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Raphael O
Tutor in Stockwell, South West London

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I am a full-time tutor and an enthusiastic and level headed educator who loves teaching both young people and adults, with extensive experience in a variety of subjects and skills. I graduated with a 1st Class Masters degree in Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology from Lancaster University (No.1 in the UK for Physics research), and with outstanding skills in both Maths and Physics. I have known since doing my own A-Levels that I could teach Maths to anybody, up to A-Level standard. Maths is simply the language of Physics and what university taught me, is that a firm foundation in Maths makes the world of Physics open up in a way it wouldn't do otherwise. Growing up in South London, I have seen a variety of teaching styles and from personal experience, I understand that everybody learns in unique ways. Discovering, and then utilising the style in which a student learns is the key to inspiring them and making breakthroughs in whichever area they seek help. It is then that shocking and wonderful improvements can be made.

In my personal time, I like to sing, a lot. Throughout my time at university I was well known for my music as well as always studying. In fact, I think one of my greatest achievements was completing my degree with a good grade while keeping up the three choirs I was a member of (one of which I taught and led), two music groups, and a band, right up until the very end. My commitment to doing well, while still enjoying my time at university paid off and demonstrates that it can be done.
This also leads to some of the additional experience I have teaching and leading -

.Tutoring 11-18 year olds in Maths for a number of summer projects in the South London area over the past three years.
.Informally tutoring since my A-Level days, with the result of several "A" grades in A-Level Maths modules.
.Continually working with children and young adults up to the ages of 25 in my capacity as a peer-leader for the Tate Britain and Tate Modern art galleries.
.Leading and teaching a successful University Choir for the majority of my University career.
.Teaching since my days as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the Army Cadet Force.

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Reviews and References

There are 22 reviews or references for Raphael.

Written by Abigail H

Reliable and Dedicated Tutor

Raphael did a great job of helping me to prepare for university at very short notice. Despite the maths I study being more specialised towards Economics, he was able to prepare lessons that covered the required material, whilst tailoring it to meet my specific needs.
He kept me motivated and also gave useful advice about revision and study skills which many students struggle with. Raphael was also very flexible and made himself available when I requested extra lessons which was extremely helpful.
In short, it was a pleasure to be taught by such a tutor who works hard to ensure that a student truly understands the work that they're doing and, genuinely cares about your progress.
Subject:
Economics (Degree)
Outcome:
I was able to cover a term's worth of lectures with Raphael's help and now feel a lot more confident going into university for the second time.
Written by Elaine H

Excellent Tutor

Raphael ensures the basic blocks for an understanding of Maths are in place he then builds on them, all the time increasing the student's success and confidence. He makes learning fun,Raphael instill a can do attitude in his students.
We have no hesitation in recommending Raphael to students who want to improve their achievements in Maths and by definition all the other areas of their studies.
Outcome:
Raphael is a patient and commited tutor, he is able to share his passion for Maths as illuminated paths for even the least confident of students. Karibu Education Centre were fortunate enough to emplo
Written by Dorcas F

100% recommendation

I'm incredibly great full to Raphael, he was really kind and even went out of his way with agreeing to book a tutoring session with such short notice and even travelled quite a distance. I'm a very happy client of his as he helped me gain understanding in maths which I never understood at a level. Most of all helped prepare me for my pre employment numeracy test which I miraculously scored 100% all thanks to Raphael. I had taken this particular test about 2 or 3 times in the past and had always failed it. I'm extremely pleased. Would recommend him any time any day.
Outcome:
100 pass mark
Written by Lauren D

Outstanding Tutor

Raphael was a great help to me. He helped me prepare for a graduate numeracy test. He took me back to basics and was able to clearly explain ways to improve my methods. He has a lot of patience and reassured me of my ability, giving me tips on how to work effectively but also under time constraints. He was able to condense a lot of content into just a couple of sessions. He also made sure that I understood everything throughout the sessions and did not hesitate to recap.
Overall, I would highly recommend Raphael he really boosted my confidence and made me realise that maths does not have to be so difficult.
Outcome:
Passing my numeracy test!
Written by Neil M

10/10

We were lucky to find Raphael on tutorfair and to get him to work with our 14 year old son on his maths. Throughout the time spent I have seen my son grow in confidence. He was able to engage with him and make the understanding more enjoyable. Very professional and it is evident pride is taken in what he does
Outcome:
Has been teaching him for the last few months and our son has moved up in set group.
Written by Linda R

Great Success

Our 16 year old daughter was studying for her IGCSE in maths and after taking the mock exams received a grade C. She has always struggled with her maths and was anxious about her forthcoming exam so we contacted Tutorfair to see if they could help. We chose Raphael from their list of maths tutors as he had the right expertise. My daughter found him very friendly and approachable and together they worked through previous IGCSE papers and covered parts of the syllabus which my daughter was anxious about. Rachael's knowledge and enthusiasm for his subject were evident and he gave my daughter confidence in her ability. He was also very patient and understanding of her difficulties in grasping certain aspects of the maths syllabus. After his sessions she felt so much better about the approaching exams and more able to cope with them. I'm delighted to say that when she received her final results she had achieved an A grade, something she had never expected. We all feel that Raphael's instruction contributed enormously to this and are obviously delighted. I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
Outcome:
A fantastic end result of an A grade Maths IGCSE.
Written by Melanie W

Super Raph!

Raphael tutored my son for his iGCSE earlier this year. He was really good! From my point of view he was punctual, reliable & professional. He & my son gelled immediately & worked so well together through some gaps & consolidated other areas of the syllabus. I'm delighted to say my son achieved his A* & huge thanks go to Raph for the part he played in that.
Outcome:
A*
Written by Emily P

Recommendation for Raphael Oyelade

Raphael tutored my son to prepare him for his GCSEs from September 2013 to May 2014. Over that period Raphael worked with care, dedication, humour and professionalism, providing appropriate subject guidance and support whilst building my son's confidence. He was very well organised and thorough and I would fully recommend him as a tutor.
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
My son went from a D grade in both of these subjects to an A grade in both his maths and physics GCSEs
Written by Clare C

A patient, flexible and intelligent tutor!

I am a mature age student returning to university to study a BSc and Raphael helped me prepare for the math entrance exam. Before we started our sessions I couldn't do basic maths without a calculator but he patiently talked me through how to do each one and went back to repeat the ones I had difficulty remembering. He was always on time, polite, and a very interesting guy overall. Highly recommend!! Thanks Raph.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
I passed all the math entrance exams I sat!
Written by Martin S

Excellent

Raphael has helped my son through his A level Maths exam, plus some re sit modules from AS level. Always prompt, polite and friendly. An interesting man and an inspiring tutor. Im sure that come August 14th I will be writing another to thank him as well.
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)
Outcome:
none as yet
Written by Rachel R

13+ tutor

My son was very lucky to have had Raphael as his maths tutor for his 13+ exam.Raphael was extremely thorough, articulate and would often challenge & stretch him out of his comfort zone.My son looked forward to working with Raph every week & gained a huge amount of confidence in maths over the few months he spent as his pupil.I would recommend Raphael 100%
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My son passed his 13+!
Written by Beth G

Exceptional Maths and Physics Tutor

Raph has tutored my son who is in Year 10 this year in maths and physics. He is a fantastic tutor who works my sin hard but does it in such a way that my son enjoys their sessions together- they are always laughing as they work! I cannot recommend him enough. He has allowed my son to feel ahead of the game in maths and has a great sense of his strengths and weaknesses. My son's mathematical skills and physics ability have advanced enormously working with Raph and his confidence has risen with his growing knowledge in each subject. .
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
We are gearing up for GCSEs with Raph this next academic year and I feel very secure in the knowledge that my son will have Raph as his tutor during this challenging time
Written by Monica C

Fantastic Tutor

A level maths tutor
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Raphael worked with my son who is preparing for his Maths A level. He is an excellent tutor, I would recommend him to anyone, he explains and describes things in such an understandable way and his app
Written by Martin S

Update on Perry

August 2015
"Im sure Perry will contact Raphael but I wanted to let him know that Perry got an A* in his A2 results which has contributed to his earning a place at St Andrews. Many, many heartfelt thanks to Raphael for all his help in bringing joy to Perry through his love of the subject.
July 2016
It turns out that Perry’s achievement in his A2 exams was described before the exams by his head of department as “impossible’. It meant he had to get over 95% in all his modules including re- takes. So, unlikely, but not impossible after all.

Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
He has just chosen his modules for his second year of four and has chosen Maths as his second subject and is heading toward a joint Masters in Philosophy and Maths. Looking back two years ago after h
Written by Linsey M

More than a maths tutor

We hired Raphael to help my daughter through her Add Marhs FSMQ as she wasn't being taught this in school. He only had nine months, 1 hour a week to teach her the entire syllabus but she got a Grade B..
Raphael has since started helping her with her A level physics and Maths and Further Maths and he is also working with my son to get him through his Add Maths FSMQ.
We would highly recommend him.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Grade B Add Maths FSMQ
Written by Clare W

GCSE & A Level Private Tuition

Raphael began teaching my son Sebastian Mathematics and Physics running up to his GCSEs and not only was he a pleasure to have around and greatly supportive to Sebastian who went on to achieve A Stars in both subjects. He then helped Sebastian again with his Physics and Mathematics at AS level and on to A Levels achieving top grades in both subjects. I really can't recommend him strongly enough, he has a lovely gentle manner with his students giving them the confidence and courage to achieve their goals and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him. He was always available if I had any concerns and even called Sebastian on a number of occasions to calm his nerves pre-exams which seemed to do the trick.
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
Top grade marks and my son achieved his first choice of University placement.
Written by Margaret M

Excellent tutor

Raphael is an excellent tutor. He helped my son with GCSE Maths and Physics and my son achieved an A and 2 Bs which was well above his forecast grades. Raphael has the ability to demystify and simply key concepts, helping my son understand and apply these. He is very professional to deal with and is very reliable. I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Outcome:
Achieving above forecast grades; a boost to my son's self-esteem.
Written by Sebastian W

The man who helped me through maths and physics A levels

Raphael tutored me from my final year of GCSEs to the end of A level, his expleneations and teaching methods helped me gain a much greater understanding of physics and especially maths.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
I got into the uni I wanted, and achieved an A in maths and an A in AS physics before dropping it
Written by Anna D

Dedicated and professional tutor.

The tutor is very knowledgeable in this area and extremely informative.
Well-spoken, great at introducing and explaining new concepts and always prepared with good quality exercises and tutorials.
Subject:
Maths and Science
Outcome:
Significant improvement.
Written by Olesya V

Subject:
Advanced Maths (AS)
Written by Olesya V

Subject:
Advanced Maths (AS)
Written by Paula L

fantastic role model

Raphael has a great sense of fun while teaching I could often hear my son Felix and Raphael discussing and enjoying the maths. he supported my son through A level maths achieving A s in his A levels and is now at a Russell university. i highly recommend Raphael as he is fantastic teacher, caring and very good at what he does. We were very lucky to have him. .
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Into a Russell university and achieved an A
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Education and Qualifications

Raphael's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
Lancaster University
Degree
MPhys Hons Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Grade
First Class

School

Institution
North Lambeth 6th Form
A Levels
x1
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  • - Maths
    A
Institution
North Lambeth 6th Form
AS Levels
x1
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  • - Maths
    A
Institution
Archbishop Tenison's CE Boy's School
GCSEs
x10
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  • - Statistics
    A
  • - Science double award 2
    A
  • - Science double award 1
    A
  • - Religious Studies
    A
  • - Music
    A
  • - Maths
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - English Language
    A
  • - Design and Technology
    A
  • - Art
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

Duke of Edinburgh's Award: Gold
Duke of Westminster's Award: Steve Kelbrick Prize

Other Qualifications

Full UK Driver's License (I have a car and drive to all my students)

BTEC First Diploma: Public Services

BTEC First Diploma: Music

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