Florence is an experienced tutor who has worked across the age range, helping 120 Keystone clients. While first completing a DPhil and then working as a research fellow at Oxford, Florence held several teaching and lecturing roles. However, she also helps primary level students build solid foundations. Florence encourages her tutees to become self-motivated learners with a love for their subjects.
Naomi graduated with a first-class degree in 2017. She has a wealth of experience working with young people, teaching over 2,600 hours to Keystone students alone. Her tutees, comprising all ages, describe her as 'very encouraging' and 'motivating'.
Alice is an Oxford graduate with a passion for academia and learning. She enjoys working with children across the age range and can also help with Oxbridge preparation. Alice is completing a PhD in archaeology alongside her tutoring work and has delivered 2,200 hours of lessons with Keystone families.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has delivered over 3,200 hours of lessons. Emily has taught in England as well as abroad. She not only helps students with 11+ and 13+ entrance exams but also with English and Spanish up to A Level.
Cameron is a playwright and tutors alongside his writing schedule. He is highly personable and as a result his teaching style is very engaging. He has been with Keystone since 2014 teaching over 7,900 hours.
Jenny is a qualified teacher who has over twenty years experience in primary education. She enjoys making learning as engaging and fun as possible for her students.
Sam is a highly personable individual who teaches across the age range. He specialises in English, EFL and 11+. Sam is also a writer and has a love of language that he aims to pass onto his students.
Lottie has a stellar academic background which culminates in a PhD from Oxford University. She is an excellent communicator and aims to instil a love of learning in all of her students - across subjects and levels.
Charles is a qualified primary teacher who gained a PGCE from the University of Buckingham. He has over a decade of experience in the classroom. Charles is patient, approachable and forms great working relationships with students and parents alike.
Charles has recently completed a Masters at St Andrews and has been tutoring since he was a student himself. He focuses on humanities, as well as teaching English and Maths at 11+. Charles believes communication is key within his lessons, allowing his students to ask questions and develop their ideas.
James is an experienced tutor with a PhD in English and a Classics degree from Cambridge. James understands the importance of building strong relationships in order for his students to get the most out of his lessons. He has taught over 3,500 hours helping around 120 students.
A graduate from King's College London, Jessica is an experienced entrance test tutor who joined the team in 2015 but has been teaching since 2011. She has taught over 5,200 hours with Keystone and worked for over 180 families.
Kathleen has been teaching for over 15 years in both primary and secondary schools and has taught over 4,800 hours through Keystone. She aims to instill self-confidence in her students and also help them develop creative independence.
Lucy is a highly engaging tutor with a degree in English and a Masters in Acting. She believes in unlocking the joy of learning and helping her students grow in confidence. Lucy has taught over 2,100 hours through Keystone.
Anna is a Cambridge graduate who has tutored since 2017. She has experience in the classroom, at university level, and has helped students with SEN. Anna aims to create a learning environment that enables each pupil to flourish.
Amy is an experienced tutor having worked across primary year groups in London. She has helped 40 Keystone families and taught 1,700 hours to date. With a passion for theatre, she utilises both her academic background and creative skills to develop a stimulating and enriching learning environment for students.
Camilla, a qualified primary school teacher, taught in top London schools for almost a decade before joining Keystone as a Professional Tutor. She has helped students with varying abilities and goals. Camilla is truly positive and encouraging in her approach and forms strong relationships with her tutees.
Prior to joining Keystone Steph was a primary school teacher. She has a wealth of experience in working with students in Years 1 to 8. She has tutored over 4,600 hours with us and also assists with our 7+ and 8+ assessments.
Freya is a qualified Primary Teacher who has worked with over 60 Keystone families, teaching more than 900 hours. She is warm and encouraging and aims to help her students become independent learners.
Natasha is a first-class English and History graduate with several years tutoring experience - having taught 1,200 hours with Keystone alone. She loves nothing more than sharing her passion for learning with her students. Natasha is an avid reader and writer and is currently working on her first novel.
Isobel holds a PGCE and comes to Keystone from one of London's top prep schools. She has taught children across the ability spectrum, and brings this wealth of experience from the classroom to tutoring. She is lively and sparky in her approach.
Sofia teaches across the age range, specialising in entrance exam preparation at 7+, 8+ and 11+ level and English, Drama and Geography beyond this. She balances her tutoring with theatre directing and brings her creativity and enthusiasm with her into all her lessons.
Alexander has a History degree from York as well as a Masters in Fine Art. He currently works as an artist alongside his tutoring. He has years of experience under his belt and teaches a wide range of ages and subjects.
Kristine has been teaching for many years, with a focus on teaching English as a second language. She has worked with students of different age ranges from all over the world meaning that she works to tailor each lesson to the individuals needs and learning styles.
Jennifer is a qualified Primary Teacher with years of experience. She has a passion for teaching creatively and is enthusiastic, fun and fair.
Rob is a primary level tutor with a range of teaching experience. He is also a linguist and a qualified lawyer. He has recently returned to tutoring as his passion lies in education.
Noelle is an experienced tutor who has taught across the age range. Noelle hopes to instil a love of learning in her students and adapts lessons to each tutee's individual needs.
Laura is a qualified primary school teacher who is passionate about building a child's confidence and bringing enjoyment to their learning. Laura has worked with children with a range of backgrounds and learning needs.
Andy is a qualified English teacher having trained through the Teach First programme in 2015. He enjoys sharing his passion for English with his students and has experience working with students of varying ages and abilities.
Shanice is a dynamic tutor who teaches across the primary age range. She has experience working with a range of abilities, including those with SEN. Shanice is patient and adaptable, always ensuring her lessons are tailored to the learning style of the student.
Sarah is a Primary School teacher with almost 18 years of experience. She currently teaches in a central London independent school and has taught in mainstream and specialist SEN schools. Sarah is a supportive and committed tutor.
Celina has been teaching in various prep schools in London for the last seven years. She gained huge amounts of experience here preparing children for examinations and during the primary years. She now tutors online, whilst based in Munich.
Antonia is a qualified Teacher who has also worked as a private tutor since 2016. She has an encouraging approach and helps pupils to understand their own abilities and strengths. She also aims to make her lessons fun as well as productive.
Bryony's engaging and supportive teaching style helps to give students confidence. She began tutoring whilst at school and is committed to tutoring for the long term.
Imogen gained a first class degree in Theology from Oxford and has 10 years tutoring and teaching experience. She tutors across the age range and specialises in English and Religious Studies up to A Level and school entrance exams.
Amy is a qualified primary teacher who has taught at schools in the UK and internationally. She incorporates creativity and fun into her lessons in order to help her students learn and progress.
Sam is a patient and engaging tutor who believes in creating a bespoke learning experience for each of his students. He is a qualified teacher who helps with Maths up to 11+ and Drama and English all the way up to A Level.
Julia is a patient and engaging tutor who helps prepare students in Maths, English and Reasoning for 7+, 8+ and 11+ exams. She also teaches English, Drama and History of Art up to A Level. She is an experienced ISEE and US university entrance tutor. Julia aims to shape an environment that allows students to own their abilities and encounter challenges with curiosity.
Carlos has a first class Music degree from the University of Oxford. He specialises in 7+ to 13+ preparation as well as working with GCSE Music, History and English students.
Vina is a qualified teacher who tutors English, Maths and Mandarin across the primary age range. She is encouraging and patient in her approach and is experienced in helping students of varying abilities, whether they are looking for a confidence boost or to pass an entrance test.
Dominique is a qualified teacher who tutors alongside working in a prep school. She believes in placing the tutee at the centre of learning and in tailoring the style and delivery to foster enjoyment and promote a desire to learn.
Emma is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. She teaches Maths and English from 7+ to 13+, as well as Economics, Politics and Business at A Level. Emma's approach is clear and focussed, always keeping the student's needs in mind.
Samara is an experienced tutor who has a logical, concise and sympathetic approach to tutoring.
Helen has taught English and Maths up to 11+ since 2011 and also has experience preparing students for 13+. She has a patient and positive approach to teaching which helps her students to engage and find enjoyment in their learning.
Kathryn is a qualified Teacher with years of experience. She aims to stretch her tutees' academic ability and to equip them with the tools required to tackle exams with clarity and confidence.
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Prep School (Years 4 to 8) Reading Lists
Parents often ask us which books their children should be reading. In some respects, it’s the wrong question to ask – are there any books children shouldn't be reading? – but with children’s free-time seeming ever to shrink, there is certainly merit in searching out the best.
A Guide to A Level English Language
Is English Language a good A Level subject? English Language A Level is a really good choice if you have enjoyed the language aspects of your GCSE English course. Students will recall that study for the GCSE Language qualification is what we might call more ‘programmatic’: this is a more technical discipline, requiring a focus on technical aspects of language, and which looks as ‘texts’ that are sometimes a long way from the highbrow and romantic reading of the Literature qualification.