Due to the recent coronavirus situation, classes at Harrow and Kingston have been temporarily moved to online lessons on Zoom

11+ Creative Writing Course

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Creative Writing Course in Kingston on Sundays  

1.00pm to 2.30pm - FULLY BOOKED 

2.45pm to 4.15pm - FULLY BOOKED 

4.30pm to 6.00pm - FULLY BOOKED  

Creative Writing Course in Harrow on Thursdays 

5.00pm to 6.30pm - FULLY BOOKED 



Due to the excessive number of students on the waiting list, the waiting list has been temporarily suspended until 01st Sept 2020. We will NOT be able to take any application requests until then.

Next session dates: 

HARROW - Thursday 26th Mar 2020 (on Zoom)

KINGSTON - Sunday 05th Apr 2020 (on Zoom) - EASTER COMPREHENSION CLASS! 

 Please note:  I do not currently offer one to one or online lessons.

Our Background

Crystal Tuition is an Eleven Plus (11+) Entrance Exam tuition centre located in Kingston and Harrow run by expert tutor Richard Gray (ex-Tiffin School pupil) who has many years of experience working as a specialist 11+ tutor. 

Richard Gray is a Creative Writing specialist and is renowned in the tutoring community for his innovative and engaging teaching methods.

Crystal Tuition has been positioned to cover the following locations: Kingston, Surbiton, Wimbledon, Sutton, New Malden, Hampton, Richmond, Teddington, Twickenham, Hounslow, Isleworth, Pinner, Wembley, Northolt, Greenford, Ruislip,

Harrow, Edgware, Stanmore, Northwood 

Our current tuition centres are based in Kingston Upon Thames and Harrow.


At Crystal Tuition, we focus on building a solid foundation in subject knowledge and we tutor our students invaluable exam techniques.

Crystal Tuition only offers one course:

  • Creative Writing Course

Grammar Schools and Independent Schools

Grammar Schools

Independent Schools

Independent Schools

 If you are looking to get your child into a selective grammar school or independent school, such as in our list, and need assistance Creative Writing then we are absolutely the right tuition centre for you. Note that these lists are not exhaustive, please get in touch if you have a specific school in mind that we have not listed. 

  • Tiffin School
  • Tiffin Girls' School 
  • Nonsuch High School for Girls
  • Sutton Grammar School
  • Greenshaw High School
  • Wallington County Grammar School
  • Wallington High School for Girls
  • WIlson's Grammar School
  • Henrietta Barnett School

Independent Schools

Independent Schools

Independent Schools

  • St Paul's School
  • St Paul's Girls' School
  • Westminster School
  • Hampton School
  • King's College School (KCS Wimbledon)
  • Wimbledon High School
  • Putney High School
  • Lady Eleanor Holles School
  • Godolphin & Latymer School
  • Surbiton High School
  • Kingston Grammar School
  • North London Collegiate School
  • City of London School for Girls
  • St George's Weybridge
  • Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School 
  • Merchant Taylors' School

The Crystal Tuition Methodology

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We show you:

  • Tips
  • Tricks
  • Techniques

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We teach you:

  • Time management
  • Exam technique
  • Vocabulary

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What makes Crystal Tuition Unique:

  • Taught by expert 11+ exam specialist Richard Gray.
  • We do not use unqualified tutors/teaching assistants
  • Small focused classes

Why Crystal Tuition?




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Your child will have the unique opportunity to be taught by tutors of an extremely high calibre. 

Richard Gray was the first ever student from Blue School (Primary School) to pass the Tiffin School entrance exam. At Tiffin School, he achieved 10A*s and 2 A's at GCSE, straight As at A Level before finally rounding off his education with a BSc Economics degree from UCL (University College London). 

Richard has worked at UBS investment bank and multiple hedge funds as an analyst for the past six years. Richard's academic excellence and professional accomplishments are reflected in his tutoring capabilities.




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Your child will have the advantage of being taught by tutors with vast experience in the field of Eleven Plus. 

Having been a pupil at Tiffin School and also successfully passing the entrance exam for Langley School, Richard has been through the Eleven Plus application process and can therefore empathise with what current students go through and relate to their feelings, emotions and concerns. 

He worked as a part-time tutor throughout University and shortly after graduating where he taught a wide variety of subjects ranging from KS2 maths to University level Economics.     




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We offer excellent value for money.

Crystal Tuition aims to provide a high quality tuition service at an affordable price. 

All of our courses work out to be £30 per hour. *

We ensure that sufficient tuition hours and homework time are allocated weekly on our courses to maximise the learning opportunities for our students. Crystal Tuition are proud to offer such a fantastic return on investment; the knowledge and learning experiences gained last not only through the Eleven Plus (11+) Entrance Exams but well into secondary school and higher education.    

*Note: These calculations are based on the annual course fees, divided by the number of teaching hours, excluding registration fees.

An introduction to 11+ Creative Writing - using SOAP

A FREE 30 mins Creative Writing video hosted by Creative Writing specialist, Richard Gray (Founder of Crystal Tuition)

The 'SOAP' technique is one of many innovative Creative Writing techniques pioneered by Richard Gray. 

This was a Facebook Live video hosted in '11+, SATs, GCSE & ISEB Resource Group' which you can join below 


IMPORTANT: The waiting list has been currently suspended until 01st Sep 2020 due to the overwhelming number of applicants

Contact Us

Drop us a line!


Please check the website on 01st Sept 2020 as the waiting list has been suspended until then. 

Please feel free to email us at:

Alternatively please use the "Contact Us" form opposite.

Our Google Business site:

Crystal Tuition

12 Algar Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 7AH, United Kingdom

Phone: 07922197154


Lesson Timetable


5:00pm - 6:30pm (Creative Writing Course - Harrow)


Avanti House Secondary School, Wemborough Rd, Stanmore, HA7 2EQ


1:00pm - 2:30pm (Creative Writing Course Class 1)

2:45pm - 4:15pm (Creative Writing Course Class 2)

4:30pm - 6:00pm (Creative Writing Course Class 3)

Location: Kingston Lodge Hotel, Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7NP

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