Tutor profile - Alanya


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

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Alanya was my son's in-person tutor for 3 months (Nov - Jan) helping to prepare him for several challenging London school 7+ exams. My son very quickly warmed to Alanya and appreciated having an in-person tutor to help him finalise preparations for his exams. Alanya largely focused on English which after only a few lessons gave him more confidence to tackle English papers in a more succinct way and shorter timeframe.
Alanya was extremely punctual and organised with her lesson plans, she kept our son focused and engaged throughout. Our son benefitted greatly from 3 months of lessons with Alanya. Alanya also helped us to understand how to support, develop and guide our son in the lead up to his exams. We were extremely happy with Alanya's teaching style and approach and of course the successful outcome. We would highly recommend Alanya.

Parent of 7 Plus student

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.

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 qualifications

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

Subjects tutored:

7 Plus

8 Plus

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)

Recent testimonials

Alanya is lovely. My daughter got along well with her.

Parent of online 7 plus student for Eltham College

Tuesday, 18th May 2021

Here's where Alanya can teach


  • 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)