Petersfield Tutor

I am a specialist School Entrance Tutor with four years of experience with both independent and grammar school entry tests. I hold an MA degree from the University of Edinburgh in English Literature and prior to private tutoring, I spent seven years in the third sector managing a 'back to work' programme for vulnerable young people. I also have a keen interest in psychology and child development, and volunteer regularly for our local sustainability centre.

Tutoring Experience

I have been tutoring professionally for four years and have successful experience of many entry and scholarship tests including Eton, Harrow, Kings College, Wallington and Tiffins. With my MA degree from the University of Edinburgh in English Literature, I specialise in tutoring English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning for the 11+, 13+ and 16+ entry levels. I am also experienced at coaching for interviews and enjoy working with a range of candidates including academically gifted and those who may be struggling due to dyslexia or dyscalculia.

Tutoring Approach

I believe in motivating students through praise and encouragement and am most happy when enabling people to fulfil their potential. I am passionate about education and believe that the one-to-one setting is where you can affect the most change. It is the tutor-client relationship that engages students and ensures that learning is absorbed and respected. I enjoy building rapport with my clients and really getting to understand how they learn and which method suits them best.

I typically teach each student for one to two hours a week on a regular basis. I normally recommend working together for a year before the exams are due, but it is also possible to undertake intense training with longer hours much closer to the exams.

The first session will be setting targets and assessing current skills levels so that I can pace future work accordingly. The subsequent sessions will closely follow the subject syllabus, focusing on gaps in knowledge and exam technique. The closer we get to the exams, the more practice papers will be undertaken and exam technique will begin to play an important role. By the end of the course of lessons, we will be going through timed papers and ensuring all areas are familiar to the student.

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


University of Edinburgh2004Masters2:1 MA English
St. Mary's School, Ascot2000SchoolA Levels: English (A), Maths (A), Classical Civilisation (A)
Rating from 3 references


Subjects taught
Entrance Exams