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Zafar

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  • Hourly rate £50
  • Response Time 24h
  • Number of students 4
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Oxford University educated private tutor for English from KS2 - KS3, GCSE and Common Entrance Exams / 11+

About the lesson

I am very much exam centred, I teach and then jump straight into questions. And everything is based on achieving a 9 at GCSE, 90% in SATs and passing the 11+ or other common entrance exams. That is my focus to aim high and build a platform of study, questions, exams and feedback around that programme until the pupil is academically secured.

I can provide learning material, wherever needed, supplemented by your own material.

subjects

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Creative writing
  • +2

    11+ School Exam Preparation

    School Entrance Exams

languages

  • English

levels

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • +2

    A Level

    AS Level

About Zafar

Thanks for visiting my profile, if you have any questions don't hesitate to get in touch.

WHAT I CAN DO >>>

I am an Oxford University graduate and a former GCSE examiner and now specialise in tutoring both Science (Single & Combined), Maths and Further Maths, as well as AQA English, at all levels. In particular my English language and literature skills are in high demand, though I have mainly majored in Physics & Mathematics. Moreover, I have a huge amount of success in teaching for the 11+ and common entrance exams, and have managed to place 6 pupils into grammar schools over the last two years.

SUBJECTS I TEACH >>>

> 11+:
I can supply material, at a nominal fee, that comprises a weekly test(s) in a similar format to the CEM, CSSE or GL 11+ tests that pupils would sit on the day. I am willing to guarantee that given sufficient time and effort over a 24-month horizon, students will pass their 11+. In 2018, two of my students got admission to KEGs, in 2017, three into Woodford and one into Ilford County High Schools respectively.

> GCSE:
I tutor in all three GCSE core subjects, namely, English, Maths and Sciences. In English I have a particular focus on AQA English Language and Literature, with most of my students having attained either a level 8 or 9, over a 2-year horizon.

Maths and Sciences are my core subjects from my own background, and have mostly taught single sciences, with the combined science being altogether easier than the former.

In both these subjects every student I have ever taught, from foundation to higher tiers, have stepped-changed their results into actual exam success, by the order of 3 to 5 grades on the 9-1 scale, and in half the cases not less than 4 grades, again over a 2-year time horizon.

> Common Entrance Exams:
I have also tutored students to pass entrance exams at both Harrow, Wellington and Westminster Schools, and all of them have continued to rely on my tutoring throughout their educational progression towards their GCSEs.

MY GOALS >>>
My students must put their total effort in; requiring homework that I have set to be completed wholly and on-time, every time. In the time they are with me (given sufficient time), they would have sat my frequent tests; listened and acted upon my feedback and consistently scored above 87% in every paper. Through all of that, I can assure you that a score of 8 or 9 in GCSEs or passing the 11+ is very achievable.

In short, my single aim is to focus on getting my students to achieve top grades, if I'm unable to do that than there's no point in tutoring and so far, I haven't had a single occasion where I've missed my mark.

MY TECHNIQUE >>>
I provide demanding education that is very well structured, and tailored 1-2-1 tuition whereby pupils are able to develop their skills in a given subject area and gain excellent methods that will help them answer exam questions. I don't believe there are any foundation, middle-tier students that are unable to excel. With close 1-2-1 attention and planning anyone can be helped to be better than what they are. I do not teach following the national curriculum, that is for the schools to do, I teach only for my pupils to pass exams and the techniques I provide gets results and ultimately that is the measure of academic success.

WHO I AM >>>

I hold a first-class degree from Christ Church at the University of Oxford in Engineering Science in 2004 followed by a masters in 2005 in Mathematical Statistics and Finance at Imperial College, London. Have worked for the global investment bank Merrill Lynch and the multinational consumer products firm, Procter & Gamble.

Joining Procter & Gamble on the graduate program I was based out of Cincinnati, USA and Barcelona, Spain. After two years, I moved back to London, and joined Merrill Lynch as a fixed income derivatives structurer and thereafter trader.

Outside of teaching, I now provide bespoke and private consultancy to high net-worth clients.

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