I must say that I’ve been rather fortunate to have stumbled upon Keystone during my internet search. My daughter tells me that it’s so convenient for her to do the online lessons. It was scary at the start as she has never done so. We’ve always had tutors that came to our home or we would go to a tuition centre. My other kids (aged 12 and 11) are curious about these online lessons.
Mother of Year 11 Student
3 August 2017
Josh is excellent. He is obviously a fabulous tutor. He is kind, patient and has high expectations of the children. They respond well to his calm, straight forward approach. They never complain about their tutoring times and we are delighted that they are making great progress!
Mother of two Year 10 students
9 May 2017
Can I also say what a pleasure it was to have Francis help my son -he actually enjoyed and looked forward to his sessions - quite something for a 10 year old boy in his Easter holidays!
Mother of Year 6 Student
9 May 2017
Thank you so much for all of your help. My son enjoyed the lesson a lot and found it very helpful. We really appreciate your dedication and interest.
Mother of Year 7 Student
18 January 2017
I should like to express my gratitude for all the efforts and support deployed by everyone at Keystone. It has been outstanding.
Father of IB student
9 December 2016
My daughter got an A grade in her R.S, therefore achieving her target. We were delighted with the support and teaching given by Keystone, and the result reflected this. Please pass on our gratitude to her teachers.
Mother of A-Level student
30 August 2016
My Son did better than any of us anticipated and my husband and I are certain that was down to the professionalism of his tutoring, and we thank you and your team very very much. I would not hesitate to recommend you.
Mother of A-Level student
30 August 2016
She got an A* and 100 percent! Judith was brilliant!
Mother of GCSE student
25 August 2016
Just to let you know my daughter got three A*s in her A levels and an A* in her EPQ. She is off to Durham to read Natural Sciences. Many thanks to all at Keystone for all of your help and support.
Mother of A-Level student
25 August 2016
My son has done really well in his exams and got his first choice of uni! He is off to Newcastle in September. Many, many thanks to your wonderful tutors for all the support they offered him!
Mother of A-Level Student
25 August 2016
My son got a 7 for his HL Maths and so has the maximum IB score of 45. His name will be engraved on the honours board at KCS and he will be starting at Oxford University in October. We are very grateful to Thomas and Keystone for your fantastic support in helping our son achieve his potential.
Father of IB student
25 August 2016
My son found out yesterday that he had done really well in his A levels, gaining 2A*'s and 2A's and has he accepted a place to read Law at Durham University this October.
Mother of A-Level student
8 June 2016
My daughter truly enjoys working with your stable of tutors, not only regarding the respective academic subjects, but also sharing their views on the big picture and looking at academics and work beyond school. My daughter really enjoyed her dialogue with each of them, taking home more than just facts. A reassuring exercise for her.
Mother of GCSE student
8 June 2016
We were so impressed with Mia. She was just lovely, and clearly knows her subject and CE inside out. My son took to her straight away, and we feel very lucky to have found her! Skype worked really well too, don't know why I was worried! Mother of Year 7 student
1 April 2016
"I had only three weeks before my entrance exams to Charterhouse, Sevenoaks School, Cheltenham Ladies’ College and James Allen’s Girls’ School and I hardly had any experience in essay writing in English. I was very lucky to have Naomi as my tutor, since our hard work paid off and I was delighted to be accepted at all my chosen schools, selecting Sevenoaks School in the end. Naomi’s advice was systematic and accurate and her manner of teaching was also intelligible, which helped us to cover everything we needed in the limited time. On the whole, I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Naomi and I would gladly recommend her and Keystone".
22 January 2016
"I just wanted to let you know our good news. Our son cleared the marks (whatever they were!) for Eton College so got his place. We are super happy and just wanted to thank you and everybody at Keystone for the help, this was definitely a team effort!" Mother of previous student.
7 December 2015
"I thought I should drop you a line to say thank very much for the superb service and the recommendations that were all excellent. Our daughter was tremendously pleased with all her tutors. I am also writing to confirm that she will not be requiring any more tutoring for this academic year. She definitely deserves to relax now. Many thanks for all your support and for your very tailored help throughout the process." Mother of previous student.
23 August 2015
"I wanted to let you all know that we found out today that our daughter got into Sevenoaks. She was even invited to sit for the Scholars’ exam. So, a very big thank you from all of us to you for your help and support. We may still try for Wycombe Abbey but for the moment Sevenoaks is our first choice, so it’s a wonderful result." Father of 13+ student.
28 June 2015
Hi Will and Mandy I am pleased to let you know our son has won the KS scholarship. He will enter College in September.Thank you very much in helping him in the preparation. (Father of Eton Scholarship candidate).
13 May 2015
"I thought that you would be delighted to hear that our son has been awarded a King's scholarship. We know that this has been achieved by the support and encouragement by tutors like yourself. You supported him at a crucial stage and hope you can share some of our vicarious pleasure in his achievement. You are a great teacher and your support has been most appreciated." (Father of King's scholarship candidate)
8 May 2015
"We couldn't have asked for better tutors. It surpassed our expectations and meant that the children felt happy and confident in the knowledge they would return to school and be as prepared as the other students (perhaps even more so). It also meant that we enjoyed our trip even more as it gave us happy and engaged children. A massive thank you to the team at Keystone".
1 May 2015
"I think my maths teacher is doing a great job because his class is always constructive. He always asks me if I'm confident enough on the topic we covered last lesson and gave me questions making sure I remember stuffs from that lesson. Even though I ask him the same question over and over again, he never gets frustrated but explains to me until I really get it. Again, he makes sure by asking me few questions related to that topic. I think I improved a lot by taking his class." Previous student.
26 April 2015
"My son had his second and last session with Sarah yesterday and he is (and hence we are) very happy with the outcome. He found the sessions very useful, productive and constructive, all of which served to increase his confidence for the term and exams ahead (with confidence being a significant factor for his performance). Sarah herself seemed delightful in the limited engagement I had with her – focused and open, she connected well with my son and left him very upbeat about the experience. I suspect (sounding like a true testimonial!) that we will be back for more sessions as the remainder of the A level window progresses. Thanks to you, and the rest of the Keystone team, for arranging". Father of A Level Student
14 April 2015
"I will most certainly gladly recommend Keystone Tutors and just glad I discovered you in time to help my son. Very many thanks".
12 March 2015
Dear Keystone, Thank you very much indeed for your helpful group of highly qualified (and charming) tutors who have been so very helpful to my children. Of course, we will only know how well they have absorbed it all when they have seen their results in August. But I have no doubt that the time spent with your three has been very productive and positive, whatever the outcome. Yours,
11 December 2014
Hello Keystone, I met Johnny last week. My son seemed to like him very much. He looked so young! He took time to tell me how the lesson went and what they did. He is so clever he almost couldn't look me in the eye! He came over as actually caring very much about getting his teaching methods right. So far so good. Thanks Keystone.
24 November 2014
Hi Keystone Thanks. Very nice of you and Tim to ask. Our son said he wanted to get in touch with Tim to let him know. He was very pleased with himself as he scored above the grades he needs for the course he has chosen to do. Pretty good for him I think and above his predicted grades so that's great. He says he thinks the tutoring really helped which I'm sure it did. Regards
11 September 2014
Hi Keystone Thank you do much for your report on our son. We are pleased with his progress and keen that he continues with it for at least a couple of months! As always your tutors are the best! All the best
19 May 2014
Hi! I've already emailed Jack and informed him that my totally unscientific daughter managed A grades in sciences due to his help! Thanks also to Keystone Tutors. She gained a mixture of A*s and As, the A*s in her chosen A Level subjects, so all is good. Thank you for your interest!
11 April 2014
Keystone Thank you so much for your mail. You have an amazing talent to connect with children and make them feel at ease. I am so glad we found you! Kind regards
15 March 2014
Wow Keystone- Such an amazing and professional service! No matter what I'll never use any other tutor service! The tutors are great- reliable and very capable. Couldn't be more pleased.
2 February 2014
It is funny how Adam now is like a member of our family. He is proving to be a great tutor and just as important a good role model for our son. Those two are a great team and even share the same birthday! As always, Sandrine is amazing. She is so great with our son not only tutoring but also in organisation and disciplined revision which is wonderful.
7 December 2013
Anna is an absolutely brilliant tutor--totally committed, focused, devoted. Both children love her and are learning huge amounts fast, and having fun at it, too. Huge success.
19 November 2013
Dear Keystone, HUGE success with Jack Hextall and Emily Coates. Both our children thought they were extremely helpful - so thank you very much indeed and they are going to come here again after Christmas. Thanks so much again.
13 November 2013
Hi - I think it went well. He obviously wasn't too pleased about having to do some work but he says he really liked Nick and I'm hoping it will get easier for Nick as they get to know each other better. I really liked the way Nick was trying to get him to organise his ideas when writing - that's the kind of thing I think some teachers just expect boys to know but its quite an acquired skill! Thanks for asking and I hope you are well, All the best.
19 October 2013
Dear Keystone, Thanks for this letter. … I want to thank you as you have done a great job too to help us get there! I also met Helene who knows you from London who is a new head of Learning support there. Had a great chat about you and I said all the best about what you are doing and how satisfied we are. … Again many thanks for all that you are doing for us. Cheers.
7 September 2013
Dear Keystone, We would also like to say how professional and supportive Lewis Reynolds was in supporting our daughter in her revision preparation for her A2 examination in Classical Civilisation. We would certainly recommend him as a tutor to other parents/students. Many thanks.
25 June 2013
Dearest Keystone, You will be happy to know that our sons are very happy with their tutors. One told me that he learn more with Jonathan in an hour that an term in class!!!! Lot of love.
24 June 2013
Dear Keystone, […] I just wanted to say that in English and History, the tips you gave us have made a real difference. For the first time ever, he's got a top effort grade in both subjects. In reality, he's always made an effort but since you've given him a formula to work with his work attempts appear more impressive. Very best wishes.
23 June 2013
Thanks for these. Adam is excellent. Very professional in his approach (as I’m sure you can tell from his reports). Our son had asked me to get him a tutor for the holidays, so I know that he feels he benefits. Andrew is also excellent but both my children have been struggling with French so I don’t think it’s easy for him. My daughter is doing much better with her Maths though and this is testament Andrew’s tutoring skills. Best wishes.
10 April 2013
Hi Keystone, We just heard he got into Harrow!! Yay! And thank you.
1 March 2013
None of the other agencies I have used have been so well-organised and on the ball.
(A parent quoted in the Good Schools Guide)
11 December 2012
Dear Keystone, Thanks for all the feedback. He looks forward to his tutoring sessions and is motivated to finish his work. We really like your team. They're all really nice and respectful. Take Care.
5 December 2012
Dear Keystone Thank you very much for the Oct report. I appreciate Phoebe's tutoring very much. She doesn't hesitate to modify the content of the session and the methodology she uses as she gets to know our son better. I believe we're on the right track. I'm also glad to hear that both you and the VerbalReasoningTests.com project are doing well. I'm still considering whether to subscribe to it because doing exercises on papers seem more solid. Your team is truly professional without losing the personal touch. My husband is amazed by your online whiteboard. So much for now. Talk to you later. Best regards
21 November 2012
Hello, […] Thank you for all the monthly reports too - we find them extremely useful and they are incredibly well-written. Kind Regards.
13 November 2012
Dear Keystone 100% happy with Isabelle. She had a brilliant way of tutoring because she combined being friendly with rigour and drive. She ensured that he had really understood a concept by just the right number of worked examples to guarantee that nothing was left out or skated over. His Maths results are now massively improved - ditto Chemistry where the Maths element was keeping him adrift from A* potential. He recently got 89% in a test exam, so it must have worked. Couldn't be more delighted - will happily book again for my daughter for next Spring. If Isabelle is still on your books, I would have her again like a shot. Invoice will be paid straight away. It is always hard for us parents to add tutoring bills to already massive school fees, but it makes sense when the value is so palpable. I told Isabelle that we shall keep in contact and will tell her he finally performs in his GCSEs. with kind regards
4 August 2012
Dear Keystone, Thank you for the email. How lovely to read such a nice report. Sebastian did work well with our son, I was rolling my eyes behind the door as he is not like that when I try to work with him! Matt is calm and much more patient than me though, so I am hoping he will improve over the summer with Matt's help.
16 April 2012
Dear Keystone Tutors, Our son likes Rye very much. Rye was instantly able to find a good approach to him and maintain very good relationships with him throughout. He has taught him how to plan and organize himself. He is a very knowledgeable and professional tutor with wide range of knowledge across disciplines. Thank you very much for such a good service and a very good tutor.
17 January 2012
Dear Keystone, Things are going well thank you. I think our daughter has had two Spanish lessons with Chris. There was supposed to be a third yesterday morning but Chris had hurt his foot and could not travel, so he looked at her essay over the internet instead, which was fine. She is also having lessons with Emily Henderson for French, and she says Emily seems the more experienced tutor of the two and is excellent. However, she has still found Chris very useful. Hope this is useful feedback. We are, once again, very impressed with Keystone.
9 January 2012
Dear Keystone, My apologies for not replying sooner. Our son and Francesca have really hit it off, her enthusiasm is infectious!!! She is a delightful girl and is really giving him a boost in confidence which will be really valuable when he gets to exam time.
13 December 2011
Our daughter does her maths retake tomorrow, so I should have said, today will be the last lesson. I’m afraid I’ve always been at work but my husband says Eleanor is really good and stunningly patient. Thanks again for finding us such a great tutor. If you ever want a reference for your company, do let me know, everyone you have offered us has been fabulous – all best.
23 September 2011
Dear Keystone, Thank you very much for these reports that I have found very useful and pleasing. Our son has enjoyed the tuition and has found the sessions with both Phoebe and Harriet very useful and helpful. They have always focused the lessons on his needs and have brought material to the lesson that is new and very relevant. We have been advised, that the Westminster test will now be in Feb so plan to continue until then. Thank you .
6 September 2011
Dear Keystone, Thanks to you for setting this up, but special thanks to Emma for getting our son feeling confident about his German GCSE; I'll let you know how he does! Please pass on our thanks to Emma, who I hope is now enjoying a well deserved rest! Should I need you in the future, I'll certainly be in touch and I will certainly recommend your services to friends and family. With many thanks.
4 September 2011
Dear Keystone, Most impressive to hear from you post GCSE result day – thank you so much for following up. Our son's results were less spectacular than they ought to have been, but considering the fact that his only real work/effort was expended precisely when Isabella and Tom were here helping him to focus, it is fairly remarkable that he achieved the results that he did. Thank you again, very much indeed.
27 June 2011
Dear Keystone: You are so nice to check in. I really appreciate it. Our son's sessions -- he had two during the half term -- with Patrick were excellent. He immediately clicked with Patrick and Patrick clearly knew how to tap in and inspire him. Many thanks for all.
15 April 2011
Hi Keystone, Yomi was great - our daughter had a 2 hour session on Sunday where she said she learnt more than in 40 hours of lessons at school ! I think it is very likely she will want some future lessons but not sure when.
3 April 2011
I just wanted to thank you very much indeed for the feedback notes and DVDs. I believe that this has been an extremely worthwhile experience for our son and Keystone Tutors should be congratulated for their standard of professionalism and attention to detail. I feel that this will be of major benefit to him in terms of his entry tests at Harrow School on Thursday and I would also like to thank you and the school for organising this initiative. Kind regards.
14 February 2011
Dear Keystone […] I would also like to take the opportunity to underline once more what an absolutely fantastic job Francesca did with our son. I am certain she boosted his result by at least 2 grades!!! We will be inviting her back to work with him on his Eng. Lit. in the New Year. Wishing you and all your team a very happy Christmas and a very prosperous New Year
28 December 2010
Hi Keystone Sarah is delightful and our daughter had a huge smile on her face at the end of the lesson. I feel very lucky to have met her and hope that we will be able to find times to suit us both. Thanks for your help.
24 December 2010
It went really really well. Thanks for asking. Our son was fairly doped up with a cricked neck, so they actually just chatted about Winchester as he had been uncertain about it following an awkward interview with the Head. I left them to it but could hear gales of boyish laughter and our son in a very relaxed mode agreeing to tell Ben all the areas he can’t do (fantastic). He has also – completely extraordinarily – done his homework since with attention (mostly – ok, punctuation not perfect) and is really enthused. So no active work so far but real inspiration. And that’s an essential first step. Very helpful that Ben is pretty much the same age as my nieces and nephews and pretty much in the same mode as them (e.g. They agreed that they would both prefer to sleep in for another half hour on Saturdays and to meet half an hour later). Keystone Client
14 November 2010
Dear Keystone, Thank you for the message, and very informative report. My daughter and I are very pleased with Rob's approach. During the period she has classes with Rob she has improved a lot in her English comprehension, vocabulary and ability to express her ideas. I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Hope that 2011 will successful and happy for you and your family. All the best,
13 November 2010
Thank you so much for sending this on - I REALLY think that the service your agency provides is very valuable. I think that Francesca is a star and really knows how to rip through a session without losing the attention of the child - our son was still beaming at the end of 2 hours! Quite a feat. I shall pass on this report to his school.
14 October 2010
Keystone, Sophie's absolutely fantastic. She persuaded me to apply to Cambridge (ha in your face Oxford boy), was great on advice for the personal statement, and even thoroughly thanked me for saying "I'd like to write it in my own clumsy words rather than use your wizardry". As a result, it's all my work, and improved considerably on her suggestions. She is just too cool for school.
1 October 2010
Dear Keystone, Firstly, thank you for sorting out a tutor so quickly! Our son's issue seems to be confidence but if the first lesson is anything to go by that will soon be a thing of the past. He got on very well with Jennifer and was very happy afterwards. In fact this morning he told me he was looking forward to tomorrow when they meet again! Thank you again. Best wishes.
27 August 2010
Hi Keystone, Our son got a B in French which was a great achievement so please pass on my thanks to Alex and Archie for all their help. I think it really all came together with those extra sessions especially in exam technique and Archie's useful conjunctions.
19 June 2010
Dear Keystone The tutoring is going smoothly, my kids really like Russell which is very important to me and actually they fight about who is going to start first!!! Best Regards
29 May 2010
Dear Keystone, Many thanks for your email. Since this, our daughter has now got a placement with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP. I am sure this is entirely thanks to the help of Alex Marshall so I cannot thank you guys enough. Many many thanks, you have been superb.
15 March 2010
We worship him.. Our daughter said not only cool but really got down to work and explained everything. I may have to keep him here until June.
13 November 2009
Dear Keystone, Thank you for your December report on our daughter, and indeed for the preceding reports which I have not got round to politely acknowledging. The reports are useful and confirm her own feelings about her work. David has established a good rapport with her and her confidence has risen. David's help has coincided with an improvement in the teaching at school, so the two together are giving her some much-needed hope and work-satisfaction. Many thanks.
9 October 2009
We have been very pleased with Matt. He has taken our son a long way already and just maybe we will be in a position to achieve a good result at the 7+. We all appreciate that it is a challenge, but if nothing else, it will prepare him for the 8+. Again, you have chosen an excellent tutor in Matt. He is also working with our teacher at school to coordinate and enhance lessons being taught at school. I will attempt to keep you informed as we progress towards the end of the Year. Best regards
25 June 2009
Hi Keystone, Thank you so much for taking the time to look through the personal statement yet again. All your comments have been gratefully accepted & now integrated into what we now think is a pretty good personal statement. All we need now is for her to perform well in her Geography exam. I met Emily for the first time on Friday and she seemed very nice. I know our daughter is very happy with her teaching. Thank you also for your help on all that too. I hope your office move has gone well. Will be in touch. Best wishes,
11 June 2009
Hello Keystone, great news! He got an offer from St Pauls. Thanks a million for your help and encouragement!!
9 June 2009
Thank you for the update. It is encouraging! Our son has been working hard and I am hoping he will do well on Saturday. Both Rahel and Rob are charming young men. Our son gets on very well with them which makes tutoring for many hours over a half term holiday not an unbearable affair! Rob is excellent. He makes a huge effort and engages in way that makes our son and I feel that he genuinely cares. He has been a wonderful coach and I feel that our son's English has come a long way. I hope this will, as Rob wrote, 'reflect during the exams'. Thank you Will for the follow up. It is much appreciated.
12 February 2009
Dear Keystone, Our son thought Sung was very helpful with explaining circular theorems and the different rules they entail. We've made another appointment for this week. Our son definitely had a good rapport with him. Perhaps it was because of Harrow. Sung seems like a genuinely nice guy. Best wishes,
13 November 2008