- 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 am a professional tutor who has accumulated 1000+ hours of experience over the past three years tutoring English and Maths, from 7+/9+/11+13+ Common Entrance all the way through to A Level. I have been tutoring for just over three years and have developed a good understanding of how students get motivated - usually a lack of motivation stems from a lack of understanding. It is important to gauge how a student learns to ensure that they stay motivated and feel like they are accomplishing something. No matter the ability of the student, I have pushed all of my students to achieve at least one grade higher.
Most recently, I have helped a 15 year old girl boost her confidence and achieve the top grades she deserves in English in her mock exams; 9's (or A**'s) in both papers and the highest grade in her year. Notably, I have helped an A Level student achieve an A* in A2 Level History (from an initial C grade at AS Level), securing her a place at the University of Liverpool to study Law.
I recently completed my Master's degree in English (650-1550) at the University of Oxford, achieving a high Merit. I specialised in orthographic and palaeographic practices in medieval texts c.1250-1500, particularly the Canterbury Tales and Piers Plowman manuscripts. I achieved a first-class honours bachelors degree in English Language and Literature from King's College London; A* (English) A* (History) A (Maths) at A Level; and 10 A*s at GCSE.
I am currently conducting research relating to a London scribe called Adam Pinkhurst, who copied medieval texts c.1400. My first journal article will be published with Oxford University Press in December 2019.
I have a strong focus on exam technique. I have meticulously read through the OCR, Edexcel and AQA exam specifications (amongst other exam boards) and continue to do so annually as specifications are updated. I have extensive knowledge of what examiners expect from students. It's important to be as equipped as possible for any question the examiner throws at you. This level of preparation requires a holistic but formulaic approach to revision and learning content.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When I am not tutoring or working I enjoy going to the gym, writing book reviews for publications such as The New Arab and Al-Arabiya, and trying new blends of coffee.
''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.'' (Alicia, mother of 15 year old)