Sumantha

Sumantha

Hi! I am a nurturing and friendly private tutor (14+ years). My experience is supported by 6 years of secondary school teaching and 12+ years as an adult trainer.

My experience enables me to fine-tune my approach to individual student needs. I specialise in boosting confidence, increasing motivation and targeting the development of specific skills.

I’m a passionate teacher who believes that learning should be enjoyable, not a chore.

Can I guarantee results?

I can certainly guarantee an improvement in skills and confidence. In terms of actual results, this largely depends on how much work my students are able to put in.

Having said that, all of my GCSE students have seen an increase in their grades. For instance:

Chris (AQA English Language & Literature):
Predicted Grade2
Achieved Grade 5
1 - 2 hours per week, more during half-term (3 months)

Amelia (Cambridge Nationals - Computing):
Predicted - B
Achieved - A
1 lesson per week, sometimes 2 (3 weeks)

** Discount applied for multiple lessons per week **

Tutoring Experience

2004 - Present Private tutor since

2006 - Present Adult Trainer (TAP certified)

2012 - Present Professional Writer

2011 - 2017 Secondary School Teacher
(Esher C of E High School, St Paul's Catholic College & Langley Grammar School)

During my time as a teacher, I was also Deputy Head of Year 11.

Tutoring Approach

Lesson 1: I always advise arriving 5 minutes early so we can all meet and have a quick chat.

Subsequent lessons: tailored to meet student ongoing learning needs and goals.

Homework: usually set every lesson and planned to develop specific skills.

Recommended duration: 1 -2 hours per week.

For English Language and Literature GCSE, 2 hours per week is recommended as they are two separate subjects.

I believe that students benefit from everyone's support so, I always liaise with parents/guardians about student learning and progress.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Bengali
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

UWE2004Bachelors1st Class BSc(hons) Computing & Information Systems
Warwick University2006ProfessionalTAP (Training Delivery Skills)
West London Partnership2010PGCEGraduate Training Programme (Secondary Education)
Langley Grammar School2011QTSQualified Teacher Status

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