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Amir

Amir
Amir
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London, London SW1X
Feedback Score:
+2
Member Since: 27/12/2015
Last Login: 3 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 1 hour

My Qualifications

QTS
Department for Education
Qualified Teacher Status
2017
PGCE
University College London (University of London)
Mathematics
2017
Professional
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship
2016
MMath
The University of Warwick
Mathematics
2013

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PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Act£180£180£180£180£180£180
Bmat--£180£180£180-
Early Years£180-----
Eleven Plus£180£180----
Entrance Exams£180£180£180£180£180£180
Further Maths£180£180£180£180-£180
Gmat--£180£180£180-
Maths£180£180£180£180-£180
Sat--£180£180£180-
Seven Plus£180-----
Statistics£180£180£180£180-£180
Ukcat--£180£180£180-

Information about Amir

I am an award-winning qualified maths teacher and a maths specialist with 10 years’ teaching experience and 5 years’ experience as an examiner. During this time, I have had the pleasure of helping hundreds of students with varying initial attainment and educational needs grow in confidence, achieve top grades and fall in love with maths.

I have a Masters in Mathematics (MMath) from the University of Warwick and a PGCE in maths from the UCL Institute of Education. Prior to becoming a full time tutor I taught at several outstanding schools with my main employment being the Head of A-Levels and the Head of Further Maths at CATS College London, part of Cambridge Education Group (CEG). My research and experience have shown me that anyone can become an outstanding mathematician and enjoy the subject, they just need the right guidance.

I bring an exceptionally high standard of teaching to my lessons. I have officially received an “outstanding” rating, the highest possible, every year I worked as a classroom teacher. My key strength is the breadth and depth of my mathematical knowledge alongside my ability to communicate complex ideas simply and in an intellectually stimulating manner. I have also earned numerous awards in recognition of my teaching and maths ability, including the prestigious title of scholar at the “Institute of Mathematics and its Applications”.

I have an outstanding track record. I have consistently achieved one of the best set of results in all the schools I have worked at. All of my tutees have attained or surpassed their expected grades with some achieving as much as a 5-grade improvement over the course of their tuition. I have a 100% success rate with the 5+, common pre-test, 11+, 13+ and 16+. All my secondary students have achieved grades 8 - 9 in their GCSE and my A Level tutees have attained grades B - A*.

My students regularly secure places at the best universities in the world, including Oxford, Cambridge and University of Hong Kong. My younger students do just as well and have secured places/scholarships at the best schools in the country including Dulwich and City of London School for Boys. Several of my students have won awards in recognition of their exceptional achievements including the CIFE award for Science.

Outside of maths tuition I volunteer at inner London schools and I mentor a growing community of maths teachers on a pro bono basis. My long-term objective is to leverage my understanding of maths, technology and pedagogy to create tools and institutions that raise the standard of maths education globally and help make maths education more equitable.

Availability: I am available seven days a week and I am flexible according to my students schedules.

Willing to travel: 50 miles

Experience: Current and former students range from year 1 to university level. I have taught; KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE, iGCSE, MYP, Pre-U, A Level, IB, AP and University Foundation (Bellerbys College, CATS College, Chelsea Independent College, DLD College, ONCAMPUS and MPW) maths and further maths across nearly all exam boards (Edexcel, OCR, MEI, AQA and CIE). I also have extensive experience helping students prepare for entrance exams such as; 5+, Common Pre-Tests, ISEE, 11+, 13+, 16+, STEP, AEA, MAT, CSAT, the maths section of BMAT, SAT and ACT, the quantitative reasoning section of UKCAT, GRE and GMAT, competition maths such as UKMT and BMO and various school scholarship exams including but not limited to, Kings Scholarship for Eton College.

The service I offer to my students is based on their needs, from tutoring students throughout the entirety of their formal education, to flying out to provide a 2-week crash course in order to help a student with their entrance exam (international travel rates will be provided upon request).

I offer both in person and online tuition. I continually invest in the latest technology to ensure students receive the best possible experience. This is one of the reasons I believe that my sessions are one of the best in the industry. I also offer remote support to students, parents, guardians and governesses of students.

Here is a list of universities which my students are attending or have secured a place/scholarship at: University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Hong Kong, NYU, Imperial College London, LSE, UCL, Durham University, University of Warwick, King`s College London, University of Southampton, University of Melbourne, City and Bocconi University.

Here is a list of schools which my students are attending or have secured a place/scholarship at: Eton College, Dulwich College, Harrow School, St Pauls, Kings College, Highgate School, City of London School for Boys, St Christopher`s, Forest school, Portland Place School, North Bridge House, Wetherby School, Winchester College, Mill Hill School (Scholarship), Radley College as well as several schools from the North London Independent Girls’ Schools’ Consortium.

Tutoring Approach
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My tutoring approach is based on my belief that most students’ difficulties in maths arise from insufficient understanding of fundamental concepts, which are often glossed over in school. Unfortunately, students do not seek guidance as these topics are wrongly considered as easy or teachers are not sufficiently qualified to explain them. I see this issue across all age groups and levels of attainment.

Maths is a subject where one thing follows from another, so at some stage this lack of understanding catches up with students and forms a barrier to their learning. One of the first things I do with my students is invest time to see their understanding of fundamental concepts and if necessary, revisit them. I believe this is one of the reasons for my student’s success and fast progress. Then I build on this foundation by working through more complex topics and concepts, looking at them in a more thorough and enriching way. I always emphasise the importance of being able to explain why, a sign of true understanding and a prerequisite for enjoying the subject. Finally, I make sure students can transmit their knowledge during examination, this is where my experience as an examiner has proven to be invaluable.

For most of the lesson students will be solving problems, each problem presenting a different piece of the puzzle, until they reach that “aha” moment where they have mastered the concept. By asking a series of well thought out questions, rather than lecturing the students, I can help students discover for themselves underlying misunderstandings that they may have and address them.

By working collaboratively with the parents/guardians/governesses and the student, I create a bespoke tutoring plan to hit the agreed upon targets in the time we have. Each student will have a working file which contains a personalised dynamic scheme of work, class notes, homework’s, tests and a log of areas that need further developing. I monitor students’ progress and adapt the scheme of work according to their needs.

Having taught for nearly 10 years, I know how to structure lessons such that each lesson is flexible enough to cater to the students’ needs and interests whilst making sure that sequences of lessons can follow a meaningful structure. As someone who is actively involved in a wide variety of maths research, I build a narrative around maths that caters to the interests of each individual student, inspiring them to learn more. I place a real emphasis on helping my students to take control of their own learning and discover what works for them, so they can become independent learners.

A final note from me. A good understanding of maths has impact far beyond one’s maths education. Not only does maths permeate every field of scientific endeavour, from helping explain the colours of the sunset to the architecture of our brains, it now plays a pivotal role in all aspects of modern society including finance, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, to name a few. I believe that prioritising one’s maths education is vital to the future prospect of an individual and the position they will play in society. But aside from utility, mathematics when understood is inspiring and fun. As Bertrand Russell wrote in Mysticism and Logic (1918) “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty”.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. CV, references and research papers are available upon request.

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Feedback For Amir (2)

We have a total of 2 review(s) for Amir.

Shafiq (Mr)
08/10/2019

5/5 Rating

Having helped my brother achieve an A* in UFP maths at CATS College London, Amir came highly recommended. From the first session it was clear why he has such a good reputation. I`ve had many maths tutors and teachers over the years, Amir`s maths knowledge and ability to explain concepts is unmatched. There are some concepts that I have been failing to understand for a long time which Amir has been able to help me understand in a single lesson. Furthermore, his lessons are fun and engaging.

He is professional, passionate about maths and really cares about my education. I often send him questions in between lessons that I need help with, he has always taken the time to get back to me uploading detailed explanations onto an online workbook which he created for me (which also has all our lesson notes which I can access anywhere). He also makes sure I understood the question the next lesson.

My maths and confidence has improved significantly in a short period so I would highly recommend Amir to anyone looking for maths tutor or an academic mentor.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the review Shafiq, it has been a pleasure working with you. I look forward to continuing to work together for the rest of the academic year.


Esther (Mrs)
18/02/2019

5/5 Rating

Amir is an excellent tutor who has really helped me to fill in gaps in my knowledge and regain my confidence in a number of A-level further maths topics. He explains things really methodically and with great clarity, getting to the root of my concerns/areas of uncertainty very easily and directly. He has built up my relational understanding of the maths concepts, enabling me to know what to do when faced with a problem and why. He is very good at explaining the bigger picture as to what one is trying to achieve mathematically and he explains the rationale behind the methods. He also draws links between different interrelated topics. During the tutor sessions he concentrates on the teaching of the topic without wasting time on example questions that I can be doing in my own time after each tutor session, to consolidate what I have learnt. He uses Microsoft OneNote and Zoom technology really effectively offering excellent online tutoring with resulting electronic notes for each session on OneNote. I could not recommend Amir more highly.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for the review Esther, it has been a pleasure teaching your son. He thoroughly deserves his A*A* in A Level Maths and Further Maths. I hope he is enjoying studying Economics at LSE and let me know if I can be of any assistance in the future.


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