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.
Benefit from value-ladden promotions to develop a wide range of skills through our world-class programs.
To be trusted and valued community partners, instilling confidence and pride in the students and families we serve.
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.
K-8 Program Leader
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.
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.
High School Science Instructor
Shehryar Shahid works as a Science teacher at MetaMindz. He teaches students from various curricula including GCSE, IGCSE, and IB with special focus on building test-prep strategies while polishing and consolidating previously learned concepts.
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 latest technology.
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.
K-12 Math Program Manager
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-learned and experienced
in a variety of curricula including: GCSE, IGCSE, IB, US, UK, SABIS, and CBSE.
In his spare time, Tariq likes writing.
Terroncia is from Charlotte, NC, USA. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with ESL and Reading endorsements from Edison State College in SW Florida and immediately enrolled in the University of West Florida, where she received her Masters’ in Education Leadership.
Terroncia has over 6 years of classroom teaching experience ranging from primary years to high school level.Education Beliefs:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela"
My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique and each child learns differently. I will help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside with them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively, and learning through technology. I take pride in nurturing all aspects of learning and guiding my students to develop a love for learning. My passion for cultivating rewarding, dynamic and high performing educational environments has successfully resulted in excellent student experiences."