English (KS1 and KS2)
Maths (KS1 and KS2)
Rachel has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
I have helped children to secure places for the 7+ at Highgate, South Hampstead, The Hall, Westminster, St Paul's, UCS, Channing, Habs and St Anthony's. I also run my own 7+ Mock Exams in the Autumn term to help prepare children for exam day and give them realistic targets to work towards to give them the best chance at success. The mock exams have been really successful, particularly in giving children a better idea of time management, interview practice and to show them what is expected in the papers in order to achieve a high score.
Rachel has been a Primary School teacher for the past 19 years with a wealth of experience.
She worked at Northbridge House Pre Prep in Hampstead for 10 years and has been tutoring children individually, specifically preparing children for the 7+ with fantastic results.
She currently teaches a Year 1 class at Stewart International French/English Billingual School in Kentish Town on a part time basis.
She has been working as a private tutor for most of her career and relishes the opportunity to work with children on a one to one basis.
She is currently available to help with home schooling during the pandemic. She has quickly adapted to teaching online and finds it easy to engage pupils and help them through this challenging time.
She builds a fantastic rapport with both children and parents and understands fully the demands and pressures on families during this time. She is there to fully prepare and help ease the journey through entrance exams or home schooling.
Rachel is able to differentiate lessons to pitch learning objectives at the perfect level for your child. Her lessons are fun, memorable and she is consistently able to extend prior knowledge and build children's confidence across all areas of the curriculum.
Her drama background makes her a suitable candidate for hot seating and developing interview skills so that children can confidently communicate their knowledge and attributes to others.
She has worked with many EAL pupils and spent a year working at a top Private School in Madrid teaching English to native Spanish speakers.
She has a wealth of experience with both special needs children and those who find learning more challenging and prides herself on building confidence and enabling them to access the curriculum with more ease.
She loves to travel and has volunteered at several schools around the world including Brazil, Laos and Cambodia.
Rachel qualified to teach Primary education in 2002, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from University of the West of England.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Dartington College of Arts, Devon||BA (Hons) Theatre||1994|
"Rachel has worked wonders with our summer-born, state school DD to secure a place in some of the most competitive schools in London!
She built a wonderful relationship with DD almost instantly and somehow turned the demanding tasks of 7+ into fun activities for her. This made the past 6 months as enjoyable as possible for DD.
The mock exam she organized was very useful for parents to understand areas for further improvement, as well as DD’s time management, highly recommended!"
Monday, 11th January 2021
Mother of 7 Plus student
"Rachel has been a great choice - our son has made huge progress since he started having his regular classes with her, and she has allowed us to find useful ways to support his learning at home in an enriching and non-pressurised way. Crucially, we have switched to online tutoring sessions which are working brilliantly. She has found original and engaging ways to keep our son interested but also learning: they read books together, work on his writing and maths, and his progress has accelerated if anything. Thank you Rachel!
Rachel is a fantastic online tutor! My son, a lively 4.5yo boy transferring to the British system in Year 1, is engaged throughout their lesson and making huge progress! We are able to do more frequent and shorter sessions and Rachel has devised great ways for him to work on his reading, writing and maths - we were delightfully surprised to see how enriching online learning can be even at his age. Thanks Rachel!"
Wednesday, 8th April 2020
Parent of 7 Plus student in North London
"Rachel has provided tutoring to my daughter for some time now (about 18 months) and I can thoroughly recommend her. My daughter has improved significantly in maths and English over this time and her confidence in these areas has improved greatly. Rachel also has helped her to prepare for the Seven Plus exams and she seems well set for these now. Importantly, my daughter has always looked forward to seeing Rachel and the sessions. Rachel has a great teaching style that makes learning fun."
Thursday, 11th January 2018
Mother of 7 Plus student, London.
As most of us struggle with home schooling (myself included!) we are all facing challenges we never imagined! Mindfulness activities can help children to focus and calm their minds. What better time to dip your toes into the water and explore a range of fun activities which help support emotional well-being for children and adults alike.
Rachel April 2020
Rachel, 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.