Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
London 
London 
  • Ambassador
  • (14 reviews)
A
Ann
« Perfect! Farooq cares about the progress of my son and always ensure that he... More »
A
Ann
« Perfect! Farooq cares about the progress of my son and always ensure that he completely understands the Maths topics at hand. My son had fallen back on his grades and now is very confident to do well at his GCSE. Farooq has been seriously brilliant working with him - you can see by the way he approaches the subject. Thanks for making my son enjoy doing Maths again! »
£40/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 6h
Lessons offered by Farooq
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Experienced South London based Maths Teacher offering one to one or small group tuition

Methodology

I care deeply about teaching and learning in general and the teaching of mathematics is a particular passion for me. I help students gain confidence in their own mathematical ability when they have been convinced by the academic system that they are incapable of doing well in the subject. I can also help higher attaining students to challenge themselves and aspire to become even better.

My first session is provided free of charge and I use this session to understand the needs of prospective pupils. At the end of the session, I have a frank and honest discussion with the pupil and/or their guardians. I use these conversations to listen to the concerns of the pupils and/or their guardians and present an outline of my assessment of the student's areas of strengths and weaknesses. I also suggest a course of action to help the pupil move forward.

During the last two decades I have worked with many hundreds of students and have read research studies from academics around the world on the subject of attainment in mathematics. My own experience is in keeping with all the studies I have read about this topic. The overwhelming majority of students can do well in mathematics provided they have the confidence, the techniques and willingness to work hard. Even after only six to eight weeks of tuition, all the students I have tutored have improved by at least one grade or one level.

I tell all prospective pupils there is no magic bullet or shortcut. To achieve success in mathematics a few things are key: understanding the concept well; understanding when and how to apply it in different situations; lots of practice in applying it in different scenarios and short, regular revision sessions. So my only pre-conditions before I agree to work with any student are: a positive attitude; a commitment to put in the time and effort required to bring about the improvement in their grades; and at least one ninety minute session every week.

It is important to me that students should enjoy mathematics and look forward to their sessions with me. To ensure this I use a variety of different resources to explain concepts to students and am a firm believer in using physical and computer based study tools and aides to complement the standard oral and written tools used to teach mathematics. I also believe in linking the mathematics that we study to the real world to increase students' engagement with the topic and their understanding of its relevance. I am very patient and empathetic to my student's needs and once they develop in confidence I encourage all my students to challenge themselves regularly.

Ambassador

One of our best tutors! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and response guaranteed. Farooq will plan your first lesson with care.

Experience

I am an experienced secondary school mathematics teacher with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). I have experience teaching the new Maths syllabus for OCR, AQA and Edexcel for GCSE and IGCSE and 'A' Levels exams.

I have completed a BSc in Accounting, a Masters in Education, an ACCA qualification and a PGCE course. I have been providing tuition in mathematics for over 25 years and have worked as a secondary school Mathematics Teacher for over 12 years. I have experience teaching to individual students, to small groups and to classes of up to 35 students. I have helped four year old pupils take their first steps in arithmetic and forty plus year old students understand how algebra works. I also work as an examiner for Edexcel and am therefore very familiar with how exams are marked.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £10
Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £190
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £370

Details

My standard rate is £40 per hour for a single student upto Year 11 and £50 per hour for Year 12 and 13.

Lessons offered by Farooq
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Arithmetic
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate

Farooq's CV

I have completed a BSc in Accounting, a Masters in Education, an ACCA qualification and a PGCE course.

I have been providing tuition in mathematics for over 25 years and have worked as a secondary school Mathematics Teacher for over 12 years.

I am also as an IGCSE Examiner for Edexcel. As an examiner I mark some of the IGCSE Maths papers that students sit every year.


M.Ed. Education (based on in-school research) – completed Dec 2018
Loughborough University, UK

PGCE in Secondary Mathematics – completed June 2015
Loughborough University, UK

ACCA – completed September 2008
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, U.K.

BSc (Hons.) in Applied Accounting – completed September 2001 with 2:1 Degree
Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, U.K.

GCE A Level - Maths (A), Chemistry (A & Distinction), Physics (B & Merit)in June 1992
St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Dubai U.A.E.

GCE O Level – 4 A’s & 2 B’s (inc. Maths, Chemistry, Physics& Biology) in June 1990
Arab Unity School, Dubai, U.A.E.

14 reviews on Farooq
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
A
Ann

Perfect! Farooq cares about the progress of my son and always ensure that he completely understands the Maths topics at hand. My son had fallen back on his grades and now is very confident to do well at his GCSE.
Farooq has been seriously brilliant working with him - you can see by the way he approaches the subject. Thanks for making my son enjoy doing Maths again!

Farooq's response

It was a pleasure working Andre. He was attentive and focused throughout the lesson and happy to ask when he did not understand something. He did all the work I asked and was happy to listen to and act upon feedback.

C
Cynthia

Perfect! Farooq provided the underpinning knowledge that I have been wishing for. Step by step to help understand the topic and for the first time ever, maths seems achievable to me. An excellent teacher, which I look forward to working with. Thank you!

Farooq's response

Cynthia was a brilliant student, keen, committed and enthusiastic. She genuinely wants to understand things properly and asks questions to clarify as needed. She was attentive and focused throughout the session. A pleasure to teach!

M
Mahjabeen

Perfect! Very experienced tutor who is very caring to his students needs. My daughter is generally a shy person and Mr. Farooq was able to get her to engage and get excited about studying Maths within the first lesson itself. Thank you Mr. Farooq.

Farooq's response

Z was focused and attentive during the session. Also very polite and followed instructions.

S
Ss

Perfect! Excellent tutor! My son has thoroughly enjoyed the few sessions he has had with Farooq so far. He finds ways to simplify difficult concepts and challenges the student to achieve more. Farooq is also very reliable, punctual and his lessons are very well-organised. Highly recommended !!

Farooq's response

Diligent student, eager to learn, attentive and polite.

R
Raj

Perfect! Farooq is an experienced tutor and rightly confident of his credentials. His style and ability to explain concepts in details and easy to understand is very effective. Recommended for A level students.

Farooq's response

Ridhi was an excellent student; attentive, focused and eager to learn. She worked hard through out the session, acted upon advice and asked relevant questions.

M
Mohammad

Perfect! FAROOQ IS EXCELLENT TEACHER

Farooq's response

Mr. Sarwar was a wonderful student. He asked relevant questions and listened attentively to answers. He asked for clarification as needed and asked pertinent follow up questions. It was obvious he was keen to make the most out of our interaction and it was a pleasure to work with him.

8 recommendations

J
James

Farooq tutored both my son for A level and my daughter for CCSE maths. We tried a few tutors before settling on Farooq. Although Farooq was quite a hard task master in terms of the actual tutor sessions and follow up work, both of our children made great strides forward in maths and never complained when it was Farooq day, even though some sessions were an hour and a half. Farooq really knows his stuff and concentrates not just on the technical, but also on the practical in terms of scoring the absolute best mark in an exam scenario. It also helped that Farooq himself is a super-nice guy. He was always punctual and extremely professional. I have no hesitation recommending Farooq; you will not be disappointed.

S
S

Farooq is an excellent tutor. He is thorough and encouraging. He helped my son get a 9 in GCSE Maths and an A* at A level. He has also been a mentor and role model.

D
Dawn

Farooq was my daughters maths tutor in her secondary school for a few years and she really connected with him. Under his tutelage she went from seriously disliking maths to really enjoying maths. When he left her secondary school I employed him as a 1:1 tutor to support her through her GCSE year. She achieved a fantastic grade (which we never would have expected previously). I 100% believe this was due to Farooqs teaching and support. I fully recommend.

A
Aneela

I was Mr Farooq’s student for a couple of month and I couldn’t find any one better than him. He was kind and understanding. But also explained to me all the topics that I didn’t understand. Mr Farooq helped me get from a grade 3 to a grade 7 in maths and I was very happy. He is a tutor that will believe in you. And won’t give up on you. I definitely recommend him u won’t regret it at all. Thank you Mr Farooq for everything.

A
Anwar

Farooq has been tutoring my daughters for the last few years with excellent results! They are now in the top sets in their class and my eldest is acing her mock SATS and 11+ papers. My girls generally shy away from home work and studies. Farooq, makes learning engaging and fun so much so that my daughters actually look forward to their sessions with him. I would highly recommend Farooq!

S
Sarah

Farouk is a very dedicated, highly competent maths teacher. I would strongly recommend him for your child.

We found Farouk when my son, Will was preparing for the 13 plus entrance exam. I was in a panicked situation as Will was getting around 45% in maths when it was only a few months away from the exam.

After the first meeting with Farouk, I immediately felt very assured that my son was in good hands. My son also gained confidence very quickly and he was very comfortable with his teaching style. Throughout his middle school period, I kept Farouk to tutor Will and he has maintained as a top maths student and received grade 9 in this year’s GCSE result.
Sarah (mum)

O
Orville

Farooq was my daughters Maths Tutor for about one year. He taught her in our house for 1 hour 45 minutes once a week. As it got nearer to GCSE exams he Tutored her twice a week. He was professional, always on time, very flexible and inspiring.

He structured the lesson to get the best use of time. He regularly assessed my daughters progress and provided appropriate homework to get her to keep developing her skills.

My daughter did very well in her GCSE exams. I would recommend him to anyone who wants a dedicated and professional Tutor.



F
Faisal

Mr Farooq Ahmed tutored my son when we came for summer vacations to UK from Qatar. He came recommended to us from other Qatari families who had visited UK and had children either preparing or resitting for Cambridge or Edexcel examinations.

My son's was very uncertain initially, but with in 1 session, he was quite certain he wanted to continue with Mr. Farooq. He spent almost an entire summer with him, going through IGCSE Mathematics. My son secured an A* after Mr. Farooq' s help, when he was previously on about a C.

We are very grateful for Mr. Farooqs help and dedication. My son couldn't have done it without him.

Interview with Farooq

QUESTION 01 | 08
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
Farooq — I have always enjoyed studying Maths and Science. My first introduction to tutoring was when I was asked by my dad to help my younger brother with a Maths topic. I was only 12 or 13 at the time. I remember the shared feeling of joy when I was able to help my brother understand something he had found difficult and frustrating. From then on, I started tutoring regularly and have been doing it regularly for the last 30+ years now. First it was my brothers and then my cousins and then family friends. Eventually, I started doing it professionally.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
Farooq — I primarily teach Maths up to 'A' levels and Physics, Chemistry and Biology up to GCSE. However, I am interested in a variety of subjects including Business, Economics, Politics, History, Geography etc. The subjects which I am a novice at are related to the Arts: Music, Fashion, Painting, and Photography etc.
QUESTION 03 | 08
Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Farooq — I was blessed to have many great teachers throughout my life from the kind teacher who first encouraged me to learn my times tables in primary school to my wise and experienced mentor who guided me when I was working on my Master's thesis a few years ago.
QUESTION 04 | 08
4) What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Farooq — I believe good tutors must first and foremost have faith that all their students will be able to progress and become better when they apply themselves. They must back this up with patience when students find something difficult to grasp, understanding that students are still children who will sometimes lose concentration and determination to help their charges succeed. Finally, tutors must be very knowledgeable and passionate about pedagogy in general and their subject in particular.
QUESTION 05 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
Farooq — There have been many instances where I have help students understand something they were sure they had no chance of learning. These are my favourite moments because I not only get to help my students learn that one topic but also help them gain confidence in their own abilities.
QUESTION 06 | 08
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
Farooq — The main difficulty I face is challenging many students' belief that they are "rubbish" or "no good" at Maths. Often this is a belief that has been built up over years for a variety of reasons. Getting students to accept that they can succeed if they work with dedication and with the right guidance is sometimes the hardest part of my job.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?
Farooq — I love learning and teaching in general. I am naturally curious and inquisitive and want to know how and why things work or worked and happen or happened. So I am at my happiest when I am sharing knowledge, whether it is as a student or as a teacher or as a peer.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof (besides answering this interview questions :-P) ?
Farooq — I would not call myself a Superprof. I can only claim to be a passionate teacher who genuinely believes there is always so much more to learn and who is dedicated to doing his best for his students.

Similar tutors

maths lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest algebra lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, trigonometry lessons for all!
Taking arithmetic lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Thornton Heath
Qualified Maths Teacher and Tutor in Maths, Chess, Science and French since 2010
£50
Joy
1st lesson free!

I always find out what the students have been struggling with. We then go to the core principles of the topic. From that...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Finance Graduate offering 1:1 Tutoring for Maths, Accounting and Finance (Primary to Tertiary Level)
£30
Jahrene
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is tailored to each student, as everyone learns differently. The aim is for the student to grasp the...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Mitcham
Friendly Maths tutor that can help you achieve top grades. A level and GCSEs Maths and further maths.
£15
Santhosh
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

My methods of teaching involves examples, and practices questions. I will also adapt my teaching style based on the...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Mathematics graduate in London offering tutoring. Did Maths and Furthermaths for GCSE and Alevel also.
£10
Grace
1st lesson free!

I try to engage students and make the teaching fun as well. Understanding that most don’t love maths like i do, i try to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
General engineering student at Sheffield university with an A in A-level maths
£15
Alexander
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is explaining the topic using examples and making a full set of notes. After I believe the concept has...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Physics student offering Maths lessons for GSCEs up to Undergraduate level .
£15
Mathias
1st lesson free!

My teaching is based on identifying the specific needs of my student and finding the right approach to make the learning...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Drama student in London offering maths lessons for KS2 and GCSE. Experience mentoring GCSE and KS2 students, both within a school environment and privately. A in A-Level Maths.
£15
Peter
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

I tend to start my lessons by giving a typical question on whatever is being taught and giving the student a chance to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Croydon
Highly Enthusiastic tutor, with 5+ years of experience tutoring, offering exciting and accessible maths lessons!
£20
Michelle
1st lesson free!

I try and make lessons as exciting as possible by using play in my teaching, as well as lots of interactive learning so that...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Engineering Graduate willing to work you through your mathematical and statistical problems
£10
Christopher
1st lesson free!

I strive to simplify abstract concepts in other to promote better understanding, which I have found to be extremely...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Sixth form Mathematics teacher offering maths A-level tutoring in London and Skype
£50
Ben
1st lesson free!

Mathematics is a subject that is most enjoyable when you have a relational understanding of the topic. My methodology is to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Sutton
Chartered accountant (ACCA) student offering maths tutoring delivered in a fun and attracting way so that students will keep motivated.
£15
Alexia
1st lesson free!

I approach my classes by starting off with something that student can relate to. I will then gradually bring the lesson into...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
A Level Student offering math lessons to children up to GCSE level
£15
Annalise
1st lesson free!

My teaching method changes depending on the student. Different students learn and understand things in different ways. Once...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Mathematics and Economics student offering mathematics tutoring and support up to GCSE level
£15
Hannah
1st lesson free!

My teaching method relies a lot on doing practice questions. I believe that the best way to be better in any subject is to...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Sutton
Recent Master's Graduate advertising to offer Maths Tuition up to A levels.
£20
Manal
1st lesson free!

In general, after initial assessment or discussion with the student requirements, I construct a plan in which is most...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Inspiring and enthusiastic Math and Physics tutor - First Lesson FREE - 7 years of experience.
£52
Intasar
  • (24 reviews)
1st lesson free!

My excellent academic career has nurtured in me a natural talent for teaching. My experiences have taught me how to tackle...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour Not available £50 £40
5 hours Not available £240 £200
10 hours Not available £470 £400
Book a class