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Nelma (Tutor in London)

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Member Since: 02/05/2014
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King`s College London (University o...
International Political Economy
Merit  (2017)
The University of Nottingham
2:1  (2014)
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Information about Nelma

Experienced, friendly tutor and MA in International Political Economy from King`s College. I have hundreds of hours of tutoring experience from GCSE to Undergraduate level. I am a friendly and relaxed tutor who employs a methodical and tactical approach. I believe that my approach enables me to relate to my students and helps them to exceed their expectations when it comes to exams.

Availability: I am fairly flexible on availability and will be happy to consider your request provided I am not already committed.

Cancellation Policy:

As of 2018 I have instituted a cancellation policy due to some sessions being cancelled at very short notice. Any cancellation less than 48 hours ahead of the time and date which had been planned will be charged at the full price. This covers loss of earnings as there is not enough time to organise tuition for another student with such little notice.

After School

Willing to travel: 8 miles

Experience: During university I was the Head Learning Coordinator for the entry to university programme, Springboard. Here I mentored and guided a cohort of 30 pupils through their GCSE exam preparations.

Since graduating in 2014 I have built up thousands of hours of tutoring experience both through face to face and online tuition.

7 plus and 11 plus:

I have experience of assisting students with all elements of these admissions tests (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning). I have successfully assisted students in gaining entrance to the following schools as of 2017:

Haberdasher Aske’s
St.Michael`s Grammar (Finchley)

GCSE and A Level:

I have worked with students from many Independent Schools as well as both Selective and Non Selective State Schools. Each of my students has achieved top grades with none gaining lower than a B at A Level and the vast majority outperforming all predictions. I have tutored my subjects for all main exam boards including WJEC and CIE at GCSE and OCR, AQA, WJEC and Edexcel at A Level.

UCAS, Interview Prep:

I have experience helping students work on their personalised statements as part of the UCAS process as well as successfully preparing them for University Interviews and Oxbridge Entrance Tests.

My students have gained admission to the following Universities as of 2014:

St Andrews
Kings College London
Queen Mary
London School of Economics

University Students/Adult Learners:

I have assisted students at university with essay refinement and dissertation preparation in a number of fields with recent topics including African Politics, Knowledge-based economies, BRICS and other emerging markets and military interventions. With Adult Learners I am happy to work through any topic area covered by my range of experience, and this can be tailored around the required intensity of academic rigour needed for the students personal interests/study.

I am experienced working with students on the Autism spectrum and with students who have dyslexia and dyspraxia. My approach to tutoring is adapted to suit the needs and requirements of the individual.

I will set my students homework between sessions, setting manageable homework, with adequate time for completion. I often ensure that I have a thorough undertanding of students work load, and will work with them to ensure that their time is being managed effectively. With younger students it is often the case of focusing in on elements of the entrance exams they are weaker with as many students score inconsistently across the four disciplines.

Ideally tutoring should form part of a well-rounded curriculum which incorporates many elements such as sports/recreational activities, museum trips, reading around the subject all of which I will actively encourage during the lessons. I often like to give an indication of how long students would need tuition for. This is to ensure that dependancy on the tutor is discouraged and students are empowered to eventually take charge of their own learning.

Tutoring sessions are varied and include learning, note taking, revision, discussion, exam technique and test questions. These are tailored to the individual student.

I often get my older students to write responses and then show them ways in which the question could be answered or interpreted differently. This allows for increased dexterity therefore building confidence both for class work and examinations. With younger students lots of practice tests and mock questions form the main basis of enhancing their performance.

I always push my students to reach the full height of their potential and it is this continual focus on improving which leads to my students outperforming their expectations and achieving consistently high top results.

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Feedback For Nelma (21)
We have a total of 24 review(s) for Nelma.

Anna (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Nelma has been working with my child for only a short time but I am already noticing increased confidence in my child`s comfort level with his English revision and GCSE prep. Nelma is patient and calm and and easy to work with. I would recommend her easily and with no question.

Joanna (Miss)

2/5 Rating

Very unhappy with this tutor . Tutor came unprepared without any material and did provide some explanations , but when asked to produce a plan of learning in the weeks ahead , she never did . Instead , she sent an e mail terminating any further lessons . I feel that she does this with a lot of new parents to the site . I should have guessed , because when asked if she was free on a Saturday , she replied that that week , she was . She may be good for students with learning needs , but definately not for bright children . She also tried to mask her poor teaching with criticising the practice of peer review in my child`s school . I would not recommend this tutor to any GCSE student .

Tutors Response :

Dear Janice,

Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you feel this way and that you were unhappy with the service. I can appreciate that you do not agree with my style of teaching based from what you have seen from one lesson, which is fine.

I certainly have been able to help students across London excel with their studies (of all abilities). Unfortunately, not your daughter on this occasion due to other commitments; having realised, I terminated the lessons rather than attempt to compromise your daughters learning. This is also why I also sent recommendation of another tutor that comes highly recommended to create little inconvenience as possible.

The results and feedback from my former tutees show that they have been very happy. Tuition is very much to supplement the learning the student receives in school, not to replace it. If a student tells me that they are not content with a method of learning that is being done in school, such as constant peer reviewing in this case. With not a single piece of work being marked by the school. I will mention it to parents in the event that they may not be aware.

I sincerely do hope Joanna reaches her full potential with her GCSEs and beyond.

All the best


Heather (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has so far had 4 sessions with Nelma and there has been an improvement in the quality of essays she is able to produce. Nelma has provided her with constructive feedback and installed more confidence in her. I would definitely recommend Nelma

Steven (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very helpful, clear, and understanding.
Sets realistic goals to help achieve your target.

lydia ()

5/5 Rating

Miss Newman is an excellent tutor. As well as being able to explain the subjects, she`s always on time and she`s responded really well to my son`s personality and his individual needs, and is helping with organisation and exam preparation,she is still helping my son with RE,English and history Highly recommended.

Nya (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Thanks to Nelma helping my daughter with her personal statement, she received all of her university offers. She has been very supportive and encouraging throughout her lessons. Excellent tutor I highly recommend her if looking for a high standard. She is reliable and willing to be available last minute where possible. Thank you again Miss Nelma for a high quality service, Thank you tutor hunt.

Nya (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Nelma is an excellent tutor. We were definitely satisfied with the high standard of teaching and professionalism. My daughter found Nelma very supportive knowledgeable in her subjects and patient when teaching areas difficult to understand. We highly recommend Nelma to anyone wanting to do well. Thank you so much Nelma.

Eliz (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Nelma is very professional & knowledgeable. My daughters finds her very helpful & has helped with her essay writing technique for History.

Jakub (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My son had few A level programme catching up lessons with Nelma. He was very happy with Nelma`s approach and teaching quality. Nelma was always well prepared to the lessons and has a very good subject knowledge. She was always easy to communicate with, punctual and a dedicated tutor. We strongly recommend Nlema as a tutor.

Shery (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Nelma is a very caring, kind Tutor with a professional attitude.
She’s helped my son for his A level politics (first year) exam . She’s given him a lot of help with confidence. We will carry on having weekly lessons all the way through to next year until final A Level exams.
She is highly recommended.

Tanesha (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Great teacher.

Zainab (Ms)

5/5 Rating

very knowledgeable and polite. I will call her again.

Aneela (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Nelma is teaching psychology to my daughter. She is brilliant and very thorough. My daughter loves her and improving a lot already with her. I strongly recommend her.

Ito (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Nelma has been tutoring my daughter for the last few months and she has been delighted with the help she is getting from her. They have been having sessions
online and occasionally face to face where required. The tutoring has helped consolidate my daughter’s knowledge helping give her the confidence to reach her full potential.

Marian (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We are very happy with Nelma. She is very professional and articulate. My daughter is very engage in every home work set for her by tutor Nelma as she is very thorough.
Most importantly tutor Nelma also helps to make the subject / lesson enjoyable.
Good job.

Shon (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Nelma is an outstanding tutor. She is extremely reliable and did a wonderful job for our son. Fingers crossed for the exam.

lindsay (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Nelma tutored my daughter in Politics A level. She was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful. I would definitely use her again in one of her other subjects as well.

Marco (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Great teacher , highly recommended. She is extremely cleaver. Always on time.

Veluppillai (Mr)

5/5 Rating

She is quite good and flexible.We are happy with her tutoring.

Leah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son really enjoys working with Nelma and is making great progress.

Nikki (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very good tutor

Gianni (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Well prepared on subjects I required support with and essay feedback was very helpful. Recommend this tutor to students looking for essay feedback.

Andrea (Miss)

3/5 Rating

She has taught me for a few months and it was unreliable. She couldnt commit at all and left as a result.

Parvaiz (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Friendly and experienced.

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