Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the Primary Years English tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Alexander has a Masters from UCL and is an experienced tutor with a passion for teaching. He aims to instil a love of learning in all his students and is patient and enthusiastic.
Amy is an experienced tutor having worked across primary year groups in London. With a passion for theatre, she utilises both her academic background and creative skills to develop a stimulating and enriching learning environment for students.
Lara is an English graduate with a love of teaching and academia. She teaches both face to face and online and has taught over 4,100 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 80 families.
Prior to joining Keystone Steph was a primary school teacher. She has a wealth of experience in working with students in Years 1 to 6. She has tutored over 3,600 hours with us and also assists with our 7+ and 8+ assessments.
A graduate from King's College London, Jessica is an experienced entrance test tutor who joined the team in 2015 but has been teaching since 2011. She has taught over 4,000 hours with Keystone and worked for over 150 families.
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.
Kathleen has been teaching for over 15 years in both primary and secondary schools and has taught over 3,200 hours through Keystone. She aims to instill self-confidence in her students and also help them develop creative independence.
Naomi graduated with a first-class Drama degree in 2017. She has worked with young people for years and has a very encouraging and motivating tutoring approach. Naomi teaches across the age range and helps students develop confidence in their abilities.
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.
Eleanor's approach to tutoring is measured, supportive and fun. She tutors alongside her freelance work at the Melanie Klein Trust.
Judith is a fully qualified primary teacher who specialises in 7+ and 8+ entrance exams. Her main priority when teaching is to ensure that her students develop a genuine enjoyment for the subject and reach their full potential.
Euan completed his Economics degree at the University of Leeds in 2020. He tutored during his studies and it has now become his full-time focus.
Kristine has been teaching for many years, with a focus on teaching English as a second language. She has worked with students of different age ranges from all over the world meaning that she works to tailor each lesson to the individuals needs and learning styles.
Jenny is a qualified teacher who has over twenty years experience in primary education. She enjoys making learning as engaging and fun as possible for her students.
Anna works as a Learning Technologist (in the Centre for Teaching and Learning) at the University of Oxford. She is an experienced tutor and is passionate about making language and literature studies accessible and enjoyable for children aged 8 to 18.
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.
William is a primary level tutor who worked as a Teaching Assistant at Garden House for 3 years. William uses a variety of learning techniques and helps build confidence, belief and aspiration in his students.
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.
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.
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.
Katarina is an experienced tutor who has been helping students since 2017. Alongside teaching Katarina is completing a PhD in Art.
Helen has taught English and Maths up to 11+ since 2011 and also has experience preparing students for 13+. She has a patient and positive approach to teaching which helps her students to engage and find enjoyment in their learning.
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.
Sarah is a Primary School teacher with almost 18 years of experience. She currently teaches in a central London independent school and has taught in mainstream and specialist SEN schools. Sarah is a supportive and committed tutor.
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.
Donal is a charismatic and affable tutor. We were particularly impressed at interview by his attention to detail when preparing students for exams.
Laura is a qualified primary school teacher who is passionate about building a child's confidence and bringing enjoyment to their learning. Laura has worked with children with a range of backgrounds and learning needs.
Jason is experienced Teacher who has spent over two decades in the classroom. He aims to motivate his tutees and give them the confidence and growth mindset they need to help them realise their academic potential.
Sarah is an experienced tutor who teaches a wide variety of subjects, and across the age range. When she is not teaching she is a writer and novelist.
Nell studied Hispanic Studies at the University of Cardiff and enjoys sharing her love for the Spanish language with her students. She aims to build strong initial relationships in order to help her students gain confidence.
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.
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.
Jess is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. She tutors alongside her work at Emerson House, St Nicholas Prep School and at the LionHeart School.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
Rana is an extremely adept Primary Level Teacher/tutor with 13 years of teaching experience under her belt.
Noelle is an experienced tutor who has taught across the age range. Noelle hopes to instil a love of learning in her students and adapts lessons to each tutee's individual needs.
Nicky completed the level 5 Diploma in teaching learners with specific learning difficulties in 2014. Over the years she has worked at Emerson House, Laidlaw Education, Highfield and Brookham Prep School.
"Thank you so much for teaching my son and daughter. First of all I was very taken by how fast you could build the connection with them and a great working alliance. Even at times they were unmotivated or tired you could hold their attention for one hour, which in their case is a mighty achievement. They really liked your personality. Progress was clearly visible, and my son still remembers the timetables tricks you have taught him! Lesson summaries via email were very effective and a great reference."Mother of Year 5 and Year 3 Student
"My daughter was ‘full of it’ when she came off the call yesterday which was lovely. She said how she’d relaxed into it straight away and also said how amazing the online environment is. In fact she said to me she got more out of an hour with you yesterday than weeks with our local tutor or at school. Thank you!"Mother of Year 5 Student
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