I am a professional tutor with 5 years of experience teaching students from the age of 10 to 20, specializing in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English. I began tutoring while studying at St John’s College, Johannesburg, where I worked with students preparing for GCSE and AS Level exams. After graduating high school in December 2015, I received offers from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, as well as 5 Ivy League universities in the United States. I have since advised and tutored students applying to prestigious schools in the UK and USA.
Subjects I teach
7 / 8+: Reading and writing skills, Mathematics, English
11+ / 13+: Verbal and non-verbal reasoning, Mathematics, English
GCSE level: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English Literature
A level: Mathematics, Physics, English Literature, English Language
University admissions: SATs (General & Subject tests), Personal Statement and CommonApp review
University level: Writing skills, Multivariable Calculus, Principles of Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, English Literature
Columbia University, New York:
B.A. (Economics & English)
Dean’s List (all semesters); John Jay Scholar; Zients Family
Scholar; Williams Fellowship Recepient
St John’s College, Johannesburg:
IEB: 12 A*s – Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, Latin, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Visual Art, History, Music, AP Maths, AP English
A Level: 4 A*s; 1 A – Pure Mathematics, Physics, English Literature,
English Language, Psychology
Ranked in the top 1% in SA across 5 IEB subjects
Ranked 1st in Africa for A Level English Literature and Psychology
My Passion And How I Inspire
I have been taught by excellent teachers across the globe. Not only has this afforded me remarkable opportunities, but it has allowed me to live my life with boundless curiosity. This has had a profound impact on my development, and I am continually inspired by the possibility of playing a similar role in my tutee’s lives.
In my experiences as both tutor and student, I have found that curiosity always precedes learning. Asking the right question is often the first step towards understanding, and enables students to discover natural connections between new and familiar information. This leads to deep, personalized learning and creates habits of mind which serve students well for the rest of their lives. With this in mind, I encourage each student to situate new material in the real world and to continually assess how this challenges and enriches their understanding of it. I generally start lessons by asking students what they found most surprising about a new topic, and use this as a point of departure to relate it to work they’ve covered in the past and consider how they’ve encountered the topic in their own lives. This has often led to the discovery of new academic passions and confidence, as it provides students with a sense of ownership of their education.
I love to travel and I’ve visited 11 countries in Africa!