Throughout academic study, Tim has continually set himself high expectations; he achieved nearly all A* grades at GCSE, and secured a high International Baccalaureate result that enabled him to study English at the University of Exeter. He fully applied himself at degree level, enjoying the diverse and challenging modules (as well as his year abroad focusing on North American literature in Canada), and he was very pleased to ultimately be awarded a First-Class Honours classification.
Amy trained as a secondary English teacher in 2010, since then she has led one of the top departments in the UK and supported the development of new teachers as a mentor and an associate tutor at the University of Warwick. Since 2019 she has worked as a full-time, professional tutor supporting families who home educate, those wishing to improve their GCSE or A-Level exam results or students looking to gain entrance to selective institutions.
Josephine is one of our most experienced tutors, having taught and tutored English for the past 20 years, 14 of which were spent in the classroom.
Josephine is now a full-time, professional tutor and draws on her years' of experience - both as a teacher and examiner - to help students excel in public exams (including GCSEs and A Levels) and school entrance exams at 11 Plus and 13 Plus.
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"We were looking for a tutor who would focus on 11 + English and work with our daughter to unscramble some things that had become scrambled at school and help to improve her confidence in dealing with exam questions. We also wanted a tutor who would work with our daughter and draw out the best in what she could do rather than trying to teach to a formula.
Josh delivered on all of this. In addition, we liked the fact that he struck a good balance between being positive, encouraging improvement and pointing out laziness or not firing on all cylinders. It was also very helpful that he was always willing to talk to us about progress and to discuss the 11+ process and applications more generally.
Our daughter will be going to JAGS. She passed the exams for all of the other schools that she applied to (Alleyn's, Emanuel, Streatham & Clapham, Sydenham and St Dunstan's) and Josh played a key part in helping her to achieve this."