Pantea (Tutor in London)
London School of Economics and Poli...
John Innes Institute/University of...
University of Sussex
Biochemistry (Genetic Manipulation)
University College London (Universi...
Information about Pantea
I thought I needed to add this to my front page. The details of what I do online & in person follows this.
It has been a year of mixed offerings & feelings. On the one hand, I have had an excellent year of teaching wonderful students. Each one I enjoyed teaching and I hope each took home with them my love of Biology and, perhaps, more importantly for them, a better understanding of the subject.
Like most other teachers, I too learnt to teach online and have to say, I love it. I teach via a tablet or a white board, using Microsoft Teams and Zoom mostly. I have quite a few new students and am thoroughly enjoying it. A new medium but Biology is Biology and I love the subject. In the world of today, it is even more relevant. Knowledge of viruses, infection and defence are ever more important. If more people knew about the virus and the way it works and the way their body reacts, perhaps, they would think twice before breaking the social distancing rules.
My resources are scanned and I can pass them onto the students electronically so no worries!
Lets tell the virus where to go and lets study in the comfort and safety of our homes.
Let me know how I can help you.
Stay safe and virus-free.
Regards to all,
I am a Director of Studies (in charge of UCAS) at a private school and a specialist in teaching intensive Biology as well as prepare students for UKCAT and BMAT. I can also help with Molecular Biology and Biochemistry tuition at university level. I teach my students the ability to time-manage, the ability to write notes and methods of learning as well teach them how to revise Biology. I prepare each student in the art of exam preparation/technique and address each individuals problems.
I have taught A Level Biology (AQA, Edexcel, OCR and Eduqas (WJEC)) full-time for over 22 years and am fully aware of examiners` requirements for all the boards. I train students fully for UKCAT and the Biology aspects of BMAT. For over 19 years I have helped students with their UCAS applications for degree courses such as Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Medically-related subjects such as Pharmacy, Optometry, Physiotherapy amongst others. I have also taught undergraduate students in Medicine, Dentistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics.
Many of my tutees have gone on to score 100% in A level units and one has achieved 600/600 overall. Tutees, after a comparatively short period of time, improve their A Level score by several grades (Improving from E to A or D to A* has happened).
As a specialist in exam-focused, intensive tuition, I primarily teach with emphasis on understanding and provide clear, concise class notes and help students to organise revision materials that are specifically aimed at ensuring exactly what is required in answers (be it data or applied questions), how to manage time in exams, and provide strategies and tactics to maximise success. I have organised booklets of past exam questions (covering almost 15 years of exams) in each topic for each board which will be given as Homework to help learn exam technique and application of knowledge. I have resources for the new linear syllabus as well, making my teaching material unequalled.
I also provide consultation on UCAS applications (choice of courses and universities), give precise and specialist help with personal statements and prepare students for their university interviews.
Testimonials from past and present students can be provided. Some, have given theirs online here.
I am an engaging and approachable tutor who loves teaching and makes learning interesting and enjoyable. I care and as a result get the students to work my way. But, I am strict and expect tutees` cooperation and regular input throughout the learning process. I am entirely honest with parents and tutees about progress.
I have bases in Ealing Broadway and Edgware but, I am teaching online these days so get in touch.
Availability: Since we are keeping social distancing, all my teaching has had to happen online. Therefore, availability has changed.
I am available most evenings. I am also teaching pupils during the day at a time convenient to both parties.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: -Taught A level Biology (all boards) for over 22 years
-Taught BMAT Biology for 11 years
-Taught UKCAT for 8 years
-Taught Molecular Biology at Imperial for 2 years
-Taught undergraduates 1:1 for 20 years
-Consulted on UCAS applications (choice of universities, personal statements and interview practises) for over 20 years
-Director or Medical Programme
-Head of Science
-Director of Studies Science)
-Director of Studies (UCAS)
-University lecturer in Molecular Biology
Feedback For Pantea (12)
Ive had quite a few weeks now and I can confidently say that Dr Pantea is very passionate about teaching. She not only explains the content clearly but provides a more in-depth view to the subject. While I originally was lost with the immune system, Dr Pantea was able to explain it in a way that allowed to to build up a proper understanding of how the immune system response from start of infection to long term immunity. Throughout the process I was able to pick up on many little details I had missed in school and was definitely left with a clearer understanding at the end. I would definitely recommend Dr Pantea to anyone who needs to understand a subject better or to someone needing help with exam technique.
Best tutor ever, she taught like Im her child! Helped me prepare so well for dentistry interview. I would highly recommend taking class from her!
Tutors Response :
Thank you Dheeraj. I am so glad you got the offer from university. My very best wishes for your continued success.
Pantea is an outstanding Biology tutor. She has been teaching biology to my daughter for GCSE and in only a few weeks she is feeling more confident in the subject. Pantea is very thorough and has an excellent knowledge of the subject that she teaches and is able to impart that knowledge through her wonderful teaching methods. A very dedicated, reliable and professional tutor. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for the best biology tutor. Thank you Pantea!
I went from getting a D at the end of year 12 and a C in my final year 13 A-level mock (PPE) to getting an A in the real exam, close to an A*, after contacting her less than 2 months before my real exam.
Having said that, it was a lot of work but having her direct me and provide me with a surplus of relevant material tailored to my weaknesses helped me greatly, evidently.
She should charge more but it came clear to me why she doesn`t after seeing her ridiculous work ethic and after asking why she tutors, both of which displayed her real passion for helping students.
Thank you so much Dr. Etessami
Excellent tutor! Very motivating and our daughter has gained a lot of confidence since she started with Pantea
Pantea clearly has a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience and a desire to share that with the youngsters that she tutors. Her approach and high expectations have already seen our son achieve an A in his recent A-level Biology mock exam. Thoroughly recommended.
Tutors Response :
Dear Mrs Evans,
Thank you very much for the kind words. Let`s hope Alex can achieve A* in June. I have already told him to aim for A*. That way he may remain focused.
Have a great holiday.
Dr Pantea is an outstanding tutor.My son was tutored by Dr Pantea in A level Biology and he got A* grade and got an offer in UCL medicine.Deciding on Dr Pantea to tutor my son was the best decision I ever made.she is five star tutor .
Tutors Response :
Dear Dr Adel,
I missed this completely, I think! If I have responded before, I must be more tired than I thought.
Thank you for very kind words. I hope UCL is doing its job! It`s my old college and I am very biased!
I wish you an excellent weekend.
Having had a couple of lessons with Pantea, she has been an utterly outstanding tutor. Having searched endlessly for a biology tutor before, with tutors not being thorough enough or not being able to relay complex and challenging concepts in a way which is accessible and easy to understand- I truly felt as if all hope was lost in finding a good Biology tutor. However, since my first lesson with Pantea, I feel that my knowledge and confidence in Biology has soared immensely. Many people say that Biology is a complex subject which can prove to be difficult to understand, however it is teachers like Pantea, who are able to instil confidence and understanding of Biology in students, so that the process isnt as arduous as it once may have seemed. I have not only seen progress in my own personal understanding of Biology, but Pantea has been able to help me with exam technique; something which proved to be a particular struggle for me in a subject as heavily focused on exam technique as Biology. There are few instances when you are truly able to find a truly knowledgeable and as cliché as this may seem , perfect tutor. However, having experienced an array of teachers within my life, it would be safe to say that Pantea truly is one of the best teachers I have ever had. As long as you are motivated and committed to the subject and are willing to put in the effort required! Pantea will sure enough be a great tutor for you.
Tutors Response :
Thank you very much Sukmani for this vote of confidence. I hope I can live up to all the praise.
Dr Etessami is an excellent tutor. Her lessons are well planned and take the students needs into consideration. As well as making sure the topics covered are fully understood through regular tests, she gives useful advice on answering exam questions. Her profound knowledge of the subject makes the lessons very engaging. My children have benefited from her lessons greatly.
I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a biology tutor.
Deciding on Pantea to tutor my son was the best decision I ever made.
She is a five star teacher and beyond,she masters her subject and delivers it in a best possible way.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for the kind words.
I certainly will do my best for Alan.
My daughter was tutored by Pantea for her A2 biology. She was outstanding. Pantea`s immense experience is reflected in her efficient method of teaching, and she really knows how to help her students get the best grades.
She helped my daughter go from a D in one paper to a high A. My daughter got full marks in one paper and gained an A* grade overall. Pantea genuinely cares for her students and is an outstanding teacher, I would highly recommend her.