Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the History Aptitude Test 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 and FAQs relevant to the HAT for entrance to Oxford University.
Anna is a Cambridge graduate who has tutored since 2017. She has experience in the classroom, at university level, and has helped students with SEN. Anna aims to create a learning environment that enables each pupil to flourish.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 9,500 hours through Keystone with more than 390 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
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 3,200 hours with Keystone.
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 150 Keystone families, since 2015. He offers stimulating, sympathetic and agile tutorials, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, motivation and confidence building.
Geoffrey is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.
Mike was educated at Cambridge and is one of Keystone's most experienced History tutors. In the second half of each year he focuses largely on university entrance teaching. Since 2018 he has helped more than 65 candidates to secure places at Oxford or Cambridge, completing more than 1,500 hours of HAT tuition and 1,100 hours of HAA tuition through Keystone.
Owen has been teaching for over 20 years. Most recently he acted as Head of Politics at The King's School, Canterbury and before that at Marlborough College. Owen believes that enjoyment and a wider interest in a subject is vital in building critical thinking, confidence and ambition.
Osman has a Masters in Intellectual History from St Andrews and has been tutoring since he was a student himself. He teaches humanities across the age range, as well as Maths up to GCSE. Osman's approach is thorough and methodical.
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.
"I thought I would just let you know that on Tuesday I received an offer from St Anne’s to read History at Oxford! I wanted to thank you for guiding me through the process of the HAT. Your help to me has been invaluable and I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you so much."Successful Oxford HAT student
"My daughter has found Tom’s sessions invaluable. She has really valued his guidance and has gained a huge amount of confidence in her abilities and in her understanding how to approach the HAT itself and more generally towards Oxford admissions"Father of HAT applicant
The Oxford History Aptitude Test (HAT)
Students often feel a little uneasy about the Oxford HAT at first, because its format has changed over time, and because it is very different from A-level exams. To make the test a less daunting prospect, I have created an introductory guide for candidates as to what it entails and how best to prepare.
History Super Curricular Activities
How do Super-curricular Activities help applicants to top Universities? Anybody can say that they have a passion for history and many people do. Most of us are interested in some aspect of the past, whether we are keen students of local history or the traditions associated with our favourite sport, or fascinated by a particular figure whom we have encountered in a book or historical drama on TV.
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