Samira moved to the UK from Afghanistan at the age of 7 not knowing a word of English, but determined to get into Oxbridge. She studied Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Physics for A-Level and achieved her dream of a place at Cambridge, going on to graduate with top marks in Economics. Following positions as a trader at JP Morgan and at a leading consulting firm, she followed her passion and began tutoring. Outside of tutoring Samira is a kickboxer and qualified personal trainer, as well as being a Calm ambassador for mental health and a writer.
TUTORING EXPERIENCE AND APPROACH
Samira has been tutoring for over a decade. Her pupils have gained places at universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and Columbia University, New York to study subjects as varied as Mathematics, Economics and Medicine. She specialises in Maths, Further Maths, Economics, Business Studies, entrance examinations and interview practices for Consulting Firms.
Samira’s teaching style varies depending on the student. She begins by getting to know them, how they learn (colours, by doing etc.), where their strengths are and what they need support with, working with them to devise a revision plan, then steadily working through it.
Samira has extensive experience with SEN students and offers mentoring and guidance to students through their university application, including advice on personal statements.
I firmly believe that education should be accessible to all and that everyone has the ability to get to grips with a subject that intrigues them. I enjoy watching students grasp a concept they have previously struggled with – it’s a wonderful feeling! I was lucky enough to have had some incredible teachers who lit my passion for maths and economics which has opened so many doors for me post university and would like to pass on that love for the subjects to the next generation.
My favourite book – Currently (as it keeps changing!) my favourite books are Hello Beautiful by Ann Nepolitano and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
“Samira taught me in the months leading up to my economics A-Level and I honestly cannot recommend her enough! She gave me a deeper understanding of the course material and went above and beyond to mark any extra work I sent to her. Her thorough explanations and persistent encouragement to believe in myself definitely stood me in good stead for my exams, and I’m incredibly grateful for all that she taught me both about economics and building confidence!” Bella
“Samira is an amazing tutor and has helped me over the past couple of months with my A-Level exams. I honestly don’t think I could’ve sat those exams without her guidance and encouragement to go with my gut and that I knew more than I thought and I thank her so much for that!” Natalie