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Glowfly supports learning in subjects across key stages 2, 3, 4 and 5. Whether it be 11+, 13+, GCSE or A-Level, we have a team of expert practitioners with many years of experience.

We have expert knowledge of our curriculum and experience in Education. Teaching is our passion.

Currently working in UK schools, we maintain a secure, specialist understanding of the National Curriculum during this period of change in learning and assessment frameworks in UK schools. We are up-to-date and pedagogically aware. Learning and growing. Selectively.

Having worked in leading independent schools throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe, we also have experience of delivering the British curriculum in an international setting.

I’m also an expat parent so realise the challenges of ensuring children maintain a level of attainment that guarantees a relatively seamless entry/re-entry into UK schools.

Now back in an international setting and supporting my own year 10 daughter as she prepares for GCSEs, I appreciate the necessity to maintain standards, affording international students the same opportunities to access top UK sixth forms and universities.

We have significant experience of managing the Independent school application, assessment and interview process for entry into UK independent schools – as teachers and parents. We can therefore endeavour to support parents and children through the process and alleviate associated concerns.

Continuity of provision is guaranteed – due to the medium, we can conduct lessons wherever you are in the world – if you travel, if you move country – we can still continue to support your learning.

LISA

LISA

Primary / Middle School Specialist
7 to 13+ English and Maths

  • UK Qualified Educator – BEd (Hons), MA in Ed
  • UK Independent and LEA school experience
  • Leading International School experience – Asia, Europe, Middle East
  • Examination Invigilator (Independent Assessments 7+ to 13+, SATs)
  • Leading Literacy Practitioner / LEA English Moderation Working Party / Literacy Pilot Team Leader
  • Pastoral and Subject Management roles in leading International and UK Independent Schools
  • Ofsted – Outstanding Teacher
  • Current and extensive professional development
  • Currently teaching in UK schools

HELEN

Secondary School Specialist
11+ to ‘A’ Level English

7 to 13+ English and Maths

  • UK Qualified Educator – BA (Hons) English Literature, PGCE Secondary English Education
  • Current AQA GCSE Examiner – English Literature
  • Curriculum Leadership roles – Head of English
  • Literacy Action Group and Leader of Literacy
  • Qualified Cambridge Assessor of Speaking and Listening Exams
  • Teacher of IGCSE and GCSE Language and Literature, and ‘A’ Level English Literature
  • Ofsted – Outstanding Teacher
  • Current and extensive professional development
  • Currently teaching in UK schools

RACHEL

Maths
11+ to A level Mathematics

  • UK Qualified Educator – BSc (Hons), PGCE Secondary Mathematics, MA in Secondary Education
  • Current AQA GCSE Examiner and Edexcel A level Examiner
  • Member of the Senior Management Team and responsibility for whole school teaching and learning and CPD
  • Secondary  Teacher for Mastery Specialist for the Great North Maths Hub
  • Lead Practitioner for Mathematics
  • Current and extensive professional development
  • Ofsted – Outstanding teacher
  • Currently teaching in UK schools

Debbie

Maths

  • Secondary School Specialist
  • 11+ to GCSE Maths
  • UK Qualified Educator
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics, PGCE Secondary Mathematics
  • AQA GCSE Examiner for four years.
  • Teacher of maths for twenty years and Subject Leader for mathematics and numeracy for eight years.
  • I have taught in UK secondary schools for almost twenty year and have held more senior posts, including assistant SENCO, assessment coordinator, second in department and head of department for the last twelve. I am currently head of a large and successful maths department. I enjoy teaching and like to make sure that all of my students understand and master the subject.

Lucy

Science

  • UK qualified educator BSc (hons) biochemistry PGCE in secondary science (chemistry)
  • Current edexcel examiner for both combined science
  • Experienced examiner of both AQA and OCR combined science
  • 10+ years experience of teaching secondary science and a-level applied science
  • Leadership role – associate director of science for NET teaching GCSE across North East schools.

Lyndsay

Science

  • UK qualified educator BSc (hons) psychology, PGCE in secondary science (chemistry)
  • Current edexcel examiner for both combined science and triple chemistry
  • 10+ years experience of teaching secondary science and a-level chemistry
  • Leadership role – head of chemistry

Michael

Business, Economics and Maths

  • UK qualified educator
  • LLP (hons) Law
  • PGCE in secondary Business Studies
  • Current examiner for Cambridge assessment iGCSE Business
  • Leadership role – head of subject
  • Subject knowledge specialism course in Maths

Mike

Science

  • UK qualified educator BSc (Hons) Materials Science, PGCE in secondary science (Physics).
  • Former OCR examiner for GCE Physics
  • 10+ years experience in teaching science and physics from key stage 3 to GCE
  • Leadership role – Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator

Charlotte

Science and Maths

  • UK qualified educator
  • PGCE in Secondary Science
  • AQA GCSE Biology Examiner
  • Assistant Head of Science and STEM coordinator
  • GCSE Science, Maths and A level Biology tutor

Yakov

Economics

  • Teacher of Economics in leading independent school
  • Economics and Management degree – King’s College London

Serena

Physics

  • Physics teacher in a leading independent school (independent school of the year)
  • GCSE Physics and A-level Physics
  • PGCE in Physics and Maths, Imperial College London
  • PhD in Astrophysics

Maryam

Media Studies A Level teacher

  • PGCE from IOE, UCL, ranked first in the world for Education

16 years experience in the Film and Animation Industry working for Oscar nominated movies as such as Enchanted. Her appreciation of Film and animation has led her career path to working for Disney and Warner Brothers after having won International awards and screenings at Pixar and Dreamwork’s studios. Her credits include movies as such asHarry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia and many more. She enjoys illustrating and writing in her spare time

Phil

Computer Science, Physics and IT

  • 11+ to A Level Computer Science and Physics
  • UK Qualified Educator – BSc (Hons), PGCE Physics and Computer Science
  • 28 years’ experience teaching Physics and Computer Science
  • Head of department in three outstanding London independent schools
  • 10 years senior leadership experience leading IT strategy across three outstanding schools
  • Coding languages include Python, VB.net, C# and Small Basic
  • Graphic and Website Design specialism which includes a good knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver and Affinity Photo
  • Currently tutoring Physics and Computer Science, mentoring newly qualified Computer Science teachers and delivering IT strategy to schools including using
  • Office 365 and Teams

Karen

Spanish and French

  • 10 years’ experience teaching Spanish in UK schools from KS3 to A level.
  • Experienced tutor for English students learning Spanish
  • PGCE Masters in Spanish and French
  • Cambridge English qualified teacher (CELTA trained)
  • Currently working as an English teacher in a bilingual school in Spain.
  • Experienced examiner for GCSE Spanish with AQA and Pearson.
  • Native English speaker, fluent in Spanish with the ability to speak French to a high level.

Jill

Geography

  • UK qualified educator
  • BA Geography Degree and PGCE in Secondary Geography.
  • Over seven years secondary teaching experience, teaching both Geography and Sociology, with specific focus on GCSE and ALevel, Edexcel and AQA specifications
  • Previous leadership role = Head of Geography and Sociology
  • Currently working in an International School as the Lead Teacher of Geography, teaching the International Baccalaureate, Diploma Programme

Arjun

Maths

  • PhD in Mathematics, and works full time as a tutor, online or in the London area
  • Specialises in A level and degree level as well as supporting students through the university application process, specifically with the STEP exam

Olivia

Chemistry

  • Secondary School Specialist 11+ to ‘A’ Level Chemistry
  • 11+ to GCSE Physics and Biology
  • UK Qualified Educator – BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science,
  • PGCE Secondary Science (Specialism in Chemistry)
Current OCR A A-level Examiner – H432/01 Chemistry
DELTA qualified EAP pre-sessional tutor
  • FCE, IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC preparation
  • Ofsted – Outstanding Teacher
  • Current and extensive professional development
Currently teaching in UK schools

Olivia is also experienced in working with English for Academic Purposes, or EAP. This is a study of linguistics appropriate for non-English speakers to adapt their written assignments to university level.

Charmaine

French

Career of 35 years mostly in France for companies like Disney, Eurotunnel, and Nissan in international HR related roles. PGCE in secondary French with Spanish to kick off a second career and 2 years experience as a language teaching for the North Tyneside Learning Trust (47 secondary middle and primary schools in the area)

Oli

History

  • UK qualified educator BA (Hons) History PGCE in secondary history
  • 5 years of classroom experience including leadership of a History Department
  • Experience of AQA and OCR A Level exam boards
  • Confident delivery of a broad range of material at GCSE
  • Track record of excellent results as both a private tutor and teacher

Rachel

English

  • U.K. Qualified Educator, PGCE Primary Education
  • Reading Recovery Teacher (UCL 2015)
  • KS1 and Lower Key Stage 2 – reading and writing specialist
  • Valuable experience with learners with autism and dyslexia
  • Currently teaching in U.K. schools

Stacey

Maths and Science

  • UK qualified educator – BA Natural Sciences (University of Cambridge), SCITT (Outstanding) (Carmel College/St Mary’s University).
  • Experience of teaching Maths and Science in Key stages 3-5.
  • Experience of leading teacher subject specialism training for maths.
  • Experience of working 1:1 with students with special educational needs
  • Experience of OCR (including OCR MEI), Edexcel, AQA and IGCSE exam boards
  • Specialises in stretching and challenging students to achieve their full potential

Claire

KS2 Specialist

  • UK Qualified Educator – BA (Hons), MA
  • UK Independent and LEA experience
  • 11+ teaching
  • Experience of SEN and EAL teaching
  • Subject leadership in UK independent schools – Head of English
  • Senior Management Team in 3-18 independent school and leading prep school
  • Curriculum development experience
  • Current and extensive professional development

Patricia

Spanish

Patricia is a law graduate that has been working as an independent Spanish tutor now for nearly 20 years. In this time she has worked with children from top independent schools like Rugby School, Uppingham, Oundle and Leicester Grammar School. She has helped students secure level 9 and A* in GCSE, IGCSE , As and A level. She works with children across the age range and also teachs adults. Patricia also works as a translator and has worked on projects for the British Council and the popular school’s KS3 and KS4 publication Mary Glasgow.

Sam

Physics

CPhys, MBA, BEng, MInstP, CELTA Well-qualified online physics tutor, examiner with major UK exam board, and author of physics textbooks. Several years’ experience in all UK exam boards for Secondary age children in KS3, GCSE, IGCSE, A level and International A level. Routinely supported students across the 11-19 age range to achieve several grade improvement. Over 50 five-star reviews.

James

English

  • Experienced and impassioned Cambridge-educated teacher of English Language and English Literature across the whole cohort and ability range, 13-18, for both IGCSE and OCR exan boards
  • Successful director of Oxbridge English admissions in the independent sector: A Level and close reading specialist, with students achieving ELAT scores, on average, of 90% or over
  • As a former award-winning journalist, I combine a knowledge of the practicalities of the subject, with a passion for poetry, scholarship and creative writing

Hannah

English

Hannah has taught English in some of the UK’s most competitive independent schools since graduating from Newcastle University with a postgraduate degree in English Literature in 2011. She has split her teaching between secondary and preparatory level and has an excellent overview of all stages of a child’s educational development, from 7 to 18. She is very familiar with the Common Entrance syllabus, having been involved with the small focus group tasked with revamping the specification in 2019. Hannah has prepared children for examinations ranging from 11+ Common Entrance to Higher IB and has specialised in Sixth Form teaching in the past. She has also helped students prepare applications for scholarship and for university (including Oxbridge).

Mandy

GCSE & A-Level Maths Specialist

  • UK Qualified Teacher (PGCE Maths & Outdoor Education)
  • Current A-Level Examiner for A-Level maths and A-Level further maths with a main exam board.
  • National SEN Coordination (NaSENCo) qualification
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Inclusion
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning
  • Currently teaching in a UK sixth form.
  • Mum to three teenagers.

Catherine

Business and Enterprise

  • Business and Enterprise Teacher
  • BA Hons in Business and Education with Qualified Teacher Status – UK
  • 28 years teaching experience(( across KS 3, GCSE, A-Level, Btec, Degree
  • BTEC examiner for 2yrs
  • Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Teacher of the Year for the last two consecutive years
  • OFSTED September 2021 – Outstanding Teacher
  • I am a hugely passionate and committed teacher who strives to help each student reach their full potential, in a fun learning environment

Ishani

English and Drama

  • UK qualified educator BA (Hons) Acting , PGCE in English (Teachfirst – rated Outstanding) + PGCE Diploma in English Education (Institute of Education)
  • 10 years of classroom experience in English and Drama including current leadership of Drama Department
  • Seven years’ experience as an examiner for Eduqas Drama specification – all components
  • Extensive Experience teaching EDUQAS GCSE and A LEVEL Drama and theatre studies and IB Theatre
  • Experience of Cambridge and Edexcel IGCSE English Literature and Language
  • Track record of excellent results as Head of Department and teacher including 100% L9-8 in GCSE practical performance components and A*-B grades at A-LEVEL.
  • Experience leading CPD on achieving highly in Drama to UK based teachers/HoDs
  • Experience of working 1:1 online and in person

Christina

PE

  • UK Qualified Educator B.Sc (Hons) Sports Science, PGCE Secondary Physical Education
  • Current OCR A Level Assistant Principal Moderator and GCSE Team Leader for Physical Education
  • Current OCR A Level Examiner for Physical Education
  • 19 years’ experience of teaching secondary Physical Education

Caroline

Maths

  • UK qualified
  • BSc Mathematics PGCE
  • 25 years teaching experience in a variety of settings
  • I have taught in independent schools in London, Cambridge and Newcastle – teaching Maths to students from Year 6 to A Level.
  • I also spent 7 years teaching in hospitals in North East England
  • I am an Examiner for Edexcel A level Maths
  • I currently teach part time in a boys independent school in Newcastle.
  • I am a Mum to two teenage girls and enjoy walking my 2 dogs on the beach in my spare time.

Amanda

English

  • BA Honours in French and Portuguese, MA in English and North American Literature, Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development
  • Experience in independent schools abroad and in the UK as English teacher, Head of English, Head of Sixth Form, Director of Careers and Higher Education.
  • A passionate lover of literature, with experience of: English and English Literature at A Level; IB English Literature A (SL and HL) and Extended Essay in English; English and English Literature GCSE and IGCSE; Key Stage 3 English and English Literature
  • Skilled with supporting students with UCAS (UK), Common App and Coalition (USA) and other application procedures in countries worldwide, including Personal Statements, Common App essays and similar.
  • More than fifteen years’ experience supporting applicants to competitive universities and courses, in particular Oxford, Cambridge, Medicine.

Michelle

Primary specialist / KS2 SATs

  • UK Qualified Educator – BA (Hons) First Degree
  • Mainstream primary specialist, with 10 years experience in Y6 preparing students for SATs examinations.
  • Extensive knowledge of requirements for Grammar, Maths, Reading and Writing assessment at KS2
  • Experience of catch up/booster teaching in small groups and 1:1
  • Experienced local authority moderator for writing at KS2
  • Have held various subject leaderships roles in UK schools
  • Outstanding Teacher
  • Current and extensive professional development
  • Currently teaching in UK schools

Charlotte

Psychology

  • UK Qualified Educator, BSc (hons) Psychology.
  • Head of Psychology in a leading UK International Baccalaureate school.
  • Current International Baccalaureate Examiner.
  • Dynamic and experienced tutor working with students across a range of exam boards including IB, AQA, OCR and Edexcel.
  • Creative and engaging lessons that are tailored to a variety of learning needs and incorporate quirky memory retention techniques.
  • Experienced in supporting university applications and interviews to top universities including Oxford and Cambridge, as well as US applications.
  • Nominee for Pearson’s Secondary School Teacher of the Year.

Doug

History and Politics

  • UK qualified educator BA (hons) History, PGCE Secondary History, Advanced Skills Teacher, BT Secondary Teacher of the Year (Northeast)
  • Current Edexcel Examiner for A Level Politics
  • 15 + years of experience of teaching GCSE and A Level in both the state and private sector
  • Leadership role – previously Head of History, currently Head of Politics

Ann

English

  • UK Qualified Educator – BA (Hons) English Literature, PGCE English, ages 11-18, BA (Hons) History, MA English Literature
  • Previous experience as AQA GCSE Examiner – English Language and EDEXCEL A Level – English Literature
  • 20 plus years experience teaching in a variety of schools and colleges in the UK and in Switzerland
  • Currently teaching in an IB school in Switzerland
  • Currently Examiner for IB Diploma, English A

Dan

English

  • Secondary School Specialist
  • 11+ English Language and English Literature
  • A-Level English Language
  • BSC (hons) English, PGCE Secondary English, NPQML, NPQSL
  • Teacher of English for 20 years and English Team Leader for 12 years.
  • Also acted as Director of English at Senior Leadership level and across local LEA.
  • Experienced examiner of AQA GCSE Language
  • Ofsted: Outstanding Teacher
  • Currently teaching in UK schools

Tanya

Science

  • Secondary school specialist
  • 11+ to A level Science with Biology
  • UK qualified educator BSc (Hons) Human Biology
  • PGCE Science with Biology
  • 7 years experience teaching GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics and A level Biology
  • International experience teaching IGCSE and IBDP
  • Former KS3 co-ordinator for Science
  • Currently Head of Biology in a UK school.
  • Former Edexcel Biology examiner for GCSE higher Biology
  • Current AQA examiner for GCSE Biology

Rosemary

English and Maths

  • Key Stage 1 and 2 Primary School specialist.
  • 5 to 11 English, Phonics and Maths
  • BEd (Hons)
  • 27 years Primary school teaching experience
  • Keys Stage 1 OFSTED outstanding teacher
  • Maths coordinator and lead teacher in a Primary School
  • Science coordinator in a Primary School
  • Phonics lead Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2 SATS marker for KS2 Maths and Science
  • Current and extensive Professional development
  • Special Education Needs training for dyslexia and ASD
  • School based tutor for teaching training for SKITT and PGCE courses
  • Currently teaching in a UK Primary school

Darron

Psychology

  • Qualified Teacher Status (UK), Psychology Degree, PGCE and MEd
  • AQA Examiner
  • AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL and IB experience
  • Over 20 years experience teaching A-Level Psychology
  • Head of Department for over 10 years
  • Worked in the top Independent school for IB globally between 2006 – 2011
  • Worked in top day independent school in Surrey
  • Constantly raise academic standards through value-added success.

Rachel

Geography

  • Secondary school specialist
  • Geography
  • 11+ to A Level
  • UK Qualified educator. Geography BA Hons. PGCE in Geography
  • Teacher of Geography for fifteen years
  • Currently Head of Geography in a leading UK independent school
  • Nine years international experience In top British International school In the UAE
  • Leadership experience in the field of Well-being as well as in a pastoral setting
  • Edexcel examiner
  • Outstanding teacher
  • Have taught a number of exam boards in career

Vanessa

Business

  • Business A Level and GCSE
  • PGCE Business Education
  • BA Hons Management and Marketing
  • Over 10 years teaching A level and GCSE Business
  • Experience teaching Edexcel, OCR and AQA
  • Principal examiner
  • Assessment author (A level exam papers)
  • Private tutor for over 10 years with a high success rate

Alice

English

  • 1st Class Degree BA Hons in English Language and Literature (University of Sheffield)
  • PGCE and UK qualified educator
  • 11+ to A Level teaching experience in English
  • Very experienced in A Level and GCSE English examinations
  • Former AQA GCSE Language Examiner
  • Over 5 years classroom experience and proven track record of achieving results
  • Currently teaching in UK schools

Luke

Politics and Business

  • Sixth form specialist
  • Specialist subjects; Politics, Business (A-Level & B-TEC) and EPQ. Previous experience teaching Sociology.
  • Examiner for Edexcel Politics and AQA Business & Sociology
  • UK qualified educator: BA (Hons), ProfGCE, PhD
  • PhD in Political Science from a leading Russell Group university.
  • Seven years teaching experience in the independent and state sixth form sectors
  • Two years international tutoring experience, specifically China
  • Experience teaching in the higher education sector in the UK and Canada
  • Currently teaching at a leading HMC independent school

Karen

Classical Studies, Ancient History, GCSE Ancient Greek, Italian

  • Secondary School Specialist
  • 11+ – ‘A’ Level Latin, Classical Studies, Ancient History, GCSE Ancient Greek, Italian
  • Common Entrance Latin
  • UK Qualified Educator – BA (Hons) Ancient Mediterranean Studies PhD Classics PGCE Secondary Classics Education, RSA Cert. TEFL, NPQSL
  • Former OCR Examiner GCSE Classical Studies, ‘A’ Level Ancient History
  • Curriculum Leader Roles – Head of Classics; Whole School Literacy Coordinator
  • Formerly Sir William Fraser Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Edinburgh (post held for ten years)
  • Teacher of GCSE Latin, Classical Studies, Ancient History, ‘A’ Level Latin, Classical Studies, Ancient History for over twelve years
  • Manager and lead teacher of English as a Foreign Language in private school in Italy for five years

Stuart

Maths

  • Secondary Mathematics specialist (11+, 13+ & iGCSE)
  • UK qualified educator
  • BSc(hons) Business and mathematics
  • PGCE in secondary Mathematics
  • Examiner at GCSE level
  • Head of department for 4 years
  • 15 years experience teaching mathematics
  • Track record of excellent results both as a tutor and school teacher

Rachel

Hsitory

  • UK Qualified Educator – BA (Hons) History, MA British History, MEd Practitioner Enquiry with Distinction, PGCE Secondary History
  • 10 years’ experience teaching KS3, GCSE and A Level History across the range of exam boards
  • Head of History in an ISI-rated Excellent UK independent school with further experience of teaching in independent and LEA schools
  • 10 years’ experience as an Edexcel examiner both as senior examiner and team leader
  • Currently Assistant Principal Examiner in Edexcel GCSE History
  • Experience as an assessor for independent schools’ entrance exams
  • Extensive professional development including Masters-level modules with the IOE – UCL, History workshops with the Society of Heads and training with the independent schools’ ‘Top Heads of Department’ programme

Ryan

English Literature & Language

  • UK Qualified Educator BA (Hons) English Language and Literature
  • AQA Examiner: A Level English Literature B, GCSE English Literature, GCSE English Language
  • Head of English Literature at Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ school
  • Lead English practitioner for GCSE and A Level

Elisabeth

Economics Tutor

  • PGCE, Institute of Education, London University, M. Phil. Economics. Hong Kong. MA Politics, Philosophy,
  • 20 years + teaching experience with direct experience of teaching OCR, IB, AQA and Pre-U Economics
  • Examiner for CIE Cambridge.
  • Extensive experience as Head of Sixth form for many years.
  • Experience of working in international settings with students having English as a second language.
  • Economics, Somerville College, Oxford.
  • TEFL qualified with General TEFL certification and Advanced (Business English) certification.

Lauren

History

  • UK qualified primary school teacher BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS.
  • 7 years classroom experience across Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2.
  • History subject leadership.
  • 5 years experience in delivering Key Stage 1 end of year assessment.
  • Experience with autism and a range of SEND needs.

James

Geography

  • U.K. qualified teacher
  • Current Head of Department at leading academically selective independent U.K. school
  • Over 10 years teaching experience, 7 years of which international
  • Range of exam boards taught including IB, Edexcel, iGCSE and OCR
  • Edexcel examiner

Annie

Maths

  • 11+ to A level Mathematics
  • 27 years secondary maths teaching experience
  • UK Qualified Educator – MBA (Heriot Watt University) , BA(Hons) with QTS (Warwick University)
  • Current Edexcel and OCR GCSE and Edexcel A level Examiner
  • Assistant Head and Head of Maths for 2010 to 2020 in a large North London 11-18 School
  • SLE (Specialist Leader of Education) in Maths for Enfield (2012 to 2020)
  • Ofsted outstanding teacher
  • PiXL maths associate 2012 – 2020
  • Maths education consultant 2020 to present
  • Pearson Edexcel online maths tutor 2020 to present
  • Textbook checker and video producer for Harper Collins’ maths GCSE textbooks – (2021 to present)

Hannah

English

Since graduating from Newcastle University with a postgraduate degree in English Literature in 2011, Hannah has taught English in some of the UK’s most competitive independent schools. She has split her teaching between secondary and preparatory level and has an excellent overview of all stages of a child’s educational development, from 7 to 18. She is very familiar with the Common Entrance syllabus, having been involved with the small focus group tasked with revamping the specification in 2019. Hannah has prepared children for examinations ranging from 11+ Common Entrance to Higher IB and has specialised in Sixth Form teaching in the past. She has also helped students prepare applications for scholarship and for universities (including Oxbridge).

‘Two of my children aged 8 and 10 recently had to prepare for entrance exams for admission to an independent school in the UK. As both children were born in Asia and educated in the International Baccalaureate system, I was concerned about differences between the UK and IB curriculum, as well as a general lack of familiarity with the UK requirements and style of testing. Based on a friend’s recommendation, I contacted Lisa for advice on how best to prepare for the entrance tests. Lisa assessed the children and was quickly able to identify the areas we needed to focus on. Over the next 6 weeks, in less than 10 sessions, I saw a dramatic improvement in the children’s understanding and confidence. Lisa had a fantastic rapport with the kids, she really made them feel at ease which enabled her to get the best from them. They were always motivated to attend the sessions and actually looked forward to them. I feel the children gained a great deal more from sessions with Lisa than just being prepared for an exam. She gave them confidence in their ability to perform well and made them more enthusiastic about learning. I highly recommend Lisa and thank her for making what could have been a stressful time a very positive one.’

AISLING, MOTHER OF MEGHAN AND CALLUM