel my passion for teaching children as individuals rather than a whole class of 30+ faces being taught as one entity.

At my education centre my team and I tutor children between the ages of 5 and 18 in Maths, English and Science. We are all fully qualified teachers and have many years of experience between us – not just as classroom teachers but also as Head of Department, Acting Head, Head of Early Years, SENCO and much more. As varied as our credentials are, we all have one thing in common: help build the very brightest future for every child in our care despite its socio-economic and / or cultural background and individual learning needs.

Personally I teach children from Y1 up to Y7 in both English and Maths. I am currently working on my Masters to become a certified Dyslexia Assessor.


Hello, I am Marie and I am a Primary School teacher. I qualified with a BEd (Hons) in 1996, majoring in English. I subsequently taught full-time for 14 years as KS2 class teacher, which I found incredibly rewarding.

In more recent years, and presently, I am thoroughly enjoying the role of supply teacher in primary schools across Derby City and Derbyshire.

In June 2015 the Littleover Learning Hub came to my attention. I visited soon after and met Gesine, her team and some of the pupils. I was immediately struck by the inspirational and supportive learning environment provided. Gesine invited me to join the team, which I gladly did.

At the Hub the children are supported, encouraged and motivated on every step of their learning journey to reach their full potential. In teaching no two days or lessons are ever the same, just as our children are unique. All our pupils receive a very warm welcome and specialist teaching of the highest quality.

I teach pupils from Y2 up to Y7 in both English and Maths. Owing to my English degree, I am in charge of the English element of the Y6 SATs.


A love of English Literature and reading was my main choice for studying English at university. I wanted to encourage young people to develop the same enjoyment it gave me, so teaching seemed a logical choice. I adore my job and feel really lucky to be able to say that I can help students blossom and develop whilst improving their grades.


I am an extremely experienced Secondary School Science and Maths teacher. Alongside my classroom teaching I have held a number of middle and senior roles both pastoral and curriculum based. The majority of my career has been spent in schools in challenging circumstances, which has given me first-hand experience of effective methods for raising standards. I have also taught in high performing mainstream schools, Pupil Referral Units (PRU) and specialist schools for students with Speech and Communication difficulties. This has given me valuable insight into different teaching methodologies and classroom management techniques.

If you would like to speak to a teacher about how we can work with you and your child, please call us on: 01332 986131