- 7+ English & Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
- 9+ English & Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
- 11+ English & Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
- 13+ English & Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
- (I)GCSE Mathematics: Edexcel and AQA
- (I)GCSE English Language: Edexcel and AQA
- (I)GCSE History: Edexcel and AQA
-A-Level English Literature: AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC
I started my tutoring career when I was the Head Girl at my sixth form college and ran revision workshops after school which was rewarding. I have been tutoring professionally for the last six years. I have covered a range of subjects including Maths and English Common Entrance, GCSE Maths and English, and A Level English. In my more recent experience, I have helped two girls climb from a Grade C in their A Level EPQ to a Grade A and A* respectively. I have also been working closely with a young, bright student in Year 8 at City of London school who is averaging above 80% in his exams and developing a yearning for theoretical mathematics at a young age. My passion lies in teaching English. A vivid memory I have is of a student of mine who was working at a Grade C in his creative writing, but who showed such potential in his prose. I compare his writing to that of Cormac McCarthy, who I tasked him to read. Together we worked on how to tighten his prose, and I helped him with a number of strategies which included writing in a more scientific vein about the world around him. From a Grade C, he climbed to an A* within the space of a few months in his final exam.
I was born in London and am of dual heritage. I always loved school, even while these years can often prove turbulent and challenging for a young person. I was what one might pigeon-hole as a straight A* student. I achieved 10 A*'s at GCSE Level and A*A*A in English, History and Maths at A Level. I went on to complete an English degree at undergraduate level at King's College London, where I gained first-class honours. After taking a break from education for a year to figure out what my next step was, I found myself itching to get back into academia. I then completed a Master's degree in English at the University of Oxford, which was an enriching experience that shaped my adult life a lot. I was lucky enough to then receive a full scholarship from the London Arts and Humanities Partnership to do a PhD at King's College London, which I am currently pursuing. While working on my doctoral studies, I am also a Graduate Teaching Assistant at King's College London, which involves leading seminars, setting assignments and marking exams at undergraduate level.
I have a journal article published with Oxford University Press (December 2019).
I have tutored a great number and range of wonderful students over a great many years. I have found that each student learns and makes sense of their subjects in highly individual ways. But I have learnt an overarching lesson: if a student does not enjoy what they are learning, they simply will not achieve as highly.
My main goal as a tutor is to get a student excited about their subject, to learn how their brain works and processes information, so that they engage with their work better and achieve their full potential. I consider myself enthusiastic, patient yet firm as a tutor. I care deeply about education, and am a deeply committed tutor. I will do everything within my power to help students unlock their full potential.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When I am not tutoring or working I enjoy taking leisurely walks in green places away from the hustle, bustle and pollution of London, playing piano, and drinking coffee- although it would appear that caffeine, once a hobby, has now become an indispensable fuel.
"Yasmin has been an incredible support and mentor throughout the 2 years covering my EPQ. She was flexible and always found a slot to fit me in, always teaching me with enthusiasm and providing guidance. At the beginning of the EPQ, I was working towards a B-grade at best, but with Yasmin's help I ended up achieving an A*. I think this in itself shows the standard to which Yasmin teaches and that hard work pays off. Overall Yasmin was a really great tutor who offered continuous support even out of scheduled lesson hours. I couldn't recommend her more!" (Aged 17, EPQ).
''Yasmin has been tutoring me both for GCSE English and A Level EPQ. I found English very difficult and uninspiring which made studying for exams very difficult. With Yasmin's well structured and clear guidance, I found a new way to approach the subject. Yasmin explained the different modules methodically which deepened my understanding but also provided clarity in areas in which I needed to improve. In my EPQ Yasmin has guided me through the writing process and highlighted areas of importance when it comes to essay writing where her attention to detail is second to none! Yasmin is very encouraging and her lessons are inspiring and easy to follow . Her positivity, calm and friendly manner made for an ideal learning environment. She puts 100% into every lesson and fully engages with every query or comment I have. I would highly recommend Yasmin!'' (Aged 17, English and EPQ).
''Yasmin tutored my daughter last term for her English GCSE's. My daughter went from being in 3rd set to now 1st set and had one of the highest grades in her mock GCSE's in December out of all the pupils in her year. Additionally Yasmin was a great mentor to my daughter and really helped her rebuild her confidence after a tough year last year. I cannot recommenr her highly enough. I will be using her services again later this year to top up my daughter's english skills before her final GCSE's.'' (Aged 15, English).
“Yasmin is a great tutor because she is very supportive, and if you don't understand something she explains it easily. Yasmin sets me homework every week so that I master a skill that I don't understand. To sum everything up, Yasmin is a great and friendly tutor!” (Aged 12, Maths).