11 Plus London was founded by Jane Li and Andrew Reid in 2014. Offering high quality tutoring solutions through classes, courses, private one-to-one sessions and online lessons, we cater for those preparing for all kinds of exams – 7 plus to 13 plus entrance exams, GCSEs, and A-levels included. We provide a wide range of support to assist with the demands of these important assessments, with an emphasis on the maths, English and reasoning examinations. Special attention is also focused on helping students improve exam technique, planning and problem solving, as well as gaining confidence in public speaking and interviews. We also encourage a holistic approach to learning – taking into account every aspect of life and how we can find a balance to ensure the best results for both the immediate challenges, as well as those to be faced later. Please see our resources section to find out more.

Over the past 15 years, we have overseen instruction to 1000’s of students taking Independent and Grammar school entrance exams, reaping remarkable results with a success rate of over 90%. Yearly success stories include places and bursaries secured to some of the most respected and coveted schools in the country, including St Paul’s, City of London, Kings and North London Collegiate. Now considered experts in the field, we seek to add more success stories to the record, offering new tuition techniques for all kinds of exams.

With a team of experienced tutors, we have gone on to become one of the most successful and sought-after extra tuition services in the city, lending our expertise to the needs of parents and children, not only in London, but also in the surrounding counties.

Bringing many years of tuition experience from previous roles, and taking inspiration and guidance from an old teacher Ms Duffy, from the outset we sought to provide children with the highest possible chance for success, creating unique and comprehensive programs for 7 – 11 Plus. Extending the provision to 13 Plus, GCSE and A-level, in multiple subjects, we now offer a wide range of engaging classes and courses, which can be taken both in schools and online. Although specialised to help children with examinations in particular, the programs are developed with a view to give them essential transferable skills that will aid them throughout and in many aspects of life. And by branching out into the fields of science and modern languages, we provide expert instruction in all the core subjects needed for any educational path.

Our Team

Jane Li

Jane Li

Co-founder

Tutoring Experience and Qualifications

Jane attended Queen Mary University where she studied a BSc in Economics, graduating with honours in 2009. Following a stint working with Kumon after university, while also working as a private maths tutor, Jane accumulated 1000’s of hours of teaching experience, helping many children secure places to top schools over the years. She then joined forces with Andrew Reid to form their first tuition centre in 2010. Utilising her experience of running tuition centres and tutoring children, she enabled the pair to expand quickly, branching out into provision of different types of tuition services and seeing them open two more tuition centres after just two years.

Jane then went on to complete a CELTA at Plumstead College in Woolwich, gaining a significant understanding of the English language, as well as improving upon and adding to her teaching styles and methods respectively.

Tutoring Vision

Jane currently holds the position of ‘Director’ at 11 Plus London. She is a firm believer in discipline, consistent practice and perseverance. Instilling these practices into her students, coupled with her natural ability to deliver clear messages and teach complex topics, has seen many 11 Plus London attendees gain those coveted places in their desired schools.

Jane’s dedication to honest feedback and advice extends beyond just exam preparation. She understands the importance of nurturing a well-rounded educational experience for children. As a result, Jane has emphasised 11 Plus London’s comprehensive resources on various aspects of children’s academic journey, ensuring that parents have a holistic understanding of their child’s growth and development.

In her spare time, Jane enjoys reading about subjects pertinent to her roles – in particular Cognitive Science, Psychology and the effects on children and mental development.

Harry McElligott

Harry McElligott

Head Tutor and Manager

Harry is a leading tutor at 11 Plus London, with a remarkable tutoring career that began when he was just 15 years old. Now 29, his 14 years of experience have shaped him into an expert in English, Verbal Reasoning, and interview preparation, making him a highly sought-after tutor. Harry’s unique teaching method not only focuses on academic achievement but also on igniting a passion for learning among his students. Known for his engaging and personable approach, he brings humour and enthusiasm to lessons, transforming even the most hesitant learners into eager participants.

Educated in the UK and a graduate of Manchester university, Harry’s background provides him with a deep understanding of the 7+, 8+, 10+ 11+ and 13+ exam process. Harry’s contribution to 11 Plus London is significant, not only is he a key course instructor, but he has been instrumental in designing the English syllabus for our in-person classes. Apart from teaching, he develops mock exam papers and educational materials, markedly improving students’ exam preparedness and success.

With an impressive success rate of over 90%, Harry’s dedication has led all his recent 11+ cohort students to secure places or interviews at their first-choice schools, including prestigious institutions like St Paul’s, Haberdashers’, North London Collegiate, and City of London. His effective interview coaching further enhances students’ confidence and readiness for the admissions process.

Harry’s blend of experience, dedication, and innovative teaching makes him an invaluable asset to students at 11 Plus London. His ability to make learning enjoyable and meaningful ensures that every child he teaches is on the path to academic success and personal growth.

Sheik Ameerally

Sheik Ameerally

Maths Super Tutor

Sheik is an experienced teacher and tutor, currently working as the Achievement Director of Maths in an Ofsted graded outstanding London school.  Sheik has taught students of varying abilities and learning needs and has helped them secure places in their desired schools for 10+, 11+, 13+, GCSE and A-levels. On average, Sheik’s students go from meeting to exceeding their predicted grades. His jovial personality, structured lessons and clear explanations are adored by students making him one of our most popular maths tutors.

Sheik attended 3 universities and obtained degrees in MEng, MBA and a PGCE. He initially started tutoring whilst at Queen Mary University by helping out students a year or more below him in their respective course. Loving the experience so much and knowing that he was helping shape the careers of his peers, he began to pursue tutoring more and more in his spare time. This eventually led him into professional teaching.

Depending on each individual, Sheik adapts his teaching style to reflect current research to ensure that his students are taught in a manner which suits their needs.  For example, Sheik focuses on High Intensity Retrieval as this has proven to be the most effective way for learning to be consolidated in the long term memory.

Sheik is also gifted in linking topics to the real world and using diagrams and visuals to captivate his students. Wherever possible, he uses storytelling techniques to make the content more digestible which helps to keep his students engaged.

Colby Williams

Colby Williams

Online Super Tutor

Colby’s teaching career began with some soul searching after her law degree. Her passion for helping children led her to retrain as a Qualified Primary School Teacher at University College of London in 2014. From there, Colby gained hundreds of hours of experience teaching and tutoring children in the Primary School ages, both locally and internationally. Colby’s enthusiasm and dedication to her students and their education was one of the many factors for her school to be graded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted. Currently based in Dubai, teaching in a private school, Colby’s passion for education has resulted in her gaining further qualifications by completing the CELTA, enabling her to gain the tools to teach EFL effectively to both adults and children.

Colby’s dynamisim and adaptability means she can accommodate the needs of any student and can prepare for any entrance exam. In addition, Colby’s ability to break down difficult to understand concepts into clear and concise manageable information means students feel happier and more confident after each lesson. Her devotion to her students has not come unnoticed, making her one of our most popular teachers.

Liz Meyers

Liz Meyers

Course Instructor and Tutor

Liz is an experienced educator who has dedicated the past 8 years to teaching in schools, colleges, and universities. With an impressive portfolio of hundreds of teaching hours, Liz brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every learning environment she enters.

While her primary role is teaching at the University of Chichester, Liz’s passion for education extends beyond the university walls. She is also actively involved in tutoring and teaching students of all ages, helping them excel in their exams. Whether her students are beginners or advanced learners, Liz approaches each individual with enthusiasm and a commitment to their success.

English and music hold a special place in Liz’s heart. She has developed a deep understanding of these subjects and nurtures her students’ love and appreciation for them. One of Liz’s remarkable strengths lies in her ability to build students’ confidence. She understands that a supportive and positive learning environment is crucial for students to thrive. Liz fosters a safe space where students feel empowered to ask questions, express their thoughts, and take risks in their learning journey.

Beyond her teaching endeavors, Liz has also made a significant impact as the founder of Little Flutes. This organization runs various workshops throughout the year, offering children a chance to explore the world of music through flute-playing. Liz’s passion for music education extends beyond the classroom, providing enriching experiences that inspire young minds.

 

Connie Wong

Connie Wong

Online Super Tutor

Connie is an enthusiastic tutor with 100s of hours of experience working with children in classrooms and online. She aims to increase her students’ interest in maths and science and has been involved in mentoring students preparing for Key Stage SATs as well as differing levels of entrance exams from 7 Plus to 11 Plus. Additionally, in this role she has performed focused help – assisting teachers with students who struggle with mathematical concepts.

Connie’s key skills lie in her excellent ability to simplify complex topics and make them much more accessible to young minds who may be encountering these ideas for the first time, or simply finding them difficult to grasp. After receiving a BSc in Pharmacology, Connie has volunteered at various science outreach events, such as the Manchester Science Festival. From her experiences, she has been exposed to a number of different and innovative ways of engaging children with science. Being inspired by these methods, she hopes that she will be able to incorporate and build upon these ideas within her teaching and engage her students even more by encouraging them to think outside the box.

 

Atira Suresh

Atira Suresh

Online Super Tutor

Atira is a unique blend of a dedicated doctor and an impassioned tutor. Her commitment goes beyond her medical profession; she is deeply invested in contributing to children’s education. Her passion for the sciences, fueled by her academic journey, makes her an exceptional tutor.

A proud alumna of Tiffin Girls’ School, one of England’s most renowned grammar schools, Atira brings firsthand experience and understanding of the 11+ exams. This personal experience, combined with her six years of tutoring and her tenure at 11+ London since 2020, makes her an invaluable guide for students navigating these crucial tests.

Known for her personalised approach, Atira’s calm demeanor and ability to provide clear, effective explanations have made her a favorite among students. Her academic background doesn’t just benefit those in school; she is also adept at assisting students with their university applications, offering insights and advice drawn from her own successful academic career. Atira embodies a rare combination of real-world medical expertise and educational acumen, making her an exemplary role model and mentor for aspiring young minds.

Ibrahim Sahak

Ibrahim Sahak

Course Instructor and Tutor

Meet Ibrahim Sahak, a passionate mechanical engineering student with a minor in intelligent systems at University College London (UCL). Ibrahim, who brings over 100 hours of course instruction and tutoring experience, specialises in guiding students through the intricacies of the 11+ exams, focusing particularly on grammar school entrance assessments. A proud alumnus of Wallington County Grammar School, Ibrahim combines academic excellence with practical insights from his own successful educational path, striving to impart more than just knowledge to his students.

Ibrahim’s tutoring philosophy is innovative and interactive. He emphasizes active recall to deepen understanding in mathematical concepts, moving beyond rote learning to ensure a true comprehension of the subject. His approach is tailor-made, adapting to each student’s unique learning style and requirements, providing a personalised and impactful educational experience.

In addition to his expertise in mathematics, Ibrahim has a deep-seated passion for the sciences. His enthusiasm and knowledge extend to tutoring science subjects up to the GCSE level. His ability to simplify complex scientific concepts, coupled with his effective exam preparation strategies, makes him an exceptional tutor in both maths and sciences. Ibrahim’s dedication and skill in these areas inspire and equip students to excel academically and to develop a lasting appreciation for these subjects.

Anthony Wagstaff-Kent

Anthony Wagstaff-Kent

Course Instructor and Tutor

Anthony, an Imperial College graduate with a Master’s in Mathematics, stands out for his organised, compassionate, and approachable teaching style. Renowned for making learning enjoyable and accessible, especially to children, his friendly demeanor and dynamic teaching methods simplify complex topics in non-verbal reasoning, verbal reasoning, and mathematics, turning them into engaging and comprehensible subjects.

Throughout the year, Anthony is instrumental in teaching and advising our courses, showcasing his ability to adapt and cater to various educational needs. His own academic achievements not only demonstrate his mastery of the subject but also enable him to empathise with students, guiding them through their academic journey with understanding and skill.

Anthony’s expertise isn’t limited to younger age groups; he’s adept at preparing students for the 7+, 8+, and 11+ exams, as well as GCSE and A-level examinations. With Anthony, students embark on a transformative learning journey, discovering not just knowledge but a true passion for mathematics and logic.

Andrew Reid

Andrew Reid

Ex Co-founder

After studying Linguistics with Artificial Intelligence at Sussex University, Andrew obtained a Ba with honours in 2004. Having been a member of Mensa since the age of 12, Andrew takes a holistic approach to learning, encouraging children to make connections and ‘join the dots’ between otherwise discreet bits of knowledge. His appreciation for language and literature enables him to make use of a wide range of examples and analogies, encouraging children to learn faster and maintain memories more effectively.

Andrew has now stacked up thousands of hours of experience teaching both adults and children in a range of subjects including: English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, History, Spanish, Italian and French. After 7 years of developing and managing 11 Plus London’s English department, Andrew Reid has sadly ‘hung up his hat’ to pursue other passions.