11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
13 Plus (English and Verbal Reasoning)
Spanish (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel and A Level OCR)
Maria has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Maria has worked with students preparing for 7 Plus for the following schools: North London Collegiate School, Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, City of London Girls and South Hampstead High School.
For 11 Plus, she has helped students prepare for entry to Channing, Highgate, Belmont, St Paul's Girls, Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls and North London Collegiate School.
Successful entry for a chance place at St Albans High School for Girls Prep School.
Maria read Spanish at the University of Oxford, graduating in 2015, and then joined the prestigious Teach First Leadership Development Programme. She gained an ‘Outstanding’ PGCE from the UCL Institute of Education and has taught for a number of years in a diverse North London Academy, specialising in Early Years and Key Stage One.
Maria has always adopted a highly personalised approach to learning; honing in on a pupil’s interests to ensure maximum engagement and enjoyment. Through supporting pupils’ resilience, Maria is able to challenge her students to achieve their full potential. Her unwavering commitment to her pupils has ensured rapid progress alongside fostering a real love of learning.
Maria’s previous experience in tutoring has focused on ‘plugging the gaps’ that are preventing pupils from progressing in their learning for pupils in both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. She has also tutored students preparing for Spanish GCSE and A Levels, often using games and drama to support spoken language skills. Maria has proven success in supporting Oxbridge applications for Modern Languages and English through advising on personal statements and conducting mock interviews.
In her free time, she can often be found cooking, eating or reading a good book!
Maria qualified to teach Primary education in 2016, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from UCL Institute of Education.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of Oxford||BA Honours in Modern Languages (Spanish)||2015|
"Maria is a great teacher, my son likes her and I can see real progress. "
Monday, 9th December 2019
Mother of 7 plus student in London
"Maria is a fantastic tutor and a lovely, warm person. My 8 year-old daughter really enjoys her lessons with Maria and she is engaging and inspiring. Lessons are always well-planned and involve a range of appropriate activities. Maria responds well to specific requests, often at short notice. Highly recommended."
Thursday, 18th January 2018
Parent of student
"Maria was lovely and made my 10 year old daughter feel at ease immediately. She was imaginative, organised, kind and challenging: the perfect combination!"
Thursday, 18th May 2017
Mother of 11 Plus student in North London
Maria, 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.