"Saleem is such an amazing tutor who is always willing to help me out with any topic I struggle with and makes understanding certain concepts much easier. I am very grateful for all the tutoring sessions we had because I now genuinely understand everything he has gone over with me."
Student X, A Level Chemistry Tuition
Senior School Entrance
University of London, Imperial College, PHD Doctor of Philosophy
University of London, Imperial College, Chemistry Diploma
I have been tutoring since 2010 and specialise in Chemistry tuition.
I tutor in respect to the need and aspiration of students, providing an in-depth delivery of content. I teach and support my students in applying new knowledge, learning skills and I teach to raise their achievements.
I have accumulated over 150 hours of tutoring experience, from GCSE to A Level/IB. Please find a selection of my tuition experience below.
GCSE Chemistry (OCR)
I spent the first two lessons with Floe laying the foundations and discovering her strengths and weaknesses which had hindered her academic progress in chemistry so far. The main bulk of support was provided to organise her workload, providing an in depth understanding of the subject and learning how to apply her newly acquired knowledge successfully. The main emphasis was on learning essential exam technique and we worked on enhancing Floe’s confidence to do well in her final exams. Floe moved from C grade to A and enrolled in local Grammar School sixth form.
GCSE Chemistry (AQA)
The bulk of support I provided to David was how to structure his study skills along with the successful application of techniques to answer structured questions. We worked hard on creating an in depth understanding of the subject and learning to apply acquired knowledge, along with inhibiting good motivation levels. In the first phase of the tuition cycle David moved from D to B grade and in the final phase he acquired an A*. He is now studying three sciences at A Level.
A Level Chemistry (AQA)
In my sessions with Omar we worked on several things. The first of these was to spend a good amount of time building mind maps that would help him understand more challenging topics. I ensured he was well supported when it came to practice questions, especially those involving physical Chemistry calculations, as this was something he struggled with. We worked especially hard on making sure his knowledge mirrored the high amount of motivation that Omar had for the subject. He achieved an A* and is now reading Dentistry at University.
A Level Chemistry
Suzan struggled with Organic Chemistry particularly, so this was the main focus of our first sessions. We worked hard on enhancing her subject knowledge and how to answer multiple choice exams, along with developing her study skills to combat her anxiety. By the end of our sessions Suzan was able do an interpretation of NMR spectra with in depth analysis. She was successful in raising her level of achievement and felt very confident academically. She received an A* and is now reading Medicine.
Carmo and I worked together for 12 months in the run up to his exams, and we worked on all areas of the Chemistry syllabus. During tuition sessions we drew up a comprehensive plan to help her through the parts of the optional paper she struggled with. We spent several sessions on how to deal with multiple choice statements, along with long response questions. We also used past papers to support having a clear view of the subject. Carmo succeeded with Grade 7 and is studying Veterinary Medicine.
Hobbies and Interests
I enjoy reading and travelling.
Saleem is such an amazing tutor who is always willing to help me out with any topic I struggle with and makes understanding certain concepts much easier. I am very grateful for all the tutoring sessions we had because I now genuinely understand everything he has gone over with me.
Dr. Mahmood has definitely increased my confidence in the topics he has taught me, and the knowledge I have gained during tutoring with him has lasted me a long time. The past paper questions he has provided me with have definitely served as good practice for my exam. From the first lesson, I had become a lot more knowledgeable in a topic that I simply could not grasp. He is very supportive as well.
Saleem has already helped me increase my confidence in my chemistry ability over the past five lessons. I enjoy the way in which he teachings- by going over each unit that I request (SL and HL of a unit) and providing me with practice questions. He is very knowledgeable and able to explain difficult aspects to me in a way that I am able to process and understand, and is very patient and encouraging. Over the next two months we plan to include exam question practice into the lessons as well, to further prepare for my final.