Goodmayes tutors reward their students’ grammar school success

PUBLISHED: 13:52 20 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:01 24 April 2018

Former Redbridge Mayor Gurdial Bhamra, tutee Saif Chaudry. Photo: S-brains

Former Redbridge Mayor Gurdial Bhamra, tutee Saif Chaudry. Photo: S-brains


Two tutors from Goodmayes held an award ceremony to recognise their pupils’ grammar school successes.

Ten teenagers who go to tution centre S-Brains, in Lindisfarne Road, in Chadwell Heath, were given certificates for passing their 11-plus exams at an event in St Chad’s Church, in Eric Road, on April 1.

Former Redbridge Mayor Gurdial Bhamra opened the ceremony with a speech and awarded certificates.

Among their pupils’ destinations of choice are Woodford County High School for Girls and Ilford County High School.

S-brains was founded three years ago Jatim Nigam and his wife Alpana, who live in Barley Lane.

“S-brains stands for ‘selected brains,’” Mr Nigam explained.

The couple offer some tuition on a charitable basis.

He added: “We started because we knew a student whose father was in bad health. He didn’t have money to support his son.”

“My wife helped him to get a place into grammar school.”

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