I have a particular focus on exam technique. This means I can teach my tutee how to make sure the answer they put down is correct and teach them how to check their work with the time they have left over at the end. I am skilled in motivating my tutees and making them aspire to obtain higher grades than they were previously aiming for. I also pay close attention to how the tutee reacts and am flexible in my teaching style, ensuring to keep my students comfortable.
Extensive tutoring experience
9 weeks tutoring at a summer school in Shanghai, China.
Experience in GCSE and A-Level Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics (all levels) and in University Applications (in particular, Oxbridge applications).
Imperial College London: MSc, Advanced Chemical Engineering (currently enrolled).
University of Cambridge: BA, Chemical Engineering (via Natural Sciences) – First Class Honours – ranked 2nd in the cohort
Runnymede College British International School in Madrid, Spain: 6 A*s in Maths, Further Maths, Additional Further Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at A-Level
A in French at AS-Level
9 A*s in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Latin, French, Geography, History and English Literature and 2 As in First Language English and First Language Spanish
Other prizes and recognitions (eg. Head Boy):
BP Achievement Award Cambridge, UK, October 2014
Awarded for success in Part I Chemical Engineering at University of Cambridge.
Participation in Physics Olympiads Spain, April - October 2012
Successively qualified for the national and international rounds
Ranked 1st in Madrid (gold medal), 6th in Spain (gold medal) and 9th in Iberia and South America (silver medal)
Edexcel Achievement Awards August 2012
Joint best score in A Level Further Mathematics in the world
Single best score in A Level Chemistry in Europe
Single best score in A Level Mathematics in Spain
Head Boy and Head Prefect at Runnymede College Madrid, Spain, 2011-2012
Student to represent all others in the Secondary School
Co-ordinating and disciplining of the other prefects
CIE Achievement Awards August 2010
Single best score in IGCSE Chemistry in Spain
Single best score in IGCSE Mathematics in Spain
Single best score across nine IGCSEs in Spain
Prizes for academic excellence at Runnymede College Madrid, Spain, 2010-2012
Received recognition for being the ‘most outstanding student’ in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Matheatics in Years 11, 12 and 13
President of the Student Council at Runnymede College Madrid, Spain, 2008-2011
Elected by peers
Worked to improve the school and raise funds (30,000 €) for charities
Elected as delegate in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Claire Jones: I am the Mother of a IGCSE student taught in Physics by Avinash. Avinash was a very inspirational and engaging teacher and my son looked forward to lessons with him. He taught Physics to my son Lewis and really brought the subject alive to him. Avinash was always very conscious of making sure that the issues for each sessions were fully understood rather than looking at the time that was spent in teaching. He was always very well prepared for the lessons asking each time which areas that my son needed to perfect as well as guiding him with this. I fully recommend Avinish and a very personable and responsible tutor who does help students perform well in exams.
I speak English, Spanish, French and Portuguese!