Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the 11 plus tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has delivered over 2,700 hours of lessons. Emily has taught in England as well as abroad. She not only helps students with 11+ and 13+ entrance exams but also with English and Spanish up to A Level.
Anthony graduated with a Physics degree from Imperial College, London. He tutors across the board from 11+ through to A Level and has taught over 4,800 hours with Keystone as well as having considerable tutoring experience prior to joining our team of full-time tutors in 2017.
Olly is an Oxford graduate and experienced tutor. He has a real passion for teaching as well as for writing, theatre and sport. Olly has taught over 4,500 hours with Keystone.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 9,100 hours through Keystone with more than 370 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
Shirin is an experienced tutor with a PhD in Nanotechnology (Physics/Chemistry). She is patient and calm and loves to see her students improve and grow in understanding and passion for their subjects. Shirin has taught over 3,200 hours through Keystone.
Naomi graduated with a first-class degree in 2017. She has a wealth of experience working with young people, teaching over 2,300 hours to Keystone students alone. Her tutees, comprising all ages, describe her as 'very encouraging' and 'motivating'.
Joseph is a Durham graduate and a highly personable tutor who has taught 1,000 hours through Keystone. He helps with a wide range of subjects from English to Science. Joseph has a structured but adaptive approach to lessons, which aims to build up students’ confidence in their subject area and develop their independent learning skills.
Anna is a Cambridge graduate who has tutored since 2017. She has experience in the classroom, at university level, and has helped students with SEN. Anna aims to create a learning environment that enables each pupil to flourish.
Cat is a qualified Teacher who studied Physics and Philosophy at Durham University. She is currently working towards a PhD in the Philosophy of Astrobiology alongside her tutoring. Cat is very encouraging and supportive and recognises the importance of moving at the right pace for each individual and has worked with 30 Keystone clients.
Clio spent 10 years working as an Actuary before starting her tutoring career. She is passionate about Maths and aims to inspire her students with her knowledge and enthusiasm. Clio has delivered 800 hours of 1:1 tutoring as well as running multiple Keystone courses.
Richard graduated with a 1st class degree in Maths from the University of Leeds. He has been tutoring Maths for over 8 years alongside his studies. Richard's teaching style is adaptive and allows his lessons to be tailored to the needs of his students.
Cameron is a playwright and tutors alongside his writing schedule. He is highly personable and as a result his teaching style is very engaging. He has been with Keystone since 2014 teaching over 7,000 hours.
Le-My is an Oxford graduate with a great passion for languages and literature. She has considerable tutoring experience and teaches French as well as English, Maths and Mandarin. Le-My has supported 80 Keystone clients and taught over 2,100 hours.
Trudi is a Maths and Business tutor with a background in accountancy. Her gentle and supportive approach encourages students and really helps boost their confidence in their subjects and skills.
Lucy is a highly engaging tutor with a degree in English and a Masters in Acting. She believes in unlocking the joy of learning and helping her students grow in confidence. Lucy has taught over 1,700 hours through Keystone.
Charles has recently completed a Masters at St Andrews and has been tutoring since he was a student himself. He focuses on humanities, as well as teaching English and Maths at 11+. Charles believes communication is key within his lessons, allowing his students to ask questions and develop their ideas.
Rory started tutoring whilst at Oxford and has worked with students of all ages. He teaches Maths, Science and English across the board. He is enthusiastic and encouraging and gets great feedback from his students. He has worked over 5,100 hours with Keystone.
Oliver has over 5 years tutoring experience and believes in developing a student's passion for the subject in order to help them learn. Oliver has recently completed a PhD in the History of Religious Studies and Psychology at UCL. He is currently training as a Psychotherapist alongside his teaching. He has supported 70 Keystone families teaching over 1,300 hours to date.
Greg is a professional tutor with a stellar academic record - he achieved a first class Masters degree at Imperial College London. He has tutored with us full-time since leaving University, amassing over 7,700 hours of lessons and helping over 160 families.
Keren is an Oxford University graduate and qualified teacher with a wealth of tutoring experience. She joined Keystone in 2009 and has taught over 3,400 hours. Keren specialises in teaching Classics and English to all ages as well as 11+/13+ English and Maths.
Michael studied Classics at Oxford and subsequently completed his MA in Comparative Literature at UCL. He has led numerous Keystone courses as well as supporting over 90 Keystone families. Outside of tutoring, Michael is a keen writer and a thespian at heart.
Isobel holds a PGCE and comes to Keystone from one of London's top prep schools. She has taught children across the ability spectrum, and brings this wealth of experience from the classroom to tutoring. She is lively and sparky in her approach.
Alice is an Oxford graduate with a passion for academia and learning. She enjoys working with children across the age range and can also help with Oxbridge preparation. Alice is completing a PhD in archaeology alongside her tutoring work and has delivered 1,700 hours of lessons with Keystone families.
Before joining Keystone in 2019 Claudia taught Science at Westminster Cathedral Choir School for four years. She has tutored over 1,000 hours and assisted 60 Keystone clients. She urges her students to look at Science beyond the syllabus as it makes it easier for students to understand concepts and improve their skills.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 5,600 hours with more than 160 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
Michael is a graduate of King's College, London and also has a PhD in English. He joined Keystone in 2017 as a full-time tutor and he has helped over 120 families since then and taught over 3,900 hours of lessons.
Guy is an experienced English and History tutor with a PhD in English Literature. He has over 10 years experience tutoring from 11+ up to university level. Guy has a friendly and calming approach to tutoring.
Amy is an experienced tutor having worked across primary year groups in London. She has helped 40 Keystone families and taught 1,600 hours to date. With a passion for theatre, she utilises both her academic background and creative skills to develop a stimulating and enriching learning environment for students.
Philippa is a dedicated tutor who specialises in 11+/13+ English and Maths, as well as French. She joined the team in 2015 and has taught well over 6,000 hours with Keystone.
Jon is a former Head of Science with over 10 years' experience in teaching GCSE Science and A-level Physics. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has helped 240 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 9,500 hours.
Freya is a qualified Primary Teacher who has worked with over 60 Keystone families, teaching more than 700 hours. She is warm and encouraging and aims to help her students become independent learners.
Robbie is a Professional English Tutor with a love for writing and for the theatre. He teaches from the Primary Level up to A Level. Robbie joined Keystone in 2018 and has since helped over 90 families.
Paige is an English graduate from Durham University who teaches from the 7+/8+ level through to A Level. She joined Keystone in 2017 and has taught over 4,800 hours, helping more than 340 families.
A graduate from King's College London, Jessica is an experienced entrance test tutor who joined the team in 2015 but has been teaching since 2011. She has taught over 4,700 hours with Keystone and worked for over 160 families.
Jack studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and graduated with first class honours. He then went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. He tutors both Maths and English across the age range and aims to create an open and reflexive learning environment.
Jessica is a published, professional historian and an engaging and dedicated tutor. She is patient and encouraging and equips her students with the confidence and skills to tackle their academic obstacles. She has taught over 3,000 hours with Keystone.
Oli is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate with a first class degree. He joined Keystone in 2010 and has tutored over 7,300 hours, helping over 230 students across the age range.
Florence is an experienced tutor who has worked across the age range, helping 90 Keystone clients. While first completing a DPhil and then working as a research fellow at Oxford, Florence held several teaching and lecturing roles. However, she also helps primary level students build solid foundations. Florence encourages her tutees to become self-motivated learners with a love for their subjects.
Tom is a committed and experienced professional tutor whose practice is based on rigorous subject and educational knowledge, which has flourished through his work with over 140 Keystone families, since 2015. He offers stimulating, sympathetic and agile tutorials, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, motivation and confidence building.
Lara is an English graduate with a love of teaching and academia. She teaches both face to face and online and has taught over 4,600 hours with Keystone since 2016.
James is an experienced tutor and an Oxford graduate with a passion for English and History. He tutors online alongside completing a PhD in Northern Irish poetry. James has delivered over 1,600 hours of 1:1 lessons with Keystone clients.
Madeleine is an Oxford graduate and a writer. She tutors across the age range and has experience supporting a wide range of learning styles. Madeleine has taught over 2,300 hours through Keystone.
Ben is a first class Zoology graduate who teaches a variety of subjects across a range of year groups. During his time at Keystone, he has worked with 60 families and delivered over 2,100 hours of lessons. He is passionate and caring and aims to make his lessons engaging and interactive.
James is an experienced tutor with a PhD in English and a Classics degree from Cambridge. James understands the importance of building strong relationships in order for his students to get the most out of his lessons. He has taught over 3,100 hours helping around 100 students.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 7,300 hours.
Jonny is an Oxford graduate and is currently studying for a PhD in Italian Studies at Cambridge. He teaches languages as well as English and Maths. Jonny has supported 60 Keystone students and delivered 1,600 hours worth of lessons. He is a passionate actor and writer who loves to work on theatrical projects outside of tutoring.
Grace studied Natural Sciences at Durham before embarking upon a MSc in Neuroscience at King’s College London. Grace has taught over 1,100 hours and helped 50 Keystone families. She has a passion for Maths and Science and strives to create a teaching environment where pupils feel able to ask questions and be themselves.
Jean-Michel is an experienced tutor with degrees in Physics, Philosophy and Literature. He enjoys finding new ways of teaching his subjects and aims to foster a love of learning in his students. During his time at Keystone, Jean-Michel has taught over 1,800 hours.
Sean studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Durham University where he subsequently completed a Masters of Science in Global Politics. Sean has tutored since 2019 and has a real passion for education, learning and teaching.
Lottie has a stellar academic background which culminates in a PhD from Oxford University. She is an excellent communicator and aims to instil a love of learning in all of her students - across subjects and levels.
Kate is a first class law graduate who joined our team of full time tutors in 2017 and taught in a school before joining Keystone. She has tutored over 4,000 hours through Keystone and helped over 180 families.
Max is an Oxford educated English graduate who has also completed an MPhil in American Literature at Cambridge. Max has tutored since 2012 and works with students of all levels and with diverse educational needs. He has taught over 1,100 hours and helped 50 families through Keystone.
Kathleen has been teaching for over 15 years in both primary and secondary schools and has taught over 4,000 hours through Keystone. She aims to instill self-confidence in her students and also help them develop creative independence.
Natasha is a first-class English and History graduate with several years tutoring experience - having taught 1,000 hours with Keystone alone. She loves nothing more than sharing her passion for learning with her students. Natasha is an avid reader and writer and is currently working on her first novel.
Dominic is an experienced Science tutor with a PhD in Chemistry. He has tutored for many years, teaching over 3,400 hours through Keystone. He aims to make his lessons interesting and fun and he also recognises the importance of exam technique.
Theo read War Studies at King’s College London and then worked for the Ministry of Defence before joining Keystone as a full-time tutor. He believes that all students have intellectual potential and helps them cultivate this. Theo has taught over 1,100 hours with Keystone families both online and in person.
Harry is a patient and personable Oxford graduate with a flawless academic background. He uses a calm and supportive approach to build a strong rapport with each of his students. Harry is an experienced tutor in Religious Studies, Maths and English, with over 3,000 hours taught whilst at Keystone.
Frazier is passionate about teaching and learning and has been tutoring since his sixth form years. He identifies the specific challenges faced by a student and then forms a plan of action to tackle these. During his time at Keystone, Frazier has helped 130 students and taught well over 2,500 hours.
Prior to joining Keystone Steph was a primary school teacher. She has a wealth of experience in working with students in Years 1 to 6. She has tutored over 4,300 hours with us and also assists with our 7+ and 8+ assessments.
Joe is a UCL graduate and a Geography, English and Science tutor. He can also help with 11+ and 13+ prep.
Leo is an Oxford History graduate and has a wealth of experience of teaching the subject, as well as English, Maths, Science, Geography and RS up to the 13+ level. He has worked with Keystone since 2011 and has taught over 1,000 hours since he started.
Nazli is a qualified Teacher with a Master's in Mathematics from Imperial College London. She has taught in the UK as well as internationally and builds great relationships with her students.
Alveena is a qualified Physics teacher and has over 20 years experience both in the classroom and 1:1 settings. She has a PGCE in Secondary Physics and Science teaching. Alveena's approach is encouraging and she aims to help students develop a deep understanding of the subject.
After completing her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, Keerti went on to qualify as a teacher through the Teach First Programme. She has since completed multiple postgraduate degrees in Psychology and Education and has billed over 3,000 hours through Keystone alone.
Jenny is a highly experienced Physics tutor who has many years experience within the Consortium schools. Jenny believes in a personalised approach to tutoring, ensuring confidence is instilled in every student, allowing them to reach their potential.
Jess is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. She tutors alongside her work at Emerson House, St Nicholas Prep School and at the LionHeart School.
Ollie is a very experienced English and Maths tutor. He is enthusiastic and methodical: he enjoys lifting students' confidence with a mixture of positive praise and a simple approach to exam technique.
Maria is a Science and Maths tutor who started teaching in 1991. She likes to boost her students' confidence and takes huge satisfaction in watching them reach their goals.
Alexander has a History degree from York as well as a Masters in Fine Art. He currently works as an artist alongside his tutoring. He has years of experience under his belt and teaches a wide range of ages and subjects.
William is a primary level tutor who worked as a Teaching Assistant at Garden House for 3 years. William uses a variety of learning techniques and helps build confidence, belief and aspiration in his students.
Amardeep is a patient and engaging tutor who teaches Maths, Physics and Computer Science across the age range. Her approach is personalised and tailored according to each of her student's needs.
Sam is a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is well versed in a number of humanities subjects. He is an extremely supportive tutor who finds techniques to fit his student's style of learning.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
Carlos has a first class Music degree from the University of Oxford. He specialises in 7+ to 13+ preparation as well as working with GCSE Music, History and English students.
Sharlene is a qualified primary school teacher and teaches English and Maths up to 11+. Her approach is individualised and personal, responding to each student's unique needs, strengths, and weaknesses.
Sarah is an experienced tutor who teaches a wide variety of subjects, and across the age range. When she is not teaching she is a writer and novelist.
Richard studied Classics at Oxford University and then went on to complete a PGCE in Maths. He teaches Maths, Latin and Greek up to A Level and tutors alongside teaching at a top independent school.
Tom is a very able and engaging mathematician with a First class degree from Bristol. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has taught over 5,700 hours since working with over 140 families.
Declan is a first-class Physics graduate. He has now embarked upon a PhD in experimental solid-state Physics at Imperial College London and tutors alongside his studies.
Clare is a warm and supportive qualified primary school teacher. She has over 18 years teaching experience and believes that building confidence is key to learning.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
Amy joined Keystone in 2019 and has taught over 2,200 hours helping more than 70 families. She aims to equip her students with examination and analytical skills and also to inspire them with a genuine enthusiasm for their subjects.
Eleanor is a confident and passionate Maths and Science tutor. Her ability to make the subjects she teaches fun makes her a real hit with her students.
Simon is a very experienced Teacher and Oxford graduate. He is a Classics specialist and also writes his own materials.
Dominic combines tutoring with his research on sharks at Imperial College University and Texas A&M University! His style of tutoring is both supportive and exam specific.
Helen has taught English and Maths up to 11+ since 2011 and also has experience preparing students for 13+. She has a patient and positive approach to teaching which helps her students to engage and find enjoyment in their learning.
Nils is passionate about Maths! She has worked with numbers throughout her whole life and enjoys nothing more than helping others gain mathematical confidence.
Katie is a first class graduate who is also a qualified teacher, obtaining her PGCE from King's College London. She is personable, diligent and well versed in the school curricula and has taught 2,500 hours through Keystone.
Sarah is a Primary School teacher with almost 18 years of experience. She currently teaches in a central London independent school and has taught in mainstream and specialist SEN schools. Sarah is a supportive and committed tutor.
Julia is a patient and engaging tutor who helps prepare students for 7+, 8+ and 11+ exams. She also teaches English, Drama and History of Art up to A Level. Julia aims to shape an environment that allows students to own their abilities and encounter challenges with curiosity.
Matthew is a motivated Maths tutor. He has a committed approach to tutoring and we were impressed by the way in which he uses resources to support the learning of his students.
Antonia is a qualified Teacher who has also worked as a private tutor since 2016. She has an encouraging approach and helps pupils to understand their own abilities and strengths. She also aims to make her lessons fun as well as productive.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
Katarina is an experienced tutor who has been helping students since 2017. Alongside teaching Katarina is completing a PhD in Art.
Tristan is a highly enthusiastic and diligent tutor. He possesses strong communicative abilities which enable him to explain even the most difficult things with clarity.
Jason is experienced Teacher who has spent over two decades in the classroom. He aims to motivate his tutees and give them the confidence and growth mindset they need to help them realise their academic potential.
Kate trained as a teacher through the Teach First scheme. She now focuses on tutoring and strives to engage and motivate her tutees. Her lessons are always planned in great detail and Kate's aim is for her students to develop enquiring, critical, and confident minds.
Charlie is an experienced English, History and Classical Civilisation teacher who has taught in a number of top prep schools. He teaches from 11+ up to A Level and believes in helping students be the driver of their own learning.
Rebecca is an Oxford University educated tutor who teaches English, Modern Languages and Maths. She has taught over 3,000 hours since joining Keystone as a full-time tutor in 2017.
Ed is a qualified English teacher with first class degree from the University of Cambridge as well as a Masters in Scriptwriting. His experience is across the age range - from 11+ up to university entrance.
Kristine has been teaching for many years, with a focus on teaching English as a second language. She has worked with students of different age ranges from all over the world meaning that she works to tailor each lesson to the individuals needs and learning styles.
Alex is Cambridge University graduate and qualified teacher who has billed over 2,000 hours through Keystone alone. She also has a masters degree in Child Psychology and has considerable tutoring experience beyond her work with Keystone.
William is an experienced tutor with a PhD in Computer Science & Bioengineering. He teaches all 3 Sciences and Maths across the age range and focuses on adapting his teaching technique to the student's needs.
Matt is a tutor and theatre director with a passion for education. He has a fantastic academic record and a kind, enthusiastic disposition.
Yasmin is currently completing a PhD in London and is a graduate from the University of Oxford. She is an experienced tutor in Maths and English. She has a passion for helping students enjoy what they are learning, as, without enjoying what you are learning, it is much harder to achieve success and feel fulfilled.
Samara is an experienced tutor who has a logical, concise and sympathetic approach to tutoring.
Tommaso teaches English, History, Italian, Psychology, Philosophy and RS across the age range. He also helps with Maths at 11+ and 13+. He has been tutoring alongside his studies for the past 5 years.
Rana is an extremely adept Primary Level Teacher/tutor with 13 years of teaching experience under her belt.
Sebastian is an Oxford graduate who teaches a variety of subjects across the age range. He has many years of teaching and tutoring experience and believes in inspiring his students and helping them to become independent learners.
Nektaria is patient, structured and clear. She is a fully qualified and experienced English teacher and GCSE examiner. She impressed us at interview with her diagnostic approach to identifying strengths and weaknesses.
Holly is a Cambridge educated tutor who covers a wide range of subjects. She aims to instill confidence within her students and encourages them to be intellectually independent.
Daniel is an experienced humanities tutor with a very strong academic background. He is a linguist and a translator in his spare time. He also loves history and literature.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
Tom’s approach to tutoring is both enthusiastic and supportive. He is particularly adept at breaking down information into more approachable and manageable chunks.
Andrew is one of Keystone’s most experienced Maths tutors. He is passionate about supporting his students and his practical approach to tutoring helps to build confidence.
William is a friendly and patient Maths and Chemistry tutor. He has a Master's in Chemistry from the University of Durham and has been tutoring since he was a student himself.
David is a qualified teacher who tutors English across the age range, as well as Maths up to 11+. He studied English at Oxford and enjoys sharing his love for the subject with his students, helping them to develop their interest and enhance their creativity.
James is an experienced tutor, with over 10 years experience. He supports students with the 11+ as well as Geography, Politics and History of Art up to university level. James now tutors alongside completing a PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Sean is a Science and Maths tutor with years of experience. When he isn't tutoring he works for his own film company and produces dramatic British film and Science for television.
Martin is an English tutor of titanic stature and experience. He loves to enthuse students about English.
Madeline is a bubbly and enthusiastic tutor who holds a first class degree in Statistics, Economics and Spanish from UCL. She has an encouraging approach to tutoring, which helps her students to find motivation to achieve their best.
Jenny is a qualified teacher who has over twenty years experience in primary education. She enjoys making learning as engaging and fun as possible for her students.
Dominique is a qualified teacher who tutors alongside working in a prep school. She believes in placing the tutee at the centre of learning and in tailoring the style and delivery to foster enjoyment and promote a desire to learn.
Jack is a conscientious and dedicated tutor who teaches across the age range and helps with a variety of subjects. He has taught over 1,500 hours through Keystone working with around 80 families. Alongside his tutoring he is working to establish himself as a comedy writer.
Mina is an Oxford graduate with a passion for English. She loves to nurture a passion for learning in her tutees and is thorough and organised in her approach.
Nicky completed the level 5 Diploma in teaching learners with specific learning difficulties in 2014. Over the years she has worked at Emerson House, Laidlaw Education, Highfield and Brookham Prep School.
Thomas is a committed full-time tutor. He specialises in Maths at all ages up to GCSE as well as English. At interview we were impressed by his measured and supportive approach.
Linda is a former Maths teacher with over 30 years' experience. She is passionate about Maths and particularly enjoys working with GCSE and A Level.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher and a Cambridge graduate. She has now embarked on an MA in Creative writing and tutors alongside her studies.
Leo is a retired Headmaster and a highly experienced teacher who now tutors full time. He tutors at Primary level and also teaches English up to A Level.
Tariq is a dedicated and personable tutor with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Nottingham. He is a qualified teacher and has been tutoring alongside his studies since 2017.
Sam is a patient and engaging tutor who believes in creating a bespoke learning experience for each of his students. He is a qualified teacher who helps with Maths up to 11+ and Drama and English all the way up to A Level.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Mandeep is a patient and inspiring Maths tutor who has been teaching for over 8 years. He has a wealth of experience tutoring Maths to students of varying ages and abilities. Mandeep enjoys helping his students to break down difficult mathematical concepts and find enjoyment in the subject.
Kathryn is a qualified Teacher with years of experience. She aims to stretch her tutees' academic ability and to equip them with the tools required to tackle exams with clarity and confidence.
Laura is a qualified primary school teacher who is passionate about building a child's confidence and bringing enjoyment to their learning. Laura has worked with children with a range of backgrounds and learning needs.
Kate is a qualified Teacher and an experienced tutor. She teaches across the age range and her tutoring has taken her across the globe. She has now settled back in London where she tutors full-time.
Anne-Marie is a qualified Teacher and experienced tutor. She has an MA in Educational Leadership and is passionate about helping her students develop and learn.
Hugo is an experienced and enthusiastic English and Maths tutor. He specialises in 11+ and 13+ preparation as well as working with I/GCSE Maths students.
Davina has been tutoring for over 15 years. Her teaching is marked by its sympathy and diligence. She plans her lessons exhaustively and structures rigorous long-term programmes. She is particularly talented at helping her pupils get to grips with the perils of the English language, and making Science more accessible to those who have struggled to understand it in class.
Matilda is an experienced tutor with an impressive track record, having taught over 2,800 hours through Keystone. She is enthusiastic and encouraging and her students grow in confidence and self assurance under her guidance, really preparing them for their exams.
Eleanor's approach to tutoring is measured, supportive and fun. She tutors alongside her freelance work at the Melanie Klein Trust.
Emma is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. She teaches Maths and English from 7+ to 13+, as well as Economics, Politics and Business at A Level. Emma's approach is clear and focussed, always keeping the student's needs in mind.
Andy is a qualified English teacher having trained through the Teach First programme in 2015. He enjoys sharing his passion for English with his students and has experience working with students of varying ages and abilities.
Lou is an experienced and professional tutor in Latin and French up to A level, including IB. We were particularly impressed by her up-beat and methodical approach to tutoring.
Richard is a qualified Science Teacher who has many years experience in the classroom. He approaches each new student with openness and adapts to the student's learning style in order to help them break down complex scientific ideas.
Mia is a graduate from the London School of Economics and has tutored extensively both in the UK and abroad. She has particular expertise with the 11+ and 13+ English curriculum and has tutored over 1,000 hours through Keystone alone.
Emma is an extremely experienced English tutor. She has worked at a number of top London independent schools and recently retired as Head of English at Queen's College. Her knowledgeable approach ensures she provides the very best support to her students.
Osman has a Masters in Intellectual History from St Andrews and has been tutoring since he was a student himself. He teaches humanities across the age range, as well as Maths up to GCSE. Osman's approach is thorough and methodical.
Jennifer is a qualified Primary Teacher with years of experience. She has a passion for teaching creatively and is enthusiastic, fun and fair.
Coleen has a wealth of educational experience in both the UK and abroad. She has an engaging, resourceful and measured tutoring style.
After studying Astrophysics at university, Raphael has sought to enthuse others with the physical world around them. His committed, engaging and supportive demeanor allows him to build confidence in students who ordinarily find Maths and Science a challenge.
Rowland is a passionate Maths tutor who loves nothing more than enthusing his students. His other love is Music and he fits in writing pop songs alongside his teaching.
Donal is a charismatic and affable tutor. We were particularly impressed at interview by his attention to detail when preparing students for exams.
Seyi studied Geography at the University of Oxford and is a qualified Teacher. She tutors English, Maths and Geography to a wide range of students and also assists with Oxbridge applications. She has an engaging and encouraging tutoring style.
Throughout Kate's career in teaching she has worked with students from the 7+ level up to degree level. She has a passion for English and has huge amounts of experience working with students both face-to-face and online.
Claire is an inspiring full time online tutor with over nine years’ classroom experience, Teach First qualified. She aims to motivate every student and provide them with the opportunities they require to succeed.
Dickson is a dynamic and personable tutor who has a BSc in Economics from LSE. He tutors Economics, Maths and Mandarin up to A Level as well as supporting students with 11+ and 13+ preparation. He aims to help build confidence in all his students, in order to prepare them effectively for their exams.
Jamil is a patient and experienced primary school teacher who has tutored for over two decades. He uses a variety of teaching techniques in his lessons to engage students and find the best learning style for each individual.
Rob is a primary level tutor with a range of teaching experience. He is also a linguist and a qualified lawyer. He has recently returned to tutoring as his passion lies in education.
William is a qualified Maths Teacher who taught for six years before starting tutoring. He is very familiar with exam boards and assessment criteria. He knows how to get the best results possible from each student.
"My daughter gained a place at her top school choice and made it into the top third of candidates which shows just how hard she worked. What’s more, what stood out was my daughter's verbal reasoning which she always felt was her weakest area. Thank you to her tutor Harry for weeks of patience, fun, encouragement and Confidence- building. I think you helped her dreams come true."Mother of 11+ student
"Lara is brilliant and works wonders! We cannot thank her enough for her work with our son. With Lara’s help, our son's English has improved considerably - his vocabulary is greatly expanded and Lara has taught him how to use this effectively to add detail and nuance in his writing. Lara has been indispensable as he successfully navigated the highly competitive school application processes to gain entrance into his first-choice schools."Mother of 11+ student
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Keystone's Head of Elective and Homeschooling, Poppy Dundas, was joined by our guest expert Clare de Lotbiniere, a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Professional Tutors Jon Gale and Lara Isaac. Lara is also a trained nutritionist and together they discuss how best to get your child prepared for the upcoming exams, including dealing with exam anxiety and calming nerves, keeping motivation strong, the best foods to eat and general revision tips and tricks.
Keystone has over a decade of experience providing tuition to families who wish to send their children to some of the leading UK independent schools.
The tutors we work with are experienced in the intricacies of the 11 plus exams and pre-tests and the differences between individual schools' assessments. Our team of 51 full-time tutors go through a rigorous on-going training programme on all aspects of the 11 plus and the computerised pre-tests and have access to materials and past papers that Keystone have developed in-house. They are dedicated professionals, who commit to tutoring because of their passion and skill for the job.
We have a wealth of experience in assisting students with preparation for competitive London day schools and top UK boarding schools including St. Paul’s Boys School, St Paul’s Girls School, Westminster, King’s Wimbledon College School, Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Wycombe Abbey and many others.
11 plus exams present specific challenges to students who are approaching them. The exams often contain content that (while based on the year 6 syllabus in English and Maths) stretches students beyond what they ordinarily would be taught in class. For the more competitive schools candidates will need to be able to tackle this content successfully in order to stand out. A number of the tests are online and adaptive with questions getting progressively harder as the candidate answers questions correctly. Therefore unlike in traditional exams, where there is a fixed syllabus to cover, preparing a student for 11 plus involves both ensuring the student is comfortable with the fundamentals and also stretching them to the highest level they can achieve beyond the core syllabus. A further element of complexity is added to any preparation programme because many 11 plus exams are computerised and contain verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions, both of which students are unlikely to be familiar with. Familiarising students with the computerised format as well as how to approach unusual question types is therefore essential.
We go the extra mile to match a great tutor with your child and ensure a perfect fit.
When you request a tutor through Keystone we spend a significant amount of time learning about your circumstances. Priding ourselves on how well we know our tutors’ specialist strengths, we ensure that we put forward the very best tutor for your requirements.
During the first session the tutor starts by assessing where the child is at, their academic ability, their strengths and perceived weaknesses. Tutors will then devise a programme tailored to the specific circumstances of the student and your target school.
After the first lesson, one of our dedicated client managers will contact you to find out how the lesson went. Our client managers are always available at the end of the phone and they are frequently praised for their efficiency, dedication and responsiveness.
We have a monthly reporting system which is used to update parents on an ongoing basis. The monthly report details:
The regular, rigorous reporting of the tutors we represent is frequently commended by parents.
We also offer specialist interview practice to help boost your child’s confidence and improve their communication skills. We work with a team of experienced consultants who specialise in school entrance interviews for 11 plus entry at some of London’s top independent schools.