Louis J - tutor

Louis J
Tutor in Charlton, South East London


£55.00 / hour

Experienced and friendly; Westminster/Cambridge-educated

Hello! I've worked for around 300 clients over six years of tuition - predominantly agency work, but I've also had a number of word-of-mouth clients to whom I've been recommended. I've helped students get into Eton, Westminster (where I attended as a Queen's Scholar), Harrow, Sevenoaks, Winchester, Wellington and many other private schools - both via Common Entrance and Scholarship exams - and I've helped children from both state and private education attain As and A*s at GCSE where previously they were predicted Bs and Cs. I've been on numerous overseas assignments - holiday work in Italy or France, winter's break in Russia etc - and I've taught afternoon classes at various preparatory schools. I have a record of client loyalty - there's one family I've been with for all six years - and I have accrued an enormous bank of teaching materials and past papers in all 11+ and 13+ (and also younger) subjects. My style is friendly and somewhat informal but I am always fiercely determined that my students exceed expectations! I also enjoy seeing them flourish as well-rounded, interesting people. My existing tuition schedule takes me all around London and I am happy to travel, but I have also logged hundreds if not thousands of hours of online tuition, and am extremely comfortable adapting to whatever format suits a family best. I also devise and run courses with GIFT, an organisation for gifted and talented children whose operations usually take place in residential study centres. I believe that while often there's nothing better than looking at past papers, creative approaches to education are often very fruitful, and I have no problem devising unusual or demanding tasks to push a child in the right direction.

I live in Charlton and can often be found birdwatching, playing sports or writing. I self-published a novel early in 2017 and am currently working on another one.

Reviews and References

There are 3 reviews or references for Louis.

Written by Kashmir G

Simply the best!

Louis helped our older son enter Westminster; and now helping our younger son with his 13+. Louis is simply the best. The kids really relate to his manner and style of teaching; and look up to him.
They really enjoyed their lessons as he makes it fun to learn. He is also extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Westminster School Admissions
Elder son did extremely well in the scholarship exam for Westminster. Younger one already has a place at his school of choice.
Written by Olga J

Absolutely spectacular tutor with us for 8 years

Louis has been tutoring both my children in all subjects for exams from 11+ through to GCSE - including 13+ and common entrance. My son managed to get into 9 wonderful schools, and my daughter also achieved all her best choices.
Louis is wonderfully versatile, reliable and engaging. My son had health difficulties during his GCSEs, but with Louis' help and support, these difficulties did not hinder him at all and he excelled in his exams. He is now continuing with his A-levels, achieving top grades in the school already thanks to Louis' tutoring.
Louis is always happy to help, even when I am unable to give him advance notice - he couldn't be more accommodating. I feel incredibly lucky and grateful to have found Louis all those years ago, he has been so valuable to our family.
Mostly A*'s in GCSEs, always top grades
Written by Deborah H

Tutor for entrance exams

Louis is approachable, pleasant, organised and flexible. Most importantly he has a great deal of experience in getting children through entrance exams in a no stress way. He knows exactly what is required and how to get there. Our daughter had a very short time (only 3 months) to prepare for exams in another language to the one she was schooled in (we live in Brussels) and Louis found time for lessons as needed to get her through the syllabus. We are now using him for our second daughter and have recommended him to a friend.
Sevenoaks School Admissions
Our daughter was offered a place as part of the first tranche of offers - other students are ranked and offered places as they become available (four applicants competing for each place)

Education and Qualifications

Louis's education and qualifications are listed below.


University of Cambridge
English BA
City University London
Science Journalism MA


Westminster School
A Levels
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  • - English
  • - Maths
  • - Latin
  • - Greek (Ancient)

Prizes and Scholarships

Queen's Scholar, Westminster School
Quarter scholarship, City University London


Subjects taught by Louis are listed below.


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