-GCSE/iGCSE Maths all major exam boards
-GCSE/iGCSE Chemistry all major exam boards
-GCSE/iGCSE Biology all major exam boards
-GCSE/iGCSE Physics all major exam boards
-AS and A-Level/IB Chemistry all major exam boards
-AS and A-Level/IB Biology all major exam boards
I also mentor in and provide preparation for:
-Medical school applications
-Medical school interviews
-UCAT/UKCAT entrance exam
I am a passionate academic and have enjoyed teaching others in formal and private tutoring roles.
I have tutored for more than 6 years and from my experience, I have developed a strong ability to identify my tutee's strengths and weaknesses, and aid them in becoming independent, diligent students.
My students have gone on to achieving better than predicted grades and entering their first choice universities including: Oxford, UCL, KCL, and US universities such as Johns Hopkins.
I have experience in helping students with exam technique across the major exam boards and improving their critical thinking skills when tackling difficult questions.
I also have experience as in medical school entrance exams and reviewing personal statements for prospective medical students through outreach roles.
I am a final year medical student at Guy's King's and St Thomas', King's College London, with am academic and research background in Neuroscience.
I grew up in the United Arab Emirates where I attended a private school until the age of 10.
My family moved to the UK and I got into King Edward VI Five Ways Grammar in Birmingham and left sixth form with A*A*A at A-Level and 12A* 1A at GCSE, as well as a silver medal in the International Chemistry Olympiad exam.
I am multilingual and have been lucky to be exposed to many cultures throughout my upbringing.
I am a highly engaging and personable tutor who believes the essence of tutoring is to develop the tutee's ability to overcome problems by themselves through a shared learning experience rather than didactic teaching.
I am a strong proponent of developing a passion for learning and a healthy sense of curiosity in my students. I am able to adapt sessions to suit the tutee's learning style, but I maintain a structure whereby we review past material, delve into the current topic with comprehension checks and then set the groundwork for the next session.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am a keen academic and have a variety of interests particularly in global health, medtech and innovation. I am part of an NHS Entrepreneurship program developing a startup in medical devices.
In my spare time, I enjoy middle distance and cross country running, exploring the outdoors, reading and delving into entrepreneurship.
''Mariam is a very intelligent, kind and dedicated tutor. She helped my son with his GCSE Chemistry in which he scored a Grade 9! We are thrilled by his results and no doubt that Mariam's continued support has helped in his achievements'' (Parent of 16 year old)
''Mariam is a delightful tutor. She designed a series of A-level revision sessions to prepare our daughter for exams, which she found immensely helpful. Mariam is conscientious and it is clear she cares about her student's progress. I would not hesitate to recommend her as a tutor'' (Parent of 17 year old)
''Mariam has tutored A for over a year in chemistry. They developed a wonderful relationship and I can see that A's confidence has really improved.'' (Parent of 14 year old)
"Thank you so much for all your help! J got an A* in his A-Level Chemistry and got into his top choice university." (Parent of 17 year old)
" Mariam is not only highly qualified in the sciences, she is also dedicated to making the subject understandable and demonstrating the different to achieve top grades. Her tuition was invaluable in helping I in her iGCSEs." (Parent of international GCSE student)
"I would love to provide feedback on Mariam Barreh's tutoring. She helped my son in his CIE A-Level Chemistry exams and her lessons are outstanding. She has depth of knowledge and breaks down difficult topics in small chunks that are easy to understand.
Y was impressed with the quality of the tuition he has received and ended up performing amazingly in his exams.
I am so pleased to have had Mariam as our tutor.
I wish her all the best in her future career and studies." (Parent of 17 year old)
"Mariam tutored A in triple sciences and maths and really helped boost his confidence. She has a wonderful manner, is patient and engages well. A got into one of his target schools in London and she supported him every step of the way . We both appreciated all your help" (Parent of an 11 year old)