Josh (7 Plus, 8 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus, English, Maths & Music)


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

School entrance experience

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

11+: 1 to JAGs, 1 to Alleyns, 1 to Streatham and Clapham (academic scholarship), 3 to St Dustan's, 1 to Emmanuel (major/founders scholarship), 1 to Blackheath High School (academic scholarship).

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, 1 to Dulwich College, 1 to St Dunstan's.

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.

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.

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 NameName of degreeYear of graduation
Trinity Laban MA Composition2022
University of CambridgeCertificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)2009
Guildhall School of Music and DramaBMus (Hons) Composition2009

Recent testimonials:

"We had a handful of sessions with Josh but they were very helpful with good guidance and teaching. Thanks Josh! "

Friday, 15th January 2021

Mother of online 11 Plus student

Josh is available for online tuition

Josh is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.

Josh can teach in the following locations:


  • 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)