• IB Chemistry and Biology
• A-Level Biology and Chemistry: Edexcel, OCR and AQA
• GCSE Biology, Chemistry, Physics: Edexcel, OCR and AQA
• GCSE Maths: Edexcel, OCR and AQA
Over the past few years, I have gained a range of teaching experiences starting from my time at Whitgift.
From 2012-2013, I taught a weekly iGCSE English Language session to struggling students in the learning support department. I found this an immensely rewarding experience and gained significant experience in teaching students how to analyse texts and write effective essays.
During my gap year, I gained experiencing teaching young children (aged 6+) in English and Mathematics through a tutoring agency. I enjoyed being able to teach children of a wide range of ages and using different teaching methods to improve their understanding of difficult topics. I also gained experience on delivering effective feedback to parents so that they could also appreciate which topic areas their child needs further practise in.
During this year, I also returned to Whitgift to work in the Admissions Department. This was significant in developing my communication skills in guiding prospective parents and students through the application process.
In 2015, I joined UCL and was offered a position as a Student Ambassador. It has been a pleasure to represent UCL at open days and to answer questions about the application process to medical school as well as offer advise on personal statements and interview preparation. In 2017, I was elected the Academic Coordinator for UCL Surgical Society and have set up a peer-assisted tutoring scheme for first and second year anatomy classes which I have also been a teacher for.
From 2015, I have also worked as a private tutor within my church community, tutoring for school entrance examinations – focusing in particular on Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning. I have also tutored students in iGCSE Mathematics and GSCE Biology.
I attended Whitgift School in London where I achieved 11A* at GCSEs and obtained a perfect score of 45 points in the International Baccalaureate with Higher Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Economics and Standard Levels in Mathematics, Literature, Performance and French.
At the moment, I am in my fifth year of medical school at UCL, having completed a BSc in Orthopaedic Science with First Class Honours.
Having tutored a variety of students over the years, I have found that my enthusiastic and patient approach is essential in engaging students to further their own understanding of the subject and gain confidence.
I also appreciate that each student is different in the way they like to be taught and in what topic areas they might struggle with. I aim to identify these key areas within the first teaching session.
From this understanding, I can then tailor each teaching session, targeting these weaker areas through constant practice and feedback. It is my ambition that each student will be able to gain confidence in all areas of their subject and maximise their examination performance
What I do when I am not tutoring
Outside tutoring and my academic studies, I thoroughly enjoy acting. I have been a keen member of the medical school comedy revue since 2015 and I will be directing a show at the Edinburgh Fringe this Summer.
"He was such an excellent tutor and I will say this with full honesty that he was the best biology teacher that I have ever met. His passion and his expertise drive me to learn and gain interest in biology."
IB Biology student