Sinead has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Sinead has a wealth of experience for preparing students for school entrance exams. In the first session Sinead will analyse and assess your child with past exam papers to gauge their ability and to establish the areas where there is a specific need for support. She will then build on this and continue to assess the child's progress.
Sinead started her teaching career in 1999 after having completed a postgraduate degree in Primary school teaching from D.C.U (Dublin City University). In Dublin she taught in both private and state schools. She tutored children from nursery level (age 4) right up to year 6 (age 13) inclusively.
She then moved to London in 2009 and began teaching at Eaton house Prep School, "The Vale", Gloucester road. She was head of year 1 and prepared children for the 7+ Exam. Sinead then moved to Hill House International school in Chelsea and took on the role of year 2 teacher, teaching the children English, Maths, French, Science, History, Geography and Maths. She also had the responsibility of tutoring specially gifted children. In the last 5 years, Sinead has been preparing children for the 7+, 8+ and 11+ Exams, as well as tutoring children that need that extra support in a particular area of the curriculum.
Sinead loves the challenge of finding and understanding exactly how each child works and has a vast bank of tutoring resources and teaching aids to help each individual learn to the best of their ability. Sinead is both patient and creative and focuses on helping each child build up their confidence and enjoyment in learning throughout her tutorials. Sinead is now a full-time tutor.
Most recently, Sinead has worked with students applying for kings College, Westminster and Colet court entry 2018.
Sinead qualified to teach Primary education in 2002, and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University College Galway||Bachelor Degree in Geography and Irish||1998|
"Sinead was wonderful for our boys. She immediately got the measure of them and made the lessons fun and practical. They enjoyed their sessions and as parents we appreciated her candid feedback. We would thoroughly recommend Sinead."
Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Mother of 11 plus students in Kensington
"I contacted Owl to find a tutor for our son who was going to sit competitive 7+ exams. At the first trial lesson, Sinead spotted what needed to be done straight away. Very professional! For each lesson, she prepared the contents carefully and flexibly. She quickly got to understand my son's personality and used lots of tactics to keep him focused and motivated. With English being a second language for both my son and myself, it was really reassuring to have Sinead onboard as his tutor. She understood how I was feeling as a non-native speaker. Sinead is a very caring tutor!
The end results can speak for themselves: We applied to the three most selective, highest-ranked schools (for boys) in London, together with a couple of “back-ups”. We got firm offers of a place from all five schools. Our big problem was then deciding which would best suit our son! All this success owed a great deal to the productive chemistry that developed between my son and Sinead.
I am so grateful to Sinead for guiding us through this unknown 7+ exam journey. Without Sinead, I would have had no clue as to the level of work required for these highly competitive exams.
PS. It was so hard to say good-bye at our last lesson; my son and I will miss her so."
Monday, 5th February 2018
Parent of 7 Plus student in London
"Edith has blossomed enormously with Sinead's help. She successfully achieved her 7+ entrance but without feeling stressed in any way. I would highly recommend her to anyone."
Tuesday, 30th May 2017
Mother of 7 Plus student, London.
Sinead, 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.