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.
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 Harrow, 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.
I have been tutoring for almost five years and I love my job.
Supporting my tutees and their families is rewarding and meaningful to me. And, I am good at what I do!
I'm a qualified teacher, with a degree in French and Arabic from Cambridge University, and a MA in Creative Writing from UEA. I have almost five years experience as a tutor. | love to work with neurodiverse learners and am a member of the British Dyslexia Association. I was a year six TA and then Health and Welfare officer at a leading independent prep school prior to moving on to tutoring full time.
My blog posts
25/04/2022: A Guide to the OLAT (Oriental Languages Aptitude Test)
With my experience as a welfare officer at a top independent school, as well as my counseling training, my style of tutoring can offer an exceptional, holistic, and therapeutic mentorship opportunity. The one-on-one learning support not only leads to academic success - my tutees have achieved outstanding results - but also fosters growing self-confidence, metacognitive awareness, and a playful love of Learning.
The traditional classroom setting can be challenging for many students, but I specialize in helping those who face additional barriers to learning.
Whether you're dealing with neuro-diversity, anxiety, reluctance to learn or other challenges, I am here to assist. | have a particular passion for working with neurodiverse learners and am affiliated with the British Dyslexia Association. Moreover, I can be a valuable resource for homeschooling or students with demanding athletic or musical schedules.
What I do when I am not tutoring
In my spare time, I practice yoga and enjoy reading poetry and spending time outdoors. I am always studying new languages, my latest is Norwegian!
I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for Keira, the amazing tutor who has been working with my son. Her dedication and passion have made a significant impact on his English learning journey, and we couldn't be more thankful for her wonderful guidance. Keira's patient and engaging teaching style has turned his challenges into excitement, and he now looks forward to his lessons with enthusiasm. She has not only prepared him academically for Harrow school but has also boosted his confidence and love for learning. We are truly grateful to have Keira as our tutor, and her positive influence will stay with my son for a lifetime. (Parent of Year 6 student)
“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)
''Kiera is a very warm and positive teacher and quickly found ways to engage with (Student) in a productive manner.'' (English 11+, Switzerland)