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 5,700 hours with Keystone.
Sean studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Durham University where he subsequently completed a Masters of Science in Global Politics. Sean has tutored since 2019 and has a real passion for education, learning and teaching.
Jonny is an Oxford graduate and is currently studying for a PhD in Italian Studies at Cambridge. He teaches languages as well as English and Maths. Jonny has supported 60 Keystone students and delivered 1,400 hours worth of lessons. He is a passionate actor and writer who loves to work on theatrical projects outside of tutoring.
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. Le-My has supported 70 Keystone clients and taught over 1,700 hours.
Jon is a former Head of Science with over 10 years' experience in teaching GCSE Science and A-level Physics. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has helped 240 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 9,100 hours.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 7,000 hours.
Oskar is an engaging and diligent linguist. His positive, energetic and resourceful style helps his students to feel thoroughly supported.
Maggie is a qualified teacher and experienced tutor. Her approach to tutoring is thorough, resourceful and supportive.
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.
John is a Politics and Classical Civilisation tutor with a passion for learning and an impressive academic background. He encourages his tutees to become 'active learners' and to steer away from 'parrot-like' approaches to studying.
Lucy is a qualified teacher who has experience teaching French, Spanish and Italian across the age range. She is passionate about making language learning accessible, memorable and enjoyable for her students.
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.
Lindsay has a passion for languages and enjoys sharing this with her students. As a lifelong language learner herself, Lindsay takes time helping students to find the best ways of developing their own understanding. She has a First Class degree in French and Spanish from the University of Glasgow.
Robert is a linguist with a passion for French and Spanish. He studied French and Welsh at Cardiff University and also has an MA in International Development and Education from UCL. Robert's approach is methodical and empathetic, helping his students to break down language learning and find enjoyment in the subject.
Maria is a full-time languages tutor. Her committed and supportive approach enables her to get the best out of her tutees.
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.
Rebecca is an Oxford University educated tutor who teaches English, Modern Languages and Maths. She has taught over 2,900 hours since joining Keystone as a full-time tutor in 2017.
Anne-Marie is a qualified Teacher and experienced tutor. She has an MA in Educational Leadership and is passionate about helping her students develop and learn.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
Iante is experienced Humanities and Languages tutor. Alongside tutoring Iante is hoping to pursue interests in contemporary Middle Eastern Art.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher and a Cambridge graduate. She has now embarked on an MA in Creative writing and tutors alongside her studies.
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.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
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.
Lola is a third year DPhil student in Music at the University of Oxford. Lola has been a tutor within the Music Faculty at Oxford, as well as leading private courses for individuals in French, History and Philosophy.
Donal is a charismatic and affable tutor. We were particularly impressed at interview by his attention to detail when preparing students for exams.
"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
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.
Guide to the PBSAA
What is the PBSAA? PBSAA stands for the Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Admissions Assessment.It is a Cambridge College registered assessment that was introduced by Cambridge University in recent years, in order to help them test some of the core skills necessary to thrive there. It is designed to be challenging, so that it can help them determine who should be invited to interview. Therefore it is an integral part of the application process.
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