Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the IB 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.
Jack studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh and graduated with first class honours. He then went on to complete an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. He tutors both Maths and English across the age range and aims to create an open and reflexive learning environment.
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.
Guy is an experienced English and History tutor with a PhD in English Literature. He has over 10 years experience tutoring from 11+ up to university level. Guy has a friendly and calming approach to tutoring.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has delivered over 2,700 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.
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.
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.
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.
James is an experienced tutor and an Oxford graduate with a passion for English and History. He tutors online alongside completing a PhD in Northern Irish poetry. James has delivered over 1,600 hours of 1:1 lessons with Keystone clients.
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.
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 2,300 hours through Keystone.
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.
Tomas tutors English, Spanish, Business Studies, History and Philosophy at GCSE, A Level and IB. He uses real life examples in his tutoring, in order to help his students apply concepts that they have learnt. His approach is through and methodical.
Charlie is an experienced English, History and Classical Civilisation teacher who has taught in a number of top prep schools. He teaches from 11+ up to A Level and believes in helping students be the driver of their own learning.
David is a qualified teacher who tutors English across the age range, as well as Maths up to 11+. He studied English at Oxford and enjoys sharing his love for the subject with his students, helping them to develop their interest and enhance their creativity.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
Callum is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. He impressed us at interview with his supportive and knowledgeable approach to tutoring.
"Every lesson with Oli is so much more than just an hour of instruction. I learned to think in these classes and that is something I am so grateful for. I must attribute my success in IB also in some part to the revision strategies that I learned during our time together. He is much more than a teacher of English and he really does go the extra mile. Dependable is the word that best describes him in the context of our relationship, and brilliant is the word that defines him generally. There are no safer hands than Oli’s!"IB English Student
"I am so happy to say that I have received a perfect score of 45/45 in the IB with a 7 in English literature SL and an A (the highest grade) in my extended essay, which we worked on extensively together. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for the last 3 years of sessions. More than anything, you made me really love English and for this I am forever in your debt. Thank you so much for pushing me and truly unlocking the joy of studying!"IB English Student
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