•13+ Public schools entrance exams
•GCSE/IGCSE Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and French
•FSMQ Additional Maths
•A Level Maths, Further Maths and Physics
•Oxford/Cambridge Maths and Physics Interview Practice
•MAT and PAT entrance exams
•MCAT Maths and Physics
I have been working as a tutor since 2011, initially tutoring a student for his 13+ entrance exams, though since then have worked primarily with GCSE and A level students in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and French.
In addition to working as a private tutor, I have volunteered at a primary school as a teaching assistant and at an after school homework club.
My dissertation this year is on Science and Mathematics Education. As part of this, I have been working as a teacher in a leading London girls school, gaining larger classroom experience, beyond that of my private tutoring.
I went to Merchant Taylors' school in north west London, where I realised my passion for education and started tutoring and volunteering in local schools. I went on to study Mathematics and French at Imperial College, where I continued to work as a tutor around my studies and started to volunteer in an after school club.
I transferred to study Physics at King's and am proud to be one of the top students at the university, averaging over ninety percent in exams so far. Having just finished my second year, I have at least one more year of study, though I will most likely continue to do a Masters in the following year. It is then my hope to go on to study for a PhD.
My dissertation this year is on Science and Mathematics education, which has involved me teaching and researching in a leading London school.
Mastery of Maths and Science can be really rewarding but it requires ample opportunity for discussion if a student is to grasp the bigger picture. I have found that teaching a subject from the core concept and very basics, step by step through to the wider applications is best for ensuring a complete understanding.
Creating bespoke lessons and learning materials for every student is also essential to provide optimal learning and students need to feel confident that they can ask any question they have. Many people learn in different ways, but I have found that there are many topics that students find easier to master outside the classroom, where there is space to think and ask questions.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am a keen fencer, currently captain of the King's first team and at Imperial I was captain of the second team in my first year. I also train weekly at City Fencing Club and compete both nationally and internationally.
At Imperial, I was chair of the polo club and I lead my team to place in the top ten at both winter and summer national competitions. I also regularly run, cycle and practise yoga.