Keystone has a range of specialist tutors who can assist students approaching university aptitude tests for Oxbridge and other leading UK universities.
Popular tutoring requests include the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT), Classics Admissions Test (CAT), Engineering Admissions Assessment (ENGAA), English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT), History Admissions Assessment (HAA), History Aptitude Test (HAT), Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT), Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT), Modern Languages Admissions Test (MLAT), Natural Sciences Admissions Assessment (NSAA), Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT), Psychological and Behavioural Sciences Admissions Assessment (PBSA), Philosophy Test, Physics Aptitude Test (PAT), STEP (Maths), Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA), Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA), and UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).
You can view of a sample of the tutors that we represent who cover these subjects below. They are primarily based in London but also regularly tutor online, delivering tuition to families based outside London or overseas.
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 4,000 hours through Keystone and helped over 180 families.
Keren is an Oxford University graduate and qualified teacher with a wealth of tutoring experience. She joined Keystone in 2009 and has taught over 3,400 hours. Keren specialises in teaching Classics and English to all ages as well as 11+/13+ English and Maths.
Joseph is a Durham graduate and a highly personable tutor who has taught 1,000 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.
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 1,800 hours.
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 3,000 hours with Keystone.
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.
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.
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 7,700 hours of lessons and helping over 160 families.
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 70 Keystone families teaching over 1,300 hours to date.
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 2,100 hours.
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 130 students and taught well over 2,500 hours.
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.
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 120 families since then and taught over 3,900 hours of lessons.
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.
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.
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 90 Keystone families. Outside of tutoring, Michael is a keen writer and a thespian at heart.
A graduate from King's College London, Alex specialises in online tutoring. He joined Keystone in 2011 and has taught over 7,300 hours.
Alex joined Keystone in 2016 having graduated with a First Class Degree. Since starting at Keystone he has taught over 5,600 hours with more than 160 families and teaches all the way up from 11+ - A Level.
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.
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 4,500 hours with 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 240 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 9,500 hours.
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 3,000 hours taught whilst at Keystone.
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.
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.
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.
Gregory is an Oxford graduate and is Head of History at a leading London College. He also tutors English and Politics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mirza is a patient and inspiring tutor. He teaches Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Maths and has experience preparing students for the BMAT and UCAT.
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.
Callum is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. He impressed us at interview with his supportive and knowledgeable approach to tutoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
David is a knowledgeable and experienced tutor. He carries out academic research alongside his tutoring.
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.
William is an experienced tutor with a PhD in Computer Science & Bioengineering. He teaches all 3 Sciences and Maths across the age range and focuses on adapting his teaching technique to the student's needs.
Kiera is a qualified Teacher and a Cambridge graduate. She has now embarked on an MA in Creative writing and tutors alongside her studies.
David is an Oxford graduate and academic who has a PhD in English. He writes alongside his tutoring work.
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.
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.
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.
Yanni has a Maths degree from Cambridge and a Masters in Statistics from Imperial College London. He is now working towards his PhD- also in Statistics. He is a patient tutor who likes to see his students thrive.
Ed is a qualified English teacher with first class degree from the University of Cambridge as well as a Masters in Scriptwriting. His experience is across the age range - from 11+ up to university entrance.
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.
Geoffrey is a passionate tutor with a wealth of academic experience. At his interview we were struck by his professionalism and drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rose is a Geography, Maths and Economics tutor with over 3 years of classroom experience. She is a passionate teacher and Cambridge graduate.
James is an experienced tutor with a stellar academic record. His passions lie in the humanities and writing as well as teaching.
Iante is experienced Humanities and Languages tutor. Alongside tutoring Iante is hoping to pursue interests in contemporary Middle Eastern Art.
"My daughter has just completed some ELAT & interview sessions with Cal and happily, received an offer to do English Literature at Oxford. Cal was great - very thorough and my daughter very much enjoyed her sessions with him. She said his interview practice was very similar in feel and structure to the two interviews she had at Oxford."Mother of Oxford English candidate
"I thought I would just let you know that on Tuesday I received an offer from St Anne’s to read History at Oxford! I wanted to thank you for guiding me through the process of the HAT. Your help to me has been invaluable and I enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you so much."HAT student, 2020 entry
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Keystone Tutors has an outstanding track record in sourcing tutors to support students for their entrance tests for Oxford, Cambridge and other leading UK universities. We have over a decade of experience in assisting students with their applications to the UK’s most competitive universities.
Preparation for entrance to Oxford and Cambridge university begins in the Sixth Form, and the tutors we represent are able to provide guidance and support through the process in their specialist subject. A large number of the tutors we work with studied at Oxford or Cambridge and therefore have extensive personal experience of the procedure for their specialist subjects. We can introduce Oxbridge tutors to families who can help with interviews, essays, entrance tests as well as provide broader application support.
Our Directors (Will Orr-Ewing and Josh Pull) both studied History at Oxford and within our team of tutors we have a wealth of graduates from Oxford, Cambridge and other leading UK Universities across the subject spectrum. We can guide you through every step of the competitive process and introduce you to specialist tutors to help write your application and prepare for UK university entrance tests and interviews.
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Our tutors are able to deliver in-person tuition in London, either at your home or in our premises in Hammersmith, and Keystone Tutors is widely recognised as one of the most professional and trustworthy private tutoring organization in London.
Our tutors are also equally well versed in delivering online tuition, using videoconferencing and interactive whiteboards to give our online students the benefits of one-to-one tutoring plus easy access to online learning materials. Wherever you are in the world, you can benefit from our high-calibre one-to-one tuition.