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 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 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 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|
"Alanya is lovely. My daughter got along well with her."
Tuesday, 18th May 2021
Parent of online 7 plus student for Eltham College
"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
"What a year! We have been blessed to have Alanya’s help throughout the hardest of years, homeschooling and preparing for 11 plus entrance exams. Alanya has provided not only first class tuition but invaluable advice in assisting me with any questions about home schooling. Alanya has provided my son with the guidance and structure he was missing this year and we are all so grateful for her help."
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
Parent of 11+ student
In this blog, Alanya shares her top tips for supporting your child to overcome the blank page. A careful balance of structured support whilst encouraging independent thinking is key to solving writer's block in young learners!
Alanya January 2021
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.