Tutor profile - Meredith


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

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Meredith helped our son prepare for his 7+ entrance exams to a few competitive schools in South West London. The focus was on creative writing and reading comprehension along with some work in Maths and interview prep. Meredith is a brilliant teacher who prepares very hard for every class and gets the best out of a child through engaging classes and excellent feedback that she gives for the homework she sets. She works not just with the child but also with the parents by taking any feedback from them very seriously and sets her lesson plans and goals around any gaps in learning. We’ll recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone considering getting extra help with their child’s work.

Parent of online 7 Plus student

Meredith's biography

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.

School entrance experience

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

Dulwich Prep School (7+) (2)
Wetherby Prep School (8+) (1)
Bute House School (7+) (2)
Hurstpierpoint College (8+) (1)
Latymer Prep School (7+) (2)
Kings College School Wimbledon (7+) (3)
The Harrodian School (8+) (1)
St Paul's Junior School (7+) (1)
Rokeby School (7+) (1)
Shrewsbury House School (7+) (1)
Kew College School (7+) (1)
Hampton (7+)

I have tutored A-Level Psychology (AQA exam board) - A grade

Meredith's qualifications

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
Re-Vision Centre for Counselling & Psychotherapy Diploma in Integrative Transpersonal Counselling 2018

Subjects tutored:

7 Plus

8 Plus

11 Plus (English)

Other School Entrance (9+)

English (KS1 and KS2)

Maths (KS1 and KS2)

Recent testimonials

Meredith did an amazing job with my son for the preparation of 7+ exams for KCJS and SPJ. We had Meredith from September as my son was struggled with his writing. Within two months time, my son’s writing improved immensely, as well as his English and comprehension. She also helped for the interview practice.

She is very patient and professional, and got on very well with my son. She prepared well for each session, and managed to keep my son focussed and motivated during the session. My son always looking forward to have the lesson with her. My son has received the offers for both schools, we would highly recommend her to other families.

Parent of 7 Plus student

Wednesday, 19th January 2022

Here's where Meredith can teach

Kensington and Chelsea

  • Kensington, Holland Park (W8)
  • Notting Hill, Holland Park (W11)
  • Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge (SW3)
  • Earl’s Court (SW5)
  • Lambeth

  • Clapham, Stockwell (SW4)
  • Stockwell, Brixton, Clapham (SW9)
  • Streatham, Norbury, Thornton Heath, Streatham Park, Furzedown, Streatham Vale, Pollards Hill (SW16)
  • Hammersmith and Fulham

  • Fulham, Parson’s Green (SW6)
  • Wandsworth

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

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

  • Westminster (SW1)