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Charlie – a charming, lively eight-year-old boy who, when I first began tutoring him six months ago, had great difficulty in reading and doing simple Arithmetic – is now flourishing. After regular weekly lessons at home to support his schooling, Charlie’s reading speeds and abilities have accelerated and he now enjoys books with impressive fluidity ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 15th December 2015



Congratulations to all my A Level and GCSE students who did so well in this summer’s examinations. You put the hard work in and kept at it. Now it’s reward time as you step a little closer towards your exciting future. ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 15th December 2015



One of my GCSE English tutees has considerable trouble memorising literary terms for his GCSE examination, poetry being his main weakspot. When I suggested to Raif that he might try writing tricky words on post-it notes and sticking them on the wall above his desk, his mother had a much better idea. The result can ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 1st April 2015



2-3 May All-day GCSE Revision Courses – English Language and English Literature Take this golden opportunity to raise your grades by enrolling on a GCSE revision course run by experienced GCSE tutor Monica Janssens at Rye-based tutor Monica has a proven track-record in turning ‘U’s into ‘B’s and ‘A’s. Enrolling on the GCSE May 2-3 ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 1st April 2015

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With a general election looming, and inspired by the kids’ interview of Jeremy Vine last week on Radio 2, here’s a fun idea to help school children develop analytical, research and media skills – and engage with politics. The project involves a group of kids between 14 and 16 conducting a poll on election voting ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 21st March 2015

Coco and Ted

Art For Art’s Sake

Home-schooling  is a joy when you have tutees as responsive and conscientious as Coco.  Just 14, and based in Kent, Coco is beginning the early stages of GCSE preparation. Here she is with Ted, who frequently accompanies us in lessons, working on her Art project.  Coco has decided to focus on collections – namely, Emma ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 18th March 2015

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The Eleven Plus Conference – It’s A Must!

The 11 Plus Conference 1pm – 4pm, Wednesday 1st April 2015 Nutford House, University of London, Brown Street, London W1H 5UL Bringing together teachers, head teachers, examiners and education industry experts in the area of the 11 plus preparation Providing a platform for discussion and debate in the future of the 11 plus Raising money for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.  ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 11th March 2015


New Tutee – Meet Lola!

Regular Maths tutee, 11-year-old Juliette, is now accompanied in tutorials by her Yorkie, Lola. Lola seems very interested in Algebra and insists on sitting on our lap while Juliette does her exercises. Juliette successfully gained entrance to Francis Holland School and will be joining the senior school there next September.     ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 10th March 2015

Sienna Miller

Sienna, Cara…And Now The Twins

Following in the footsteps of successful trio Sienna Miller, Cara Delvigne and Emilia Fox, twins Vanessa and Janette have just been offered 11+ places at the coveted London independent school – Francis Holland. Although they have also been offered places at Queen’s Gate School, the twins – tutored by experienced 11+ mentor Monica Janssens – ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 14th February 2015

Hugh Grant

An Embarrassment Of Riches For Andrea

Congratulations are in order for Hill House (Prince Charles’s prep school) pupil Andrea after she secured offers this week (one of which was a scholarship) from Putney High School GPDS,  Latymer Upper, JAGS, More House, Sevenoaks and Queen’s Gate. Faced with this embarrassment of riches, Andrea, who was tutored by experienced 11+ tutor Monica Janssens regularly ... read more

Posted in Tuition News on 13th February 2015