Eton-educated tutor specialising in entrance exams
I am an Eton-educated graduate of Trinity College Dublin working as a private tutor and musician in London. I have built up a huge amount of experience tutoring and mentoring children from ages 6-13 and have chosen to specialise particularly in 11+ entrance tests, pre-tests and interviews. I have had great success in helping students gain admission to the top London independent & grammar schools, such as Highgate, City of London and Latymer, as well as the preparing and gaining admission the country's top schools such as Eton and St.Paul's.
I specialise particularly in all aspects of English tuition - from creative writing and comprehension to the particular techniques required for the ISEB pre-test - Maths and Verbal Reasoning. My approach, while based on academic excellence, is first and foremost to enable the student to ENJOY the subjects! So often, under the weight of these exams, kids lose sight of what there is to enjoy in the subject. I seek to engage with students and energise them to think for themselves - there is no doubt that this is the way to building confidence and performance in English and Maths that helps my students attain their goals. I have an experienced and well rounded approach that means the student enjoys the work, even as we focus on the specific skills required of the examiner.
My experience also means that, in terms of the particular schools or path the student wishes to pursue, I can tailor lessons to focus more on certain areas as required. While I'm sure we all wish there wasn't such a focus on exams, we do need to be aware that the admissions for eg Highgate differ greatly from those of Haberdashers. Or that the papers for the North London Collegiate School differ from those of the North London Independent Schools Consortium, and so on.
All these schools do, however, require excellence, clarity and confidence - I can help.