Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the EFL tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Lara is an English graduate with a love of teaching and academia. She teaches both face to face and online and has taught over 4,700 hours with Keystone since 2016.
A graduate from King's College London, Jessica is an experienced entrance test tutor who joined the team in 2015 but has been teaching since 2011. She has taught over 4,900 hours with Keystone and worked for over 170 families.
Florence is an experienced tutor who has worked across the age range, helping 100 Keystone clients. While first completing a DPhil and then working as a research fellow at Oxford, Florence held several teaching and lecturing roles. However, she also helps primary level students build solid foundations. Florence encourages her tutees to become self-motivated learners with a love for their subjects.
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 6,100 hours with Keystone.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has delivered over 2,900 hours of lessons. Emily has taught in England as well as abroad. She not only helps students with 11+ and 13+ entrance exams but also with English and Spanish up to A Level.
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.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 7,500 hours.
Amy is an experienced tutor having worked across primary year groups in London. She has helped 40 Keystone families and taught 1,700 hours to date. With a passion for theatre, she utilises both her academic background and creative skills to develop a stimulating and enriching learning environment for students.
Lottie has a stellar academic background which culminates in a PhD from Oxford University. She is an excellent communicator and aims to instil a love of learning in all of her students - across subjects and levels.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
Matt is a tutor and theatre director with a passion for education. He has a fantastic academic record and a kind, enthusiastic disposition.
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.
Kristine has been teaching for many years, with a focus on teaching English as a second language. She has worked with students of different age ranges from all over the world meaning that she works to tailor each lesson to the individuals needs and learning styles.
Roxaneh is a hugely experienced English tutor. As an actress she infuses her tutoring with a passion for literature and performance.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher, with a degree in French and Arabic from Cambridge University, and a MA in Creative Writing from UEA. She previously tutored alongside her studies and now tutors English, Spanish and French full time.
Tom graduated from Durham University with a first class Politics, Economics and Philosophy degree. He then studied for an MA in International Development at Sciences Po, Paris. He is highly intelligent and engaging and this is reflected in his lessons.
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.
Iante is experienced Humanities and Languages tutor. Alongside tutoring Iante is hoping to pursue interests in contemporary Middle Eastern Art.
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.
Nicoletta holds a first-class degree in Modern Languages from Milan University and is a former student of the Sorbonne in Paris. She has been teaching languages for over 20 years and is passionate about helping students of all ages with language skills and literature, focusing above all on the enjoyment of mastering a foreign language.
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.
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.
Ollie is a very experienced English and Maths tutor. He is enthusiastic and methodical: he enjoys lifting students' confidence with a mixture of positive praise and a simple approach to exam technique.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Samara is an experienced tutor who has a logical, concise and sympathetic approach to tutoring.
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