11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
13 Plus (English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
Other School Entrance (9+, 10+ English, 10+ Maths, 10+ Verbal Reasoning, 10+ Non-Verbal Reasoning, 12+ English, 12+ Verbal Reasoning and 12+ Non-Verbal Reasoning)
English (General, KS1, KS2 and KS3)
Maths (KS1 and KS2)
Alanya has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Alanya’s pupils have most recently gained places at: Dulwich Prep School (8 plus), St.Paul’s Cathedral School (8 plus), Highgate (7 plus and 11 plus), Forest (7 plus and 11 plus), Bancroft’s (scholarship, 11 plus), Dulwich College (11 plus), Alleyn’s (11 plus), JAGS (11 plus), Streatham and Clapham (7 plus), Sydenham (7 plus) and Bromley High (7 plus).
Alanya has 7 years of tuition experience, working with pupils for 7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+ and GCSE (English) exams, grammar school entrance and general booster tuition. She believes all children can make excellent progress with the correct support and strives to develop confidence, resilience and enthusiasm for learning in each pupil she teaches. Alanya can support pupils preparing for CAT4, ISEB, GL and CEM examinations. She also works with pupils more generally to build their confidence in reading, writing and maths. Her pupils have gained places at competitive schools across London, achieved scholarship awards and increased their confidence in school through regular 1:1 support.
Alanya is an experienced tutor and classroom teacher and currently works on an initial teacher education programme, training primary trainee teachers and their mentors across London. Alanya has worked as a teacher across the key stage 1, 2 and EYFS age ranges. She has led the curriculum for English and Phonics as a subject leader and was also Pupil Voice and Leadership Co-ordinator, embedding the curriculum for Philosophy for Children. Alanya‘s practice is research informed, drawing on 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, hearing loss and sensory and processing issues and children who are new to English.
Alanya is an experienced online tutor and can work with children on zoom using interactive whiteboards. Alanya 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 qualified to teach Primary education in 2014, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from Institute of Education.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of St Andrews||MLitt English||2012|
|University of St Andrews||MA (Hons) English||2011|
"Our daughter has completed her exams so all finished now. Alanya was great."
Sunday, 10th January 2021
Mother of 11 plus student
"Alanya is quite knowledgeable and was helpful in teaching our daughter during the preparation for her 11+ exams. We are very happy with our daughter’s progress. "
Wednesday, 6th January 2021
Parent of online 11+ student
"Highly professional, very well organised. Strikes the right balance during exam preparation between serious learning and fun."
Wednesday, 4th March 2020
Mother of 7 Plus student in Wapping
In this blog, Alanya sets out five resources to help your child develop confidence and fluency in their reading while having lots of fun along the way!
Alanya March 2020
Alanya is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Alanya, 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.