Rahul (7 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus, Other School Entrance & History)

Rahul

7 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus, Other School Entrance and History

School entrance experience

Rahul has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:

Rahul has designed and delivered bespoke tuition programmes (online) encompassing all elements of the entrance process for the following schools at 7+, 11+ and 13+ level:

- Dulwich College (8 students gained entry)
- City of London (3 students gained entry)
- Alleyn's (2 students gained entry)
- JAGS (1 student gained entry)
- Bute House (1 student gained entry)
- St Dunstan's College (1 student gained entry)

His broad-ranging expertise and meticulous approach make him well-placed to design and deliver tuition programmes for successful entry into the school of your choice.

Rahul's biography:

Rahul is an MPhil graduate from the University of Cambridge, and qualified as an 'Outstanding Teacher' from the prestigious TeachFirst programme. In over 7 years as an Entrance Exam specialist and History tutor, Rahul has successfully prepared students for all elements of the 7+, 11+ and 13+ entrance processes at top London schools including Dulwich College, Alleyn's, City of London, JAGS, and Bute House. He offers History at Common Entrance, (I)GCSE, A Level, IB and Undergraduate level, with a particular emphasis on structure, clarity, and coherence of argument.

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. In 2021, Rahul graduated with Distinction from his Postgraduate Diploma in Education. His approach to planning and delivering bespoke tuition programs is therefore informed by the latest research on pedagogical best practice, as well as his wealth of experience.

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 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.

Rahul's qualifications:

Rahul qualified to teach History in 2021, and holds a PGDE (TeachFirst) from Sheffield Hallam University.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
Sheffield Hallam UniversityPostgraduate Diploma in Education2021
University of CambridgeMPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History2018
Durham UniversityBA in History2017

Rahul's International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

Rahul has around 20 hours experience tutoring IB History SL, and a further 10 hours teaching IB History HL, predominantly focused on the internal assessment.

References:

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Rahul was staying with us for 2 weeks in our home. He was a very pleasant member of the household and an interesting person to talk to. He was very creative and patient to make his tutee work - which at the age of 15 sometimes is a challenge - and was very knowledgeable about the exam strategy and the best way to approach the learning and to achieve best possible results. Between the mock exam results and the GCSE results was a difference of 1 - 3 points upwards depending on the subject. We are very grateful dedicated good work which Rahul provided! And on top he is an excellent tennisplayer!

Thursday, 7th October 2021

Rahul was excellent. He kept our son engaged and he loved the lessons. The result was a great grade.

Thursday, 7th October 2021

Rahul is available for online tuition

Rahul is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.