• 11+ Maths & English: ISEB and public school entrance exams
• 13+ Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
• GCSE/IGCSE Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR
• A-level/IB Maths and Further Maths: AQA, Edexcel and OCR
I'm a Maths and Common Entrance specialist, teaching all levels from 11+ to A Level. Having begun Tutoring over six years ago, I have a wealth of experience tackling all syllabi and challenges of these subjects.
I have considerable experience preparing students for English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests for the 11+, 13+, pre-tests and entrance exams, in London and the South East.
I have assisted many students with GCSE/iGCSE preparation in Mathematics, and also have considerable experience Tutoring A Level Maths (C1-4), Statistics (1) and Further Maths. Tuition at these levels combines the rigour of the subject with careful and efficient exam technique.
I have experience of the above via online tuition, as well as face to face.
Having grown up in the glistening hills of nearly-never-sunny Devon, I soon made my way to Exeter for my A Levels and then Bristol for my undergraduate. After achieving a first class bachelor of Mathematical Science, I moved to London.
Throughout university and during my first five years in London, private tuition had been a fantastic, challenging and diverse addition to general studies and work. During this time I had worked in prestigious financial firms in the City of London and passed all of my rigorous industry qualifications first time.
In January of 2015 I decided to shift my focus to private tuition, full time. The personal and varied nature of private tuition is richly rewarding and its opportunities are uniquely fulfilling.
From 5 year-olds to 18 year-olds, professional experience has taught me the most powerful learning tools are passion and achievement. Lessons that engage and interest are those that stay vivid in a student’s memory. Whether this is through debate, visualisation or games; I adore the challenge of teasing out this spark from every one of my students. Combining engaging lessons with a sense of accomplishment and visible progress are, I think, what makes my students thrive!
What I do when I am not tutoring
As well as tutoring, I also run a small company creating healthy, raw puds called Neigh. You might spot us in our horsebox-kitchen at events and summer festivals.
When I'm not working I'll often be found in the park with Schubert, my very fluffy dog. Schubert even comes to lessons sometimes!
Tabitha and Schubert (her dog) were very popular in our house, so much so, that my son asked if she could continue to come after the entrance exams! I highly recommend Tabitha as a tutor- always well prepared, efficient, focused and charming, and I am delighted with the results my son has achieved due to her dedication and hard work. - Mother of former student
Tabitha is a fantastically skilled, intelligent and sensitive teacher, and an extremely likeable and personable soul who completely transformed my son’s attitude to Maths - his enjoyment of the subject increased with each session, and he found working with her great fun, as each time she tackled any problems in a playful way which really made sense and helped him to understand what he was doing and why. There was a noticeable rise in his attainment at school, which gave him great confidence and helped him overcome the anxiety he was feeling about his 11+. - Mother of year 6 student
"We think that Tabitha is an excellent maths tutor and has definitely helped my daughter - I have just received a letter from St Mary's Calne inviting her to sit for their Scholarship paper in January." Mother of previous 11+ student.
"Tabitha is a superstar. She and my son are off to a great start where she is balancing fun and learning with magical ease and he is lapping it all up." Mother of previous student.
"Both my son and and I have very positive impression after the two sessions with Tabitha.The online system seems to work very well for my son, he's enthusiastic and focused, the lessons are very dynamic and well structured." Mother of pre-test student.
"The lessons went really well. My son said he even enjoyed them! Tabitha was lovely and taught him really well." Mother of previous student.
''We are very happy with the tutoring received… Sam feels everything has become much clearer and now feels comfortable about his upcoming exam.''
''We all found Tabitha to be extremely helpful and positive with a very pleasant personality and would highly recommend her to any future tutee. She would be a great asset.''
''You have done masses for his confidence already, in just to sessions! I’m so delighted. Thanks you and I just wanted to let you know.”