Abigail is great with our daughter, making the lessons engaging and helping her to understand the methods behind the answer rather than rote learning. She is able to help explain things in different ways if our daughter isn't initially able to grasp the concept.
Parent of 11 Plus student (City Girls)
Abigail has been a private tutor since 2016, during which time she has tutored students for the 11 plus (in Maths, English, VR and NVR) at the following schools: Highgate, Henrietta Barnett, Westminster, City of London (Girls), City of London, The Latymer School, St Paul's School, St Paul's Girls, St Albans High School For Girls, Guilford High, Putney High, Wimbledon High, Allyens, Mill Hill, UCS, London Consortium (including, Channing, Francis Holland, South Hampstead, Godolphin and Latymer), Merchant Taylors, Haberdashers Aske (Boys and Girls) LEH.
Abigail did her teacher training in 2015 from Goldsmiths, London. Abigail graduated ‘Outstanding’ and has kept this grade throughout her career. She has taught Years 3, 5 and 6 in the public sector, and 5, 6 and 7 in the private sector. Whilst in these roles, she established and taught a Gifted and Talented English programme for students who were applying to Grammar school, as well as extra 11 plus lessons in Maths, English, NVR and VR for those students applying to Westminster, St Paul’s and Latymer. Abigail has a Masters in Education, which she passed with distinction, and is currently working towards her PhD (also in Education). She will be presenting her emerging findings at the annual British Sociological Association conference in April 2022.
As well as her 11 plus tutoring, Abigail also runs weekend and holiday creative writing, essay writing and bookclubs for students in Year 5, 6 and 7. These camps help enrich the curriculum and prepare students for more advance studies in KS3. She also has experience tutoring and supporting students with dyslexia and dyscalculia.
School entrance experience
Abigail has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
In the last 7 years, I have helped students gain places at: 2 Henrietta Barnett, 4 for Highgate, 3 for Westminster School, 3 for St Paul’s and 2 for St Paul’s (Girls), 2 Latymer Upper School, 2 St Albans High School, 4 City of London, 1 City of London (Girls), 2 South Hampstead High School, 4 Channing, 3 Francis Holland, 2 Godolphin and Latymer, 1 Wetherby School, 1 Forest School, 4 UCS, 2 Mill Hill, 1 Merchant Taylors, 2 Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, 1 Queenswood School, 2 LEH, 2 Putney High, 1 Wimbledon High, 2 Surbiton High, 2 Emanuel, 1 KCS Wimbledon, 1 Dulwich College, 2 Alleyn's
Abigail qualified to teach Primary education in 2015, and holds a PGCE (Primary) from Goldsmiths, University of London.