Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the 13+ Common Entrance History tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 6,800 hours through Keystone with more than 310 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 3,400 hours with more than 100 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
Cameron is a playwright and tutors alongside his writing schedule. He is highly personable and as a result his teaching style is very engaging. He has been with Keystone since 2014 teaching over 4,300 hours.
Jessica is an enthusiastic and dedicated tutor with a passion for learning. She is patient and encouraging and equips her students with the confidence and skills to tackle their academic obstacles. She has taught over 1,300 hours with Keystone.
Olly is an Oxford graduate and experienced tutor. He has a real passion for teaching as well as for writing, theatre and sport.
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 2,900 hours, helping more than 180 families.
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 120 Keystone families, since 2015. He offers stimulating, sympathetic and agile tutorials, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, motivation and confidence building.
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.
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.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
James is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passions lie in the humanities and writing as well as teaching.
Sarah is an experienced tutor who teaches a wide variety of subjects, and across the age range. When she is not teaching she is a writer and novelist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kira has tutored and mentored for over a decade. As an artist, her lessons are creative and engaging. She works across the age range and with students of all abilities.
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.
Mina is an Oxford graduate with a passion for English. She loves to nurture a passion for learning in her tutees and is thorough and organised in her approach.
Andrew is a qualified Teacher as well as an examiner. He has tutored for over a decade and his lessons are stimulating and highly informative.
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.
"Josh has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He has covered an enormous amount of work in a relatively short time and given our son some wonderful study skills in History. His enthusiasm for lessons has been enjoyed immensely. It is his ability to bring the subject to life for a young boy and inspire him that is most appreciated"Mother of common entrance student
"Thank you so much for helping to bring this miracle! My daughter has been successful with her interviews for both Headington and Badminton, thanks to you."Mother of a 13+ interview candidate
11 Plus & 13 Plus Interviews For UK Independent Schools
11+ and 13+ 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.
Preparing for Common Entrance
The age old common entrance exam is still insisted upon by many of the UK’s independent schools for 11+ and 13+ entry. The 11+exams tends to comprise English, Maths and Science whilst the 13+ comprises of ten subjects (Maths, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Latin, French/Spanish/ German/Mandarin).
Webinar: Top Tips for University Interviews
Harriet Blomefield, Keystone's Head of Consultancy, was joined by Ed Richardson, our Director of Education and Jenny McGowan, our Director in Asia to discuss University Interviews. They also provided some top tips to aid the process.
Webinar: The 7+ & 8+
Keystone's Director of Education, Ed Richardson, was joined by Dee Francken, former Senior Teacher at the North London Collegiate School, and Steph Kitson-Smith, one of Keystone's most experienced tutors, to discuss the 7 and 8+.