More than five years tutoring experience on a part-time basis. More than two years structural design experience in both design and construction. A results-driven professional with a devotion to teaching.
I am a member of two tutoring agencies, namely Harrison Allen and Tavistock tutors. In total, I have carried out more than 450 hours worth of teaching to date.
I have provided tuition non-stop for 5 years and therefore familliar with all major UK examinations boards including Edexcel, AQA and OCR.
A few recent successes of my students include a GCSE Maths student going from a grade 6 to a grade 8, an A-level student obtaining a grade A in Math and an 11+ student getting accepted to Highgate school.
I enjoy breaking down complex concepts into digestible bites and communicating it to others. I have practiced this skill throughout my career as a researcher and writer. This, combined with a passion for academic achievement, makes me an ideal tutor. I enjoy working with younger people and students and having had tuition while I was at school, feel eager about helping young people reach their full potential. I have experience teaching primary and secondary school children Maths, Science and English. I have also taught English as a second language. Having gained a BA degree from the University of Cambridge and a MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and being one year through a PhD at the LSE, I feel that I can offer excellent advice regarding university applications, personal statements and interview preparation.
I am friendly, fun and caring.
A pleasant and respectful environment is what matters most to me and it is what motivates me to work happily. So, I try to create that wherever I go. I am frequently told I have a bubbly and helpful personality, which I hope is another contribution to creating a good relationship with my studentd.
I help my students feel comfortsble during their lessons. I make them embrace their language mistakes and help them realize that saying grammatically and/or phonetically incorrect sentences and words is a natural phenomenon. Everybody has some level of anxiety and/or concern when it comes to learning a new language, particularly when it is a "scary" language like Arabic. However, I believe in the importance of developing an immunity to that fear and creating a mindset that goes beyond learning a language on purely linguistic grounds. I address language learning with a focus on cultural practices, social interactions and identity perceptions, which I believe are essential elements in the process of language acquisition.
I love helping my students work towards their goals. Whether they are improving their language skills for work and getting new jobs, planning or currently undertaking academic study, or learning a language to gain more familiarity with a different culture, I have helped my students to succeed through improving their language skills in Arabic.
I've studied 4 languages (English, Arabic, French and German), and am very familiar with the different challenges adults and children face with learning languages.
I recently become a GCSE Arabic examiner, and am currently translating a book from Arabic to English on the subject of social and economic development in Saudi Arabia.
I can help you with the following:
- Modern Standard Arabic
- Levantine Dialect
- Preparation for A-Level and GCSE exams
- Grammar and Vocabulary
- Learning the Arabic alphabet
- Everyday conversations
Mary's last completed GCSE Arabic job with Andrew: 1-2 hrs/week -
I worked as a teaching assistant at the Sultan's School in Muscat for approximately four months in 2013 and subsequently in an similar role at St Thomas' Choir School in New York. I have also written practice papers for 11+ students sitting scholarship exams; I specialised in English, although I have also written Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal reasoning papers. Since the autumn of 2019 I have worked with Tavistock Tutors and have helped a number of clients achieve their goals across a range of subjects.