Rahul has over four years experience tutoring a wide range of subjects and levels with great success. He holds a First Class Honours degree in History from Durham, and an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History from the University of Cambridge. During this time he has successfully prepared students for 7+, 11+ and 13+ entrance exams at top London schools such as City of London and Bute House. He also works as a specialist subject tutor across a wide range of (I)GCSE, A Level, and IB exam boards. In particular, he has a wealth of experience offering Maths, English support up to GCSE level, French to IB/A level, as well as History up to undergraduate level.
Rahul believes that getting to know the young person behind the student is key to understanding how best to engage their interest in the material. From the outset, he creates a friendly atmosphere that emphasises the importance of dialogue to the teaching process. Students are encouraged to actively ask questions and not be afraid to make mistakes. This develops their confidence, as well as nurturing their intellectual curiosity and passion for the subject. Rather than lecturing them (and quickly losing their attention!), he tries as far as possible to guide their understanding from what they already know to more challenging material – encouraging them to share their own thoughts and ideas. He challenges them to explain what they think and why they think it, offering constructive feedback throughout this learning process. This Oxbridge-style tutorial format leads to deeper understanding of assessed material, as well as developing the crucial ability to think critically.
Beyond rote learning, the key to success (especially on private school assessment days!) is often confidence and academic maturity; and Rahul specialises in cultivating a sharp, creative and adaptable mindset in your child. Helping them become inquisitive and independent thinkers lays strong foundations for long term success not just in academia, but in life.