Crystal Tuition - 11+ Creative Writing Tuition - Kingston & Harrow

11 Plus Tuition Centre & 11 Plus Tutors for Creative Writing

Motto: “Turning unpolished gems into diamonds.” 

IMPORTANT NEWS: applications for Kingston Creative Writing Classes for Oct 2019 to Jul 2020 now open

11+ Summer Course

Is your child applying for Tiffin School/Tiffin Girls' School? Are you looking for improvement in exam techniques this summer?

Please click here to find out more about our 11+ Summer Course (aimed at current Yr 5 students)

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About Us

Latest News

Creative Writing Course (Class A) - 1pm to 2pm -   FULLY BOOKED 

Creative Writing Course  (Class B) - 2pm  to 3pm -  FULLY BOOKED

Year 5 Advanced Course - TWO SPACES LEFT

Please contact us if you would like to place your child on any of our waiting lists.

Next session date: 

Sunday 23rd Jun 2019

 *IMPORTANT NEWS*: New Creative Writing class opening in Harrow for Sept/Oct 2019 on Thursdays at 4.45pm to 6.15pm! (Please message us asap to reserve a place for your child) 

 Please note:  There is an extremely long waiting list for online lessons (over 90 students on the waiting list) so applications for online lessons have been temporarily suspended 

Our Background

Crystal Tuition is an Eleven Plus (11+) Entrance Exam tuition centre located in Kingston 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 currently has a 100% success rate of getting students into Tiffin School. 

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

We will be covering the following locations too in Sept/Oct 2019:

Harrow, Edgware, Stanmore, Northwood 

Our current tuition centre is based in Kingston Upon Thames. 

We will be opening a second tuition centre in Harrow.


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

Crystal Tuition offers two courses:

  • Year 5 (Advanced Course) 
  • Creative Writing Course

Please click on Course Info/Application in the header to find out more about each course (or on the top left for smartphone/tablet/iPad users)

  • Note: We are only accepting a maximum of 10 students on each course so that we can ensure our classes are small and focused

Grammar Schools and Independent Schools

Grammar Schools

 If you are looking to get your child into a selective grammar school or independent school such as in our list 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
  • Queen Elizabeth's School (QE Boy's Barnet)

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
  • Wycombe Abbey School
  • City of London School for Girls
  • Royal Grammar School
  • Guildford High School for Girls
  • South Hampstead High School
  • St George's Weybridge

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
  • Shortcuts

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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 less than £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 2018/19 course fees, divided by the number of teaching hours, excluding registration fees.

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Crystal Tuition

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

We are always happy to offer advice, help & guidance - please do not hesitate to call us as we are always keen to speak with parents interested in preparing for 11 Plus Exams. Phone: 07922197154 Call now to arrange a trial lesson & assessment.


Group Lessons :


1:00pm - 2.00pm (Creative Writing Course Class A)

2.00pm - 3.00pm (Creative Writing Course Class B)

3:15pm - 6:00pm (Year 5/Advanced Course)

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


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