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Professional High Calibre Teaching ~11+ Specialist for elite grammar schools ~ GCSE & A Level English, Maths, Business Studies ~ Specialist tutorials for University students ~ Interview & Progress Mentor PROVEN RESULTS
**NEW** Highly Effective specialist sessions for 7+/11+/13+ entrance tests tailored to your individual needs with a guaranteed success rate.
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Highly experienced and qualified teacher with an illustrious track record, teaching Learners from the UKs top academic institutions. I have extensive experience of teaching diverse students from comprehensive and independent schools and colleges in the UK and overseas. I am a fully qualified teacher & lecturer and have an outstanding academic record. I have a 1st class BSc Honours degree, from a leading University in London and professional teacher qualification. I am also completing my doctorate in Education Leadership and lecture postgraduate students in the UK and abroad. Having worked as Vice President of a global financial institution I have received superior training and professional development that I incorporate into my teachings which benefits my students incredibly.
My tutoring experience ranges from preparing students for 11+ exams, grammar school entrance tests, SATs exams, to KS3, IGCSE, A Levels as well as teaching degree level students. I cover the subjects of Maths, English Language and Literature, Business Studies and Economics. I have been teaching for over 15 years with a proven track record. I am also a successful coach, mentoring students of different age groups throughout their academic and professional life.
Many of my recent students have improved from a grade C to A* in English, Maths and Business Studies at GSCE and A Levels. I have a full understanding of the syllabus taught from exam boards including Edexcel, AQA, WJEC, Edqucas and OCR etc. I can efficiently teach in accordance with exam guidelines and techniques that help students to excel and reach their maximum potential. I am trained to develop my learners ability to engage holistically with the subject matter, to think critically from varying perspectives and develop transferable skills.
A key area of expertise is my specialist training for 11+ Entrance exams for a number of independent and comprehensive grammar schools across the UK. I have successfully prepared students for 11+ exams, grammar school entrance exams e.g. London collegiate, St Pauls, Latymer, Ibstock, Haberdashers Schools, Manchester Grammar School, Altrincham Grammar Schools, Withington, Bolton Grammar & various other prestigious schools in London, Manchester and beyond. With a 100% success rate I have the experience, skills and knowledge to accelerate my tutees learning to secure a place at their desired school. I have an excellent and successful track record of students achieving a top tier ranking in their SAT, 7+, 11+ exams and other entry level exams.
I have tutored English and Business Management modules to university students across Bachelors and Masters from various Russell Group Universities in the UK and provide the same support to international students, notably in the Middle East, USA and Asia.
I have coached and developed training programmes in Finance & Business Management and provide Careers advice in a Global Financial Institution. I provide Careers coaching by assessing my student`s interests, academic ability, and values and guide them to the most suitable area of employment or further training. I also have proficient understanding of Apprenticeship provision and internships for College students. I have guided various College students in securing Apprenticeship programmes in their desired industry sector.
I have successfully home schooled various students, and taught them through the KS3 stage through to GCSE / A Level exams. Proven track record of students achieving their desired grades at GCSE and A Levels.
I have worked alongside with some of UK`s top tutoring agencies and centres (Kumon / Atom Learning / Explore Learning) to obtain an all encompassing understanding of the National Curriculum.
I have a proven track record and 100% success rate of students achieving top tier marks at various entrance tests and competitive examinations for elite grammar schools, colleges, and top Universities across the country and overseas.
Academic Year 2020 GCSE and A Level Exam Results of my students were as follows:
GCSE & IGCSE
- English Language (OCR, AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas/WJEC): Level 8: 7 students / Level 7: 8 / Level 6: 7
- English Literature (OCR, AQA, Edexcel, Eduqas/WJEC): Level 8: 6 students / Level 7: 4 / Level 6: 8
- Maths IGCSE: Level 8: 9 students / Level 7: 7 / Level 6: 5
- English Language (OCR, AQA, Edexcel, Edqucas): 7A*s & 4A
- English Literature (OCR, AQA, Edexcel, Equcas): 8A*s & 5A
- Business Studies (Edexcel, AQA): 3A*s & 4A
- Economics (Edexcel, AQA): 3A
- Sociology (Edexcel, AQA): 2A*s & 3A
7+ & 11+ students secured places at the following schools:
7+ Entrance Tests:
- Kings College Junior School
- St Faith`s Cambridge
- Magdalen College School, Oxford
- Blue Coat School
- The Haberdasher`s Aske School
11+ Entrance Tests (CEM & GL):
- Trafford Consortium Schools
- 11+ London Consortium
- London Collegiate
- St Pauls Grammar School for Girls
- Oxford Grammar School
- Latymer School
- Queen Elizabeth
- Manchester Grammar School for Boys
- Altrincham School for Boys
- Manchester High School for Girls
- Withington School for Girls
- Loreto Grammar School
- Bolton School
- Bacup and Rawtenstall, and others
I motivate my students with lively teaching, and ensure that they achieve their best. Tutoring sessions are always goal oriented, with an emphasis on best results, in a friendly but firm environment.
My outstanding academic record with a wealth of professional qualifications, and career history has enabled me to establish second to none skills at teaching and developing my students, preparing them to excel and thrive in their academic and professional life.
I have a passion for teaching, sharing knowledge and inspiring my students to develop an attitude to continuous learning and improvement. With my friendly, polite and enthusiastic personality I will put my student at ease, but will challenge and encourage them throughout their journey of learning.
Willing to travel: 30 miles
Experience: My tutoring experience ranges from preparing students for 11+ exams, SATs, to KS3, GCSE and A Levels. I cover the subjects of Maths, English Language and Literature, Business Studies and Economics. I help students with their learning by effectively designing lessons according to the needs of the individual. My aim is to ensure the sessions enable my student to improve their knowledge and confidence. All my students have improved their grades and genuinely enjoy my tutoring sessions.
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Feedback For Samia (31)
Samia is a really great teacher. She taught me many things that I havent known before. Ive been doing reading comprehensions and writing techniques with her and Ive learnt a lot from her. For example, the PEA paragraph was what we have been doing in the lesson. Surprisingly, my English teacher at school then taught us about PEA paragraph just a few weeks later, so I have no difficulties being ahead of my class. I wasnt really good at descri ptive and creative writing, so after Samias lesson, I have been improving a lot and I dont spend a long as I used to before my lessons with her. I have improved and learnt so much in a short space of time. I would rate 5 stars and more.
Samia has been helping my son over the past few weeks with his Maths and English. She is an excellent tutor , very friendly ,punctual and patient. She gave my son more confident to prepare for his 11+ exam.Thank you very much.
I was looking for a 1-1 tutor to help my daughter with the 11+ GL, CEM and Newstead Woods exams this coming September. My daughter is quite shy, but she instantly felt comfortable in Samias lessons. Samia is a fantastic tutor, clear, concise, focused and thorough, whilst at the same time being patient and kind. Samia assesses your child to ensure the right areas are focused on in all subjects and tailors the lessons weekly, to target any weak spots in these areas. Although our focus is comprehension, vocab and VR, I have often asked Samia to go through some specific Maths concepts, which she has allocated time to go through these concepts to ensure they are clear. I am really pleased I found Samia, knowing my daughter has these 1-1 lessons each week with a qualified tutor is reassuring and has massively helped build my daughters confidence. I highly recommend Samia to anyone looking to enhance and expand their childs abilities.
Samia has been one of the most helpful and patient tutor I ever had. She has helped me a lot with my A Level Business assignments and exams which resulted to me getting top marks and Distinctions to all of my courseworks. She is amazing at explaining complex concepts in a simple, understandable way while teaching me how to answer exam questions properly and improve my scores. I believe she has prepared me well for my on going university studies and taught me the right syllabus. From my experience she has been a fantastic tutor and I highly recommend her to anyone struggling with their assignments or need a little push to get these top marks they need.
Samia has really helped me become more confident in my writing skills in business and help me get the most marks in my business papers. She explains things really well in a way in which stays in my memory and gives extra advice if in need. I went from knowing nothing in business to knowing everything, Samia is a very knowledgeable and kind human being who will push you so that your potential shines . Thank you so much!
Samia helped me to write my personal statement which was tailored to applying for a Business Management undergraduate degree. In our lessons she clearly explained to me what would be essential to include, and greatly helped me to put together a well structured statement. Samia also helped me select what to include out of my extracurricular activities to include and ensured that my statement was within the word count whilst including everything that I wanted to discuss. She was friendly, helpful and professional and I am now so happy with my personal statement. I would definitely recommend her!
Professional, Reliable, Thorough, Excellent Tutor!
Samia is always reliable and my son is enjoying the sessions for Economics.
Samia is an excellent tutor who is very good in explaining concepts and structures useful for English language and English literature. She is courteous and kind and proactive in her approach.
Samia is an excellent tutor. She has immense knowledge and experience of success of guiding pupils through the 11+ exams. She is very thoughtful and patient. Her educational techniques are very innovative and involves thorough two way communication/ feedback. My daughter who will be sitting for the (London Collegiate exams in 2021) commented, shes the best teacher she has had and she has taught me new things, which the school never did!. All in all we thoroughly recommend Samia if you want your children to succeed in the 11+ exams (whether Private or Grammar Schools).
Samia, is currently preparing my 8 year old son for the 11+ at a very prestigious elite grammer school. It had taken me a long time and lots of trials for the perfect tuter then i come across Samia`s profile and i have to say i was very impressed looking at her profile she ticked all the rigth boxes for what we was looking my little boy has really warmed to Samia and She has a fantastic personality. My son is doing really well and has already learnt so much in such a short space of time i am very confident Samia will help my son succeed higthly recommended!.
Samia has prepared a high quality study guide and delivered with clear and concise communication to postgraduate business students. Her punctual, professional and friendly approach helped our students to receive her teaching incredibly well and highly appreciated.
Samia has been working with my son who is doing a BSc in Business Studies. Initially I was looking for support for him with essay writing skills in one particular module, HR. Samia helped him to critically evaluate performance management systems, policies and theories and work-life balance as well as working on essay writing skills - how to structure them and to build on critical analysis. At time of writing Samia continues to support him with careers coaching, guidance on placements and helping with application process. When asked for feedback, my son described Samia as “very professional, structured, systematic, understanding and friendly”. From the point of view of a parent liaising with Samia from time to time, I would add that I also find her professional, understanding, supportive and am thrilled to have her onside. I would highly recommend her as a tutor.
Samia is an excellent tutor, very friendly and patient. She has helped me a lot with my BTEC Extended Diploma L3 in Business coursework, assignments and exam preparation. She provides a great approach for improving your grades and get to where you want to be. She also helped me a lot with my ucas personal statement by giving me excellent feedbacks and point me to the right direction. Highly recommend.
Samia has recently started teaching my daughters. She is teaching English and Business Studies for GCSE to my elder one and helping with exam entrance to private school to my younger one. Her classes are incredibly effective and both my kids look forward to the lessons. This has helped my daughter with the GCSE mock exams and strategise her answers according to exam objectives. I would highly recommend Samia to anyone looking for GCSE and entrance exam preperation.
Gave our son the confidence and guidance to prepare for and pass the entrance exam for our chosen school in a very short time frame. Lovely person and wonderful tutor. Thank you Samia.
Samia has coached our child for the past 18 months to prepare for the 11+ which is due Monday 19th October. He has grown in confidence and feels as ready as is possible. He has enjoyed Samias style and she has concentrated on his weaker areas building confidence and ability. She is brilliant with him and makes him feel settled and special- thats a special gift.
Great tutor and confident Samia will help our son reach his full potential.
We are really impressed the way Ms Samia is teaching my daughter. I have seen great improvement in my daughter`s english literature and english language.
Samia is currently tutoring my son for A level English Literature. She is very helpful and patient. She is always very well prepared, her lessons are interesting and our son is making great progress.
Samia was working with my son on preparation for his GCSE english exams (literature and language) this year and has made a significant difference in his ability. Really flexible and hardworking tutor with comprehensive knowledge of these subjects. I absolutely recommend this tutor.
Bardzo kompententna osoba. Przygotowuje uczniow do egzaminow z wielu przedmiotow, z moim synem pracowala nad GCES English (literatura i jezyk). Mila, elastyczna, kompententna. Polecam.
Samia has helped me a lot in A level Business. She has helped me improve the layout of my answers and also understand Business more in detail and gain more understanding of the course. In only in a couple of weeks I have started to gain more marks in questions and past papers.
After trials with many tutors I was lucky to find Samia. She is highly professional and effective. Initially I found Samia to prepare my daughter for her 11+ exam for a prestigious grammar school. Samia does so much more than just teach my daughter, she gives her confidence, encouragement and structures the lessons to suit her needs. The content is excellent and she makes the lessons very engaging. We have built a very positive relationship and I have also asked Samias expertise to prepare my older daughter towards her Maths IGCSE. They both look forward to the lessons and the improvement is tremendous. I have nothing but praise for Samia. Thank you so much.
Samia has been teaching me English Language and English Literature for several months. The knowledge I gain from the sessions with Samia have greatly improved my confidence and overall grade. She has a thorough knowledge of all Shakespeare texts, modern and literary heritage texts, fiction & non fiction prose and poetry. During lessons we debate on the different interpretations and evaluate conflicting perspectives. I can expand on my points much better now and contextualise my essays. Samia is always so approachable, helpful and understanding. I would arrange a lesson everyday if I could! Highly recommend to anyone studying English and Literature.
A wonderful teacher, so accommodationg & thrilled I was lucky enough to make contact in such a stressful situation.
Having read numerous tutor profiles and associated reviews, Samia`s profile and credentials really did stand out.
Samia is assisting my daughter with English Literature & English Language (GCSE.) She is certainly dedicated and pushes ahead with a work-plan. Flexibility and availability are key and in this regard again Samia ticks the boxes. It is refreshing to have a tutor with energy and vision and certainly someone my daughter may look up to for guidance and inspiration.
Samia has been helping my daughter over the past few weeks with her 11+ preps. My daughter is responding well to Samias method of teaching and learning. I would recommend Samia to anyone looking to boost their childs knowledge.
Samia is a fantastic tutor, she is very friendly and kind. She helped me a lot with my personal statement. Thank you for your help.
My son has started tuition with Samia and is enjoying it. She is very knowledgeable and has a good approach to teaching. He has only had two sessions at home with her but so far so good 👍;;🏼;;
I am very happy with my sons tutor Samia, she is outstanding at her work and already I can see an improvement in my sons learning. She teaches each child as an individual and meets their criteria. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family I would just like to add thank you.
We have been using Samia as a Maths and English tutor for our Daughter. Although only 4 weeks into the tuition its clear that there has been some progress made. Olivia has taken to Samia well and looks forward to her tutoring. Homework is given after each session and there is good communication between Samia, ourselves and our daughter.