Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the IB 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 IB.
Before joining Keystone in 2019 Claudia taught Science at Westminster Cathedral Choir School for four years. She has tutored over 700 hours and assisted 40 Keystone clients. She urges her students to look at Science beyond the syllabus as it makes it easier for students to understand concepts and improve their skills.
Clio spent 10 years working as an Actuary before starting her tutoring career. She is passionate about Maths and aims to inspire her students with her knowledge and enthusiasm. Clio has delivered 600 hours of 1:1 tutoring as well as running multiple Keystone courses.
Frazier is passionate about teaching and learning and has been tutoring since his sixth form years. He identifies the specific challenges faced by a student and then forms a plan of action to tackle these. During his time at Keystone, Frazier has helped 120 students and taught well over 2,000 hours.
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 1,900 hours through Keystone.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has billed over 2,200 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.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 8,400 hours through Keystone with more than 360 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 5,800 hours with Keystone and helped over 230 families.
Oli is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate with a first class degree. He joined Keystone in 2010 and has tutored over 6,600 hours, helping over 210 students across the age range.
Shirin is an experienced tutor with a PhD in Nanotechnology (Physics/Chemistry). She is patient and calm and loves to see her students improve and grow in understanding and passion for their subjects. Shirin has taught over 2,700 hours through Keystone.
Jon is a former Head of Science with over 10 years' experience in teaching GCSE Science and A-level Physics. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has helped 230 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 8,800 hours.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 6,800 hours.
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 140 Keystone families, since 2015. He offers stimulating, sympathetic and agile tutorials, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, motivation and confidence building.
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.
Greg is a professional tutor with a stellar academic record - he achieved a first class Masters degree at Imperial College London. He has tutored with us full-time since leaving University, amassing over 7,100 hours of lessons and helping over 150 families.
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.
Rowland is a passionate Maths tutor who loves nothing more than enthusing his students. His other love is Music and he fits in writing pop songs alongside his teaching.
Kate is a qualified Teacher and an experienced tutor. She teaches across the age range and her tutoring has taken her across the globe. She has now settled back in London where she tutors full-time.
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.
Linda is a former Maths teacher with over 30 years' experience. She is passionate about Maths and particularly enjoys working with GCSE and A Level. Please note, as Linda lives outside London, she charges a flat fee of £18 per lesson to cover her travel costs.
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.
After studying Astrophysics at university, Raphael has sought to enthuse others with the physical world around them. His committed, engaging and supportive demeanor allows him to build confidence in students who ordinarily find Maths and Science a challenge.
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.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Florine has a Masters in Nanomaterials from Imperial and is completing her PhD at Oxford. She has been tutoring alongside her studies for over 5 years. Her approach is clear and thorough. Florine enjoys igniting her students' passion for Chemistry and helping them find enjoyment in the subject.
Maggie is a qualified teacher and experienced tutor. Her approach to tutoring is thorough, resourceful and supportive.
Katie is an extremely personable Geography tutor with experience teaching both the human and physical sides of the subject. Katie studied Geography at Edinburgh University and has since completed her PGCE at UCL. She aims to tailor each session to the student's needs to maximise their potential.
Joshua has a passion for Maths and Physics and has recently completed a Masters in Maths at King's College London after an undergraduate degree from Oxford in Physics and Philosophy. He aims to instil confidence in his students and to help them find enjoyment in the subject whilst reaching their academic potential.
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.
Cameron is an experienced tutor with a Masters in Green Chemistry, Sustainability and the Environment from Imperial College London. He is passionate about Science and loves to encourage and motivate his tutees. When he isn’t tutoring, he is leading sustainability initiatives within the pharmaceutical sector.
Nik is one of our most experienced tutors and has been tutoring for over 15 years. He has a PhD in Economics and is a university lecturer. Nik has a highly engaging teaching style focusing on mentoring and building confidence.
Athavan is an experienced tutor with a fantastic academic record. He focuses on Maths and Science but can also help with primary level English and entrance exams. He believes that students' confidence should be nurtured through good teaching techniques and high levels of patience.
Ewan is a qualified Science and Maths Teacher with a fantastic academic record. He achieved a First in an integrated masters degree (MPhys) in Experimental Physics. He has a passion for his subjects that he loves sharing with his students.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
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.
Jess is a very experienced Maths and Physics tutor with a degree from Harvard. She loves to bring her subjects to life and builds strong relationships with her students.
Maria is a full-time languages tutor. Her committed and supportive approach enables her to get the best out of her tutees.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher and a Cambridge graduate. She has now embarked on an MA in Creative writing and tutors alongside her studies.
Daniel is a former Modern Foreign Languages teacher with 8 years' experience. His knowledge and understanding of the GCSE and A Level allow him to provide an excellent level of support to his tutees.
Gregory is a passionate mathematician who has tutored for over 6 years. He is also an artist and sculptor. He aims to make learning maths interesting and fun.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
Claire is a qualified Science Teacher with a passion for her subject. She has recently returned from teaching at a school in China where she was Head of Department.
Geoffrey is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.
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.
Richard is a qualified Science Teacher who has many years experience in the classroom. He approaches each new student with openness and adapts to the student's learning style in order to help them break down complex scientific ideas.
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.
Andrew is a qualified Teacher as well as an examiner. He has tutored for over a decade and his lessons are stimulating and highly informative. Andrew studied at Sussex University, did his Masters at Manchester University and his masters level PGCE at the Institute of Education.
Callum is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. He impressed us at interview with his supportive and knowledgeable approach to tutoring.
Tom is a very able and engaging mathematician with a First class degree from Bristol. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has taught over 2,500 hours since working with over 70 families.
Sebastian teaches Geography at two London Sixth Form Colleges. He has a wealth of experience at A level and GCSE level.
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 has an engaging and encouraging tutoring style.
Shahid is an experienced tutor with a BSc in Cardiovascular Science from Imperial College. He teaches Biology, Chemistry and Physics at both GCSE and A Level, as well as supporting students with their university applications in these subjects.
Sean is a Science and Maths tutor with years of experience. When he isn't tutoring he works for his own film company and produces dramatic British film and Science for television.
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.
David is a knowledgeable and experienced tutor. He carries out academic research alongside his tutoring.
James is an experienced Teacher having spent over a decade in the classroom. He has also tutored for years and this is now his full time profession. James' online lessons are engaging and showcase the love of his subjects.
Nicoletta holds a first-class degree in Modern Languages from Milan University and is a former student of the Sorbonne in Paris. She has been teaching languages for over 20 years and is passionate about helping students of all ages with language skills and literature, focusing above all on the enjoyment of mastering a foreign language.
Nils is passionate about Maths! She has worked with numbers throughout her whole life and enjoys nothing more than helping others gain mathematical confidence.
Manfred holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and has four years experience teaching Maths,Physics and Music. He can help students from primary level to A level.
Declan is a first-class Physics graduate. He has now embarked upon a PhD in experimental solid-state Physics at Imperial College London and tutors alongside his studies.
Daniel is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate. He has a stellar academic record and is currently completing a PhD at King's College London.
Nazli is a qualified Teacher with a Master's in Mathematics from Imperial College London. She has taught in the UK as well as internationally and builds great relationships with her students.
Rachel is a qualified History and Politics teacher who has a wealth of experience both in the classroom and a 1:1 setting. She has a positive attitude and uses a range of learning techniques to support her students.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
Jonathan is an experienced Biologist. He has a wealth of experience of teaching at top London schools including Godolphin and Latymer and St Pauls. He impressed us at interview with his ability to support and extend the learning of each of his students.
Tom graduated from Durham University with a first class Politics, Economics and Philosophy degree. He then studied for an MA in International Development at Sciences Po, Paris. He is highly intelligent and engaging and this is reflected in his lessons.
Michail specialises in IB Physics and enjoys sharing his passion for the subject with his students. His approach is both practical and motivating. Michail often uses real-life concepts in his teaching to help students develop their understanding.
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.
"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. The results speak for themselves; I achieved a 45/45 in the IB program and was the world’s highest scorer in English literature’s drama paper, with a 25/25, and a near perfect score on the unseen poetry analysis paper, with 19/20. 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
A-Levels vs IB
What is the IB Diploma? The IB formerly known as The International Baccalaureate Organization or IBO was founded in 1968 and offers international recognised qualifications for students from 3 to 18.
The Rise of the IB
The International Baccalaureate is now on offer at 194 schools across the UK, educating over 5000 students. The UK has happily ambled through the last half of a century with dreams that the A-Levels are the best assessment for eighteen year olds. Whilst most of us would have agreed, clearly others have been left wondering if there is a better option.