During the first lockdown in the UK, I noticed gaps in my children’s education. Not knowing when the school would reopen and with the prospect of my son sitting 11+ exams within only a few months, I decided to reach out to online tutoring. Not sure whether online was the option or indeed if it would help – as all my children’s school remote learning was very stressful and basic.
Little did I know that I would strike gold!
From the first lesson, Lisa was in a different level of teaching, and that was my son’s opinion!
She was very knowledgeable about the whole 11+ exam process and the requirements for each school. Something that I was completely unaware of. She even suggested which school would suit him best, and this is the advice most parents would really appreciate if comes from a professional.
She guided my son through a very difficult time of Pandemic when the goalposts kept changing, and some of the schools decided at very short notice, to change their exam set up completely, with no sample papers available!
Lisa was very quick to find different resources for exam preparation, and adapt her teaching to what was required, even if it meant she had to completely abandon a subject and focus on a different one.
What I found amazing was Lisa’s dedication, and as I told her after the exams, regardless of any results I was very grateful for her hard work .
11+ process can be very stressful, especially this year when the whole world was falling apart -keeping my son motivated and happy was very hard. But Lisa could pick up on that and cheer him up.
I was always getting feedback emails from Lisa, especially when she thought my son was starting to feel stressed about the exams and could give me advice on how to help him. She cared about his well-being as much as his academics.
My son enjoyed every lesson and loved all the challenging questions Lisa threw at him to test his ability.
She was strict but fun. And managed to bring out his best. Lisa wanted the results as much as we did, and it showed that she was determined to help as much as she could for my son to achieve it.
My son was offered places in some of the most selective and prestigious schools in the country, and was even praised specifically in one of the offer letters for his impressive English essay!
For someone who didn’t like writing at the start that is an outstanding achievement!
Teaching is not Lisa’s job, it’s definitely her Passion.
Now I have my daughter to take advantage of Lisa’s expertise for 2022!
Whatever challenge it presents, with Lisa we will overcome it.