Information About Sawan - Stanmore tutor - (39 reviews)
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I studied Medicine at and graduated from the University of Birmingham. Tutoring takes place at a professional office located in Stanmore. As a specialist full time tutor in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Sciences, English, School Entrance Exams (7+, 11+, 13+, ISEB) and Medical & Dental Entrance (BMAT, UKCAT, GAMSAT, IMAT, personal statement and interview coaching), I have thousands of hours of tutoring experience which includes 1-2-1, group, Skype tutoring and crash courses. I have my own tutoring company and professional website (with superb resources for all ages). All tutoring formats are available including one to one, group lessons, skype (online) tutoring and revision crash courses.
My ethos follows Mahatma Gandhi's famous quotation: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
My interest in tutoring stems from my experience in Medicine where we have to educate and teach colleagues and patients alike. I discovered that tutoring is my niche, is what I enjoy and have a natural talent for. Having been part of the interviewer panel at the University of Birmingham Medical School, I am able to offer top tips and advice on how to gain admission into medical schools both nationally and internationally. I have a superb track record in terms of admissions to medical universities, Oxbridge and top private and grammar schools across the country. As well as being an examiner for multiple UK exam boards at GCSE and A-level, I have also won multiple tutoring accolades.
There are great similarities in terms of the skills and personality required of good tutors and doctors. Examples of these include; patience, perseverance, the ability to listen and communicate effectively, honesty, integrity, confidentiality, reflective practice, continuous learning and professional development.
I am enthusiastic about teaching and helping others to discover, develop and achieve their full potential. I strive for the maximum and encourage my students to do the same. I achieved superb A-level results with above 90% passes in Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Economics with a near-perfect 100% in Biology. My GCSE results were also very impressive.
I tutor and coach students of all ages and abilities.I am also experienced in SEN tutoring and have tutored students with various levels of dyslexia. My specialist subjects and areas of expertise are; degree level Medicine; BMAT, UKCAT and GAMSAT; University admissions, personal statements and interview preparation (MMI, panel and Oxbridge); A-level Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Maths and Economics; and GCSE Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and the Sciences. I also cover all the Key Stages, SATs, Common Entrance, ISEB, 7+, 11+ and 13+ entrance exams for top private and grammar schools across the country. Maths, English, VR, NVR and Science are covered in detail together with past papers and exam technique to ensure effective preparation and optimal chance of success. As you will note, my results over the last 5 years have been amazing with over 90% of my students getting into their first choice selective schools such as Habersadhers', MT, NLCS, QE boys, Henrietta Barnet, Watford Grammar, Westminster and St Paul's.
I have a profound interest in education and coaching. I have helped many students get into Medicine and Dentistry and have tutored several medical students in their pre-clinical and clinical years. I have successfully helped several candidates with their University personal statements, entrance exams (including BMAT, UKCAT, GAMSAT, IMAT, TSA and the American SATs) and interview preparation (including the new MMIs, panel and Oxbridge interviews). The vast majority (greater than 97%) of my students have gone on to achieve excellent exam results and have gained entrance into top schools, colleges, universities and degree courses. More than 97% of my students achieve A*/A at A-level and GCSE in the subjects I tutor them. More than 90% of my entrance exam students have gained admission into their first choice schools, colleges and Universities, many of which are highly selective, prestigious and among the best in the country. More than 90% of my medical and dental applicants get into their first choice University.
My approach to teaching is focused on and tailored to meet the needs of the individual learner. Lessons are interactive, captivating, fun and rewarding. Much attention is paid to exam technique and structuring of answers as well as the theoretical content. My approach to teaching motivates and inspires students and builds their confidence. I have the unique ability of making difficult and challenging topics appear interesting, rewarding and easy. I cover all the exam boards and all aspects of the syllabus.
My experience also extends to in-school teaching. I had the privilege of teaching A-level students at a local academy school for a full semester. The experience was rewarding and insightful. Within a short space of time, I was able to significantly improve the students' results and motivation levels. I also have experience of marking and examining GCSE and A-level papers for Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
I am able to offer one-to-one tuition, **Contact Detail Removed** and online tutoring over **Contact Detail Removed**. I have tutored many students from prestigious schools such as Merchant Taylors, Haberdashers, North London Collegiate, QE Boys, Henrietta Barnet, St Helen's, St Paul's, Colet Court, Westminster, Harrow School, Sevenoaks, St Martins, St Johns, Radlett prep, Northwood College, Parmiter's and Watford Grammar. On the same token, I have successfully helped many students get into the finest schools and universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Eton. My tutoring services extend internationally as well. Through **Contact Detail Removed** and other online tutoring platforms, I have tutored students in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Singapore, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, India, China, East Africa, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. I am also fortunate enough to have had the privilege of having tutoring placements abroad.
I also specialise in tutoring external candidates who are going to be doing their studies and/or exams independently from their schools, for example because they may be resit candidates. This means I am able to teach the entire syllabus on a one-to-one or small group basis and cover all aspects of exam preparation, revision, techniques and past papers. The papers can then be sat in external exam centres. Over the last 3 years alone, I have tutored 18 A-level students in this way (10 As and 8A*s), 6 GCSE students (all A*s) and 2 university students (one got 1st and the other 2:1).
I offer a bespoke and very high quality tutoring service. My ambition is to become the finest tutor in the country. I would be happy to discuss your particular needs. My USP is simply my personality, professionalism, reliability and enthusiasm for the subjects I tutor and in education in general. I strongly believe the quality of lessons is far more important than the quantity.
If you are looking for quality tuition and for someone who is really inspirational with a proven track record, then look no further as you have found the right person!
All clients travel to me for lessons or lessons can be online which is equally effective because of interactive facilities.
As an educational consultant, I am able to offer specialist advice on a range of educational matters such as admissions, entrance exams, work experience, exam techniques, resits, UCAS, personal statements, University/School selection etc.
Due to the high level of commitment I put into my work and the success and satisfaction I achieve from it, I expect an equal level of commitment from the client; please see my tutoring contract below which all clients MUST abide with.
In order for me to deliver a quality teaching experience, all clients must abide with the terms of business as detailed below in this contract;
• If you need to amend a lesson, you will give a reasonable and minimum notice of at least one week before the lesson start time. If this is not adhered to, then the following penalty will apply;
The full lesson fee will be deducted if there is no ‘reasonable’ excuse.
• A ‘reasonable’ excuse may be exempt from the above but what will be deemed as ‘reasonable’ will be at the full and sole discretion of the tutor.
• A prepayment of 12 weeks is needed to ensure a long-term commitment from both parties. This amount is non-refundable regardless of the circumstances.
• Two weeks prior to the completion of the cycle, I will ask you if you wish to continue with the lessons upon completion of that cycle. You will let me know your response within 24 hours of me contacting you. If you wish to continue, another payment for 12 lessons per hour booked needs to be made within 48hrs after our lesson in the 10th week of the current cycle.
• Lessons will not be carried forward if not attended because they are regular weekly appointments which means that any rearrangements need to be made within 12 weeks from the start date of that cycle.
• A maximum of 2 rearrangements without penalty can be made within the 12 week cycle if at least a week’s notice has been given for each.
You confirm that you have read, understood and will abide by the above terms and conditions of this tutoring contract at all times.
Thank you, I look forward to seeing you in my lessons.
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- University of Birmingham (2012) - Medical Studies (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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He is very patient, explaining things very clearly and making it easier to grasp the content of each topic.
I have found his teaching style very affective .
His notes in class are very easy to understand and work with.
I plan to continue lessons with him until my exams and hope to get a good result
It has been a pleasure teaching you.
David is enjoying coming to see you. Very much in fact.
He is reluctant to concentrate at times so his homework can be erratic. Could you encourage him to ask if he does not understand.
Thank you again, very much.
We had hoped for someone who would visit home, but we decided to see if working with Sawan was going to be worth the journey; it most definitely was.
His approach was specific, practical and in depth. Having been an examiner, Sawan was able to provide useful key principles, strategies and techniques for exams which seemed to go beyond those typically offered by school teachers.
Sawan also went through my son's practical coursework, giving helpful, constructive feedback which could easily be applied for grade improvement.
Importantly, after only a single session, there is already a feeling of trust and confidence that Sawan's input is highly likely to improve my son's exam performance and results.
found the work so far has helped his understanding.