• 7+ English & Maths: public school entrance exams
• 8+ English and Maths: public school entrance exams
• 11+ English and Maths: ISEB and public school exams, including pre- tests
• (I)GCSE Latin, Ancient Greek, History, and History of Art (All exam boards)
• A-level Latin, Ancient Greek, History, and History of Art (All exam boards)
• Oxbridge preparation
• Interview preparation
• Study skills
I have completed Keystone’s in-depth 7+/8+ and 11+ training programmes and have a wide range of resources to help students with their studies. I can help students work towards specific exams and goals in addition to providing confidence boosts in subjects and supporting students with their ongoing learning. I am also able to provide Personal Statement Guidance and subject specific expertise in Archaeology, Anthropology, and Museology.
I come from the North East of Scotland and was educated at Robert Gordon’s College in Aberdeen. During my time at there I was awarded A grades in Advanced Higher Latin, Classical Greek, and History and obtained a place at Magdalen College, Oxford where I read Archaeology and Anthropology.
During my time at Oxford University I was president of the University Archaeology Society and course representative. I also assisted with the interviewing process.
I recently completed a Masters in Museums and Heritage at Universiteit Leiden, during which time I co-curated an exhibition on the role of women in the university and assisted with the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden’s Cyprus exhibition.
For the past year I have worked as a cultural journalist and am currently pursuing a PhD in archaeology alongside my tutoring work.
I believe that the best education is one taught with passion. With a brief period as a home-schooled student, I appreciate the importance of adopting a style of teaching which best suits the student. I believe that children can learn best when they are taught with enthusiasm, and that setting clear expectations allows pupils to meet them.
What I do when I am not tutoring
My love of Vermeer was established early, when I was a semi-finalist on BBC Junior Mastermind at the age of ten, with the Dutch artist as my specialist subject. Since then, my interest in art and archaeology has grown, and I have volunteered at a range of museums and archives for almost a decade, including the National Museum of Scotland and the Haarlem Museum of Archaeology where I wrote the city’s first English children’s tour.
I am an active archaeologist, excavating across the UK and Cyprus and am currently working on my doctoral thesis.
“Alice had to step in just a few weeks before 11+ ISEB began and she hit the ground running. She breezed into the house bringing tranquillity and professional calm. I have never met a keystone tutor who is not on top of her brief but what was most welcome was that the kids absolutely loved being with her as well. “But, lessons are fun with Alice”, said my daughter when the 11+ exams ended. Quirky, intelligent, flexible, fun and worked a treat for my kids”. - Parent of Year 6 and Year 8 students
''We have been so grateful for Alice. She has boosted my son’s confidence and helped elevate his competence across Maths, English and Reasoning in preparation for his 11+ and ISEB campaign. Her friendly disposition, professional demeanour, timely communication, creative methods and personal connection with my son have all come together to help unlock challenging topics and bolster his existing knowledge. Alice is an extremely talented individual with the right balance of cerebral and emotional intelligence which is why my son really enjoys his lessons with her.'' - Father of year 5 student
''I am so grateful to Keystone Tutors for arranging to have Alice as my daughter’s teacher.
Alice is very friendly, kind and most importantly she is a sincere and devoted person which contributes enormously towards a perfect tutoring experience.
What is more, she is approachable for additional discussions or recommendations for the sake of achieving better academic consequences.
From my perspective, she goes beyond teaching as she gradually leads my daughter up to love for reading and writing which forms the core of any future educational success.
We are so blessed to have her!'' - Mother of year 5 student
''Alice has been a wonderful tutor for our 10 year old twins heading towards their 11+. She has a way of making their tutorial sessions fun but also incredibly helpful. I have noticed a huge increase in their confidence tackling both English and Maths under her care. I could not recommend her highly enough.'' - Mother of 11+ students