Tutor profile - Ally


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

Like all our tutors, Ally is a qualified teacher Like all our tutors, Ally holds a degree from a top University Like all our tutors, Ally holds a full, clean criminal records checkAlly holds a Masters degreeAlly holds a First Class degreeAlly holds a degree from a Russell Group University
Ally quickly got to the heart of the matter - creative writing - so the bulk of her work was in this area.

Ally took our son from a standing start to a fluent essay writer, providing guidance on types of writing, structure and planning. She was kind flexible and patient when dealing with a some time less than enthusiastic student.

We were delighted when our son was offered a place at MCS which we have taken up. Without Ally this may not have happened.

Parent of student winning place at MCS via 11+

Ally's biography

Ally has nine years worth of experience in education since qualifying as as an outstanding teacher through the prestigious Teach First programme (a fast-track teacher training scheme for high-achieving graduates). Ally obtained the highest-possible ratings for her teaching from Ofsted due to the exceptional progress her pupils made. Ally is an expert in the field of education with extensive experience in teaching, tutoring, education research and teacher training.

As a mother of two herself, she understands how to connect with her pupils and engage them in learning whilst holding high expectations for their achievements. Year on year her pupils have gained entrance to some of the UK's most prestigious schools such as Eton, St Paul's, Westminster, King's College School and Brighton College amongst many others. She loves education and this is reflected clearly in the strong relationships she builds and the results her students achieve.

Ally also has a wealth of experience supporting students with complex learning needs including: dyslexia, Asperger's, ADHD, global developmental delay and cerebral palsy. In addition she can tutor psychology (as she holds a first class degree in this subject) and has successfully tutored students taking A-Level, AP and IB examinations.

Adding to her skills as a teacher she is trained in child counselling and mindfulness, as such her life experiences enable her to offer a more holistic tutoring experience that thoughtfully encompasses the whole child in their learning endeavours. Tutees' parents consistently comment on the elevated confidence and esteem levels her pupils have gained from her sessions.

Ally succeeds by tailoring sessions to suit each individual student and believes that every child deserves the right opportunities to enable them to love learning and fulfil their potential. As tuition has moved online in response to Covid-19, Ally works hard to create a friendly and engaging virtual environment for her students in order for them to feel fully supported and gain the most benefit from tuition. This, alongside her innovative approaches to education makes her a great tutor.

School entrance experience

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

Ally has also worked with students aiming to attend the followling schools: Kingston Grammar School, Epsom college and Tiffin School.

Ally's qualifications

Ally qualified to teach Primary education in 2011, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from . Institute of Education.

University name Name of degree Year of graduation
Loughborough University BSc (Hons) Psychology 2010

Subjects tutored:

7 Plus

8 Plus

11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Science)

13 Plus (English, Science, Geography, History and Religious Studies)

Other School Entrance (9+, 10+ English, 10+ Maths, 10+ Verbal Reasoning and 10+ Non-Verbal Reasoning)

English (General, KS1 and KS2)

Maths (KS1, KS2 and KS3)

Psychology (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel and A Level OCR)

Recent testimonials

Ally has helped my son achieve his first choice school during the 11+ process. She was professional, kind and patient with my son at all times even when he was fatigued after a day of distance learning or school. She calmly led him through the rapid changes to the usual 11plus system due to the pandemic and quickly got him up to speed on the ISEB test. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

Parent of 11+ student in Dulwich

Tuesday, 9th March 2021

Here's where Ally can teach


  • Chiswick, Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, Bedford Park (W4)
  • Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Hammersmith, Ravenscourt Park (W6)
  • Shepherds Bush, White City (W12)
  • Fulham, Parson’s Green (SW6)
  • Kensington and Chelsea

  • North Kensington, Queens Park (W10)
  • Notting Hill, Holland Park (W11)
  • Earl’s Court (SW5)
  • South Kensington, Knightsbridge (SW7)
  • West Brompton, Chelsea (SW10)
  • Ealing

  • West Ealing, Northfields (W13)
  • Lambeth

  • Clapham, Stockwell (SW4)
  • South Lambeth, Vauxhall, Battersea, Clapham, Stockwell (SW8)
  • Stockwell, Brixton, Clapham (SW9)
  • Streatham, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Streatham Park, Furzedown, Streatham Vale, Pollards Hill (SW16)
  • Wandsworth

  • Battersea, Clapham Junction (SW11)
  • Balham, Clapham South, Hyde Farm (SW12)
  • Putney, Roehampton University (SW15)
  • Tooting, Mitcham (SW17)
  • Wandsworth, Southfields, Earlsfield (SW18)
  • Richmond upon Thames

  • Barnes, Castelnau (SW13)
  • Merton

  • Wimbledon, Colliers Wood, Southfields (SW19)
  • Merton Park, Raynes Park (SW20)