Other School Entrance (9+)
English (KS1 and KS2)
Maths (KS1 and KS2)
Psychology (GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel and A Level OCR)
Science (KS1 and KS2)
Meredith has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Dulwich Prep School (7+) (2)
Whetherby Prep School (8+) (1)
Bute House (7+) (2)
Hurstpierpoint (8+) (1)
Latymer Prep School (7+) (2)
Kings College School Wimbledon (7+) (1)
The Harrodian School (8+) (1)
I have tutored A-Level Psychology (AQA exam board) - A grade
Meredith is a passionate and engaging teacher who has over 11 years of teaching and tutoring experience in London and abroad. After gaining a First in Psychology she went on to complete her PGCE at the prestigious teacher training department of the University of Roehampton. Since then she has taught within both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, following the UK Curriculum at home and the Cambridge Curriculum in an International School abroad, teaching subjects across the Primary Curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science, Verbal Reasoning /Non-Verbal Reasoning and Phonics.
Meredith has experience of working with students targeting the 7+, 8+ and 9+ Common Entrance exams, helping them to utilise areas where they feel confident and support them in areas of challenge. She can quickly identify target areas to work on and develop programmes of study in order to help students meet their goals. She has a systematic approach to exam preparation and is familiar with the content and procedures of a number of schools. She understands that the exams can be demanding on both children and parents; therefore she has found that communication with parents as well as working together as a team to support the child is the best approach. Most importantly she realises that tutoring must be fun and so ensures every session she prepares is an enjoyable one!
Her background in psychology and counselling enables her to apply many useful techniques to teaching and learning, including ‘positive reinforcement’, ‘knowledge organisation’ and ‘working memory capacity’. Having studied it to degree and diploma level, she have an in-depth knowledge of the Psychology A-Level curriculum and a passion for helping students understand key theories, concepts, issues and debates in psychology. She recently successfully supported an A-Level student to raise their grade from a C to an A.
Her psychology studies also means she has an essential understanding of child development, values the emotional well-being of the children she is teaching, and is able to engage with the child from an empathic and nurturing position. She understands the value in developing a good rapport with students, believing this a key aspect to foster confidence, a positive approach to learning and a sense of self-efficacy. She is interested in different learning styles - acknowledging her own as visual - and ensures she tailors her teaching and tutoring plans to take individual differences into account. Her personal experience of mindfulness and meditation - as well the training she has undertaken to teach mindfulness to children - has enabled her to run workshops and clubs for children in the schools she has worked at, and she is able to employ these techniques to manage stress and promote focus with the children she tutors.
Meredith has also taught and tutored ESL children in the UK and abroad, having gained a TEFL qualification in 2011.
She is a trained counsellor for adults, currently embarking on setting up in private practice, before pursuing her ambition to become a school counsellor.
As a qualified counsellor (Integrative Transpersonal Counselling) Meredith has experience working with a range of social, emotional, and mental health needs. She has undertaken further training in mindfulness, yoga & self-regulation strategies for neurotypical and autistic children. As well as her professional qualifications, Meredith greatly values her personal experiences with anxiety, depression and autism in enabling her to develop insight, understanding and compassion for others. She has worked with many adults in a counselling capacity and has been able to apply her understanding when working with students in the classroom and in tutoring sessions online.
Meredith is passionate about supporting children in ways that make them feel seen, heard, understood and important, no matter what challenges they face. She is kind, compassionate, patient and encouraging. Her approach is to listen, validate and empathise with the challenges and feelings of students and help them find a sense of calm using various techniques before tackling any academic work. Her motto is “Regulate, then educate!”
Meredith qualified to teach Primary education in 2007, and holds a PGCE from Roehampton University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of Roehampton||PGCE||2007|
|University of Sussex||Applied Psychology||2005|
"Meredith is an extremely knowledgeable tutor. She is a fantastic teacher, she is very kind and patient. She helps your child feel comfortable to enjoy the lesson and makes them feel confident to learn more. She knows exactly what pace to go at with your child and how to help them excel.
She is very well organised and keeps you informed about your child's progress.
Meredith helped our child with the 7 plus assessment and we are extremely delighted that out child was successful into getting into the highly competitive schools of our choice.
Meredith also helped with interview techniques which was extremely useful and helped on the day.
We would highly recommend Meredith for her knowledge, skills and manner in which she teaches and will help your child succeed!"
Friday, 5th February 2021
Mother of 7 plus student
"Meredith‘s kind, personable and patient approach has miraculously managed to engage and maintain my fidgety daughter’s attention very successfully. In just a few months of tutoring, Meredith has worked wonders for my daughter’s confidence and ability in mathematics. My daughter has not only mastered the year 2 curriculum, she is working beyond it. This is an incredible achievement for a little girl whose difficulties in mathematics were causing her enormous anxiety. She has moved from being at the bottom of her class to the top, consistently achieving 100% in weekly tests. Meredith understands the importance of knowing the individual needs of a student and crafting her lessons accordingly. I would not hesitate to recommend Meredith. "
Monday, 6th July 2020
Mother of two school entrance students
"Meredith has been an amazing tutor for my daughter. She always does thorough preparation for the class and uses very creative and interesting ways to teach. Her class is always full of fun, my daughter looks forward to each class. Meredith also provides extremely detailed feedback and markings to homework; she is truly a talented and dedicated teacher. My daughter’s English has improved so much with Meredith’s help!"
Friday, 12th June 2020
Mum of Year 1 girl in Fulham
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Meredith is a highly competent and dedicated teacher. She teaches engaging and stimulating classes and is fully committed to developing effective sequences of lessons to maximise student success. She is compassionate and supportive with both students and colleagues and maintains a high level of professionalism at all times. Her adaptability and reliability are key strengths of hers and she has a good sense of fun which allows her students to make excellent progress across a range of different subjects. She is committed to reflective practice and her subject knowledge of different curricula is expansive and secure. Meredith will be a huge asset to your company.
Friday, 30th August 2019
In the final part of the ‘Types of’ 7 Plus preparation series, Meredith describes some of the different interview questions that could come up and offers some tips to prepare for them.
Meredith May 2021
In this blog, the second in a series of 'Types of...' 7 Plus preparation posts, Meredith outlines a range of different creative writing prompts that can appear in the English paper and offers some useful insight and handy tips for preparing for each one.
Meredith April 2021
In this blog post, Meredith explains the different types of reading comprehension questions you can expect in the ‘comprehension’ part of an entrance exam, with examples and tips for answering each. This is a must-read if your child will be sitting the 7 Plus or 8 Plus entrance exam.
Meredith April 2021
Meredith is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Meredith, 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.