Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the History tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
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 130 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 graduate with a passion for academia and learning. She enjoys working with children across the age range and can also help with Oxbridge preparation. Alice is completing a PhD in archaeology alongside her tutoring work.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 4,400 hours with more than 110 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
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 3,700 hours, helping more than 250 families.
Madeleine is an Oxford graduate and a writer. She tutors across the age range and has experience supporting a wide range of learning styles. Madeleine has taught over 1,400 hours through Keystone.
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 2,000 hours with Keystone.
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.
Theo read War Studies at King’s College London and then worked for the Ministry of Defence before joining Keystone as a full-time tutor. He believes that all students have intellectual potential and helps them cultivate this.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 7,800 hours through Keystone with more than 340 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
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.
Mike was educated at Cambridge and is one of Keystone's most experienced History tutors. His methodical approach to tutoring has served students very well especially in preparation for exams.
Chris is an experienced teacher with a passion for Education. He teaches at all Secondary levels with a particular focus on History and humanities.
Juliet is a History and Politics tutor with years of teaching experience. She is passionate about her subjects and also works as an examiner which gives her invaluable insight on exam technique and where students struggle.
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.
Nigel has a wealth of teaching experience and has spent many years as an examiner. He is passionate about history and continues to research different periods alongside his work as a teacher.
Josh joined Keystone in 2012 but has been teaching and tutoring for over a decade. He is one of our most experienced Economics and History tutors and has completed over 3,500 hours of lessons with us.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
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.
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.
Geoffrey is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt is a tutor and theatre director with a passion for education. He has a fantastic academic record and a kind, enthusiastic disposition.
David is a knowledgeable and experienced tutor. He carries out academic research alongside his tutoring.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
"Our tutor Josh has been absolutely brilliant. He is always very patient and kind. He has provided excellent lessons and the children have learned a lot. My son got an A* and an A in his History papers, without a doubt he would not have achieved this without Josh’s help"Mother of 16+ student
"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
Preparing for the Oxford History Aptitude Test (HAT)
All candidates for Oxford degree courses involving History must sit the History Aptitude Test (HAT). Students can often feel a little uneasy about the test at first, because its format has changed over time, and it is very different from A-level exams. To help make the test a less daunting prospect, I have created an introductory guide to what it entails and how best to prepare.
History Admissions Assessment Cambridge - Updated 2020
And it had all seemed so simple. For the past several years, from 2016 to 2019, Cambridge had joined Oxford in setting all the candidates who applied to the university to read history, or joint honours degrees involving history, a written assessment that was taken at the same time as the Oxford HAT – about a month before the interview stage. This exam, known as the History Admissions Assessment (HAA), consisted of two one-hour papers.
Webinar: Applying to universities outside of the UK and US
Keystone's Head of Consultancy, Harriet Blomefield, was joined by David Hawkins, Founder of the University Guys, to discuss their tops tips on applying to universities outside of the UK and US.
Webinar: US University Applications - Q & A with a US Specialist
For this event Keystone's Head of Consultancy, Harriet Blomefield, was joined by David Feinburg, an experienced US advisor, to discuss university applications.