Finnian

Tutor profile - Finnian

Finnian

7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus, Other School Entrance, 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
In a short time of couple of months, Finn helped our son significantly improve his composition, using a combination of challenging work and positive reinforcement and encouraging.

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.

Finnian's availability

All times are displayed in UK time.

Monday Morning from 10 am to 12 pm 2pm to 3 pm and 7 pm onwards Tuesday Morning from 10 am to 12 pm 2pm to 3 pm, 8:30 pm onwards Wednesday Morning from 10 am to 12 pm 2pm to 3 pm, 5:30 to 6;30 and 7:30 pm onwards Thursday Morning from 10 am to 12 pm 2pm to 3 pm, 7 pm onwards Friday Morning from 10 am to 12 pm 2pm to 3 pm, 7 pm onwards Saturday Morning from 10 am to 12 pm 2pm to 3 pm, 7 pm onwards Sunday Morning from 10 am to 12 pm 2pm to 3 pm, 5 pm onwards

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.

Owl Tutors school entrance training

Finnian has successfully completed the Owl Tutors training course in school entrance exam preparation. This means they have a thorough understanding of the structure, content and demands of these exams and are qualified to prepare students. Training is delivered by Holly, a highly experienced school entrance tutor and member of the Owl Tutors team.

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 and Verbal Reasoning)

Other School Entrance (9+, 10+ English, 10+ Maths, 10+ Verbal Reasoning, 10+ Non-Verbal Reasoning, 12+ English, 12+ Maths, 12+ Verbal Reasoning, 12+ Non-Verbal Reasoning, 14+ and CAT4)

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

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

Recent testimonials

Finn has a great ability to enthuse my son during the lesson. He is positive and gets the best out of him in every lesson. His composition skills and his understanding of how to improve his work is coming on leaps and bounds.

Parent of online 11 plus student

Friday, 7th July 2023

Here's where Finnian can teach

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)
  • London

  • EC1
  • EC2
  • WC2
  • City of London

  • EC3
  • EC4
  • Camden

  • WC1
  • Westminster

  • Westminster (SW1)