Osman has a Masters in Intellectual History from St Andrews and has been tutoring since he was a student himself. He teaches humanities across the age range, as well as Maths up to GCSE. Osman's approach is thorough and methodical.
Primarily Teaches: GCSE History, GCSE R.S., AS/A Level History, AS/A Level Philosophy, AS/A Level R.S. and Ethics, History Aptitude Test (HAT)
Also teaches: 11+ English, 11+ Maths, GCSE English, GCSE Maths, AS/A Level Politics, IB History, IB Philosophy
- 11+ English & Maths
- GCSE English, Maths, History, Religious Studies
- A Level History, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Studies
- IB History, Philosophy
- History Aptitude Test
I first started tutoring by offering challenging and intensive online classes for students hoping to win a place at Oxbridge, but whose schools lacked the resources and educational culture to help them. Since then, I have gone on to teach a number of A-Level subjects, and I’m currently the sole A-Level Philosophy teacher for home-schooled students, some of whom have special educational needs.
I have particular experience of teaching History and Philosophy A-Level. Two of my pupils went on to receive full marks in their History coursework with my support, and I currently am working as a long term tutor for GCSE and A-Level Religious studies for the Edexcel, AQA and OCR examinations. I also have taught Philosophy IB by guiding a student through their reading of their set text.
In addition to this, I have experience with coaching and judging British parliamentary debating at the junior national level. I have also tutored some undergraduate classes online, and have had two of my former pupils receive offers from Oxford.
After completing my A-Levels in History, Politics, Religious Studies and English Literature (Pre U) at Westminster, I was lucky enough to win a place at Oxford to read History. It was there that I developed my passion for sharing my knowledge and ideas with others, and deciding that there still remained work to be done, I completed my Masters in Intellectual History at the University of St Andrews and graduated with a distinction.
I tutored online for a number of years whilst at University. As well as my love for Early Modern and Medieval History, I have a strong background in philosophy and the social sciences. I now work full time as a tutor, whilst preparing myself for future doctoral study.
Having taught a range of students with different abilities and interests, I am sensitive to the needs of each of my students and enjoy adapting my techniques to keep my them inquisitive, engaged and challenged.
Personally, my approach to teaching is informed by the Oxford tutorial system. I believe that students respond best to dialogue rather than mere instruction, and aim to challenge my students to think and read widely about their subjects, and to explore their own interests and passions. I find that students benefit from discussion as well as guidance, and help those looking to improve their grades by closely supporting their exam writing skills. I'm a specialist in teaching History and Philosophy, and am also fond of teaching English and Politics; tutoring gives me the opportunity to learn, both from my texts and my students and I love sharing my academic enthusiasm with others.
I’m currently preparing myself for starting a PhD by teaching myself Latin. When not tutoring, I enjoy travelling and playing competitive chess.
''I really appreciate all the effort that went into my application and its safe to say that I learned more with you than I had ever done before'' (An Oxford applicant)