READING - WRITING - MATH
Empowering your child with a solid foundation in reading, writing, and math. We are Dubai’s most trusted name in tutoring, learning support, and personal development.
MetaMindz is one of the UAE’s most successful and trusted sources for learning support and academic enrichment for students of all ages and skill levels. Established in 2012 and licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, MetaMindz offers high quality programs.
Learn about the MetaMindz team to see how a pursuit for quality cognitive development is firmly rooted in our team.
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K-8 Program Manager
Marie Byrne is a dedicated and qualified teacher trained in the UK with a Masters Degree in Special Educational Needs. She is an expert in creating individual learning plans in English and Mathematics. As Program Manager for MetaMindz, Marie ensures that students programs are aligned to their individual needs.
With nearly 20 years experience, Marie has a passion for helping others to achieve success in their learning enabling them to reach their full potential in their life goals. Regarding her role at MetaMindz, Marie recently stated, "Educational research continues to point towards the need for teaching to accommodate the learning styles of pupils in order for learning to accelerate. The MetaMindz program fulfills this need."
In her spare time, Marie enjoys fitness and sailing.
Schools Partnership Specialist
Kelly Nel is a passionate and energetic teacher with a heart for education. She moved to Dubai after graduating from North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa in 2015. Kelly holds a degree in Mathematics.
Soon after joining MetaMindz as a Math Instructor, Kelly was promoted to Program Manager for grades K-8. Kelly currently serves as School Partnership Specialist where she provides training and ongoing customer care on the use of i-Ready technology.
In her spare time, Kelly volunteers with various charities and humanitarian projects. She is passionate about using education to make a difference in the world.
Edna Salvatierra, has nearly two decades of teaching experience in the field of Mathematics. She completed her Bachelors in Secondary Education and her Masters in Mathematics at Mariano Marcos State University.
She has been working at MetaMindz for 4 years. Edna is known for her extraordinary ability to boost confidence and make math fun for frustrated children. She considers math her passion and likes to make math enjoyable for everyone she teaches.
In her spare time, Edna enjoys baking.
Enrollment and Assessment Coordinator
Blessy Varghese was born in Kuwait City and completed her studies in Bangalore, India. Blessy holds both graduate and postgraduate Science Degrees from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore.
During her Master's program, she published a paper on anti-retroviral medicines. Her love and passion for Science and education, led Blessy to a position as a certified Junior Science Teacher for Supreme International Education in Singapore. Blessy has worked with International schools as a Secondary Science teacher for over 3 years. She was also a designated Exam Officer for Edexcel Pearson.
She enjoys cooking, writing and drawing during her spare time. She also volunteers time to students of determination.
Senior Education Consultant: K-8 Programs
Kayla Williams is a highly experienced teacher and curriculum specialist from Atlanta, GA. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Language Arts and Elementary Education from Grand Valley State University, a Master’s Degree in Reading and Math and a Specialist Degree in Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development from Walden University. She is has completing a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership.
Kayla worked as a classroom teacher for 7 years before being promoted to a Curriculum Specialist, where she trained over 80 teachers in curriculum, pedagogy, teaching strategies, etc. Kayla was voted Teacher of the Year in 2014, received several Platinum Teacher awards, and recognition for 100% of her students passing standardized tests for 5 consecutive years.
English/Language Arts Teacher
Kerry Carlon is a dynamic American, born and raised in the state of Kansas. She is a talented and engaging English/Language Arts teacher with over a decade of international classroom experience. Kerry earned her BA in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas. However, after traveling abroad for a year, she discovered that teaching is her true passion.
Regardless of the locale, Kerry endeavors to build strong relationships with her students. She has learned that this will ultimately go further in helping them achieve their goals rather than the “perfect” lesson plan. As a result, she has given numerous students the confidence to pass their exams, give presentations, and go on job interviews in English. In addition to her BA, Kerry is a certified Cambridge University Examiner and she holds a TEFL Certificate.
In her spare time, Kerry enjoys photography, cooking, and chasing around her toddler.
University Prep Maths and Physics Specialist
Shehryar Shahid works as a Mathematics teacher in the MetaMindz University Prep program. Over the years, he has taught Mathematics to students from various curricula including US, GCSE, IGCSE, and IB.
Shehryar holds a Bachelor's Degree in Material Science and Engineering from University of Punjab. As a teacher, Shehryar functions more like a coach. He uses an individual and applied approach , thus bringing out the best in students of all skill levels and abilities.
In his spare time, Shehryar enjoys cricket and discovering the latest technology.
University Prep Mathematics Specialist
Tariq Amir’s warm and personable, “can do” approach to teaching Maths has made him
a highly effective and popular teacher for over a decade. Tariq attributes his success to
taking time to build rapport and get to know each of his students. From there he can
make a connection and boost their confidence while they master the skills needed for
An effective communicator with a great sense of humor, Tariq explains Maths slowly
and in language that his student can easily grasp. As skills are mastered, frustration
disappears, and confidence is restored, Tariq focuses on fostering independence in his
students through ongoing practice and retention checks.
Tariq has been teaching Mathematics in Dubai for 8 years. With a master’s degree and
a certificate in Quantitative Methods of Statistics, Tariq is qualified to teach students at
the high school and university levels. Furthermore, he is well-versed and experienced
in a variety of curricula including: GCSE, IGCSE, IB, US, UK, SABIS, and CBSE.
In his spare time, Tariq likes writing.
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