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 (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 Sciences as well as private school entrance exams. She has been teaching and tutoring for fifteen plus years, and is very skilled at preparing students for Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning at 11+ and 13+. She also prepares students for 16+ exams in analytical reasoning, critical thinking and general papers as well as English and Sciences.
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. She has extensive experience of working with international students and understanding the unique challenges they face, as well as their academic needs.
Sobia's speciality is rigorous preparation for demanding school entrance exams and interviews at 11+, 13+ and 16+ level. She prepares students for Common Entrance pre-tests and exams as well as scholarship level exams. Sobia has a strong track record of success in preparing students for top independent schools such as Eton, St Pauls, Wycombe Abbey, Westminster and Brighton College amongst others. She has also coached children and helped them with interview techniques for schools such as CLC, Benenden, Wycombe Abbey, Eton and Westminster.
Sobia has helped numerous Biology, Psychology and English students gain excellent GCSE, A level and IB results, and has a solid background of success in helping students improve their grades at these levels. Originally a medical student at Kings before pursuing the arts, Sobia has helped students through the entrance procedures for medical school and other demanding courses, including personal statements and interview technique.
Sobia believes in thorough explanation, rigorous preparation and building confidence through good rapport. She has worked successfully with students who have ADHD and dyslexia, and she enjoys the challenge of enhancing learning in a way that suits the individual's learning style.
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 as well as goal achievement. 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 began working with our daughter approximately 1 month before she was due to take 13+ Entrance Exams at various Independant Schools in the UK. Living overseas, we experienced online tutoring for the first time and although we were somewhat apprehensive at first as to whether this would work for our daughter, Sobia quickly banished those fears and as the weeks passed by we could see our daughter's confidence in her ability to do well in the Exams growing and growing.
Net result our daughter was accepted at 3 highly rated Independent Schools and waitlisted at a fourth. This included the award of a Discretionary Academic Scholarship that we hadn't even applied for!!!
We can't thank Sobia enough for helping our daughter through this very demanding and stressful time. She is a wonderful, dedicated, caring teacher and she has been a massive part of our daughter's success.
We would highly recommend her to prospective parents and students"
Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Kevin, father of online 13 Plus student
"I initially contacted Owl Turtors in a panic as my daughter was due to take the 13+ common entrance exam in 7 weeks and was feeling unprepared and was lacking in confidence. Owl put us in touch with Sobia for online tutoring sessions. As my daughter had never participated in online tutoring she was a little apprehensive about how this would work however she needn’t have worried because within 15 minutes of meeting Sobia she felt totally at ease with her. Sobia quickly identified my daughters strengths and also the areas that she needed to work on. She taught her some excellent exam techniques and also built up her confidence. The quality of tutoring that Sobia delivers is of such a high standard and it was a pleasure to observe how she would guide the child to discover the answer themselves instead of just providing them with the answer. Sobia is very personable, patient and friendly and although she is a master in her field she tutors with such a calm, kind and fun manner my daughter really did not want the sessions to end. I felt that every minute of the session was spent learning; there was never any time wasted and if I ever needed to talk to Sobia she would ensure this was done before the session started or after it had ended.
My daughter went on to pass both of her exams and has so far received 1 offer and we have our fingers crossed for the 2nd.
I would not hesitate to utilise Sobia again in future."
Tuesday, 18th February 2020
Parent of online 13 Plus student
"Sobia was a great tutor and our daughter really enjoyed her lessons with her."
Friday, 10th January 2020
Father of online 13 plus student
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 March 2020
In this blog, Sobia takes an in-depth look at the 13+ Harrow and Eton scholarship papers in English, Maths and Science, and offers some useful tips to keep in mind.
Sobia February 2020
In this blog, Sobia - an experienced school entrance tutor - explains the Eton College admissions procedure for 13+ candidates, and provides a clear step-by-step guide of what to expect at the different stages.
Sobia January 2020
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.