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Maths

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Primary £45.00
Secondary £45.00
GCSE £45.00
A-Level £45.00
Casual Learner £45.00

Physics

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Primary £45.00
Secondary £45.00
GCSE £45.00
A-Level £45.00
Casual Learner £45.00

Chemistry

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Primary £45.00
Secondary £45.00
GCSE £45.00

Biology

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Primary £45.00
Secondary £45.00
GCSE £45.00

Entrance Exams

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11 Plus £45.00
13 Plus £45.00
14 Plus £45.00
College £45.00

Mechanical Engineering

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Secondary £60.00
GCSE £60.00
A-Level £60.00
University £60.00
Casual Learner £60.00

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Personal Description:

10 years experience as a full time professional tutor. Former exam marker for Edexcel. PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London.

If it is online tuition you are after, then I am an online only specialist, as I don't dabble in it or do it part time. This allows me to have clients worldwide in different time zones, and students learn better online.

I come to the online conclusion after a huge depth of experience of many many forms of teaching, ranging from traditional after school face to face tuition, living-in with a family tuition, homeschooling, teaching assistant at primary and secondary schools and tutor at public schools. I've marked thousands of exam scripts as a specialist marker. I am also Dyscalculia trained and have experience tutoring students to whom maths may be excruciatingly painful.

A quick history of my life is that I grew up in Yemen, India, Kenya and Libya and I've been in London for over 25 years. It is here that I did my GCSEs, A Levels, degree and PhD. I got into tutoring by accident, and with many great life changing stories from students and parents, who insisted my calling was to be a tutor, I left my highly paid job in the city and went tutoring full time 7 years ago.

In my spare time (when I have any left!), I sing and play guitar in a rock band, performing live at London venues at gigs, open mic nights and music festivals.

Tutoring Experience:

Seeing is believing : Watch this video where I explain the meaning of pi in a simple, non mathematical way with an experiment you can do at home.

- Over 10 years (more than 5000 hours) of one to one tutoring
- 4 years of online tutoring (**Contact Detail Removed**/FaceTime/**Contact Detail Removed** Hangouts) with students based in the UK and abroad
- Specialist Graduate Marker for Pearson/Edexcel (one of the biggest examination boards)
- Teaching assistant at state primary and secondary schools
- Teaching and marking experimental lab sessions at Imperial College London
- Private tutor at independent schools such as Ampleforth College and Shrewsbury School
- 5 years experience of residential live-in tutoring with families. Living in with families actually gives me a whole level of understanding of how children form their self concept etc… - Experience tutoring children/adults diagnosed Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Aspergers etc… Every individual is truly unique, special and has a gift that can be unlocked with the right mentoring, guidance and sensitivity. In 10 years of tuition I have amassed a lot of knowledge into the fascinating psychology of learning and being outside our comfort zone. Even the most difficult of subjects can be cracked.

Tutoring Approach:

- Making the subject fun!
- Sensitive and understanding to each student's specific needs
- Multisensory approach to learning, using demonstrations, videos, stories and coloured pens. I quickly identify what the student's best learning mode is (Visual/Audio/Kinaesthetic/Stories etc… )
- Figuring out what the child's hobbies are and then tailoring the lesson accordingly
- Organised lesson and exam planning using vertical timelines

Note for Engineering Enquiries : Please note that I only teach up as far as First Year Undergraduates at University.

Below are a few tips for those students who struggle with maths or Science, find it frustrating, or freeze doing tests. I have come up with these methods over the years, and use these methods with students, as and when they need them. Feel free to use these tips!

- If practicing for an exam, do not attempt past papers under timed conditions straight away, instead bite size the whole process and first do the paper without any time constraints. Time pressure causes the mind to rush and freeze up and you are working at very limited mind capacity to problem solve effectively. Once confident at solving questions with unlimited time, you can gradually introduce a time limit
- In geometry questions, a 4 colour pen is invaluable. Are there any parallel lines involved? Then sketch the parallel lines in red. You will be surprised by how much new information is now revealed and you can "see" the problem much clearer with colour
- Make sure you use a rough column (on the right hand side) or rough paper to write out what you are thinking, even if it simple multiplication. The more you free your mind up from irrelevant information, the more "space" there is for your mind to solve the actual problem. Think of a shopping list, it is tempting to remember it all, but once you've put it on paper you can focus on other things
- The use of whitespace on paper is worthy of a chapter in itself. But in summary : Use lots of paper and space to write. When your writing gets squashed into a corner or at the side of the page, it clutters the mind as well. So use plenty of space when writing.
- Stuck at a problem for ages? Leave it, and come back to on a fresh piece of paper later. Your subconscious is very powerful and may have solved (or part solved) the problem while you were having your break
- Cuisenaire rods are an invaluable resource for primary school children starting off in maths, or those with Dyscalculia

Qualifications:

  • Imperial College London (2005) - PhD Mechanical Engineering (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • Imperial College London (1999) - MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Masters) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: Hindi
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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