11 Plus (English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
13 Plus (English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
English (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level)
Isabel has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Isabel has also worked with children preparing to sit the Wandsworth Test.
Isabel has been a full-time professional tutor since 2016. She has taught pupils of all abilities with a diverse range of educational needs, inspiring them to fulfil their potential and to achieve excellent results at 11+, 13+, GCSE, A-Level and IB.
A graduate of Cambridge University, Isabel completed her PGCE at Roehampton University’s prestigious teacher training faculty. During her teaching career, she worked at three Ofsted rated outstanding London schools, teaching English Literature and English Language at KS3, GCSE and A-Level. Consistently judged as an outstanding teacher, Isabel was asked to open her classroom to colleagues and parents to showcase innovative teaching.
Isabel is passionate about keeping up to date with new developments in learning. That is why she was one of the first teachers to train at King's College London in the Let's Think in English programme. This new style of teaching helps students to develop the reasoning skills that are so important for enjoying English and for succeeding in the new GCSE and A-Level exams.
Isabel finds it especially rewarding to work with students one-to-one, focusing on the needs of her students and designing exciting and inspiring lessons. She believes that students succeed when their learning goals are not abstract or dictated by someone else but are personally meaningful. She takes time to really get to know her students so she can put their learning into this context.
Isabel also believes that students learn best when they can see the real-world application of their knowledge and skills and when they are encouraged to aspire to the highest standards. This is why her own education and professional background is such an asset to her as a tutor. Before training to teach, Isabel worked in the media for six years as a copywriter and communications officer. She can show students how their English studies can empower them to enter this fast paced world, and she knows exactly what it takes to succeed.
When she's not teaching, Isabel loves challenging herself at the climbing wall. She is also a passionate reader and writer and tends to have about six books on the go simultaneously!
Isabel qualified to teach English in 2013, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Roehampton University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of Cambridge||BA (Hons) English||2006|
"Isabel is amazing. She is immensely knowledgeable, thoughtful and caring as an educator for children with diverse personalities. She worked first with our eldest son since the summer, helping him cover a lot of ground, as we lived outside the UK for the past 4 years, and reach a very good level for his 13+ exams. He received two offers and will be attending Whitgift from September. She not only managed to identify and address any gaps but also got him genuinely excited about aspects of literature he would not have discovered. He loved his lessons with Isabel and will be continuing with her to further his writing skills over the next year. We also decided to start early our second son working with Isabel, for his 11+ as she is a phenomenal tutor and he already loves it also. Very well done!"
Monday, 11th March 2019
Parent of 13+ student
"Isabel prepared my daughter for 11+ entrance exams. She was quick to identify weaknesses and taught some clever exam techniques. My daughter performed well and even received a specific mention in an offer letter for her excellent story in one of her exams. She enjoyed Isabel’s lessons and looked forward to them each week. We are incredibly grateful to Isabel for helping her to succeed."
Monday, 18th February 2019
Parent of 11+ student
"Isabel is an excellent teacher her technique and constructive lesson plan were extremely helpful for my son, she is very patient and nurturing which helped my son a great deal in his end of year exams. I would definitely recommend Isabel for anyone who is looking for English tuition."
Tuesday, 7th August 2018
Parent of student
Preparing to sit IGCSE English this summer? In this blog, Isabel sets out how to gain top marks in Paper 3 - Directed Writing and Composition for pupils sitting English - First Language (0500) in Summer 2019.
Isabel March 2019
Schools are keen to emphasize the importance of wide and ambitious reading for students sitting the 11+. If you are unsure what constitutes ambitious reading for this age group, here are some of the best books for 10-year-olds, along with suggestions for what to read next.
Isabel November 2017
Schools are keen to emphasize the importance of wide and ambitious reading for students sitting the 13+. If you are unsure what constitutes ambitious reading for this age group, here are some of the best books for 12-year-olds, along with suggestions for what to read next.
Isabel November 2017
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