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Andrea F

"Andrea taught my daughter Faye for nine months. They worked on English, Maths, Science and Verbal Reasoning for School Entrance Exams at 11+. Andrea is an excellent tutor and we are very pleased with the help she gave Faye. She is always punctual and polite, and kept us informed in detail about Faye's progress. Faye has dyslexia, and Andrea was especially helpful at helping Faye with her English and Interview Skills. During the time they worked together, Faye grew in confidence and we are delighted that she gained an early place at Thomas's."

11+ Exam Preparation Tuition

  • 11+

  • 13 +

  • Drama

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • GCSE

  • Maths

  • Science

  • Senior School Entrance

Academic History

MFA Theatre, Columbia University, New York Sept ’06 – July ‘09 Grade: Distinction Sponsored by UNESCO ‘A.G. Leventis’ Fellowship Awarded PEO International Scholarship (2008) and Schubert Scholarship (2008)

BA English, St Hilda’s College, Oxford University Oct ’03 – May ‘06 Grade: 2.1

A-Levels, Wellington College, Crowthorne Sept ’01 – June ‘03 English (A), History (A), French (A) 6th Form Academic Scholarship

GCSE’s, English Literature (A*), English Language (A*), French (A*), History (A*), Maths (A), Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Physics (A), Business Studies (A), Music (A)

 About Me

I am an experienced and enthusiastic tutor, with over 10 years of private tuition experience in London. I was awarded my English degree from Oxford, and my Masters with Distinction from Columbia University. I taught for two years at St Paul’s Girls School before choosing to focus full-time on home-schooling and private tuition.  My students achieve excellent grades in A-Levels and GCSEs, and I have a strong track record at 11+ and 13+, with all tutees awarded places at top London Day Schools.

Recent tuition

I am an English and Maths specialist, with an excellent knowledge of Humanities and Sciences for home-schooling to GCSE. In 2016, my students achieved A*/A in all subjects at GCSE and A-Level. I have detailed experience of 11+ and 13+ Entrance Exams with former tutees awarded places at schools including Eton, St Paul’s, Godolphin and Latymer, Latymer Upper, Dulwich, Emanuel, Wycombe Abbey and North London Collegiate. I formerly taught for two years at St Paul’s Girls School and received a certificate in teaching excellence whilst studying at Columbia University. I also regularly mentor students for the US SAT and ACT tests.

Please find below a snapshot of my experience.

A-Level

A-Level English, Sept ‘15 to Jun ‘16

Student awarded A grade

A-Level English, Theatre and Film Studies re-takes, Sept ‘13 to Jun ‘14

Student awarded A grades across all subjects

A-Level Theatre Studies, May ‘13

Student awarded A grade

A-Level English Literature, Mar ‘13 to May ‘13

Student awarded A grade

GCSE (multiple subjects)

GCSE English, Maths, Sciences, Geography and History, Apr ‘16 to Jun ‘16

Student awarded A grades across all subjects

GCSE English, Sept ‘15 to Jun ‘16

Student awarded A*

GCSE Media and Film Studies, Sept ‘15 to Jun ‘16

Student awarded A*/A

GCSE Science, Home schooling

GCSE Science, Hourly tuition

GCSE English and Film Studies, May ‘15 to Jun ‘15

Student awarded A* in both subjects

GCSE Maths and Sciences, May ‘15 to Jun ‘15

Student awarded A* for Maths, A’s for Sciences

GCSE English and Drama, Sept ‘14 to Jun ‘15

Student awarded A* in both subjects

GCSE English as a Second Language, Jun ‘13

Student awarded A grade

IB (multiple subjects)

IB Middle Years Program, English, Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Sept ‘15 to Jan ‘16

Student awarded place at Lancing College

IB Middle Years Program, English, Maths, Chemistry, Geography, Art History

Student awarded place at Southbank International School

Entrance examinations

13+ English and Maths, Oct ’17 to present

13+ Eton Kings Scholarship English, Maths, Science and French (2 year placement). J was successful in securing a scholarship place at Eton

13+ English, Maths and Science, Sept ’17 to present

13+ English. Maths, Science and French (short-term) – G flew through his exams and secured a place at Eton.

13+ English, Geography History and Interview Technique, Sept ‘16 to Jan ‘17

Student offered place at Wycombe Abbey School and Cheltenham Ladies College

13+ English, Maths and Interview Technique, Sept ‘16 to Jan ‘17

Student offered place at Sevenoaks School

*13+ English, Maths, History, Geography, Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning, Interview Technique Dec ‘14 to Jan ‘15

Student offered places at Wycombe Abbey and Benenden

13+ English and Maths Sept ‘12 to Jan ‘13

Student offered place at Wellington College

11+ UKiset, July ’17

11+ English and Computer Pre-tests, June ‘17

11+ English, Maths, Science, History and French, May ‘17 to present

Preparation for end of year exams at St Anthony’s School

11+ Maths, Mar ‘16 to present

Student offered place at Godolphin and Latymer

11+ English, Maths and Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning, Jan ‘16 to present

Student offered place at St Paul’s Girls School

11+ Maths, Sept ‘15 to Jan ‘16

Student offered place at Thomas’s Battersea before 11+ exams, with aim to attend St Mary’s Ascot

11+ English, Maths and Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning, Dec ‘14 to Jan ‘15

Student offered places at Wycombe Abbey and Benenden

11+ English and Maths, Sept ‘14 to Jan ‘15

Student offered place at St Paul’s Girls School

11+ English, Sept ‘13 to Jan ‘14

Student offered place to City of London Girls School

11+ English, Maths and Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning, Jan ‘13 to Jan ‘14

Student offered places to Godolphin and Latymer and St Mary’s Ascot

11+ English, Maths and Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning, Dec ‘13 to Jan ‘14

Student offered a place at Latymer Upper

11+ English and Maths, Nov ‘12 to Jan ‘13

Student offered a place at Godolphin and Latymer

11+ English, Sept ‘12 to Jan ‘13

Student offered place to Dulwich College

11+ English, Maths and Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning, Sept ‘12 to Jan ‘13

Student offered place at Wycombe Abbey

11+ English and Maths, Sept ‘12 to Jan ‘13

Student offered a place at South Hampstead High School

11+ English and Maths, Sept ‘12 to Jan ‘13

Student offered a place at Godolphin and Latymer

10+ English, Maths, Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning, Sept ‘16 to Jan ‘17

Student offered place at King’s College School

10+ English, Sept ‘12 to Jan ‘13

Student offered place to Colet Court

8+ English, Maths and Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning, Jan ‘13 to Jan ‘14

Student offered place at Sussex House School

8+ English, Maths and Verbal/Non-Verbal Reasoning, Sept ‘12 to Jan ‘13

Student offered place at Wetherby

English Language

English Language Tuition, Apr ‘12

Conversation class and London trips for two Swiss students, age 14 and 8.

English Language Tuition, Jan ‘12 to Mar ‘13

Beginners language teaching for 15 year old Thai student

English Language Tuition, Set ‘12 to Dec ‘13

Beginners language teaching for 10 year old Syrian student

US University preparation

US ACT Exam Preparation, July ‘17 to August ‘17

US ACT Exam Preparation, July ‘17 to August ‘17

US SAT Exam Preparation, Sept ‘16 to Mar ‘17

Student offered place at Yale Univ.

US SAT Exam Preparation, Oct ‘13 to Mar ‘14

Student offered place at Columbia Univ.

US SAT Exam Preparation, Sept ‘13 to Mar ‘14

Student offered place at Georgetown Univ.

US SAT Exam Preparation, Sept ‘12 to Mar ‘13

Student offered place at Harvard University.

Hobbies and Interests

I also work as a Resident Director at the National Theatre and as an Associate Director on West End musicals.  My interests are in the Arts: film, theatre and visual arts.

Client Testimonials

Testimonial from 11+ parent: “Andrea taught my daughter Faye for nine months. They worked on English, Maths, Science and Verbal Reasoning for School Entrance Exams at 11+. Andrea is an excellent tutor and we are very pleased with the help she gave Faye. She is always punctual and polite, and kept us informed in detail about Faye’s progress. Faye has dyslexia, and Andrea was especially helpful at helping Faye with her English and Interview Skills. During the time they worked together, Faye grew in confidence and we are delighted that she gained an early place at Thomas’s.”

  • Entrance Exam Specialist

  • Home schooling Experience

  • Multidisciplinary