Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
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 2,400 hours.
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 9,200 hours.
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.
Iante is experienced Humanities and Languages tutor. Alongside tutoring Iante is hoping to pursue interests in contemporary Middle Eastern Art.
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.
David is a knowledgeable and experienced tutor. He carries out academic research alongside his tutoring.
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.
Callum is an enthusiastic and engaging tutor. He impressed us at interview with his supportive and knowledgeable approach to tutoring.
"I am a very proud mum! My daughter was successful in receiving an offer from Oxford at her chosen college. What an amazing achievement. Thanks to you and all the team for your support, it was very worthwhile and very much appreciated."Mother of Oxbridge Candidate
"Many thanks for all your support for my son, it made a huge difference and I am sure he would not have had an interview in Oxford without your help. He enjoyed working with you and learnt a lot in a very short time!"Mother of Oxbridge Candidate
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Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA)
What is the TSA? The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) is a form of assessment used to measure aptitude in critical thinking and problem solving. The TSA can be a requirement for gaining entry to top universities (including Oxford, Cambridge and UCL), as well as a handful of independent schools, who produce their own modified version of the exam (sometimes called a Critical Thinking test) for 16+. Download our Guide to the Thinking Skills Assessment.
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The Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) is a form of assessment used to measure aptitude in critical thinking and problem solving.
It is an assessment test used on a range of courses by the University of Oxford for: Economics of Management; Experimental Psychology; Human Sciences; Philosophy and Linguistics; Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; Psychology and Linguistics; and Psychology and Philosophy. The TSA is tailored to each instituion and is used by the University of Cambridge for Land Economy courses. It is used by University College London for: European Social and Political Studies; and for International Social and Political Studies.
The TSA takes a variety of different formats, including multiple choice sections, and in some cases an essay section. It takes place at slightly different times, depending on the institution and course in question.
These exams test a variety of skills, which help prepare you for higher learning. Success in the TSA is a reliable indicator that you are able to think quickly and accurately, and are adept in multiple disciplines. You will need to rapidly evaluate and interpret information, and come to logical conclusions.
Types of question include: verbal reasoning, numeric reasoning, spatial reasoning and deductive reasoning.
Read more about the TSA and our top tips here.
The TSA tests problem solving and critical thinking skills, and the Tutors we represent can help students practice these skills in a variety of contexts to help maximise their performance in the test on the day. They can help applicants build speed and confidence in answering the kinds of question in the test, which they may not have encountered in the normal course of their studies in any particular subject. They can also reinforce the mathematical and logical skills that will help students to succeed at the TSA.
The TSA tutors Keystone tutors represent are graduates of Oxford, Cambridge or other leading universities who have sat the TSA exam themselves. They are passionate and knowledgeable about their subject and receive outstanding evaluations from their students. We choose tutors that are intelligent and likeable who enjoy relating to, and setting high standards for their students.