I pride myself in the quality of working relationship quickly developed with students of all ages. Whether reaching for examination confidence, mastery of subject content or skills, or progress with emotional, behavioural or cognitive needs, all tutees should expect teaching that is entirely personalised and constantly adaptive to their evolving learning, including:
- guidance for pupils toward understanding and pride in all supported subject disciplines, while troubleshooting all associated challenges, from frustrations with phonics to maths anxiety, from the art of the essay to that of examination-timing and from Alternative Vote in politics to ‘alternative conceptualisations’ in chemistry;
- mentoring or life-skill teaching: identifying and fostering scholastic and general skills beyond those specific to particular academic subjects yet required for flourishing within educationally related outcomes generally;
- support for atypical educational needs. Teaching in this area is important to me, and I am currently extending my training with additional part-time postgraduate studies. Inwardly, special-needs are never what I see; what I see are special opportunities: exciting opportunities. My teaching teaches for exciting futures, not needful ones.
My aim is for each of my students to discover the tools, skills and conviction to achieve all the outcomes of their and of their parents’ hopes. I want my students to discover what they can do and to inspire themselves by what they find.
I have worked as a professional tutor and educational consultant for six years. I have taught dozens of students for thousands of hours in total. I have also worked as a teacher in an independent school in North London.
I have had many successful students; a few examples include:
>Two admitted to study HSPS at Cambridge.
>One admitted to all three of Westminster, Winchester, and St.Paul's for 13+.
>One who gained 84/84 marks in his A-Level Politics Paper 2, which is now being used as an exemplar.
>One who gained an A in A-Level History after being predicted a C.
I believe that the most important virtue in a tutor is the ability to empathise with a student's cognitive position. When teaching I aim to guide a student through the mental steps needed to accomplish the goal of the lesson.
I typically spend much of a lesson in dialogue with the student. I break this up with exercises to embed and reinforce key points, but I always end the lesson with a call to reflection on what the student has learned. I emphasise that knowledge is open-ended and interconnected.
I have a lot of patience and ensure that the student understands the concept thoroughly before moving further. I follow a Socratic and Engagement method of teaching.
My greatest skill is in teaching the student any concept in the most logical and the most easily understandable way.
My last 3 yrs of tutoring has been focussed heavily on the IB and IGCSE and the Indian ISC grades.
I also provide IA help.
Achievements include :
a) Helping a student from India secure all India rank 47 in the IMO.
b) Helping many students in the US with their AP courses(AP Calc AB, BC and AP Stat)
c) Helping many students clear the SAT math subject test with a score of above 780.
d) Helping 2 super-achiever students in the US with advanced geometry lessons dealing with AMC, Mathcounts and Kumon worksheets.
e) Helping a student in Dubai secure an admit into the prestigious Dubai College.
f) Helping a student secure a 97% on his Multivariable calc college math exam in one of the semesters.
g) Helping many students in the middle east and India with their CBSE, ICSE math courses.
h) Successfully coaching many people from Europe, the middle east and India and helping them secure A* in their igcse exams.
i) Successfully helping a student in Germany secure a 65% in his IB Diploma Options Calculus paper which was a huge improvement in his grade.
j) Helped a student crack a Nation-wide newspaper sponsored exam. She received a cash prize and an all expenses paid trip to Kellogg University.
k) Helped 2 students secure a perfect 7 on their IB.
l) Helped an average performer secure a 6 in his IB DP final.
m) Helped an academically weak student secure a 5 in his IB DP final.
I have over eight years experience tutoring for the 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+ and Common Entrance exams in Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
All my students have gained places at top London schools such as:
St Paul’s (boys and girls)
Godolphin and Latymer
City of London (boys and girls)
And many more.
I have an extensive knowledge of London schools, both private and grammar, and can offer help and guidance throughout the application process.
I also tutor French up to University level, as well as English and History up to A-level.
Finally, I also help with Oxbridge and UCAS applications, for students wanting to study English and History. All of my students (11 in total) received places at their colleges of choice.
I have studied in a boarding school, unisex and co-educational setting, and have adapted to different teaching systems in different countries, including Australia, Hong Kong and England. It has allowed me to recognise the importance of valuing cultural diversity and individuality. I am fluent in English, Chinese and Cantonese and have worked with students from the pre-nursery to university level, as well as individuals with learning difficulties and special needs. I have had the honour to teach different curriculums including A-Level, AP, IB, GCSE/IGCSE and the HKDSE. I have also been a classroom teacher, a tutor as well as an online tutor. I believe these experiences have allowed me to develop my skills to fit the needs of the students as well as learner profiles. I also have extensive knowledge of AQA, OCR and EDEXCEL syllabuses in Psychology. I taught IB Psychology exclusively at the international school in Hong Kong. I have worked in local and international settings, secondary and post-compulsory education, as well as tutorial institutions. Being able to work with such a diverse, range of students in different settings has allowed me to build my teaching abilities and adapt to different settings, adjust expectations and be flexible. I currently teach at a further education institution delivering Psychology, sociology and criminology. Teaching is not only based on academic results but on skills for life, and how to function positively in society.
In order for effective communication, it is crucial for me to tailor the delivery of my information, to ensure the recipient fully understands the content, and in a classroom setting it would be essential for me to deliver my lessons in a language and tone that students would understand.
2016 – Present EFL, SEN GCSE English / Functional Skills English and Maths Lecturer, Alternative Provision /
Fleet Tutors, London; Freelance Tutor (SENsational Tutors et al., 8+ and 11 + English and Maths)
2017 ICT Teacher, Alperton Community School / Prospero Teaching, London
2016 GCSE Maths Lecturer, Ealing Alternative Provision, London
2015 English and Maths Tutor, Greater London Tutors / Holland Park Tuition, London
2014 – 2015 Functional Skills Coordinator, Uxbridge College, Middlesex
2011 – 2015 Functional Skills English and Maths Lecturer (Entry 2 – Level 2), Uxbridge College, Middlesex
June – July 2013 EFL Teacher, IQuest, Brunel University, Middlesex
2011 – 2012 Functional Skills ICT Lecturer (Levels 1 and 2) / ESOL Lecturer, Uxbridge College, Middlesex
2010 - 2011 Functional Skills English Lecturer (Levels 1 and 2), South Thames College, London
2010 - 2011 ICT Teacher
• Tutoring to GCSE level as well as ESOL to pupils from The Phoenix School and Henry Compton School, London
• Teaching Art after school at The Rainbow Centre for pupils aged 6 to 17 years of age, London