1) Below is a recommendation from a student who studied at Gordano School, Portishead Bristol:
' I was struggling to learn an extra AS in Further Maths at sixth form, whilst only having one fortnightly tutorial with my teacher. I decided to get a tutor and after finding Mr Rana's details i gave him a call to arrange a session once a week, he was so friendly and helpful, i felt completely at ease during our tutorials.
He'd always be willing to put in any extra effort to help you succeed, with plenty of extra resources like past exam papers and mark schemes. I could steer each lesson, towards areas that i found particularly problematic.
I was seriously worried about achieving the grades that i needed to get into to university in both mathematics and further mathematics, but with his help i managed to achieve an A in AS further Maths and an A in A-Level Maths.
Now i am off to Southampton University to study for a maths degree.
His positive attitude and enthusiasm for the subject means that he can relate to and help anyone of any ability. This is why I would gladly and confidently recommend him to any one who needed extra help, especially within the area of mechanics. ' - Emily
2) Below is a thank you note written by a GCSE student from Cotham School. He was predicted to get a D grade. He in fact he got a B grade and both his parents and he were elated by this result:
“ Thanks so much Sharad
You've built my confidence in Maths hugely. I now feel happy to see my exam results for Maths. I will be sure to ring you with my results when they arrive.
All the best for the future.
3) Henna got an E grade Foundation tier and after a year of tuition she got a C grade in the Intermediate tier. Below is her thank you text message:
"Hiya Sharad this is Henna from yate. I got my maths results today and I have passed with a C, I got 306 marks out of 480. Thank you for all your help. I reallydo appreciate it. Take care.. Henna" (Yate)
4) Hi it's Emma, just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help! I got 96/100 in the Mechanics exam and an A overall. I'm doing what Emily did and taking up further maths this year so I might end up needing your help with Stats! (Potishead)
My daughter was struggling in GCSE maths and was finding it hard to
understand. Although her teacher was helpful, she obviously needed to look
after the whole class. I contacted Sharad and my husband and I were very
pleased with the way he interacted with Sophie - he is endlessly patient and
she found that she understood the concepts much better. Also, the fact that
Sharad was able to come to the house to give the tuition made the
arrangement much easier for us. Sharad helped Sophie's confidence and
ability in this subject enormously.
Sue (Long Ashton)
6) My son had been struggling with A level Maths having found it completely different from GCSE Maths. Sharad has given him a greater understanding of how Maths works and as a result he has gained a lot more confidence in the subject. Alex now enjoys Maths and is obtaining much higher results, this is all down to his tutor sessions with Sharad. I would like to thank Sharad for the time he has spent with Alex and would highly recommend anyone who is struggling with this subject to contact him.
Ruth & Joe Stephens
7) Just wanted to say big thank you for helping Will with his maths AS resits. In core 1 he got A and mechanics B this from a U last year! You gave him the confidence boost he needed so a big thank you.
Sue Parrett (Felton)
8) Chris got 69marks for C3 and 40 marks for C4 in June 2008.. He decided to resit these modules in January 2009. He started tuition with me end of October 2008:
I thought you would like to know that Chris got his 'A' in Maths.
He got 83 in C3 and 63 in C4 which was up by 37 points from his summer results (he needed plus 34). Cutting it a bit fine!
Thanks for your help, best wishes.
9) Hi sharad, I hope you are well. Just wanted to let you know I passed the exam. So UWE have accepted me on the PGCE course. Thank you for the support.
Hana (St Pauls)
Just a quick note to let you know Alex got a B grade in his Maths A level.
I don't think that would have been possible without your help.
Ruth & Joe Stephens
Hi, Sharad, Just emailing to let you know my results came today, here is what I got...
Maths: B (Predicted C)
Statistics: B (Predicted D)
I am very happy with these results, and would not have achieved them without your help.
Thank you very much for finding the time to tutor me.
Just like to let you know that I passed my maths GCSE with a B and am really happy with the result, the second test was really hard so I was starting to lose hope. It was exactly a year since I started having your help and before that I was expected to get a D so thank you so much I couldn't have done it without you.
Christie. (Westbury on Trim)
13) Dear Sharad
I wanted to write my own thanks along with Joshua. I am sure he has told you his news.
I very much appreciated you being able to offer time to Joshua and at such a late stage of his 'A' level course. As a parent I only became aware of the situation of staff changes at his school together with the demands of course work in his other subjects in the run up to exams. If I was to offer advice to others I would certainly urge parents to check things out by the Christmas break! I knew you made a difference in even the short time you saw him. He was able to go through uncovered curriculum and more important his confidence and belief that he could achieve his necessary grade became apparent. I am sure the commitment and the ability to communicate your subject is the strength you offer together with the capacity to help students feel at ease. I would certanly recommend you to other parents who like me suddenly felt at a loss of how to support my child. I am so delighted I discovered you
Thank you and best wishes
Thank you so much for the help that you gave me over the last months of my a-levels. I was finding it difficult to keep up with the level of maths at A2 and although I enjoyed the subject I felt I wasn't getting the support from my 6th form. You helped my confidence with the exam material, and your clear ways of taking me through what information was important was great. In the end I achieved two A's in Art and Product design and a B in Maths. This meant I secured my place at the Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL. I know that I woudn't have achieved this withuot your help in Maths. I have decided to take a gap year to work and travel before heading to London next year. I would recommend your help to anybody studying maths. Thanks again for your help. All the best
14) I tutored Tom in FP1, FP3, M3 and S3. We were delighted when he got his results and obtained a B in his further maths:
Thank you so much for all of your help. Please leave your address so that we can let you know how Tom gets on.
Jo Pollett (Henleaze)
15) I tutored Nicola in S3
Dear Mr Sharad
I would like to thank you very much for tutoring my daughter Nicola. She has made good progress and she is very pleased with your tutoring lessons. I very much appreciate.
Marie-ange Butt (Lockleaze)
16) I tutored Tim in M2, M3, FP1 & FP2. He got an A in his A-level Maths and a B in his Further Maths with an A in M2 and M3.
Thank you so much for all the help you have given Tim. It has so improved his confidence and ability.
Thank you, with best wishes,
Kevin, Sue & Tim Sudlow (Henbury)
You may not remember me but you helped my son Tim Sudlow get through his further maths a-level some years ago? Anyway I thought I better let you know that Tim has just graduated from Reading Uni with a 1 st in computer science and you definitely had a significant part to play in that because he was struggling with mechanics in particular.
17) Hi Sharad
We are very pleased to tell you that Gemma got a B in her Maths exam , a result that she would never had achieved without your help. She is really pleased! Without your help she was only predicted a C/D in the lower foundation so all the hard work since last September has paid off tremendously.
She got the following marks just in case you ' d like to know:
M athematics B Module 5 – 264 marks ( ‘ a ' equivalent)
Mathematics B – Grade B (equivalent to 456)
Thank you once again for all your hard work with her. I ' m sure she wasn ' t the easiest of pupils but she came out shining!
I would be delighted to recommend you to anyone needing that extra help .
18) Hi Sharad
I just wanted to let you know that Elena got her GCSE results today and we are thrilled that she has got a B grade which was undoubtedly assisted by the tuition you have provided over the past months.
Many thanks for all your help and for giving up your Saturday mornings – very much appreciated by us and most definitely by Elena.
Jacquie Chewins (Backwell/Nailsea)
19) Hello Sharad,
We just wanted to let you know that Hannah received a Grade B result for her GCSE Maths. She was delighted with this, as she has always found Maths a difficult subject. Many thanks for your hard work in helping Hannah through and we will be in touch when it comes to GCSE exams for our other daughter.
Sarah Thorn (Clevedon)
Hope you and yours are keeping well.
I just thought I would let you know how Sarah got on in her maths exam.
She got a B in the higher paper!!! and we are so proud of her. I am convinced that the lessons she had with you definately helped her attain this result, you increased her confidence in herself and explained things in a way that she could understand, thank you very much.
Sarah got 2 A's 6 B's 2 C's and 1 D and has started doing sixth form and is studying English language, Physcology, RS and photography.
Thank you again for all your help and we will definately recommend you.
21) I tutored Shrutika in S1, S2, C3 and C4.
Dear Mr Rana,
My name is Shrutika Kulkarni and I study at the North Bristol post 16 centre doing my second year of A levels in French, Media and Mathematics. A level Maths has proved to be quite a problem for me this year unlike any other years of my education. Statistics in particular is something I'm finding quite hard to grasp. Embarrassingly enough I received a D in my S1 paper last year overall gaining a C in my AS level Maths. Since Maths has always been one of my strongest subjects throughout my academic life I decided to continue it to A2 despite my low grade but I've found it to be a hurdle this year as well. I am told that I grasp concepts well and quite fast too and therefore think that a tutor would help me tremendously in spite of the proximity to the exams. I would need tutoring in S1 and S2 mainly and would require multiple classes a week. Your site seemed interesting therefore I chose to contact you. I found your site through aplustutors.co.uk.
Please revert back as soon as possible.
Thank you very much, Shrutika Kulkarni
I'm writing to thank you, I'm not aware of my results yet but I do know that I've got into my dream uni which means that I've score AAB or above and I have only you to thank since before I started your tuition classes I was standing with a D. So thank you, I really appreciate all the help and support you've given me in the past few months....
22) I tutored Cal in C1, C2, C3, C4, S1, S2, M1, M2, FP1, FP2 and FP3
Hello Mr Rana
I thought you would like to know about my results
Math A, Physics C (1 mark short of B) and Further Math C (11 marks short of B).
I got into Cardiff to do Computer Science.
Thanks Again for all your help over the years and I hope to see you again soon
23) I tutored Charlie in C4, FP1, and FP2.
Thank you for your expert help and advice on A level maths. Having only three months to prepare for 6 maths exams was a daunting task made significantly easier with your help. I got an A. Could not have done it without you.
Charlie Kind (St Pauls)