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.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 9,400 hours through Keystone with more than 380 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.
Florence is an experienced tutor who has worked across the age range, helping 100 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.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has delivered over 2,900 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.
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 900 hours of 1:1 tutoring as well as running multiple Keystone courses.
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 2,400 hours through Keystone.
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 3,400 hours through Keystone.
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 150 students and taught well over 2,700 hours.
Keren is an Oxford University graduate and qualified teacher with a wealth of tutoring experience. She joined Keystone in 2009 and has taught over 3,500 hours. Keren specialises in teaching Classics and English to all ages as well as 11+/13+ English and Maths.
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 250 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 9,900 hours.
Oli is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate with a first class degree. He joined Keystone in 2010 and has tutored over 7,700 hours, helping over 250 students across the age range.
Michael studied Classics at Oxford and subsequently completed his MA in Comparative Literature at UCL. He has led numerous Keystone courses as well as supporting over 100 Keystone families. Outside of tutoring, Michael is a keen writer and a thespian at heart.
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.
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.
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 6,500 hours with Keystone and helped over 270 families.
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.
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.
Before joining Keystone in 2019 Claudia taught Science at Westminster Cathedral Choir School for four years. She has tutored over 1,100 hours and assisted 70 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.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 7,500 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 150 Keystone families, since 2015. He offers stimulating, sympathetic and agile tutorials, with a particular emphasis on mentoring, motivation and confidence building.
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 8,000 hours of lessons and helping over 170 families.
Seona is a qualified teacher with over 10 years experience. She teaches all 3 Sciences up to GCSE (IGCSE Edexcel) and specialises in Chemistry for A Level and IB. Seona has a passion for Science and enjoys sharing this with her students and helping them learn to love the subject.
Alexander is a Cambridge graduate and exceptional Mathematician. He teaches students across the age and ability range but mainly focuses on A Level, IB and MAT/STEP tuition.
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.
Geoffrey is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.
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.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
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.
Jeff is an experienced tutor and examiner who teaches Business Studies from GCSE to undergraduate level. Jeff's teaching style is thorough and systematic, helping his students to become confident learners and consequently achieve their goals.
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.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
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.
Callum is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. He impressed us at interview with his supportive and knowledgeable approach to tutoring.
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.
Alveena is a qualified Physics teacher and has over 20 years experience both in the classroom and 1:1 settings. She has a PGCE in Secondary Physics and Science teaching. Alveena's approach is encouraging and she aims to help students develop a deep understanding of the subject.
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.
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.
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.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
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.
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.
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.
Daniele is a highly experienced tutor who has been teaching for over a decade. He is a qualified teacher and has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham. Daniele aims to make Chemistry more accessible and engaging.
Paul in an experienced tutor with an absolute passion for Physics and Maths. He enjoys nothing more than imparting his joy and knowledge of these subjects to his tutees.
Rishi has a degree from City University in Computer Science and Mathematics. He is a patient tutor who has over nine years of 1:1 experience and who focuses on building confidence in his students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Benjamin is a qualified languages teacher who tutors French, German and Spanish up to A Level and humanities up to 13+. Before qualifying, he gained a degree in Modern Foreign Languages (German and Russian) from Durham University. Ben now tutors alongside working in a top independent school.
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.
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.
Zoe is a highly experienced tutor having worked at one of the UK's top public schools for 18 years. She teaches Spanish across the age range and loves to share her life-long fascination for Hispanic language and culture 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mandeep is a patient and inspiring Maths tutor who has been teaching for over 8 years. He has a wealth of experience tutoring Maths to students of varying ages and abilities. Mandeep enjoys helping his students to break down difficult mathematical concepts and find enjoyment in the subject.
Rasheeda is a qualified teacher who holds a degree in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Bristol. She has spent time living and working in Latin America and now tutors alongside teaching part time in a school in London.
Maggie is a qualified teacher and experienced tutor. Her approach to tutoring is thorough, resourceful and supportive.
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.
Sarah is an extremely experienced educator and academic. Sarah studied in Canada and the UK and can help with Science and Maths across the board as well as oxbridge admissions.
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.
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.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
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.
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.
David is a knowledgeable and experienced tutor. He carries out academic research alongside his tutoring.
Amardeep is a patient and engaging tutor who teaches Maths, Physics and Computer Science across the age range. Her approach is personalised and tailored according to each of her student's needs.
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.
William is a friendly and patient Maths and Chemistry tutor. He has a Master's in Chemistry from the University of Durham and has been tutoring since he was a student himself.
Tom is a very able and engaging mathematician with a First class degree from Bristol. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has taught over 5,900 hours since working with over 150 families.
Richard studied Classics at Oxford University and then went on to complete a PGCE in Maths. He teaches Maths, Latin and Greek up to A Level and tutors alongside teaching at a top independent school.
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.
Nils is passionate about Maths! She has worked with numbers throughout her whole life and enjoys nothing more than helping others gain mathematical confidence.
John is a Politics and Classical Civilisation tutor with a passion for learning and an impressive academic background. He encourages his tutees to become 'active learners' and to steer away from 'parrot-like' approaches to studying.
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.
Sebastian teaches Geography at two London Sixth Form Colleges. He has a wealth of experience at A level and GCSE level.
Ben is an experienced and engaging tutor with many years of in-school teaching experience. He has a fantastic knack of explaining things clearly and providing meaningful context to those he tutors.
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.
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.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher, with a degree in French and Arabic from Cambridge University, and a MA in Creative Writing from UEA. She previously tutored alongside her studies and now tutors English, Spanish and French full time.
John is a qualified Economics teacher who tutors alongside working in a top UK Independent School. He has a passion for his subject and often incorporates contemporary and real-world topics into his lessons to bring it to life.
"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
Guide to IB Extended Essay
What is the extended essay for IB? The extended essay is a compulsory element of the International Baccalaureate for any subject group. The components are an essay of 3500 to 4000 words and a viva voce, and these are completed over the course of a year. The key focus of the extended essay is to allow students to develop research skills into a topic of their choosing, and extend their engagement beyond the school syllabus.
Guide to IB English
As part of the IB Diploma Programme, students take at least one subject from studies in language and literature. This means that for all students, some form of “IB English” is mandatory. Depending on the student, this can either be an exciting prospect or a daunting one.