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.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 3,700 hours with more than 100 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
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 130 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. Outside of tutoring, Michael is a keen writer and a thespian at heart.
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.
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 3,100 hours, helping more than 210 families.
Madeleine is an Oxford graduate and a writer. She tutors across the age range and has experience supporting a wide range of learning styles.
Natasha is a first-class English and History graduate with several years tutoring experience. 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.
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 1,600 hours with Keystone.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 7,100 hours through Keystone with more than 320 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
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.
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.
Nathan is an experienced History and Politics teacher. His knowledge and understanding of the History and Politics curricula allows him to provide his tutees with the very best support.
James is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passions lie in the humanities and writing as well as teaching.
Callum is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. He impressed us at interview with his supportive and knowledgeable approach to tutoring.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
David is a knowledgeable and experienced tutor. He carries out academic research alongside his tutoring.
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.
Jacob has been working as a private tutor for a number of years. He works with GCSE and A Level students, as well as having experience preparing tutees for the 16+ examinations.
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.
Eleanor is a charismatic and engaging tutor. At interview, we were particularly impressed by her passion for English and History and her desire to enthuse others in these subjects.
Juliet is a History and Politics tutor with years of teaching experience. She is passionate about her subjects and also works as an examiner which gives her invaluable insight on exam technique and where students struggle.
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.
Josh joined Keystone in 2012 but has been teaching and tutoring for over a decade. He is one of our most experienced Economics 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.
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.
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.
Chris is an experienced teacher with a passion for Education. He teaches at all Secondary levels with a particular focus on History and humanities.
Sophia is a diligent and knowledgeable tutor. Alongside her tutoring work she is novelist.
"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 Cambridge - Updated 2020
And it had all seemed so simple. For the past several years, from 2016 to 2019, Cambridge had joined Oxford in setting all the candidates who applied to the university to read history, or joint honours degrees involving history, a written assessment that was taken at the same time as the Oxford HAT – about a month before the interview stage. This exam, known as the History Admissions Assessment (HAA), consisted of two one-hour papers.
Preparing for the Oxford History Aptitude Test (HAT)
All candidates for Oxford degree courses involving History must sit the History Aptitude Test (HAT). Students can often feel a little uneasy about the test at first, because its format has changed over time, and it is very different from A-level exams. To help make the test a less daunting prospect, I have created an introductory guide to what it entails and how best to prepare.
Webinar: How to Manage Dual US/UK University Applications
Keystone's Head of Consultancy, Harriet Blomefield, was joined by US university specialists, ESM Prep, to compare the US and UK university application processes. ESM College Coach, Rachel Edgell, joined the dicussion to identify key differences between the timelines and requirements, discussing the best way to balance both processes with limited stress and maximum effect.
Applying to UK Universities
This video provides an overview of the application process and will be helpful for any students (and their parents) looking ahead to their UK university applications. The blog below provides further detail and there are many links to resources which students should find helpful. Occasionally there are changes to deadlines, admission test requirements etc. and this guide aims to provide a general overview.