Here is a sample of the 16 Plus English Tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London but frequently work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
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.
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.
Andy holds a BA (double first) and a PhD, both from the University of Cambridge, and an MA from King’s College London. He is an experienced tutor in English, Philosophy, Religious Studies and academic writing skills. Since joining Keystone in 2015, he has taught over 6,300 hours with Keystone and helped over 250 families.
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.
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.
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.
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 4,100 hours through Keystone and helped over 180 families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 7,300 hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jennifer is a qualified Primary Teacher with years of experience. She has a passion for teaching creatively and is enthusiastic, fun and fair.
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.
Tomas tutors English, Spanish, Business Studies, History and Philosophy at GCSE, A Level and IB. He uses real life examples in his tutoring, in order to help his students apply concepts that they have learnt. His approach is through and methodical.
Jess is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. She tutors alongside her work at Emerson House, St Nicholas Prep School and at the LionHeart School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom completed his Economics and Economic History degree at LSE in 2016 and started tutoring alongside his studies. Tom is passionate about improving his student's confidence in their ability in order to help them succeed.
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.
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.
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.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
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.
Chris is an experienced teacher with a passion for Education. He teaches at all Secondary levels with a particular focus on History and humanities.
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.
David is an Oxford graduate and academic who has a PhD in English. He writes alongside his tutoring work.
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.
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.
Coleen has a wealth of educational experience in both the UK and abroad. She has an engaging, resourceful and measured tutoring style.
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.
Peter is an English teacher with over 30 years’ experience. His years of experience as Head of English at Tudor Hall enable him to provide his tutees with a very high level of support.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
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.
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.
James is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passions lie in the humanities and writing as well as teaching.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Callum is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. He impressed us at interview with his supportive and knowledgeable approach to tutoring.
Matt is a tutor and theatre director with a passion for education. He has a fantastic academic record and a kind, enthusiastic disposition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eleanor's approach to tutoring is measured, supportive and fun. She tutors alongside her freelance work at the Melanie Klein Trust.
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.
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.
Joe is a UCL graduate and a Geography, English and Science tutor. He can also help with 11+ and 13+ prep.
Martin is an English tutor of titanic stature and experience. He loves to enthuse students about English.
Samara is an experienced tutor who has a logical, concise and sympathetic approach to tutoring.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"We are coming to the end of the school year and I just wanted to say a big thank for teaching and supporting my daughter who cannot praise you enough and most amazingly she has discovered her joy for creative writing and reading. As a direct result of all your work with my daughter her grades and her confidence have shot up and I can see that you are motivating her to go way beyond her school work. Her new school has noticed the change in her as well. She has received excellent and very encouraging feedback from both her English teachers and her writing is often used as examples during class."Parent of a Y12 English student
"Kate was brilliant and just what we were after – someone to nurture a love of English rather than purely focusing on entrance exams. As a tutor, Kate has a wonderful warm manner and is engaging, fun and inspiring; my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her lessons. She was offered places at all the schools she applied to as well as an academic scholarship to one. So thank you for helping us with our tutor search – it’s tricky finding the right one but Kate was perfect."Mother of 11+ student
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Our team of 51 full-time tutors are highly experienced in guiding students through their preparation for the 16 plus exam. They ensure there are no gaps in a student’s understanding of key topics in English, and utilize past papers and detailed feedback extensively. Our tutors are able to tailor their tuition to your child’s specific needs so that they can truly show their potential in the 16 plus.
16 plus exams are not standardized, and our tutors will be familiar with the particular format of the 16 plus at the schools your child intends to apply to. The bespoke support they can provide will help your child maximise their performance during these challenging and competitive exams.
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