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 is a great teacher and is very supportive. She will encourage you to do your best and gentle nudge you in the right direction.
We had 2 children tutored by her who are very different and she adapted her style to suit each child and brought out the best in them. With a last minute decision for the children to seat 11+ and 13+ scholarship (for Harrow), Sobia’s teaching technique was effect as both children passed and got into schools of their choice.
Thanks Sobia we will be coming back with our 3rd child at the appropriate time."
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Parent of 13+ Maths, English and Science Harrow Entrance Student
"(My son) was tutored by Sobia over the past six months in preparation for the Scholarship exams in Harrow.
Before the classes, he had a more technical bias and focused his reading on documentaries and non-fictional literature. Sobia certainly encouraged my son to understand and analyse different types of poetry and prose. She taught him how to analyse any piece of literature in depth, giving enough details and paying attention to the specificity of language devices and techniques. (My son) practiced these skills by doing past papers and Sobia provided very helpful, very detailed and specific feedback that allowed to really zero on the areas of improvement. (My son) now has much more confidence to form a clear view on the meaning and hence can comment more effectively. He has become more enthusiastic about reading and now can provide very compelling interpretations."
Tuesday, 12th February 2019
Parent of online Harrow scholarship exam
"A very big thank you to Sobia for her talent in finding the weaker area of my daughter. Her patience had comforted my daughter and made her build her confidence. She is greatly skilful and a knowledgeable tutor."
Monday, 4th February 2019
Parent of online 13 Plus student
In this blog, Sobia takes an in depth look at the 13+ Harrow and Eton scholarship English, Maths and Science papers, and offer some useful tips to keep in mind.
Sobia March 2019
In this blog Sobia gives a run down of they key essentials in planning and beginning to write your Psychology IA, a crucial part of your overall Psychology IB grade.
Sobia July 2017
IB English Paper 2 is all about showing your understanding of literature within a context. In this blog, Sobia sets out the 6 key things you should focus on as you prepare for the exam and pave the way to top marks.
Sobia August 2016
Sobia is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
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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.