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.
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 2,400 hours through Keystone.
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 100 Keystone families. Outside of tutoring, Michael is a keen writer and a thespian at heart.
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.
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 5,000 hours, helping more than 360 families.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 9,400 hours through Keystone with more than 380 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
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.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 5,900 hours with more than 160 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
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.
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 3,100 hours with Keystone.
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 1,900 hours of lessons with Keystone families.
Natasha is a first-class English and History graduate with several years tutoring experience - having taught 1,000 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.
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 150 Keystone families, since 2015. He offers stimulating, sympathetic and agile tutorials, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, motivation and confidence building.
Matt is a tutor and theatre director with a passion for education. He has a fantastic academic record and a kind, enthusiastic disposition.
Chris is an experienced teacher with a passion for Education. He teaches at all Secondary levels with a particular focus on History and humanities.
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.
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.
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.
Mike was educated at Cambridge and is one of Keystone's most experienced History tutors. In the second half of each year he focuses largely on university entrance teaching. Since 2018 he has helped more than 65 candidates to secure places at Oxford or Cambridge, completing more than 1,500 hours of HAT tuition and 1,100 hours of HAA tuition through Keystone.
Geoffrey is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.
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.
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.
David is a knowledgeable and experienced tutor. He carries out academic research alongside his tutoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Osman has a Masters in Intellectual History from St Andrews and has been tutoring since he was a student himself. He teaches humanities across the age range, as well as Maths up to GCSE. Osman's approach is thorough and methodical.
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.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
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.
"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.
Webinar : 11+ London Day Schools
In this webinar Keystone's Head of Consultancy, Harriet Brook, was joined by experienced Education Consultant, Camilla Smiley, to discuss 11+ entry with a focus on London day schools. Harriet and Camilla covered all key aspects of the 11+ entry process to London schools, including advising on how and when to start preparing for 11+ assessments and interviews, and how to finalise a shortlist of schools.
Webinar: The 7 Plus and 8 Plus
In this webinar Keystone's Head of Consultancy, Harriet Brook, was joined by one of Keystone’s most experienced Professional Tutors, Steph Kitson-Smith, to discuss 7+ and 8+ entry processes and considerations. Harriet and Steph looked to cover all key aspects of the 7+ and 8+ entry process, from registration timelines to assessments and interview formats. They advised on how and when to start preparing for assessments and interviews, and how to finalise your shortlist of schools.