11 Plus (English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
13 Plus (English, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, French and Spanish)
Other School Entrance (10+ English, 10+ Verbal Reasoning, 10+ Non-Verbal Reasoning, 12+ English, 12+ Verbal Reasoning and 12+ Non-Verbal Reasoning)
English (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
French (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level and IB MYP)
Spanish (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level)
Victoria has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Victoria has successfully tutored English and maths for the 11+ (see list of schools above).
Victoria has six years’ experience at tutoring pupils in French, Spanish and English, and has most recently tutored children in preparation for success at the 10+, 11+ and at GCSE level. She graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2011 and qualified as a teacher through the prestigious Teach First programme. After teaching in Wolverhampton for two years she then moved to London, where she began teaching English alongside modern foreign languages. Realising that she loved teaching literature as well as language, she moved towards a more English-heavy timetable and was Head of Department at her school (English). During the summer exam season she is also an A Level Spanish marker.
She has an energetic and enthusiastic approach in the classroom and prides herself on being able to get the very best out of her pupils through hard work, humour and tailoring work to their specific needs. She has received a string of outstanding observation reports for her teaching and continuously researches innovative practice.
Victoria left teaching full-time in July 2017 to do a masters in Education and International Development at UCL. She achieved a distinction in her course and is currently doing a PhD in educational disadvantage with the Institute of Education at Manchester University. She is based in London as an embedded researcher at a school in West London as part of the PhD.
Victoria qualified to teach English in 2011, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE - Teach First) from University of Warwick .
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University College London Institute of Education||MA Education and International Development||2018|
|University of St Andrews||BA (Joint Hons) French and Spanish||2010|
"My daughter is benefitting hugely from Victoria’s tutoring. I met with my daughter's (rather strict and unyielding) English teacher yesterday and she said that my daughter has come on IN SPADES (as she put is) and is “really getting it”, so this is really down to Victoria’s work with her. She is also feeling much more confident, she says, and is much more able to identify and describe the more subtle layers of meaning in a text."
Wednesday, 13th November 2019
Mother of 11 plus student in London
"Victoria is a nice and diligent person and I have no hesitation to recommend her to others."
Monday, 15th October 2018
Parent of GCSE Spanish student, London
"Vicky’s role was to support our son to improve his writing/answering skills in the lead up to his GCSEs. In particular, he needed to identify the best way to demonstrate his comprehension and structure answers in a more effective way. Vicky concentrated on content, structure and grammar… plus gave him some last minute hints and tips to help him gain some crucial marks in the exams.
The aim was to achieve a grade B in both exams in August 2018.
Vicky was enthusiastic, yet patient and encouraging. She quickly identified his weaker areas and supported him with good questioning and ideas to help him tackle these head on…. With the emphasis on him to find the solutions.
Our son felt more confident about his ability to answer the longer, more complex questions, as he was able to plan his answers better after support. He became less concerned about his weak areas (eg spelling) and focused on achieving a better overall result.
Unfortunately, we did not see Vicky as much as we originally hoped (holidays and the fact that the exams were so early in the exam timetable!), however, the times we had were constructive and useful.
Vicky was flexible, punctual and friendly and it was a pleasure to work with her. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Tuesday, 3rd July 2018
Mother of GCSE English Student, SW London
Intercultural understanding is assessed in both of the IB language groups, yet according to IB Spanish examiner reports, even native speakers often demonstrate a lack of it. In this blog, Vicky sets out 5 easy things you can do to develop your understanding of this key assessment component.
Victoria June 2017
When learning a foreign language, mastering the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing is key. In this blog, Spanish tutor Chloe sets out some top tips for tuning your ear and improving your listening skills. Find something you enjoy listening to - whether it's TV, radio, film or music - and let your understanding of the language improve and develop.
Victoria November 2016
Victoria is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Victoria, 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.