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University of Bristol
2:1  (2008)

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I have 10 years of experience as a full-time tutor – teaching students from 3-years-old all the way up to adults in the workplace.
When in my capacity as ‘Lead Tutor’, I run homeschooling programmes - managing the other teachers and overseeing the students’ curriculums. In addition to this, I travel with families when they go away and teach every subject during their trips.
I have helped many children to get into top fee-paying London schools at 7+, 8+ and 11+. I have also aided students in reaching the very top grades in English, history and philosophy at GCSE and A-level.
I am target-driven whilst also recognising that my tutees learn best when they are enjoying themselves.
I take great pleasure in getting to know my pupils and discovering how they learn, to produce the best possible results. I strive to nurture my pupils’ confidence and take care to help them own their learning, in order to foster -term enthusiasm, inquisitiveness and engagement.
I teach online, travel to my students and also offer lessons at my home.

I understand that, during the Coronavirus outbreak, there may be many parents who would like assistance with their children’s education but might not feel able to pay the one-to-one fees. With this in mind, I’m very happy to discuss the possibility of group prices for online lessons, to help save on costs. Ideally, these lessons would consist of students of the same or similar age.

The areas in which I teach include:
• Literacy and numeracy in early years primary school
• Maths, English and reasoning skills for success in entrance exams to top fee-paying London schools.
• Helping students to reach the very top grades in English, history and philosophy at GCSE and A-level
• Confidence-building
• Essay-writing skills
• Exam technique
• I support adults in the workplace who seek improvement in their English skills and clarity of writing.
• I have also assisted published novelists and writers with their work.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I have been a tutor for 10 years.
I teach English, maths and reasoning at KS1, KS2 and KS3 English, History and Philosophy at GCSE and A-level and English skills to adults.

I am highly experienced in preparing 7+, 8+ and 11+ students for successful entry to at top London independent schools. These include:

Colet Court
Garden House
Bute House
Eaton Square
Francis Holland
King’s College School
Eaton House
Latymer Upper
St Paul’s
Sussex House
Godolphin & Latymer

Case Studies

Catherine and David:
Catherine was 3 years old when I started teaching her. She wanted to start lessons because her older brother was having them. I have been working with the family for several years. As a result, both children are top of their class. David, who is now 8, is reading at a level two years above where his school expects him to be. Catherine is a year ahead of her classmates.

Violet is 4 years old. I am working with her to create a solid foundation in literacy and numeracy. We are focusing on letter and number formation, pencil grip, counting, simple sums and phonics. She was reluctant to work at first. However, she now loves learning in her lessons and regularly continues to work after the lesson has finished. She likes to read things wherever she goes. She also really enjoys earning stickers in her lessons - she is quite happy to tell me when she thinks she has not been good enough to deserve one (she is far stricter on herself than I am!)

Enzo is 5 years old. English is not his first language so he found speaking with other children difficult. This resulted in isolation at school. When I first met Enzo, he did not know the letters of the alphabet. He was aware that he was behind at school and repeatedly asserted that he was ‘just not very good’. I worked with him to fill in the gaps in the foundations of his learning so that he could progress with self-belief. Within a few weeks he was reading simple words. This work has also allowed him to integrate with his peers and therefore gain confidence and make friends. Enzo positively loves learning. We use different media for learning throughout the lesson from sticker books to colouring to special objects I bring in for him.

I helped Jacob with his English, maths and reasoning skills to prepare him for his 7+ entry into Colet Court. Jacob had trouble with concentration and had had difficulty with tutors in the past. We built a good relationship. He received a place at the school.

I taught Johnny literacy, numeracy and reasoning skills, in preparation for his 7+ exam at Westminster this year. Johnny was successful in his exams.

Finley, George and Oscar:
Theo, Peter and Jack are triplets at Garden House school. I tutored them in literacy, numeracy and reasoning skills in preparation for the 8+ exam. They were applying for places at various top fee-paying London schools they were offered places at all of them.

I home-school Conway (11) in history and take him on cultural excursions. Conway absolutely loves history and enjoys our lessons because he feels we “make history come alive”.

I prepared Inigo for 11+ entry into Kew House School. Inigo received a place at Kew House.

I tutored Tosca in English comprehension and composition techniques for her 11+ entry into Godolphin. Tosca sailed through the exams and was offered a place. I was specifically requested to return to help her younger sister, Anahita, succeed in the same exams a year later.

Theo, Peter and Jack:
I have been teaching all the boys in one family whilst preparing the eldest son, Jack, for his 11+ exams. As the boys went to a state school outside Central London, they were about two years behind where they are expected to be in the private system. As a result, we had our work cut out to get Jack up to a level in which he could succeed in such a competitive system. Jack has just accepted his place at Westminster, turning down two scholarships for Trinity School, including their academic scholarship.

Sam was told by the top fee-paying school he attended that he would get a grade C in GCSE history “if he was lucky”. We worked on his history together over the Easter holidays he got an A*. I returned to help him through his A-level history exams. This allowed him to get into Exeter University, despite being told by teachers this was unlikely. I stayed with the family in Wiltshire many times over the years and went on holiday with them to Val d`Isère to tutor and look after Sam and his sister, Bella.

I taught Kat A-level philosophy and history. In philosophy, we worked on how to create structured writing and clear argument. In history we focused on essay structure, fluency of writing and grammar. Kat got an A* in both philosophy and history.

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Feedback For Matilda (5)

We have a total of 5 review(s) for Matilda.

Michael (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Punctual, charismatic, well spoken and understanding My daughter looks forward to her Tutoring every week.

Yi (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very experience tutor who is also very friendly and professional. Highly recommended.

Anju (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Matilda is an extremely bright and knowledgable tutor who has a fantastic grip on tricky topics. Our son is benefitting immensely from her expertise. We most definitely would recommend her.

Esme (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Matilda is excellent all round. She has a lovely manner and has helped Esme with her confidence and skills. Matilda sets helpful homework and Esme enjoys the lessons and the homework.

Sveva (Ms)

5/5 Rating

great tutor, lovely and competent

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