I understand the process of pre-testing for senior schools and have been instrumental in ensuring that children of all abilities gain entry to the schools best suited to them. I have also been able to spot the potential of future scholars early on, preparing children for academic scholarships to a wide range of schools. 

I am hugely enthusiastic about English and Latin and love teaching them, both for the creativity and intellectual rigour. I am a published author of children's books and am a devoted fan of children's literature, not only modern but also particularly early 20th century.

English and Latin tutor

Kate di Costanzo, BA (Hons), PGCE Primary

A former Head of Prep, Director of Studies, English and Latin teacher, I now offer online tuition for English 11+, English and Latin Common Entrance and Latin GCSE. I have taught at leading prep schools sending children on to top senior schools, including Ampleforth, Cheltenham Ladies' College, Downe House, Eton, Fettes, Harrow, Magdalen College, Marlborough, Radley, Shrewsbury and St Mary's Calne.

An author, editor and publisher

I spent 14 years working as an editor and writer of children's books, on a range of subjects for different ages. Two of my titles were nominated for the Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award. Most of the titles I produced were for children aged between
8-12 years old.

Blog posts

Some thoughts on writing for children - my personal favourites, enthusiasms and inspirations.

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