*8+ Maths and English (ISEB)
*11+ Maths and English (ISEB)
*13+ Maths, English and History (ISEB)
*GCSE/IGCSE English and History (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
*AS/A Level English and History (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
*Godolphin and Latymer
I am an experienced tutor with many resources to aid students across the levels. I have experience in tutoring pupils towards exams, be those school entry and internal, GCSE or A Level, and also in providing confidence boosts and supporting students with their on going learning. I have also completed the Keystone SEN training, and have experience of supporting students through their studies with a variety of SENs, with particular experience of ADHD and ADD students.
Currently, I am tutoring 11+ Maths, English, NVR and VR for students sitting for schools such as Eton, Dulwich, Westminster and St Paul's. At GCSE and A Level, I am supporting students at a variety of schools as well as home-schooling. I am also working with students across the primary year groups to improve their English and Maths with the long term goal of school entrance or to improve their confidence in the subjects. At 13+, I am working with students in Maths, History and English for a variety of schools.
I have worked with other students towards their goal of 16+ entrance, GCSE and 13+ school entry. These have been across the subject areas of English, Theatre Studies, History, Business Studies and Maths. I have also previously worked with a student self-studying towards English A Level.
I attended Lancaster Girls' Grammar School through to Sixth Form. With an extensive programme of extra curricular activities, I developed a strong affinity for the humanities, studying Theatre Studies, English Literature and History at A Level. Having achieved the Theatre Prize in both lower and upper sixth form, I went on to study Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance at the University of York.
After graduating with a 1st, I formed the award winning theatre company Squabbling House Theatre, which went on to tour productions across four fringe festivals. It was my great privilege to direct the all-female world premiere of Phil Porter's 'Blink', as well as create a portfolio of directing and writing work. After becoming an independent artist, I gained experience working at both the National Railway Museum and York St. John University, before moving to London to pursue a career as a professional tutor with Keystone Tutors.
My blog posts
05/01/2023: Guide to IB Extended Essay
I aim to tailor my approach to the individual student by setting clear goals and focusing on areas in which to grow confidence. Key to a student's success is not only an understanding of the content of the syllabus, but also the skills needed to interpret the focus of questions and build an ordered response. Making my lessons engaging and exciting is key; I want to foster a love of the subject in my students as, in my opinion, there is no greater boost to learning than a genuine interest and enthusiasm. I therefore employ a mix of methodology in my lessons, and adapt to the learning style of my students.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When not tutoring, I can often be found pen in hand, ready to scribble down a new idea for a script or story. As someone who has spent a lot of time in theatres both back and front stage, I am a keen audience member, especially fringe and emerging works. A large amount of my free time can therefore be spent in cramped black boxes or stages tucked away above pubs.
Having grown up on the doorstep of the Lake District, I have an abiding love of the outdoors. Whether open water swimming, bouldering or tending the veg patch, nothing is as healing to me as a bit of fresh air.
''His teacher has been so encouraged by his improvement - he's finally reaching As in his tests, and as you say, achieving his full potential.'' (Parent of a GCSE student)
''She did really well in her English - an 8 and a distinction in the spoken language endorsement. She is delighted as you can imagine. Thank you again for all your hard work and support - she couldn’t have done it without you.'' (Parent of a GCSE home-schooled client)
''He now thinks Non-verbal is his best subject - all down to you of course! I never thought I'd see the day he'd sit down and look at a code question and say ''easy peasy!'' (Parent of an ISEB student)
''The class is good and the way you teach is impressively systematic. Thank you for sharing his writing today! I've seen the big improvement he has made through your classes. And he enjoys your class very much! Thank you!'' (Parent of a student in a local Hong Kong school)
''The change now to Amy has been really beneficial. My daughter really likes Amy and loves how she is also an actress so this livens up the lessons. Her spelling is suddenly much much better. She always comes out really happy after having her session. Thank you for your help.'' (Parent of a Year 6 pupil)
''Both children adore you and say that you make learning very fun.'' (Parent of a Year 4 and a Year 2 pupil)
''Amy has been absolutely brilliant and has helped my son enormously. A big thank you to you, Amy, for all your hard work to date with him, it's been much appreciated.'' (Parent of a GCSE English student)
''Thank you for your patience with my daughter. You have a gift the way you teach her. We have noticed that she has started to express a little bit of an opinion with our adult friends which we think is due to you teaching her.'' (Parent of an international student)
''She has been enjoying her lessons with you, and feels that she has made progress. You have been a huge help.'' (Parent of a GCSE student)
''We wanted to thank you for your invaluable support. Over these several months while you taught him he made a visible leap forward and became much more confident. We are very grateful to you for your help.'' (Parent of a Year 5 student)
''She so enjoyed Wednesday - I think you could tell - she asked me today, when can she have Amy again. You are really instilling a joy in her for learning English and she is getting more and more confident.'' (Parent of an international student)
''He has learnt so much from you in such a short space of time.'' (Parent of an ISEB student)
"While we will all be very grateful to have the 11+ exams behind us, I know she has truly enjoyed her time with you. I think that she views you as a more of a clever older friend than a tutor. And your sessions are by far her favourite extracurricular activity." (Parent of an 11+ student)