11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
13 Plus (Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
Other School Entrance (9+, 10+ English, 10+ Maths, 10+ Verbal Reasoning, 10+ Non-Verbal Reasoning, 10+ Science, 12+ Maths, 12+ Verbal Reasoning and 12+ Non-Verbal Reasoning)
English (General, KS1, KS2 and KS3)
Maths (KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA and GCSE Edexcel)
Jay has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
In my current role I prepare boys for pre-tests (7+, 8+ and 11+), scholarship and Common Entrance exams to all day and boarding schools in London and the South East. In a previous role, I prepared boys and girls for the 11+ entrance exams to grammar schools, predominantly in Buckinghamshire. In all of these roles the success rate achieved was very high.
Jay is a qualified Solicitor that re-trained to become a Teacher. He is now Head of Maths at a London prep school and has over 10 years experience of successfully helping students to secure top grades at 11+, pre-test, Common Entrance and Scholarship. As an example, of the 22 pupils Year 6 pupils he currently teaches, there were 8 offers each from St. Paul's & KCS Wimbledon, 7 offers from Hampton and many offers from schools such as Westminster, Dulwich College, Reeds, Harrow and Eton.
Jay is a very friendly and empathetic Tutor, having 2 children of his own, aged 8 and 9. At the same time though, Jay uses all of the professionalism and client care skills that he developed whilst working in Law, to provide a first rate service to both students and parents alike.
Jay qualified to teach Maths in 2011, and holds a GTP ('Graduate Teacher Programme') from Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
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"We had recently relocated to the UK and wanted our daughter to prepare for entrance tests to a few independent schools of our choice. She had barely a week to prepare for the tests - Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning, Maths and English. Since each of the schools had different type of tests and as parents we were clueless of the UK educational system, we decided to take help from Owl Tutors. We accepted Jay's proposal and we are very happy to say that our daughter was offered in 2 of the 3 schools so far she had tested with and we are awaiting the results of the 3rd one.
Jay spent 2 hrs each day (total of 10 hrs) prepping our daughter on different topics, and gave her many question papers to work offline. They built a great working rhythm in these few days and our daughter really looked forward to these sessions. Additionally Jay also prepared her for interviews with the School Heads and most importantly gave her the confidence that she can ace the tests. Jay was very flexible with his hours as we had to reschedule a few lessons when our daughter fell ill.
I would recommend Jay any day to anyone who is looking for a good tutor. "
Tuesday, 6th April 2021
Parent of student
"(Student) was accepted into Ardingly but unfortunately not Brighton. We believe the exams went well and that she did not present the picture they were looking for at interview stage.
Jay proved to be an outstanding Maths tutor for our daughter - he prepared her within the space of three short months for challenging school entrance exams. From the very first lesson he identified her strengths and weaknesses and she was quickly on to learning new topics which Jay knew would be potentially covered in the entrance exams Scarlett was sitting.
Jay is encouraging, knowledgeable, full of tips and alternative ways of addressing questions. He is firm on the basics and effusive and very genuine in his praise. Our daughter went from believing she was struggling in Maths to being very confident and actually finding it is one of her strongest subjects.
She looked forwards to every session, essentially working through past papers at several levels and targeting areas of difficulty, she found them fun and bounced out of them full of news on what she had learned and how intriguing the topic was.
I would without hesitation work with Jay again and highly recommend him, I am only sorry that he is not a teacher at our daughters school !!
Wednesday, 25th November 2020
Parent of online 13+ student
"My son really enjoyed his maths sessions. Jay managed to make maths fun and the tuition gave some much needed support to us in preparing for secondary school entrance exams."
Monday, 12th October 2020
Parent of online 11+ Maths student
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I have know Jay for over 30 years and his integrity, knowledge and communication skills are exemplary and would highly recommend him to be a Maths tutor.
Monday, 16th December 2019
Jay is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Jay, 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.