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Stanmore, London
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Member Since: 05/11/2012
Last Login: 66 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
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My Qualifications

University of Birmingham
Medical Studies
2:2  (2012)

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How references rated Sawan

Rates summary: 62.50 to 106.25 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Business Studies--£68.75---
Eleven Plus£62.50£62.50----
Entrance Exams£62.50£62.50£68.75£75£87.50-
General Science--£68.75---
Life Coaching-----£75
Seven Plus£62.50-----

Information about Sawan

I studied Medicine at and graduated from the University of Birmingham. As a specialist full time tutor in Biology, Chemistry, Sciences, Maths, Entrance Exams and Medicine, I have thousands of hours of tutoring experience. This includes 1-2-1, group, Skype tutoring and crash courses. I also have my own company and professional website (with superb resources for all ages).

My ethos follows Mahatma Gandhi`s famous quotation: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

My interest in tutoring stems from my experience in Medicine where we have to educate and teach colleagues and patients alike. I discovered that tutoring is my niche, is what I enjoy and have a natural talent for. Having been part of the interviewer panel at the University of Birmingham Medical School, I am able to offer top tips and advice on how to gain admission into medical schools both nationally and internationally. I have a superb track record in terms of admissions to medical universities, Oxbridge and top private and grammar schools across the country. As well as being an examiner for multiple UK exam boards at GCSE and A-level, I have also won multiple tutoring accolades.

There are great similarities in terms of the skills and personality required of good tutors and doctors. Examples of these include; patience, perseverance, the ability to listen and communicate effectively, honesty, integrity, confidentiality, reflective practice, continuous learning and professional development.

I am enthusiastic about teaching and helping others to discover, develop and achieve their full potential. I strive for the maximum and encourage my students to do the same. I achieved superb A-level results with above 90% passes in Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Economics with a near-perfect 100% in Biology. My GCSE results were also very impressive.

I tutor and coach students of all ages and abilities.I am also experienced in SEN tutoring and have tutored students with various levels of dyslexia. My specialist subjects and areas of expertise are; degree level Medicine; BMAT, UKCAT and GAMSAT; University admissions, personal statements and interview preparation (MMI, panel and Oxbridge); A-level Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, Maths and Economics; and GCSE Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and the Sciences. I also cover all the Key Stages, SATs, Common Entrance, 7+, 11+ and 13+ entrance exams for top private and grammar schools across the country. Over the years, I have had great success in the Common Entrance exams in Maths, Science, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning which are set by the ISEB for students sitting the exams at 11 or 13 years old and who are looking to gain admission into the best selective schools in the country.

I have a profound interest in education and coaching. I have helped many students get into Medicine and Dentistry and have tutored several medical students in their pre-clinical and clinical years. I have successfully helped several candidates with their University personal statements, entrance exams (including BMAT, UKCAT, GAMSAT, IMAT, TSA and the American SATs) and interview preparation (including the new MMIs, panel and Oxbridge interviews). The vast majority (greater than 98%) of my students have gone on to achieve excellent exam results and have gained entrance into top schools, colleges, universities and degree courses. More than 97% of my students achieve A.A at A-level and GCSE in the subjects I tutor them. More than 90% of my entrance exam students have gained admission into their first choice schools, colleges and Universities, many of which are highly selective, prestigious and among the best in the country. More than 90% of my medical and dental applicants get into their first choice University.

My approach to teaching is focused on and tailored to meet the needs of the individual learner. Lessons are interactive, captivating, fun and rewarding. Much attention is paid to exam technique and structuring of answers as well as the theoretical content. My approach to teaching motivates and inspires students and builds their confidence. I have the unique ability of making difficult and challenging topics appear interesting, rewarding and easy. I cover all the exam boards and all aspects of the syllabus.

My experience also extends to in-school teaching. I had the privilege of teaching A-level students at a local academy school for a full semester. The experience was rewarding and insightful. Within a short space of time, I was able to significantly improve the students` results and motivation levels. I also have experience of marking and examining GCSE and A-level papers for Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

I am able to offer one-to-one tuition, group tuition and online tutoring over Skype. I have tutored many students from prestigious schools such as Merchant Taylors, Haberdashers, North London Collegiate, QE Boys, Henrietta Barnet, St Helen`s, St Paul`s, Colet Court, Westminster, Harrow School, Sevenoaks, St Martins, St Johns, Radlett prep, Northwood College, Parmiter`s and Watford Grammar. On the same token, I have successfully helped many students get into the finest schools and universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Eton. My tutoring services extend internationally as well. Through Skype and other online tutoring platforms, I have tutored students in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Singapore, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, India, China, East Africa, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. I am also fortunate enough to have had the privilege of having tutoring placements abroad.

I also specialise in tutoring external candidates who are going to be doing their studies and/or exams independently from their schools, for example because they may be resit candidates. This means I am able to teach the entire syllabus on a one-to-one or small group basis and cover all aspects of exam preparation, revision, techniques and past papers. Over the last 3 years alone, I have tutored 18 A-level students in this way (10 As and 8A*s), 6 GCSE students (all A*s) and 2 university students (one got 1st and the other 2:1).

I offer a bespoke and very high quality tutoring service. My ambition is to become the finest tutor in the country. I would be happy to discuss your particular needs.

Availability: Any day at any time as I work as a full-time tutor and educational consultant. Online tuition also possible.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I have thousands of hours of tutoring experience spanning multiple years. I have experience of teaching in schools as well as private tutoring. My students achieve excellent results across all the different levels and subjects I tutor. I also have experience as an examiner for different exam boards at GCSE, IGCSE and A-level. I have plenty of experience in online tuition as well as international tutoring.

My USP is simply my personality, professionalism, reliability and enthusiasm for the subjects I tutor and in education in general. I strongly believe the quality of lessons is far more important than the quantity.

If you are looking for quality tuition and for someone who is really inspirational with a proven track record, then look no further as you have found the right person!

Please note: I also offer substantial discounts for group tuition. This applies to all age groups and levels. Group sizes are no more than 4 pupils. I will do my best to make sure that all pupils are of the same ability to be most effective so that there is healthy competition! If you do not prefer group tuition, then I am more than happy to offer one-to-one or online tuition.

I no longer travel to clients` addresses because of my growing popularity and busy schedule. It is not unusual for clients to be travelling to me from far away. With advancements in technology, online tuition is a suitable option and in my opinion, is equally as effective as face to face tuition.

As an educational consultant, I am able to offer specialist advice on a range of educational matters such as admissions, entrance exams, work experience, exam techniques, resits, UCAS, personal statements, University/School selection etc.

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We have a total of 4 review(s) for Sawan.

Verghese (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Westminster School Entrance Examination 16+

Sawan provided tuition to my son in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. I found him to be knowledgeable and provided the right number of sessions to enable my son to pass the entrance examinations and move onto the interview stage. I thoroughly recommend Sawan as I found him to be dedicated and conversant with what was required.

Sandy (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son is going to start the lesson with Sawan this week. Everything is going smoothly. He is a lovely and kind tutor. My son is looking forward to have the lesson with him.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the lovely feedback.

Kris (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mr Shah is a very capable tutor and my son is very pleased with his style of teaching for AS chemistry and biology.

Ahmad (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I am currently being tutored for biology. Lessons with sawan are very informative and useful. As a result of Sawan`s tutoring, biology lessons have become a lot more understandable for me.