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Maths and English Tutoring in Tooting

I'm a teacher and children's mindset coach dedicated to giving children the support they need to increase their skills and confidence, enabling them to achieve their very best.

My teaching career started in an ‘outstanding’ primary school in London where I taught a Year 2 class for three years. Since then, I have worked with children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in the UK and abroad (including at one of the leading schools in Central Asia).

As a certified WISDOM coach for children I empower children with the mindset skills to create happiness, confidence and success in all areas of life.

In my spare time I enjoy being active outdoors.

The prices shown are based on in-person tutoring at my house or online tutoring. If you wish me to come to your home please enquire as I charge more, depending on your location, due to the increased time commitment.

At the moment I have one or two spaces available, so do please contact me if you are interested.

Tutoring Experience

I have spent the last three years as a full-time tutor (over 2000 hours), teaching children in-person, online and in small groups. I also work for Exam Papers Plus where I teach on the 7+ and 8+ revision courses as well as invigilating on the mock exams.

Being a teacher with QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) I am fully up to date with the national curriculum requirements and, as my profession is all about learning, I take my own personal development seriously and ensure I am current with the latest developments in education.

I have an enhanced DBS check.

What I can help with:
I specialise in the 7+ entrance exam - English (comprehension, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar), maths and reasoning.

I have helped children successfully gain places at a variety of independent schools including the following:

7+ City of London Junior School, King's College Junior School, St Paul's Junior School, University College School Junior Branch and Westminster Under School.

8+ Dulwich College Junior School, The Harrodian School, King's College Junior School, Rokeby School, St Paul's Junior School, Sussex House and Westminster Under School.

10+ Hampton Court House School.

11+ Alleyn's, Emanuel, Godolphin and Latymer, Hampton School, Harrodian, King's College Senior School, St Paul's School, St Margaret's (Hertfordshire), Streatham and Clapham High School, Thomas's Battersea and Whitgift School.


"...Paul managed to understand my son’s needs well and cater each lesson around his weaknesses brilliantly. Shiva really looked forward to his lessons each week. The lessons enhanced his confidence and performance. Paul was clear in his objectives for each lesson and homework was very thoughtfully arranged to the needs of the child, not just the curriculum. He has been very reliable, extremely professional and courteous."
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"We first got to know Paul Removed through his involvement with test preparation courses run by Exam Papers Plus, which at different times both our sons attended. We were very impressed then by his thorough approach, particularly on English. Our 2nd son Tom initially struggled with English comprehension papers and for this reason we specifically looked for a tutor to coach him in the last 2 months leading up to his 7+ exams. Paul was the obvious choice and was able to achieve a significant uplift in performance within a short timeframe to ensure Tom passed his exam at UCS.

We found a key strength of Paul, no doubt partly stemming from his considerable front line teaching experience, was his ability to accurately assess the right starting level and then build up slowly from that to really ingrain renewed confidence in our son. He hence went into the exams both more confident and more concentrated, which had not always been the case with earlier pre-tests. We are hence more than happy to recommend him to others."
Edward and Noriko Removed - February 2022.

"Paul is an absolutely brilliant tutor and I cannot recommend him enough. My son was a quiet child who was going from a state school education to a private school and so we wanted him to be prepared for the exams. From the moment they started working together, Paul was able to get the best out of him with a soft yet disciplined manner which resulted in my child getting into his first choice secondary school.

Paul taught him for two years, throughout the pandemic and beyond and was always a patient, calm and reassuring teacher who clearly wants the absolute best for his students.

My son is doing really well at his new school and often gets extra credit on his Maths and English work which I believe is still down to the wonderful education he received from Paul."
Danielle, parent of 10+ pupil - November 2022.

"Paul has been a fantastic tutor for my son. The tutoring sessions have been varied and interesting. Paul tailored learning to my son's interests to engage him in creative writing and to maintain his concentration and focus. Paul took the time to provide materials to support my son's learning at home and to provide detailed feedback following the sessions."
Naomi, parent of 7+ pupil - November 2022.

Tutoring Approach

For tutoring the first lesson will be a mixture of assessment and getting to know your child and his or her abilities. The subsequent lessons will therefore be tailored specifically to your child’s needs.

I believe that parental involvement in a child’s education is key and always communicate on progress to parents.

A typical lesson may consist of a warmup/revision activity followed by teaching of a skill and then practice to ensure understanding. It does depend on the age of the child and the child themselves. Younger children usually require a more practical approach.

I offer a money back guarantee on the first lesson. If you decide you do not want to carry on, after the first lesson, then I will refund the cost of the lesson in full.

For mindset coaching, all of my programmes are based on a proven coaching model called The WISDOM System for Coaching Kids or The ACE IT System for Learning and Taking Tests. What makes these models so powerful is that I use storytelling and experiences to help your child develop effective skills for creating change. I have specific coaching packages which focus on particular themes e.g. self-esteem, self-confidence, developing resilience, standing up to peer pressure and developing a learning mindset. Also, I can suggest a bespoke package of sessions relevant to your child's needs.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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


Kingston University2009PGCEPrimary Education
General Teaching Council for England2009QTSQTS
University of the West of England1992BachelorsBSc (BSC) HONS Quantity Surveying
Adventures in Wisdom2022OtherWISDOM Coach Certification

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