Featured Tutor: Moneeb Mirza

Featured Tutor: Moneeb Mirza
November 25, 2017
Marilyn Brydges

Here is the latest post in our Featured Tutor series! As always, it showcases one of our many excellent tutors and demonstrates why he is so passionate about tutoring, and why we love him.

Moneeb studied a Master’s degree in Chemistry at UCL and achieved a 2:1; he also achieved highly in his GCSEs and A-levels. He has tutored students aged 7 to 13 in all subjects, but specialises in Science (particularly Chemistry) and Maths tutoring. Moneeb has helped several of our students accomplish more highly, most recently assisting a 10-year-old student to achieve ‘exceptionally high marks’ in Maths putting him in the top 2% of students nationwide.

1. Why do you like teaching?
Teaching allows me the opportunity to have a positive impact on the future of a student, it feels great seeing my students do well. Teaching is also an opportunity for myself to learn not just about the topic at hand but also more about myself.

2. What is your teaching style?
My style involves creating a relaxed environment where the student can feel comfortable, I try to be less a teacher and more a friend. I try to be creative and flexible in my explanations of new material to students, different students react differently to a certain way of learning, so it’s best to go with what the student likes most. I try to be positive and give praise especially when a student solves something difficult.

3. Tell us your best teaching moment.
I love it when students are able to build on knowledge I’ve taught them previously and use it to tackle a brand new problem that they haven’t seen before, it shows me and them that they understand the concept. Best moment so far is helping a student do extremely well in their end of year exams for Year 5 in maths.

4. What are your interests outside of teaching?
I’m an avid cyclist and love riding/working/buying new bits for my bike. I enjoy tech, food and travel videos online as well as learning new skills associated with data analysis/programming.