Private Tutor for 11+ and Mathematics
Hi! I’m Karim.
When I started my tutoring journey 15 years ago, like most parents I had a full time job, but I was keen to maximise the academic potential of my children and get them into good schools.
My First Clients:
My teaching guinea pigs were my own two children, Amir and Sara. As they started making noticeable improvements in their performance the word got out around parents' circles that I was a patient and competent tutor whose kids were benefiting and doing well.
Amir passed the 11+ entrance exam for Watford Grammar Boys and similarly Sara passed the 11+ entrance exam for Henrietta Barnett School. I guess it was a natural progression that other friends and parents asked me if I could do the same for their children. First, on an informal basis and then, over time, on a much more regular and formal basis.
The Wider Determinants of Exam Success:
I quickly realised that while talent and focus were undoubtedly important to a child’s progress, there were many other contributory factors to a student’s success in taking and passing exams. These are what I call the wider determinants of success and they form the basis of my teaching methodology.
That was several years ago. I have since given up my role as a Business Analyst in the city. I now focus solely on maximising the academic potential of young people.
Some students come to me driven to pass entrance exams and others to receive a boost in confidence to help them enjoy the learning process and perform better in school. Whatever the required goals, I am able to set objectives to achieve targeted outcomes.