Over the past 7 years living in London, I have worked as a private tutor. It has been a sublime way to reconcile all the things that I’m good at and all that I have learned in life and use those things to make a living while helping others. It has helped me sustain myself while studying music full time, it has been my extra lifeline while being a full-time musician, and it has helped build a life in one of the most challenging and expensive cities in the world. Over the years I managed to master my teaching skills, and I was able to support countless students unlock their true potential, gain confidence, and ultimately become their best selves. Becoming somewhat a mentor to them meant that I was blessed to live through incredibly rewarding success stories from my students, some of which struggled with acute learning difficulties. Watching them grow in confidence and become happier while achieving their goals has made this the most meaningful journey thus far and I am very thankful for being able to add such value to people’s lives.
Back in 2019, I made the firm decision to stop relying on music for a living. I realised after finishing my music degree, being a full-time session musician for over two years and touring across Europe on several occasions, that even though music is my deepest passion, the idea of mixing music with money felt incredibly conflicting and unnatural. Hence, I decided to focus on my work as a tutor. I quickly increased the number of hours I was teaching and the number of students I was taking on. I started delivering 30 hours of lessons a week on average and doing a blend of online lessons and commuting to all unimaginable parts of London to teach face-to-face. I quickly started to gain recognition and great reviews from my clients and the agencies I worked with. I was being recommended by my clients regularly and my work was continuously being backed by the results achieved by my students. Everything started to fall into place in my life, and things were flowing with a much more natural cadence in general. I started to do well financially, got engaged, and even got the opportunity to work as a private tutor in Dubai. I was finally able to reach some stability, something I was so longing for throughout all my years of grinding and working hard day in and day out in London.
Towards the end of 2019, I slowly started to feel like I had reached a cap in my line of work. I had already exhausted the number of hours in the week I had available to teach and I felt like the only way to expand my work was to scale up my reach as a tutor and get to more students at a time. I wasn’t sure how to achieve that, but I knew it had to be through online tuition. I was determined to find a way.
One day in 2017 I was on my way back from a music lesson when I received a call from a new potential client who wanted me to deliver a guitar lesson for his son. I didn’t know it then, but this call would end up being a pivotal moment in my life. Fast forward to December of 2019, one night after delivering a guitar lesson for this student, I decided to stay a bit longer to have a chat with his father. Given his vast experience and successful career as a businessman, I told him about my goals of expanding and scaling up my reach as an online tutor. He told me the story of the Rockstar tutors of Hong Kong who had built immense audiences and were delivering lessons to hundreds of students at a time. The conversation rapidly turned into a swirling brainstorming session. We quickly realised that there weren’t any easily accessible platforms that were specifically designed to help tutors scale up their reach all while providing them all the tools they need to deliver online lessons. There and then we started a company, and we were determined to develop such a platform. We called the platform LessonWise.
We have developed a slick and interactive online platform designed to seamlessly connect tutors and students and provide them with the built-in functionalities and features they need to arrange and deliver live online lessons. We do this by offering an all-in-one environment that users can access for free, where they can interact with each other, advertise themselves, share resources, register courses, and deliver them in a highly interactive built-in online classroom. We want students to better themselves by easily accessing the knowledge they need, taught by top tutors around the world; and we want to empower tutors by helping them scale up while providing them all the tools they need to sustain their growth.
LessonWise is a slick and interactive online platform designed to seamlessly connect tutors and students and provide them with the built-in functionalities and features they need to arrange and deliver live online lessons and courses. We do this by offering an all-in-one environment that users can leverage and access for free. An environment where they can interact with each other, advertise themselves, share resources, develop skills, register courses and deliver them in a highly interactive built-in online classroom. We want students to better themselves by easily accessing the knowledge they need, taught by top tutors around the world; and we want to empower tutors by helping them scale up while providing them all the tools they need to sustain their growth.
Nov 2014 - Present |United Kingdom
I am a mechanical engineer with extensive experience (3000+ hours of tuition) as a tutor since 2014. My tutoring experience has ranged all the way from last-minute one-off exam preparation sessions to several months' tuition agreements on a vast variety of subjects. In 2019 I completed a six-month private tuition contract overseas where I worked as a private A level Maths and Physics tutor for a family, preparing their son for his A levels this year. I worked for this family since January 2019, carrying out tutoring sessions every day including weekends, working on past papers, revising the syllabus in-depth, working with different literature
I have helped prepare students for IB Maths SL exams both online and face-to-face and I have helped prepare a student for his MAT exam. Moreover, I have successfully prepared various of my students for their Maths IGCSE/GCSEs (both higher and foundation tiers) and I have predominantly worked with exam board Edexcel; however, I have also worked with AQA and Cambridge boards among others.
Moreover, I have successfully prepared various of my students for their 13+ and 11+ common entrance exams including St. Pauls, Sevenoaks and Godolphin & Latymer and I have just solidified a tuition agreement with a family based in the UK to tutor and support both their children for the whole of the next academic year, as they start 13+ level education at Eaton Square Upper School.
Furthermore, I have consistently worked as an online tutor as well over the past three years. Providing tuition in A-level Maths and Physics, A-Level statistics and Mechanics, IB Maths SL, GCSE Physics and Maths and more. Moreover, some of my online tutoring experiences include preparing an engineering student for his Fluid and Solid Mechanics module exam this summer, providing online A level Maths tuition for a student who was aiming to get a confidence boost over the Easter break aiming to achieve a better preparation for the A level exams this year.
During my tutoring sessions, I focus on solving past papers, revising the syllabus in-depth, working with different literature and books and developing stronger exam sitting techniques. Through a patient, versatile and kind yet firm approach, I help my students develop their true potential, build their overall confidence and achieve their goals.
This is the list of subjects I have managed to specialize in:
11+ Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
13+ Maths & Science: ISEB and public school entrance exams
(I)GCSE Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC.
(I)GCSE Physics: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC
A-level Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC
A-level Physics: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and Pre-U
A-level Maths Further Maths: Edexcel, OCR
-Mechanical Engineering topics: Fluid Mechanics, Solid Mechanics
Created 3D design of drilling system and machine elements. Completed detailed 2D drawings of individual machine elements as well as whole drilling systems. Oversaw specific design projects by collaborating with project management departments. Provided assistance and technical support to clients, as well as production and assembly departments.
• Completed design of five figure projects of worth €20K to 50K, met and exceeded customer requirements, and accomplished set targets.
• Achieved high internal corporate and customer satisfaction by providing best services.
Hi it’s been a while I just thought I would let you know I did very well I’m very happy and I got a 7 IN MATHS Which I am over the moon about I just wanted to say thank you so much you are the best tutor and I definitely would never be able to have gotten that if you hadn’t have been so great! Once agin Thank you!
I took Stella on as a GCSE Maths student in September 2019. She was dyslexic and up until the tuition started she had struggled prominently to cope with the workload from school and wasn't able to complete any Maths exams she would sit at school.
She would constantly speak quite negatively of herself and her Maths skills, and she had completely given up on any hopes of improving or getting slightly better at it. She was predicted a 4.
The first step for me was to drastically reframe her image of herself and her negative self-talk. I started reinforcing the idea that taking a bit more time to figure out Maths questions didn't mean she was unable to do it. Not remembering any aspect of the syllabus didn't mean you are 'dumb', it probably meant you hadn't been taught the syllabus with enough care or you hadn't spent sufficient time revising. Similarly, needing to read a question several times to understand it did not mean she didn't know the syllabus; and rather than it being a negative aspect it could be a positive advantage as it meant she would not miss any details and she would end up understanding the question much better.
Through a patient, kind yer firm approach, we covered the entire GCSE syllabus topic by topic over 6 months. By constantly reminding her that it was indeed possible to improve at Maths (even if she was convinced she wasn't capable), and by continuously helping her believe in herself, Stella reached a level of motivation she had never experienced before. Further, I made sure to establish a rigorous, extensive and regular revision regime so that she could effectively internalise the syllabus.
Stella scored a 7 in her Maths GCSEs