Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the GCSE English Language and Literature tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Amy is a tutor and director with a passion for theatre. She aims to equip her students with examination and analytical skills and also to inspire them with a genuine enthusiasm for their subjects.
Jessica is a published, professional historian and an engaging and dedicated tutor. She is patient and encouraging and equips her students with the confidence and skills to tackle their academic obstacles. She has taught over 1,500 hours with Keystone.
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 70 families since then and taught over 2,300 hours of lessons.
Madeleine is an Oxford graduate and a writer. She tutors across the age range and has experience supporting a wide range of learning styles.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has billed over 1,800 hours with us. 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.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 3,600 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 4,500 hours.
James is an experienced tutor with a PhD in English and a Classics degree from Cambridge. James understands the importance of building strong relationships in order for his students to get the most out of his lessons.
Kate is a first class law graduate who joined our team of full time tutors in 2017 and taught in a school before joining Keystone. She has tutored over 2,400 hours through Keystone and helped 110 families.
Prior to joining Keystone in 2015, Andy was an academic at Cambridge University (where he also graduated with a double first in English). He is passionate about the arts and is an experienced tutor in English, Philosophy, Religious Studies and academic writing skills. He has taught over 4,500 hours with Keystone and helped over 180 families.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 5,400 hours.
Jean-Michel is an experienced tutor with degrees in Physics, Philosophy and Literature. He loves to find new ways of teaching his subjects and aims to foster a love of learning in his students.
Keren is an Oxford University graduate and qualified teacher with a wealth of tutoring experience. She joined Keystone in 2009 and has taught over 2,800 hours. Keren specialises in teaching classics and English to all ages as well as 11+/13+ English and Maths.
Seyi studied Geography at the University of Oxford and is a qualified Teacher. She tutors English, Maths and Geography to a wide range of students and also assists with Oxbridge applications. She is has an engaging and encouraging tutoring style.
Oli is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate with a first class degree. He joined Keystone in 2010 and has tutored over 5,000 hours helping across the age range.
Natasha is a first-class English and History graduate with several years tutoring experience. She loves nothing more than sharing her passion for learning with her students. Natasha is an avid reader and writer and is currently working on her first novel.
Michael studied Classics at Oxford and subsequently completed his MA in Comparative Literature at UCL. Outside of tutoring, Michael is a keen writer and a thespian at heart.
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.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 7,000 hours through Keystone with more than 320 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
Naomi graduated with a first-class Drama degree in 2017. She has worked with young people for years and has a very encouraging and motivating tutoring approach. Naomi teaches across the age range and helps students develop confidence in their abilities.
Harry is a personable and enthusiastic Oxford graduate with a flawless academic background. Harry teaches from the 11+ level up to A level and tailors his approach to each student.
Rory started tutoring whilst at Oxford and has worked with students of all ages. He teaches Maths, Science and English across the board. He is enthusiastic and encouraging and gets great feedback from his students. He has worked over 2,900 hours with Keystone.
Jack is a conscientious and dedicated tutor who has vast experience across the exam boards for both English and History. Alongside his tutoring he is working to establish himself as a comedy writer.
Matilda is an experienced tutor with an impressive track record. She is enthusiastic and encouraging and her students grow in confidence and self assurance under her guidance, really preparing them for their exams.
Alexander has a Masters from UCL and is an experienced tutor with a passion for teaching. He aims to instil a love of learning in all his students and is patient and enthusiastic.
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 3,100 hours, helping more than 200 families.
Lara is an English graduate with a love of teaching and academia. She teaches both face to face and online and has taught over 3,300 hours with Keystone since 2016.
Lucy is a highly engaging tutor with a degree in English and a Masters in Acting. She believes in unlocking the joy of learning and helping her students grow in confidence.
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. He is a passionate actor and writer who loves to work on theatrical projects outside of tutoring.
Robbie is a Professional English Tutor with a love for writing and for the theatre. He teaches from the Primary Level up to A Level.
Lila is a highly academic Oxford graduate who teaches across the age range. She tutors alongside training to be an opera singer.
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.
Jason is an experienced tutor, who has worked with students preparing for the 11+, all the way up to A Level. He encourages students to take an active role in their learning, to ensure they are fully engaged.
Peter is an English teacher with over 30 years’ experience. His years of experience as Head of English at Tudor Hall enable him to provide his tutees with a very high level of support.
Holly is a Cambridge educated tutor who covers a wide range of subjects. She aims to instill confidence within her students and encourages them to be intellectually independent.
Martin is an English tutor of titanic stature and experience. He loves to enthuse students about English.
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.
Daisy-May is a diligent and resourceful tutor with lots of experience. At interview she impressed us with her supportive and engaging style.
Bryony's engaging and supportive teaching style helps to give students confidence. She began tutoring whilst at school and is committed to tutoring for the long term.
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.
Imogen is a Cambridge graduate and aspiring author. She has been teaching and tutoring since 2010. She is motivating and supportive and helps her students to flourish academically.
Lee has been teaching for the past six years, preparing students for a range of schools and exams. Her patience and enthusiasm have been praised by her past pupils.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
Sunita is a highly experienced English tutor with a Masters in English Literature as well as a Masters in Creative Writing. She has taught over 2,000 hours with Keystone both face to face and online.
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.
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.
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.
Benedict is an engaging and inspiring English tutor with outstanding references. He has considerable teaching experience, including 3 years at Dulwich College where he taught Years 9 and 10, GCSE and A Level.
Mia is a graduate from the London School of Economics and has tutored extensively both in the UK and abroad. She has particular expertise with the 11+ and 13+ English curriculum and has tutored over 1,000 hours through Keystone alone.
Callum is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. He impressed us at interview with his supportive and knowledgeable approach to tutoring.
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.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
Andrew is one of Keystone’s most experienced Maths tutors. He is passionate about supporting his students and his practical approach to tutoring helps to build confidence.
James is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passions lie in the humanities and writing as well as teaching.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
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.
Yasmin is an full-time English, Maths and History Tutor with a wealth of experience. She has an extensive knowledge of what examiners expect from students and helps her tutees perfect their exam technique.
Joe is a UCL graduate and a Geography, English and Biology tutor. He can also help with 11+ and 13+ prep.
Ben is passionate about English. Prior to joining Keystone he taught English at Oxford University. His sensitive and resourceful approach to tutoring allow him to provide an excellent level of support to his students.
Emma is an extremely experienced English tutor. She has worked at a number of top London independent schools and recently retired as Head of English at Queen's College. Her knowledgeable approach ensures she provides the very best support to her students.
Davina has been tutoring for over 10 years. Her teaching is marked by its sympathy and diligence. She plans her lessons exhaustively and structures rigorous long-term programmes. She is particularly talented at helping her pupils get to grips with the perils of the English language, and making Science more accessible to those who have struggled to understand it in class.
Throughout Kate's career in teaching she has worked with students from the 7+ level up to degree level. She has a passion for English and has huge amounts of experience working with students both face-to-face and online.
Chris is an experienced teacher with a passion for Education. He teaches at all Secondary levels with a particular focus on History and humanities.
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.
Sam is a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is well versed in a number of humanities subjects. He is an extremely supportive tutor who finds techniques to fit his student's style of learning.
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.
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.
Thomas is a committed full-time tutor. He specialises in Maths at all ages up to GCSE as well as English. At interview we were impressed by his measured and supportive approach.
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.
Matt is a tutor and theatre director with a passion for education. He has a fantastic academic record and a kind, enthusiastic disposition.
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.
Annabel is an Oxford educated tutor who has helped students across the age and subject range. She is enthusiastic and motivating and believes that enjoyment is the key to effective learning.
Alexa is a friendly, engaging and qualified tutor. She has over eight years of teaching experience in both the independent and state sectors.
Oskar is an engaging and diligent linguist. His positive, energetic and resourceful style helps his students to feel thoroughly supported.
Philip is a professional novelist and tutor with particular expertise in English and Classics. With over 9 years of tutoring experience, Philip is well placed to offer support and guidance to his tutees.
Eleanor's approach to tutoring is measured, supportive and fun. She tutors alongside her freelance work at the Melanie Klein Trust.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Roxaneh is a hugely experienced English tutor. As an actress she infuses her tutoring with a passion for literature and performance.
Coleen has a wealth of educational experience in both the UK and abroad. She has an engaging, resourceful and measured tutoring style.
Kate trained as a teacher through the Teach First scheme. She now focuses on tutoring and strives to engage and motivate her tutees. Her lessons are always planned in great detail and Kate's aim is for her students to develop enquiring, critical, and confident minds.
Sophia is a diligent and knowledgeable tutor. Alongside her tutoring work she is novelist.
Ainesh is a medical student at King's College London. He has tutored for several years alongside his studies. He is engaging and encouraging and aims to boost his students' confidence and grades.
Anna works as a Learning Technologist (in the Centre for Teaching and Learning) at the University of Oxford. She is an experienced tutor and is passionate about making language and literature studies accessible and enjoyable for children aged 8 to 18.
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.
"I have achieved an A* for both English Language and Literature. Thank you so much for your help!"GCSE English Student
"My daughter finds Robbie to be an approachable and personable tutor. He is always very punctual and accommodating in terms of her learning, by this I mean sometimes they may do English Literature and other times focus on the Language part. He is very flexible and can do this on the day. My daughter says that he explains things in a way which is clear to understand and that she enjoys her sessions with him. He is very encouraging (and hopefully bringing out the best in her). This is lovely to hear, as she doesn't normally enjoy English lessons!"Mother of GCSE English student
What is the difference between IGCSE and GCSE?
GCSE and IGCSE are certainly very similar. Both qualifications are at the same level: they are designed to test the completion of the UK National Curriculum's "Key Stage 4". They are usually sat at the end of UK Year 11, in the year a student becomes 16. They have no age restriction, though - and have been sat by many students younger and older. By most higher education institutions and employers, they are seen as equivalent qualifications.
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