Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the A Level History tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Jessica is a published, professional historian and an engaging and dedicated tutor. She is patient and encouraging and equips her students with the confidence and skills to tackle their academic obstacles. She has taught over 2,600 hours with Keystone.
Guy is an experienced English and History tutor with a PhD in English Literature. He has over 10 years experience tutoring from 11+ up to university level. Guy has a friendly and calming approach to tutoring.
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.
Tom is a committed and experienced professional tutor whose practice is based on rigorous subject and educational knowledge, which has flourished through his work with over 140 Keystone families, since 2015. He offers stimulating, sympathetic and agile tutorials, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, motivation and confidence building.
Michael studied Classics at Oxford and subsequently completed his MA in Comparative Literature at UCL. He has led numerous Keystone courses as well as supporting over 70 Keystone families. Outside of tutoring, Michael is a keen writer and a thespian at heart.
Madeleine is an Oxford graduate and a writer. She tutors across the age range and has experience supporting a wide range of learning styles. Madeleine has taught over 2,000 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.
Theo read War Studies at King’s College London and then worked for the Ministry of Defence before joining Keystone as a full-time tutor. He believes that all students have intellectual potential and helps them cultivate this. Theo has taught over 800 hours with Keystone families both online and in person.
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 1,300 hours of lessons with Keystone families.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 5,200 hours with more than 140 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 8,600 hours through Keystone with more than 370 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
Paige is an English graduate from Durham University who teaches from the 7+/8+ level through to A Level. She joined Keystone in 2017 and has taught over 4,500 hours, helping more than 310 families.
Natasha is a first-class English and History graduate with several years tutoring experience - having taught 900 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.
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.
Mike was educated at Cambridge and is one of Keystone's most experienced History tutors. His methodical approach to tutoring has served students very well especially in preparation for exams.
Leo is an Oxford History graduate and has a wealth of experience of teaching the subject, as well as English, Maths, Science, Geography and RS up to the 13+ level. He has worked with Keystone since 2011 and has taught over 1,000 hours since he started.
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.
Owen has been teaching for over 20 years. Most recently he acted as Head of Politics at The King's School, Canterbury and before that at Marlborough College. Owen believes that enjoyment and a wider interest in a subject is vital in building critical thinking, confidence and ambition.
Josh joined Keystone in 2012 but has been teaching and tutoring for over a decade. He is one of our most experienced Economics and History tutors and has completed over 3,500 hours of lessons with us.
Geoffrey is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
Rachel is a qualified History and Politics teacher who has a wealth of experience both in the classroom and a 1:1 setting. She has a positive attitude and uses a range of learning techniques to support her students.
Matt is a tutor and theatre director with a passion for education. He has a fantastic academic record and a kind, enthusiastic disposition.
Daniel is an experienced humanities tutor with a very strong academic background. He is a linguist and a translator in his spare time. He also loves history and literature.
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.
Holly is a Cambridge educated tutor who covers a wide range of subjects. She aims to instill confidence within her students and encourages them to be intellectually independent.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
Chris is an experienced teacher with a passion for Education. He teaches at all Secondary levels with a particular focus on History and humanities.
Charlie is an experienced English, History and Classical Civilisation teacher who has taught in a number of top prep schools. He teaches from 11+ up to A Level and believes in helping students be the driver of their own learning.
Tomas tutors English, Spanish, Business Studies, History and Philosophy at GCSE, A Level and IB. He uses real life examples in his tutoring, in order to help his students apply concepts that they have learnt. His approach is through and methodical.
Nigel has a wealth of teaching experience and has spent many years as an examiner. He is passionate about history and continues to research different periods alongside his work as a teacher.
Tom completed his Economics and Economic History degree at LSE in 2016 and started tutoring alongside his studies. Tom is passionate about improving his student's confidence in their ability in order to help them succeed.
Tommaso teaches English, History, Italian, Psychology, Philosophy and RS across the age range. He also helps with Maths at 11+ and 13+. He has been tutoring alongside his studies for the past 5 years.
"I thought I would just let you know that on Tuesday I received an offer from St Anne’s to read History at Oxford! I wanted to thank you for guiding me through the process of the HAT. Your help to me has been invaluable and I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you so much."HAT STUDENT, 2020 ENTRY
"Just a quick email to let you know that Jessica is phenomenal. She knows her stuff and best of all demonstrated a sensitivity to my weaknesses and has a clear strategy on how to help me improve. I thoroughly enjoyed my sessions, plus I have learned so much already."A Level History Student
History Admissions Assessment (HAA) Cambridge
Cambridge’s History Admissions Assessment, or HAA, is still a relatively new exam. It launched only in 2016, when the abolition of AS-levels deprived the university of a favoured metric which its colleges had used, up to that point, to help determine admissions decisions in history in place of a written exam in the style of Oxford’s well-established HAT.
The Oxford History Aptitude Test (HAT)
Students often feel a little uneasy about the Oxford HAT at first, because its format has changed over time, and because it is very different from A-level exams. To make the test a less daunting prospect, I have created an introductory guide for candidates as to what it entails and how best to prepare.
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Keystone's Head of Consultancy, Harriet Brook, was joined by David Hawkins, Founder of the University Guys, to discuss their top tips on applying to universities outside of the UK and US.