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Taha K
Tutor in Shoreditch, East London

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Friendly, energetic and passionate about teaching

I understand the importance of education and am very dedicated to this field. I am hard working and professional and achieved 9A*s at GCSE, 4A*s at A-level and am a 4th year medical student. Therefore, I understand exactly what is required to achieve success and relish the opportunity to share my knowledge with my students.

However, I appreciate that being an excellent tutor requires more than just academic success. I have tutored many students over the years covering many subject areas in depth and excel at teaching difficult topics in a way that is easy to understand. I form an individual plan for each student identifying their strengths and weakness and work at a pace perfect for them helping them realise their maximum potential. I have a lot of experience about the likely problems that students can encounter and have developed many ways of addressing them. Many of my students achieve top grades and so I find teaching to be very rewarding. I am very flexible with my availability so feel free to contact me and I'll be happy to accommodate you.

TEFL is an internationally recognised organisation delivering high quality training to teachers and I have completed a 120 hour platinum TEFL qualification where I demonstrated my specific skills about how to teach in a variety of settings ranging from one-to-one to a class of 50 students. This training, along with my TeachFirst qualification, means that I am adept at teaching as evident from the feedback I receive from my clients; please see my reviews below. I also learned how to deliver the most effective teaching to students of different abilities and different learning styles as well as teaching from a distance for example via a phone call or Skype. Therefore, I am happy to teach in person or via Skype. Please note, I can only provide home tution during the school holidays; during term time, all tuition will be online via Skype. This works very well for my students and means the lessons can be very flexible. Please see my reviews below.

At medical school, I actively seek out teaching opportunities and arrange sessions with the students in the years below to revise the clinical examinations and history taking skills they require for their OSCE (Observed Structured Clinical Examination). I also run sessions for the anatomy vivas giving students the opportunity to ask any questions in an open environment and become confident when pointing out structures of the body and describing anatomical tenants. For students that struggle with OSCEs, I provide in depth teaching on proper technique so that students don't miss patient cues and can formulate the correct differential diagnoses. I also have a series of stations that have come up in past exams for targeted revision. I also teach ECG, chest x-ray and ABG interpretation.

I have helped many students with their university applications in particular for Medicine and Oxbridge. I make sure they have an outstanding personal statement, help them in preparing for specific entrance exams such as the UKCAT and BMAT and construct mock interviews giving them the opportunity to practice their answers to likely interview questions, challenge their minds and help them radiate with passion for their subject. For offer holders, I am currently running a "Get Ready For Medicine Course" where I go though some of the key concepts encountered during the initial phases of a medical degree. This course enables students to be well prepared for medical school so that they can hit the ground running and be ahead of the pack in the top decile.

Having worked as an examiner, I am very familiar with the types of questions that appear repeatedly on exams as well as the common mistakes made by students. Therefore, I address these areas before hand improving my tutees' understanding of the subject and ultimately, their exam results. My depth of experience interpreting mark schemes also means I can provide thorough guidance on structuring answers to attain maximum marks. This is particularly useful for the long answer questions that many struggle with.

I engaged in the Digital Campaign Network, where I taught elderly people how to use the internet. I was also awarded a certificate for my excellent communication skills and listening ability. Furthermore, I have substantial experience working with children with dyslexia, Down's Syndrome and Autism and am aware of their different educational needs and how to best facilitate their learning. Please see some of my free resources (https://www.tutorfair.com/resource-centre/search?category=dyslexia%20support)

I am more than happy to help students with homework, assignments, projects or even coursework. I teach each lesson specific to course requirements and ensure students are particularly confident with topics which come up frequently in exams. I give significant focus to skills essential in exams. Either at the end of a lesson, or for homework, I test my students understanding with a combination of handwritten and past-paper questions.

My teaching is focused to inspire the student in the subject and improve their exam performance. Whenever I am tutoring a student, I make sure I am available when needed even if it that means providing them reassurance or answering any last minute questions in the middle of the night before the exam. I always do everything in my power to enable my students to succeed. Finally, I support my students by providing a thorough understanding of the basics securing an important foundation necessary for further learning.

NB: for all those who have watched my video, rest assured, I do not speak that quickly in person. Haha
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Reviews and References

There are 19 reviews or references for Taha.

Written by Robert C

Thoroughly Recommended

My 15-year-old son Edgar was really struggling with his Biology GCSE. His teachers and I were worried about his performance in the January mocks. He was finding it difficult to keep up in class and this affected his motivation. Unsure of what to do I tried contacting some tutors hoping to improve his grade. Taha replied promptly to my message and Edgar has his first lesson the very next day. I think Taha is a natural teacher and his style is professional yet relaxed. He created an open environment allowing my son not to be discouraged by his mistakes and pushing him for success at the same time. Taha had excellent knowledge of the subject matter but what I think was particularly useful was the exam technique and structuring the longer answer questions to ensure the examiners allocate the marks. It was clear that Taha was spending a lot of time preparing each lesson and at the end of each lesson he would give a clear feedback of Edgar's performance and grasp of the subject matter. Although I only paid for an hours tuition I've often found him staying for well over an hour. This young man is very bright but he is clearly also very dedicated to teaching. After about 10 hours, my son's performance improved substantially: he was also much more enthusiastic about the subject and found it a lot easier to engage in the classroom as he was no longer behind but in fact ahead of many students because Taha taught him the lessons privately before his teacher could at school. Edgar's performance also improved and he enjoys the subject a lot more. Consequently, I also requested Taha to tutor Chemistry GCSE. After a few months of intensive tuition Edgar achieved in his GCSEs an A at Biology and an A at Chemistry. This was much higher than we could've ever expected and I recommend Taha to anyone whose child is struggling at school.
Subject:
Biology
Outcome:
GCSE BIOLOGY - A
Written by Sophie B

Excellent

Emily has been very passionate about studying medicine for a long time, however she started doubting herself after having to take her 2nd Gap Year. She was considering giving up her dream of becoming a doctor and started pursuing an alternative career path. However I came across Taha through one of my friends. Taha helped my daughter Emily in her preparation of the UKCAT and so she did much better than ever before. Fortunately, this enabled her to get a few interviews this time around. Emily was particularly nervous about these as she felt that this was her last opportunity.
Taha had a great deal of insight on the structure of an interview, the types of interviews and key topics which were likely to come up. He spent a great deal of time with Emily preparing and perfecting her answers and building up her confidence. He also went over the really difficult ethical questions in which Emily would normally panic. So, Taha took a lot of stress out of the interview process.
As a result I am very pleased to say that Emily received an offer to study medicine at Kings College London and is thoroughly enjoying her first year of university! We are very grateful to Taha for all of his effort. He is the best! xx
Subject:
Medicine
Outcome:
Achieved a place at a prestigous medical school
Written by Jo B

Fully recommend Taha

I was doing an access to Higher Education course and felt it was poorly organised as there were no past papers or one dedicated textbook per subject. I was struggling with some key concepts so contacted Taha to assist with this and preparation for my exams. I have been out of school for a long time so was struggling but Taha explained it so clearly and showed examples so that I could see how it all worked and the reasons why reactions were taking place. Would really recommend him as he is a fantastic teacher!
Subject:
Chemistry (A-Level)
Outcome:
Taha put things in a simple and fun way so that I could easily remember them for my exams.
Written by Anne I

Brilliant teacher

Taha is very pleasant reliable and thorough. He works very well with my daughter, she is very happy with his teaching technique and within 3 weeks I can see her the improvement already. She has become more confident in biology and teachers her younger sibling what she learnt every week.
Subject:
Biology (GCSE)
Written by Sam J

Taha is an excellent maths tutor

I wanted to work in a warehouse but I had to pass a literacy and numeracy test first. I'm alright with literacy but I really struggle with maths. Ever since I was at school I hated maths. My teachers discouraged me a lot and they thought I wasn't trying when I was - I just didn't understand what I had to do. I wanted to work in the warehouse but the maths exam was putting me off. Got myself a textbook tried to do some revision but just couldn't do it as it was too difficult. The wife suggested I get a tutor but I was really reluctant because of my bad experiences during school. Had a look around and I found Taha. True to his statement he was actually very polite and friendly. And, most importantly, he wasn't patronising at all even though I was an adult learner struggling with basic GCSE concepts. Honestly, in a couple of hours Tution with Taha, I learnt more than I did in my maths lessons throughout school. I actually started enjoying maths which is really surprising. And to top it all off, I got one of the highest marks in my numeracy test.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
I passed with flying colours!
Written by Xu Fing C

Taha Very Good tutor

My son used to do the very good maths, but now in the A-level he struggle. His teacher he doing fine and getting the A but I want the A* for my son. So I contact Taha for the tuition of the further maths. Taha made my son very good maths, so good that he manage to get the A*. I very proud of my son for getting the 100 marks in FP1 exam. Thank you to Taha for his help, much appreciating!
Subject:
Further Maths
Outcome:
Further Maths A*
Written by Tyrone W

My Man Taha

Taha tutored my son chem GCSE. He is a very good tutor as demonstrated by the fact that my son got an A*. This would have otherwise been inconceivable. I strongly recommend Taha and we are very grateful for his efforts.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
A*
Written by Eleanor S

Taha's fantastic

I was studying Biomed at Newcastle and I was really struggling with my dissertation. My uni tutors weren't really able to help me because they were either too busy or had restrictions on how much they could help. I decided to get Taha as a private tutor and he was extremely helpful. He assessed multiple drafts of my project and proof read it and gave a great deal of advice for improvement. Without Taha this would have been a very tedious and tiresome process but Taha saved me from a great deal of work and stress and helped me achieve a first!
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
First
Written by Oliver C

Phenomenal Taha

My son suffers from severe dyslexia and was really struggling to pass his exams. If he did not pass then he would not have been able to stay at that school for A-levels. We were under a lot of pressure and worried about his future. I got in touch with Taha who tutored him via Skype, I was initially hesitant but it actually worked very well.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Maths - B
Written by Raj S

Outstanding Physics Tutor

My son was struggling with A-Level Physics and his school teachers were not giving him the attention he required. He was struggling to understand some of the concepts and we were very worried. We came across Taha's profile and it was very impressive. He is very patient and excellent at explaining things. He provided both Skype tution and home tution which was to a very high standard. Taha made himself available whenever we needed him. My son has really enjoyed the lessons and learned a lot from them. We are very grateful.
Subject:
Physics (A-Level)
Outcome:
Exams are very soon but now very prepared
Written by Kyle B

Great tutor

I dropped out of school at an early age and now that im in my mid 20's i found myself wanting to get back into education.

I contacted Taha to help me with my GCSE maths,and i enjoyed our lessons together because i am defintely making progress through Taha's teaching methods and i thought he was a good tutor because he is approachable,patient and makes sure the lesson is clearly understood before he leaves.I will defintely recommend Taha as your tutor.
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
Taha is a great tutor!
Written by Hashim H

Amazing ukcat tutor

Before i had met Taha i was struggling with time management and other skills relevant to the ukcat test. However his tutoring has really helped and allowed me to improve significantly. He is a very nice and approachable guy who works at a pace which suits you the most. He teaches the content in a way which is more understandable.
Subject:
UKCAT
Outcome:
Applying to university this year.
Written by Sh D

Great tutor!

I was doing a Masters in Immunology and I had finished writing my thesis. I showed it to my supervisor at university and he said that there were ambiguities in my work. I was unsure of what to do and I was struggling because English is not my first language. Unfortunately, my supervisor was not able to help me any further.

I had the idea of giving my work to a proofreader. However, this did not work as well as I had hoped because he did not have a science background and was unable to understand my research. I then realised that I needed someone who has a good background in immunology and parasitology as well as English grammar.

Fortunately, I came in contact with Taha. He was very kind and helpful. I found our Skype sessions together very useful because I could explain my ideas in my words and help a lot to write it in clear sentences. I think he is a really good tutor because he is patient, talented.
Subject:
Immunology
Outcome:
I think my work is now much improved and I would strongly recommend Taha
Written by Folu A

Very good Tutor.

My son is pleased
Subject:
UKCAT
Outcome:
Good
Written by Jack T

Fan-taha-stic

I was studying Medicine and struggling with the intensity of the course. The lectures were dry and content heavy and I was unsure what to make of them. Fortunatley, I found Taha who was exceptionally helpful. We went through all the material and I started enjoying Medicine again. I enjoyed our lessons because Taha showed great interest in making sure I fully understood every detail. I would recommend Taha because he is capable of explaining difficult concepts methodically and understandably.
Subject:
Medicine
Outcome:
Feeling confident again.
Written by Ada C

Great tutor

My son was really struggling with the organic reactions in Chemistry. His teachers at school had gone through it but he was having difficulty understanding and remembering the processes. After an intensive lesson with Taha, he now has a thorough understanding of exactly what's going on. Taha is very knowledgable and he basically answers all questions while my son is jumping from one topic to anther. It is very different from tutors who deliver lessons according to their fixed schedule. I am really happy with the progress he has been making these last few weeks. I would recommend Taha because he knows the subject inside out, and he has great communication skills.
Subject:
Chemistry (A-Level)
Outcome:
Taha is a very competent tutor
Written by Zara B

Really Working!

My son was facing mocks and was struggling. He happens to be dyslexic and not confident about his capabilities. So it was very important to find 'the right tutor'.
We looked through Taha's profile page, read the reviews and were impressed. Next step to cross fingers and make contact.
Taha and my son had their first lesson. I found that Taha had taught with great care and respect. After each class my son was actually motivated enough to make up memory cards with relevant information gained from his lessons. He now has them up in his room.
If needed Taha has spent extra time to embed the learning. So the lesson really has a beginning, middle and a conclusion. In every lesson he checks back to make sure previous concepts have been understood.
He's amiable and teaches with true passion for his subject and the ultimate success of his tutee.
I'm rather glad we made the wise choice we did!
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
Outcome:
My son is slowly growing in confidence.
Written by Enajite O

Great communication before and after lesson.My daughter liked that u are in depth,remains to see the impact on my daughter.Would definitely recommend
Subject:
Science (GCSE)
Written by Panashe M

Taha is outstanding.

As an A level student it was tough getting used to the big jump from GCSE, but when working with Taha, the way in which he approached the lesson made maths seem far more simpler making it very beneficial for me. Now from being left behind in class, I am ahead of the pack.
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)
Outcome:
Working grade has moved from an E to an A.
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Education and Qualifications

Taha's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Sussex
Degree
Medicie

School

Institution
N/A
A Levels
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  • - Biology
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Maths
    A*
  • - Physics
    A*
Institution
GCSEs
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  • - Biology
    A*
  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Maths
    A*
  • - Physics
    A*
  • - ICT
    A*
  • - English Language
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A*
  • - French
    A*

Prizes and Scholarships

Michael Parker Science Prize
Natural History Award
Senior Chemistry Prize
Gold in Senior Maths Challenge
Gold in Junior Maths Challenge
Best Peer Tutor (at Medical School)
Distinction OSCE Performance

Other Qualifications

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
FPOS (First Person On Scene)
DofE Gold (Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award)
Adult and Paediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Choking
Venepuncture and Cannulation
Immediate Life Support

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