A full-time tutor for five years, born and brought up in North London, Dhananjay speaks many languages, ten conversationally or better. He attended St. Paul’s School and then studied French and Italian at the University of Cambridge, spending a year abroad in Rome (where he chose to learn Russian through lessons taught entirely in Italian!)
Dhananjay has an MA in Translation and Interpreting and has previously carried out translations and skillful transcriptions of live interviews with different footballers from various languages into English during the UEFA Euro 2016.
As well as languages, Dhananjay is a sports fan and ardent supporter of Manchester United and enjoys literature, music, psychology and philosophy, often incorporating these into lessons, making them exciting while providing practical examples of real-life application.
Teaching Experience and Approach
Dhananjay has worked as a professional tutor for five years, teaching a variety of students of different ages and levels, using his expertise and knowledge of languages to help many students achieve top grades, particularly at GCSE and A Level.
In addition, he has guided many students in applying for and achieving entrance to top schools at 11+ and 13+ level, including St. Paul’s Boys’ School, Eton, London Oratory, Cardinal Vaughan, St. Helen’s, South Hampstead, North London Collegiate, Habs’ Girls’ School, Henrietta Barnett, Dame Alice Owen, and The Latymer School.
Flexibility is at the absolute core of Dhananjay’s successful tuition methods. A sheer determination to get students to their objective includes designing tailor-made plans and entire exam technique guides for particular exam boards. He always seeks to make lessons enjoyable and interactive, and to instill in students the enthusiasm he has for his subjects.
I’m very passionate about tutoring, deciding to make it a full-time career. I find it extremely rewarding to help students to achieve top academic results and to fulfill their potential.
My enthusiasm and expertise, both for teaching languages and many other subjects, enables students to thrive and achieve the results they deserve.
“An outstanding tutor who inspires great self-confidence in his pupil, who works with great calm and efficiency, utterly convincing, a true model for a young student.” (Mother of an 11+ student)
“I also want to thank you for the amazing work you’ve done with my son, and also for continuing to broaden his horizons.”
“I think you, as someone who inspires him, are in a better position to offer him suggestions than I am.”
(Mother of a GCSE student to whom I taught French, German and Latin. He achieved grade 9 in all and continues to do lessons now for fun)
“X said that her class with Dhananjay was awesome!” (Mother of Spanish GCSE student on our first lesson)
“X is delighted and I think got on really well with Dhananjay.” (Father of German GCSE student)
“Dhananjay has been amazing with my son and he really enjoyed the interview practice with him. The questions he asked him definitely challenged his thought processes and encouraged him to dig deeper which I really enjoyed seeing.”
(Mother of a 13+ student applying to St. Paul’s)
“I am just emailing you to let you know that my son’s lessons with tutor Dhananjay were very good. He was too flexible and professional.” (Father of a French student)
“Dhananjay has been extremely professional and reliable from the start, assessing our son’s individual needs, working towards the goal of the 11+ assessment and providing us with confidence that over a set period, our son would be comfortable in achieving the best of his ability. Dhananjay clearly has high expectations and this comes across in a very calm and positive approach to his lessons. His lessons are delivered with confidence and intellect, providing real encouragement to obtain the best out of our son.”
“We would highly recommend Dhananjay as a highly skilled tutor. In our son’s words, he is clever, funny and makes the work enjoyable.”(Father of an 11+ student)
“Overall, Dhananjay had an incredibly positive impact on her attainment levels in French – culminating in her getting the top grade at GCSE. Dhananjay is a talented linguist and gifted student academically. He has deep subject knowledge and I would recommend him highly as a tutor.” (Mother of a French GCSE and A Level student)
“Dhananjay has made the lessons very enjoyable and has covered the content of the course comprehensively. His clear explanation of the material has contributed to my son achieving excellent marks in his coursework.” (Father of a Spanish GCSE student)
“We’re absolutely happy with Dhananjay. He has so much patience with the kids. He is like an angel, I swear.” (Mother of 6 and 9 year olds to whom I taught English and Maths)
“Excellent tutor, extremely personable, much liked by my son. Can’t fault him.” (Mother of a 9-year-old student leading up to 11+)