I am a former private school Maths teacher and now tutor on a full time basis. I offer small group lessons (max 6 students) at a rate of £25/hr.
Having been a tutor for 22 years, I can honestly say that I have honed my craft. I am warm and approachable with a good sense of humour. I have a strong academic background possessing a degree and masters from University College London (a top UK university). I have a genuine passion for education, in particular Maths. Not only do I have a natural affinity for Maths but I am able to convey my subject knowledge in laymans terms. I have always been a good communicator and, during my school days, I often found that my peers would ask me to explain things when they did not understand the teachers explanations so deciding to become a teacher and tutor was one of the easiest decisions I have had to make!
Whilst a student may be working towards a specific goal, e.g. GCSE, I take a holistic approach by ensuring that he/she gains a fundamental understanding of Maths. From personal experience, I know that securing a high grade is dependent not just on subject knowledge but, on a number of factors, including the ability to adapt and/or improvise, e.g. if questions are presented in an unexpected format. Having marked examination papers for Edexcel, I have a sound insight into what examiners expect and, therefore, I arm my students with a Maths toolkit so that they can approach the subject, and ultimately any exams that they sit, with both knowledge and confidence. I have found that my approach very often results in converting a fear of maths into a genuine, new-found enjoyment of the subject!
If you would like to find out more, please feel free to get in touch.
Please see below for a few of the numerous testimonials I have received over the years:
"I only passed with Ramona`s help. I did 2 visits with her and we went through the mental arithmetic section, because it happens very quickly. The techniques Ramona taught me were very quick to get the answer (not taught in school)." Andy
"I never liked maths and I had always found it almost impossible to get my head around it. I used to get so nervous and end up in a flood of tears when confronted with maths, so when I had to re-take my maths GCSE as it was a course requirement for Psychology Bsc (something I had set my heart on studying) I felt destined for failure. During my course I found that I was struggling to keep up and was having to put much more effort in to just barely understand. I`m sure at the rate that I was going at I would have failed.
When I met Ramona, after being referred by a friend, I didn`t have much hope as my exams were only a couple of weeks away. Ramona proved that with an excellent teaching style and kind but firm encouragement it was more than possible for me to ace my exam. She made everything seem so easy unlike like other teachers I`ve had who made maths seem like rocket science. She was there anytime I needed her and guided me through effective revision. My experience was amazing and has changed my whole outlook on maths - I used to hate it but now I love it and am one of the top in my statistics class. She got me from a possible fail to a C (getting only 2 questions wrong in my exam) in just a couple of weeks, now that is what I call excellent tuition!" Corrina
"Ramona`s meticulous attention to detail & thorough preparation alongside her outstanding teaching methods helped my son to not only pass his first choice of 11+ Grammar school entrance exams but also all the other independent school exams he sat including St. Paul`s & Kings College Wimbledon. He wouldn`t have done it without her tireless help & encouragement. She provided excellent feedback after every lesson and took a genuine interest. It`s hard to come by such a genuine, hardworking, reliable & extremely knowledgeable tutor like Ramona." Lourdes
"The expert tuition and advice Ramona provided in both group and one-to-one sessions (including interview technique), combined with the enthusiasm and drive that she stimulated in Harvey to learn and improve are entirely responsible for his success. Ramona also made me, the parent, involved at all stages and provided advice and guidance to enable me to support the tuition classes and homework. This is a stressful time for both parent and child alike and Ramona`s support made us both feel at ease and involved. I have no hesitation in recommending Ramona to any parent." Andrew
"Ramona comes highly recommended by me a very satisfied parent who continues to reap the benefit of her teaching for both my 11 year old son and 8 year old daughter, who has recently joined a small group of Year 3 students in their pursuit to build confidence and prepare for 11+." Sue
"This is to say a very big thank you for the hard work and support throughout the time my daughter was with you. This was a time of heightened anxiety for us as parents and the pressure on her to achieve in order to gain entry into the school of our choice. When Zeinab started your classes, she was just hovering on a Level 4 for her English and Maths, but your hard work, she passed all her exams and was offered places at the following schools: Old Palace, Sydenham High, Streatham and Clapham High. She was also chosen to sit the Level 6 papers in her SAT`s at her school. Once again a huge thank you. I would not hesitate to recommend you to any parent." Femi
"My time with Ramona proved invaluable! She provided me with tools and techniques that have helped me hone my skills in Maths, English, Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning, which in turn prepared me for the three gruelling Grammar School tests I had to take to get into my school of choice. In fact, I passed all three and was indeed awarded a place at one of the most highly acclaimed grammar schools in the UK!
I am indebted to Ramona, as her expertise and motivation have driven me to reach my full potential and academic goals for KS2 one of which was achieving 100% in my year 6 maths SATs tests moving on to gaining a level 6 grade overall.
Thank you for all your help and support in getting me to where I am today and it doesnt stop here o) Morgan
"I received phenomenal tuition from Ramona - she has created a future for me at one of the best schools in the country and I would recommend her to anyone. I received amazing group and one-to-one from the best teacher in the world!" Harvey
4.00pm-8.00pm: small group classes in Streatham
4.00pm-7.00pm: small group classes in Coulsdon
Willing to travel: Home Only
Wimbledon High School (Highly ranked private school) - A grades in Mathematics at both GCSE and A Level.
University College London - BSc (Hons) Computer Science with a 94% average in Mathematics modules on my degree course.
University College London - MSc Technical Ventures & Foundations of Entrepreneurship (TVFE) including a final dissertation on The Viability of Online Tuition for which I scored a distinction.
5 years teaching in a private school: GCSE (including IGCSE) & A Level Mathematics
21 years private tuition (both 121 & group tuition):
Mathematics tuition ages 5-18 including GCSE & A Level
11+ entrance preparation for grammar & private schools including Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning & Non-Verbal Reasoning
National QCDA GCSE examination marker
Exceptional success rate
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