Adam completed his Certificate In Education at Cambridge University and his postgraduate Diploma at the London School of Economics. He has nearly two decades of experience preparing children for entrance to leading London day and boarding schools at the 7+, 8+, 11+ and 13+.
Laura studied Linguistics and Phonetics at the University of Leeds. She then decided to pursue a career in teaching and earned a place on the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development Programme, a teacher-training scheme for high-achieving graduates.
Alex is an enthusiastic and dedicated primary school teacher who has worked throughout KS2 since qualifying with a first class degree and 'outstanding' teacher status in 2015. Her ability to build relationships with the students she works with sets her apart from the crowd.
Fifteen years of experience working in a variety of schools has given Arabella a secure grounding in examination skills. She is organised, energetic and self-directed and can develop a positive and authoritative rapport thereby creating trust and a good relationship in order to achieve their goals.
Originally from Canada, Amy has both a Master’s of Teaching and a degree in Theatre, finishing with a double major in Theatre and Film & Media Studies. Throughout this degree, she took education courses in Intermediate Maths, Educational Psychology, Children’s Literature and Effective Writing.
Jess has over 20 years' teaching experience in top state and independent schools, most recently at Notting Hill and Ealing High School where she has taught English for the past 4 years and led the SEN Department for one year. She has also had extensive experience of marking the 11 + Consortium English paper and of interviewing 11 + candidates.
Blake is an incredibly dedicated and passionate teacher who consistently receives the grade of ‘Outstanding’ on his lesson observations. One such observation from a previous OFSTED inspector stated that Blake delivered one of the best lessons he’d ever seen.
Bridie is a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge, with a degree in English Literature. She is a qualified secondary English teacher with four years’ experience and is confident with range of pupil needs, attitudes to learning, texts and examination boards.
Sarah is an upper primary teacher who specialises in online 11+ tuition for students in Years 4 , 5 and 6 (8- 10 year old). Her speciality is preparing students for entry into competitive secondary schools in both London day schools and boarding schools further afield in the UK.
Chrissie is an Online Maths Tutor with 10 years of experience tutoring students worldwide. She tutors ages 8 to Adult in Maths (GCSE/IGCSE/A Level and IB) and provides additional services in 11+ tuition for KS2 (English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning).
Christian has has worked at Eaton Square School, Belgravia for 13 years, as class teacher and Assistant Head, Academic. He has taught all year groups from Year Three to Year Eight, building up a comprehensive knowledge of the necessary accumulation of skills and knowledge required for success in 7+ and 11+ / 13+ Common Entrance examinations.
Josephine is one of our most experienced tutors, having taught and tutored English for the past 20 years, 14 of which were spent in the classroom.
Josephine is now a full-time, professional tutor and draws on her years' of experience - both as a teacher and examiner - to help students excel in public exams (including GCSEs and A Levels) and school entrance exams at 11 Plus and 13 Plus.
Throughout academic study, Tim has continually set himself high expectations: he achieved nine A* grades at GCSE and performed well enough in the International Baccalaureate to meet his offer to study English Literature at the University of Exeter. He fully applied himself at degree level, enjoying the diverse and challenging modules (including a year in Canada where he focused on North American literature), and he was very pleased to graduate with First-Class Honours.
David is on a mission to raise standards of numeracy and to eliminate 'maths-phobia' wherever it is found. He has always been and remains a strong student, getting 10 A and A*s at GCSE, 4 As at A level, going on to achieve a First and a prize for academic excellence from the University of Edinburgh, studying Philosophy and Economics.
Ally graduated with a First Class degree in Psychology and qualified as as an outstanding Primary 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.
After graduating from the University of Birmingham, Ed has enjoyed a successful career in teaching, working as an Advanced Skills Teacher and an A level examiner. He has an excellent track record of helping students surpass their expected grades, including up to A* level.
Emily is a full-time educator with over six years of experience. She is an English Literature graduate (BA) of the University of Aberystwyth where she especially enjoyed papers in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, female empowerment and Viking Sagas.
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.
Emma studied Bed(Hons) at Kingston University and then went on to study for a Post Grad at the University of Westminster in Broadcast Journalism where she was awarded the BBC Bursary. She believes that to be a successful teacher one has to experience different professional industries which will enhance pupils' learning.
Laura studied History at Newcastle University and went on to complete the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development programme in 2015, successfully achieving 'outstanding' in her PGCE from UCL Institute of Education. Laura has taught for a number of years within numerous in London, where she demonstrated commitment in dedication to supporting children's academic development.
Phil trained as a primary school teacher through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme for high achieving graduates, and gained his PGCE through the prestigious UCL Institute of Education.
Phil is passionate about making an impact on pupils’ academic progress.
Aidan graduated with a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford. Having been lucky enough to be taught by several motivating and inspiring teachers when he was at school, Aidan wanted the chance to pass on the passion for learning that his teachers had brought out in him as a student and joined the Teach First programme to train as a maths teacher.
Victoria has six years’ experience at tutoring pupils in French, Spanish and English, and has most recently tutored children in preparation for success at the 10+, 11+ and at GCSE level. She graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2011 and qualified as a teacher through the prestigious Teach First programme.
Jay is a qualified Solicitor that re-trained to become a Teacher. He is now Head of Maths at a London prep school and has over 10 years experience of successfully helping students to secure top grades at 11+, pre-test, Common Entrance and Scholarship.
Jennie studied at Cambridge University where she obtained her Post Graduate Certificate in Education in 2013. Since then she has taught in several 'Outstanding' rated primary schools across London, including Year 6 classes which she has successfully prepared for the Key Stage 1 and 2 SATs exams.
Jennifer is an experienced Primary practitioner with a student centred approach to tuition which involves creating curiosity for the subject as well as building pupils' confidence in order to achieve success. Jennifer believes in discussing progress with the student at regular intervals to identify misconceptions and next steps and thereby allowing students to take charge of their own learning.
Having taught Spanish and French for two years at a secondary school in South London, Imogen was promoted to Acting Head of Spanish upon completion of her NQT year. During this time she identified the need for and led successful interventions supporting high ability students as well as those with special educational needs to achieve the best possible grades.
With a First Class degree from Oxford, Julia guides students in their most formative years towards a commitment to academic excellence. Working as a full-time professional tutor, she has extensive experience in teaching and tutoring French, Spanish and English entrance exams.
With an innate aptitude for working with children, especially nurturing their intrinsic capacities, Kate couples her awareness of pedagogical methods and knowledge of how best to scaffold development with a child-centred approach tailored to each individual. Recognising the multiple forms of intelligence, she is adaptive and creative but sets high expectations, aiming to inspire, motivate and challenge all of the children that she works with.
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.
Francesca studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and went on to train with the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development program. Having gained a PGCE from the Institute of Education with ‘outstanding’ status, she taught for a number of years at an academy in North London before going on to study a masters in Psychology.
Phil studied Environmental Science at the University of Southampton before going on to do his PGCE at the University of Birmingham. He began his teaching career in 2002 and has now amassed 14 years teaching experience, teaching in some of the top schools (in both the private and state sectors and also internationally).
Leo studied English Literature at the University of London, gaining an honours degree followed by a master's degree in Modern Literatures. He has 25 years of experience as a secondary school classroom teacher and Headteacher, achieving the National Professional Qualification in Headship before leading an outstanding school and implementing measures to bring rapid improvement to schools in difficulties, thereby helping thousands of students to make outstanding progress.
Lizzie firmly believes that teaching is one of the most rewarding careers there is, and that primary school is the foundation for children to reach their full potential. Lizzie's interest in the world of education was the reason she read, and greatly enjoyed, Education Studies at Cambridge University.
Baxter has recently taught maths at The Crest Academy in Brent for four years and has enjoyed being part of the development and positive change within his school. He completed the Teach First Leadership Development programme having graduated with a 2:1 in Physics and Philosophy in 2013; and has worked his way through leadership positions at the school.
Claire graduated from Imperial College in 2011 with an Engineering degree and is currently in her eighth year of teaching, exam marking and tutoring mathematics. Her experience as a teacher, examiner and a tutor over the last eight years has given Claire many of the skills necessary to successfully tutor students of all ages.
A graduate of Cambridge University, Isabel has been a full-time professional tutor since 2016. She has taught pupils of all abilities with a diverse range of educational needs, inspiring them to fulfil their potential and to achieve excellent results at 11+, 13+, GCSE, A-Level and IB.
Lulu has been working in education for over 15 years, in various capacities, with families and children. She has recently left the classroom to focus on becoming a full-time, professional tutor, specialising in school entrance preparation.
Nazli´s tutoring career began in 2010 after completing her undergraduate degree in Mathematics at the University of Nottingham. Tutoring one-to-one ignited her passion for teaching and so she decided to qualify as a teacher after her first Master's.
Maria read Spanish at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2015, and then joined the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development Programme. She gained an ‘Outstanding’ PGCE from the UCL Institute of Education and has taught for a number of years in a diverse North London Academy, specialising in Early Years and Key Stage One.
Alanya is an experienced tutor and classroom teacher and works as a teacher educator, tutoring trainee teachers and their mentors across London. Alanya has a breadth of private tuition experience, having worked with pupils for entrance at 7,8, 9 and 11 plus, as well grammar school entrance and general booster tuition.
Simon is a graduate of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge and completed his Master's degree at Royal Holloway, University of London. After a period as a researcher and university lecturer, he decided to switch careers into school teaching, qualifying through the Graduate Teacher Programme in 2003.
Pamela is an experienced teacher and has taught in leading independent and state schools such as Kendrick School and Reading School. She has tutored privately for twenty years and has successfully prepared students for the English components of the Common Entrance at 11+ and 13+ and has a strong track record in helping students achieve their goals for GCSE and A-Level English Literature and Language exams.
Leah currently teaches at a large and inclusive primary school in Tower Hamlets, where her practice has been graded as ‘Outstanding’. She believes that, with the appropriate support, every young person is capable of making good progress at the right level for them.
Sobia is a highly experienced tutor in English and Sciences as well as private school entrance exams. She has been teaching and tutoring for fifteen plus years, and is very skilled at preparing students for Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning at 11+ and 13+.
Gaining a Masters accredited teaching PGCE at the University of Oxford has ensured Rachel has a solid grasp of the most effective pedagogic techniques. She obtained her PGCE shortly after gaining a First Class Science degree at a top Russell Group University and her most recent teaching post was as Head of Science and Head of Gifted and Talented at Wetherby Prep School.
Rubena gained a first class honours degree in Early childhood Studies and later went on to achieve an 'outstanding' Post Graduate Certificate in Education at the UCL Institute of Education. She now has over 7 years experience teaching at an outstanding school in East London and over 5 years tutoring experience.
Rebecca is a qualified maths teacher with 15 years' experience working with students in small groups, in 1:1 settings as well as large classrooms. She loves teaching and is passionate about working with individuals to understand their strengths and help students be successful.
For her undergraduate degree, Renee studied at the University of California, Davis, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in English as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She was a University of California, Davis Regent's Scholar and was the recipient of a Department Citation in English.
Alessio loves studying! He currently holds three Masters (one in Engineering, one in Computing and one in Psychotherapy), and works as a private Maths teacher for students who are home-schooled by Local Authorities or need tuition in addition to school classes, while running a private psychotherapy practice. He regularly works as an examiner for Edexcel and he works for Harrow School Enterprises to offer revision course for A Level, GCSE and IGCSE Mathematics.
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.
English Literature has the power to transport you into a world of ideas and English Language gives you the power to transport others into yours. Sophie is passionate about enabling students to find this power within themselves.
Raj studied for degrees in Mathematics at Keele University (BA Hons) and Oxford University (MSc) and has over 35 years teaching experience in Private Schools, Grammar Schools and Colleges.
He is also an Associate Lecturer for The Open University.
Though Sarah is well aware that many people do not share her innate love of Mathematics, she is convinced that anyone can enjoy studying it. She prides herself on making lessons accessible, personable and tailored to the needs of the learner and has a proven track record of enabling pupils to achieve their highest potential.
Josie qualified as a teacher through the prestigious Teach First training programme gaining an ‘Outstanding’ professional practice grade in her PGCE awarded by the UCL Institute of Education. She has taught for over five years in a large and diverse school in Tower Hamlets, holding the position of English Subject Leader.
Tom studied Physics at Imperial College, graduating in 2003 and going on to work as a Project Manager at Defra. In 2006 he took a job tutoring in order to better utilise the knowledge gained from his degree, and quickly found that he was enjoying this far more than his day job.
Following her graduation from Cambridge University where Ria specialised in English Literature with Education, she went on to teach in a variety of primary schools, mostly independent preparatory schools. She also became Head of Year at a number of these schools and took part in a Teacher's International Professional Development exchange visit where she was given the opportunity to teach in China.
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Ashdown House Preparatory School has an admissions point at 4 Plus. This means that they assess students hoping to enter the school in Reception. We do not provide tuition for children of this age, but for some guidance on how to prepare a child for the 4 plus without a tutor, please see this blog post.
Ashdown House Preparatory School has an admissions point at 7 Plus. This means that they assess students hoping to enter the school in Year 3 and offer places based on the results of this assessment.
We have a number of qualified tutors with experience of preparing students for the 7 Plus. In this section, you can find a list of tutors who have helped prepare students for this particular school, advice on the entrance exam and some useful practice papers.
Ashdown House Preparatory School has an admissions point at 11 Plus. This means that they assess students hoping to enter the school in Year 7 and offer places based on the results of this assessment.
We have a number of qualified tutors with experience of preparing students for the 11 Plus. In this section, you can find a list of tutors who have helped prepare students for this particular school, advice on the entrance exam and some useful practice papers.