Alanya (7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus, Other School Entrance, ...


7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus, Other School Entrance, English and Maths

School entrance experience

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

Alanya's pupils have most recently achieved places at: City of London, Alleyn's, JAGS, St.Paul's Cathedral School, Dulwich College, Highgate, Forest, Bancroft's (scholarship), Dulwich Prep School, St.Paul's Juniors, Queenswood (scholarship), St. Albans High School for Girls, Eltham College, St.Dunstan's College, Blackheath Prep, South Hampstead Girls School, Colfe's (scholarship), Blackheath High, Wimbledon High School, Streatham and Clapham High School, Sydenham High School and Bromley High School.

Alanya's biography:

Alanya strives to develop confidence, resilience and enthusiasm for learning in each of her pupils. Her students have gained places at competitive schools across London, achieved scholarship awards and increased their confidence in school through regular 1:1 support. Alanya has eight years of private tuition experience, working with pupils for pre-7+, 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+ and GCSE (English) exams. She has excellent knowledge of the CAT4, ISEB, GL and CEM examination syllabuses. She has also supported pupils with general booster tuition to build their confidence in reading, writing and maths.

Alanya is an experienced tutor and classroom teacher and currently works on an initial teacher education programme, training primary trainee teachers and their mentors, and assessing them for qualified teacher status. She has worked as a teacher across the key stage 1, 2 and early years age ranges, leading the curriculum for English and Phonics as a subject leader. Alanya also was Pupil Voice and Leadership Co-ordinator and embedded the curriculum for Philosophy for Children in her school. Alanya's pedagogy draws on educational research, using strategies from cognitive science to make learning memorable and support her pupils to revise efficiently and effectively.

Alanya is a graduate of the University of St Andrews, where she read English. She went on to complete a master’s degree, specialising in Victorian literature. Alanya joined the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in 2013 and was awarded QTS from the Institute of Education. Her commitment to each of her pupils led Alanya to receive an 'outstanding' grading in her PGCE.

Alanya is an imaginative practitioner and brings energy, enthusiasm and creativity to her teaching, engaging children through their interests and sharing her love of children's fiction. She has particular experience of working with more reluctant readers and writers and enjoys supporting children to develop a love of reading and creative writing. She has worked with children with a range of specific learning needs including autism, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, hearing loss and sensory and processing needs. Alanya has also worked with a number of children who are new to English or are bilingual learners.

Alanya is an experienced online tutor and can work with children on zoom using interactive whiteboards. Alanya regularly facilitates learning online for both children and trainee teachers and has a bank of resources to keep lessons engaging and interactive. Slides and homework tasks are shared in advance. This ensures your child gets all the benefits of face to face tuition, including bespoke planning, assessment and feedback.

Alanya's qualifications:

Alanya qualified to teach Primary education in 2014, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from Institute of Education.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of St AndrewsMLitt English2012
University of St AndrewsMA (Hons) English2011

Recent testimonials:

"Just a quick feedback note - Alanya having helping particularly with maths is really building her confidence. We are both so pleased with the structure, content and approach you are taking with our daughter."

Monday, 22nd February 2021

Mother of online 7 plus student

Alanya is available for online tuition

Alanya is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.

Alanya can teach in the following locations:


  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Hackney Central, Dalston, London Fields (E8)
  • Tower Hamlets

  • Tower Hill, Tower of London (EC3N)
  • Aldgate, Bishopsgate, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Spitalfields, Shadwell, Stepney, Mile End, Portsoken (E1)
  • Bethnal Green, Haggerston, Shoreditch, Cambridge Heath (E2)
  • Bow, Bromley-by-Bow, Old Ford, Mile End, Three Mills, London Gas Museum (E3)
  • Poplar, Isle of Dogs, Limehouse, Canary Wharf, Blackwall, Cubitt Town (E14)
  • London

  • City of London (EC3B)
  • Kensington and Chelsea

  • Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge (SW3)
  • South Kensington, Knightsbridge (SW7)
  • West Brompton, Chelsea (SW10)
  • Southwark

  • Bankside, South Bank, Southwark, Bermondsey, Vauxhall (SE1)
  • Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Surrey Quays (SE16)
  • East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill (SE22)
  • Greenwich

  • Blackheath, Kidbrooke, Westcombe Park (SE3)
  • Charlton (SE7)
  • Greenwich, Maze Hill, Greenwich Peninsula (SE10)
  • Lewisham

  • Brockley, Crofton Park, Western Ladywell, Honor Oak (SE4)
  • Bellingham, Catford, Hither Green (SE6)
  • Deptford, Evelyn (SE8)
  • Lee, Grove Park, Chinbrook, Hither Green, Eltham, Horn Park, Blackheath (SE12)
  • Lewisham, Hither Green, Ladywell (SE13)
  • New Cross, New Cross Gate (SE14)
  • Nunhead, Peckham (SE15)
  • Forest Hill, Honor Oak, Crofton Park (SE23)
  • Lambeth

  • Camberwell, Denmark Hill, Southampton Way Estate, Peckham (SE5)
  • Dulwich, Dulwich Village, West Dulwich, Tulse Hill, Sydenham Hill (SE21)
  • Herne Hill, Tulse Hill (SE24)
  • Bromley

  • Sydenham, Crystal Palace (SE26)
  • Newham

  • Stratford, West Ham, Maryland, Leyton, Leytonstone, Temple Mills, Hackney Wick, Bow (E15)