Thomas L

My Passion & How I Inspire

I am a mentor as much as a tutor. I not only ensure that the student is at the top of their game academically, but also that they have the encouragement and confidence required to help them reach their goals.

I believe the aim of all good tutoring is self-sufficiency on the part of the student, and all my work is directed to this end. There is no greater satisfaction than watching a student take over as they near their exams. To get to this point I make sure that the student understands the work required to reach their goals, so that they feel that they are in charge of their own learning. I also show them how to learn, so that they understand not only what to improve but how they can improve it. Cracking this code leads to a self-motivated student who goes beyond what is expected of them.

My Experience

I have an unbroken track record at 11+. Numerous former students have won places at schools such as Eton, Harrow, Winchester, City of London, St. Paul's and Highgate. I teach English, Maths, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning and prepare students for adaptive pre-tests. I also provide interview coaching to help the student present themselves in the best possible light.

I specialise in the Humanities at 13+ Scholarship, Common Entrance and Winchester Entrance. I teach the full range of humanities subjects: English, History, Geography, Religious Studies and General Papers. I have prepared students for the Eton King's Scholarship, Winchester Scholarship, Harrow Scholarship, Radley Scholarship and Winchester Entrance. This year a former student won a scholarship to Winchester.

I also have a great deal of experience in the CIE IGCSE English Language and Literature papers. I have taught these papers for many years and all previous students have received either an A* or an A.

Notable Recent Success Stories


Winchester Scholarship 13+

Winchester Entrance 13+

Eton Scholasrship 13+

Eton 11+

Tonbridge 11+

Harrow Entrance 13+


CLSB 11+

St Paul's 11+

Forest School 11+


Winchester Entrance

Eton Scholarship

Subjects That I Teach

  • English
  • English - Common Entrance
  • English - 11+
  • Geography
  • Geography - Common Entrance
  • Geography - 11+
  • History
  • History - Common Entrance
  • History - 11+
  • Maths
  • Maths - Common Entrance
  • Maths - 11+
  • Religious Studies
  • Religious Studies - Common Entrance
  • Religious Studies - 11+
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning - Common Entrance
  • Verbal Reasoning - 11+

My Qualifications

University of Cambridge

M.A English Literature

(Winner of Goslin Scholarship)

Winchester College

English (A)

History (A)

French (A)

Art (A)

My Reviews

'Could not have been more dedicated and instrumental in allowing our son to get in to Eton. He not only analysed the areas requiring more focus but also compiled a unique curriculum. Even more importantly he was a wonderful mentor encouraging a desire to learn by oneself. Highly recommended.' (Parent of Eton Kings Scholarship student)

'You were really instrumental in turning my son's mind from CE to scholarship. You identified the gaps in his skill sets, and very effectively helped him learn how to order his thoughts, and plan coherent essays.' (Mother of Winchester Scholar)

'In January 2015 my son sat entrance exams for six schools and received offers from four of them including his first choice. I have no doubt that he would not have achieved this success without your help and support and we all owe you a huge debt of gratitude for your work.' (Father of 11+ student)

'You helped him gain a clear understanding of Maths and how to approach problems which is essential to good teaching.  You were also incredibly patient and gave our son the confidence he needed.' (Mother of 11+ student)

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

As a musician I have toured the world with Duran Duran, Mark Ronson and Boy George!