11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
English (KS1 and KS2)
Maths (KS1 and KS2)
Hannah has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
After graduating from St Andrews with a degree in International Relations, Hannah spent a year in Hong Kong on a graduate programme, teaching English lessons in a primary school to children aged between 5-11. Upon her return to the U.K. in 2010, she joined the Teach First Leadership Development Programme, where she was placed in a school in West London. From summer 2017, Hannah will become a full time tutor.
During her 8 years as a full time teacher, on top of her teaching responsibilities, Hannah took on a range of leadership responsibilities including Year Group Leader as well as subject responsibilities for MFL and Computing. She has also mentored a range of participants placed in her school through the Teach First programme. She has previous experience of tutoring KS2 children in creative writing.
When working with children, both in and out of the classroom, Hannah is passionate about developing relationships with each individual child she works with, getting to the heart of what engages them and then using this to inspire, motivate and personalise their learning experience. She enjoys presenting learning in real life contexts while also ensuring progress and progression towards the stated learning goals. She has high expectations of every child she works with and has built up a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise about how children learn to support her in this.
When not teaching, Hannah is a keen runner, an avid reader and an enthusiastic cook! She helps run Sunday school at a local church and, whenever possible, also enjoys the chance to visit art galleries, museums and the theatre.
Hannah qualified to teach Primary education in 2011, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from Cantebury Christchurch University College.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of St Andrews||MA (Hons) International Relations||2009|
"Hannah is really organised, kind and attentive to what the children need. She is really professional. Always on time. Comes with a plan. Most importantly the children want to work when she comes."
Friday, 23rd February 2018
Mother of 7 and 11 plus students in London
"Our 6 year old was very nervous about having a tutor, and Hannah recognised this and did a first-class job of making him relax so that he could study effectively and enjoy their sessions. She prioritised his learning needs quickly and effectively, and was a pleasure for us to deal with. We would definitely work with her again and wholeheartedly recommend her to others."
Father of 7 plus Student in Chelsea
"Hannah is kind but firm. She always comes with a clear programme of work for both my children. She always gives me feedback and is open to any suggestions or requirements I’ve had. She works really well with the children. One is about to sit his 8+ and the other is working towards 11+ in a year. They are both making progress."
Thursday, 11th January 2018
Mother of 8 Plus and 11 Plus students, London.
"Hannah arrived prompt and immediately grasped what Emilie's needs were. She was encouraging enthusiastic and inventive in her teaching methods. Emilie loved her so much that she gave her a photo bookmark at the last session to remember her."
Wednesday, 13th September 2017
Client arranging tuition for student in Year 2, South West London
This month, a trial run of an online 5 minute times table test is being performed in 290 primary schools across the country. Whatever your views on this test, the fact remains: times tables are a highly valuable skill to learn and almost always feature in the 7+ and 8+ exams. Therefore, here are some resources to support your child to learn them.
Hannah March, 2018
As a full-time tutor, Hannah often gets enquiries from parents about supporting children with creative writing for the 7+. A passionate reader herself, Hannah regularly uses books to encourage the children she works with to love language and fill their own stories with inspiration! Here are two simple ways parents can support with this process.
Hannah March, 2018
As both a teacher and a tutor, Hannah has worked with many children who present as reluctant writers or who appear to not have many ideas to begin a story. "Talking Pictures" is a simple yet highly effective 4 step strategy to get your child’s creative juices flowing and to kick-start the story writing process.
Hannah August, 2017
In this blog, Hannah sets out five activities which can help your child to prepare for their 7 Plus or 8 Plus school entrance interview. Using these five activities as part of a long-term strategy will build your child's confidence in speaking and ensure their personality shines through on the day.
Many entrance exams at 7+, 8+ and 11+ ask children to write a story – usually giving around half an hour for this part of the assessment. In such a short time, the beginning of the story should be captivating! In this blog, Hannah sets out how you can help your child to develop their story writing skills and grab the attention of the examiner.
Hannah November, 2016
Reading and conversation are of course both excellent ways to develop your child's understanding and use of the more complex language needed to do well in school entrance exams.
However, the vocabulary requirements of entrance exams are demanding, and more overt teaching is sometimes necessary. Children not only need to be able to understand the meaning, but sometimes must also explain why a writer has chosen a particular word, or use their understanding of the word to explain a character or atmosphere in a text.
Hannah August, 2016
Hannah, 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.