I have experience working as a personal A-Level and GCSE tutor while I was in high school – including tutoring a hearing impaired child in IGCSE English, maths and physics.
As a UCL Student Ambassador, I work with students to develop their reading, writing and presentation skills, as well as their confidence and motivation to consider Higher Education – for instance the Inspire Newham program over three months; through which I worked with students on short-scale research projects to help improve their transferable skills.
In September 2014, I worked on Personal Statement Clinics where I provided advice and feedback on prospective UCL applicants’ personal statements across a range of subjects, from Medicine to English.
I have worked as an English teacher at a Government-run school for children of the ages 7-10. I developed my own ESL teaching program, based on phonetics, to improve the level of children whose language skills suffer because of poor teaching practices. As I worked with limited resources, I creatively developed my own worksheets, tools and lesson plans to make the learning experience as easy and sustainable as possible.
As a Transition Mentor at UCL, I held Peer-Assisted Learning sessions; provided CV writing advice, guides to referencing for university essays, tips on using the e-library services. Being successful in this role, I was appointed Senior Mentor for this year, to overlook the Transition Mentor team, provide advice on planning sessions, and create resources for other mentors to use.
Subjects I teach
English Literature A-Level
Essay writing (Structuring an argument, referencing)
Cover Letters and CV’s
Exam technique & Revision skills
Personal Statement Guidance
On track for First Class (Hons) BASc Arts and Sciences – Health and Environment at UCL Best Academic Performance per Pathway in Year 1 and Year 2 at UCL
5 A*s at A-Level, including Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English Literature
Cambridge Outstanding Learner Awards in 2011 – Top in India across 5 A-Levels
Cambridge Outstanding Learner Award 2011 – Top in India for A-Level English Literature
8 A*s at IGCSE, including English Language and Literature, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, and Business Studies, and a further O-Level in Hindi.
My Passion And How I Inspire
I attribute my excellent academic record primarily to my working style and ethic. Preparing for exams and assessments – whether at school, college or university – requires identifying and applying a unique approach to answering questions. Your success lies in your methodology and effort, rather than a simply cursory understanding of a subject. I encourage my tutees; once they have grasped the fundamental concepts, to apply their knowledge in novel situations to underscore and expand on understanding of the topics learned.
My tutoring style is therefore loosely based around my inquisitive and multi-cultural personality – I like to keep things engaging and varied, using interesting examples, so that you are learning in all faculties rather than just one-dimensionally. I help my tutees to create their own interesting and bespoke resources to assist with continued learning, in the form of quizzes, study-guides, puzzles and interactive learning exercises. I aim to provide the tools and techniques that will allow you to capitalise on all your capacity for learning, which you can then apply in all your endeavours – and every minute of work with me will truly be rewarding!
My video Introduction
I am currently working towards my scuba Open Water Diving certification – I hope to travel to Sydney in December to dive with the sharks!