Our educational consultants take an active interest in educational matters, and are frequently asked to comment in the press.
We have a comprehensive knowledge of the UK private education system as well as UK universities, and advise parents on their educational options. We like meeting clients face-to-face, but are always happy to assist by phone as well. We use a variety of sources to gather reliable, objective information about schools, universities, education systems, curricula, teachers and the whole gamut of the contemporary educational experience. We have also built up relationships with knowledgeable and respected members of the educational community.
We have particular experience with:
Liaising with Schools
- Liaise with schools and educational professionals (including tutors) on a family’s behalf
- Ensure clear lines of communication so that everyone is working towards the same goal(s)
- Circulate schemes of work and medium term plans
- Assess children and establish clear, realistic ambitions for each child - and set appropriate timelines for action
- Recommend schools, in good time, with clearly defined admissions procedures
- Recommend universities
- Recommend educational professionals, such as educational psychologists, therapists and other advisors
- Recommend non-school educational opportunities: reading recommendations, holiday and course opportunities, home schooling
- Be a common-sense and proactive sounding board for solutions to any educational headache
Will Orr-Ewing, Founder and Director
Will attended Harrow School before undertaking a degree in History at Oriel College, Oxford. After graduating he was a History teacher at Fulham Prep School. He has been tutoring since 2005, and set up Keystone Tutors in January 2007. Through his work both in tuition and mainstream education, Will sees clearly why people seek private tuition. Rather than criticising formal education - or suggesting an alternative - Will sees private tuition as an adjunct to it. It should be integrated within the school approach, and appreciate individual styles of learning.
It was through his work that he became interested in learning difficulties too. Will runs a project called dysTalk, which is dedicated to exploring learning difficulties, and sharing information amongst parents.
As well as being a governor of two schools (Westside School and Floreat Free School), Will is an increasingly active participant in the education sector and its various debates. He is a board member for The Tutors' Association and speaks for The Parent Company at institutions such as Credit Suisse and Freshfields. He also speaks under his own steam at Pushkin House, and writes education comment pieces for publications such as Focus Magazine and The Prep School Magazine. He blogs at www.willorrewing.com.
Rhidian Llewellyn, External Consultant
For school placements and consultancy work outside Keystone's core expertise, Keystone Tutors refers to Rhidian Llewellyn and Llewellyn Education.
In 1986 Rhidian joined the staff of The Dragon School, Oxford and, within two years, became Housemaster of School House responsible for 80 11-13 years olds. During his five years on the staff, he taught scholarship English and edited The Draconian, in those days a termly magazine.
In 1991 he was appointed Headmaster of Papplewick, a post he held for twelve years during which time the school flourished academically and culturally while maintaining its reputation for sporting success. At a time when prep-school boarding declined, Papplewick remained consistently full.
Rhidian left Papplewick in 2003 to establish an educational consultancy for parents, schools and governors. He is a non-executive director of Creative Education Corporation and adviser to Affinity, the leading provider of financial advice to independent schools. He is a governor of three independent schools and chairman of one. He has been an ISI Inspector of Schools since 1995, served on the Boarding Schools Advisory Group from 1998 – 2002, and was appointed Lay Chaplain by The Bishop of Reading in 2002.