Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the Common Entrance French tutors at 13 plus that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Philippa is a dedicated tutor who specialises in 11+/13+ English and Maths, as well as French. She joined the team in 2015 and has taught well over 4,500 hours with Keystone.
Le-My is an Oxford graduate with a great passion for languages and literature. She has considerable tutoring experience and teaches French as well as English, Maths and Mandarin.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 5,400 hours.
Trudi is a Maths and French tutor with a background in accountancy. Her gentle and supportive approach encourages students and really helps boost their confidence in their subjects and skills.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
Alex is Cambridge University graduate and qualified teacher who has billed over 1,500 hours trough Keystone alone. She also has a masters degree in Child Psychology and has considerable tutoring experience beyond her work with Keystone.
Maria is a full-time languages tutor. Her committed and supportive approach enables her to get the best out of her tutees.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher and a Cambridge graduate. She has now embarked on an MA in Creative writing and tutors alongside her studies.
Lou is an experienced and professional tutor in Latin and French up to A level, including IB. We were particularly impressed by her up-beat and methodical approach to tutoring.
Roxaneh is a hugely experienced English tutor. As an actress she infuses her tutoring with a passion for literature and performance.
Maggie is a qualified teacher and experienced tutor. Her approach to tutoring is thorough, resourceful and supportive.
Daniel is a former Modern Foreign Languages teacher with 8 years' experience. His knowledge and understanding of the GCSE and A Level allow him to provide an excellent level of support to his tutees.
Nektaria is patient, structured and clear. She is a fully qualified and experienced English teacher and GCSE examiner. She impressed us at interview with her diagnostic approach to identifying strengths and weaknesses.
Oskar is an engaging and diligent linguist. His positive, energetic and resourceful style helps his students to feel thoroughly supported.
Peter is a very experienced and professional tutor. He has helped numerous students gain entry into their chosen school at 11+ and also teaches French, Spanish and English up to A Level.
Rebecca is an Oxford University educated tutor who teaches English, Modern Languages and Maths. She has taught over 2,000 hours since joining Keystone as a full-time tutor in 2017.
Tristan is a highly enthusiastic and diligent tutor. He possesses strong communicative abilities which enable him to explain even the most difficult things with clarity.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Passionate about English as well as Maths, Robyn is an experienced and intellectually sharp tutor. She is particularly strong at extending learners outside of their comfort zone.
"Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for my girls. We already knew you’d worked your magic with our older daughter but when our younger daughter started with you I worried that not even your magic would unlock her potential but you DID!!! You have been absolutely tremendous with helping the girls and laid out the lessons so well for them. They both really felt that the 1-1 tutoring was so helpful!!!"Mother of 13+ and 11+ students
"Just wanted to say how brilliant Jean-Ignace is, would highly recommend him to anyone. He is so professional in every way."Mother of A Level French student
The Complete Guide to Computerised Pre-tests
In recent years, many independent senior schools that have put pre-tests in place have purposefully designed them with as little transparency as possible. It is for this reason that the tests are often computer generated and no past papers are issued. As such, no tutor can claim to have in depth knowledge or experience of the tests themselves, in their current form.
11 Plus Interview Questions for UK Independent Schools
11+ interviews for UK independent schools can be a daunting prospect. The best and easiest way to approach these is remembering that the purpose of the interview is for the interviewer to learn more about you. They are not designed to catch you out and there are rarely right or wrong answers. Below is some advice which we hope will help to both prepare and relax you ahead of any upcoming interviews.
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