11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and 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: St.Paul’s Cathedral School, Highgate, Forest, Bancroft’s (scholarship), Dulwich College, Alleyn’s, JAGS, Streatham and Clapham, Sydenham and Bromley High.
Alanya is an experienced tutor and classroom teacher and works as a teacher educator, tutoring trainee teachers and their mentors across London. Alanya has a breadth of private tuition experience, having worked with pupils for entrance at 7,8, 9 and 11 plus, as well grammar school entrance and general booster tuition. Alanya has also worked with younger pupils to build their confidence in early reading and maths. Many of her pupils have been successful at entrance to highly competitive schools, achieved scholarship awards and increased their confidence in school through regular 1:1 support.
Alanya has worked as a teacher across the key stage 1, 2 and EYFS age-ranges. As a classroom teacher, she shared her passion for literacy as English and Phonics lead for Key Stage 1 and the Early Years and Pupil Voice and Leadership Co-ordinator, leading on the curriculum for Philosophy for Children and the Rights Respecting School Award.
Alanya is a graduate of the University of St Andrews, where she read English. She went on to complete a masters degree specialising in Victorian literature. Alanya joined the Teach First Leadership Development Programme in 2013 and was awarded QTS from the Institute of Education.
Alanya is a firm believer that all children can make excellent progress with the correct support, helping children to develop confidence, resilience and an enthusiasm for learning. 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. 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. Alanya has worked with children with a range of specific learning needs including dyslexia, dysgraphia, hearing loss and sensory and processing issues.
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|
"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.