Joshua has worked extensively as a private tutor both in the UK and abroad, most recently in Italy and Saudi Arabia. Through this work he has developed a style of tutoring in which the student is challenged (through careful questioning) to make their own discoveries and take a high degree of ownership for their learning.
As a dedicated tutor working primarily with children aged 5-13, Richard offers bespoke lessons in key primary subjects, including Maths, English, French, Spanish and Latin.
Richard teaches full-time at a private school in South East London, where many of his pupils are preparing for 11+ exams for entry to London schools including Dulwich College, JAGS, Colfe's and Eltham College.
Ally has nine years worth of experience in education since qualifying as as an outstanding teacher through the prestigious Teach First programme (a fast-track teacher training scheme for high-achieving graduates). Ally obtained the highest-possible ratings for her teaching from Ofsted due to the exceptional progress her pupils made.
Emma studied Ancient History and History BA at the University of Leicester graduating with a 2:1 in 2012. Following this, she went straight on to study a Primary PGCE with English specialism at the University of Exeter graduating in 2013.
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"This is our first experience of hiring a tutor. To give some context to fellow parents, we are an overseas family relocating to London from an International School setting. The process can be incredibly daunting and stressful - especially since the London school scene is oversubscribed and highly competitive.
I selected Holly based on her stellar credentials and lovely, warm manner during a preliminary phone interview. Thereafter, I immediately knew that she was the right fit for both my daughter and me.
She quickly identified the gaps in my daughter’s understanding of Maths, communicated them to me and set the expectations for the 8+ exam. My daughter went from thinking that she was struggling with Maths to looking forward to seeing Holly every week. Holly taught Maths in a warm, non-dogmatic and meaningful way.
I loved eavesdropping on their lessons and fully understood the methods that Holly used. Holly took the trepidation out of getting the answer wrong and showed such patience, sincerity and warmth towards my daughter. My daughter went on to pass all 3 of her 8+ exams, 2 of which were highly academic and prestigious Central London prep schools.
I cannot commend Holly highly enough! Holly also tutors in English, and reasoning papers. A bonus and true all-rounder!"