Founder

Mr Islam is passionate about raising student achievement in mathematics. He has tutored students since 2011 whilst funding his degree and began his teaching career as a trainee teacher in 2017. He has loved teaching ever since. He loves people, maths, and wants to make a difference and believes one should always do what they love, have a passion for, and are good at.

He holds a PGCE in Maths, a GradC in Maths, and an Integrated Masters (scientific). Maths is the subject he has a real passion for and loves helping students increase their potential in mathematics. One of his biggest accomplishments is achieving his GradC in Maths. Although he has been good at maths since childhood (A* for GCSE and A level maths), he faced significant challenge independently learning level 4 and level 5 mathematics (first year and second year level) whilst working full time, attending 6 hours of evening lectures a week for the level 6 course, and successfully preparing and passing the course, 1.5% from Distinction.

His passion for teaching extends beyond the classroom as he wishes to become a world-class maths teacher and a Lead Practitioner of Maths. He is very reflective and always seeks to improve himself and this website shares his journey and helping his students and students beyond his classroom with maths.

With almost a decade of experience of helping students learn the GCSE and the A level maths curriculum, it has enabled him to reflect on the fine progression of each area of mathematics and the best way students learn and make progress. He has decided to put his knowledge of the curriculum and reflection of teaching practice into developing 100 GCSE Maths mini-units (300 lessons) as well as dedicating time to compiling and refining 100 complimentary exam packs (30 Algebra, 30 Number, 25 Geometry, and 15 Statistics).

His lessons are highly structured, concise and easy to follow. Almost all lessons follow the following format: activating prior knowledge through the starter, progressive examples with success criteria (steps) for students to copy down, skill based task or two, and then a reasoning task (worded/problem solving/exam style questions). The complimentary exam packs contain specifically selected exam questions that cover a broad range of questions covering each area comprehensively, challenging the most able, yet minimising repetition. Less than 4% of the questions are non-exam questions due to new content and lack of exam questions that are available for some parts of the curriculum. The compiled exam question packs and numerical solutions are available free of charge, and the model solutions and video solutions are password protected.

Mr Islam believes each student can achieve great results as long as they are willing to work hard and believe in themselves. He has built this website primarily to develop his students to become more independent learners. The potential these exam-style packs, numerical solutions, model solutions and video solutions has is limitless.

To be a strong independent learner, the first step is to convince yourself you can achieve as long as you are willing to work for it. Build knowledge progressively by starting with the Grade 2 packs, then move onto Grade 3 packs, etc. Do each question, check the numerical solutions, figure out why you got some questions wrong, and then correct using the model solutions and video solutions (copying model solutions actually improves retention). ‘Being successful in maths is all about having good examples and repetition.’ – Mr Islam.

You can also learn the curriculum by watching the video solutions, then trying the questions, and then marking using the model solutions and reviewing by re-watching parts of the video. Again, start with the Grade 2 packs, then move onto Grade 3 packs, etc. so prior knowledge required is addressed before tackling the higher graded packs.

Hope you find this website beneficial.

TUITION

I offer private tutoring if I am available. During term time, it will have to be on a Sunday. My online lessons start at the beginning of the hour and single lesson lasts 50 minutes, such as 10:00-10:50, and double lessons lasts 1 hour 50 minutes, such as 10:00-11:50. My fees are £45 for single lessons or £90 for double lessons.

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