Lathi O - tutor  

Lathi O
Tutor in Maida Vale, West London

£200.00 per hour

5.0
(22 reviews)
(22 reviews)
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About Lathi

Passionate educator who gets excellent results from students

My current rate is an introductory rate and is subject to change after the initial consultation.

I became completely fascinated with learning when I was fifteen and at music summer school, and our guest conductor said and I quote “You never learn an instrument, you learn about yourself in order to learn to master an instrument.” Applying this to other academic education I soon realised the better an individual knows their brain and how it works the more that they can achieve. As such I am an enthusiastic, creative and proactive educator, who believes that any student can learn anything, as long as they have the desire to do so and the right help. “Knowledge is power” and it should be used to accomplish a great deal in furthering ones education. I love tutoring, and it gives me great joy to see my student exceed their expectations.

No two students are identical and as such a great deal of care needs to be taken to find out each individuals specific style, needs and objectives. I tailor my tuition for each client differently, looking at the ultimate goal (their career/profession). I then break it down into manageable steps, and walk the client through each step until they are confident enough to take the steps themselves. I commit to my student and empower them to achieve their overall goal. I make learning fun so that the student never forgets what they have learnt and I make it as personal and relevant as possible.
Hourly rate: £200.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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5.0
(22 reviews)
(22 reviews)

A life saver and results focused.

Written by Mariame C
Lathi was in my employ from June 2013 to March 2013. She tutored my son Hakim, for ten common entrance exams for independent school; seven schools in London and three outside London. Lathi did really fantastic job with Hakim and pushed him to achieve high marks with Mathematics, English and Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

She was very conscientious and kept in touch after tuition had stopped, to find out the results of the exams. Hakim has taken up a place at The Oratory Reading with a full scholarship which he received on merit. This would not have been possible without Lathi’s help and persistence and am extremely grateful to her.

Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
Full Scholarship to top Private School

Good Maths Tutor

Written by Adelina P
To: The Tutorfair

Lathi has been the tutor for my 16 year old son for the past 2 years, in the first year of tutoring she took him from a grade C in mathematics to a grade A in maths GCSE, in no less than five months.
She is highly specialized at Mathematics and the Sciences, as she has a one-to-one tutoring regime with her student, allowing my son to gain good grades at GCSE Science and as I have said so above GCSE Maths. She gave my family the opportunity to breath.
When we first met her, she laid out to us her rigorous method of tutoring and explained that to achieve good grades she would need to assess my son, so that she could then make decisions and use her secure knowledge to help my son. This was done through paying attention to his individual needs.
She went above and beyond by teaching my son exam techniques and ways in which he can better use his time in exams building up his confidence and allowing him to achieve overall success.
We highly recommend her because we know that not many teachers/tutors of this caliber exist, she is a magnificent, hard working person.
Yours Sincerely
Mrs A.Pereira
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Grade C to Grade A

Best Maths & Science Teacher

Written by Alexandra Z
It is rare in life that one gets to encounter a Teacher like Lathi making it a privilege to be tutored by Lathi. They say you can't teach anything, only make people think. This is the Lathi difference.

Lathi goes the extra mile, she analyses the current state, gives a clear vision of the future state and organises a focused plan with clear milestones and achievements to build knowledge and address gaps. However, she manages to do all of this because she inspires, she learns the person to make the brain think, tailoring every class with the focus on that achievement.

As a great teacher and like any Olympic level coach will say you need to address the psychology to get results. With Lathi one is getting a teacher, a psychologist, a mentor and a role model all in one go. Lathi addresses any barriers that are preventing someone from giving their best and unlocks potential through a holistic approach.

We gave her our daughter and she gave us back a scholar, inspiring her along the way and ensuring she was well prepared to get to the goal. Not only did our daughter get a confirmed place at Cheltenham Ladies College (when many said it to be impossible) and Downe House she was also invited for two Academic scholarships. If you are into results these are guaranteed and she will be upfront about what is possible. However, what we actually achieved was much more than results. It was a change in attitude, a learning method that stays for life and an inspirational role model that I am sure our daughter will forever be fond of in years to come.



Subject:
Common Entrance Admissions
Outcome:
Two unconditional offers: one to Cheltenham Ladies College and one to Downe House (including invitations to sit for Academic Scholarship at both schools)

Lathi is an exceptional science tutor

Written by Tim M
Lathi coached my son Charlie in the run up to his IGCSE’s, predominantly in Chemistry and also to a lesser extent in Physics and Biology.
We only met Lathi in the Easter holidays so it was a very 11th hour intervention and Charlie’s confidence was at a very low ebb. Lathi has great natural presence and her calm, firm and re-assuring approach immediately had an impact on Charlie in terms of what was possible and encouraged a strong work ethic in him. He had considerable, fundamental technical gaps that Lathi quickly identified and proceeded to address from the bottom up so that he began to believe that he could do Chemistry after all.
Charlie and Lathi worked very well together and she certainly encouraged the best out of him at a time when he was ready to give up. They worked one-on –one for probably only twenty hours in total spread over a month but the impact was dramatic.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
I am delighted to report that Charlie achieved AA in the dual award IGCSE. I am sure that if we had met Lathi earlier he could have got similar results in the three separate sciences.

Amazing Tutor

Written by Laura M
I sat AS Maths a year early, and achieved an A grade, and I would attribute all of this to Lathi. She made the jump from GCSE to A Level as smooth as possible, even through the process of applying to Sixth Form and sitting 8 other GCSE subjects. She expects a lot from you as her student, but gives just as much in return. She goes through topics (including potential problem areas) meticulously during sessions, and sets a great deal of work after, in order to make sure that the understanding is thorough. Lathi also addresses pastoral needs, helping to create study timetables and helping with revision technique from the very beginning. She recognises that to be successful in study, you need to start early and be meticulous, and in doing so taught me a stronger work ethic and gave me confidence in my ability to achieve.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
A grade in AS Mathematics sat a year early

Committed, insightful and a pleasure to work with

Written by Henry H
At my first meeting at Lionheart Education, who introduced me to Lathi, everyone there had the same thing to say; if you want to get an A in maths you need Lathi. Over the 6 months she taught me, Lathi helped me enjoy maths again and helped me believe that I was not only capable of attaining an A grade, but I should be looking to achieve more. She understood very quickly how I needed to be taught and catered my tutoring to that style. Lathi lives and breathes for results day, even describes it as her Christmas, and goes above and beyond in every respect for her students. As much as I wanted to do well for myself, by the end of the summer I was desperate to get at least an A so that the amount of time and effort Lathi and I put in would be reflected by my grade. As a result of both of our hard work I am now studying Banking and Finance at Cardiff University (my first choice uni) and I couldn't have done it without her. I have no reservations in highly recommending Lathi as she is by far the most committed tutor I have met or worked with.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Just started Cardiff University to read Banking and Finance after achieving an A grade in maths.

Incredible educator

Written by Thibaud H
As a project leader and business developer in the automotive industry, I would keenly like to extend a sincere thank you to Lathi.

Her attentiveness and ability to grasp who I am, allowed her to invest just the right amount of energy while pushing me out of my comfort zone. Furthermore, she persists until the knowledge she shares is fully absorbed and transformed into my very own skills.

Her succinct focus and infinite source of energy ensured a lasting improvement in my communication skills. Even my mother, the person who has followed my progress the closest is mighty impressed with the level I have finally attained.

Lathi and I worked together in finalising my, to this day most important academic document, my dissertation. She made my shortcomings apparent to me, in the humblest and most pedagogical manner. She explained the logic in a way that made it click in my head - I finally got it!

Thanks to her, that dissertation awarded me a First Class and secured a job at the firm I analysed for the dissertation."
Subject:
Academic
Outcome:
Highest dissertation mark in my course.

Just what we needed

Written by Avantika M
I would like to thank, Lathi, so much for her help with Jai. Lathi's amazing work with Jai resulted in an A* for his IGCSE English Literature! When Lathi started with us Jai was barely scrapping C/D in his school assessments. Lathi's holistic approach along with her patient and dedicated work with him definitely paid off.

Initially we were a bit skeptical about how "Skype" lessons would go, but Jai founf that it worked very well. lathi was very organised, quick with feedback and e-mailed him detailed marking of his essays. In particular Jai found that Lathi, helped him tremendously with learning the fundamentals of writing, comprehension, essay structure, planning and the fundamentals of writing and vocabulary usage. I would definitely recommend Lathi for English tuition you ultimately want results.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
An A* in CIE English Literature

Excellent professional with ability to engage students

Written by Ann M
Lathi was engaged to support a Year 11 student with entrance to Cheltenham Ladies College and Headington. In addition she supported a Year 8 student for the same schools.
Lessons were in person and via Skype. She was well prepared and researched the needs of the girls prior to thelessons taking place. Gave feedback during the week she taught them and followed up after the lessons had finished.
The girls enjoyed her lessons and found it easy to work with her.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Lathi as a tutor. She is very versatile and totally professional.
Subject:
Other UK Schools Admissions
Outcome:
At the present time, the Year 11 has accepted an offer for CLC and was also offered a place at Headington. The offers for the Year 9 places have not yet been released.

Supportive Tutor

Written by Clare P
My daughter enjoyed her sessions with Lathi. They covered mainly maths but also bits of science and comprehensions. Lathi was able to work out my daughters learning style and adapt to that. She was a very effective tutor that was committed to her student.
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
Offer from Wycombe Abbey (Day)

Lathi was an excellent Chemistry teacher!

Written by Giulio C
This December Lathi taught me A-Level chemistry in preparation for a Cambridge interview. She was very kind and helpful: I genuinely felt that she wanted me to do well and this in turn motivated me further to work when she wasn't here. I also very much appreciate when she could come. Dedicating hours to me on both Saturday and Sunday when I'm sure most people would rather do anything but be at work was amazing of her.

As for the teaching there isn't really much to say really! Lathi was a fantastic teacher, explaining things clearly and concisely, but, most importantly, in a friendly, relaxed and funny way. Within 5 minutes of first meeting her, and never really having had any serious daily tutoring before, I already felt completely at ease!
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
After an intense 2 weeks where Lathi taught me the entire A-Level Organic Chemistry course (I had literally done no organic before) I got an offer to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge! Reflecting on

Written by Sara T
Subject:
11+ Admissions

Fantastic 11+ support

Written by Lisa T
Lathi tutored my daughter in maths in the summer and October half-term leading up to her 11+ exams. She was fantastic at filling a few gaps in my daughter's understanding, and made a huge difference to her confidence, really taking time to understand how my daughter was feeling, what made her tick and to build a lovely relationship with her. I recommend her extremely highly.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My daughter got offers from every London school she applied to, including St Paul's

Written by Sara T
Subject:
11+ Admissions

Committed and professional tutor

Written by Inge E
Lathi is a very committed and capable tutor, who really focuses on the individual pupil, tailoring her approach to the pupil's specific learning profile. She starts by assessing the pupil in a structured and effective way which means that she identifies gaps in their knowledge and then schedules the tutoring to address these gaps, in a way that does not feel overwhelming to the pupil. As importantly, Lathi acts as a role model and really cares for her pupils ensuring that they feel encouraged and motivated. I strongly recommend her.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
Our daughter did well in her GCSEs, and was much more confident

Committed and professional tutor

Written by Inge E
Lathi is a very committed and capable tutor, who really focuses on the individual pupil, tailoring her approach to the pupil's specific learning profile. She starts by assessing the pupil in a structured and effective way which means that she identifies gaps in their knowledge and then schedules the tutoring to address these gaps, in a way that does not feel overwhelming to the pupil. As importantly, Lathi acts as a role model and really cares for her pupils ensuring that they feel encouraged and motivated. I strongly recommend her.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
Our daughter did well in her GCSEs, and was much more confident

Reference

Written by Karen C
Ms Obonyo

Is a fantastic teacher. She was extremely patient and diligent with my thirteen year old daughter. My daughter is not good at concentrating and had little confidence in her mathematical ability. Ms Obonyo was absolutely brilliant, and even my daughter who was not keen on the idea of being taught maths at all, ended up really enjoying learning with Ms Obonyo. Ms Obonyo is also psychologically minded so understands the importance of a pupil gaining confidence and working through problems at an appropriate pace. I have no hesitation in recommending her for any age group. She is also a very pleasant and nice person to have around and I always enjoyed seeing her in our home.

Karen Ciclitira (Dr), PhD
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
My daughter improved her maths and science scores for her 13 plus exams enabling her to get into her school of choice.

Reference

Written by Karen C
Ms Obonyo

Is a fantastic teacher. She was extremely patient and diligent with my thirteen year old daughter. My daughter is not good at concentrating and had little confidence in her mathematical ability. Ms Obonyo was absolutely brilliant, and even my daughter who was not keen on the idea of being taught maths at all, ended up really enjoying learning with Ms Obonyo. Ms Obonyo is also psychologically minded so understands the importance of a pupil gaining confidence and working through problems at an appropriate pace. I have no hesitation in recommending her for any age group. She is also a very pleasant and nice person to have around and I always enjoyed seeing her in our home.

Karen Ciclitira (Dr), PhD
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
My daughter improved her maths and science scores for her 13 plus exams enabling her to get into her school of choice.

Focused tuition

Written by Gee C
Lathi is doing an excellent job of helping my daughter to prepare for Math & Further Math A Levels as well as providing extremely valuable specific uni application support.
Subject:
Advanced Maths (A-Level)

Written by Sara L
Subject:
Dyslexia Support

A+++ Recommendation

Written by Sara Ter H
I cannot overstate the impact Lathi’s tuition had on my daughters knowledge and understanding of her subjects.

The personalised teaching methods Lathi introduced, to simplify areas of difficulty for Alexandra was extraordinary.

Lathi attacked every tutoring session with enthusiasm, was firm but fun, ultimately instilling Alexandra with a very through understanding of the “basics” of Maths, English and Science. Only moving on, when she was convinced Alexandra was 100% secure in the methods required to deliver the best marks in each subject.

Lathi’s emotional connection with Alexandra, combined with her understanding of the subjects she’s tutoring, as well as her coaching methods to get the best from our daughter, meant Alexandra was enthusiastic about her sessions and enjoyed overcoming problems, even completing the set homework with little complaint.

I cannot recommend Lathi highly enough, and so would Alexandra!
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
Alexandra aced her exams, and received an offer from our first choice of School.

I would highly recommend Lathi.

Written by Kate Cullinan L
Lathi is a perceptive and friendly tutor. She took care to understand my son’s particular needs and progressed with a tutoring programme ideally suited to him. She used wit & sensitivity in her tutorials which allowed Rory to open up about what he found difficult.
I would highly recommend Lathi.

Subject:
Maths GCSE
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
She pulled Rory's grade up from a target of a C to an A and so he got into his first choice school
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Education and Qualifications

University

City University London
BSc Mathematics & Finance
2.1

School

Davies, Laing & Dick College
A Levels
  • Chemistry
    B
  • Maths
    B
  • Physics
    B

Prizes and Scholarships

Nell Leicester Smith Award from Mutare School of Music
Zimbabwe Independant School Full Music Scholarship
Hillcrest College A level Chemistry Award (Best in Year)

Other Qualifications

ABRSM Music: Grade 3 Recorder, Grade 5 Piano, Grade 6 Music Theory, Grade 7 Oboe and Grade 8 Flute

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