Early Years Foundation Stage (all subjects)
-Key Stage 1 (all subjects)
-Key Stage 2 (all subjects)
-Key Stage 3 English and Biology
-11+ Common Entrance examinations and independent school entrance exams
-13+ entrance exams
-GCSE and A Level English and Biology
-Teaching English as a Foreign Language (all ages)
-Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology for veterinary degree students
I have several years of classroom teaching experience, having taught for many years in primary schools across London. Alongside this, I have also privately tutored a large number of both children and adults, on a one-to-one basis, and in a variety of subjects. I mostly tutor in English and Science for children needing a bit of a grades or confidence boost, or to help them with entrance exams. I also have particular experience in helping pupils coming from abroad to transition smoothly into the English independent schools system. Having attended two large public boarding schools, I am very familiar with how their entrance system works.
I am experienced in getting fantastic results, tutoring a wide range of subjects, and am particularly skilled at tailoring learning to the specific needs of individuals.
I attended both Port Regis and Bryanston School as a Music Scholar, before gaining an honours degree from the University of Bristol, School of Veterinary Science. I graduated top in my year group at Bristol and won two university awards. My dissertation, a scientific clinical study, was later published and referenced in other clinical research.
I later went on to gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE(M)) from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and have successfully taught for several years in primary schools across London.
I have extensive teaching and tutoring experience, both in the classroom and on a one-to-one basis. I teach a wide range of age groups and in several different subjects. I have also taught many children with Special Educational Needs and behavioural challenges.
I have particular experience in helping children coming from abroad to gain entry into English independent schools.
I find helping children and adults to learn inspiring and extremely rewarding, and I thoroughly enjoy all areas of teaching and tutoring.
My lessons are aimed at helping students to problem-solve, build their confidence and independence and boost their creativity. Sessions are fun, challenging and engaging and aim to help the student to really start to enjoy learning. I teach in a friendly and supportive manner, helping to stretch an individual’s academic ability, whilst equipping them with the tools required to tackle exams with clarity and confidence.
What I do when I am not tutoring
When I am not tutoring, I work in veterinary practice, including some of the major London veterinary charity hospitals, such as the RSPCA and Blue Cross. I am a registered Clinical Coach, and teach and develop junior veterinary staff.
I also enjoy teaching children and adults with English as an Additional Language, and am currently studying Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
In my spare time I like to travel, go to music concerts and art galleries, swim, scuba dive, ride my horse and go for walks on the beach with my dog.
“Katy’s positive energy made the sessions fly by. My son was confident of her command of the subject as she gave simple explanations that built to more complex concepts. He is very hopeful about his exam results!”
(Carol, mother of A-Level Biology student)
“Miss Chappell has shown an aptitude for teaching. She communicates clearly, vividly but concisely. She displayed in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and delivered the lessons with great skill and empathy. She has an excellent rapport with the children.”
(Susie, Year 2 and Year 5 parent- English, Maths, Science and Art lessons)
“Katy is very capable and understands the specific learning needs of children. She also possesses creative ideas to enhance learning.”
(Mother of Year 2 pupil -general support)
''Katy has been working with our daughter over the last term - we have seen a distinct improvement in her marks but perhaps most importantly a regained confidence and enthusiasm for science generally. The fact that our daughter loves animals and that Katy is a vet is, of course, a huge bonus. Professional, warm, open and friendly - we’ve been extremely happy with Katy’s work.''
(Louisa, mother of International Baccalaureat MYP student)