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“Hi Beth, I found out today that all three children have been offered places at Le Rosey for next year. The family are delighted and would like me to pass on their sincerest thanks for all your hard work.”

Theresa, PA to the Saudi Royal family, Dubai, UAE. Residential School Placement Tuition

  • 11+

  • 13 +

  • 7+/8+

  • A Level

  • Drama

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • GCSE

  • International Tutor

  • Oxbridge Applications

  • Senior School Entrance

  • UKiset

Academic History

MA Musical Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

BA English and Drama, University of Bristol 2.1

Accepted on BA English Literature and Drama with Education Studies, University of Cambridge

As at A Level in English Literature, History, Theatre Studies and Psychology

GCSEs: 7 A*s, 2 As, 2 Bs

About Me

Specialist Subjects: Entrance exams at 7+, 8+, 11+, 13+, UKiset and English Literature and Language at all level.

Other subjects:

KS1-3, GCSE and A Level Drama

English as a Foreign Language (EFL)

Oxbridge entrance: Personal statements and interview technique

UCAS admissions and personal statements

Coursework and dissertation help: planning, structuring, editing and proofreading.

International assessments: TOFEL, IELTS and the American SAT Tests.

Recent tuition

I work with a range of students on a daily or weekly basis. My students attend a mixture of private and state schools and some have learning difficulties (from mild dyslexia to severe ADHD). Each student had a unique educational goal i.e. 13+ entrance, re-sitting GCSEs or improving their study habits. On average, students taking formal examinations improve two grades during their time with me.

I have experience and success with schools including Le Rosey (Switzerland), Wellington, Tonbridge, Westminster, St Paul’s, Latymer, Oundle, Dulwich College, Godolphin, Lady Eleanor Holles, Cheltenham Ladies College, Wycombe Abbey, D’Overbroecks, Harrow, Eton, Charterhouse and Brighton College.

Please find below a snapshot of my tuition experience and some examples of recent students.

In Dubai I taught English Language and Literature as well as EFL to children of all ages. I also had a number a number of private clients for 11+ (English, Maths and Reasoning), 13+, Interview skills and History. My students came from a range of cultural and educational backgrounds and some had learning difficulties.

Provence: I spent a summer working privately with one family, helping prepare their two children Theodore and Gisele for 7+ and 11+ entrance to Sussex House and Wycombe Abbey respectively. The time was spilt between their estate in Devon and Provence, France. We covered a programme of English, Maths, Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning and Interview Technique. The children made excellent progress over the summer and are in an excellent position for their upcoming assessments.

I have a network of expat clients (British, European, American and Australian), but also a cluster of VIP clients, including UAE royalty.

Royal residential role – 11+ and 13+ : I was brought in as an 11+ and 13+ specialist to prepare the three children of a Saudi Sheikh for entrance to Le Rosey, a sought after Swiss boarding school. The family live in the Burj Khalifa, Dubai, so I was flown out to tutor them intensively in English, Reasoning and Interview Technique for a month. All three siblings (aged 8, 10 and 13 years old) received offers.

11+ Exam Preparation:

I worked with Harry over an 18 month period, preparing him for entrance to Latymer School. We had three lessons a week (English, Maths and Reasoning). I also scheduled in special Interview Skills lessons as the assessment day drew nearer. Harry made strong progress over the course of tuition and showed great enthusiasm in his lessons with me. He successfully placed in the top 50 for Latymer, where he is greatly enjoying school life.

11+ Exam Preparation:

Isabelle’s parents had always wanted her to go Lady Eleanor Holles School, but were aware that she did not naturally excel in English. I worked with Isabelle on her English, as well as Maths and Reasoning. Within a month of starting lessons Isabelle went up a whole level in her comprehension and two levels in her composition. Her ascent continued and she went on to display a real passion for English. She secured a place at Lady Eleanor Holles, much to her parents’ pleasure.

IELTS Preparation, Year 8:

When I started working with Momo his English was very poor; he struggled to score a 3 in his first IELTS practice test. After 4-5 months of regular lessons targeting his individual weaknesses, he was regularly scoring 6s. Upon strengthening Momo’s basic English foundations, our focus turned to sharpening his exam technique. In his final exam, he was 2 points off a 7. He secured offers from all the UK schools that he was sitting the IELTS for. Momo’s grades also went up in all his language-based subjects (humanities etc.) because his English was so much stronger after our lessons.

Year 7 CAT4 Entrance Preparation:

I have coached numerous UK and international students preparing for the CAT4 test, with great success. One particular highlight was Kavita, a student based in Mumbai. Her English and Reasoning skills were far below the average for her age group when we started tutorials. I put her through an intensive training programme (covering English, Verbal/Non-Verbal/Numerical and Spatial Reasoning) and over a six-month period her marks soared. She performed brilliantly in the CAT4 and ultimately secured an offer from Wycombe Abbey and other top UK boarding schools.

IB English Literature and Language:

I have been working with Aryan online for four months helping to prepare him for his IB English Literature and Language exam. Aryan is a bright student with a particular gift for maths and the sciences, but struggles somewhat with English. Aryan spends his time between India and boarding school in the UK, so we have followed a flexible programme of online tutorials to accommodate his changing availability and schedule. By working through his key texts, past papers and mark schemes Aryan’s attainment has increased considerably. He is now facing his exams with skill and confidence in getting a good result.

IB Theatre Arts:

Isabella has a real passion for theatre and the performing arts; she loves being on stage. However, she has struggled with the academic side of the IB Theatre Arts course. We have worked together for over a year on strengthening her ability to write with the same amount of passion and clarity she performs with. By breaking down the plays she is studying them and analysing their characters/form/structure in detail she is now able to write with authority on the playwright’s intentions and ideas. Her teacher has noted her improvement and, as a result, raised her predicted grade for her forthcoming exams.

IB Extended Essay:

I recently worked with Mary on her Extended Essay on the musical films Chicago and Dancer in the Dark. The topic of the essay was the presentation of escapism through musical cinema. I helped her develop their ideas, research the subject, provided essay technique advice, and worked with Mary on drafting and re-drafting the essay. I was delighted when she received excellent grades, including the top mark in her class for the Extended Essay.

Online Tuition:

11+ Entrance Exams – Three students secure entrance to St Paul’s, Cheltenham Ladies College and Lady Eleanor Holles School.

GCSE English – Flora who was predicted a C at GCSE English ultimately secured an A* grade.

A Level Re-sits – James who was re-sitting his A Levels was accepted at the University of Edinburgh to read History and English.

Long term 11+ and 13+ – I was first introduced to Egor in the run up to his 11+ assessment for a number of leading London day schools. We worked together on English, Maths, Reasoning and Interview Technique to secure offers from all the schools applied for. His parents later felt that he would benefit from a change of environment and attending a co-educational school, so at 13+ they decided to apply for Wellington College. Again, we worked together to thoroughly prepare him for the exams and assessment day. Egor is now happily settled at Wellington and we maintain our weekly lesson to ensure his academic attainment is kept in check.

Hobbies and Interests

National Youth Music Theatre

Directing and producing theatre

Teaching and working with children

Swimming, running and skiing

Travel

Creative writing, script writing and freelance journalism

Client Testimonials

“I have always wanted to study at Godolphin, as my mother did, but was really dreading the prospect of the interview. I wasn’t sure what questions they would ask and how I should respond. Beth was amazing. She walked me through lots of potential questions and gave me some invaluable tips on how to best present myself. And I got my offer from Godolphin!” – Felicity, Godolphin 16+ Interview

“We had always wanted Isabelle to go to Lady Eleanor Holles School. However, a few months before the entrance exam we became worried that her current school was not giving her the edge she needed. We approached Beth about tutoring Isabelle in English, Maths, Reasoning and Interview Skills. Within a month of starting online lessons there was a noticeable difference in her test scores. Even her teachers commented on the change! She is now looking forward to starting at Lady Eleanor’s next year.” — Cressida, mother of Isabelle (11 years old)

“Hi Beth, I hope you’re having a lovely summer. I just wanted to let you know that I picked up my GCSE results today and I got an A* in English. I can’t believe it, especially as I was predicted a C! Thank you so much, I really couldn’t have done it without you.” — Serena, GCSE English student (16 years old)

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