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Claire
Enthusiastic and Empathetic Tutor
£50/per hour
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400+Lessons completed
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8 years experience
Degree educated
As a tutor, I believe in working on a personalised course of study working through use of past exam papers and interview questions, teaching students to answer the questions well and grow in confidence. As such, I have successfully coached children through 7+, 11+ and 13+ examinations including up to scholarship level. My past students have gained entry to the Royal Grammar School Guildford, Eton College, St James School Ashford, Halliford School, Shepperton, St Catherine’s School, Bramley and St George’s College, Weybridge. I am now a specialist one to one tutor working with students in preparation for Independent School Entrance examinations at 7+, 11+,13+ along with the 11+ Examinations for Grammar Schools. For the 7+, I have prepared students for both the Mathematics and English examinations. At 11 + I have prepared children for the Mathematics, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning tests. At 13 + Common Entrance I help students to prepare for the English Writing and Reading Comprehension Examinations. I have also supported children across the Primary Curriculum, developing their understanding and skill set in order to boost their confidence and prepare them for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 SATS in Mathematics and English at the end of Primary School. I am an empathetic and enthusiastic tutor who always strives to help my tutees become the best that they can be!
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Max
Friendly English Lit and Lang tutor
£40/per hour
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400+Lessons completed
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8 years experience
Degree educated
Hello, My name is Max and I’ve been a teacher for the last 7 years. I specialise in exam entry, writing workshops and improving performance for the 11+, GCSE and A Levels for Language and Literature. I have a warm and compassionate approach, dedicated to each student’s development and academic access. I am proud to say I’ve helped students gain entry to St Paul’s, St Olave’s, Westminister, Dartmouth Grammar, Blackheath High, Henrietta Barnett, South Hampstead High and many others across London; sometimes helping them to win scholarships. I’ve helped GCSE and A Level students improve their grades from levels 6 to 8 and 9, working within the curriculum, homeschool students and students with learning difficulties. I am also an award winning writer (stage and screen) and know, as well as the joy of writing, the importance of academic discipline and articulacy, especially when in preparing for exams and applications. I studied scriptwriting at Central Saint Martins (BA) and playwriting (MA) at Goldsmiths University. That said, I do love to try and help each student find some pleasure in what they’re doing, with a patient and empathetic approach. I also run play and screenwriting workshops for kids and young adults and have worked the Yard Theatre, the Southwark Playhouse, The Gate Theatre, Flux Theatre, Theatre Workout, Actor’s Centre, Eaton House the Manor, Sydenham High, Alexandra Juniors and many other schools and institutions across the country. I have a real belief in the power of learning and the impact it can make on young people’s lives. I do hope I can help with your child’s studies. Scriptwriter Bio I've been a recipient of the Paris Royal Script Award, Screen to Screen Award, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, a finalist for the Papatango Prize, Samuel French's Off Off-Broadway Award, Theatre Uncut's Prize for Political Writing and recently, the Nick Darke Award. I've also collaborated with the Wooster Group in NYC, The English Theatre Berlin and the British Museum as a dramaturg. I've had plays produced at Theatre 503, King’s Head Theatre, the Arcola, Paines Plough and many others across London. Testimonials I have two daughters, Grace and Alice, and Max, over two years was instrumental in getting them both into the top sets of English and gaining entry to Henrietta Barnett school. I would definitely recommend. Ann Marie, mother of Alice and Grace. Max helped my son, Chindera, get into Eltham College with high marks for his 11+. Pero, mother of Chindera. My daughter, Ann-Maria, has severe autism and struggled with her comprehension and creative writing. Max worked patiently with her and had an excellent relationship, helping her to really blossom. Natalie Campo, mother of Ann-Maria. He is also very professional and communicates progress regularly. Ayodeji Ojo, mother of Faith. Gayatri, although very bright, found her GCSE exams torturous. Max helped her to learn exam techniques which really helped to break everything down. Mina. My son George worked with Max in a homeschool capacity and, although English was far from his favourite subject, Max was the best tutor he ever worked with, improving from a level 4 to a 7 over a year. Sharron Delaney Zayed and Mohammed were helped by Max to improve their Engish language for GCSE. He helped imrpove their scores hugely. Clementine, nanny. Keira moved here from Australia and hated the academic system of her school so was tutored privately. Max helped her find pleasure again in reading while successfully helping her through her academic year as a homeschooled student. Keira’s mum. Max was an excellent employee – hard working, focused, responsive and a pleasure to work with. He had brilliant rapport with the students, and was able to deliver, clear, concise instructions, and work with students of all abilities to guide them through the project. I would definitely recommend him. David Workman, head of Youth Coordination, Southwark Playhouse Max has been working as a tutor and workshop leader for us for a year now and he is one of our most popular tutors. Louise Pearce/ Runs Inkhead Tutoring Agency
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Alisha
Passionate Maths and Science GCSE tutor
£20/per hour
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200+Lessons completed
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4 years experience
Degree educated
Hi! I am a medical student at the University of Nottingham with 4 years of tutoring experience. I am experienced in providing an engaging, interactive and highly educational experience. Being an enthusiastic tutor with an approachable nature who genuinely loves teaching and observing students’ progress first hand, I regularly see students develop confidence and their love for learning. I am familiar with the new specifications for GCSE maths and sciences, having sat the new specification exams myself and know that they are much more rigorous with a lot of new content. I achieved grade 9s in maths and all three sciences and wish to share my knowledge with students in order to aid their progress. Throughout the years I continuously monitored my past students’ learning and progress to identify those who were not achieving their targets and developed strategies such as regularly checking up on those who had not performed well. I do mini tests regularly to ensure I can highlight strengths and weaknesses in specific topics and adapt my lessons to cater towards these weaknesses. I believe confidence is key to your learning and we often learn best when comfortable with having a go and not being afraid to make mistakes, which I ensure my students are comfortable with doing so. Additionally, I have tutored for other online platforms in the past so have experience of both online and in-person teaching. I have an abundant supply of teaching materials for GCSE Mathematics and Sciences for all exam boards, including numerous exam questions, which I regularly use in my lessons. I have learnt numerous strategies of teaching which I make specific to each student's learning style in order to maximise their learning. What I lack in degree qualifications, being relatively young myself, I certainly make up for in possessing the right qualities to achieve the maximum potential of the student. Being determined, patient and possessing an excellent work ethic are the strengths that have helped me through challenging moments throughout my exams and university. I am capable, clear and concise in delivering lessons, proven by great results with students in the past 4 years.
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Bushra
Dedicated, Joyous, and Passionate Tutor
£30/per hour
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350+Lessons completed
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7 years experience
Degree educated
Hello Enthusiast Learners! I know Mathematics can be intimidating, but not anymore! Let us work as a team and achieve your learning goals. About Myself: 1) My name is Bushra and I have recently completed my Bachelor's in Business Administration majoring in Finance from the Institute of Business Management with a 3.74 CGPA. 2) Since then I have been teaching Mathematics and Business at different schools and on different platforms to local and international students. 3) My interest lies in learning new things each day, traveling, reading, mentoring, and teaching students Mathematics and Business related subjects. My expertise lies in teaching: 1) GCSE/IGCSE/O Level Mathematics 2) GCSE/IGCSE/O Level/IB Business Studies 3) GCSE/IGCSE/O levels Economics 4) GCSE/IGCSE/O levels Accounting 5) Finance 6)Marketing
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Eleanor
English, Philosophy & Writing Tutor
£60/per hour
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250+Lessons completed
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5 years experience
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I’m an experienced teacher and creative writing tutor with a first class degree in Philosophy and Modern Languages from University College London, including one year of study at Université de Paris-Sorbonne. I have five years of teaching experience with individuals, school groups, arts organisations and community groups. I’ve taught English Literature and creative writing with a wide range of organisations, including The Barbican Centre, The Poetry School and The Midnight Run. My specialities are English Literature, English Language and Philosophy. My students have ranged from 11 to 80 years of age, and I have substantial experience working with students for whom English is not their first language. My lessons use creative, engaging techniques tailored to the needs and goals of each student, to help them unlock their true potential. I combine a passion for the subjects with a rigorous focus on exam strategy and study techniques. My goal is to improve grades, and give students both the tools and the drive for long term success. I’m dedicated to fostering a safe, enjoyable learning environment, where we work to identify areas for improvement and map out strategies to maximise . I believe an approach grounded in kindness, patience, and fun is key to helping students with areas of difficulty, reluctance or stress. Overall, I am focused on helping students believe in their own potential and giving them the support they need to meet it. As a recipient of both an academic scholarship and an arts scholarship to my secondary school, I know how life-changing exam success can be. I’m committed to helping students secure those transformative opportunities. I’m also a prize-winning writer, poet and author, with multiple national awards for creative writing. Those include a London Writers Award 2021, the Poetry London Prize 2020 and the Verve Poetry Festival Prize 2020. I’m represented by Harriet Moore of David Higham Literary Agency. This work has redoubled my passion for teaching literature, and I have honed my skills through my years of freelance teaching. I offer high-quality, individually-tailored creative writing lessons. These can optionally be combined with qualification-focused teaching to engage students with English Literature and English Language, and help give them a practical understanding of the nuts and bolts of writing that they can then apply to their school work.
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Jay Rowena
15 years experienced Primary Teacher.
£30/per hour
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800+Lessons completed
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16 years experience
Degree educated
Highly educated, patient, well read and experienced teacher and animal lover. I live on a farm in Italy, and love my life here! I'm looking forward to helping your child their goals! Enjoyable and interactive lessons every time. Please contact me with any and all questions about curriculums. Celta. Tesol. Montessori training and British National Curriculum schedules.Recently rated Excellent and Outstanding in Ofsted Homeschooling Inspection. I teach Key Stage 1 and 2 (Year 1 -6 Primary School) English, Maths, Music, Art and Science at a private school, I'm fun, creative, artistic and memorable. I have a PGCE and am TESOL, CELTA and Trinity qualified and have taught ESL to learners from 7 years old to 65! If you are an adult looking to improve your medical, conversational or business English, I'm the one for you! Available as a homeschool teacher, school starts at 10am! :) If your child needs a boost in confidence, to be taught in a different way so they truly understand. To have coaching for 7+-13+ entrance exams, boarding school exams, independent school entrance exams, I am the one you're looking for.
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Emily
Engaging and experienced tutor
£40/per hour
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450+Lessons completed
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9 years experience
Degree educated
I graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Classics before going on to become a fully-qualified teacher. I worked in the private school sector for nine years before focussing my career on providing high-quality online tuition. I tutor Classical Civilisation, Latin and Ancient History from KS2 all the way to Undergraduate level and I really enjoy bringing this wonderfully diverse and interesting subject to life for my students. I also have experience in tutoring pupils for 11 and 13+ entrance examinations in English and Verbal Reasoning which I find immensely rewarding. I have mentored students as a supervisor for EPQ projects, with a particular focus on written assignments. Helping learners to develop the quality, sophistication and originality of their written work is something that I love to do. Whilst I worked in a school, I was responsible for helping students to prepare their personal statements for UCAS applications, so I have a wealth of experience in that area. I have worked on applications for a wide variety of subjects, including Economics, Medicine, Psychology, History, and many others. I have an excellent track record in helping my students to achieve offers from their first-choice university. As an Oxford graduate myself, I am well-placed to advise applicants on what to expect from the application and interview process. As a tutor, I aim to create thoughtful, innovative and exciting lessons, which support my students as individuals. I am very motivated, hardworking and dependable, and I get a real sense of purpose from helping my students to achieve the best possible grades.
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Tim
Engaging and helpful Tutor.
£30/per hour
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250+Lessons completed
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5 years experience
Degree educated
So you're stressed and agonising over that essay you can't write, or that text you can't get your head around? And you have an exam on the way! Maybe you've taken the exam already and didn't quite get the results you wanted. It can be daunting to say the least. But that's where I can help you. While still at school, I tutored some of the younger students and saw real progress and their grades, skills and self-esteem. It's a process I've been developing ever since. After graduating as an actor from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a 1st, I spent 5 years working extensively in all levels of the education system, from School Students all the way up to Consultant Doctors. The one thing all of the people I mentor or tutor say again and again is "I never saw it like that" and that's crucial to what I offer. My focus has always been on taking seemingly abstract, complex and confusing material and making it accessible using my unusual slant on things. And I can use this to help you overcome the obstacles in your way. I teach seminars regularly with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust using a text to explore essay technique, thematic ideas and language. I regularly coach students and professionals to develop communication, problem solving and leadership. All while building their confidence with a given skill. My approach is tailored to the individual, and is therefore flexible to suit their needs. But central to it are the following criteria: - Building core competencies relative to the subject: Essay writing, objective analytics, attention to details and how to expand on them. - Identifying obstacles specific to the student. Using coaching techniques, tasks and conversation to help them overcome it. - Exploring alternative view points and helping to develop a wider understanding of the material in context. - Building confidence and competency in bringing knowledge and skills to the subject in question. - Basic exam technique, focus and stress-relief to help think analytically under pressure. - Public speaking, presentation skills and ownership of the text if required for a public speaking role. Outside of the tutoring world my hobbies ( as you might have guessed) include theatre. But I've also developed a bizarre love of gardening, and no I've moved to a big city, I'm really looking forward to the challenge of growing vegetables on my window sill!
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Nikitah
Enthusiastic and dedicated tutor
£30/per hour
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150+Lessons completed
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3 years experience
Degree educated
Hi, my name is Nikitah. I am currently studying Medicine at Newcastle University. I have also completed a BSc degree in Biomedical Sciences from Durham University. I have 3 years Maths tutoring experience. I am also currently working at 2 learning centres, teaching English, Maths and Science up to GCSE Level. In addition, I hold 6 A*'s and 8 A's at GCSE (I achieved the highest GCSE grades in my year), and also 3 A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths at A-Level, A* in Extended Project and A in AS-Level History. I am very dedicated and committed. I will create specific programmes for each student and also set regular homework for them to complete between sessions.
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Harriet
Happy to help with your learning!
£40/per hour
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50+Lessons completed
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1 years experience
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I'm a student at Durham University studying English Literature. I received Grade 9s for both Language and Literature at GCSE Level at Woodlands Community College, and I received A*s for both Language and Literature separately in my A-Levels at Barton Peveril College. I'm a first time tutor, but I am quick at learning, and have all the skill sets available to make a good go of things. I will dedicate my time to you and help you as best as I can. I want to help students build their confidence in regards to English, and support them to achieve their goals, whether it be passing exams or becoming more advanced in the subject. I'm hands on, understanding, and will stand by you through the learning process happily until you feel you are ready to take on exams or branch out in your knowledge. I am more than happy to help with both GCSE and A-Level students. I can create resources that are accessible and helpful to you, as well as create practice questions/take past paper questions and mark the responses accordingly to build up confidence in an exam environment. I will adapt my methods to suit the student as best as possible so they get the best results available.
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Gina
Experienced and fun teacher/tutor
£40/per hour
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400+Lessons completed
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8 years experience
Degree educated
I am a qualified teacher with 8 years experience. Helping children learn, grow and progress is a passion of mine. Making learning fun and immersive for children is important. I have worked with children with various needs and differentiation is key, as all children learn differently. I have taught years 3, 4 & 5. I can help with all subjects but my particular focus is on English (reading, grammar, writing) and Mathematics. I use various methods, stimuli and concrete resources to enhance understanding. My approach is calm, caring and compassionate. I believe that trust is the foundation of a healthy teacher-student relationship.
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Annie
OFSTED rated outstanding!
£40/per hour
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950+Lessons completed
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19 years experience
Degree educated
I am a current teacher and I have been teaching for eleven years. I first started tutoring at the age of sixteen, when I was recruited by the company that supported me with tutoring. Therefore I have nineteen years of tutoring experience! No student I have ever taught has been the same, therefore I place priority on individually tailored lessons. Most students come to me with a weakness or lack of confidence in the subject they need support with and I throughly enjoy seeing them sail through exams because they have been shown the appropriate technique and exactly how to hit those top marks. It's been so enjoyable having students and parents message me straight after exams in regards to how confident they felt. As a tutor I regularly check in with parents/guardians with monthly reports and examples of work so you can see the progress for yourselves. However, the support doesn't stop once students have sat their exams. I offer free UCAS and personal statement support to previous tutees to support them in their ongoing learning journey.
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Whether your child is studying for the 11+ or the 13+, they might need some extra support with their Common Entrance exam preparation. With Tutor House, you can find top English tutors with years of experience support Common Entrance students.

What does a Common Entrance tutor do?

A Common Entrance English tutor will work with your child on comprehension and verbal reasoning skills. They will build their confidence in approaching the English elements of the 11+ or 13+.

Is tutoring worth it?

The Common Entrance is one of the first times children are assessed in a formal academic exam and it's important that they are fully prepared. Tutoring is worth it for Common Entrance - previous students have achieved top marks and secured places at top secondary schools.

Looking for a Common Entrance tutor?

At Tutor House, we know that preparing for the Common Entrance exams can be a daunting time for young students and their families. It's one of the first times children will undergo a rigorous academic assessment and it's important for getting into their top choice of school.  

 

Enlisting the help of an English Language tutor helps children get ready for their Common Entrance exams and feel confident . Working with a top tutor makes students feel confident in their comprehension and written skills, and fully ready for their English examination. 

 

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Marcus B

English

Marcus is very professional in his approach. So far my daughter has had about 3-4 sessions with Marcus and we have already seen a big improvement in her writing skills. He is patient, engaging and always arrives with a prepared lesson plan.

Milena

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Leon A

English

We love Leon, he is very kind and has worked absolute wonders for my son’s confidence. I would 100% recommend this tutor.

Mariela