Here is a sample of the 16 plus exams tutors in London and online that we represent. They are predominantly based in London but frequently work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
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.
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.
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 4,300 hours through Keystone.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 7,600 hours through Keystone with more than 340 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
Keren is an Oxford University graduate and qualified teacher with a wealth of tutoring experience. She joined Keystone in 2009 and has taught over 3,100 hours. Keren specialises in teaching Classics and English to all ages as well as 11+/13+ English and Maths.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 3,500 hours with Keystone as well as having considerable tutoring experience prior to joining our team of full-time tutors in 2017.
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 2,100 hours through 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 2,000 hours helping around 50 students.
Cat is a qualified Teacher who studied Physics and Philosophy at Durham University. She is curently working towards a PhD in the Philosophy of Astrobiology alongisde her tutoring. Cat is very encouraging and supportive and recognises the importance of moving at the right pace for each individual.
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 1,900 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 6,000 hours of lessons and helping over 120 families.
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.
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.
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.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 4,300 hours with more than 110 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
Christian is an Oxford graduate with a passion for Maths. He is an attentive and patient tutor who assesses students individually and caters to their specific needs.
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.
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 3,600 hours, helping more than 240 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 3,500 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 1,300 hours through Keystone.
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.
Joseph is a Durham graduate and a highly personable tutor. 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.
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 90 families since then and taught over 2,800 hours of lessons.
Dominic is an experienced Science tutor with a PhD in Chemistry. He has tutored for many years, teaching over 2,100 hours through Keystone. He aims to make his lessons interesting and fun and he also recognises the importance of exam technique.
Prior to joining Keystone in 2015, Andy was an academic at Cambridge University (where he also graduated with a double first in English). He is passionate about the arts and is an experienced tutor in English, Philosophy, Religious Studies and academic writing skills. He has taught over 5,100 hours with Keystone and helped over 200 families.
Lara is an English graduate with a love of teaching and academia. She teaches both face to face and online and has taught over 3,700 hours with Keystone since 2016.
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.
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.
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 5,300 hours.
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.
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.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 6,100 hours.
Grace studied Natural Sciences at Durham before embarking upon a MSc in Neuroscience at King’s College London. Grace has a passion for Maths and Science and strives to create a teaching environment where pupils feel able to ask questions and be themselves.
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.
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 3,000 hours through Keystone and helped over 130 families.
Amy joined Keystone in 2019 and has taught over 1,300 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.
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 200 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 7,700 hours.
Oli is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate with a first class degree. He joined Keystone in 2010 and has tutored over 5,800 hours, helping over 180 students across the age range.
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.
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.
Chris is an experienced teacher with a passion for Education. He teaches at all Secondary levels with a particular focus on History and humanities.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passions lie in the humanities and writing as well as teaching.
Yanni has a Maths degree from Cambridge and a Masters in Statistics from Imperial College London. He is now working towards his PhD- also in Statistics. He is a patient tutor who likes to see his students thrive.
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.
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.
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.
Matilda is an experienced tutor with an impressive track record, having taught over 2,100 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.
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.
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.
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.
Samara is an experienced tutor who has a logical, concise and sympathetic approach to tutoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cameron is a Mechanical Engineering Masters student at Imperial College London, who specialises in tutoring Maths and Physics. Cameron helps to boost his students' confidence by simplifying complex issues using a calm and clear teaching approach.
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.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
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.
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.
Callum is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. He impressed us at interview with his supportive and knowledgeable approach to tutoring.
Alexa is a friendly, engaging and qualified tutor. She has over eight years of teaching experience in both the independent and state sectors.
Coleen has a wealth of educational experience in both the UK and abroad. She has an engaging, resourceful and measured tutoring style.
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.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
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.
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.
Nils is passionate about Maths! She has worked with numbers throughout her whole life and enjoys nothing more than helping others gain mathematical confidence.
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.
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.
Rebecca is an Oxford University educated tutor who teaches English, Modern Languages and Maths. She has taught over 2,400 hours since joining Keystone as a full-time tutor in 2017.
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.
Carlos studied Physics at Imperial and now tutors Maths and Physics. He is patient and calm and loves to see his students' progress and grow in confidence.
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.
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.
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.
Katarina is a Physicist and an Oxford graduate. She is currently doing a PhD at King's College and tutors alongside her studies.
Eleanor's approach to tutoring is measured, supportive and fun. She tutors alongside her freelance work at the Melanie Klein Trust.
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.
Mariam is an experienced tutor with a flawless academic record. She is currently a final year medical student at Guy's King's and St Thomas', King's College. She tutors alongside her studies and is a passionate academic and educator.
Athavan is an experienced tutor with a fantastic academic record. He focuses on Maths and Science but can also help with primary level English and entrance exams. He believes that students' confidence should be nurtured through good teaching techniques and high levels of patience.
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.
Oskar is an engaging and diligent linguist. His positive, energetic and resourceful style helps his students to feel thoroughly supported.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
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.
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.
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.
Kira has tutored and mentored for over a decade. As an artist, her lessons are creative and engaging. She works across the age range and with students of all abilities.
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.
Lila is a highly academic Oxford graduate who teaches across the age range. She tutors alongside training to be an opera singer.
Geoffrey is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.
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.
Ewan is a qualified Science and Maths Teacher with a fantastic academic record. He achieved a First in an integrated masters degree (MPhys) in Experimental Physics. He has a passion for his subjects that he loves sharing with his students.
Joe is a UCL graduate and a Geography, English and Science tutor. He can also help with 11+ and 13+ prep.
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.
Daniel is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate. He has a stellar academic record and is starting a PhD at King's College London in 2020.
Alex is a Physics and Maths tutor who achieved a first in his degree. He is now studying for his MSc in Astrophysics at University College London. Alex is patient and calm and helps students of all abilities.
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.
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.
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.
Olivia is an Oxford graduate and a full-time tutor. She teaches Science and Maths as well as French and Music. She is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who really impressed us at interview.
Jess is a very experienced Maths and Physics tutor with a degree from Harvard. She loves to bring her subjects to life and builds strong relationships with her students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jess is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. She tutors alongside her work at Emerson House, St Nicholas Prep School and at the LionHeart School.
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.
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.
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.
Dominic combines tutoring with his research on sharks at Imperial College University! His style of tutoring is both supportive and exam specific.
Euan completed his Economics degree at the University of Leeds in 2020. He tutored during his studies and it has now become his full-time focus.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Manfred holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and has four years experience teaching Maths,Physics and Music. He can help students from primary level to A level.
Anna is a dedicated tutor and personal trainer who loves nothing more than helping people reach their potential. She is encouraging and understanding and instils confidence within her tutees.
Paul in an experienced tutor with an absolute passion for Physics and Maths. He enjoys nothing more than imparting his joy and knowledge of these subjects to his tutees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martin is an English tutor of titanic stature and experience. He loves to enthuse students about English.
Ryan tutors alongside completing his PhD at Cambridge. He is a highly academic but also a very personable individual with a love for Science.
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.
Matt is a tutor and theatre director with a passion for education. He has a fantastic academic record and a kind, enthusiastic disposition.
"Andy is super intelligent and lucid, and understands the exam boards in great detail. He was a huge help to my daughter, who hadn’t really learned how to construct an essay at all, in all her school years. With Andy’s help she was able to do this. He is empathetic, sympathetic, and encouraging. I would recommend him without reservation"Parent of a Year 13 Student
"We just found out my daughter has been accepted into Westminster on a scholarship! She is over the moon. Thank you so much for all your time and consideration with her."Mother of 16 Plus Student
Sixth-form school entry and the 16+ exam
What is Sixth-Form entry? The key entry points for independent secondary schools are 11+ (Year 7), 13+ (Year 9) and 16+ (Year 12). Out of these, sixth form is arguably the most competitive entry point, particularly if your child is seeking to move into one of the top UK independent schools. However, an increasing number of children move schools at sixth form, these two years of school providing an often-vital bridge between school and university.
Occasional Places (Senior Schools)
UK independent schools tend to have defined entry points and clear processes from registration to assessment and interview.
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