Nice to meet you! My name is Riya, and I am in my final year of studying PPE (specialising in Economics) at the University of Oxford. I am originally from Cheltenham, where I studied Maths, Further Maths, Economics, and Physics for my A-levels. After finishing university, I will start a job in management consulting, and I hope to also continue tutoring. In my free time, I enjoy playing the violin in orchestras, travelling, and swimming.
I have extensive tutoring experience across many subjects, including: Economics, Maths, English, Philosophy, Oxbridge Entrance (PPE, E&M, and Economics), TSA, and 11+. I have taught across all age groups — from pre-school to Upper Sixth. I am passionate about education — I have just returned from a month in Indonesia, where I taught English in an elementary school, and I am currently finalising my TEFL qualification.
My teaching style
For 11+, GCSEs, and A-levels, I teach students using past papers and practice questions. I find that this method is the most engaging, as students learn to think through the content in a way which is directly applicable to the exam, and they master exam techniques from the very beginning of tuition. Tackling practice questions also helps us to quickly identify any gaps, which we can then work together to fill.
For Oxbridge applications, entrance exams, and interviews, I provide a tailored service for the selected course and college. I help the students to identify their own interests and teach them how to think through those topics in a rigorous academic context. I also ensure that there is a solid, baseline level of knowledge across all other relevant topics in good time for the interviews.
My Proudest Achievements
I am a keen musician, and my proudest achievements are playing in some exciting venues, such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican, and on tour in Europe!
- Oxbridge Interview
- Verbal Reasoning
- Non Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Methods
- Pure Maths
- English Literature
- Business Studies
- Religious Studies
My Results and Achievements
- Oxford PPE student
- Helped several students receive Oxbridge offers