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Luke S
Tutor in Kensington, West London

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Oxford Cambridge Engineering, Maths, Physics, PAT, MAT, CSAT

I am a full-time private tutor & educational consultant with over 5,000 hours of experience and an Aerospace Engineering graduate (BA & MEng) of the University of Cambridge (Pembroke College), where I especially enjoyed papers in Aerocoustics, Flow Instability, and Turbulence & Vortex Dynamics. Moreover, I am a full member of The Tutors' Association (a governing body that protects the professional integrity of the industry). Throughout university, I was an Undergraduate Scholar of The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and The Society for Underwater Technology. Additionally, I attended the Teach First Summer Institute 2013, where I was exposed to the latest in education theory and pedagogical techniques.

I am passionate about education and feel I have the creativity, patience, experience and pedagogical knowledge to deliver a high quality tutoring service to a wide range of age groups and abilities. My main subjects are Maths, Physics, Economics and Chemistry, which I tutor to all school levels (A-level, IB, GCSE, IGCSE etc.), 11+, 13+ and 16+. Additionally, I tutor Engineering, Maths, Physics and Economics to undergraduate level on a case by case basis. Moreover, I have experience supporting successful applications to Oxbridge for courses such as Engineering, Natural Sciences, Physics, Economics and Computer Science (including preparation for the Oxford PAT, Oxford MAT, TSA, Cambridge CSAT, Cambridge EAA and STEP). As of the 2015/16 admissions cycle, my success rate for Cambridge is approximately twice the national average, 40% for Oxford and 100% for Imperial College London. Please see the following article that I have written on the admissions process:

https://www.tutorfair.com/resource/34/stem-applications-to-oxbridge

Additionally, you can find me discussing undergraduate Engineering at Cambridge on this department video:

http://www3.eng.cam.ac.uk/admissions/

In my capacity as an educational consultant at Oxbridge Applications, I am in a unique position to offer advice and guidance to pupils regarding funding for university courses, finding internships and demystifying the process of applying to British Universities (especially Oxford and Cambridge). Moreover, I tutor and consult for 19 leading London firms with global reach, in addition to Tutorfair. This has allowed me to gain much experience of the 'virtual learning environment' (Skype tuition, Scribblar etc.), over 2,000 hours to be exact. This learning style encourages students to develop their communicative skills, as they must defend their solutions verbally, rather than rely on the tutor to infer from their writing. Over the next few years, I expect to see a shift towards Skype-based tuition and away from conventional 'face-to-face' tuition, thus minimising cost and optimising the time of tutor and student.

It is my belief that the most important quality a tutor must possess is an appreciation of the individual requirements, needs and aptitudes of each of their pupils. Furthermore, I ensure that I identify and develop the natural learning style of each of my students, enabling them to achieve their intellectual potential. This is supported by marking of past papers, notes on exam strategy, and the regular setting of homework. Additionally, I submit a comprehensive written report to both student and parents after each session and encourage my clients to contact me out of hours if they have any questions or concerns.

Moreover, I have an excellent academic record (I achieved 97% in Physics A-Level, 94% in Maths and the top Further Maths mark in my school) and undertook professional internships at a variety of international firms throughout my university career. Professionalism and reliability are the backbone of my service. I have held numerous positions of responsibility including that of CAMbassador (university access officer) and University Collegiate Tennis Captain.

Away from academics, my main interests include racket sports (tennis, badminton, squash etc.), sailing and technology.


Oct 2012 – present: Oxbridge Applications:

Educational Consultant & Tutor:

• Designed and delivered the "School of Ideas" Engineering masterclass (including writing workbooks), aimed at Y11 and Y12 pupils preparing to apply to Oxbridge.

• The masterclass consists of three distinct sessions: Underlying Theory, Design and The Wider Context, enabling the students to be pushed intellectually in the conventional sense, work in professional teams to win a fictional contract for the design of the spoilers of an F1 car, and finally appreciate the inseparable issue of ethics in engineering, all skills that form the basis of a stellar Oxbridge Engineering application.

• Candidates consistently rate the masterclass as ‘excellent’.

• Designed and conducted multiple mock interviews and group tutoring seminars across the country since October 2012.


Jan 2011 – Jun 2013: University of Cambridge Admissions Office:

CAMbassador (university access & outreach officer):

• Worked with school pupils from socio-economically deprived schools as they participated in access activities at Cambridge (such as the popular ‘CSI: Cambridge’ event), giving them a taste of high-level academics.

• Contributed to presentations on successful applications delivered to audiences of hundreds.

• Regularly attended the Edinburgh ‘Oxford & Cambridge Student Conference’ in an official capacity, advising Scotland’s most promising pupils on course choice, academic requirements and choice of college at Cambridge, as well as dispelling or clarifying myths surrounding the application process.



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Reviews and References

There are 58 reviews or references for Luke.

Written by Diane J

A great mentor

Luke mentored my son through his Oxbridge applications and also offered career guidance to him. He's a very capable and supportive mentor who was able to build a solid rapport with my son and motivated him to do his best. I can highly recommend Luke.
Outcome:
My son is much more communicative and focused in his aspirations to pursue a career in Engineering. With Luke's guidance he has worked hard to increase his knowledge of science and maths, and the
Written by Brenda M

Great Tutor

Luke is a fantastic tutor. He is very professional, and is articulate with his explanations. After every session with Luke, I felt like I had learnt and gained a lot more understanding after one hour. Even after the sessions, he is willing to help. He is also kind and patience. I recommend him to anyone.
Outcome:
I have to give him credit because his help in interview practice helped me get an offer from Oxford as well as all of the other universities I applied too.
Written by Natalie N

Excellent tutor

Luke is an outstanding tutor, very thorough and organised. He is well prepared for lessons and reports back on progress and future goals. He has been tutoring my daughter for her A2 Physics exams. They get on well and he makes the work understandable, she is now far more confident. He has also been very helpful with her exam technique .
Subject:
Physics (A-Level)
Written by Jack L

Excellent tutor, I would definitely recommend him to anyone

Luke was a great tutor. He was very professional, but also friendly and easy to talk to. His technical knowledge was clear and he was able to plan a number of interesting and challenging sessions that enabled me to develop my communication and critical thinking skills. He introduced me to a range of different techniques that allowed me to view problems from a number of approaches. Luke was very accommodating with his session timings, including weekends and late evenings, to fit around my schedule; including a number of sessions via Skype as well as face-to-face meetings. After every session he would return detailed and constructive feedback promptly and was always available to help with queries outside of session times. As a mentor Luke was committed, supportive and genuinely interested in helping me succeed; I would recommend him to anyone.
Outcome:
I feel this was invaluable interview preparation for me. It gave me the confidence in my abilities that I needed and helped me to form strategies for answering the more challenging interview questions
Written by Alun T

Highly recommended

Luke spent several sessions with my son on his run in to AS maths this year. In total, he had approximately 10 lessons over Skype. My son found the sessions extremely useful and feels they had a very positive outcome on his performance. We have arranged several more tutorials now to cover A2. From a parents view point, I have found Luke pleasant, approachable and very reliable. He was great with my son. I would commend his services without reservation.
Subject:
Further Maths (A-Level)
Outcome:
Two 'A's (UMS 95% and 100%)
Written by Teresa M

Excellent service

We found Luke a couple of months before my daughter took her Physics AS exams. Luke quickly identified her weaker areas and together they worked on past papers. Luke sets challenging material to work on which always seemed to stretch my daughter and make her think logically. He has been 100% reliable - in fact has probably been the most reliable tutor I have engaged to date. The sessions are done over Skype and although I was not sure about this approach in the beginning it has worked really well for my daughter. The results were amazing and we are continuing to use Luke's services for the foreseeable future - he is now assisting with the preparation of my daughter's personal statement and preparing her for the Physics Aptitude Test. Would highly recommend Luke's services.
Outcome:
Full UMS marks in both examined AS modules
Written by Catherine I

Preparation for university admission

Luke was working with my son for his university admission. He was a very good tutor...very dedicated and helpful. He was also always available when my son needed him.
Outcome:
got an offer from all top universities
Written by Tia C

Pow!

Luke is a fantastic tutor, his patience and ability to prioritise the students education and understanding over everything, is unbeatable, and I am yet to find a tutor who is able to do this so well. I felt completely safe in Luke's hand, as he is an extremely intelligent indervidual I knew that i was able to trust his judgments and advise to help further myself.
Outcome:
Not yet known.
Written by Faye M

Excellent tutor for Oxbridge Admissions

Luke was very professional in his approach to preparing my son for an Oxbridge interview.. He was organised, thorough and challenging. We would highly recommend Luke as a mentor.
Subject:
Oxbridge Admissions
Outcome:
My son has greatly improved his knowledge base, communication skills and self confidence.
Written by Jerome G

Excellent tutor!

Luke helped me in maths and physics, as well as advice on my overall application to universities. He was serious, clear and great to work with. I would highly recommend him!
Subject:
Engineering
Outcome:
I got an offer from all the universities I applied to!
Written by Peter G

Cambridge Application Mentor

Luke was very organised with my mentoring sessions, being supportive throughout my application to Cambridge, whilst presenting very challenging material to stretch my thinking. This undoubtedly helped with my success in being offered a place to read Engineering.
Subject:
Engineering
Outcome:
Offered a place to study Engineering at Cambridge.
Written by Teresa M

Preparation for Oxford University

Luke has been instrumental in preparing my daughter for the Physics Aptitude Test required for entry to Oxford University and I am delighted to say that she has been offered a place at St Hughes College, Oxford. We shall be retaining Luke's services to ensure that she makes the required 'A" Level grades for entry to Oxford. Luke has tutored all my daughter's sessions on Skype and although I initially was not sure whether this would work it has actually been a complete success. My daughter has found Luke to be an absolute delight to know, he is completely reliable and has helped our daughter to realise her dream of going to Oxford. A wealth of knowledge with regard to Oxbridge entry.
Subject:
Physics
Outcome:
Offer from St Hughes College, Oxford
Written by Marcella C

Pre-exam support

Luke provided excellent support. His subject knowledge was comprehensive. Luke was also focused and professional in improving exam technique. I anticipate booking Luke again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend him.
Subject:
Further Maths
Outcome:
I would not hesistate to recommend Luke.
Written by Jack W

A-level physics

Luke explained the concepts clearly and in ways that were easy to understand without simplifying them too much. He was patient and went at a pace that allowed me to really learn and understand the topics and reach all my targets. I really enjoyed and appreciated having Luke as a tutor and he massively boosted my confidence going into the exams.
I would definitely recommend Luke as a tutor.
Subject:
Physics
Outcome:
Increasing knowledge and confidence in physics
Written by Helga B

Highly recommended maths teacher

Luke works with my daughter on IB math studies. He not only masters the subject but he is a great tutor: patient, clear in his explanations, professional in his exchanges and always available (even on a Sunday night in case of an 'emergency'). I recommend him without hesitation.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
We are hoping for a very successful completion of her IB studies.
Written by Daniel K

A tutor that you were looking for!

Luke was extremely helpful and very flexible with his schedule! Because I attend university, sometimes I finish pretty late, but Luke managed to find time to study even at very late hours and was never late a single minute.
I would very much recommend him!
Subject:
Engineering
Outcome:
My grades improved significantly and I was able to pass my course with flying colours.
Written by Tom H

Excellent MAT tuition

Luke is an excellent teacher and mentor. He was an invaluable asset in my preparation for the MAT examination. Luke was always encouraging and extremely helpful when arranging tutorials for me in my different time zone. Highly professional and a really nice guy.
Tom
Subject:
Maths Aptitude Test
Outcome:
Outcome pending
Written by William H

Oxford PAT preparation

If your reading this review looking for a tutor , look no further. Luke has been an excellent teacher , and gets my full appraisal. I would recommend him to any one who wants to give themselves the best chance of success.

Give him a shot! :)
Subject:
Oxbridge Admissions
Outcome:
Pending result at time of writing
Written by Caroline J

PAT Preparation

Luke has tutored my son since September to help him prepare the PAT exam. My son had gaps in his knowledge that needed to be covered very quickly. They meet up once a week over Skype. Luke is providing excellent tutoring, guidance and advice. For example, he gave my son thorough feedback on his Personal Statement. He also always sends us a detailed comment for each session, explaining what was covered, which area was weak or good and what to do to improve. Luke is very efficient and professional. I would highly recommend him for the demanding preparation of the Oxbridge entrance exams.
Subject:
Physics
Outcome:
Not yet known
Written by Pavan R

Outstanding

I needed help with some of the maths for my IB mathematics HL internal assessment. Luke was extremely helpful in the short time I was taught by him. He clearly explained all concepts with great clarity and was very flexible in his teaching methods. He answered all questions in a manner which was both easy to follow and highly appropriate in terms of content. I got the impression that he knows his subject very well and is able to cover the complexities of mathematics with great ability. On top of all that, a friendly approach as well. I would highly recommend Luke to anyone looking for help in mathematics.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
I learnt all that I was hoping to learn plus much more. A very insightful lesson which proved very beneficial.
Written by Charu K

PAT Preparation

Luke tutored my son to help him prepare for the PAT exam. In total my son had five lessons over Skype. Luke provided excellent tutoring, guidance and advice to cover the gaps that my son had in the PAT syllabus. He is an excellent tutor and very professional . I would highly recommend him for the University Entrance exams.
Subject:
Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)
Outcome:
Awaiting result.
Written by Lucas T

Amazing tutor

Luke greatly helped me prepare for Oxford's MAT test. I contacted him before I began and helped me organise my studies along the coming weeks. He provided me plenty of exercises for practice and was always able to make me understand questions I couldn't get my head around by breaking them down into simpler parts that were easier to understand. Overall, I can attest that Luke is a truly amazing tutor and recommend him to anyone needing help with the MAT.
Subject:
Maths Aptitude Test
Outcome:
Have applied and I am now waiting for an invitation to interview
Written by Yaryna K

Great sessions, strong result

Luke managed to prep my 14-year-old for UKiset in just 6 Skype sessions with a spectacular result, including 99% percentile in maths. My son loved working with Luke who was encouraging, positive, constructive and effective.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
UKiset NPR of 99 in maths, 79 in non-verbal reasoning and 70 in vocabulary (international student)
Written by Carol B

Luke Scott

Luke tutored our son for one hour per week via skype in preparation for a Cambridge interview to read engineering. By going through 2 questions each week Luke helped him to understand and develop both the technical/academic level of maths he needed to achieve, how to express his thought process as he worked through each question and how he needed to pick up on cues in the question or from the interviewer. They also worked on other technical aspects, such as, graphs and drawings. Homework/topics to revise were set each week and our son was encouraged to do the questions posted online by Cambridge, all of which created a structure and some momentum to the process. Luke reviewed and commented on the personal statement and also undertook preparation for likely non technical questions. We all received comprehensive feed by way of a written report outlining the questions discussed, areas of strength and those requiring further development etc within 24 hours of each session. Luke was happy to discuss our son's progress with us separately by phone. I would describe Luke's tutoring as highly professional and whether or not our son is successful he has benefitted from the intellectual rigour/demands of Luke's sessions.
Subject:
Oxbridge Admissions
Outcome:
TBC
Written by Mohammed Q

Luke is an exilante tutor

Luke is a friendly and really patient tutor plus he has a really good understanding for the mechanical topics , he explained the topics that i didn't understand in the uni very well :)
Subject:
Mechanics
Outcome:
improved my confidence in the topics that i was afraid of before
Written by Carrie K

Thoroughly recommend for Oxbridge preparation

I have nothing but praise for Luke; he has been a superb tutor, coaching my son on the PAT tests and Oxford interview techniques and he is also a thoroughly professional tutor and a very nice person to deal with. My son related to him very well and Luke was able to challenge him with difficult scientific questions beyond his knowledge and comfort zone, which is exactly what he needed for his Oxford interviews. After each session, Luke 's progress report was always very informative with information about what had been covered, what knowledge gaps needed filling and what practice work needed to be done before the next session. He has helped my son push beyond his boundaries and learn to express his thought processes verbally whilst thinking through problems that he did not know the answers to. I have no doubt that Luke helped my son achieve his goal of an offer from The University of Oxford.
Subject:
Oxbridge Admissions
Outcome:
My son received an offer from the University of Oxford and has enhanced his reasoning and thought processes, which should stand him in good stead for his studies.
Written by Yi Y

Amazing weekly reports, dedicated tutor

Luke is a very dedicated tutor. He is extremely patient, giving timely feedback to any question I have about my niece's progress. What's especially fantastic was he gave me weekly report on her study, which provide very detailed and update information to me and her parents. Her parents live in China and were always worry about her study. Now they can be relaxed. Luke is a most reliable tutor I have found. Highly recommended!
Subject:
Oxbridge Admissions
Outcome:
Waiting for outcome.
Written by Alun T

Outstanding success!

Luke not only helped my son with A2 maths preparation but subsequently with his Cambridge admission. My son felt the sessions with Luke were hugely influential in the final outcome. Not only were the maths tutorials excellent, but general all round advice on the Cambridge application process was invaluable. All the sessions were over Skype, which worked very well, and were well organised and professional. Thanks Luke, I will always be very grateful for everything you did for my son.
Subject:
Oxbridge Admissions
Outcome:
A* in both Maths and Further Maths, and an unconditional offer to study at Cambridge next year,
Written by Abdul H

Amazing tutor

He's been a fantastic tutor for me and I could not have asked for more from him - I genuinely couldn't. But unfortunately due to financial circumstances I am unable to continue.

Let's hope I find someone as good as him!
Subject:
Physics (A-Level)
Outcome:
Great and inspirational guy that has given me as much as he could.
Written by Jane G

Amazing Tutor


Luke is a amazing tutor, very thorough and organised in his approach. My children have sessions with Luke each week and he is always well prepared for the session, even when my sons deviate with questions. Luke also provides task outside of the lesson for my sons to complete which I have found helps them think for themselves. Luke supplies informative progress reports on a regular basis which I have found easy to follow and invaluable. These reports allow me to check that my teenagers are doing what is asked of them. He has been working with all my sons via Skype to help prepare them for their AS-level Chemistry exams. They enjoy the sessions and say he is very kind, patient and more importantly, impressively knowledgeable about the subject. Each of my children has progressed and improved their grades. Luke is working with myself to devise a strategy for exam success. Luke is like having a teacher/friend sat with my sons all the time whilst they are doing their homework. If they have any questions outside of the session, they email him or text him and he is always more than happy to cooperate.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Luke is heaven sent - a natural tutor for sure.
Written by Susan D

Terrific tutor

My son is in year 12 and despite good GCSEs has found it hard to adjust to the demands of AS level, especially in maths and physics. We found Luke on Tutorfair and he has been brilliant. He is knowledgable and versatile, being easily able to switch between maths and physics to cover any of my son's questions and if needed, could also answer questions on his third subject, economics. He takes each question back to first principles to build knowledge up and fill any gaps as well as setting a small amount of homework to test understanding. In addition, we receive a progress report after each session. The best recommendation I can give is that my son looks forward to his session with Luke and comes away from them with his confidence visibly boosted.
Subject:
Advanced Maths (AS)
Outcome:
Confidence boosted/ increased understanding. Still to sit AS levels.
Written by Veninder D

Subject:
Harrow School Admissions
Written by David P

UK As level tutoring

Luke has very clear written and verbal communication skills and a first class command of his subject matter. He is enthusiastic and creative about his tutoring and this creates a desire by his students to strive for better outcomes.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Design of an integrated program targeted at making a step change from D's to A's over the next three months.
Written by Kevin C

excellent tutor, positive,

Luke is refreshingly upbeat and a good communicator who has worked hard to understand the needs of his students. emails are responded to promptly and with thought and insight into questions. he's observant of students and understands their particulate needs and diferent ways of learning. 1st class
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
my teenage boys are more engaged in their respective studies.
Written by James D

Excellent Tutor

Luke was a fantastic tutor, helping me to prepare for my university interviews to study engineering. He maintained a methodical and professional approach throughout, planning sessions well to ensure that they could be as effective as possible. He was also very willing to review written work outside scheduled tutoring hours and always responded quickly with detailed feedback. As communication was one of my weaker areas, conducting sessions over Skype encouraged me to express my thoughts in a coherent and logical manner which was invaluable in interview situations. I am sure that I will continue to use the skills that Luke helped me to develop in future study and beyond, and would certainly recommend him to other students.
Subject:
Engineering
Outcome:
Offers to study Engineering at Cambridge, Imperial and all other choices.
Written by WILLIAM E

Skype Tutorials

Luke's support for my son during his revision for the Maths IGCSE paper was invaluable. The tutorials on Skype were effective and convenient. Luke is a highly knowledgeable and professional Tutor with a results orientated approach. Highly recommended.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Excellent
Written by Alexander P

Very helpful

Luke has helped me motivate myself
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)
Outcome:
Enjoyed the lesson
Written by Malte F

Brilliant Tutor

Luke S helped my son to prepare for his Mocktest in Maths. They had about 6-8 lessons together. My son is a IB year 12 student in London. Luke is patient, organized and get a lot done during lessons. He also follow up and focus on thing that can be improved. It was very helpful an motivated my son to push himself further.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
His improved his grade in Maths.
Written by Claire M

Excellent tutor

Luke is good at explaining stuff, kind, nice guy and really well versed with exam structure and the best way to maximise marks. 100% reliable.

He tutored one son at first ( AS maths/further mathsand physics) then was so good my second son was also interested and used him to great benefit for A2 maths/further maths/ economics and physics. Would very highly recommend Luke as an excellent tutor.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Awaiting results!
Written by Veninder D

Common entrance

My son (Year 6) enjoys working with Luke as we continue our preparations for Common Entrance. Luke has been working with my son on Maths, English and interview techniques through which my son has greatly benefited such that he has now passed recent rounds and now goes on to the next round of exams and interviews for his chosen schools for Year 9.
Subject:
Common Entrance Admissions
Outcome:
Very positive
Written by Dervise G

Luke S

Pleasure to write a reference for Luke who has been assisting my son with AS Further Maths. I have spoken with my son who tells me Luke proved to be a superior tutor finding ways to explain complex and sometimes challenging topics. He has excellent communication skills and was quick to establish a very good rapport. We will certainly be using his services next year. Regards.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
results pending
Written by Jacqueline B

Easy to understand & very knowledgable

I was very stressed with my fast approaching GCSE chemistry & physics exams. I was recommended by a friend to use Luke. He kindly squeezed in (at very late notice) several hours of tutoring. I found him very helpful at explaining things I just couldn't get before. I've just sat my exams & felt pretty good afterwards because of the help I had received from Luke.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
I am waiting for my results to come out in August.
Written by Saif K

Subject:
University Advice (AS)
Written by Elizabeth C

Subject:
Westminster School Admissions
Written by Anand A

Subject:
STEP
Written by Maggie K

Great Tutor

Luke is great. He is helping my son prepare for a Computer Science exam and interview. Luke is always prepared for sessions. He is energetic, enthusiastic, organised and very knowledgable of his subject. My son always tells me that the sessions were really useful and I'm sure it is because Luke understand what is needed and gets straight down to the business of helping in a focussed and meaningful way. My son also likes Luke and I think that is a really important part of being a good tutor. All in all I can't recommend Luke highly enough.
Subject:
Computer Science
Outcome:
Luke is still tutoring my son.
Written by Rose B

Subject:
Maths Aptitude Test (MAT)
Written by Saif K

Cambridge Application Preparation

Luke is an absolutely brilliant tutor and has been paramount to the development of my expression and technique within both interviews and exams. His efficiency and professionalism are some of the many factors that make one feel very comfortable in his hands. I would not hesitate to recommend Luke not only for those interested in Oxbridge applications, but also for those seeking to develop their ability in their respective subjects. With his breadth of knowledge and ease of understanding, he is a perceptive and eloquent mentor.
Subject:
Engineering
Outcome:
Awaiting - will write another review post-decision.
Written by Fatima H

Brilliant, friendly tutor who helped me get into Oxford!

Luke helped me a great deal in encouraging me to take a gap year and reapply to Oxford for Engineering. He provided tuition both for the PAT and for interview. His advanced knowledge in the subject really helped me to understand a great number of concepts, which proved useful in the application process. He also assisted with my personal statement and overall just boosted my confidence at interview. He was instrumental in my successful application to Oxford, and a really nice tutor to work with.
Subject:
Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)
Outcome:
Admitted into Oxford University to study Engineering.
Written by Fatima H

Brilliant, friendly tutor who helped me get into Oxford!

Luke helped me a great deal in encouraging me to take a gap year and reapply to Oxford for Engineering. He provided tuition both for the PAT and for interview. His advanced knowledge in the subject really helped me to understand a great number of concepts, which proved useful in the application process. He also assisted with my personal statement and overall just boosted my confidence at interview. He was instrumental in my successful application to Oxford, and a really nice tutor to work with.
Subject:
Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)
Outcome:
Admitted into Oxford University to study Engineering.
Written by Fatima H

Brilliant, friendly tutor who helped me get into Oxford!

Luke helped me a great deal in encouraging me to take a gap year and reapply to Oxford for Engineering. He provided tuition both for the PAT and for interview. His advanced knowledge in the subject really helped me to understand a great number of concepts, which proved useful in the application process. He also assisted with my personal statement and overall just boosted my confidence at interview. He was instrumental in my successful application to Oxford, and a really nice tutor to work with.
Subject:
Physics Aptitude Test (PAT)
Outcome:
Admitted into Oxford University to study Engineering.
Written by Suzanne T

Exceptional Tutor

Luke has been invaluable to us since my son began his first year of Maths GCSE. Luke has instilled confidence, knowledge and enthusiasm back into the subject. As a result my son is improving week on week. Not only is the work improving but my son looks forward to the lessons and this is certainly due to Luke's patience, encouragement and excellent ability to clearly communicate methods and ideas. Luke is prompt, professional, detailed and friendly in every aspect of our dealings with him. We also receive progress reports that keep us apprised after each lesson. I highly recommend Luke as a tutor without any hesitation!
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Confidence and enthusiasm. Improvement of school work and grades.
Written by Rekha V

An excellent and highly perceptive tutor

I would, without reservation, highly recommend Luke as a tutor. for Oxbridge admissions. Not only is he knowledgeable about the admissions process, including the PAT exam and the interview style, but he is articulate and communicates well so he is effective. I was especially impressed by how perceptive he was at understanding my son's weak areas and explaining the techniques and methods he should use to tackle the trickier problems. My son actually looked forward to his lessons with Luke as they were challenging but fun. Going forward, I would happily ask Luke to tutor my other children on maths and physics or oxbridge admissions, if they needed it.
Subject:
Oxbridge Admissions
Outcome:
My son was successful with his application to Oxford to study engineering.
Written by Elizabeth C

Great tutor

Luke helped my son prepare for his 13+ assessments and interview. He is a fantastic tutor- he really explained everything brilliantly and kept my son interested and focused. The Skype sessions they did were varied and enjoyable and included both basic prep for the tests and some more advanced topics to discuss for interview presentation. Luke is also extremely reliable and professional. I can't recommend him enough.
Subject:
Admissions
Outcome:
Success- my son was offered a place.
Written by Jaz S

Excellent tuition - very glad I found Luke

Would give Luke 10 out of 10.

Luke tutored my son for Computer Science and is always well prepared and gives great feedback after each lesson.

Would recommend him without hesitation.


Subject:
Computer Science
Outcome:
tbc
Written by Johnina J

Excellent Tutor

We are very pleased with Luke's tutoring for the PAT test. He is rigorous about teaching the quick thinking, tenacity, and problem-solving skills that are needed for the test. His detailed reports after every session show that he quickly grasped our son's strengths and weaknesses and adapted his teaching accordingly.
Subject:
Physics Aptitude Test
Outcome:
tba
Written by Peter H

Meticulous Tuition

I have been most impressed with Luke's meticulous preparation and feedback of the tutorial sessions. His detailed comments in the tutorials aim to pin point important aspects to further understanding of the topics under discussion.
Subject:
Engineering
Outcome:
I have just submitted my university applications and I hope Luke's tuition will assist me in the entrance tests and interviews.
Written by Ravi S

11 Plus admissions

Luke helped my son with the English preparation for 11 plus admissions and we noticed a huge improvement in his comprehension skills. I would highly recommend Luke for English classes.
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
Very positive
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Education and Qualifications

Luke's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Cambridge
Degree
BA (Hons) Aerospace & Aeothermal Engineering
Grade
II.1
Institution
University of Cambridge
Degree
MEng Aerospace & Aerothermal Engineering

School

Institution
Edinburgh Academy
A Levels
x3
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  • - Physics
    A
  • - Maths
    A
  • - Mathematics – Further
    A
Institution
Edinburgh Academy
AS Levels
x1
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  • - Chemistry
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Prizes and Scholarships

Scottish Standard Grade: 1,1,1,1,1, 1,2 (Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Maths, Physics, Spanish, PE)

Scottish Intermediate 2: A,A (English, Spanish)

St. Thomas of Aquin's Certificate of Achievement in Physics 2006

Scottish Higher A1,A1,A1,A1,A1 (Chemistry, Maths, English, Physics, Spanish)

Air League Educational Trust Engineering Scholarship (2009)

Air League Educational Trust Flying Scholarship (2009)

RAF Pilot Aptitude Test Strong Pass (127/180, cut-off for selection: 112)

Cambridge University Engineering Department Structural Design Prize 2010

Pembroke College, Cambridge Book Prize 2011 (for 1st class results in Materials, Thermofluid Mechanics & Electrical Engineering)

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