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Pia Carter - Common Entrance Tutor

Pia Carter

Common Entrance Tutor

Pia Carter is a private tutor with over 15 years of experience. She graduated from Oxford with a degree in English Literature. Within a year Pia was working in a full-time one-to-one tuition school teaching children who did not fit into the mainstream education system.

When she began her second degree, in Acting at the Guildford School of Acting, Pia continued to tutor part-time. Upon graduation she began to specialise in common entrance exam tuition.

Entrance Exam Tutoring

Pia’s main focus has been on entrance examinations from 7 Plus and 8 Plus and into senior schools at 11 Plus and 13 Plus common entrance examination. The highly competitive nature of the common entrance examinations, means that her specialist knowledge really gives children an edge in gaining a place.

Although Pia’s degree is in English she also has a Maths A level. This means that she confidently covers both sections of the exam. Pia also works on interview technique and has guided families through the full range of subjects at 13 Plus common entrance and Scholarship level.

Tutor Ethos

Although Pia’s work has been to do with exam preparation she believes that being a private tutor is also a fantastic way to boost confidence and to inspire. The informal nature of the learning environment can really bring children out of their shells. Pia teaches them that learning can be fun as well as constructive.


“We are really impressed by Pia Carter and her brilliant way of analysing what our daughter needs to work on. She also gives her good tips on what to look out for. Pia is very kind. She takes a couple of minutes with me to tell me how our daughter did during the lesson. I’m kept up to date of her progress, which I also greatly appreciate.”

– Mrs C, West London

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