Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the 11+ and 13+ Science tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
Before joining Keystone Claudia taught Science at Westminster Cathedral Choir School for four years. 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.
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 2,700 hours through Keystone.
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 4,100 hours with Keystone as well as having considerable tutoring experience prior to joining our team of full-time tutors in 2017.
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 6,900 hours of lessons and helping over 140 families.
Dominic is an experienced Science tutor with a PhD in Chemistry. He has tutored for many years, teaching over 2,600 hours through Keystone. He aims to make his lessons interesting and fun and he also recognises the importance of exam technique.
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 220 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 8,500 hours.
Ben is a first class Zoology graduate who teaches a variety of subjects across a range of year groups. He is passionate and caring and aims to make his lessons engaging and interactive.
Carlos studied Physics at Imperial and now tutors Maths and Physics. He is patient and calm and loves to see his students' progress and grow in confidence.
Cristina has previously taught in a primary school, and is now tutoring in London, alongside studying for a Masters in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice.
Davina has been tutoring for over 10 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.
Donal is a charismatic and affable tutor. We were particularly impressed at interview by his attention to detail when preparing students for exams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eva is a qualified teacher who tutors alongside her Masters in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice. Eva is used to teaching children of all abilities and tailors her approach to each student.
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.
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.
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.
Keerti studied at King's College London and is a qualified Science teacher who gained experience through the Teach First programme. She has taught a range of ages and levels and has billed close to 1,000 hours through Keystone alone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Geraldine is a qualified Science teacher with 22 years' experience. She has taught over 3,100 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).
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.
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.
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.
Katarina is an experienced tutor who has been helping students since 2017. Alongside teaching Katarina is completing a PhD in Art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Will is a Science tutor who is also undertaking accelerated medicine at Kings College London. He is passionate about Science and likes nothing better than sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with his students.
"I would like to add that Olivia was extremely personable and became part of our family life while she was with us. She stuck to a very rigorous routine and really helped my son with science. He emerged from sessions with her visibly relieved that things were being explained in a way he could understand. I would highly recommend her. She really goes the extra mile to help her students."Mother of GCSE Science student
"My daughter benefited greatly from her classes with James, who was a most excellent tutor. He imparted his wisdom with passion and enthusiasm, which resulted in a boost in her confidence, as well as a much clearer understanding of the subject. She now feel ready to tackle science GCSE’s, and hopes, as we all do, for the best! "Mother of GCSE Science student
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