A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 5,100 hours.
Lara is an English graduate with a love of teaching and academia. She teaches both face to face and online and has taught over 3,000 hours with Keystone since 2016.
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.
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 4,300 hours of lessons and helping over 100 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 2,600 hours, helping more than 170 families.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has billed over 1,400 hours with us. 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.
Abigail has been tutoring since 2012 and has taught a range of subjects and age groups. She has always loved learning and aims to enthuse her students about their studies.
Thomas is an Oxford-educated professional tutor. He builds strong relationships with his students and knows when to stretch their abilities, as well as when to switch teaching methods in order to aid their learning.
Anthony is Physics Graduate from the University of Imperial College, London. He tutors across the board from 11+ through to A Level and has taught over 2,300 hours with Keystone as well as having considerable tutoring experience prior to joining our team of full-time tutors in 2017.
Jessica is an enthusiastic and dedicated tutor with a passion for learning. She is patient and encouraging and equips her students with the confidence and skills to tackle their academic obstacles. She has taught over 1,000 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 4,300 hours helping across the age range.
Kathleen has been teaching for over 15 years in both primary and secondary schools. She aims to instill self-confidence in her students and also help them develop creative independence.
Madeleine is an Oxford graduate and a writer. She tutors across the age range and has experience supporting a wide range of learning styles.
Olly is an Oxford graduate and experienced tutor. He has a real passion for teaching as well as for writing, theatre and sport.
Jack is a conscientious and dedicated tutor who has vast experience across the exam boards for both English and History. Alongside his tutoring he is working to establish himself as a comedy writer.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 6,400 hours through Keystone with more than 300 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
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 4,000 hours with Keystone.
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 110 Keystone families, since 2015. He offers stimulating, sympathetic and agile tutorials, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, motivation and confidence building.
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 2,500 hours with Keystone and worked for over 110 families.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 3,200 hours with more than 90 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
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 160 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 5,900 hours.
James is an experienced tutor and an Oxford graduate with a passion for English and History. He tutors online as well as face to face and is one of Keystone's Professional Tutors.
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 2,400 hours with Keystone.
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 2,800 hours with us and also assists with our 7+ and 8+ assessments.
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.
Sarah is a Cambridge graduate who teaches a wide variety of subjects across a range of ages. Her sessions are goal-focused as well as being engaging and fun.
Amy is a tutor and director with a passion for theatre. She aims to equip her students with examination and analytical skills and also to inspire them with a genuine enthusiasm for their subjects.
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 3,900 hours.
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 1,800 hours through Keystone and helped 90 families.
Frazier is a tutor and writer. He 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. This helps boost grades and confidence.
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 70 families since then and taught over 1,900 hours of lessons.
Harry is a personable and enthusiastic Oxford graduate with a flawless academic background. Harry teaches from the 11+ level up to A level and tailors his approach to each student.
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.
Keren is an Oxford University graduate and qualified teacher with a wealth of tutoring experience. She joined Keystone in 2009 and has taught over 2,600 hours. Keren specialises in teaching classics and English to all ages as well as 11+/13+ English and Maths.
Dominic is an experienced Science tutor with a PhD in Chemistry. He has tutored for years and aims to make his lessons interesting and fun. He also recognises the importance of exam technique.
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.
Lee has been teaching for the past six years, preparing students for a range of schools and exams. Her patience and enthusiasm have been praised by her past pupils.
Millie is a Primary Years tutor who has taught in schools across London. She tailors her lessons to each student as she understands that each child learns differently. She is warm, patient and kind.
Anna works as a Learning Technologist (in the Centre for Teaching and Learning) at the University of Oxford. She is an experienced tutor and is passionate about making language and literature studies accessible and enjoyable for children aged 8 to 18.
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.
Roxaneh is a hugely experienced English tutor. As an actress she infuses her tutoring with a passion for literature and performance.
Jennifer is a qualified Primary Teacher with years of experience. She has a passion for teaching creatively and is enthusiastic, fun and fair.
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.
Eleanor is a charismatic and engaging tutor. At interview, we were particularly impressed by her passion for English and History and her desire to enthuse others in these subjects.
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.
Nils is passionate about Maths! She has worked with numbers throughout her whole life and enjoys nothing more than helping others gain mathematical confidence.
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.
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.
Jonathan is a graduate-entry medical student with a plethora of academic qualifications under his belt. He is methodical and thorough in his teaching approach and most importantly enthusiastic!
Coleen has a wealth of educational experience in both the UK and abroad. She has an engaging, resourceful and measured tutoring style.
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.
Alex is Cambridge University graduate and qualified teacher who has billed over 1,500 hours trough Keystone alone. She also has a masters degree in Child Psychology and has considerable tutoring experience beyond her work with Keystone.
Claire is an inspiring teacher with over eight years classroom experience. She aims to motivate every student and provide them with the opportunities that they require to succeed.
Passionate about English as well as Maths, Robyn is an experienced and intellectually sharp tutor. She is particularly strong at extending learners outside of their comfort zone.
Donal is a charismatic and affable tutor. We were particularly impressed at interview by his attention to detail when preparing students for exams.
Peter is a very experienced and professional tutor. He has helped numerous students gain entry into their chosen school at 11+ and also teaches French, Spanish and English up to A Level.
Sophia is a diligent and knowledgeable tutor. Alongside her tutoring work she is novelist.
Sunita is a highly experienced English tutor with a Masters in English Literature as well as a Masters in Creative Writing. She has taught over 2,000 hours with Keystone both face to face and online.
Lila is a highly academic Oxford graduate who teaches across the age range. She tutors alongside training to be an opera singer.
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.
Eva is a qualified teacher who tutors alongside her Masters in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice. Eva is used to teaching children of all abilities and tailors her approach to each student.
Ben is passionate about English. Prior to joining Keystone he taught English at Oxford University. His sensitive and resourceful approach to tutoring allow him to provide an excellent level of support to his students.
Genevieve taught in a top London Independent School before moving into a research position. Her academic and teaching experiences ensure that she is able to support the needs of her students as well as providing them with real world context for their learning.
Eleanor combines her tutoring with studying for her PhD and working at the Science Museum. She studied the IB at school, meaning she has first hand experience of the curriculum.
Dominic combines tutoring with his research on sharks at Imperial College University! His style of tutoring is both supportive and exam specific.
Tom’s approach to tutoring is both enthusiastic and supportive. He is particularly adept at breaking down information into more approachable and manageable forms.
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.
Seyi is a qualified Teacher and an 11+, English and Geography tutor who studied Geography at the University of Oxford.
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.
Rebecca is a knowledgeable and experienced Maths and History tutor. Her engaging and supportive style helps to motivate and enthuse her charges.
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.
Bryony's engaging and supportive teaching style helps to give students confidence. She began tutoring whilst at school and is committed to tutoring for the long term.
Tom is a very able and engaging mathematician with a First class degree from Bristol. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has taught over 2,500 hours since working with over 70 families.
Jess is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. She tutors alongside her work at Emerson House, St Nicholas Prep School and at the LionHeart School.
Daisy-May is a diligent and resourceful tutor with lots of experience. At interview she impressed us with her supportive and engaging style.
Danielle teaches across the age range and receives outstanding feedback from her students. Her success reading Psychology at Bristol gave her a fascination for how people learn and how to build confidence in her students.
Eleanor's approach to tutoring is measured, supportive and fun. She tutors alongside her freelance work at the Melanie Klein Trust.
Jill is an experienced linguist. She impressed us at interview with her ability to adapt her style to fit the needs of her tutees
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.
Imogen is a Cambridge graduate and aspiring author. She has been teaching and tutoring since 2010. She is motivating and supportive and helps her students to flourish academically.
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. Please note, as Linda lives outside London, she charges a flat fee of £18 per lesson to cover her travel costs.
Samara is an experienced tutor who has a logical, concise and sympathetic approach to tutoring.
Rebecca is an Oxford University educated tutor who teaches English, Modern Languages and Maths. She has taught over 1,600 hours since joining Keystone as a full-time tutor in 2017.
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.
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.
Philip is a professional novelist and tutor with particular expertise in English and Classics. With over 9 years of tutoring experience, Philip is well placed to offer support and guidance to his tutees.
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.
Jacob has been working as a private tutor for a number of years. He works with GCSE and A Level students, as well as having experience preparing tutees for the 16+ examinations.
Benedict is an engaging and inspiring English tutor with outstanding references. He has considerable teaching experience, including 3 years at Dulwich College where he taught Years 9 and 10, GCSE and A Level.
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.
Davina has been tutoring for over 10 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.
Keerti studied at King's College London and is a qualified Science teacher who gained experience through the Teach First programme. She has taught a range of ages and levels and has billed close to 1,000 hours through Keystone alone.
Nik is one of our most experienced tutors and has been tutoring for over 10 years. He has a PhD in Economics and has a highly engaging teaching style.
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.
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.
"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
11+ & 13+ Interviews For UK Independent Schools
11+ and 13+ interviews for UK independent schools can be a daunting prospect. The best and easiest way to approach these is remembering that the purpose of the interview is for the interviewer to learn more about you. They are not designed to catch you out and there are rarely right or wrong answers. Below is some advice which we hope will help to both prepare and relax you ahead of any upcoming interviews.
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This article, by Keystone Founder, Will Orr-Ewing, was originally published in Absolutely Education magazine.