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. Below you will also find details of articles, sample 11 plus papers and FAQs relevant to the 11 plus.
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 4,600 hours with Keystone.
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 5,400 hours of lessons and helping over 110 families.
Abigail has been tutoring since 2012 and has taught over 900 hours and a wide range of subjects and age groups through Keystone. She has always loved learning and aims to enthuse her students about their studies.
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 180 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 7,100 hours.
Naomi graduated with a first-class Drama degree in 2017. She has worked with young people for years and has a very encouraging and motivating tutoring approach. Naomi teaches across the age range and helps students develop confidence in their abilities.
Keren is an Oxford University graduate and qualified teacher with a wealth of tutoring experience. She joined Keystone in 2009 and has taught over 2,900 hours. Keren specialises in teaching Classics and English to all ages as well as 11+/13+ English and Maths.
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 3,100 hours with Keystone.
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 4,800 hours.
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 3,000 hours with Keystone as well as having considerable tutoring experience prior to joining our team of full-time tutors in 2017.
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 1,700 hours with Keystone.
Dominic is an experienced Science tutor with a PhD in Chemistry. He has tutored for many years, teaching over 1,800 hours through Keystone. He aims to make his lessons interesting and fun and he also recognises the importance of exam technique.
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.
Before joining Keystone Claudia taught Science at Westminster Cathedral Choir School for four years. 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.
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 1,100 hours through Keystone.
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.
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. He is a passionate actor and writer who loves to work on theatrical projects outside of tutoring.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 3,800 hours with more than 100 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
Oli is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate with a first class degree. He joined Keystone in 2010 and has tutored over 5,200 hours, helping over 170 students across the age range.
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 3,000 hours with us and also assists with our 7+ and 8+ assessments.
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 80 families since then and taught over 2,500 hours of lessons.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 7,200 hours through Keystone with more than 320 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
Kathleen has been teaching for over 15 years in both primary and secondary schools and has taught over 1,900 hours through Keystone. She aims to instill self-confidence in her students and also help them develop creative independence.
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 1,800 hours through Keystone.
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 80 families.
Michael studied Classics at Oxford and subsequently completed his MA in Comparative Literature at UCL. Outside of tutoring, Michael is a keen writer and a thespian at heart.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has billed over 1,800 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.
Alexander has a Masters from UCL and is an experienced tutor with a passion for teaching. He aims to instil a love of learning in all his students and is patient and enthusiastic.
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 2,500 hours with Keystone.
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 3,200 hours, helping more than 220 families.
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.
Natasha is a first-class English and History graduate with several years tutoring experience. 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.
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 2,600 hours through Keystone and helped over 120 families.
Amy is an experienced tutor having worked across primary year groups in London. With a passion for theatre, she utilises both her academic background and creative skills to develop a stimulating and enriching learning environment for students.
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 130 Keystone families, since 2015. He offers stimulating, sympathetic and agile tutorials, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, motivation and confidence building.
Amy joined Keystone in 2019 and has taught over 1,000 hours helping more than 40 families. She aims to equip her students with examination and analytical skills and also to inspire them with a genuine enthusiasm for their subjects.
Jean-Michel is an experienced tutor with degrees in Physics, Philosophy and Literature. He loves to find new ways of teaching his subjects and aims to foster a love of learning in his students.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 5,700 hours.
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 3,100 hours with Keystone and worked for over 120 families.
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.
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.
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 900 hours through Keystone.
Lara is an English graduate with a love of teaching and academia. She teaches both face to face and online and has taught over 3,400 hours with Keystone since 2016.
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.
Matilda is an experienced tutor with an impressive track record, having taught over 1,800 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.
Freya is a qualified Primary Teacher who also has considerable tutoring experience. She is warm and encouraging and aims to help her students become independent learners.
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 1,600 hours helping around 40 students.
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.
Ben is a first class Zoology graduate who teaches a variety of subjects across a range of year groups. He is passionate and caring and aims to make his lessons engaging and interactive.
Jack is a conscientious and dedicated tutor who teaches across the age range and helps with a variety of subjects. He has taught over 1,200 hours through Keystone working with around 60 families. Alongside his tutoring he is working to establish himself as a comedy writer.
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. Thomas has taught over 4,000 hours through Keystone.
Tom’s approach to tutoring is both enthusiastic and supportive. He is particularly adept at breaking down information into more approachable and manageable chunks.
Noelle is an experienced tutor who has taught across the age range. Noelle hopes to instil a love of learning in her students and adapts lessons to each tutee's individual needs.
Nils is passionate about Maths! She has worked with numbers throughout her whole life and enjoys nothing more than helping others gain mathematical confidence.
Joe is a UCL graduate and a Geography, English and Biology tutor. He can also help with 11+ and 13+ prep.
Lila is a highly academic Oxford graduate who teaches across the age range. She tutors alongside training to be an opera singer.
Katarina is an experienced tutor who has been helping students since 2017. Alongside teaching Katarina is completing a PhD in Art.
Gregory is a passionate mathematician who has tutored for over 6 years. He is also an artist and sculptor. He aims to make learning maths interesting and fun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sophia is a diligent and knowledgeable tutor. Alongside her tutoring work she is novelist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donal is a charismatic and affable tutor. We were particularly impressed at interview by his attention to detail when preparing students for exams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rebecca is a knowledgeable and experienced Maths and History tutor. Her engaging and supportive style helps to motivate and enthuse her charges.
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.
Rana is an extremely adept Primary Level Teacher/tutor with 13 years of teaching experience under her belt.
Arthur is a qualified Maths Teacher with a passion for his subject. He worked in the classroom for three years before starting tutoring.
Daisy-May is a diligent and resourceful tutor with lots of experience. At interview she impressed us with her supportive and engaging 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.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passions lie in the humanities and writing as well as teaching.
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.
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.
Sarah is a Primary School teacher with 15 years of experience. She has taught in mainstream and SEN schools and is a very supportive and committed tutor.
Jason is an experienced tutor, who has worked with students preparing for the 11+, all the way up to A Level. He encourages students to take an active role in their learning, to ensure they are fully engaged.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher and a Cambridge graduate. She has now embarked on an MA in Creative writing and tutors alongside her studies.
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.
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.
Jack is an Oxford graduate who is passionate about Maths and Science. He aims to inspire his students and help them to become independent learners.
Jess is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. She tutors alongside her work at Emerson House, St Nicholas Prep School and at the LionHeart School.
Annabel is an Oxford educated tutor who has helped students across the age and subject range. She is enthusiastic and motivating and believes that enjoyment is the key to effective learning.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
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.
Cristina has previously taught in a primary school, and is now tutoring in London, alongside studying for a Masters in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice.
Will is a Science tutor who is also undertaking accelerated medicine at Kings College London. He is passionate about Science and likes nothing better than sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with his students.
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.
Trudi is a Maths and French tutor with a background in accountancy. Her gentle and supportive approach encourages students and really helps boost their confidence in their subjects and skills.
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.
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.
Sarah is a Biological Sciences graduate who is now completing a PhD at Imperial College London. She loves to inspire her students and make them see Science and Maths in a different light.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
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.
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.
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.
Martin is an English tutor of titanic stature and experience. He loves to enthuse students about English.
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.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
Eleanor's approach to tutoring is measured, supportive and fun. She tutors alongside her freelance work at the Melanie Klein Trust.
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.
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.
Ainesh is a medical student at King's College London. He has tutored for several years alongside his studies. He is engaging and encouraging and aims to boost his students' confidence and grades.
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.
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.
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.
Daniel is an experienced Science tutor and a medical student. His great sense of humour paired with his patient approach has helped him develop a highly successful style of tutoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James tutors alongside reading Dentistry at King’s College London. He believes that tuition should be a team effort between the tutor and tutee and loves to see his students grow in confidence and academic ability.
Leo is a Headmaster and a highly experienced teacher. He tutors at Primary level and also teaches English up to A Level.
Simon is a very experienced Teacher and Oxford graduate. He is a Classics specialist and also writes his own materials.
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.
Coleen has a wealth of educational experience in both the UK and abroad. She has an engaging, resourceful and measured tutoring style.
Dominic combines tutoring with his research on sharks at Imperial College University! His style of tutoring is both supportive and exam specific.
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.
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 2,100 hours since joining Keystone as a full-time tutor in 2017.
Lydia is a highly experienced and qualified teacher. She tutors alongside her a part-time teaching role at local primary school. At interview we were impressed by her supportive and engaging approach.
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.
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.
Yasmin is an full-time English, Maths and History Tutor with a wealth of experience. She has an extensive knowledge of what examiners expect from students and helps her tutees perfect their exam technique.
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!
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.
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.
Michael is a Maths Tutor with a first class degree from Aberdeen. He has taught since his university days and now tutors full-time.
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.
"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 Plus Interview Questions
Getting ready for 11 plus interviews is a difficult but very worthwhile area of preparation for any student hoping to secure a place at the school of their choice. In the article below, Keystone’s tutors have provided a range of good advice and guidance for anyone looking to show their full potential in these challenging interviews.
Effective Preparation for the 11 Plus English Paper
If your child is planning to take the 11 plus exam, and is looking for ways to prepare for the English section effectively, the article below is for you! Keystone’s expert tutors have helped students excel at taking this paper, and the guidance below aims to distil their best practice into a simple, practical set of top tips.
Webinar: Applying to UK Universities
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