►►► Experience ◄◄◄
I have worked as a tutor for over 15 years and have over 5000 hours of tutoring experience. My professional yet friendly approach, added to the knowledge and experience I bring to tutoring lessons, has led to my students achieving fantastic grades. This is very rewarding and makes all the hard work I put into planning and delivering lessons worthwhile.
Having marked 11+ exam scripts for some of the top grammar and private schools around the country (including Wallington, Wilsons, Whitgift, Trinity and Old Palace), I have more than enough experience and exam preparation advice when it comes to these exams. Having over 15 years of experience in tutoring children in Maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, is one of the reasons that my 11+ pass rates are incredibly high.
►►► Tutoring Services ◄◄◄
**7+, 8+, 11+ and 13+ entrance examinations (including interview preparation)
**Maths (Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GCSE)
**English (Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GCSE)
**Science (Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, GCSE)
I am conversant in all exam boards (AQA, Pearson Edexcel, OCR, CCEA and WJEC) and the new GCSE curriculum and grading system (1-9).
►►► Tutoring Approach ◄◄◄
1) The underlying fаctоr fоr my success lies in my ability tо adapt my teаching style аccоrding tо the needs of each individual student
2) I prоvide prаcticаl аnd lively exаmples tо explаin cоncepts in Mаths, English аnd Science
3) I guide my students tоwаrds оbtаining cоrrect аnswers with а series оf well-plаced questiоns
4) I аm very pаtient аnd endeаvоur tо remоve the аbstrаctiоn in mаthemаticаl cоncepts thrоugh simplificаtiоn оf seemingly cоmplex prоcedures
5) I аm а strоng believer in building а gооd working relаtiоnship with my students
6) I tend tо fоcus оn hаrder exаm questiоns eаrly оn sо thаt students аre nоt оverwhelmed with them neаrer tо exаm time
7) I provide students with visuаl representаtiоns in science which has wоrked wоnders in estаblishing their cоncepts
8) One of the key differentiating factors between myself and other tutors, who I greatly respect, is that I am highly invested in ensuring your child/children do well. This is why my tutoring services are not limited to just the tutoring lesson. If you or your son/daughter has a question outside of tutoring hours, this is not a problem for me. For example, I have had parents call me at 11pm the day before their son’s GCSE exams asking for advice, and I have been happy to take that call and provide assistance. I have also had parents/students struggle when choosing the best college/university to apply to, and using my knowledge and experience, I have advised accordingly. I have also used my contacts within schools/universities to help students with key tips for upcoming exams.
9) I provide students with efficient methods of doing questions to save time during time-pressured exams
10) Most importantly, I place the same amount of importance on your child's education, as you do on your child's education
►►► My 11+ Information ◄◄◄
I also prepare students for the 11+ entrance examinations. I have successfully prepared students for entrance into:
Wallington High School for Girls
Nonsuch High School for Girls
Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls
Greenshaw High School
Harris Academy and others
I focus on the key aspects/topics that come up year after year in these exams. Also, having attended Wilson’s when I was younger and having my siblings attend Wallington County Grammar, has led to me knowing exactly what preparation and topics are vital for success in these exams. I am happy to pass on my knowledge to students and get them into the school of their dreams.
►►► About Me ◄◄◄
I am a full-time tutor, thus my priority is helping children to learn and progress, via teaching and providing them with the necessary skills and confidence. Therefore you can be assured that all my attention and focus is on helping your child learn, progress and achieve their true potential.
The most important question from a parent’s perspective should be: ‘What motivates a tutor?’ My answer for this is simple – I enjoy teaching because it is great to see 'that light bulb' moment when the student suddenly understands a topic and becomes confident about the topic and subject. This confidence and desire to learn is then transferred to other parts of their life. I have had many students who have disliked a particular subject, but my teaching methods have not only resulted in outstanding grades, but these students have gone to university to study the same subjects that they thought were ‘boring’ or ‘too hard’ only a few years ago. I am confident that with my knowledge, exam techniques and ability to explain a range of topics in different ways to suit different learning styles, brings out students’ true potential.
►►► Recent Successes ◄◄◄
Some of my recent successes include:
►Three 11+ students gaining entry into Wilson's
►Five 11+ students gaining entry into Wallington Boys
►Four 11+ students gaining entry into Whitgift (with 2 out of these 4 boys receiving a scholarship)
►Four 11+ students gaining entry into Trinity (with 3 out of these 4 boys receiving a scholarship)
►Four 11+ students gaining entry into Old Palace
►Three 11+ students gaining entry into Wallington Girls
►Three 11+ students gaining entry into Nonsuch High School for Girls
►Year 8 English student going from 65% to 89% in his English Language mock exams within 6 tutoring lessons with me
►Year 9 Maths student going from Set 7 to Set 3 in the matter of one term (12 weeks)
►GCSE Maths student gaining A grade allowing him to study Maths at A-Level
►GCSE Maths student gaining B grade (started on a D grade)
►GCSE Maths student gaining grade 7 on the Pearson Edexcel exam board
►GCSE English Language student improving her grade from C to A within four weeks of tutoring
►GCSE English Literature student achieving a A at GCSE level
►GCSE Science student improving his grade from a 6 to a 8 (Edexcel exam board) within 5 months of tutoring with me
►GCSE Biology and Physics student improving her grades from a 4 to a 7 (Edexcel exam board) within 3 months of tutoring with me
►►► Reviews ◄◄◄
Lucy got an A in her GCSE Maths exams with Vishal’s tutoring. He was very methodical and was happy to explains concepts in different ways in order for my daughter to fully understand the content. His patience and sound exam advice from the first lesson onwards helped Lucy achieve the A grade that she wanted - Hannah M
Keval was struggling with his Maths, English and non-verbal reasoning. These were the main exams that he would have to take in order to gain admittance into our choice of grammar school (Wallington Boys, Wilson's and Whitgift). We knew the competition was fierce for these schools, but decided to go ahead with tuition session with Vishal due to his exceptionally high pass rates for his 11+ students. Within the first session, we knew we had picked the perfect tutor for our son. Not only was Vishal patient, but his ability to make the lesson interesting and engage with our son, meant that Keval actually looked forward to his lessons with Vishal on a weekly basis. We have never had a tutor who went the extra mile and goes beyond what is expected, but this changed when Vishal arrived. He doesn’t just get up and leave after the session is up. He is happy to provide feedback and explain what was taught in the lesson and what Keval still needs to work on moving forward. In the end, Keval gained admittance to all 3 grammar schools of our choice and we picked Wallington Boys as our choice. I would not hesitate to recommend Vishal for any children who are going for their 11+ exams - Keval P
Vishal has been working with my daughter for approximately 5 weeks prior to her year 8 exams. He has all the qualities you require from a great maths tutor: patient, calm, encouraging,motivating and not to mention making some of the difficult topics bit size and manageable. Would definitely request his help again in the future - Sharlene H
Vishal tutored my daughter from September 2016 until June 2017 and covered both GCSE English Language and English Literature with my daughter. We ended up choosing Vishal because he was clear from the outset - he told us what level our daughter was at, where she should be at for her age and put together a plan to make sure she achieved her true potential. We were expecting our daughter to achieve 2 B's as a minimum. To find out on results day that she achieved an A in both English Language and English Literature was a welcome surprise. If you are looking for a professional tutor with the ability to motivate, teach and ultimately improve your child's grades, then Vishal is THE tutor for you - Gemma D
Professional and articulate tutor with extensive knowledge in GCSE Biology. Chemistry and Physics - Lisa D
►►► Availability ◄◄◄
Availability: Weekdays and weekends
Willing to travel: Yes
Areas covered: Most of London
Webcam = £49 per hour
Face-to-face = £72 per hour
I have worked as a tutor for over 15 years and have over 5000 hours of tutoring experience. My professional yet friendly approach, added to the knowledge and experience I bring to tutoring lessons, has led to my students achieving fantastic grades. This is very rewarding and makes all the hard work I put into planning and delivering lessons worthwhile. The techniques and methods I have picked up over the last few years has allowed my students to prosper in entrance exams, end of years exams and their GCSEs.
Vishal helped my older son with GCSE Maths and English. He outlined my son’s weakness and focused on improving them week by week. In the mocks my son achieved a 5 in Maths and a 4 in English and for his real GCSE he achieved a 7 in both subjects. I thank Vishal for all his exam tips and helping my son improve his confidence and ultimately get the grades needed for sixth form!!!
I am giving Vishal 5 * due to his punctuality, tutoring skills, professionalism and his interest in my son's progress. He is the only tutor we found that teaches GCSE Maths and English. I would absolutely recommend Vishal as your child's tutor if you are looking for one. My son enjoyed his lessons and made significant improvements and achieved an A* in Maths and A* in English. We are happy and we have now asked Vishal to tutor our youngest son (Year 9).
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