11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
Ria has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Ria has taught at a number of independent schools and has considerable experience of preparing children for their 7+, 8+ and 11+ exams.
Following her graduation from Cambridge University where Ria specialised in English Literature with Education, she went on to teach in a variety of primary schools, mostly independent preparatory schools. She also became Head of Year at a number of these schools and took part in a Teacher's International Professional Development exchange visit where she was given the opportunity to teach in China.
As a hard-working, enthusiastic, caring and dedicated teacher, she will give 100% effort to any given project. She has been teaching for 17 years and has taught a wide range of age groups, predominantly Years 1-4. She also tutors a range of children up to Year 6, her experience in private schools helping to prepare these children for their 11+ exams so they can approach these exams with confidence.
Some recent testimonials from parents of children that are currently being tutored by Ria had this to say:
'Ria has been a fantastic tutor to our son at Radlett Prep. A few weeks of lessons have made a big difference to his performance at a very academically demanding school that feeds children into top schools like Habs, Merchant Taylors, Westminster. Ria always comes well prepared, with tons of tutorial materials and suggestions for online learning. The lessons are very well structured, she is a very effective communicator, ensuring that each lesson provides a fun and at the same time demanding learning environment for our eight-year old. I could not recommend Ria higher. We have had other tutors before, but no one like Ria, who we hope will be taking our son all the way through to 11+ preparation.'
'It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Ria. I have had the pleasure of viewing her professional development over the past two years. I can say with confidence that she is a great teacher for my son. She is a very confident and responsible person, a Cambridge University graduate and an experienced primary school teacher. Ria joined our family to support and develop my son in his English and Maths. Our son is always excited to see her and work with her which is so lovely to see. Ria makes the lessons as fun as possible and has helped our son to extend his sentences and vocabulary. In Maths, they do lots of fun games and activities too.'
'We highly recommend Ria. Her strong experience, personable approach and carefully planned sessions have been of incredible value to both our son and daughter, as well as my husband and I. She provides excellent feedback following each session, and takes the time to understand and address knowledge gaps so she can bring optimal value. Ria also shows a genuine care for their progress beyond sessions. With the provision of homework as well as recommendations of other ‘enhancement’ activities, we are extremely thankful at how she goes the extra mile.'
'Ria did a great job with my daughter. We started English (Grammar and Comprehension) with Ria during the lockdown when there was no school. Even in the space of 2 months, my daughter's reading/comprehension skills improved immensely, as well as punctuation and grammar. Ria developed a great relationship with my daughter and managed to keep her focussed and motivated. She manages to keep the online teaching experience very personal and real and my daughter is always looking forward to the lessons, while previously it was near to impossible to motivate her to do any home learning. Ria was also extremely helpful in recommending books and extra learning material specifically for my daughter's level, which we enjoy very much. I can't thank Ria enough!'
Ria qualified to teach Primary education in 2003, and holds a BEd (Hons) with QTS in English Literature with Education from Cambridge University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Cambridge University||BEd Hons English Literature with Education||2003|
"Our daughter enjoyed her lessons with Ria the last few weeks. She had her final lesson with her on Wednesday. Ria was great in teaching her in the areas she struggled with and set her appropriate homework. I would highly recommend Ria.
Sunday, 10th January 2021
Mother of 7 plus student
"We are very glad with the writing lessons Ria provided this summer which lay good foundation for his preparation toward 8+ exam. "
Thursday, 3rd September 2020
Mother of online 8 plus tutor
"Ria did a great job with my daughter. We started English (grammar and comprehension) with Ria during the lockdown when there was no school. I didn't want my daughter to miss out Year 2 curriculum therefore I hired a tutor. In the space of 2 months my daughter's reading/comprehension skills improved immensely, as well as punctuation and grammar. Ria developed a great relationship with my daughter, managed to keep her focussed and motivated. She manages to keep the online teaching experience very personal and real, and my daughter is always looking forward to the lessons, while previously it was near to impossible to motivate her do any home learning. Ria was also extremely helpful in recommending books and extra learning material specifically for my daughter's level, which we enjoy very much. I can't thank Ria enough!"
Monday, 17th August 2020
Parent of online Primary student
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Ria was an excellent teacher and year group leader. Her presence at our school is greatly missed.
Friday, 27th March 2020
I have known Ria for about 17 years. Initially as work colleagues, working at an Independent school in Potters Bar and we have remained friends ever since. Ria is a very professional, focused and patient person. She manages to develop a good rapport with her students and has a lovely sense of fun. She is ambitious to provide the most up to date, interactive and stimulating lessons wherever she can. I would definitely recommend Ria to provide excellent tutoring.
Friday, 27th March 2020
Ria is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Ria, 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.