(1) Sharad has been a patient and calm out of school maths tutor for our son in his GCSE year. He had been struggling to reach his predicted grade. Sharad proved to be a reliable and lovely teacher giving Isaac the quiet confidence to achieve his B grade. We would all highly recommend him.

‘Fiona Willis' – Cliftonwood

(2) Dear Mr. Rana,

I got some results yesterday. For my C2 retake, I got 80%, an improvement on my 65% last summer, raising my AS grade to an A. In my C3 exam, I got 84%. Hopefully, my C4 and M2 exams in May & June will go as well!

Thank you very much for all your help so far.

George. (Portishead)

Dear Mr Rana,
I achieved a grade A in my A level Maths.
I will now be going to UCL to study Biological Sciences.
Thank you very much for all your help.

Best wishes,


(3) Hi Sharad,

It has been a long time since we have spoken and I just wanted to know that you are well and in good spirit.  I have tried to contact you before last year, but did not get a response.

How is your daughter and son getting on?  Is your wife well and still working in Bristol?  I am now teaching Maths at Bristol Met and wanted to Thank you for all your help in understanding maths.  Many of my students comment about my teaching, but I put it all done to a most excellent tutor who not only taught me how to understand what I was doing, but also how to teach it.

Thank you, you are a wonderful man with the most calming spirit I have encountered in a long time or since.

Warm blessings,

Trevor Simpson (Montelier)


(4) Just to let you know Ian did very well in all his exams and is now at sixth form. In his Maths he achieved a C (foundation) thanks for your help it made a big difference.

Nikki (Clevedon)


(5) Hello Sharad,

Thank you so much for helping me succeed in my STEP
maths exams; your tuition really helped me become more comfortable with
the difficult questions. I found your explanations of how to tackle
different topics very clear and illuminating and your kind and friendly
manner made me feel at ease in tutorials. I also thought your
experience as a teacher really shone through as you seemed to know
exactly when to give me a hint or explanation or let me puzzle a little
longer. I would definitely recommend you to friends who need help with
maths, and I will remember our lessons when I start at Cambridge this

Jamie (Bishop Sutton)

(6) Hi Sharad,

Hope you're having a lovely summer & you didn't have too many blisters from walking home from town! Jacob is absolutely delighted to have A* for Maths GCSE. Thank you very much for all your help. He would like some help with AS maths and I was wondering if you were able to come over end of next week? Many thanks again.

Selena (Redland)


(7) Dear Sharad

I wanted to let you know that James got a B in his A Level Maths, which he is absolutely delighted with.  A big thank you for the tutoring you gave James over the last year.  You restored his confidence and increased his understanding of the subject and without your help I do not believe he would have been able to obtain this grade.  I would highly recommend you to anyone who needs extra help in A Level Maths.

I will email you next week after his brother has received his GCSE result for Maths and hopefully will be able to arrange for you start tutoring him from September 2012 in A Level Maths (with Statistics).

Thank you very much for your help.


Julia (Portishead)


(8) Dear Sharad,

I just want to thank you for your help, George received an A grade.

Best Wishes,

Sally Burton (Redland)


(9) Hi Mr Rana,

Sorry for not getting around to this sooner. See below recommendations from Mum and myself for your website. Please add our names if you would like to.

From Seth Taylor:

Easy to talk to, good teaching style, competent in all areas of the course and had new and useful methods for explaining maths concepts. Definitely helped me achieve the grades I was hoping for.

From Jo Taylor:

I truly believe our son would not have achieved his first choice university place without Mr Rana's dedicated and patient help. He reliably gave excellent additional one to one teaching which enabled our son to achieve a B in in A-level Maths and Mechanics when his school had predicted a C grade at best. Mr Rana always arrived promptly and was able to provide additional lessons very flexibly. He has a gently supportive teaching manner and provided all necessary materials for teaching and exam practise. I cannot recommend him highly enough. 

Thanks so much again, Seth. (Redland)


(10) Hi Sharad,
This is Anna (you tutored me for my January core 1).
I was just emailing to tell you that I got an A (86%)
and to say thanks for the help!
Anna (Knowle)  

(11) Hi

It's Georgey, just wanted to say I got an A* in my maths A Level. 98/100 in core 4! Thank you so much for your help tutoring me.

Georgey (Cotham)

(12) Hello Sharad

It's Haya here, your maths tutee! Just to let you know on our gcse grades! Abdulla got an A* in his maths and I got an A! Thank you very much for your help! We will contact you soon to let you know on when we can start tuition for A level.

Best wishes


(13) Hi,

I got my maths results! I got a B! Thank you very much for the helpxx

Eleanor (Bishopston)


(14) Hi Sharad

Jacob got his results this afternoon & really pleased to tell you he got a B overall. C1 83, C2 70, M1 66. He is wondering wether it would be worth resitting C2 and M1 to boost his mark as he would like to aim for an A next year. Thank you very much for all your help & look forward to seeing you in September. Hope you're having a lovely summer.

Selena & Jacob (Redland)


(15) Hello Sharad


This is just a message to thank-you for the all the help you gave me with my maths tutoring.
The grades were higher than the ones predicted for me.
I got an A in both "Mathematics" and "Further Mathematics" and even though my physics grade was lower than I wanted, I have been offered a place at Glamorgan which was my first choice.

I believe that the help you gave me was instrumental in improving my grades and I am just so glad to be going to the University of South Wales (formerly Glamorgan) as I truly believe that its style of teaching is by far the best suited for me.

I will let you know how I get on, from September, when my course begins.

Many thanks again for all your help.

Thomas Britton (Clevedon)



(16) Hi Sharad

Just to let you know Alec got a C grade in his Maths AS level.  He was really pleased with this so thank you once again for all your help and patience.

Kind regards

Julia (Portishead)

(17) Hi Sharad,

We thought you would like to know that Livvie passed her Maths at grade C and that we are all extremely grateful to you.

Well done, an excellent job!

All best wishes

Steve and Kath Liddle


(18) Hello Mr Rana

How are you doing? I was just texting to say thank you for all the help and support in maths these past two years. I managed to get an A* in maths 100% in M2 and 98% in C4. I have been accepted by Bath University for mechanical engineering and couldn't have done it without your help so thanks again.


(19) I helped Oscar with IB Higher level maths

Dear Mr Rana

We just wanted to let you know that Oscar is absolutely thrilled with his maths result. He achieved a level 6 which is brilliant!

Thank you so much for all your hard work.

We are just waiting for Daisy's now! 

Daisy would like to do Maths A'level and is really hoping you will be able to continue to tutor her please? 

Many, many thanks again.

With very best wishes

Esther and John Hatfield


Hello Sharad,

I'm just emailing you to let you know that I got a level 6 in maths! Thank you very much for all of your help- I am certain that without your help I would have got at least two grades lower! Hope you are well, thanks again.