English (7 Plus, KS1 SATs, 8 Plus, 11 Plus and KS2 SATs)
Maths (7 Plus, KS1 SATs, 8 Plus, 11 Plus and KS2 SATs)
Psychology (16 Plus, AS-Level, A-Level, IB SL and IB HL)
Ally has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Ally has also worked with students aiming to attend the followling schools: Kingston Grammar School, Epsom college and Tiffin School.
Qualified Teacher Status ("QTS") in Primary Education achieved in 2011 from the Institue of Education.
Post Graduate Certificate of Education ("PGCE") in Primary Education achieved in 2011 from the Institue of Education.
BSc (Hons) Psychology achieved in 2010 from Loughborough University
Ally graduated with a First Class degree in Psychology from Loughborough University and qualified as as an outstanding Primary teacher through the prestigious Teach First programme (a fast-track teacher training scheme for high-achieving graduates). Ally obtained the highest-possible ratings for her teaching from Ofsted due to the exceptional progress her pupils made. Ally has also worked in education research, analysing and reporting on key practices of transformative teaching.
She has prepared students for entrance to some of the countries top institutions and thoroughly enjoys working one to one with pupils to help them to flourish academically and enter examinations with confidence.
Ally has a passion for children and young people with a key belief that education unlocks the door to success. Adding to her skills as a teacher she is trained in child counselling and mindfulness, as such her life experiences enable her to offer a more holistic tutoring experience that thoughtfully encompasses the whole child in their learning endeavours.
Adding to Ally's tuition repertoire she also has experience supporting students in psychology studies and has successfully tutored students taking A-Level, AP and IB examinations. In addition she can also work with children experiencing complex learning needs including: global developmental delay, complex language needs, dyslexia, autism and cerebral palsy.
Ally succeeds by tailoring the learning to suit each individual student and believes that every child deserves the right opportunities to enable them to love learning and fulfill their potential. This, alongside her innovative approaches to teaching make her a great tutor.
"I engaged Ally after my daughter had a fairly dispiriting go at a couple of private school prep school entrance tests 7+. It became patently clear that the state system was not equipping her with some fundamentals in Maths - I felt she was more behind then she should have been, but she also hated learning with me. That being the agenda, we chose Ally, and for about 6 months she has come about 3 times a month for c1.5 hrs. The progress from that 1:1 attention was immediately noticeable. My daughter adores Ally and in fact cried when I said we wouldn't need her anymore as Ally moved her towards the goal of getting into the school we wanted. My daughter said that Ally was the best maths teacher that she had ever had. They did a lot more than maths though. Essentially Ally created a fun learning environment where my daughter wrote long letters and stories, happily did pages of maths work, and didn't tire of any of it. Ally is wonderful at creating an un-threatening learning environment, assessing your child and then working at the right pace - patient yet challenging. Thank you Ally for creating more confidence in my daughter for tackling maths, using creative words and in general helping her love to learn. We will not hesitate to contact you via Owl again if something is troubling my daughter."
Thursday, 10th August, 2017
Mother of 7 Plus student in West London
"Ally worked with our daughter while in year 1 and in preparation for 7+ exams. Ally is a qualified teacher who has practiced as a teacher, and this was demonstrated in the work she did. For example, there was innovative coaching/teaching around story writing. We also felt that Ally engaged well with our daughter and managed to maintain focus and interest for each 1 hour session, covering Maths and English."
Wednesday, 10th May, 2017
Father of 7+ student
"Ally is very organised and straight to the point, she is fully capable of working with challenging courses. Ally tutored my daughter who describes her as friendly and very thoughtful. "
Monday, 10th October, 2016
Mother of Psychology student
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Ally September, 2017
Ally, 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.