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, 12+ Maths, 12+ Verbal Reasoning and 12+ Non-Verbal Reasoning)
Maths (KS1, KS2 and KS3)
Gary has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Gary joins Owl Tutors with 17 years’ teaching experience. He has taught pupils aged between 8 to 13 years in both a classroom setting and through private tuition. Most recently, Gary acted as Head of Mathematics at St George's School Windsor Castle (a role he held for 9 years). Prior to this he taught for 5 years within London, specialising in 11+ and 13+ mathematics, verbal and non-verbal reasoning. In this time, he helped students secure places at a large variety of schools in London.
Gary has a wealth of School entrance experience, and specific achievements of his students include:
- successful application to Eton
- achieving 1st place on King's Scholarship Roll (along with other students who achieved a King's scholarship award)
- Hampton (Common Academic Scholarship Entrance at 13+, Level 3 Common Entrance and 11+ Junior scholarship entrance)
- Wellington (Common Entrance)
- Merchants Taylors (13+)
- Haberdashers Aske (11+)
- Mill Hill (13+)
He has also prepared students for 11+ entrance to independent and non-independent senior schools with regular success being achieved by the pupils.
Gary has experience of teaching pupils with SEN, including those with ADHD, and knows well how difficult school learning can be. Gary’s enthusiasm for Mathematics is transferred to every student he coaches. He will tailor his teaching method with each new student, building confidence and a sound understanding of maths that will benefit the students throughout their careers.
Gary holds a Master of Education and a Degree in Mathematics Education.
Gary qualified to teach Maths in 2008, and holds a Masters in Education, Degree in Mathematics Education and QTS from Open University.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Sunderland University||Mathematics Education BSc||2000|
|Open University||Master of Education (MA)||2008|
"Gary was excellent from the get go. He is professional and thorough and my son really benefitted from his one to one hour sessions with him going through the more complex questions in detail. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him."
Thursday, 10th December 2020
Parent of 11+ student
"Gary did a fantastic job with our daughter. He managed to build a special relationship with her and keep her motivated over a 5-month period. His explanations were very clear and (our daughter) improved very substantially. She moved to the 1st set in maths and did very well in her entrance exams."
Tuesday, 26th May 2020
Mother of online 13+ student (Sevenoaks)
"We put our son for St. Paul’s 8+ entrance exam at the last min of registration, basically left us three months till the actual exam. As we have no any previous knowledge or experience for these type of highly competitive exam and interview to the elite school. We approached Owl Tutors for some advice and they recommend Gary. Gary was absolutely fantastic! Not only he is so good with teaching and our son loved him very much, but also nothing is too much trouble for him, he always there ready to help, answer our all kinds of questions, give advices, so supportive and helpful! At the end our son overall did well on the exam and successfully gained a treasured place at this top school! We can’t thank Gary and Owl Tutors enough, they are really fantastic!"
Wednesday, 22nd January 2020
Mother of 8 Plus student
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Gary and I worked together, where I taught Maths to younger students. Gary was an amazing head of department and all the children who attended this international school made excellent progress. I could see him at any time and he helped me to come up with innovative ways to teach and clearly explain mathematical concepts. He was passionate about providing the children with a firm foundation in mathematics, which he then developed. I was extremely impressed by his teaching, his passion for his department and making it even more successful, but above all, by the awe and respect in which he was held even by those who were scholarship students and those taking The Westminster Challenge. My respect led to us a forming a friendship and although our paths have diverged, I have always kept in touch. Personally, I think he would make a marvellous tutor.
Wednesday, 20th December 2017
Gary is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Gary, 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.