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Kieran B

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Kieran is an engaging, enthusiastic, and friendly tutor with a degree in English Literature and German from Durham University.

He has several years’ experience preparing students for 11+ school entry, and his students have successfully won places at Dulwich College, Sevenoaks, Eltham College, Colfe’s, and St Dunstans. He tutors both English and Maths for these entrance exams, from 7+ upwards, and also has experience coaching students for grammar school entrance. 

He also tutors A-Level English and helps with personal statements for University, and students of his have been accepted to Leeds, Southampton, and King’s College London.

He is well-prepared and adept at tailoring lessons to the particular needs of his students, instilling his tutees with the confidence they need to learn and to understand, and he hopes to inspire genuine enjoyment and independence in their studies.

Kieran also has experience of teaching English as a foreign language during time spent in a German secondary school teaching pupils of all ages and abilities, with particular focus on preparing students for Cambridge Advanced English exams.

In addition to tutoring, he ran weekly drama workshops at Wellington College in Berkshire, helping students to devise and develop original comedy material for performance, and so he is used to encouraging creative writing, critical analysis and editing, and performance skills. He has also run similar workshops at Bradfield College, and Pipers’ Corner schools.

Kieran is a comedian and writer with more than ten years’ experience of performing across the country. He has written and acted for television and radio.

At school he achieved 3 A’s at A-Level, and was a keen rower and sixth form captain of boats, as well as a prefect.

TESTIMONIAL

“Kieran is a great tutor. He was recommended by a friend as a good teacher who gets along with kids. He quickly established easy and trustful relationship with our son though the initial sessions were via zoom. He is reliable and organised. Our son looked forward to Kieran’s visits which was great. We had multiple sessions over the course of three months leading to 11+ exams. Our son was offered a place at a school of his choice.”

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“We used Kieran to help get our son familiar with and proficient at the private school entrance requirements for year 7.  Our son needed particular support with his English skills but Kieran was also able to fill some gaps in his maths which had occurred during lockdown . Kieran was understanding and patient and also good fun.  Our son said that ‘he was very nice and understood how to help me’.  Our son was offered places at Dulwich College, Alleyns and St Dunstan’s which was a great achievement given that he went to a state primary school and missed a lot of school due to lockdown.”

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TESTIMONIAL

“Our son was at the local state primary, so we decided it was worth having a hour a week of tutoring in the year leading up to 11+ exams at various South East London schools.  Following an assessment with Dulwich Tutors, we picked Kieran to tutor our son and from day one it was clear he put our son at ease whilst thoroughly engaging him in the various topics they covered.  Our son always enjoyed his tutor session and there was a noticeable improvement in his work over the year.  Proof is in the pudding as they say, and on offers day we had scholarship offers from Dulwich College and St Dunstans, as well as an offer from Colfe’s.  Kieran would regularly check in with us on progress and discuss his plans for the coming weeks.
I would not hesitate to recommend Kieran to other parents looking to tutor their children in the run up to 11+.”

TESTIMONIAL

“Just to let you know that Keiran is absolutely wonderful. He really knows how to engage with his students and make learning interesting and fun. It’s not easy getting teenage boys to focus but Keiran has nailed it!! He’s definitely an asset to your team!!”

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“Kieran has been tutoring my daughter for a few months now getting her up to speed for her English Literature A level. He has been great and engaged Olivia straightaway. She has made good progress already and enjoys Kieran’s teaching style. He manages to make sessions enjoyable and humorous – even when studying Bram Stoker’s Dracula!”

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“Kieran tutored my daughter in English Language and Literature to GCSE level and did a superb job. He is very friendly, fun and yet highly organised and competent. He built a very positive relationship with my daughter, so she enjoyed being with him. Highly recommended! My daughter got ‘A’s in each despite being dyslexic and an August birth.”

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“Kieran tutors two of our sons (both <10 years) and I’m constantly impressed by his ability to engage the boys with methods of study that appeal to two very different characters. The boys’ moods can be unpredictable but they always respond very well to Kieran; they are frequently laughing, reading aloud in made up voices and concocting silly stories, whilst also working on more serious comprehensions. I’m certain that Kieran brings a humour to the sessions that focuses their minds and maximises what they take from their sessions. With our elder son, we are engaging in more specific pre 11+ preparation and I am utterly confident that Kieran will be invaluable. Kieran is an all round nice guy and we feel very lucky to have found him. So much so I was a little hesitant about writing him such a glowing reference. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact him if you’re considering a tutor!”

TESTIMONIAL

“I cannot recommend Kieran enough! A brilliant tutor for my 10 year old in his preparations for the 11+ we’ve been working with him twice a week since last July. In that time I’ve gotten to know him as a charming, bright, and reliable tutor whom my children adore – so much so that my 6 year old demanded to be tutored with him as well!

He strikes the right balance of light-hearted banter and hard work. He seems to instinctively understand just how hard to push so that my son enjoyed his lessons without getting overwhelmed or stressed. That said he took my son from average results on his mock exam to excellent results on the 11+ in 6 months time.

However as every parent knows the proof is in the results: Our son passed every exam and got into EVERY SCHOOL HE APPLIED TO for which I cannot thank Kieran enough. Any student would be lucky to be in the care of this excellent tutor.”

TESTIMONIAL

Kieran has been absolutely instrumental in our son’s success at 11+. We have had offers from Dulwich, Eltham, Colfe’s and St Dunstan’s and couldn’t be happier!  

We approached Dulwich tutors for a little extra help with English and comprehension – and in choosing Kieran, we definitely picked a perfect match for our son. He actively looked forward to the weekly lessons, really engaged with the activities, and enjoyed the balance of fun and hard work. We saw a noticeable improvement in his use and love of the English language. Kieran mixes up the structure of each session so that it never gets boring. I highly recommend him as a tutor – my youngest can’t wait to get started with him!