11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
Other School Entrance (9+, 10+ English, 10+ Maths, 10+ Verbal Reasoning, 10+ Non-Verbal Reasoning, 12+ English, 12+ Verbal Reasoning, 12+ Non-Verbal Reasoning and 14+)
English (General, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR and Undergraduate)
Leo has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
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.
His tutoring experience has allowed him to develop real expertise in helping students excel in the 11+ and Common Entrance tests, overcoming learning blocks and making rapid gains in learning. He focuses on English, Maths, verbal and non-verbal reasoning at this level, and has vast experience in supporting students towards success in both English Language and Literature at GCSE and A level.
Leo has a natural ability to create rapport with students and is able to use the technological benefits of online tutoring to accelerate learning, engage students and build confidence. Leo loves teaching and his students love being taught by him.
Leo qualified to teach English in 1992, and holds a PGCE from London University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Goldsmiths College, University of London||BA (Hons) English Literature||1991|
|Birkbeck College, University of London||MA English Modern Literatures||1998|
|National College of School Leadership||NPQH||2008|
"Leo has been absolutely fantastic on every level. His personal interactions and understanding of my children has been invaluable together with his professional approach and skills to support them. He has targeted the papers at the right level to develop their skills and confidence and his attentive and ongoing support each week has been much appreciated. We can't fault his skills or care and highly recommend him. Thank you Leo!"
Thursday, 15th October 2020
Parent of online 13 Plus student
"Gabriella got a very good score on the English test, and we are very pleased with Leo's work. He made a real difference during a short period of time in preparing Gabriella for the exam."
Monday, 21st October 2019
Parent of online 11+ student
"Leo tutored my son for 2 months, during which time he progressed most noticeably in both Maths and English. This was reflected by the increase in his grades at school. He always made sure that my son understood a particular concept instead of just memorising it. He persevered and never got frustrated when my son didn’t quite get something at first. It was clear that he had genuine enthusiasm for what he was teaching."
Wednesday, 7th November 2018
Mother in London
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Leo was an outstanding member of the English department and I cannot recommend him highly enough. His attention to detail and individualised approach to teaching lessons ensured that pupils consistently made progress and exceeded their target grades. The GCSE classes that Leo was responsible for achieved excellent results and many achieved top grades. Leo’s pedagogical and curriculum knowledge is second to none and this, combined with his varied experiences in the education sector makes for a variety of approaches to teaching topics, excellent classroom delivery and high quality resources. Leo’s high expectations of the pupils he taught ensured they achieved well. His friendly and personable nature meant that pupils were able to approach him during and out of lesson time where he was always willing to go the extra mile and offer his assistance. His great sense of humour meant he was well liked by both pupils and staff in the department which made for excellent working relationships. He would be an asset to Owl Tutors.
Monday, 20th August 2018
Leo was accountable to me as Chair of Governors throughout the period he spent at Reading Girls' School. During his time there he achieved substantial improvements in the progress and attainment of the students as well as developing excellent relationships with the staff, students and parents. He is very focused in aiming high but also sensitive and empathetic with the people with whom he is working be they staff or students.
Monday, 20th August 2018
Leo is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Leo, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.