About Me

I am a highly experienced, UK-trained, preparatory school and primary school Teacher, with two PGCEs, one in primary teaching, the other from the highly-regarded Institute of Education, University of London, in the teaching of English at FE level.  I have many years' teaching and tutoring experience gained at several top London primary schools, leading prep schools and local primary schools, including Wetherby Preparatory School, Marylebone, St. Mary's RC Girls' Independent School in Hampstead, where I offered 1:1 support for Common Entrance Exams in Maths and English, Hill House School in Knightsbridge, where I taught 13+ English classes, Parkwood Primary School in Finsbury Park and St. John's Highbury Vale, where I ran Year 6 SATs booster classes several years ago. 

I also have 26 years experience of tutoring KS1 and KS2 primary-aged children on a 1:1 basis, in English, Maths and Reasoning skills, and have worked successfully with dozens of children from across North and Central London over the years.

I am now a freelance, 11+ Entrance Exam One to One Tutor and Exam Class tutor, covering the key subjects of English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning.  I also tutor all primary subjects up to the age of 11 and English up to 13+ level.  I also run school holiday Maths and English workshops for Key Stage 2 pupils in Years 2-4.  I left full-time teaching in 2008 to set up my own tuition business, having seen a huge demand for my tutoring services. 

To date I have secured offers of places at 11 (and 13) for my one to one and small group tuition pupils in a wide variety of leading public and grammar schools including City of London Boys’ School, City of London Girls' School, Dame Alice Owen's, Queen Elizabeth Boys' School, Latymer, St. Michael's, Highgate, South Hampstead High School, North London Collegiate School and Harrow.  I began running small group, 11+ exam classes in 2008, in addition to providing 1:1 support.

Finally, I am also a highly experienced EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher, have been hired repeatedly by several leading central London language schools, such as Frances King School of English (accredited by the British Council), over the last 15 years to teach English both to classes and 1:1 students.  I can offer tailor-made 1:1 or 2:1 EFL programmes, encompassing grammar, conversation, Business English, spoken and written English and pronunciation skills, to both adults and children from overseas (though the latter probably wouldn't want the Business English!). 






June 2011: My son, Sezen, attended several classes with Denise Byrne in the hope of improving his 11+ English comprehension and writing skills.  Denise not only gave interesting lessons and an idea of the standards required by the better secondary selective schools but also continuously provided invaluable, detailed feedback on how improvements could be made.  As a result, his English grades dramatically improved in his primary school and he has also been offered a place in Queen Elizabeth’s Boys Grammar School, Barnet, one of the UK's leading senior schools.  I would happily recommend Denise to students wishing to improve their Literacy skills or those preparing for selective secondary school exams.  

Best Regards,



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