Tutor profile - Sian


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

Like all our tutors, Sian is a qualified teacher Like all our tutors, Sian holds a degree from a top University Like all our tutors, Sian holds a full, clean criminal records checkSian holds a degree from a Russell Group University

Sian's biography

Sian has been a teacher for over 15 years working independent education and is an experienced school entrance specialist at 11+ and 13+ in the Oxfordshire area.

Sian has been schooling and coaching for ISEB Common Pre-Test, Common Entrance 13+, 11+ Grammar School entry and individual next school entry as well as tutoring to GCSE for many years. Coached successful entry of applicants this year to Eton, Marlborough College, Cheltenham College, Winchester College, Bedales, St Edwards Oxford, Radley, Abingdon, St Helen's, Headington, Oxford High, Cheltenham Ladies, Bedales, St Swithuns, Canford, Stowe and Gloucestershire Grammar Schools. She also has experience of the London day market.

Next schools interview preparation can feel daunting but with banks of questions developed over many years from different establishments, Sian is well placed to direct and practice giving a great first impression at interview to your child's next school.

When tutoring Sian believes there is a balance to be struck between promoting keeping up with curriculum content, not just catching up, but also finding those gaps and reinforcing the foundations of their understanding. Support, encouragement, application and problem-solving opportunities are vital and most successful when delivered from a trusted individual who has built a strong positive relationship with the tutee. Providing a personalised provision with a focus on a growth mindset is critical to her teaching as is the enjoyment of the subject.

For pupils who already haven’t coped with their early years and KS1 curriculum the gap can only continue to grow with incorrect answers reinforcing the negative view of their ability. This can come to light quite early in their primary education or only become apparent in KS3 when there are many years to pick back through and so much confidence lost.

Contact to discuss your child's particular needs, areas of focus and aspirations.

Sian's availability

All times are displayed in UK time.

Term Time Saturday or Sunday mornings Afterschool from 4:45pm online Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Wednesday School Holidays Anytime Monday to Sunday

Sian's qualifications

Sian qualified to teach Maths in 2009, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Oxford Brookes University.

University name Name of degree Year of graduation
University of Leeds BSc Psychology (Hons) 2005

Subjects tutored:

7 Plus

8 Plus

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

13 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)

Other School Entrance (9+, 10+ English, 10+ Maths, 10+ Verbal Reasoning, 10+ Non-Verbal Reasoning, 12+ English, 12+ Maths, 12+ Verbal Reasoning, 12+ Non-Verbal Reasoning and CAT4)

English (General, KS1 and KS2)

Maths (KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE and IGCSE additional)

Here's where Sian can teach


  • North and West Oxford, Botley, North Hinksey, Summertown, Wytham (OX2)
  • Witney, Burford, Eynsham (OX8)
  • West Oxfordshire

  • Witney (OX28)
  • Barnard Gate, Brighthampton, Church Hanborough, Combe, Crawley, Curbridge, Ducklington, Eynsham, Freeland, Hailey, Hardwick, High Cogges, Long Hanborough, New Yatt, Newbridge, North Leigh, East End (North Leigh), Old Shifford, Shifford, Standlake, Stanton Harcourt, Stonesfield, Sutton, Yelford (OX29)
  • Cherwell

  • Kidlington (OX5)
  • Vale of White Horse

  • Longworth, Sunningwell, Frilford, Cothill, Appleton (OX13)