PREPARATION FOR ENTRY TO TOP SENIOR SCHOOLS
IN THE UK
I specialise in preparing pupils for entry to the top independent senior schools in the UK. This is often by means of 11+ pre-tests, 13+ Common Entrance and 13+ scholarship examinations. I have also worked as an academic mentor, monitoring and supporting academic progress across the spectrum, including devising and overseeing personalised revision and study programmes. I have worked as a private tutor in the UK as well as a resident tutor overseas, teaching a range of subjects up to GCSE level.
I am a graduate of Oxford University with a distinction in my PGCE teaching qualification. I have spent many years teaching in prep schools, including running various academic departments as well as holding posts including
Head of Boarding, Director of Studies, Head of Scholars and Deputy Head. I currently combine my school teaching with a limited amount of private tutoring during the major holidays (online and face-to-face) - although please be aware that my diary fills several months in advance.
My former pupils have moved on to major boarding schools throughout the UK, many earning excellent grades or winning scholarships to schools including Eton College, Winchester, Harrow, Uppingham, Marlborough, Radley and Oundle.
You will, of course, be able to find tutors who charge less than me (plus, of course, a large number who charge significantly more!). Please bear in mind that many of the cheaper tutors will never have worked in a school and have no formal teaching qualifications; they may have only limited experience as a tutor; they may lack detailed and specific knowledge of senior schools and their individual entry processes. Simply having a degree from a good university does not, in itself, make for a good and effective private tutor.
By contrast, I have many years' specialist teaching experience (both in schools and as a tutor) and an excellent track record of successfully preparing pupils for 11+ pre-tests and 13+ Common Entrance & scholarship exams to many of the top public schools in the UK.
GET IN TOUCH
Please use the form below to get in touch with me.
Alternatively you can contact me by telephone on +44 (0)1865 522722.