Finnian

Tutor profile - Finnian

Finnian

7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus, English & Geography

Like all our tutors, Finnian is a qualified teacher Like all our tutors, Finnian holds a degree from a top University Like all our tutors, Finnian holds a full, clean criminal records checkFinnian holds a degree from a Russell Group University
An patient, engaging, and kind tutor who gets the very best out of his students.

Parent of 11+ student

Finnian's biography

Finnian is one of our most experienced ‘private school entrance’ tutors. He is a highly skilled and knowledgeable English and mathematics teacher, with almost two decades in the classroom and nine years tutoring. Finnian spent a decade in the world of business, successfully running his own companies in London and New York, before a desire to teach led him to four years of study to become a primary teacher.

Since then, he has been Head of English and Head of Humanities and was a Deputy Head at Oakwood School, Purley, with specific responsibility for School Entrance. He has worked in London’s top schools: Eaton House (The Manor), Hornsby House, and The Hampshire School. When not tutoring he can be found writing novels, and is a published author of fiction.

Finnian’s particular specialty is preparing students for 11+ and 13+ exams and he has a proven track record. He has successfully tutored students for the top London schools, including Alleyn's, City of London, City of London Girls’ School, Dulwich College, Emanuel School, Harrow, Latymer, James Allen’s Girls’ School, (JAGS), King's College Wimbledon and St Paul's.

He has prepared students for top schools including Eton, Woldingham and Wycombe Abbey. He is also a specialist in preparing students for interviews at schools. He has also successfully prepared students for the Common Entrance pretest English, mathematics, verbal and non-verbal reasoning. This has also resulted in him becoming an expert at preparing children for the Wandsworth Test.

Finnian also holds a post-graduate qualifications in education, (an M.A. without a dissertation) which researched strategies for improving the attainment of students with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). Finnian’s knowledge and record in the classroom and as a Common Entrance tutor means that he is perfectly placed to be a Common Entrance tutor.

School entrance experience

Finnian has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:


Finnian is one of our most experienced school entrance tutors. In addition to the schools listed, Finnian has also successfully prepared children for Harrodian and the Wandsworth Test. He is a specialist in preparing students for interviews at schools, and in ensuring they feel confident and ready for assessment days.

Finnian's qualifications

Finnian qualified to teach Primary education in 2000, and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Education from . Institute of Education, University College London.

University name Name of degree Year of graduation
St Mary’s University College Education and History 1996

Subjects tutored:

7 Plus

8 Plus

11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)

13 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Geography, History and Religious Studies)

English (General, KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel and GCSE OCR)

Geography (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel and GCSE OCR)

Recent testimonials

My son has thrived under Finnian’s tuition.

Parent of online 11 Plus student (Wilson's School)

Monday, 13th June 2022

Here's where Finnian can teach

Camden

  • Kings Cross, Finsbury (west) (WC1X)
  • High Holborn (WC1V)
  • Gray’s Inn (WC1R)
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital (WC1N)
  • St Pancras (WC1H)
  • University College London (WC1E)
  • Bloomsbury, British Museum (WC1B)
  • New Oxford Street (WC1A)
  • Drury Lane, Aldwych (WC2B)
  • Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Royal Courts of Justice (WC2A)
  • Hatton Garden (EC1N)
  • Westminster

  • Somerset House (WC2R)
  • Charing Cross (WC2N)
  • Leicester Square (WC2H)
  • Covent Garden (WC2E)
  • St. James’s (SW1Y)
  • Belgravia, Knightsbridge (SW1X)
  • Belgravia (SW1W)
  • Vauxhall Bridge, Chelsea Bridge, Victoria Station, Pimlico (SW1V)
  • Victoria Station, the Houses of Parliament, Vauxhall Bridge, Pimlico (SW1P)
  • Buckingham Gate, Victoria St, Birdcage Walk (SW1H)
  • Buckingham Gate, Victoria Station (SW1E)
  • Whitehall, Buckingham Palace (SW1A)
  • Islington

  • St Luke’s, Bunhill Fields (EC1Y)
  • Finsbury, Moorfields Eye Hospital (EC1V)
  • Finsbury, Finsbury Estate (EC1R)
  • Clerkenwell, Farringdon (EC1M)
  • City of London

  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital (EC1A)
  • Barbican (EC2Y)
  • Guildhall (EC2V)
  • Bank of England (EC2R)
  • Old Broad Street, Tower 42 (EC2N)
  • Broadgate, Liverpool Street (EC2M)
  • Royal Exchange, Lombard Street (EC3V)
  • Monument, Billingsgate (EC3R)
  • Leadenhall, Lloyd’s of London, Fenchurch Street (EC3M)
  • St Mary Axe, Aldgate (EC3A)
  • Temple (EC4Y)
  • Blackfriars (EC4V)
  • Cannon Street (EC4R)
  • Mansion House (EC4N)
  • St Paul’s (EC4M)
  • Fetter Lane (EC4A)
  • Hackney

  • Shoreditch (EC2A)
  • Tower Hamlets

  • Tower Hill, Tower of London (EC3N)
  • London

  • City of London (EC3B)
  • Lambeth

  • Brixton, Brixton Hill, Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill, Clapham Park, Balham (SW2)
  • Clapham, Stockwell (SW4)
  • South Lambeth, Vauxhall, Battersea, Clapham, Stockwell (SW8)
  • Stockwell, Brixton, Clapham (SW9)
  • Streatham, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Streatham Park, Furzedown, Streatham Vale, Pollards Hill (SW16)
  • Camberwell, Denmark Hill, Southampton Way Estate, Peckham (SE5)
  • Kennington, Vauxhall (SE11)
  • Dulwich, Dulwich Village, West Dulwich, Tulse Hill, Sydenham Hill (SE21)
  • Herne Hill, Tulse Hill (SE24)
  • West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Norwood (SE27)
  • Kensington and Chelsea

  • Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge (SW3)
  • Earl’s Court (SW5)
  • South Kensington, Knightsbridge (SW7)
  • West Brompton, Chelsea (SW10)
  • Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Fulham, Parson’s Green (SW6)
  • Wandsworth

  • Battersea, Clapham Junction (SW11)
  • Balham, Clapham South, Hyde Farm (SW12)
  • Putney, Roehampton University (SW15)
  • Tooting, Mitcham (SW17)
  • Wandsworth, Southfields, Earlsfield (SW18)
  • Richmond upon Thames

  • Barnes, Castelnau (SW13)
  • Mortlake, East Sheen (SW14)
  • Merton

  • Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Southfields (SW19)
  • Merton Park, Raynes Park (SW20)
  • Southwark

  • Walworth, Newington (SE17)