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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £20.00

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Personal Description:

I am currently a third-year student at Edinburgh University, specialising in Neuroscience through a undergraduate Biomedical Sciences degree. My life experiences within South Africa, India, and many other countries of the world have shaped me into a well-rounded person: one who is adaptable to comfortably interact with and assist people from a wide variety of cultural, social, and economic backgrounds. I have always had a passion for the sciences, and thus I have grown to become an extremely hard-working, observant, organized, and methodical person. I hold and express a strong passion for academics, and I find that a fundamental element of learning is teaching. I am thus eager to tutor Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics to students, as such an opportunity would allow me to dedicate the wholeness of my time and energy to a meaningful, educational activity from which others and myself may benefit from.

Tutoring Experience:

I attended the Mahindra United World College of India, and during the completion of my International Baccaleureate degree I tutored students, both within my grade and the grade below, in Higher Level IB Biology. I simaltaneously participated in an Active English teaching group, which involved organising and executing English classes at the local Mulshi valley Primary School to students aged 10-16 who spoke Maharati as their mother tongue. I also worked as an student councillor as part of a Peer Support programme, which entailed making myself available for one-on-one sessions with students who saught emotional/mental support.

Tutoring Approach:

My goal as a tutor will be to create a platform of mutual respect between myself and the tutee upon which I may develop their genuine understanding of large quantities of information; allowing them to build confidence in relating topics to the broader scientific/mathematical picture, and in tackling unfamiliar problems. My teaching approach emphasizes understanding over memorization, and practice over repetition. Initially, I revise all the necessary material with the student, to isolate topics which they struggle to grasp. I would thereafter build the students' confidence with these topics through giving detailed explanations, presenting real-life examples, completing basic problems with them, and helping them to create their own diagrams/mindmaps/notes that solidify and further build their broader understanding. Throughout this process, I would always ask questions to ensure the student is thinking for themselves.

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Edinburgh (2019) - Neuroscience Honours in Biomedical Sciences (Bachelors) (in progress)
  • Mahindra United World College of India (2015) - International Baccalaureate Diploma (College) (✔ On File)

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