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Tom M.Cambridge and Imperial Science grad. 15 years teaching experience.
Tom Maclean's hourly rate£45per hour
Tom Maclean's total answers8answers
Tom Maclean's hours taught5hours or less

Key Stage 2: Since 2017 I have been working as a science and maths teacher in a specialist SEND school with primary school-aged children with a wide range of learning difficulties, including ADHD, Asperger's. dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. This has involved planning engaging and fun practical science experiments in line with the KS2 curriculum, and devising interactive maths lessons to help the students grasp basic numerical concepts . - Case study: "I", aged 9, with ADHD, dyscalculia, Asperger's. Science: "I" had a keen interest in the 'messy' side of Science, so our experiments were generally Chemistry-oriented, involving chemical reactions that invariably produced interesting substances, explosions or slime. He learned how to write up observations in his exercise book independently, and further explore the 'theory' behind our experiments. Maths: "I" struggled with counting and subitising, so we worked on counting forwards and backwards to 20, and subitising groups of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10, using Dienes cubes and other objects. Eventually he could manage these tasks consistently and moved onto creating given monetary values using coins. Common Entrance: I have prepared numerous students for entry at 13+ at both normal and scholarship level for secondary schools including Eton, Westminster, King's College Wimbledon, Dulwich, Radley, Wetherby Senior etc, all of whom have successfully gained entry to their chosen schools. I have particular experience in the Eton King's Scholarship paper, and have coached 6 boys for this exam, 3 of whom are now current King's/ Oppidan scholars at the school/ college. - Case study: "A", Eton King's Scholarship exam. "A" was naturally very bright, but severely let down by poor exam technique, including badly structured 'long-answers' and extremely messy (often illegible) writing which prevented him achieving the high scores of which he was capable. We discovered that his handwriting deteriorated as a result of perceived time pressure, leading to him rushing his answers to the longer questions and spewing out garbage. Despite this, he invariably failed to complete a paper under timed conditions. We therefore focussed heavily on techniques for answering and structuring long answers appropriately and concisely. By understanding the proper way to answer questions, and that he could say more with less, his answers become both more legible and higher-scoring, and he was also able to complete the papers in time. He went on to earn the scholarship. GCSEs: My GCSE students have been by far my biggest cohort over the years. I am equally at home with Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths at this level, and have already taken a number of students through the first round of the new 9-1 Maths specifications. I have also home-schooled at least 7 students in these subjects (from memory!), meaning I have often had to teach the entirety of the specifications from scratch, and set and mark regular homework in addition to providing exam preparation. - Case study: "R", home-schooled, IGCSE Maths and Sciences "R" had been excluded from his school at the start of year 10 for behavioural reasons. However, he had been offered a second chance to return to his school on condition that a) he provided regular proof that he was continuing to study for his GCSEs in the form of notes etc. and b) he could achieve at least an A in his IGCSE Maths, which he was due to take the following summer, a year early. I was contacted to work on maths and the three sciences with him. We met 3 times a week, allotting equal time for each subject. "R" had either mislaid or simply not made any notes for any of his subjects, so we had to start at the very beginning, ensuring not only that he had a comprehensive set of notes on each subject, but that he was keeping them sufficiently organised that he might send copies to his school. Come the end of the year, "R" achieved an A* in maths and was offered a place to return to his original school. A-Levels/ IB: My A-Level/ IB specialism is Biology. Most years I usually take on at least 1 or 2 students at this level. Biology is notorious for being one of the most 'content-dense' A-Level/ IB topics and there is a lot of factual learning involved, combined with some complex concepts. Invariably the topics that cause students the biggest headaches are the biochemical pathways of respiration and photosynthesis. I find the best way to help students learn these is to get them to focus on the bigger picture - what is the purpose of each step, and the process as a whole? What are the important outputs? How does it all fit into the grand scheme of things? Biology becomes a lot easier to digest when the interconnectedness of all life processes is appreciated. Everything is a cog in a big living machine. - Case study: "H", OCR A-Level Biology "H" was studying Biology alongside 2 non-science A-Levels. She required two As and a B to get into her preferred course at university, and whilst she felt As were attainable in her non-science A-levels, she was struggling to meet the B grade boundary in her internal Biology tests and exams, often dropping to a D. After reviewing her mock scripts, it became clear that, besides an insufficiently deep understanding of certain topics, "H" had shortcomings in her exam technique. We initially identified the topics in which she struggled (mainly 'pathway' questions) and focussed on breaking these down and learning them inside out and back to front. We then moved onto practicing related long-answer exam questions, and establishing a consistent approach to answering them. "H" eventually became confident in tackling these topics and questions unassisted. She gained her B grade and her place on her preferred course.

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Payal B.Creative and passionate literature graduate from KCL & Oxford
Payal Bhavsar's hourly rate£30per hour
Payal Bhavsar's total answers5answers
Payal Bhavsar's hours taught5hours or less

My interest in Literature and Language has taken me to many fields post-graduation. With my degrees fostering an interest in cross-cultural dialogue, global writing and issues in race and migration, I’ve been inspired to work across charities and educational institutes to promote literacy and build stronger communities. I’ve tutored, worked as a teaching assistant in a primary school and as a secondary school librarian to create strong reading cultures and welcoming spaces for students. My time interning for an international writing competition for school children has especially shaped my experience and I’m keen to continue working with and inspiring young people 😸

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Michael C.Oxford graduate and experienced tutor.
Michael Comba's hourly rate£30per hour
Michael Comba's total answers32answers
Michael Comba's hours taught5hours or less

I am a Legal Practice Course student due to begin training as a solicitor next year. Prior to this I studied History and Politics at St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford, prior to completing the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law. Alongside tutoring I have worked both as a Parliamentary Assistant for a Member of Parliament as well as for the Electoral Commission

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Harleen H.Dedicated tutor and undergraduate at The University of Exeter
Harleen Hothi's hourly rate£40per hour
Harleen Hothi's total answers3answers
Harleen Hothi's hours taught5hours or less

I am an articulate, hardworking and motivated individual. I am also calm, organised and love learning new skills. I welcome feedback as I believe it facilitates my self-awareness and growth. I love Mathematics, History and English Literature and have a clear passion for teaching these subjects, however I can also offer tuition in Science. I am a sensible, dependable and flexible teacher who can tutor gifted and at-risk of failing students. You can rely on me to support students to achieve their best and master their subject.

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Amir S.Inspiring and engaging mathematics specialist, 5+ to STEP
Amir Saei's hourly rate£125per hour
Amir Saei's total answers1answers
Amir Saei's hours taught5hours or less

I am an award-winning qualified maths teacher and a maths specialist with 10 years’ teaching experience and 5 years’ experience as an examiner. During this time, I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of students with varying initial attainment and educational needs grow in confidence, achieve top grades and fall in love with maths. I love working with young people and helping them gain a true understanding of maths, so they too can see its beauty.  I have a Masters in Mathematics (MMath) from the University of Warwick and a PGCE in maths from the UCL Institute of Education. Prior to becoming a full time tutor I taught at several outstanding schools with my main employment being the Head of A-Levels and the Head of Further Maths at CATS College London, part of Cambridge Education Group (CEG). My research and experience have shown me that anyone can become an outstanding mathematician and enjoy the subject, they just need the right guidance.  I bring an exceptionally high standard of teaching to my lessons. I have officially received an “outstanding” rating, the highest possible, for 5 consecutive years for my teaching at CEG. My key strength is the breadth and depth of my mathematical knowledge alongside my ability to communicate complex ideas simply and in an intellectually stimulating manner. I have also earned numerous awards in recognition of my teaching and maths ability, including the prestigious title of scholar at the “Institute of Mathematics and its Applications”.  I have an outstanding track record. I have consistently achieving the best set of results in all the schools I have worked at. My private tutees do just as well with all of them attaining A/A* at GCSE and A-Level. Several of my students have achieved as much as a 5-grade improvement over the course of their tuition.  My students regularly secure places at the best universities in the world, including Oxford, Cambridge and University of Hong Kong. My younger students do just as well and have secured places/scholarships at the best schools in the country including Eton, Dulwich and City of London School for Girls. Outside of teaching I enjoy learning more about maths, neuroscience and AI. I am an avid reader and have a wide range of interests. I play football on the weekends and box whenever I have time.  Tutoring Experience  ********************* My expertise lies in secondary maths, A-Level maths, and school and university entrance exams. I am one of a handful of teachers in the country to have taught all the KS3, GCSE, IGCSE, A-Level and IB maths and further maths modules across nearly all exam boards (Edexcel, OCR, MEI, AQA and CIE). I also have extensive experience helping students prepare for entrance exams such as the 5+, 7+, 11+, 13+, 16+, STEP, AEA, MAT, CSAT, the maths section of BMAT, SAT and ACT, the quantitative reasoning section of UKCAT, GRE and GMAT and competition maths such as UKMT and BMO. In addition to the above I have experience helping students with KS1, KS2, AP, MYP and Pre-U maths.  My client requests are varied, from tutoring students throughout the entirety of their formal education, to flying out to provide a 2-week crash course helping a student with his entrance exam (please note the rate for international travel is different and will be stated upon request). Where face to face tuition is not feasible, I can confidently say that my online sessions are the best in the industry. I have invested in the latest technology to ensure my students benefit from outstanding teaching with no compromise. Students interested in online tuition will be offered a free 30-minute video call, to test the connection and get a taster of my online sessions.  Here is a list of universities which my students have secured a place/scholarship at: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Hong Kong, MIT, NYU, Imperial College London, LSE, UCL, Durham University, University of Warwick, King's College London, City and University of Edinburgh.  Here is a list of schools which my former students have secured a place/scholarship at: Eton, Dulwich College, St Pauls, Kings College, Highgate School, City of London School for Boys, St Christopher's, Forest school, Portland Place School, Northbridge House School, Wetherby, Northbridge house, Mill Hill, Uppingham School, Radley College as well as several schools from the North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium.  Tutoring Approach  ******************** My tutoring approach is based on my belief that most students’ difficulties in maths arise from insufficient understanding of fundamental concepts, which are often glossed over in school. Unfortunately, students do not seek guidance as these topics are wrongly considered as easy or teachers are not sufficiently qualified to explain them. I see this issue across all age groups and levels of attainment.  Maths is a subject where one thing follows from another, so at some stage this lack of understanding catches up with students and forms a barrier to their learning. One of the first things I do with my students is invest time to see their understanding of fundamental concepts and if necessary, revisit them. I believe this is one of the reasons for my student’s success and fast progress. Then I build on this foundation by working through more complex topics and concepts, looking at them in a more thorough and enriching way. I always emphasise the importance of being able to explain why, a sign of true understanding and a prerequisite for enjoying the subject. Finally, I make sure students can transmit their knowledge during examination, this is where my experience as an examiner has proven to be invaluable. For most of the lesson students will be solving problems, each problem presenting a different piece of the puzzle, until they reach that “aha” moment where they have mastered the concept. By asking a series of well thought out questions, rather than lecturing the students, I can help students discover for themselves underlying misunderstandings and misconceptions that they may have and address them.  By working collaboratively with the parents and the student, I create a bespoke tutoring plan to hit the agreed upon targets in the time we have. Each student will have a working file which contains a personalised dynamic scheme of work, class notes, homework’s, test’s and a log of areas that need further developing. I monitor students’ progress and adapt the scheme of work according to their needs.  Having taught for nearly 10 years, I know how to structure lessons such that each lesson is flexible enough to cater to the students’ needs and interests whilst making sure that sequences of lessons can follow a meaningful structure. As someone who is actively involved in a wide variety of maths research I build a narrative around maths that caters to the interests of each individual student, inspiring them to learn more. I place a real emphasis on helping my students to take control of their own learning and discover what works for them, so they can become independent learners.  A final note from me. A good understanding of maths has impact far beyond one’s maths education. Not only does maths permeate every field of scientific endeavour, from helping explain the colours of the sunset to the architecture of our brains, it now plays a pivotal role in all aspects of modern society including finance, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, to name a few. I believe that prioritising one’s maths education is vital to the future prospect of an individual and the position they will play in society. But aside from utility, mathematics when understood is inspiring and fun. As Bertrand Russell wrote in Mysticism and Logic (1918) “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty”.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. CV, references and research papers are available on request.

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Andrew B.I’m here to help
Andrew Bradshaw's hourly rate£25per hour
Andrew Bradshaw's total answers27answers
Andrew Bradshaw's hours taught5hours or less

Experienced international teacher and school leader. Have taught Chemistry to A Level and HL IBDP and Biology to A Level at home and abroad. Successfully helped students into Russell Group and Ivy League universities.

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Laura W.Fun, friendly and professional, currently at University of Sussex doing my LLM
Laura Wesley's hourly rate£30per hour
Laura Wesley's total answers1answers
Laura Wesley's hours taught5hours or less

I have been tutoring for 12 years and have worked in the UK and New Zealand as well as teaching English to Chinese students. I love my job as a tutor and get a lot of satisfaction out of helping others. I am experienced in UCAS applications especially for the vocational degrees such as Veterinary Medicine and Law. Previous students of mine that have worked hard at common entrance have gone on to some of the top schools in the country and abroad including Westminster and Brighton college. I get on well with students and make learning enjoyable tailoring my lessons for every student’s learning style. I have worked with high profile celebrities students and have travelled with students too!

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Sebastien K.Ex lawyer, policy adviser, & friendly tutor!
Sebastien Krier's hourly rate£50per hour
Sebastien Krier's total answers5answers
Sebastien Krier's hours taught10hours taught

I am a former international arbitration and litigation solicitor with experience in elite international law firms. I do a lot of pro bono work on the side and have worked with many NGOs. I am now working as a policy adviser to the UK government. I've worked with graduate teams at law firms in the past, and as such I am well placed to assist with internship applications & interview prep. I speak three languages fluently and have previously tutored teenagers to adults in their 30s.

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David M.Specialist mathematics tutor with a first class degree from Oxford
David Moore's hourly rate£20per hour
David Moore's total answers14answers
David Moore's hours taught5hours or less

1st class mathematics degree from Oxford Over 5 years tutoring experience

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Anna M.Professional, passionate and well-qualified tutor
Anna Mckay's hourly rate£80per hour
Anna Mckay's total answers0answers
Anna Mckay's hours taught5hours or less

I love tutoring Maths and Economics. Having enjoyed studying the subjects myself when reading Economics at Cambridge University and then running my 2 start-up companies, I can impart the passion I have for Maths and Economics to my students. I taught Maths for a year in a rural school in Swaziland, Southern Africa, and I have tutored for a number of years since. I adapt my teaching style to each student’s needs and learning style. I am an approachable and friendly tutor who aims to instil confidence in my students which will help them become confident young adults.

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