Karim L - tutor

Karim L
Tutor in West Hampstead, North West London

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£125.00 / hour

Success-oriented tutor, 15+ years experience with all ages

I have over 15 years of experience, from Key Stage 2 up to postgraduate level. I am also a Mensa member (requires an IQ in the top 2% of the population) and a keen learner. I graduated in 2007, aged 19, with a Master of Science degree from King's College London. I completed my first A Level aged 13 and my first GCSEs aged 11.

I enjoy making a positive difference to others, supporting both students and professionals to meet (and often exceed) their educational and career development goals. I also work with students who have special educational needs and find this especially rewarding.

I volunteer extensively, often speak to large audiences, have had the privilege of serving as a police officer, possess international business experience and have also been an A Level examiner for the Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) examination board.

I'm known for being patient, kind, supportive, enthusiastic and professional. I have very positive relationships with all of my students; older students will often call just before exams to calm nerves, send me messages afterwards and when results come out to let me know how happy they are, and feel comfortable approaching me for guidance even outside of our formal tutoring hours. For younger students, parents will often do the same.

My tutoring style is genuinely personal; my approach varies considerably, based on the subject matter and each learner's preferred learning styles.

I understand that we all have different strengths. I have also experienced how the right kind of support can make so much difference in empowering us to push out our boundaries, deliver our best and achieve success -- even beyond our own expectations.

I would welcome the opportunity to be a part of that journey with you, or with your upper-primary / secondary-aged children. I look forward to hearing from you!

*** Subjects Offered ***

I offer tutoring for improved performance in selection tests, including aptitude / cognitive skills testing, whether for school or employment selection purposes. This includes a wide range of verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and integrated reasoning tests, including those featured in assessments such as the 11 Plus, BMAT, GMAT, GRE, UKCAT and Oxbridge TSA.

I also offer tutoring at up to postgraduate level in Computer Science and ICT related subjects, up to A Level in Maths, Psychology and Critical Thinking, up to GCSE in the Sciences and in English Language (including TOEFL / IELTS / Cambridge English and other specialised tests), and in most subjects at upper primary / lower secondary level.

In addition, I provide tutoring in computer applications and skills, ranging from beginner to advanced level.

I have proven expertise in a range of applications, including Microsoft Windows (including Networking and Servers), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat, Audition, After Effects), Programming and Web Development (.NET, HTML, CSS, ASP, JavaScript, XML) and more.

I very much enjoy acting as an education or career mentor and am happy to review business plans and ideas, discuss educational and employment choices, career goals and progression, etc.

*** Special Rates ***

2+ hour lessons: negotiable, depending on timing and distance
Online tutoring: £75 per hour, depending on timing and total hours

*** Office-based tutoring ***

In addition to your home or a public location (e.g. library), tutoring and mentoring services can also be provided at our office locations in Mayfair / Green Park, Liverpool Street, Bank and Canary Wharf, between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm. Please contact me for more information.

*** Supported self-study (office locations only) ***

Self-study includes up to 15 minutes of one-to-one support within each hour.

One-hour self-study: £60
Additional hours: £40 / hour

Ideal for students looking for a positive self-study environment in a Central London location (unlimited tea and coffee included!).

Students work independently, with the flexibility to ask for support when it will have the greatest impact -- such as upon encountering specific problems or questions, or in order to receive timely input in the midst of writing up projects or assignments. Practice exams can also be administered, with marking and feedback provided at the end.

*** Current Availability ***

Please note, my calendar on Tutorfair is not always up to date and I may have additional availability. Please feel free to get in touch and to mention any day / time preferences you have for lessons.
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Reviews and References

There are 13 reviews or references for Karim.

Written by Chloe S

From failure to success.

I started sessions with Karim when I needed some help to pass my GCSE maths and science exams. I had no confidence and other teachers had given up on me. Karim took time to understand me and what I needed. We timetabled my revision and set objectives together for each session. He was always well prepared and easy to follow and genuinely cared that I should do well. No question was "too stupid" to be asked and I quickly started to feel more confident. After just a few weeks, I had my exams - and I passed! I'm really happy with what we achieved and would highly recommend Karim to anyone looking to improve their grades.
I passed my exams with better grades than I ever thought possible!
Written by Kunal S

Highly recommended tutor

In my final year, I thought I was going to fail my cryptography and quantitative methods. I was struggling to complete my project and also trying to revise. I began worrying I wouldn't graduate and started to look for help when I found Karim, and what a big difference!!! Karim made difficult material easy to follow and motivated me to work harder. He made the impossible seem possible again and I was really happy with our lessons.
Computer Science
I ended up with some of the highest marks throughout my degree on what we did together
Written by Anna P

Karim is a fantastic Tutoir. My son Kacper is very happy with his help. It is only couple of weeks but I can see a huge different in Kacper's schools note. Thank you Karim.
11 Plus
Written by Luna B

Karim is very helpful and experienced in teacjing ACT. He has a calm and confident way to reach which in return has meant my son enjoys the lessons and learns from them too
Written by Sarah M

Excellent Tutor

Karim is an excellent tutor. He came to my office to deliver training to myself and a colleague. He is punctual, polite and patient. His knowledge of Excel is amazing and he is able to make the course relevant for your own personal needs. Thoroughly recommend!
Microsoft Excel
Excellent training - thank you!
Written by Anna P

Best tutor ever!) Thx u
11 Plus
Written by Rachel S

Fantastic Tutor

After a last minute decision to enter my son for an 11+ exam I realised my tutoring was not enough even though I am a teachet had thoroughly researched the papers and books to help. Karim helped not only with an intensive one to one session but also assessed my son's learning via a learning platform leading up to the session giving valuable help and feedback. He gave my son the blast of confidence he needed leading up to the exam. He is calm, professional and makes learning fun. Every minute of the session was used productively. We will definitely be using Karim again and thoroughly recommend him.
11 Plus
Exam results not issued at time of writing
Written by Buraq A

English Language
Written by Elena B

Best Tutor!

What a pleasure it was to work with Karim! He tutored my son through Skype and even traveled abroad to help him prepare for
Harrow test. His manner of teaching is very calm and friendly. He made all the lessons interesting and fun. My son considers Karim one of his best friends. We were very lucky to come across such a wonderful teacher and will definitely work with Karim in the future and recommend him to all our friends.
Harrow Admissions
results of exams are not known yet
Written by Tarek A

An Excellent Tutor

Karim is a very experienced and knowledgeable. He keeps his lesson effective, engaging and fun. I will definitely recommend him as a tutor.!
Written by Mehreen M

Committed tutor

We are an overseas family looking to send our son to boarding school in the U.K. We were in London over the summer and engaged Karim’s services to tutor our son for the 11+ pre-tests. He is a dedicated and caring tutor who tries to understand how to best engage his student. He very quickly identified the areas of weakness and worked to bring my son up to par. There has been a definite improvement in my son’s Math and English capabilities. I would definitely recommend him as a tutor.
11 Plus
Outcome pending
Written by Nimisha R

Excellent tutor - just when you need one

Karim = excellent tutor . Exactly knows the level of child and what’s required to bring the best in child . I would really like to thank you for all your efforts in regards to my daughter’s preparation for 11 plus and some super selective schools . All the advice given for buying the books and structuring the whole process is extremely valuable . I have always found our telephonic consultation really helpful . ! 5 stars
11 Plus
My daughter has cleared the 11 plus exams for lent and bucks with really good scores .
Written by Buraq A

Possibly the best tutor you can find here

Karim has been so patient, encouraging and understating to my linguistic needs. He has many skills and teaching technics that will keep you interested and investing in the lessons. I have recommended him to my brother and he is now a loyal student of Karim.

I do highly recommend Karim as an English teacher, and without having actually taken other classes with him bar English, I'm sure he is as great in other subjects.
English Language
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Education and Qualifications

Karim's education and qualifications are listed below.


King's College London
Computing, IT Law & Management


Prizes and Scholarships

British Computer Society - Professional Graduate Diploma
Top Candidate Worldwide and Valedictorian

Member of British Mensa
(IQ in the ~98th percentile / top 2% of the population)

Other Qualifications

CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer)
MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer)
MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator)
MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator)
MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional)
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster - Master Designer)
CompTIA Certified - A+, Network+, Server+
ECDL (European Computer Driving License)
City & Guilds - Electronics Servicing Level III
Certified Technical Trainer (Exam TK0-001)


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