I began tutoring whilst at university, and and have worked professionally as a tutor since graduating in 2010. I currently tutor full-time, working with UK-based students after school hours and international students during the daytimes. I specialise in teaching English and maths and have a great deal of experience preparing students for UK school entry at 11+ and 13+. I regularly teach students from 8+ through to GCSE. Whilst English and maths are my specialist subjects, I also regularly provide support with History, Geography, drama and the sciences
Robyn is a Cambridge graduate and full-time private tutor, specialising in English and maths tuition and preparing students for entry into top UK schools. Robyn read Education Studies with English and Drama at university, and since has gained over ten years’ experience in private tuition. Robyn takes on a limited number of students for weekly lessons and invests dedicated time into creating a holistic program of tuition tailored to each individual student.
Robyn teaches English and maths from 7+ through to GCSE, and in recent years has sent a number of successful candidates to top UK schools, including Eton, Harrow, Godolphin & Latymer, Alleyn’s and St Pauls’ Girls, amongst more. Robyn successfully has tutored students for scholarship entry to Eton, Harrow and Winchester. In recent years, Robyn has tutored GCSE students in English and Maths, a number of whom gained grades 8 & 9 (A*).
Robyn also regularly teaches Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning for UK school entry at 11+ and 13+ points.
Whilst English and Maths are Robyn’s primary subjects, she also regularly supports students in History, Geography, R.S, Science and Drama.
After graduating Cambridge, Robyn also trained in professional acting at LAMDA, and has experience in providing audition support and practical drama work, including working on a 6-month Shakespeare in schools project, performing and holding educational workshops.
I am fun and lively, and am particularly good at motivating students who are having trouble concentrating or getting on with a subject. I am happy to tailor lessons precisely to what the student and parent require, and of course am more than willing to offer additional support via email or telephone outside of lessons.
What I do when I am not tutoring
For the past 4 years I have been tutoring full-time. Prior to this I trained as a professional actor at LAMDA, and occasionally will participate in small workshops and projects alongside my tutoring career.
"My daughter has passed the 11+ Common Entrance test with Wycombe Abbey and we have accepted their final offer of place for September. We would like to thank Robyn again for all her help. My daughter has greatly benefitted from her lessons. We were particularly impressed with Robyn’s skill at making lessons fun. My daughter was looking forward to her session every week." (Mother of 11+ student)
My daughter missed the final two months of school before her GCSE’s due to ill health. I asked Robyn to do some extra sessions with her to try to get her through the new GCSE English Language exam. She passed with a Grade 5 which we are all very pleased with. Robyn helped enormously and my daughter would not have passed without her input and encouragement. My daughter was having to use a scribe and Robyn even practiced this with her which was invaluable. Highly recommended.
The first lesson with Robyn seemed to go well. We look forward to seeing her again this coming Tuesday the 10th of December.
"Robyn is excellent - she’s doing a great job with my son. She also seems like a very nice person and reliable." Mother of student preparing for Eton pre-tests.
"I've been meaning to write to you to tell you about the results for the Winchester exam for which Robyn helped my son prepare throughout April. He not only passed the Winchester exam, but was in the top third in all subjects! In English he was in the top five! and did brilliantly elsewhere. His school is very pleased with him and so are we. Robyn made preparing a pleasure for him and that was absolutely key to his amazing results." (Mother of CE Student)
"Robyn was excellent and prepared our son very well for his interview at Imperial College. Incidently, our son has just been made a very good offer today by Imperial. We would not hesitate to recommend Robyn who is very professional and pleasant to be with."
'We are very lucky to get Robyn's professional help in teaching English which one of the most challenging subjects for my son. She is very systematic and well-prepared. She is such a wonderful lady with great patience.' (Mother of a 13+ Scholarship Student)
'' We found Robyn to be a highly committed and caring tutor. She was excellent in textual analysis in English literature, and has a delightful personality to boot. Our child has improved tremendously and very quickly under her tutelage. We would not hesitate to use her services again when the need arises. Highly recommended!'' Mother of 13+ English student (via Skype)
''The good news is that Benjy was awarded one of the top Harrow Scholarships and also won the Deno Leventis prize for the best performance in Classics. We are all delighted. Benjy feels that the work you and he did was one of the main reasons he did so well – so a huge thank you from all of us.''
''Thank you so much for all the hard work you did with me. I enjoyed our lessons and think that they were the primary reason for my scholarship. You are a fabulous teacher and also a lot of fun to work with.''
Mother and student for Harrow Scholarship tuition
'Gaby loved Robyn, we feel so fortunate that there are 2 lovely girls that we can call on. Gaby was so enthusiastic that she wanted to set up a revision time table.' Mother of 11+ maths & history student
'Robyn was such a help, I never would have done so well if she hadn't helped me out. And it was really fun too!' Sade, GCSE maths student. Sade moved up from a predicted C grade to an A in her final GCSE exam
'Robyn was truly great. She really managed to hone Alex's essay-writing skills, as he always tended to run over in exams. She really helped Alex revise his set texts and set him regular homework in addition to the tutorials. I'm really pleased Robyn helped us to gain the A* star grade Alex wanted.'
- Mother of GCSE English Lit & Lang student. Alex gained A* grades for both the Literature and Language papers.