* 7+ English and Maths (ISEB)
* 11+ English, Maths, Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning: ISEB, pre-tests and school entrance exams
* GCSE/IGCSE Chemistry, Biology, and Physics (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
* GCSE/IGCSE English Literature (OCR, WJEC, AQA, Edexcel, CIE)
* GCSE/IGCSE Maths (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
* AS/A Level Biology and Chemistry (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
* BMAT/UKCAT medical entrance exams
* Medical Interview Training and Personal Statement Writing
Over the last few years, my students have achieved entrance to schools such as Dulwich College, James Allen's Girls' School, Winchester, St Paul's Boys, Latymer Upper School, and many others. Similarly, I have extensively tutored older students in their medical school applications to Oxbridge, KCL, UCL, and St Andrews.
I have worked as both a private tutor and as a Science/Medical Studies Teacher in specialist courses. I am comfortable teaching all ages having started out working at a Teaching Assistant for children as young as five.
As a tutor, I have prepared students in different situations, from 11+ entrance exams to GCSE and A-Level subjects. In terms of subjects, I am experienced in teaching English (both Language and Literature), Maths, Biology, and Chemistry to GCSE-level students, as well as Biology and Chemistry at A-Levels. I also prepared students for the UCAT (formerly UKCAT) and BMAT medical admissions tests, as well as 7+ and 11+ assessments. I have provided extensive guidance in personal statement writing and preparation for college and university interviews. I have achieved a fantastic level of success in this, with two recent A-Level students both achieving acceptance into university for Medicine.
Over the last few years, my students have achieved entrance to schools such as Dulwich College, James Allen's Girls' School, Winchester, St Paul's Boys, and many others. Similarly, I have extensively tutored older students in medical school applications to Oxbridge, KCL, UCL, and St Andrews.
I hold a recurring post as a Science/Medical Studies Teacher in an intensive GCSE/A-Level summer course– lessons included GCSE/A-Level concepts in Biology and Chemistry, university admissions test preparation, personal statement writing, and interview practice. My role also included designing lessons, setting targets for students and writing weekly reports for parents. The courses ran over 2-week periods, where I taught (or led medical activities/trips) from 8.30am to 8pm.
Additionally, I volunteer as a Medical Mentor at KCL, where I am responsible for the welfare of a tutor group of 12 first-years. In addition to the general guidance I provided throughout the year, I held numerous sessions throughout the year for exam-specific preparation, such as anatomy teaching, clinical skills demonstrations, etc. I have held teaching sessions for my peers on various medical topics, and I have presented to large audiences and conferences, such as presenting my research in a national psychiatry conference.
I hold a first class degree (with honours) in Regenerative Medicine and Innovation Technology (BSc), and am currently a medical student at King's College London, having completed three years of the course (the equivalent of a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Sciences). I began tutoring extensively a little over five years ago, specialising in guiding students through 11+ entrance exams and GCSE Maths, English (Literature and Language), Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, particularly in top independent schools. Furthermore, I am a Science/Medical Studies Teacher in a specialist course ran every year, aiding students applying for top universities. Prior to my pursuit of higher education, I achieved 4 A*s at A-Level (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Literature) and 11 A*s at GCSE.
My professional interests (outside of tutoring) lie in both orthopaedic surgery and psychiatry. Through years of specialist medical training working with young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a number of mental health barriers, I have learnt to cultivate enthusiasm and attention in students who struggle to maintain focus or motivation.
I am also passionate about my charity work; I am the President of KCL Marrow, a student-led branch of the Anthony Nolan charity. We campaign to recruit donors to the Stem Cell register and raise money for leukaemia patients. Moreover, I am a passionate writer, taking a special interest in expository/journalistic writing (an interest I had the opportunity to indulge in as a writer for KCL Marrow and Anthony Nolan). I play Men's Hockey at a university league level.
My approach to education revolves around the concept of personalised teaching methods suited to the individual differences of students. I accomplish this by building a rapport with the student; from the moment of contact, I focus on gaining an insight into a student's learning habits and educational circumstances in order to structure an overarching teaching strategy, giving order to our lessons and allowing us to use our time effectively to meet deadlines. Over the duration of our time, I enjoy building a strong relationship with the student from which I glean further insight into their learning, allowing me to utilise varying teaching techniques to tailor lessons.
Furthermore, I strongly believe that education should incite excitement and passion, at least in some areas. Therefore, I seek to make every lesson as engaging as possible, preferring to provoke thought and discussion where appropriate. This allows students to think for themselves and develop a greater understanding of core material (as oppose to rote-learning facts and methods which they may struggle to apply in the future). Encouraging students to learn, and working with them to build their confidence, is perhaps just as important as teaching subject content, and my personal approach reflects that to maximise their potential.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am the lead in a research team in a patient study, currently writing up a manuscript for publication. This gives me a very flexible schedule; I like to tutor in the mornings and afternoons whilst writing up research in the evenings. I am also keenly involved in Men's Hockey at university, playing regular matches and attending training and social sessions. In my free time, I like to unwind with some running or cycling.
''We are incredibly grateful for Ainesh's wonderful support and guidance for my daughter over her A-Levels - with his mentorship she was able to achieve higher than her predicted grades and breeze through her interviews to get four medical school offers! We are so incredibly proud of our daughter, thank you so much for helping her through this tough time.'' (Mother of A-Level student)