11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Science)
13 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Science)
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)
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)
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)
Sobia has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Sobia is a highly 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 worked with huge numbers of school entrance students both face to face and online international students.
Sobia's speciality is rigorous preparation for both 11+ and 13+ examinations and she has a strong track record of success in preparing students for top London schools such as City of London, City of London Girls' school, Latymer, King's College Wimbledon, Westminster and St Paul's. She has also successfully prepared students for school's such as Eton and Wycombe Abbey.
Sobia's science and humanities background means that she is able to prepare students equally well across all the entrance examination areas, Maths and English as well as VR and NVR. She has prepared students for Common Entrance pretests in these areas too. Sobia has also worked successfully with children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 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 Eton and Westminster.
Sobia holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Science, and degrees in Biomedical Sciences as well as English Literature.
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 three years.
"Sobia was really good at helping me understand the more challenging topics in the GCSE Biology course. She also provided a lot of email support if there was something in one of our sessions or a task that she had set me that I needed some extra help with. Sobia made me feel very comfortable in the sessions so that I could confidently ask and answer questions. "
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
Parent of student
"Sobia was a great IB English tutor. During the few months of tuition, we focus a lot on discussion and my ability to make and prove points. Her ability of listening and being able to understand my point of view is amazing. I had a really great time with her and hope every one can enjoy English as much as I did with her. "
Wednesday, 13th June 2018
IB English Student in Switzerland
"Sobia was very thorough, taking on board our concerns about our children’s weaker areas, and addressing them carefully during all the sessions. Thank you!"
Mother of Twin 11+ Students
"Sobia is an excellent tutor. From the moment we met her on Skype, she was warm and friendly and made us feel very comfortable. It was important to me that my daughter worked with someone she was comfortable with, and she was.
Sobia understood our goal and prepared Açelya accordingly within the short time frame we had. Working with Sobia had definitely improved Açelya's chances of achieving her aim.
Furthermore, Sobia always made sure she answered any questions or problems we had outside of tutorial times. This was much appreciated.
I would definitely recommend her to anyone."
Wednesday, 9th May 2018
Parent of student
"Sobia worked with my children aged 12, 10 and 8 years. She supported them in homework preparation as well as specific work on exam technique and covering exam material.
After much hard work they have been successful in gaining places at Eton College, Godolphin and Latymer School and Westminster Under School. I would recommend Sobia to anyone looking for support in both exam applications as well as supporting school work."
Mother in London
"Excellent focused sessions which allowed William to reach his goal for IB.
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018
Mother of IB student, Switzerland
"With Sobia my son has made a massive step forward with science and he really enjoys studying with her."
Thursday, 11th January 2018
Mother of IGCSE Biology student
"I would like to thank Sobia, whose help in June/July was critical for the good performance in the grammar exams.
Monday, 27th March 2017
Father of 11 Plus student
"Sobia has been fantastic. The relationship and synergy she develops with her student is evident from day one. Sobia is always in contact regarding lessons and tries her best to accommodate timing requests. I would highly recommend her."
Thursday, 18th August 2016
Parent of 11 Plus student in East London
"Sobia was absolutely fantastic. My daughter couldn't have been better prepared for her IB English, Biology and Psychology exams, thanks to Sobia. I would highly recommend her and can't praise her enough."
Wednesday, 3rd August 2016
Mother of IB student, London
"I saw Sobia for four sessions in preparation for my QTS Maths test, having recently failed the test. During the sessions we worked through the questions I had struggled with in my revision, and Sobia explained the solutions to me in ways that I could more easily understand. She also showed me some very useful shortcuts in method for the timed mental arithmetic, which meant that I was able to answer the questions in the given time. Over our sessions I grew in confidence, and Sobia was very supportive in honing my exam technique so that I wouldn't panic when faced with difficult questions in the timed section. I passed the test after my four sessions with Sobia, and I couldn't recommend her enough!"
Monday, 1st August 2016
QTS Maths student, London
"She was very helpful and I appreciated that she took notes prior to our sessions so that the sessions ran smoothly!"
Monday, 15th February 2016
Online IB Psychology student in Indonesia
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
Ever wondered how you can use your favourite box set to help with your IB English studies? Read on!
Sobia July, 2016
Picture this: It’s 3 a.m. in the morning and you’re in the nodding phase. Around you lie sheaves of papers stained with coffee rings and the words of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart are starting to blur into a meaning-less haze as you ponder on the irony of its title, while dribbling in a half-doze - before jerking upright, looking about wildly and slapping yourself awake once again…
Sobia July, 2016
Sobia is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online 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.