• Oxford University: PhD Chemical Engineering (in progress)

  • Oxford University: MEng Engineering Science 1st Class Degree

  • Stonyhurst College: A-Levels - Mathematics A*, Further Mathematics A*, Additional Furthers Mathematics A*, Chemistry A, Physics A*

Biography & Interests

I am a PhD student in Chemical Engineering (Hons.) at the University of Oxford, already holding a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the university. I was raised in Nigeria and moved to the UK for secondary school. I gained interests and academic success in mathematics and sciences which led me to apply for an engineering undergraduate course. I have worked in many academic positions as an academic mentor for undergraduates at the Department of Engineering, and mentoring 13+, GCSE and A-Level students. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, playing football, swimming, playing chess and building wooden models of large ships.

Experience & Approach

I have been mentoring with Oppidan for the last two years and have worked on 25 jobs with over 500 hours’ experience teaching children aged 8-18. I specialise in Maths and Science up to A Level and IB but I am equally happy teaching the subjects at GCSE Level and to 13+ too. I also work on Oppidan’s University Placements and have worked recently with students applying to study Engineering and also Maths. I have just finished working with two boys preparing for the Eton College KS exams and this Autumn continue to work with children applying for exams in the summer of 2020.

I have a positive attitude and a passion to assist and motivate struggling learners, factors which I believe are key to building confidence and achieving academic goals. I find, from my own experience, that people learn things differently and at different paces; when students struggle with a subject, it’s usually because their learning style conflicts with the style or pace with which it is being taught. Mentoring one-on-one gives the opportunity to learn at the student’s optimal pace. I strongly believe that success at school and beyond is based on strategy, time management, and self-confidence. My passion, diligence and creative skill-set drive my students to succeed.


"Great energy and connected really well with the boys. Five Stars!" Mother of 13-year-old, April 2018

"He knows what he’s doing and he is very good at it." Father of GCSE student, April 2018 

“Alli was exactly what we were looking for - a mentor. He assessed both my kids and was spot on with his understanding of them. I'm certainly impressed.” Mother of 11 and 13-year old, September 2018

“Alli was fantastic. O loved her sessions with him and came away fired up and keen to do extra work that he had set. He was very encouraging and made her sessions fun! O always came away from one session looking forward to the next which is a credit to Alli's mentoring. Thank you Alli.” Mother of 13-year-old, November 2018

“We found Alli intelligent, passionate, very engaged and in tune with our boys' mentoring needs.” Mother of 11-year-old and 13-year-old, December 2018

“Fantastic after the first session! The boys love him already - we look forward to what he brings to table and the future sessions!” Parent of 14-year-old and 11-year-old, April 2019