A well-qualified teacher and highly experienced tutor with an excellent
record of successfully preparing pupils for 13+ Common Entrance
and scholarship examinations to top senior schools
I am an experienced prep school teacher, having held posts including Deputy Headmaster, Head of Scholars, Director of Studies and Head of Boarding. I have successfully prepared hundreds of pupils for entrance (11+ and 13+) and scholarship examinations to top senior schools throughout the United Kingdom. I have also helped to advise parents on senior school choices and entry requirements and I have good links with many heads and admissions tutors. Furthermore, I have extensive experience as a private tutor and have held resident tutor posts both in this country and overseas. I have also worked as a GCSE examiner. I am a graduate of Oxford University and was awarded a distinction in my PGCE teaching qualification.
In addition to running various academic departments at the schools in which I have worked, I have taught a range of subjects at 13+ Common Entrance including English, History, Latin and Religious Studies (TPR). I have also helped more generally with academic preparation, helping pupils to develop good study techniques across the board and overseeing individual revision programmes.
Furthermore, I have prepared pupils for scholarship examinations to many top senior schools. I have taught English, History and Religious Studies at scholarship level, and also helped with current affairs and General Paper preparation, essay writing, and interview technique. As well as preparing candidates for the Common Academic Scholarship exam I have also helped them work towards school-specific papers such as the Eton King's Scholarship, Winchester Election and Radley Scholarship.
In addition, I have helped pupils to prepare for 11+ entry assessments. These include the widely-used ISEB Common Pre-Test as well as school specific assessments such as the Eton List Test. I also have significant experience of assisting pupils with interview preparation at this level.
I have an excellent record of pupils earning top grades and winning scholarships to major senior schools at 13+. My former pupils, many of whom won awards, have moved on to schools including Eton College, Radley, Harrow, Wellington, Sherborne, Marlborough, Shrewsbury, Bradfield, Charterhouse, Ampleforth, Milton Abbey, Stowe, Rugby, Oundle, Winchester, Uppingham, Sedbergh, Fettes, Glenalmond, Cheltenham, Strathallan, St Edward's, Culford and elsewhere.
Please note that, given my school commitments, I am available for private tutoring during the major school holidays only. Additionally, please be aware that my diary fills several months in advance.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like any further information - even if only to pick my brain for advice. I am always happy to receive speculative enquiries, whether or not these eventually lead anywhere.