ABOUT GO2Educate

Dear colleagues, parents and students.  Thank you for visiting GO2Educate.  I launched GO2Educate in 2017 after taking a career break following seventeen years as a full time teacher.  I decided to take the opportunity to refresh my own knowledge and skills back in industry during this new ‘digital age’ where business and technology has evolved beyond recognition .  I have two children currently studying  GCSEs and A Levels and very much appreciate the challenges for the teacher and parents in supporting young people to navigating the teenage years, manage the challenges of study/examinations and move forward into further study or employment.  GO2Educate is committed to supporting educators, parents and students through this journey.  Scroll down to find out further information about the team, our qualifications and experience.  

Deborah Fitzsimmons, Qualifications & Experience

  • BA (Hons) 1st Class QTS, MEd, PQH NI.  Registered Teacher,  Enhanced NI / DBS Checked
  • Specialist Subjects: Business & Enterprise, Economics, IT/Digital Technology & Computer Science
  • Part-time Enterprise Manager/Business Advisor, Ballymena Business Centre
  • Part-time Lecturer Business & Enterprise Team, Stranmillis University College 
  • Self-Employed @ GO2Educate: Educational Consultant, Tutor & Resources/Course Author
  • 20+ Years teaching/tutoring including 14 Years as Head of ICT/Computing
  • Other positions held as a full-time teacher: Year Tutor, Whole School ICT Coordinator, Senior Management Team Specialist Schools Status in Mathematics & Computing
  • Other Experience in the Education Sector: Assistant Examiner CCEA, Assistant Examiner/Team Leader Edexcel, Associate Assessor Education Training Inspectorate (ETI), External Trainer Young Enterprise NI
  • Previous employment: Finance Assistant, University Warden, HR Officer, Banking Clerk,  Youth Worker

Victoria Campbell,
Study Buddy, GO2Educate Associate 

Victoria Campbell, Qualifications & Experience

  • MEng, PGCFE, First Aid & Mental Health Instructor.  Enhanced NI / DBS Checked
  • Specialist Subjects: Maths, Further Maths, Science (SA/DA/TA) and Engineering
  • Self Employed @ Study Buddy Tuition
  • Director @ Keep A Beat NI
  • 6 Years Engineering Industry Experience
  • 10+ Years teaching/tutoring
  • Other Experience in the Education Sector: Expert Examiner, Standards Verifier, Team Leader Edexcel, Health & Safety Advisor
  • Previous Employment: Health & Safety Officer, Quality Controller