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Oxford and Bristol graduate, and former English & Maths teacher at a top prep school: six of my last class got into City of London following my training. I've successfully prepped children for MTS, UCS, KCS Wimbledon, Eton, Westminster, Haberdashers, QE Grammar, and Henrietta Barnett. I've just finished my PhD in English at Royal Holloway. I tutor in person and online via Zoom using online whiteboards. It works really well and has produced good results.

Tutoring Experience

Y5 & 6 Teacher, St Philip's School, Kensington 2016-19
I taught English & Maths at a top prep school. In addition to inspiring children in the classroom, I was responsible for prepping students for 11+. I have a high success rate: six of my students last year won places at City of London.

5 YEARS as a private tutor - my 11+ and 13+ pupils have won places at UCS Hampstead, QE Boys, Merchant Taylor's, Highgate, Winchester and Eton. I've also coached A level English & Politics: my students have gone from E to A grades, thus securing their places at top universities.

11+ Teacher, Bright Young Things tutoring centre, Harrow. 2015/16

Here are just a few responses from happy parents AND children....
"Dear Nigel, I would like to thank you for all your help. I also want to point out much progress I made with you and how you made little things count. When I had my first lesson with you, I could barely do comprehension well, but now, I can get a scholarship to Habs because of my English. I am very happy that you helped me improve my creative writing and poetry. Before, I was uncertain whether I was good or not and I never seemed satisfied with a certain piece. I feel that you pushed me on my maths but not in a bad way.
Thanks you for all your time effort and consistency."

Anthony, 11+ student, Hampstead
"Nikita got offers from Haberdasher's and Henrietta Barnett after being taught by Nigel at BYT...She plumped for Habs! She found Nigel's comprehension and writing prep very useful, which ensured she was able to get the higher marks. Nigel really helped in explaining word problems and quicker methods in the Maths..." Mrs Bhardwaj, Harrow

"Derin applied to Habs and Henrietta Barnett.She found the comprehension exercises covered by Nigel at BYT helped her structure her answers well in Henrietta Barnett's tougher comprehension tests. Derin thoroughly enjoyed the Year 6 extension course and found Nigel's Maths and English teaching rigorous and fun." Mrs Butler, Harrow

"Avanti applied to North London Collegiate and Haberdasher's and got in with flying colours! Nigel's teaching at BYT boosted her confidence across Reasoning, English and Maths and she felt very well prepared." Mrs Chilkoti, Harrow

English (WJEC) 2015
My student went from a D grade to an A under my supervision.

Politics (OCR) 2015/16
My student went from a U grade to an A under my supervision.

  • A2 English (WJEC, Edexcel, AQA, CCEA, OCR)
  • GCSE English (WJEC, Edexcel, AQA, CCEA, OCR)

Tutoring Approach

I help children to flourish in English and Maths. As a teacher, writer, and former television producer, my whole approach is to bring real enthusiasm to a child's test prep. I creatively respond to their interests, actively incorporating them into questions. With a sense of humour, I nurture a collaborative relationship. This helps children remember methods and have fun while doing it. Kids can conquer 11+ and 13+ mathematics with my one on one tutoring. Fun and friendly, I have a range of bespoke materials and will enthuse your child so they look forward to their test prep. Fractions, percentages, and complicated word problems are broken down and demystified. Rigorous practice helps them master concepts. As a prep school teacher, I've developed my own unique explanations.

I respond actively to a child's interests, incorporating them in new maths problems written just for them. So, if a child likes Chelsea or Arsenal, they might get questions on the whiteboard based on Hazard or Aubameyang's seasonal goal tally.

I absolutely love what I do. Previously, I was a BBC & Channel Four television producer so incorporate creativity into everything I do.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Oxford University2009MastersMSc Indian politics
Bristol University1997BachelorsBA (Hons) English & Drama

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