Dr. Yva Allen - BA Hons / MA (Oxford), LLM, PhD, FRSA

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I am a highly accomplished, professional tutor with an exceptional track record of teaching pupils to over-perform in their exams.

I have an enviable 100% success rate helping children achieve their first choice public school, and over 70% with scholarships.

With over 25 years experience in both secondary (private and state sector) and tertiary education, I particularly enjoy working with pupils and seeing them progress through the challenges of the educational system. My expertise and passion for making a difference means that I am committed to ensuring that I always help students to unlock and reach their maximum potential for learning.

I specialise in:

  • preparing children for all components (verbal reasoning / non verbal reasoning, English and Maths) of the 7+, 10+, 11+, 12+ and 13+ common entrance exams;

  • accelerated learning for gifted and talented pupils.

Everyone is unique. Accordingly, I tailor my teaching to each student. There is no one size fits all to my approach. I provide targetted tuition. This is the huge advantage of private, one-to-one tuition. It creates a unique situation which cannot be recreated in a large classroom environment or even smaller groups. It means teaching can be conducted at a pace and to a level of sophistication appropriate to each individual pupil.

Private 1:1 tuition also ensures no weak areas are left unaddressed and that pupils fully understand the course work every step of the way. In this respect I have a wealth of materials and past papers and can therefore offer pupils a well-structured tuition plan to ensure their success. This approach is motivational, as the targetted help improves a pupil's confidence and makes them more motivated to achieve good results in school work and exams.

My ethos is friendly, down-to-earth and unpretentious. Learning can be simple and genuinely interesting and enjoyable. So I also endeavour to inject a bit of fun into lessons, enthusing pupils by combining their interests with studies and building a strong teacher-friend relationship.

My philosophy is simple - I truly believe there is absolutely nothing that cannot be taught and learnt, so long as a person is willing to be taught and to learn.

Email: or Telephone: 01727 864192