UCL/University of Edinburgh: Medicine
Imperial College London: First Class with honours: BSc in Medical Sciences with Humanities, Philosophy and Law
Wellington College: IB 42/45
Biography & Interests
I have just graduated from Imperial College London with a First Class BSc in Medical Sciences and I am about to embark on the fourth year of an undergraduate degree in Medicine. I love the sciences but also enjoy delving into the humanities and the social sciences behind medicine. Before my university career, I studied the International Baccalaureate diploma at Wellington College (2012-2014), where I was deputy head boy.
I thoroughly enjoy running (I raced the Edinburgh Marathon in 2016 and the Hackney Half Marathon in 2018, with aspirations to complete my second marathon in 2020) and the arts, often attending the theatre and music events. I also love to travel: I went to China for fourth months in my gap year, where I worked at a school as a teaching assistant.I also taught first aid in Tanzania for the charity First Aid Africa, in Summer 2016.
Experience & Approach
I am Key Stage 2 and 3 specialist across Maths, Science and English and have recently completed my 15th job with Oppidan. I am currently working with a number of children on their 11+ and 13+ entrance tests to senior schools, as well as preparing them for their subsequent interviews and transitions to senior school. I love helping younger primary-aged children engage with learning and have just finished a wonderful job working with two children in Y5 on their maths and English.
I also have lots of experience of mentoring Oppidan students for their GCSEs. I have achieved success with many children on their GCSEs maths and science exams.
Through my experiences of tutoring students in China I discovered that developing rapport is a necessity for students to get the most from mentoring sessions. Doing ‘schoolwork’ outside of the classroom can be a massive chore for students so it is my aim to make sessions as fun and interesting as possible. I want to help students tackle problems using many tools which wouldn’t have tested in class. I hope that I will cover important curriculum in an engaging way, ensuring students have a firm understanding of what they need to know for exams.
“My son really enjoyed the lessons and he said the time flew by. Sonny was knowledgeable and helped ensure my son understood everything” Mother of 12-year-old, April 2019
“Amazing! So patient, understanding and helpful. He clicked with my son and got to know him and what he needed help with. My son is becoming more confident in himself and what he can actually do. We are so lucky to have him as his mentoring tutor.” Mother of 13-year-old, April 2019
"Sonny has made an excellent connection with Jake and we are looking forward to working with Sonny moving forwards." Mother of 9-year-old, May 2019
“Sonny was so friendly and professional and made my 10 year old daughter feel very relaxed. He was quick to absorb the information I gave him from the school on what areas India needed to work on and I would highly recommend him as a mentor.” Mother of 10-year-old, June 2019
“My children rush to open the door when Sonny arrives. He has created a magical world where my children’s enthusiasm and love for learning has come to life.” Mother of two 10-year-olds, July 2019
“He has absolutely loved his time with you, and your sessions together on a Wednesday have been a highlight of his week and a huge positive. We really appreciate the work you have done together.” Mother of 11-year-old, August 2019