Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT) tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas. Below you will also find details of articles and FAQs relevant to the English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT).
Oli is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate with a first class degree. He joined Keystone in 2010 and has tutored over 7,300 hours, helping over 230 students across the age range.
Florence is an experienced tutor who has worked across the age range, helping 90 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.
Michael is a graduate of King's College, London and also has a PhD in English. He joined Keystone in 2017 as a full-time tutor and he has helped over 120 families since then and taught over 3,900 hours of lessons.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 9,100 hours through Keystone with more than 370 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
Andy holds a BA (double first) and a PhD, both from the University of Cambridge, and an MA from King’s College London. He is an experienced tutor in English, Philosophy, Religious Studies and academic writing skills. Since joining Keystone in 2015, he has taught over 6,300 hours with Keystone and helped over 250 families.
Ed is a qualified English teacher with first class degree from the University of Cambridge as well as a Masters in Scriptwriting. His experience is across the age range - from 11+ up to university entrance.
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.
James is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passions lie in the humanities and writing as well as teaching.
David is an Oxford graduate and academic who has a PhD in English. He writes alongside his tutoring work.
Jack is a conscientious and dedicated tutor who teaches across the age range and helps with a variety of subjects. He has taught over 1,500 hours through Keystone working with around 80 families. Alongside his tutoring he is working to establish himself as a comedy writer.
"Imogen is an wonderful tutor - she always gives 100% and more. But most importantly her knowledge and insights into all the texts she teaches are always exceptional. She is gifted and we have been very lucky as a family to benefit from all that she has to offer. Imogen is outstanding and anyone who gets her as their tutor is super lucky!"Mother of ELAT and A Level English student
"My daughter has just completed some ELAT & interview sessions with Cal Revely-Calder and happily, received an offer to do English Literature Oxford. Cal was great - very thorough and my daughter very much enjoyed her sessions with him. She said his interview practice was very similar in feel and structure to the two interviews she had at Oxford."Mother of Oxford English candidate
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Preparing for English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)
The English Literature Admissions Test needn’t be terrifying. In fact, it is simply testing a couple of skills that you’ve been cultivating since at least your GCSEs, and probably well before that: the skill of reading slowly, closely, and creatively, and the skill of writing with clarity, purpose, and insight. The ELAT is designed so that you can do well in it regardless of your prior knowledge. This isn’t an exam where you’ll show off how much you know.
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The ELAT is a 90 minute exam consisting of six passages of poetry, prose, or drama, from different time periods, but on the same theme. Candidates will be asked to compare and contrast two of the six passages in ways that they find interesting. The dates of the passages, and the names of their authors are provided.
Candidates are assessed on their close reading skills, and on their ability to construct and communicate their response to the two passages they select.
Tests take place in early November.
Read more about the ELAT in our recent blog article: Preparing for English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)
The tutors we represent can help students fully develop their close reading skills, and practice them on a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar texts. They can help work through sample papers under time pressure, and provide detailed feedback to help focus on the particular effects of language, style, and structure that different authors make use of.
The tutors we represent are able to deliver in-person tuition within central London. For those outside of central London we offer online tutoring.
The tutors we represent are well versed in delivering online tuition, using videoconferencing and an interactive whiteboard. This gives students, wherever they are in the world, access to experienced, high quality tutors who are familiar with the requirements of the ELAT.