Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the IGCSE 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 IGCSEs.
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 5,100 hours, helping more than 360 families.
Charles has recently completed a Masters at St Andrews and has been tutoring since he was a student himself. He focuses on humanities, as well as teaching English and Maths at 11+. Charles believes communication is key within his lessons, allowing his students to ask questions and develop their ideas.
Rory started tutoring whilst at Oxford and has worked with students of all ages. He teaches Maths, Science and English across the board. He is enthusiastic and encouraging and gets great feedback from his students. He has worked over 5,400 hours with Keystone.
Joseph is a Durham graduate and a highly personable tutor who has taught 1,300 hours through Keystone. He helps with a wide range of subjects from English to Science. Joseph has a structured but adaptive approach to lessons, which aims to build up students’ confidence in their subject area and develop their independent learning skills.
Michael is a graduate of King's College, London and also has a PhD in English. He joined Keystone in 2017 as a full-time tutor and he has helped over 130 families since then and taught over 4,100 hours of lessons.
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.
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 3,200 hours with Keystone.
Lucy is a highly engaging tutor with a degree in English and a Masters in Acting. She believes in unlocking the joy of learning and helping her students grow in confidence. Lucy has taught over 1,900 hours through Keystone.
Le-My is an Oxford graduate with a great passion for languages and literature. She has considerable tutoring experience and teaches French as well as English, Maths and Mandarin. Le-My has supported 80 Keystone clients and taught over 2,200 hours.
Dominic is an experienced Science tutor with a PhD in Chemistry. He has tutored for many years, teaching over 3,600 hours through Keystone. He aims to make his lessons interesting and fun and he also recognises the importance of exam technique.
Alice is an Oxford-educated tutor who has taught over 9,500 hours through Keystone with more than 390 families. Her independent sector teaching experience enables her to provide a high level of support to her tutees.
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 8,200 hours of lessons and helping over 180 families.
Sam is a highly personable individual who teaches across the age range. He specialises in English, EFL and 11+. Sam is also a writer and has a love of language that he aims to pass onto his students.
Oliver has over 5 years tutoring experience and believes in developing a student's passion for the subject in order to help them learn. Oliver has recently completed a PhD in the History of Religious Studies and Psychology at UCL. He is currently training as a Psychotherapist alongside his teaching. He has supported 80 Keystone families teaching over 1,500 hours to date.
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.
Kate is a first class law graduate who joined our team of full time tutors in 2017 and taught in a school before joining Keystone. She has tutored over 4,300 hours through Keystone and helped over 190 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 2,500 hours through Keystone.
Philippa is a dedicated tutor who specialises in 11+/13+ English and Maths, as well as French. She joined the team in 2015 and has taught well over 6,300 hours with Keystone.
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 6,600 hours with Keystone and helped over 270 families.
Ted spent eight years in the classroom before joining Keystone as a Professional Tutor. He is fascinated by pedagogy and finding the best teaching approach for each student, having completed a PGCE and MSc in Learning and Teaching from Oxford University.
Emily is an experienced tutor who joined the team in 2017 and has delivered over 3,000 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.
Grace studied Natural Sciences at Durham before embarking upon a MSc in Neuroscience at King’s College London. Grace has taught over 1,400 hours and helped 60 Keystone families. She has a passion for Maths and Science and strives to create a teaching environment where pupils feel able to ask questions and be themselves.
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.
Trudi is a Maths and Business tutor with a background in accountancy. Her gentle and supportive approach encourages students and really helps boost their confidence in their subjects and skills.
Oli is an experienced tutor and a Cambridge graduate with a first class degree. He joined Keystone in 2010 and has tutored over 7,800 hours, helping over 250 students across the age range.
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.
Cameron is a playwright and tutors alongside his writing schedule. He is highly personable and as a result his teaching style is very engaging. He has been with Keystone since 2014 teaching over 7,600 hours.
Sean studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Durham University where he subsequently completed a Masters of Science in Global Politics. Sean has tutored since 2019 and has a real passion for education, learning and teaching.
Charles is a qualified primary teacher who gained a PGCE from the University of Buckingham. He has over a decade of experience in the classroom. Charles is patient, approachable and forms great working relationships with students and parents alike.
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 10,000 hours.
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.
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 3,500 hours through Keystone.
Florence is an experienced tutor who has worked across the age range, helping 110 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.
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.
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.
Jean-Michel is an experienced tutor with degrees in Physics, Philosophy and Literature. He enjoys finding new ways of teaching his subjects and aims to foster a love of learning in his students. During his time at Keystone, Jean-Michel has taught over 2,000 hours.
Lara is an English graduate with a love of teaching and academia. She teaches both face to face and online and has taught over 4,800 hours with Keystone since 2016.
Robbie is a Professional English Tutor with a love for writing and for the theatre. He teaches from the Primary Level up to A Level. Robbie joined Keystone in 2018 and has since helped over 110 families.
James is an experienced tutor with a PhD in English and a Classics degree from Cambridge. James understands the importance of building strong relationships in order for his students to get the most out of his lessons. He has taught over 3,400 hours helping around 110 students.
Max is an Oxford educated English graduate who has also completed an MPhil in American Literature at Cambridge. Max has tutored since 2012 and works with students of all levels and with diverse educational needs. He has taught over 1,400 hours and helped 60 families through Keystone.
Harry is a patient and personable Oxford graduate with a flawless academic background. He uses a calm and supportive approach to build a strong rapport with each of his students. Harry is an experienced tutor in Religious Studies, Maths and English, with over 3,200 hours taught whilst at Keystone.
Natasha is a first-class English and History graduate with several years tutoring experience - having taught 1,100 hours with Keystone alone. 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.
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 and has delivered 2,000 hours of lessons with Keystone families.
Ben is a first class Zoology graduate who teaches a variety of subjects across a range of year groups. During his time at Keystone, he has worked with 70 families and delivered over 2,200 hours of lessons. He is passionate and caring and aims to make his lessons engaging and interactive.
Before joining Keystone in 2019 Claudia taught Science at Westminster Cathedral Choir School for four years. She has tutored over 1,200 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.
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.
Cat is a qualified Teacher who studied Physics and Philosophy at Durham University. She is currently working towards a PhD in the Philosophy of Astrobiology alongside her tutoring. Cat is very encouraging and supportive and recognises the importance of moving at the right pace for each individual and has worked with 30 Keystone clients.
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. Jonny has supported 70 Keystone students and delivered 1,700 hours worth of lessons. He is a passionate actor and writer who loves to work on theatrical projects outside of tutoring.
Olly is an Oxford graduate and experienced tutor. He has a real passion for teaching as well as for writing, theatre and sport. Olly has taught over 4,800 hours with Keystone.
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.
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 1,700 hours of 1:1 lessons with Keystone clients.
Anthony graduated with a Physics degree from Imperial College, London. He tutors across the board from 11+ through to A Level and has taught over 5,100 hours with Keystone as well as having considerable tutoring experience prior to joining our team of full-time tutors in 2017.
Richard graduated with a 1st class degree in Maths from the University of Leeds. He has been tutoring Maths for over 8 years alongside his studies. Richard's teaching style is adaptive and allows his lessons to be tailored to the needs of his students.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 6,000 hours with more than 170 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 7,700 hours.
Hugo is an experienced and enthusiastic English and Maths tutor. He specialises in 11+ and 13+ preparation as well as working with I/GCSE Maths students.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
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.
Ben is a passionate and engaging English tutor who has a MA in Shakespeare Studies from KCL. He enjoys helping his students develop an interest in English and he adapts his teaching style to the needs of each student.
After completing her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, Keerti went on to qualify as a teacher through the Teach First Programme. She has since completed multiple postgraduate degrees in Psychology and Education and has billed over 3,000 hours through Keystone alone.
Alex is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passion lies in Economics and Business, as well as preparing students for top universities. Alex enjoys helping students to reach their potential.
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.
Iante is experienced Humanities and Languages tutor. Alongside tutoring Iante is hoping to pursue interests in contemporary Middle Eastern Art.
Sebastian is an Oxford graduate who teaches a variety of subjects across the age range. He has many years of teaching and tutoring experience and believes in inspiring his students and helping them to become independent learners.
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.
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.
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.
Madeline is a bubbly and enthusiastic tutor who holds a first class degree in Statistics, Economics and Spanish from UCL. She has an encouraging approach to tutoring, which helps her students to find motivation to achieve their best.
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.
Helena is an Oxford graduate with a passion for languages. She has tutored since 2017 and teaches across the age range.
Katie is a first class graduate who is also a qualified teacher, obtaining her PGCE from King's College London. She is personable, diligent and well versed in the school curricula and has taught 2,500 hours through Keystone.
Julia is a patient and engaging tutor who helps prepare students in Maths, English and Reasoning for 7+, 8+ and 11+ exams. She also teaches English, Drama and History of Art up to A Level. She is an experienced ISEE and US university entrance tutor. Julia aims to shape an environment that allows students to own their abilities and encounter challenges with curiosity.
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.
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.
Matthew is a motivated Maths tutor. He has a committed approach to tutoring and we were impressed by the way in which he uses resources to support the learning of his students.
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.
Kate trained as a teacher through the Teach First scheme. She now focuses on tutoring and strives to engage and motivate her tutees. Her lessons are always planned in great detail and Kate's aim is for her students to develop enquiring, critical, and confident minds.
Octavia is an experienced tutor who has taught in a 1:1 setting as well as in the classroom at Harrow School. She is versatile in her teaching methods and ensures lessons are tailored to the needs of the student. Octavia is currently working towards a PhD in Antarctic Biology and Climate Change at the University of Birmingham.
Robin is an experienced teacher who tutors Biology and Chemistry up to GCSE and Physics up to A Level. Robin believes that any student can achieve and progress with the right support.
Ollie is a very experienced English and Maths tutor. He is enthusiastic and methodical: he enjoys lifting students' confidence with a mixture of positive praise and a simple approach to exam technique.
Simon is a very experienced Teacher and Oxford graduate. He is a Classics specialist and also writes his own materials.
Nektaria is patient, structured and clear. She is a fully qualified and experienced English teacher and GCSE examiner. She impressed us at interview with her diagnostic approach to identifying strengths and weaknesses.
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.
Lola is an experienced tutor who holds a DPhil in Music from the University of Oxford. Since 2018 Lola has been working as a Tutor and Lecturer in French and Music across different Colleges in Oxford, as well as leading private courses for individuals in French, History and Philosophy.
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.
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.
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.
Tom is a very able and engaging mathematician with a First class degree from Bristol. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has taught over 6,100 hours since working with over 150 families.
Olivia is a qualified teacher who tutors all 3 sciences up to GCSE (and Physics to A Level). She has a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London. Olivia aims to foster confidence and independent learning skills in all her students.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
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.
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.
Davina has been tutoring for over 15 years. Her teaching is marked by its sympathy and diligence. She plans her lessons exhaustively and structures rigorous long-term programmes. She is particularly talented at helping her pupils get to grips with the perils of the English language, and making Science more accessible to those who have struggled to understand it in class.
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.
Mia is a graduate from the London School of Economics and has tutored extensively both in the UK and abroad. She has particular expertise with the 11+ and 13+ English curriculum and has tutored over 1,000 hours through Keystone alone.
Andrew is an enthusiastic tutor with a passion for Maths and Physics. He has experience with SEN and homeschooling students and enjoys sculpting his lessons to meet the student's requirements.
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.
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.
Matt is a tutor and theatre director with a passion for education. He has a fantastic academic record and a kind, enthusiastic disposition.
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.
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.
Anne-Marie is a qualified Teacher and experienced tutor. She has an MA in Educational Leadership and is passionate about helping her students develop and learn.
Martin is an English tutor of titanic stature and experience. He loves to enthuse students about English.
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.
Jess is a qualified specialist teacher who works with both main stream and SEN students. She works with a range of ages and has over twelve years of experience with teaching both in school and privately. Jess is an engaging and enthusiastic teacher, who likes to help students to develop confidence and curiosity with their learning.
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.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
Yasmin is currently completing a PhD in London and is a graduate from the University of Oxford. She is an experienced tutor in Maths and English. She has a passion for helping students enjoy what they are learning, as, without enjoying what you are learning, it is much harder to achieve success and feel fulfilled.
Nils is passionate about Maths! She has worked with numbers throughout her whole life and enjoys nothing more than helping others gain mathematical confidence.
Coleen has a wealth of educational experience in both the UK and abroad. She has an engaging, resourceful and measured tutoring style.
Mirza is a patient and inspiring tutor. He teaches Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths and has experience preparing students for the BMAT and UCAT.
Bryony's engaging and supportive teaching style helps to give students confidence. She began tutoring whilst at school and is committed to tutoring for the long term.
Maddy is a friendly and encouraging tutor, who has been tutoring alongside her studies for over 5 years. Alongside her tutoring, she is now completing a Masters Degree in Urbanisation and Development at LSE.
James is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passions lie in the humanities and writing as well as teaching.
Samara is an experienced tutor who has a logical, concise and sympathetic approach to tutoring.
Dickson is a dynamic and personable tutor who has a BSc in Economics from LSE. He tutors Economics, Maths and Mandarin up to A Level as well as supporting students with 11+ and 13+ preparation. He aims to help build confidence in all his students, in order to prepare them effectively for their exams.
Geoffrey is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.
Sam is a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is well versed in a number of humanities subjects. He is an extremely supportive tutor who finds techniques to fit his student's style of learning.
Joe is a UCL graduate and a Geography, English and Science tutor. He can also help with 11+ and 13+ prep.
Tom is a qualified Maths teacher with a degree in Economics as well as a Masters in Philosophy and Political Theory. He aims to build confidence using a tailored approach for each of his students.
Eleanor is a confident and passionate Maths and Science tutor. Her ability to make the subjects she teaches fun makes her a real hit with her students.
Emma is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. She teaches Maths and English from 7+ to 13+, as well as Economics, Politics and Business at A Level. Emma's approach is clear and focussed, always keeping the student's needs in mind.
Sebastian teaches Geography at two London Sixth Form Colleges. He has a wealth of experience at A level and GCSE level.
Passionate about English as well as Maths, Robyn is an experienced and intellectually sharp tutor. She is particularly strong at extending learners outside of their comfort zone.
Maggie is a qualified teacher and experienced tutor. Her approach to tutoring is thorough, resourceful and supportive.
Chris is an experienced teacher with a passion for Education. He teaches at all Secondary levels with a particular focus on History and humanities.
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.
Leo is a retired Headmaster and a highly experienced teacher who now tutors full time. He tutors at Primary level and also teaches English up to A Level.
Claire is an inspiring full time online tutor with over twelve years’ classroom experience, Teach First qualified. She aims to motivate every student and provide them with the opportunities they require to succeed.
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.
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.
Kate is a qualified Maths teacher with numerous years experience in the classroom and also working with different exam boards. She has a passion for the subject and enjoys sharing this with her students and building their confidence.
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.
Lucy is a qualified teacher who has experience teaching French, Spanish and Italian across the age range. She is passionate about making language learning accessible, memorable and enjoyable for her students.
Cheryl is a qualified Science teacher who has experience in both the classroom and a 1:1 setting. Cheryl teaches Physics up to GCSE and Chemistry all the way up to A Level. She enjoys helping students breakdown difficult concepts by using real life examples in her lessons.
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.
Emma is an extremely experienced English tutor. She has worked at a number of top London independent schools and recently retired as Head of English at Queen's College. Her knowledgeable approach ensures she provides the very best support to her students.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joshua is a dynamic tutor who specialises in Maths and Physics, as well as Computer Science and university entrance tests. His approach is thorough and always tailored to the student's learning style. Joshua tutors alongside completing a PhD in Climate Science.
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.
Imogen gained a first class degree in Theology from Oxford and has 10 years tutoring and teaching experience. She tutors across the age range and specialises in English and Religious Studies up to A Level and school entrance exams.
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.
Thomas is a committed full-time tutor. He specialises in Maths at all ages up to GCSE as well as English. At interview we were impressed by his measured and supportive approach.
James is an experienced tutor, with over 10 years experience. He supports students with the 11+ as well as Geography, Politics and History of Art up to university level. James now tutors alongside completing a PhD in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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.
Alex is Cambridge University graduate and qualified teacher who has billed over 2,000 hours through Keystone alone. She also has a masters degree in Child Psychology and has considerable tutoring experience beyond her work with Keystone.
Jack is an Oxford graduate who is passionate about Maths and Science. He aims to inspire his students and help them to become independent learners.
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.
Alex is a Physics and Maths tutor who achieved a first in his degree in Physics with Theoretical Physics at the University of Nottingham. He has more recently completed a MSc in Astrophysics at University College London with Distinction. Alex is patient and calm and helps students of all abilities.
Dominique is a qualified teacher who tutors alongside working in a prep school. She believes in placing the tutee at the centre of learning and in tailoring the style and delivery to foster enjoyment and promote a desire to learn.
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.
Tommaso teaches English, History, Italian, Psychology, Philosophy and RS across the age range. He also helps with Maths at 11+ and 13+. He has been tutoring alongside his studies for the past 5 years.
Samuel-Louis is a qualified teacher with over a decade of teaching experience. He specialises in Physics and Maths, as well as teaching Chemistry and Biology up to GCSE Level. His approach is methodical and he always ensures the lesson is tailored to the needs of the student.
Lindsay has a passion for languages and enjoys sharing this with her students. As a lifelong language learner herself, Lindsay takes time helping students to find the best ways of developing their own understanding. She has a First Class degree in French and Spanish from the University of Glasgow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David is an Oxford graduate and academic who has a PhD in English. He writes alongside his tutoring work.
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.
Rose is a Maths and Economics tutor with over 3 years of classroom experience. She is a passionate teacher and Cambridge graduate.
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.
Andrew is one of Keystone’s most experienced Maths tutors. He is passionate about supporting his students and his practical approach to tutoring helps to build confidence.
Jack is a conscientious and dedicated tutor who teaches across the age range and helps with a variety of subjects. He has taught over 1,500 hours through Keystone working with around 80 families. Alongside his tutoring he is working to establish himself as a comedy writer.
Peter is an English teacher with over 30 years’ experience. His years of experience as Head of English at Tudor Hall enable him to provide his tutees with a very high level of support.
Eleanor's approach to tutoring is measured, supportive and fun. She tutors alongside her freelance work at the Melanie Klein Trust.
Maria is a Science and Maths tutor who started teaching in 1991. She likes to boost her students' confidence and takes huge satisfaction in watching them reach their goals.
Kathryn is a qualified Teacher with years of experience. She aims to stretch her tutees' academic ability and to equip them with the tools required to tackle exams with clarity and confidence.
Mariam is an experienced tutor with a flawless academic record. She is currently a final year medical student at Guy's King's and St Thomas', King's College. She tutors alongside her studies and is a passionate academic and educator.
Tristan is a highly enthusiastic and diligent tutor. He possesses strong communicative abilities which enable him to explain even the most difficult things with clarity.
Tom completed his Economics and Economic History degree at LSE in 2016 and started tutoring alongside his studies. Tom is passionate about improving his student's confidence in their ability in order to help them succeed.
Maria is a full-time languages tutor. Her committed and supportive approach enables her to get the best out of her tutees.
Robert is a linguist with a passion for French and Spanish. He studied French and Welsh at Cardiff University and also has an MA in International Development and Education from UCL. Robert's approach is methodical and empathetic, helping his students to break down language learning and find enjoyment in the subject.
Geraldine is a qualified Science teacher with 22 years' experience. She has taught over 3,800 hours with Keystone and works mainly online. Geraldine has considerable experience outside of her work with Keystone as a private tutor as well as being an examiner with Edexcel (one of the UK's leading exam boards).
Mina is an Oxford graduate with a passion for English. She loves to nurture a passion for learning in her tutees and is thorough and organised in her approach.
William is a qualified Maths Teacher who taught for six years before starting tutoring. He is very familiar with exam boards and assessment criteria. He knows how to get the best results possible from each student.
Ben has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Westminster and has been teaching and tutoring since 2004. He believes that to ensure all students make progress, it is necessary to teach in a manner that interests and motivates them.
Rebecca is an Oxford University educated tutor who teaches English, Modern Languages and Maths. She has taught over 3,000 hours since joining Keystone as a full-time tutor in 2017.
Lou is an experienced and professional tutor in Latin and French up to A level, including IB. We were particularly impressed by her up-beat and methodical approach to tutoring.
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.
Roxaneh is a hugely experienced English tutor. As an actress she infuses her tutoring with a passion for literature and performance.
Jennifer is a qualified Primary Teacher with years of experience. She has a passion for teaching creatively and is enthusiastic, fun and fair.
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.
Andy is a qualified English teacher having trained through the Teach First programme in 2015. He enjoys sharing his passion for English with his students and has experience working with students of varying ages and abilities.
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.
Sophie is a positive and encouraging Maths and Physics tutor. She has a degree in Experimental Physics from the University of York and has now made tutoring her main focus.
Matilda is an experienced tutor with an impressive track record, having taught over 2,800 hours through Keystone. She is enthusiastic and encouraging and her students grow in confidence and self assurance under her guidance, really preparing them for their exams.
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.
Dominic combines tutoring with his research on sharks at Imperial College University and Texas A&M University! His style of tutoring is both supportive and exam specific.
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.
Sam is a patient and engaging tutor who believes in creating a bespoke learning experience for each of his students. He is a qualified teacher who helps with Maths up to 11+ and Drama and English all the way up to A Level.
Tariq is a dedicated and personable tutor with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Nottingham. He is a qualified teacher and has been tutoring alongside his studies since 2017.
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.
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.
Jenny is a highly experienced Physics tutor who has many years experience within the Consortium schools. Jenny believes in a personalised approach to tutoring, ensuring confidence is instilled in every student, allowing them to reach their potential.
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 studied Neuroscience at Cambridge and tutored during this time. Since graduating in 2017 Josh has been teaching Maths and Science up to A Level. He aims to teach his students how to learn and prepares them for future studies as well as exams.
Mark is an experienced Maths teacher, who has taught at schools across the world for over 30 years. He teaches Maths up to GCSE and aims to help his students find enjoyment in the subject. His approach is clear, systematic and tailored to the needs of each student.
Colette is a qualified Science teacher and teaches all Sciences up to GCSE and Biology and Chemistry up to A Level. Her approach is logical and thorough.
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.
Neil is a highly experienced Chemistry teacher, with many years of classroom experience. Neil has been a Head of Science and Head of Studies and now tutors alongside his teaching. His approach is exam-oriented and skills-based in order to help students gain maximum marks in exams.
Mike was educated at Cambridge and is one of Keystone's most experienced History tutors. In the second half of each year he focuses largely on university entrance teaching. Since 2018 he has helped more than 65 candidates to secure places at Oxford or Cambridge, completing more than 1,500 hours of HAT tuition and 1,100 hours of HAA tuition through Keystone.
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.
Magnus is a highly experienced, qualified teacher. He has been a Head of Department in Religious Studies, the subject in which he specializes. He has a first-class BA, MA and PhD in the subject and has also been an examiner at both A-level and GCSE for many years. His subject knowledge is second to none and he seeks to build a supportive and inspiring teaching relationship with each student, thus making the lessons enjoyable and accelerating learning.
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.
"Just wanted to inform you that I obtained 8/9 in my IGCSE! I’m really satisfied with my grade and you helped me so much to get it. Thanks for everything, you helped me so much, taught me a lot and it was a pleasure having lessons with you! I really hope other students get to have the same IGCSE tutor that I had"IGCSE Maths student from Singapore
"James tutored our daughter over a series of intensive sessions during a month or so in the lead up to IGCSEs. His insights and guidance over these sessions gave her a wider and different perspective from that she had gained from her English lessons over the past three years. James was well-prepared for the tutorials and his input was tailor-made to address our daughter's concerns and questions. Above all, James instilled in our daughter the confidence that she could excel in both her English Language and World Literature IGCSEs. In the event she was graded a "9" for English Language, scoring 83.4% vs the "9" grade boundary of 80%; this compared with her mock exam grade of "6"."Father of IGCSE student
How to Get a 9 in GCSE History
How hard is it to get a 9 in GCSE History? The grade boundaries for a 9 in History vary year on year, as well as between boards and papers, however, the 2022 exams indicate that a mark of around 75 per cent or higher will receive a 9 in the History GCSE.
What is the Difference Between IGCSE and GCSE?
What are GCSEs and IGCSEs? The General Certificate in Secondary Education or GCSE is a subject-based academic qualification taken by students in the UK at the end of their compulsory education in Year 11 (age 16). They are typically studied over a 2 or 3 year period, starting in either Year 9 or 10 depending on the subject, exam board or school and finish with a set of examinations at the end of the course.
Webinar: Top Tips for School Entrance Interviews
In this webinar Keystone’s Director of Education, Ed Richardson, and Head of Consultancy, Harriet Brook, discuss school entrance interviews. They share their insights on tackling school entrance interviews for independent schools covering the following topics:What interviewers are looking for?How to present yourself effectively?What makes a good answer?Example question typesThis webinar is appropriate for all students with upcoming school entrance interviews from 7+ to 16+.
Webinar: A Guide to Oxbridge Interviews
Keystone’s Director of Education, Ed Richardson will be joined by Jenny McGowan, Keystone's Director of Asia, and Florence Curtis, one of our professional tutors and a former research fellow at Queen’s College, Oxford, to discuss Oxbridge Interviews.