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Dr Zahir (Tutor in Birmingham)

Dr Zahir
Dr Zahir
Birmingham, West Midlands
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Member Since: 21/07/2012
Last Login: 4 days ago
Response Rate: 90%
Expected Response: < 13 hours

My Qualifications

The University of Birmingham
Applied Mathematics
Pass  (2010)
University of Cambridge
1st  (2005)
University of Cambridge
1st  (2004)

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How references rated Dr Zahir

Rates summary: 37.50 to 50.00 per hour

Information about Dr Zahir

Is your tutor professional? Fully qualified to PhD level? Results-driven?

Opt for the highest quality private tuition in Maths, Sciences, English and Computing/IT.

Progress is based on developing material covered in School/College/University, maintaining vital parent feedback and focusing on three key attributes:

Accuracy. First we ensure a comprehensive understanding of existing course concepts.
Confidence. Secondly we enable mastery of new material.
Efficiency. Finally we hone exam technique and speed in completing question papers.

Tuition is offered as one-to-one lessons, small-to-large group sessions or online via Skype, depending on the student`s requirements. Home visits are available.

If you are keen to achieve the upper limits of your academic potential look no further.

Availability: Evenings and weekends.

Willing to travel: 8 miles

Experience: Over 15 years of private tuition at all levels ranging from KS2 up to degree level with 100% of previous students progressing to university and over half applying to Oxbridge.

Currently a University Senior Lecturer with proven excellence in teaching both in small-to-large groups and one-to-one supervisions.

CV/UCAS application workshops also offered with particular focus on Oxbridge for talented students.

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Feedback For Dr Zahir (7)

We have a total of 9 review(s) for Dr Zahir.

Miriam (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Tutor Rating 4.5. teaches well and clearly. Easy to follow. I`m making good progress.

Joyee (Miss)

5/5 Rating

after a month tutoring, I can see my daughter already improves quite a lot on her writing.

Hannah (Ms)

1/5 Rating

One of the worst teachers I ever have. I simply wasted my money and time not only for finding a tutor but also for the lesson fees. He never prepares the lesson and keeps repeating the same thing in the lesson. Of course, his defence was different though. He blamed us we wanted a sharp improvement and asked me to wait. Well, if I wanted a sharp improvement, then I would never stop the lessons in the middle of my daughter`s mock exams but wait. He is not even worth to keep until the exam finished. All his long excuses were not convincing.

It becomes make me questioning of his academic qualifications and I was advised by the Tutor hunt that it was not been verified as it`s optional. A teacher chooses to provide his academic qualifications. In his case, no. So, no way to check about it for me. Overall, it`s your choice, but definitely not for me.

Tutors Response :

This review appears to be from the parent of a student, with whom I had only 3 lessons, all of which progressed fine and the student was making steady and real progress.
However, unfortunately this parent was ignorant of her child’s progress, failing to understand her improvement and complained about numerous issues, including lessons costs and timings (all of which are posted online), demanding instant results and actually expecting additional time to be spent uncharged. To say this parent is deluded about how tutoring can benefit her child’s education is a gross understatement. I found the parent to be incredibly pushy, both towards myself and towards her own child and this detracted from further progress being made outside of lessons, as there was a clear and negative environment around the student, with immensely unrealistic expectations of the student’s achievement. The student was currently at grade D/E, so time was required for her to move to grade A/B - this will not happen in 3 lessons!
As a successful tutor for over 15 years, who has guided students to A/A* in this subject (starting from grade E) I clearly explained this process takes time to build the student’s confidence and accuracy, but unfortunately the parent was oblivious and displayed a shocking level of disregard and insensitivity for her child’s current level and the clear learning curve required.
In conclusion, an unbelievably poor parent and a shame to see that such unrealistic expectations are still being pushed onto overloaded students in the 21st century! 0/5

Dominique (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Dr Zahir is a really attentive and supportive tutor who’s great at explaining and breaking down hard concepts, and I’d highly recommend him as a maths and sciences tutor.

Nighat (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Zahir is an excellent tutor !

Nirbinder (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very good Tutor, Zahir has helped my son very well.

Jose (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent teaching

Gav (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Good tutor with an excellent and supportive teaching style.

Hamaad (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Good tutor with effective guidance.

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