Francesca F - tutor  

Francesca F
Tutor in Kingston Vale, South West London

£150.00 per hour

5.0
(29 reviews)
(29 reviews)
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About Francesca

Inspiring and engaging Maths Tutor

First class honours Mathematics graduate from University College London (UCL). I am a full time private tutor with over 3000 hours experience. I have always enjoyed working with young people. Being able to pass my knowledge onto others and watching them improve gives me my strong desire to teach. I have an excellent success rate and track record of improved grades.

By forming a good rapport with my students and explaining the required concepts clearly, I manage to keep them keen and interested. Having achieved top grades myself, I am able to guide my students to achieve the same exam success. My strength with tutoring is my ability to tailor each of my lessons to suit the individual and adapt to their way of learning which is the key aspect of one-to-one tutoring. I am also able to make difficult topics seem easy by explaining the concepts and details in simple terms. This combined with my strong academic credentials and my commitment to see my students succeed makes me an ideal candidate for those who want to achieve high results. Although I enjoy tutoring all those keen to learn, I provide especially valuable guidance for those who are aiming high in general - and aspiring for Oxbridge in particular.

I have experience preparing students for Common Entrance, GCSE, iGCSE, International Olympiad Challenge, A-Level, AP, IB, SAT, ACT, Cambridge and Oxford university admissions tests (STEP and MAT), Maths section of BMAT & UKCAT, numerical section of GMAT and SHL numerical reasoning aptitude tests for finance and banking jobs. I also teach many degree level students.

I drive to all of my lessons that are within 45 minutes of where I live. I also have a lot of experience teaching via Skype and regularly tutor clients in America, Italy, India, China and Korea. I have a dual webcam display which I use in conjunction with the Wacom tablet - an interactive whiteboard and can been seen directly on one's computer.

I tutor all times of the day, seven days a week; making me very adaptable to client schedules. I am currently very busy, so if you are interested in booking a slot, please run by your location and preferred time with me before booking. If you can do weekday slots (9am-3pm; e.g. home schooling or study leave) please highlight this in your message.
Hourly rate: £150.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Reviews and References

5.0
(29 reviews)
(29 reviews)

Written by Gerard M
Subject:
11+ Admissions

A very highly recommended maths tutor

Written by Laura H
Francesca has tutored my daughter for the past 4 years in GCSE maths, A level maths, and A level further maths. She also helped my daughter prepare for her STEP exam for Cambridge. Francesca has been invaluable and I can honestly say that without her my daughter would not have chosen and received an offer to study Mathematics at Cambridge. She has been instrumental in giving my daughter a real love and passion for maths.
Francesca is very engaging and extremely knowledgeable. There is nothing that she doesn't know when it comes to maths. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

In my daughter's words:
"Francesca is able to makes topics seem so easy that appear so hard when taught at school. She is able to explain even the most difficult topic in such a basic logical way and she has completely changed the way I see maths. When she explains topics for the first time, she has a gift of knowing where my doubts may be before I have even asked them. I wish all teachers were like her."
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My daughter achieved an A* in GCSE maths and is predicted an A* for both A Level maths and further maths.

Exceptional teacher

Written by Stephanie D
Francesca taught my son A-level maths and helped him obtain an A*. I was extremely impressed by her ability to tailor the lesson to my sons needs and her teaching quality. She is the most knowledge and organised teacher that I have ever come across. Being a deputy head teacher myself, I can say with authority, that she comes highly recommended and is an exceptional teacher.
Maths has never been my son's strength, but he needed to take it in order to study economics at university. He has never enjoyed maths and lacked confidence and motivation. Francesca has completely turned this around.
Subject:
Advanced Maths
Outcome:
A* in A-level maths

Written by Mary S
Subject:
Advanced Maths (GCSE)

Simply the best!

Written by Julia W
Francesca has tutored me throughout my 3 years at university studying mathematics. She is without a doubt the best teacher I have ever had. She has a rare gift of being to make even the most challenging concepts seem easy. She is fun, reliable, thorough, dedicated and extremely passionate. She always goes the extra mile and nothing is ever too much trouble. During study leave for exams we regularly booked four hour marathon lessons and Francesca willingly stayed an extra hour and sometimes even longer free of charge just to make sure that I have no more doubts left. That sort of dedication and willingness one can't buy. I honestly could not have gotten through and done so well in my degree without her. I can never thank her enough!
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
First class honours degree

FABULOUS tutor

Written by Tina F
Francesca taught my daughter for both years during her A levels. My daughter was overwhelmed at the beginning with the enormity of taking both maths and further maths and needed to get an A or A* in both to get into her top two university choices. Francesca was recommended to me and after hearing about her I instantly knew that she would be perfect for my daughter. Francesca is young and ideal for students to relate to. She has an infectious sense of humour and such a positve energy that lights up a room. She was able to inspire, motivate and bring out the very best in my daughter. Words really do not do Francesca enough justice and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
A* - A level maths and further maths

Written by Penny A
Subject:
Advanced Maths (A-Level)

A truly outstanding tutor

Written by Clive T
Francesca is a remarkable tutor and we highly recommend her. She ticks all the boxes: professional, incredibly knowledgeable, passionate, patient, always in high spirits, motivating and extremely attentive to a student's needs. She has helped my son throughout both years of his Mathematics A-levels for which we will be forever grateful. We cannot praise her enough. Francesca is a delightful person who really cares about her students.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
A-level maths: A*

Utterly brilliant

Written by Nick L
Francesca helped my daughter improve from a predicted C at the start of A Level Maths to an eventual A* enabling her to get into her first choice of university - Oxford. We are thrilled. Francesca has been an absolute delight to know. Francesca has a very rare talent in that she can explain Maths in simple English. She is able to make even the most complicated topic seem easy. Francesca is very reliable and the best Maths tutor that any student and parent could wish for.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
A* A Levels - Accepted into Oxford University

Superb and infinitely knowledgeable

Written by Sally G
Francesca has helped my three children over the past 2 years- my youngest son with his GCSEs, my daughter with her A Levels and my eldest son during his first two years at Imperial studying Mathematics with Statistics.
Francesca is such an engaging and caring tutor who always goes the extra mile. I am so thankful that my children have had the opportunity to be tutored by such a phenomenal tutor.
Francesca knows every topic on every syllabus for all the different exam boards off the top of her head. The vastness of her knowledge and way of getting difficult concepts across is absolutely incredible. Francesca makes math understandable, interesting and fun. She is able to teach a topic in under two hours that may have taken a school or university over two weeks to teach. Francesca has an natural ability of making everything just seem so simple.
I cannot thank Francesca enough. She is a star!
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
GCSEs: A* A Levels: A* University: First in years 1 and 2.

Incredible Tutor!!!

Written by Lara G
Francesca helped me with the maths section of my BMAT exam. I honestly could not have passed without her. I had tried 3 tutors prior which were not much help and was so relieved when I met Francesca. Maths has never been my strongest point and it was the part of the exam that I was dreading. Francesca was totally amazing. She was so organised and had every past paper question cropped and made into packs arranged by topic and level of difficulty which is impossible to find for the BMAT. Francesca explained everything so clearly and in such a logical way. Within a week I went from dreading the exam to feeling extremely confident and completely ready. In fact, maths became my favourite part of the exam. Francesca also made the lessons so fun that I didn't even feel like I was learning. Highly recommended!
Subject:
BMAT
Outcome:
Accepted into UCL to study medicine

I couldn't have done it without Francesca!

Written by Sarah H
Francesca was not only an outstanding tutor who successfully guided me through my MAT and interview for Oxford, but she also provided me with advice, motivation and direction which was invaluable. She was always available to answer any questions outside of the lessons and extremely supportive. Francesca was so friendly and even able to make a four-hour lesson seem short. She is the BEST TUTOR EVER and I cannot recommend her highly enough!
Subject:
Maths Aptitude Test
Outcome:
Received an offer to study at Oxford University

Written by Pippa G
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)

Amazing tutor

Written by Penny A
Francesca is tutoring my daughter for A'Level maths. She knows the maths syllabus inside out, is super organised and my daughter is loving the lessons. She feels really on top of her subject and says that Francesca explains things brilliantly. I would highly recommend her.
Subject:
Advanced Maths (A-Level)
Outcome:
Confident start to Sixth Form

Written by Mala M
Subject:
Maths (A-Level)

Written by Mary S
Subject:
Advanced Maths (GCSE)

Absolutely phenomenal tutor

Written by Anna C
Francesca has been tutoring my daughter since she started her a levels last year. My daughter is taking Maths and Further Maths and currently preparing for her Maths Admissions Test for Oxford. Francesca is totally invaluable to us. She shows absolute dedication to the mission my daughter is on and goes above and beyond all expectations. Her mathematical knowledge, attention to detail and ability to make difficult topics seem easy are second to none. Francesca is always extremely professional and super organised. My daughter really looks up to Francesca and I'm delighted that my daughter has such a fantastic role model. In addition to her excellent academic credentials, Francesca's interest in other activities - including sport, dance, fashion etc. - means that she is able to connect with and really engage my daughter. I cannot recommend Francesca highly enough.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My daughter is on track for an a* in both a levels and very confident about her upcoming Oxford Mathematics Admissions Test

TOTALLY AMAZING AND INSPIRING

Written by Stephanie C
Francesca tutored my daughter Letizia for entry exams into the top IB boarding schools in the UK. Having only studied in Italy, where both the content and approach are different, Francesca had to race through over a totally new syllabus with Letizia.

Francesca is a very experienced tutor, she has all the past papers and knows exactly what is required. She tutored Letizia brilliantly. She was also great company and Letizia looked forward to her tutorials with Francesca.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Letizia was accepted at Wellington College. It was her first choice for the IB Program. She was examined in and will sit higher level maths and physics.

An absolutely fantastic tutor - a real gem!

Written by Sharon E
Francesca has been tutoring my daughter Emma since September. My daughter got a D for her AS level maths despite having a tutor for the whole of last year. She was advised by her school teacher to drop maths for A levels. Francesca came highly recommended to us and due to her incredible reputation, we decided to take a chance and let our daughter continue with maths. Francesca offered to meet with our daughter free of charge to give her an assessment and assured us afterwards that she could get my daughter up to an A. It was a big decision for us as my daughter has to retake three math modules from last year as well as this year’s modules. Francesca has completely transformed Emma and has done more than just get her up to an A within three months. My daughter got an A* in both her recent tests and is unbelievably now top of her class. Her teacher at school cannot believe the change in her within such a short space of time. My daughter has developed a real passion for maths and really looks up to Francesca. She is totally inspired by her. I cannot recommend Francesca highly enough; we are so very lucky to have her as a tutor.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My daughter has gone from a D grade to an A* grade within 3 months.

OUTSTANDING tutor, one million % recommendation

Written by Christian J
We were extremely fortunate to have had Francesca work with our son Victor. Maths was always his big weakness and the only subject capable of letting him down in his Eton entrance exams. Francesca worked with my son solidly for 8 months beforehand. Throughout the time spent, my son really grew in confidence. Francesca’s knowledge, professionalism and enthusiasm are second to none. She is a delightful girl with a great sense of humour. Victor really looked forward to lessons with her and now loves math. Astonishingly maths is now his best and favourite subject. This is solely down to Francesca. I am delighted to say that my son received a place at Eton. This would not have been possible without Francesca’s expert help. I cannot thank and recommend Francesca enough.

Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Accepted in to Eton College

Excellent Tutor

Written by Gerard M
Francesa has been assisting our daughter over the last year with maths. We have found her to be very well organised and professional. More importantly, our daughter's knowledge of maths has increased significantly and in a recent maths test she was top of the class. I would have no hesitation in recommending Francesa to other parents.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Daughter's maths knowledge has increased significantly over last year. Her test scores in maths have increased from less than 50% to 95%. She was in bottom set for maths in a girls independent s

Phenomenal tutor! One of a kind!

Written by Emma T
Francesca taught my daughter Camilla during the last six months of her GCSEs. Camilla was in the bottom set and taking foundation maths. Within eight weeks Camilla moved up 2 sets. I even had her teacher ring me up to say she had never seen such a vast improvement in a student in such a short space of time. Francesca was really able to connect with my daughter and get the best out of her. She was extremely professional and friendly. My daughter said that it was as if Francesca turned on a switch in her brain and suddenly made everything seem so clear and logical. My daughter had two tutors in the past and neither were able to do for my daughter what Francesca has. We feel so lucky to have met her. We have such enormous respect and admiration for Francesca and cannot recommend her highly enough.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My daughter went from a D in the bottom set taking foundation maths to achieving an A* in higher maths within a period of six months.

Francesca Foster

Written by Pippa G
Lucky students who manage to land lessons with Francesca. She's the kind of tutor you hope for . My daughter wanted some tutoring to help with confidence in A level maths. Francesca delivered carefully thought out lessons with with the adaptability to target problem areas on the spot if needed. She was punctual and professional but best of all kind and fun. This is your dream tutor.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
We are all thrilled with her A level results. Tears all round with happiness.

OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Written by Mandie B
Tutors should have dedication and skills but what Francesca has is simply out of this world. Utterly professional, diligent, caring, incredibly well prepared and with an infectious enthusiasm. Francesca is totally focused on the students’ individual needs. She is incredible at making everything seem simple, regardless of how difficult. Francesca not only knows the syllabus inside out but really understands exactly where help is needed and most efficiently targeted. Her depth of knowledge and flexibility of explanations are second to none. Francesca is a very warm and friendly person and my daughter enjoyed her lessons immensely. Highly highly recommended!!!
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
My daughter was averaging a C when Francesca started with her and Francesca single-handedly helped her to not only achieve an A* in A Level maths, but an astonishing 98!

Extraordinary - a true inspiration

Written by Amy R
Francesca tutored me during my master’s degree in Mathematics. I found Francesca to be hugely professional, approachable, reliable, meticulous and extremely adept at explaining challenging concepts in a way that facilitated me to understand and work through problems with complete confidence. Francesca worked at my pace and did not rush through any problems, thus enabling me to gain the skills required to work independently. She certainly goes the 'extra mile' when tutoring with sessions often overrunning and making herself available by text, email or Skype in between sessions. Francesca is an extremely capable teacher, and I would emphatically recommend her for anyone studying any level of mathematics - her knowledge base is immense and she knows what she is teaching like the back of her hand. I cannot recommend her strongly enough - the only regret I can say I have is not meeting her during my undergraduate years. It would have made my life so much easier. I can beyond a shadow of a doubt say that Francesca is the best teacher I've ever had.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
Mathematics MSc with distinction

Exceptional and totally engaging tutor

Written by Marie W
> ' EXCEPTIONAL and TOTALLY
> ENGAGING TEACHER : Francesca
> has taught our son for his A
> level math and he succeeded
> with a A*, which was far
> beyond our expectations.
> Francesca is the most engaging
> and knowledgeable teacher we
> have ever met .She is an
> incredibly hard worker , fully
> committed to the success of
> her students , totally
> engaging - our son understood
> how valuable she was and would
> have never missed one lesson-
> , extremely thorough- she
> looks for the weaknesses and
> then makes the student work at
> it again and again until he
> masters it completely. Always
> going the extra mile she
> guides and organizes the
> revision and very quickly we
> knew our son was with the
> perfect guide. We could not
> recommend her more highly.
> Thank you so much.
>
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
A*

World-Class Mathematics Tutor

Written by Simon C
Francesca is an absolute godsend to us. She is extremely professional, meticulous and focused. Without the energy and direction of Francesca, my daughter’s AS maths grade would have been a disaster. Francesca inspired my daughter and gave her the necessary expert guidance needed to achieve an A. My daughter sees Francesca as not just a tutor, but also a mentor. The real unexpected bonus for us has been our daughter’s interest in the subject and consequent engagement. I am a university lecturer myself, so know exactly what I am looking for in terms of the teaching gift - and Francesca certainly has this gift. Being extremely knowledgeable does not always mean being able to teach. Not only is Francesca of superior intelligence, but she is really able to relate to my daughter. The benefits have been manifold and I could not recommend Francesca highly enough for either an academic or struggling student. We feel very privileged to have our daughter tutored by Francesca.
Subject:
Maths
Outcome:
A - AS maths

Written by Amanda G
Subject:
Advanced Maths (A-Level)

Written by Alex P
Subject:
Advanced Maths (A-Level)
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Education and Qualifications

University

University College London
Mathematics
1st Class Honours

School

ACS International Cobham
IB
  • Maths
    7
  • English
    7
  • Physics
    7
  • German
    7
  • Further Maths
    7
  • Chemistry
    7

Prizes and Scholarships

AP Scholar of the Year Award
Overall Academic Excellence Award

Other Qualifications

I used to play tennis professionally and represented my country numerous times. I was ranked top 15 for 16 & under and top 10 for 18 & under in Great Britain. After my tennis career I went on to study Mathematics at University College London which is one of the top universities in the world. I also enjoy playing the piano and achieved grade 8 distinction.

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