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nicola, one of mentor's most senior school entrance specialists

Nicola is one of our most senior 11 plus school entrance specialists. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics, and a PGCE with a Mathematics specialism.

A Wycombe Abbey alumnus, Nicola began her teaching career in a Grammar school in Finchley and rose to be Head of Mathematics at a Prep school in Hampstead for 12 years. During this time, Nicola oversaw the 11+ programme and the Scholarship classes. She regularly sent multiple pupils to Westminster, St Paul’s, Highgate, UCS, City of London and Mill Hill as well as to boarding schools such as Eton, Winchester and The King’s School, Canterbury. She is extremely experienced and knowledgeable in respect of the entry requirements of these top schools.

Nicola is now an outstanding school entrance specialist and focusses on helping children prepare for the admissions tests for the best schools in the country.

A dynamic and amiable tutor, Nicola builds strong relationships with children, helping them progress rapidly through the Maths and Reasoning syllabi. Her friendly and flexible approach helps children at all academic levels and all different types of learners.

Please note that Nicola is a Maths and Reasoning specialist. She does not teach the English syllabus.

Notable achievements:

Nicola has a proven record of 11+ and 13+ successes at the top schools, such as Westminster, St Paul’s, Kings College School, Highgate, UCS, Channing, Mill Hill, Latymer, St John’s School, Dame Alice Owen, Merchant Taylor’s School, Emanuel and City of London (to name but a few).

Testimonials from our parents about Nicola

“Nicky is a wonderful tutor to all of my children, who are in Year 8, Year 6 and Year 5. She has supported their learning needs for two years now, and the results are obvious. Thank you very much!”

“Nicola has been wonderful with both my sons, who are currently in Year 4 and Year 5. She has been seeing my Year 5 son for about a year now, and his confidence has increased hugely. Concepts that he previously found tricky, he now understands. He is also motivated to learn and not give up. My Year 4 son has only really just started with Nicola, but she has gently challenged him and quickly found where he struggles. She has offered guidance and support, and already he is improving and crucially, gaining confidence. Thank you!”


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