All Owl Tutors are qualified teachers. We offer one-to-one English tuition at all levels: from Primary and school entrance exams (including 7 Plus, 11 Plus, 13 Plus and 16 Plus) to GCSE, IGCSE, A-Level and IB. We can provide English tuition (in both Language and Literature) at home to students based in London and online to students based all over the world. Refine your results by using the search box above, or view all English tutors below:
After graduating with a BSc Psychology(2:1) from Cardiff, Ruth has taught in various selective independent schools in North London, including four years as a Year 6 teacher at St Albans High School for Girls. She has a wealth of experience in preparation for entrance exams, including English, Verbal and Non verbal reasoning and Maths.
18 hours available per week
Graham attended The Haberdashers' Aske's School, before going on to read Italian and English Literature at Edinburgh University, where he graduated with an Upper Second. After teaching English in Greece, Graham took his Postgraduate Certificate of Education (Secondary English and Drama) at Cambridge University.
30 hours available per week
Julia started her teaching career in 2010 after having completed a CELTA in London. She then went to live for a year in Taiwan teaching English in a local primary school.
2 hours available per week
Emily is a full-time educator with over six years of experience. She is an English Literature graduate (BA) of the University of Aberystwyth where she especially enjoyed papers in Anglo-Saxon, Medieval, female empowerment and Viking Sagas.
4 hours available per week
Josephine is one of our most experienced tutors, having taught and tutored English for the past 20 years, 14 of which were spent in the classroom.
Josephine is now a full-time, professional tutor and draws on her years' of experience - both as a teacher and examiner - to help students excel in public exams (including GCSEs and A Levels) and school entrance exams at 11 Plus and 13 Plus.
10 hours available per week
Sobia is one of our most experienced entrance exams tutors who tutors in Maths, English, Science, VR and NVR at 11+ and 13+. She has a solid track record of success over the years, reflected in voluminous parental and student feedback and testimonials.
4 hours available per week
Judith graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2012 with a first class degree in Primary Education. She has vast experience of planning within the National curriculum and has had her teaching rated as “Outstanding” class teacher.
8 hours available per week
Rachel is a vastly experienced English and music teacher. She holds a degree and PGCE from the University of Durham in both subjects and also has been awarded the LRSM music award.
6 hours available per week
Leo studied English Literature at the University of London, gaining an honours degree followed by a master's degree in Modern Literatures. He has 28 years of experience as a secondary school classroom teacher and Headteacher, achieving the National Professional Qualification in Headship before leading an outstanding school and one of the most prestigious British International Schools in the Middle East, thereby helping thousands of students to make outstanding progress.
15 hours available per week
Meredith is a passionate and engaging teacher who has over 11 years of teaching and tutoring experience in London and abroad. After gaining a First in Psychology she went on to complete her PGCE at the prestigious teacher training department of the University of Roehampton.
2 hours available per week
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Qualified English teachers will have experience in the classroom and, more often than not, experience marking and grading with exam boards. This makes their expertise invaluable. From as early as the 7+ examination there are key differences evident with what schools are looking for, and when you arrive at GCSE, A-Level or IB Diploma, these differences are magnified. It is important that the tutor you choose to guide your child through a key examination is aware of the different mark schemes and assessment objectives for that particular school or exam board. For example, the Kent 11+ is very different to the Essex 11+, and a tutor who offers non-specific provision is not going to help your child effectively. Qualified teachers will have access to exam board material which they have used in their schools and developed themselves to meet the specific needs of their pupils. There is also the issue, particularly with GCSE and A-Level English, of textual knowledge. A qualified English teacher will know Shakespeare plays inside out and understand the contextual intricacies of complex feminist literary theory; an unqualified tutor may attempt this, but without the awareness needed for the top grades. There are key differences between the syllabi of, for example, OCR and AQA, which, depending on the tutor’s knowledge, could mean the difference between hitting those top bands and missing them entirely. Our advice: qualified English teachers who are also tutors offer a wealth of knowledge and experience which really does matter.
Online English tuition offers a world of opportunity and interaction which is particularly useful for today’s busy educational environment. Children do not, in general, have any issues focusing on a screen for an hour! They engage well with up to the minute technology, picking up ways of writing, sharing and collaborating quickly and easily. Google Docs remains the best collaborative tool for older pupils: you can see each other’s cursor and you can actually write something together, one sentence at a time, far more quickly than you can on paper. Documents are created and shared within seconds, and editing is instantaneous. Homework is never lost and it is easy to see when it was done and how long it took – unlike paper versions, which in my experience can be mislaid. For younger pupils, particularly those learning new terminology or practising those tricky grammatical questions that the 7+/8+/10+/11+ boards seem to love, Kahoot or Quizlet are fantastic ways to test them on their knowledge. Pupils can also make up their own quiz, getting inside the mind of the examiner and helping them to understand the mark scheme in a fun, interactive way. There are also great creative writing platforms such as Storybird, and qualified teachers will have their own favourite online tools and tricks which make the experience fun and exciting for every child.
"Maud has been providing my son with exam tips and techniques for his English GCSEs. He has greatly enjoyed working with her. As a scientist he has really appreciated Maud's clarity and precision in pinpointing the difference between a good answer and an excellent answer. He absolutely trusts her experience and insight when it comes to tackling exam questions, and in drawing out a deeper understanding of nuanced meaning in text and poetry. We have valued the way in which her encouragement has given him greater confidence in his own ability to tackle a subject that he has found challenging on occasions. Excellent teaching."