11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Science)
13 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Science)
Other School Entrance (14+ and 16+)
Biology (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level and IB MYP)
Chemistry (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
English (General, KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP, Advanced Placement and Undergraduate)
Maths (KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Physics (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Psychology (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP and Advanced Placement)
Science (KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE and IB MYP)
Sobia has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Sobia is a highly experienced tutor in English and the Sciences at all levels. She is also an experienced private school entrance tutor. She has been teaching and tutoring for fifteen years, and is skilled at preparing students for both Maths and English as well as Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Sobia has extensive tutoring experience across the age groups, and has tutored Chemistry, Maths and Physics to GCSE, Biology, English and Psychology to A level and IB, and Biomedical Science and English to degree level. Sobia has worked with huge numbers of students both face to face and online. Sobia has extensive experience of tutoring international students.
Sobia's speciality is rigorous preparation for demanding school entrance exams at 11+, 13+ and 16+ level and Common Entrance pre-tests, as well as exam preparation in the subjects listed above. She has a strong track record of success in preparing students for top independent schools such as Eton, St Pauls and Westminster. Sobia has also helped numerous Biology, Psychology and English students gain excellent GCSE, A level and IB results.
Sobia believes in thorough explanation, rigorous preparation and building confidence through good rapport. She has worked successfully with children who have ADHD and dyslexia, and she is interested in enhancing learning in a way that suits the individual child's learning style. She has also coached children and helped them with interview techniques for schools such as CLC, Benenden, Eton and Westminster.
Sobia holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Science, and degrees in Biomedical Sciences as well as English Literature. She is also a qualified professional hypnotherapist and coach for stress and anxiety. In her spare time Sobia is working on her first novel with the publisher Unbound, and enjoys books and travel.
Sobia qualified to teach Science in 2002, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Kingston University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Essex University||PhD English Literature||2012|
|Open University||MA English Literature||2006|
|King's College London||BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences||1995|
Sobia has extensively tutored IB Biology, Psychology and English/English Literature over the last four years.
"Sobia has provided four months of online tutoring to our daughter who is currently year 9, for the preparation of the entrance test and improvement in mathematics knowledge and skills. Sobia has been a flexible and supportive teacher whose teaching approach is pertinent to this year. Our daughter’s knowledge of entrance test and skills of Math subject has improved. We would be happy to recommend Sobia for similar assignment."
Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
Parent of online school entrance student
"The sessions have been going really well with Sobia thank you. She is covering off all the subjects with the girls and they are really enjoying it. "
Wednesday, 17th April 2019
Mother of online 11 and 13 plus students in Holland
"Sobia worked with our daughter for entrance exams to 3 competitive schools. The challenge was that we had very little time to prepare, only a few weeks in fact. Sobia engaged our daughter very positively, quickly struck up a good rapport and identified how best to motivate and engage our daughter. Sobia effectively reduced the stress of the short time frame and exams, both supporting and challenging her to take on new material across English, Maths ,VR and NVR. Sobia’s intervention was very focused and targeted. Our daughter was shortlisted for two of the three schools after the test.
Sobia is wonderfully focused on the child, and is quickly able to assess gaps and work positively to address these."
Monday, 15th April 2019
Mother of 13 Plus student
In this blog, Sobia gives you an idea of what to expect in 16+ Biology, Chemistry and Physics entrance exams. While knowledge recall is important, schools will be looking for candidates who illustrate strong analytical skills and a real understanding of key scientific concepts.
Sobia September 2019
In this blog Sobia discusses the steps to take in the event that you don't perform quite as well as you wanted to in your exams. Whilst the experience can be very disappointing, it is important to stay calm, reflect and seek advice.
Sobia June 2019
In this blog Sobia explains the new GCSE grading system and answers common questions around it.
Sobia May 2019
Sobia is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Disclaimer: Please note that the below information is indicative only. Schedules change regularly so please contact Owl Tutors to establish precise availability.
|Day||Before 12 PM||12 to 4 PM||From 4 PM|
Grey: Not available (This tutor does not provide tuition at this time)
Red: Booked (This tutor is fully booked at this time)
Orange: Partially booked (This tutor has limited availability)
Green: Free (this tutor is available to arrange tuition)
Sobia, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.