Tutor profile - Josh


7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus, English, Maths & Music

Like all our tutors, Josh is a qualified teacher Like all our tutors, Josh holds a degree from a top University Like all our tutors, Josh holds a full, clean criminal records checkJosh holds a Masters degreeJosh holds a degree from a Russell Group University
I wanted to write to you to tell you how pleased we were with the results we got from working with Josh who you introduced us to start of 2021. My daughter was in year 5 at the time so we were relatively late to tutoring compared to some of her peers.

Though our daughter had a good grounding and support from her prep school I know that working with Josh was a huge factor in her success. She’s just had offers from CLSG, Jags, Alleyn's, Sevenoaks and an academic scholarship at St Dunstan’s. The first three would have been considered stretch options for her when we started the process.

If you ever want me to do a reference for Josh I’d be delighted to as our experience has been great. We didn’t do any extra work with our daughter ourselves so Josh did all the out of school work. As well as making sure she was confident on the basics and techniques required generally he proactively worked with her on past papers for specific schools - for example highlighting the different approach to some maths questions for City and what they were looking for. His style also worked really well for us as he’s very calm about the whole process and was able to make her feel comfortable very quickly. She really enjoyed working with him and remained enthusiastic about her lessons throughout which made everything easier for me!

Thank you to you too Lawrence for finding Josh for us.

Parent of 11 plus student

Josh's biography

Joshua has worked extensively as a private tutor both in the UK and abroad, most recently in Italy and Saudi Arabia. Through this work he has developed a style of tutoring in which the student is challenged (through careful questioning) to make their own discoveries and take a high degree of ownership for their learning. He has a detailed understanding of the requirements of both the 7 and 11 plus exams and how these requirements can be translated into manageable goals for a student over time. He can provide tailored assessments and bespoke lesson plans to meet the needs of your child for entry to their chosen school. He has a great love of tutoring as it provides a unique opportunity to focus upon the needs of an individual student. Most recently he has helped students gain places at 11+ at: JAGs, Emmanuel, Streatham and Clapham, Sydenham High School, Blackheath High School for Girls and St Dunstan's. He has also helped children to gain places at 7+ to Blackheath Preparatory School, City of London School for Girls, Alleyn's, Dulwich Prep, Dulwich College and St Dustan's.

Additionally, Joshua is a tutor who has a great breadth of teaching experience and who believes that every student is individual and has the ability to succeed. He has worked in a range of educational contexts: as a workshop leader, a TEFL teacher and a primary teacher on the competitive Teach First programme. He studied music at the prestigious conservatoire, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, focusing on composition and is currently completing a masters at Trinity Laban. During his time at Guildhall, he worked within the community music department of the school and regularly led workshops for primary age students. Through this work he developed a love of teaching, which he pursued after graduation as a TEFL teacher. He has taught a range of students from the very young to adult learners and this experience means that he has a deep understanding of the English language and how students develop their knowledge through support and encouragement.

As part of the Teach First program, Joshua worked for two years in a small primary school outside Bradford. In the classroom he developed his knowledge of the National Curriculum and an understanding of how children learn over time. He places a very high value upon developing a strong relationship with each of his students, working with their interests and adapting his teaching to their learning styles. As a result of this, his classes consistently made excellent progress. In addition to this, he has experience of a wide range of additional needs and has worked with students with ASD, dyslexia and ADHD. In his current role Joshua works with classes in KS1 and KS2. In recent years, Joshua has also worked with a number of students recovering from complex neurological conditions, he has used much of his experience with SEND to help these students and found the experience to be immensely rewarding.

Outside of teaching Joshua has a continued passion for music, singing in a choir and playing for a contemporary music ensemble. He also has a great interest in educational policy and he works hard to keep himself up to date with developments in education at a local and national level.

School entrance experience

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

11+: 3 to JAGs, 3 to Alleyns, 1 to Streatham and Clapham (academic scholarship), 6 to St Dunstan's (1 academic scholarship), 1 to Emmanuel (major/founders scholarship), 1 to Blackheath High School (academic scholarship), 1 to City of London Girls School, 1 to Dulwich College, 1 Trinity, 1 to Brighton College

8+: 1 to City of London Girls.

7+: 2 to City of London Girls, 1 to Eltham College, 1 to Blackheath Preparatory School, 1 Dulwich Preparatory School, 2 to Dulwich College, 1 to St Dunstan's, 1 to Alleyn's.

6+: 1 to Alleyn's

Josh's qualifications

Josh qualified to teach Primary education in 2014, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from . Sheffield Hallam University.

University name Name of degree Year of graduation
Trinity Laban MA Composition 2022
University of Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) 2009
Guildhall School of Music and Drama BMus (Hons) Composition 2009

Subjects tutored:

7 Plus

8 Plus

11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)

13 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)

English (KS1, KS2 and ESL)

Maths (KS1 and KS2)

Music (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel and A Level OCR)

Recent testimonials

Josh was a super star! Kind, calm, gentle and fun. Our son really enjoyed the sessions and we would highly recommend Josh to others.

Parent of 7 plus student

Monday, 21st March 2022

Here's where Josh can teach


  • Kings Cross, Finsbury (west) (WC1X)
  • High Holborn (WC1V)
  • Gray’s Inn (WC1R)
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital (WC1N)
  • St Pancras (WC1H)
  • University College London (WC1E)
  • Bloomsbury, British Museum (WC1B)
  • New Oxford Street (WC1A)
  • Drury Lane, Aldwych (WC2B)
  • Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Royal Courts of Justice (WC2A)
  • Hatton Garden (EC1N)
  • Westminster

  • Somerset House (WC2R)
  • Charing Cross (WC2N)
  • Leicester Square (WC2H)
  • Covent Garden (WC2E)
  • St. James’s (SW1Y)
  • Belgravia, Knightsbridge (SW1X)
  • Belgravia (SW1W)
  • Vauxhall Bridge, Chelsea Bridge, Victoria Station, Pimlico (SW1V)
  • Victoria Station, the Houses of Parliament, Vauxhall Bridge, Pimlico (SW1P)
  • Buckingham Gate, Victoria St, Birdcage Walk (SW1H)
  • Buckingham Gate, Victoria Station (SW1E)
  • Whitehall, Buckingham Palace (SW1A)
  • Islington

  • St Luke’s, Bunhill Fields (EC1Y)
  • Finsbury, Moorfields Eye Hospital (EC1V)
  • Finsbury, Finsbury Estate (EC1R)
  • Clerkenwell, Farringdon (EC1M)
  • City of London

  • St Bartholomew’s Hospital (EC1A)
  • Barbican (EC2Y)
  • Guildhall (EC2V)
  • Bank of England (EC2R)
  • Old Broad Street, Tower 42 (EC2N)
  • Broadgate, Liverpool Street (EC2M)
  • Royal Exchange, Lombard Street (EC3V)
  • Monument, Billingsgate (EC3R)
  • Leadenhall, Lloyd’s of London, Fenchurch Street (EC3M)
  • St Mary Axe, Aldgate (EC3A)
  • Temple (EC4Y)
  • Blackfriars (EC4V)
  • Cannon Street (EC4R)
  • Mansion House (EC4N)
  • St Paul’s (EC4M)
  • Fetter Lane (EC4A)
  • Hackney

  • Shoreditch (EC2A)
  • Tower Hamlets

  • Tower Hill, Tower of London (EC3N)
  • London

  • City of London (EC3B)
  • Lambeth

  • Brixton, Brixton Hill, Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill, Clapham Park, Balham (SW2)
  • Clapham, Stockwell (SW4)
  • Stockwell, Brixton, Clapham (SW9)
  • Camberwell, Denmark Hill, Southampton Way Estate, Peckham (SE5)
  • Dulwich, Dulwich Village, West Dulwich, Tulse Hill, Sydenham Hill (SE21)
  • Herne Hill, Tulse Hill (SE24)
  • Kensington and Chelsea

  • Chelsea, Brompton, Knightsbridge (SW3)
  • Greenwich

  • Blackheath, Kidbrooke, Westcombe Park (SE3)
  • Eltham, Mottingham, New Eltham, Falconwood, Chinbrook, Longlands, Kidbrooke (SE9)
  • Greenwich, Maze Hill, Greenwich Peninsula (SE10)
  • Plumstead, Woolwich (SE18)
  • Lewisham

  • Brockley, Crofton Park, Western Ladywell, Honor Oak (SE4)
  • Bellingham, Catford, Hither Green (SE6)
  • Deptford, Evelyn (SE8)
  • Lewisham, Hither Green, Ladywell (SE13)
  • New Cross, New Cross Gate (SE14)
  • Nunhead, Peckham (SE15)
  • Forest Hill, Honor Oak, Crofton Park (SE23)
  • Southwark

  • Rotherhithe, Bermondsey, Surrey Quays (SE16)
  • East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill (SE22)