Maria - 7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus and Spanish Maria – 371


7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus and Spanish

School entrance experience

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

Maria has worked with students hoping to attend some of the most competitive schools in London, and boarding schools. Recent offers and grades her students have achieved include: 1 to Channing at 11 Plus, 1 to Aldenham at 11 Plus, 1 to Belmont at 11 Plus, 1 to St Albans Girls' School at 11 Plus, 1 to Channing for a chance place, 1 to St Albans Girls' School for a chance place, 2 to South Hampstead High School at 7 Plus, 1 to Highgate at 7 Plus and 2 A*s achieved at Spanish GCSE.

Maria's biography:

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 several years tutoring experience with a focus on 7 Plus, 11 Plus and general Primary. She has tutored both at home and online and is experienced in engaging younger students via Skype! Maria has always adopted a highly personalised approach to learning; honing in on a pupil’s interests to ensure maximum engagement and enjoyment.

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, alongside specific preparation for 7 Plus, 11 Plus and 13 Plus examinations. 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's qualifications:

Maria qualified to teach Primary education in 2016, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from UCL Institute of Education.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of OxfordBA Honours in Modern Languages (Spanish)2015

Recent testimonials:

"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