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New Malden, Surrey
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IFP School France
Petroleum Geosciences
A  (2009)

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Currently have 3 time slots left after school hours.
Online & Face to Face tutoring, located in KT3 (New Malden) and W5 (Ealing Broadway).

I`m Sam, Geoscientist and Academic Tutor, currently teaching Maths & Science at MathysicsTutor Kingston.

I have experience of private tutoring GCSE, IB & A-level and University students from a variety of backgrounds with a firm knowledge of the optimal motivating and engaging approaches for each age group, with great satisfaction rate.

My private tutoring approach have enabled many pupils to successfully get into a variety of top schools listed below. I am able to assist students in boosting their confidence, reaching their full potentials and stretching their abilities whilst maintaining high academic performances.

Results of the above approach have so far been 80% of GCSE students passing their exams with grades 8 & 9 and IB & A-levels students getting offers from their top choice universities: Warwick, Birmingham, UCL, Nottingham, Bath, Manchester, Surrey, Bristol, Royal Holloway, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Durham, Kings College London, Southampton and Kingston.

Having done my 3 degrees with scholarships in science and engineering at top universities, I have helped students at various levels to unravel their potentials and am determined to help all enthusiastic students achieve the success they are aiming for.

Beside tutoring, I am a Geoscientist and Engineer with 9 years experience in oil industry.

I have a B.Sc. in engineering and two M.Sc in engineering and geosceince with a strong understanding of Math, Physics, Chemistry and Geology.

My approach to tutoring:
Cameron raised his math grade from C to A you can too, ask me how!
Every student is different and that is why private tutoring approach must be tailored to each individual. Upon discussion with students and their parents, I offer a customised SMART tuition plan: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. The progress is then monitored throughout the period and feedback is provided in order to ensure we`re on rack for the desired outcome.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I was a teaching assistant during my academic years. Since graduation in 2009, I have tutored people in my social circle and since 2016 private tutoring through Tutor hunt and other agencies, 40% of my students come from referral, great achievements such as:

Student admitted to King`s Collage after 8 month`s tutoring in Maths, Chemistry and Physics.

Experienced in tutoring University students in Maths, Geology, GIS and research/dissertation preparation from:


My GCSE and A-level students have come from:

King’s College School Wimbledon
Whitgift School Croydon
Tiffin School Surbiton
Tiffin Girls Kingston
ACS Cobham
Kingston College
Kingston Grammar
Hampton School
Sutton Grammar
Coombe School New Malden
Surbiton High school
Wimbledon High school
Lady Eleanor Holles Hampton
Box Hill School Dorking
Royal Russell School Croydon
Nonsuch High School Cheam
Grey Court School Richmond
Twyford Church of England High School Acton
Royal Grammar School Guildford
Esher High School
Ursuline High School Wimbledon
Moulsford Preparatory School Oxfordshire
St John`s Beaumont School Windsor
Latimer school Hmmersmith
St Dominic`s Sixth Form College Harrow
Esher college
Notting Hill and Ealing High School
International School of London Ealing



From Ola (5/5): (University Maths) I contacted Sam on behalf of my son who was having trouble in his university calculus course. Sam was an excellent tutor who was very professional, knowledgeable and who had an in-depth understanding of his topic. He was very good at simplifying difficult concepts and would describe multiple ways of a approaching a problem. I highly recommend him.

From Tarek (5/5): (University Geology) I asked Sam to help my daughter at the last minute with her final year dissertation proposal in environmental studies
He was really very professional, very well organised, used a systematic approach to help her and had to dedicate quite a few sessions for her in less than two weeks which was very helpful being a last minute request.
I am really impressed with Sam`s approach, organisation, knowledge and professional attitude.

From Nabila (5/5): (A-Level Chemistry) Malaikah finds the one to one lessons very beneficial. She is fullly engaged in the two hour lessons. Sam is a very patient and thorough in his explanations. They both communicate well together. Sam is very reliable and always on time. We are very happy with the lessons.

From Niamh (5/5): (A-Level Physics) Sam is an extremely thorough and patient tutor. He is genuinely interested in helping my son achieve the best possible marks in his physics exams. He has been very flexible in his timings when my son has been ill. I can whole heartedly recommend him as an excellent tutor.

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Feedback For Sam (25)

We have a total of 29 review(s) for Sam.

Narisa (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Sam is very knowledgeable and professional. He has been helping my son with Further Maths. homework. We are happy with him.

Arvind (Dr)

3/5 Rating

An all rounder rather than a single subject tutor Not always fully prepared for the lessons Insists on 5 lesson commitment even before a taster session

Tutors Response :

Thanks for the feedback. On 1 Apr you wrote:

"Hi Sam

We have discussed chemistry tuition for my son Shivam. I have attached his email address and would be grateful if you could liaise with him directly to arrange for the tuition. Let me know how to settle the bills.


Arvind V"

I got in touch with him and we agreed to have 5 sessions during Easter break. I have always agreed to the requests to have a taster lesson before either crash course or regular weekly lessons. There was no such request from yourself or student. You made the payment and tutoring sessions took place.

Can you, with all integrity, honesty and decency you possess, say at what point I "Insisted on 5 lesson commitment even before a taster session"? I understand life can be busy but would it not have been more helpful to have slightly more involvement than "settling the bills", rather than writing a false comment after end of tutoring sessions?
"Not always fully prepared for the lessons" while it`s genuinely surprising to see this comment, feedback on quality of lessons is student`s right.

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sam was super helpful, organised, patient and understanding. He took my daughter on, as a last minute panic and I’m really hoping it has given her some confidence for her GCSES coming up and consolidated stronger topics. I’m very grateful, thanks Sam 😊;

Adrienne (Dr)

5/5 Rating

We contacted Sam with only a few weeks to go before the A level exams. He has proved really helpful to my son, going through papers and filling in any knowledge gaps. He is punctual and organised setting up lessons, and clearly knows his subject matter (maths). My son feels he is getting the help and support he needs coming up to the exams.

Lucy (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Excellent. Very happy with tutor sessions

Fernanda (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very accommodating with some our special requests

Gurmeena (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We are so glad we found Sam! Due to Covid isolations over year 12, my daughter lacked confidence in her ability as there were gaps in her knowledge. With Sam`s help over the course of a month she was able to show her teachers a massive jump in her results which allowed them to push her predicted grades up from B in Maths & C in Further Maths to A A respectively. Fantastic, thanks Sam.

John (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Sam has been fantastic for my son, who is currently working towards his A level in Maths. Luke was under-performing at school which was attributable to a number of factors: COVID, over-stretched teacher, lack of application and a lack of understanding. Over the last few months Sam has given us a steady and reliable tutoring service, providing a strict framework and honest and forthright feedback to Luke and myself. This, together with great teaching methods which seem aimed at improving his understanding (rather than rote learning) and a focus on where Luke has found work difficult, has started to manifest in much improved results. From (at best) a C level student his latest tests have come back A* which amazed his teacher and gave me and his mum a lot of relief! We have now included Physics in the subjects Sam tutors our son in and I have every confidence that this will all pay dividends come Results Day. I cannot recommend highly enough ....

Yilee (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sam has been an encouraging teacher and has been able to greatly help both my maths and further maths A levels. He is able to accurately understand problems I may have with a certain topic and help me with them. Thank you, Sam.

Sara (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sam is a nice and professional tutor. my son chose him over 5 other tutor. Very Punctual and confident. Strongly recommend.

Komal (Mrs)

1/5 Rating

I hired Sam for in person tutoring for my daughter in Physics A level, unfortunately had to move online after the first lesson as one of his students was COVID positive. But his online lessons were not very effective and his fear mongering tactic that `she won`t do well if she didn`t put in effort`, back fired severely on my daughter and she lost her interest in learning from him. Since I had signed a contract with 4 week notice period, outside the Tutor Hunt website, meant I had to carry on to paying £440 and forcing my daughter to attend in person lessons with him, just to avoid legal action that threatened me with, on numerous occasions by text messages, emails and phone calls. He does insist on 2 hour weekly sessions and 4 week notice period to end the contract. I would not recommend him. Komal

Tutors Response :

Dear Komal,
I, like you and many others read the reviews prior to using a service; hence, the importance of an honest evaluation of the service you have received.
You requested 2 hours weekly lessons in person starting on 15 Oct and were first notified of the need to move lessons online due to risk of covid to student on 22 Oct. After first online lesson you feedbacked that “Eshi is happy to have online lessons with you”. On 19th Nov, after 6 lessons, you contacted me to give notice to terminate the lessons. We agreed to do so.
You later demanded that lessons to be terminated with immediate effect stating your frustration with your children and also financial difficulties and I did offer help i.e paying by lower instalments. I have also explained that if a time slot has been booked by you for the duration of academic year, in doing so, a service provider has declined other opportunities. Therefore the agreement is binding.

When a student gets only 47% on a topic test after having covered all the topic questions during tutoring sessions, I do believe it’s a moral duty for the tutor to support him/her in finding the causes and providing an honest feedback to ensure lessons are learned. You both were informed that poor performance was due to the lack of revision and the feedback was that without a significant increase in effort, it’s hard to see a tangible change in results. Is that really fear mongering or an attempt to help you make the most of your resources?!!

Perhaps you could have included in your review, the uplift in the grade and student’s appreciation for the progress she’s made after those 4 sessions. Let’s lead by example.


Haiying (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Sam is a very competent and responsible tutor. We are grateful for his help. My son has a big progress. Thanks.

user ()

3/5 Rating

Was unable to help us and we did not take up the lessons.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the feedback, unfortunately your request for 50% reduction in rate was not feasible.

Claire ()

5/5 Rating

our daughter found out she passed her Maths GCSE this morning. Sam played a major part in this and we will be forever grateful. Thank you

Isabel (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very professional and comprehensive tutor

Ahmed (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Sam has been a wonderful and encouraging tutor to me. I am a current MSc student and Sam has gone above and beyond in helping me understand the Quantitative Methods module of my course better. He has guided me patiently in solving many questions I had challenges with. Highly recommend for any students of any level to get in contact with Sam.

Sophie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very happy with Sam. He is very dedicated, patient, committed. My son`s grade has already improved in Chemistry

Ceri (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sam explains the hows and whys in more detail than normal maths teachers. Daughter valued the fact that he would often suggest alternative approaches to a problem, so she had different things to try if she got stuck

Hanna (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Sam was well-informed and has comprehensive knowledge. He was patient and motivating, and made things easier to understand. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend him.

Andrew (Mr)

5/5 Rating

We are very pleased to have met Sam, he is very professional and a good communicator. My son had really benefitted from his lessons and it has made a huge difference to his confidence in tackling the more difficult topics. Thank you.

Bronwen (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sam really helped my son studying for his A level physics. Thank you

Tutors Response :

Thanks Bronwen, well done to Jay for securing a place at his preferred choice, Southampton University and best of luck.

Friederike (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Strict, kind, encouraging.

Jodie (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Sam was absolutely fantastic. He was patient and very helpful and, after meeting with him a few times, I was able to understand the things I`d been having trouble with. He was flexible to fit around my work. I`ll definitely go back to him again when I need more help and I have no hesitation in recommending him as an excellent tutor

Tutors Response :

Many thanks Jodie, it`s been a pleasure helping you with your degree maths. You`ve managed very well your academic commitments with a full time job. I wish you best of luck for the rest of your learning journey and happy to help should you need me.

Kayleigh (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Sam is a great tutor, he really makes sure that you understand the material, and thoroughly helps you through any problems that you do not understand. The sessions have also boosted my confidence, and I feel much better about my impending IB higher level physics exams in the summer.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Kayleigh, very pleased to learn you`re going to study the course you are so passionate about. I have enjoyed the engaging sessions we had and I`m sure you`ll be a great Psychologist. Best of luck in your academic journey. Sam

Patricia (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Sam helped my son Tom prepare for his GCSE`s this year, primarily chemistry but also biology and maths. Tom found his time with Sam really helpful and thought that he explained things he didn`t quite understand really well. Tom achieved really good results in his exams.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Patricia, I`m pleased to know Tom got A* A* A in his exams. Best of luck for future.

Susana (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sam is an excellent tutor who really goes out of his way to make sure you understand every aspect of the task at hand. Thanks to him I know feel far more comfortable in Maths. I would be very happy to recommend Sam and will continue to rely on him in the future. Diego, Year 12 IB Student.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks Diego, I am pleased to know you`ve started your favourite course, Aerospace Engineering. Best of luck in your academic journey.

Ryan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Sam goes through examples well and has a lot of practice questions ready. He explains the topic well and is very thorough with his explanations. I will continue to use him as I prepare for my A2 physics exam

Tutors Response :

Thanks Ryan, best of luck in your future endeavours.

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Sam has helped my step-son with both Computing and Geology. From C grades he is now getting As in his tests. Sam is well prepared and thorough and has been a great help. I have no hesitation recommending him to other students.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Sarah, I`m glad to know Max got to his first choice university.

Tasio (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Sam helped me with maths for my last year exam he is an excellent tutor. He was very helpful and I definitely recommend him if you have any problems with maths.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Tasio, it was a difficult time for you and I`m glad we managed it well with determination for learning and improvement. Sam

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