Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the IGCSE Italian tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Jonny is an Oxford graduate and is currently studying for a PhD in Italian Studies at Cambridge. He teaches languages as well as English and Maths. He is a passionate actor and writer who loves to work on theatrical projects outside of tutoring.
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.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
"Peter spared no effort in identifying precisely which weaknesses existed in the French knowledge of our two sons - and these were quite distinctive -but, further, in a focused and resolute manner set them exercises in order to eradicate these; doing so with a lightness of touch that ensured that the tutorials were welcomed rather than resented by two adolescents. They both received top grades thereafter"MOTHER OF KEYSTONE FRENCH STUDENT
"Abigail has been a super great help with German and I always understand things way better after a lesson with her! She has been particularly helpful for German speaking practice and practice for the oral examination. She’s always so lovely and I really look forward to our session"AS Level German student
What is the difference between IGCSE and GCSE?
GCSE and IGCSE are certainly very similar. Both qualifications are at the same level: they are designed to test the completion of the UK National Curriculum's "Key Stage 4". They are usually sat at the end of UK Year 11, in the year a student becomes 16. They have no age restriction, though - and have been sat by many students younger and older. By most higher education institutions and employers, they are seen as equivalent qualifications.
The Modern Languages Aptitude Test (MLAT) - Oxford
Any candidate applying to study Modern Languages at Oxford or Cambridge will have to sit a written paper as part of the admissions process: The Modern Languages Aptitude Test (MLAT) at Oxford and the Modern and Medieval Languages Admissions Assessment (MMLAA) at Cambridge. There are big differences between the two tests, from the structure and what they are testing to when they are sat. This blog covers the Oxford MLAT. You can read our blog on the Cambridge MMLAA here.
Webinar: Applying to UK Universities
Keystone's Head of Consultancy, Harriet Blomefield, was joined by Ed Richardson, our Director of Education and Jenny McGowan, our Director in Asia to discuss the application process to universities in the UK. They also provided some top tips to aid the process.
Webinar: How do we best support school-aged children with their mental health?
Keystone's Director of Education, Ed Richardson, was joined by guest experts Clare de Lotbiniere, a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist, and Robert Batt, CEO and Clinical Director of The Recovery Centre (TRC), a leading mental health support clinic in London, to discuss supporting school-aged children with their mental health. More Detail on our guest panellists: Clare has worked in state and private education sectors, working with both students and staff.