Dmitri O - tutor  

Dmitri O
Tutor in Hammersmith, West London

£60.00 per hour

5.0
(5 reviews)
(5 reviews)
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About Dmitri

Qualified Teacher and Institute of Physics Scholar

I am a qualified science and maths teacher with a Physics and Music degree from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music. As a full-time professional tutor, I have experience teaching ages 7-18 across a wide range of subjects and exam boards including 11+/13+ entrance exam preparation for prestigious schools such as St Paul’s; home schooling for GCSE and A-Level maths and science; and interview preparation for Oxbridge and top Russell Group Universities.

As a joint Physics and Music scholarship graduate from Imperial College London and the Royal College of Music, creativity and a thirst for a deeper understanding of the world are attributes I would like to inspire through my teaching. In order to achieve this, I strive as a tutor to create an environment which is both fun and productive by connecting subject matter with my students’ interests, playing games and setting challenges.

Since becoming a full-time tutor, I have gained experience across a diverse portfolio of clients with varying abilities and economic backgrounds, ranging from 11+ entrance exam preparation for prestigious schools such as St Paul’s Girls’ School through to A level Maths and Science subjects. In addition, teaching students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD, has made me familiar with how to approach special educational needs.

I am passionate about teaching and this manifests itself in the desire to engage in scientific discussions and impart my knowledge and curiosity. Specialising in Science, Maths and Music, my aptitude for teaching lies in the ability to help students break down complex problems and create suitable analogies in order to make concepts more intuitive. I believe the key to long-term memory retention and understanding lies in encouraging the learner to work out a problem for themselves from fundamental principles and engaging them through targeted questions in order to discover the solution rather than using a spoon-feeding approach. This creates a strong foundation from which one might tackle more complicated or previously unseen problems.

My aspiration to challenge the brightest minds and at the other end of the spectrum, turn traditionally low achievers into successful students, highlights my ambitious nature. Building a close relationship with my pupils is very important, as learning is not just about performing well in exams, but rather, it is about having fun and becoming inspired. I would like to be seen as a mentor. From my perspective, the best measure of success is when my students are genuinely excited about the subject matter and eager to bring their own ideas to the table; at the end of the day only then will I know my work is done.
Hourly rate: £60.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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5.0
(5 reviews)
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Written by Sylvia L
Dmitri has been a tutor for my son and daughter for over two years now. Both of them are excelling. My daughter passed all her exams at St. Edmund's college and is now applying to get into university for Pharmacy or pharmacology. My son is joining North bridge school for year 9 and he is continuing to excel.
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
They both passed with flying colours

Re: reference for Dmitri O

Written by Sylvia L
Dmitri has been a tutor for my son and daughter for over two years now. Both of them are excelling. My daughter passed all her exams at St. Edmund's college and is now applying to get into university for Pharmacy or pharmacology. My son is joining North bridge school for year 9 and he is continuing to excel.
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
They both passed with flying colours

High recommended

Written by Tamsin M
Having failed quite miserably in 11+ exams we hired Dmitri to help unravel maths and science for 13+ exams. The most impressive thing was actually to see our son’s confidence grow once he started to understand both subjects. As he is fairly quiet in a classroom environment it was hugely beneficial having a one to one tutor where he couldn’t hide and had to tackle the work.
Dmitri is passionate about science and it is quite an achievement to see boys suddenly get excited about subjects they had no interest in.
Subject:
Common Entrance Admissions
Outcome:
Ultimately it is all based on results. Our son passed entrance exams to both schools and gained A & B’s for his CE exam.

Written by John P
Subject:
Physics (GCSE)

Written by Germana B
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
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Education and Qualifications

University

Imperial College London
BSc Physics with Music
2:1
Royal College of Music
Music
1st

School

Robert Gordon's College
A Levels
  • Maths
    A*
  • Chemistry
    A*
  • Physics
    A*
  • Music
    A*
Robert Gordon's College
AS Levels
  • English
    A*
  • Spanish
    A*
  • Chemistry
    A*
  • Maths
    A*
  • Music
    A*
  • Physics
    A*
Robert Gordon's College
GCSEs
  • Art
    A*
  • Chemistry
    A*
  • English
    A*
  • French
    A*
  • History
    A*
  • Maths
    A*
  • Music
    A*
  • Physics
    A*
  • Spanish
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

Institute of Physics Teaching Scholarship

University Scholarships: Imperial College London Undergraduate Scholarship, the Robert Nicol Trust, Dr John Calder Trust, Cross Trust, Sidney Perry Foundation, the McGlashan Charitable Trust and the Worshipful Company of Leathersellers.

Music Awards: The EMI Sound Foundation, Awards for Young Musicians, the Musicians Benevolent Fund, the Walter Bergmann Fund, Young Scot, the North East of Scotland Music School and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Academy.

Secondary School Awards: Scholarship to study at Robert Gordon’s College, Lockhart Prize for Excellence in Academic Performance and school prefect in final year. School academic prizes for top marks in Mathematics, Physics, Analytical Chemistry, French, Music and Composition.

Other Qualifications

Qualified Science and Maths Teacher. Enhanced DBS Certificate.

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