I have taught 280 hours of private tuition with Keystone alone, and counting.
I tutor across the age range and has experience supporting a wide range of learning styles, including dyslexia and other SEN.
I have extensive experience tutoring students for the 11+ and 13+ for English. I have worked with many EAL learners and students moving from schools overseas to high-tier British independent schools. I am especially equipped to help with creative writing and organising ideas in writing, since I have an MA in creative writing.
I have assisted students in securing entry to Saint Paul’s, City of London, Dragon School, Westminster amongst others, including preparation for scholarship papers.
I am a linguist as well as a literature aficionado and employ a variety of evidence-based methods that speed up language acquisition and make it more enjoyable. I have coached students to make wonderful progress ready for A levels, GCSEs, IB, and school entrance exams. I specialise in working with primary and beginner languages, having taught French from reception to year 6 in school.
Several students received 8s and 9s in their final GCSE and A-level results, including one who progressed from a 5 to a 7 through my help with French oral after only a few lessons.
Cambridge University Graduate in Modern Languages. Trained teacher with a PGCE from UCL. Professional tutor since 2019. MA in Creative Writing UEA (2021). Published writer, editor, blogger, and educational resource creator. Former Health and Welfare officer at Norwich School.
My blog posts
25/04/2022: A Guide to the OLAT (Oriental Languages Aptitude Test)
I love tutoring so much that I have made it my full-time job! I have great flexibility in scheduling, therefore, which is especially handy for those in other time zones. I believe strongly in the mentoring side of the job, and am committed to forming strong working relationships with all my tutees and parents.
I have enough patience, humour, and research-based techniques up my sleeve able to bring out the natural curiosity and ingenuity of my young writers and language learners.
I can especially support demotivated or anxious students to find their motivation and taste for subjects.
I often find the tutoring environment is particularly suited to learners with attributes of dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. I absolutely love to work with neuro-diverse learners and help them uncover their potential! I have experience and training in mental health, welfare and SpLD, and am continually developing my knowledge and skills in this area. I am a member of British Dyslexia Association.
With my support through regular sessions, you can expect your child to grow in confidence, fluency, and breadth of linguistic and cultural knowledge. With deeply personalised tuition, I can help get learners match-ready for important exams, transitions, or interviews.
What I do when I am not tutoring
In my spare time, I practice yoga and enjoy reading poetry and short stories, and spending time outdoors. I am always studying new languages, my latest is Norwegian!
“In French she received a 7 and I think the short spurt of work she did with Kiera for her mock oral really helped” (GCSE French Student, London)
“She enjoyed her first lesson with Kiera lots. Kiera can help her build a strong foundation in French.” (Beginners French Student, Hong Kong)
“Kiera is lovely with (student), and he looks forward to his lessons every week. “ (English 13+ and EAL Student, Egypt)