Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning tutors that we represent for 7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus and 16 Plus exams. 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, resources (including sample papers and worksheets) and FAQs relevant to the Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
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 1,700 hours through Keystone.
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.
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.
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 4,800 hours, helping more than 340 families.
Dominic is an experienced Science tutor with a PhD in Chemistry. He has tutored for many years, teaching over 3,400 hours through Keystone. He aims to make his lessons interesting and fun and he also recognises the importance of exam technique.
Carlos has a first class Music degree from the University of Oxford. He specialises in 7+ to 13+ preparation as well as working with GCSE Music, History and English students.
Rana is an extremely adept Primary Level Teacher/tutor with 13 years of teaching experience under her belt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Liz is a Cambridge graduate who has been tutoring since 2017. She covers a range of subjects and read Japanese and Sociology at university.
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.
Kayleigh is an English Teacher with seven years of classroom experience. She is now tutoring whilst completing a PhD in English Literature.
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.
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.
Nazli is a qualified Teacher with a Master's in Mathematics from Imperial College London. She has taught in the UK as well as internationally and builds great relationships with her students.
Simon is a very experienced Teacher and Oxford graduate. He is a Classics specialist and also writes his own materials.
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.
Dhananjay is a Cambridge graduate and a gifted linguist. He teaches from the 11+ - university level. He is currently a full-time tutor.
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.
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.
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.
Katarina is an experienced tutor who has been helping students since 2017. Alongside teaching Katarina is completing a PhD in Art.
Donal is a charismatic and affable tutor. We were particularly impressed at interview by his attention to detail when preparing students for exams.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"My daughter gained a place at her top school choice and made it into the top third of candidates which shows just how hard she worked. What’s more, what stood out was my daughter's verbal reasoning which she always felt was her weakest area. I like to think, Harry, they that might be down to all those brilliant little word games you played with her. Thank you Harry for weeks of patience, fun, encouragement and Confidence- building. I think you helped their dreams come true."Mother of 11+ student
"We are thrilled with James's tutoring , not just because my son gained a place at the City of London School after the 10+ exam, but because James was instrumental throughout the process of building my son's confidence and skills in comprehension, composition, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, all-important exam techniques…and the academic interview. James built up a wonderful comradery with my son. He had more faith in my son when I was getting stressed and losing sight of the process. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to complete this journey with James."Mother of 10+ student
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Guide to 11 Plus (11+) Non Verbal Reasoning Exam
Non-verbal reasoning tests are used to assess how children process visual information and implement visual logic. They are sat for the entrance tests at all levels for a large number of schools in the UK, as well as being a part of the ISEB pre-test and UKiset.
UKiset Vocabulary List
It is difficult to recommend one vocabulary list for the UKiset, as it can be taken by students at any age between 9-and-a-half to 18 years old. As a profiling assessment, it measures a student’s level of academic English which is then judged against peers of the same age.
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In this webinar Keystone's Managing Director, Ed Richardson, was joined by Jenny McGowan, our Director in Asia, to discuss the sorts of preparation students can complete over the Summer Holidays of Year 12 to ensure they submit a strong UCAS application. The discussion covers how to prepare effectively with particular reference to the importance of super-curricular learning, admissions tests and the personal statement.
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Keystone's Head of Elective and Homeschooling, Poppy Dundas, was joined by our guest expert Clare de Lotbiniere, a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Professional Tutors Jon Gale and Lara Isaac. Lara is also a trained nutritionist and together they discuss how best to get your child prepared for the upcoming exams, including dealing with exam anxiety and calming nerves, keeping motivation strong, the best foods to eat and general revision tips and tricks.
Learn how Keystone Tutors can find the right Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tutor to prepare your child for success in key exams.
The Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tutors we represent are made up of ex-teachers from the top independent schools in the UK, or are professional private tutors. They are passionate about the subjects they specialise in, and have extensive experience in helping their students to develop and reach their full potential.
Keystone Tutors can provide Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tuition tailored to specific entrance exams, including the 7+, 8+, 11+, 13+ and 16+. We help to improve exam performance by making use of past Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning papers, reinforcing core learning, developing revision techniques, and helping students to push the boundaries of their Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning abilities to differentiate themselves from fellow students.
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning in 7+ entrance exams requires good language and problem-solving skills, and the ability to use them in a variety of different contexts. We aim to build up your child’s confidence, speed, and accuracy under pressure when dealing with Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning questions, equipping them to excel in their 7+ exams.
The 8+ Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests ordinarily cover the same skills as the 7+, but at a higher level of attainment. Our Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tutors can help your child with these subjects, building up their familiarity with this type of exam, reinforcing the key concepts and techniques, and preparing them to perform well when taking their 8+ exams.
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning at 11+ is more complex, requiring strong comprehension and critical thinking skills, as well as good proficiency in Maths. Our Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tutors will help your child to develop their reasoning skills, solve problems, and succeed under pressure in an exam context.
At the 13+ level, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning is even more demanding, with students having to deal with tougher questions. Our Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tutors are able to focus in on those areas where your child needs additional support, help them answer questions effectively under time pressure, and ultimately prepare them to perform strongly in these key exams.
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning in 16+ entrance exams requires good language and problem-solving skills, and the ability to use them in a variety of different contexts. The Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tutors that we represent will help your child to develop their reasoning skills, solve problems, and succeed under pressure in an exam context.
Our Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning tutors, and the unique Keystone Approach, can benefit your child, whether the tuition is delivered in person or online.
The tutors we represent are able to deliver in-person tuition within central London. For those outside of central London we offer online tutoring.
Since its inception over 10 years ago, Keystone’s experienced and professional tutors have successfully provided over 150,000 hours of online lessons.
The tutors we represent are well versed in delivering online tuition, using videoconferencing and an interactive whiteboard. This gives students, wherever they are in the world, access to experienced, high quality tutors who are familiar with the requirements of Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning exams.