Our Success Stories
Read our latest testimonials and view how Tuition Matters is helping to improve student’s confidence and grades.
Extensive knowledge of what examiners are looking for
Hannah is extremely professional; it is immediately apparent as to the difference between someone who tutors for a living and someone who, whilst knowledgeable, tutors as a sideline. She demonstrated a quick and intuitive grasp of how to tutor my son, and he immediately felt at ease with her approach. She has extensive knowledge of what examiners are looking for and how students can show what they know to the best effect. From what I've experienced so far I have little doubt that she will significantly raise the standard of my son's work, and hence the grade he ultimately achieves.
Neil, A-Level Geography7th January, 2020
Excellent support for both Biology and Geography
Over the last few years Hannah has helped Molly with A'level Geography and is now working with Amy studying A'level Biology. Hannah has been a fantastic support to both girls and their confidence in their subjects has grown enormously. Her lessons are interesting and always positive and I would highly recommend her. The girls have found her notes invaluable and I have always found the feedback informative and thorough. Thank you Hannah!
Katie, A-Level Biology15th November, 2019
This is my second time round with Hannah she is now helping my son with his geography preparation and revision for A levels. It is because she did such a great job with Megan that we have returned.
Harry finds her input extremely helpful and I very much appreciate being kept in the loop with feedback after each class.
I have no doubt she will bring out the best in Harry and help him achieve his optimum grade.
I just wish she also helped with business studies!
Becky, A-Level Geography13th November, 2019
Very good UCAT and BMAT tutoring
The thing I liked most about Hannah is her calm and kind nature, creating a comfortable working environment. She is very good at explaining and has great tips for the exams. Even though I barely studied for the BMAT, my 2 sessions with her really boosted me and gave me a good understanding of the exam. Really recommend!
Alice, University admissions11th November, 2019
Amy, A-Level Biology21st August, 2019
Organised and very helpful
Hannah was super organised and very helpful and passed on some very useful notes too :-)
Jade, A-Level Geography6th June, 2019
Hannah knows how to bring the best out in her students.
Hannah helped my daughters with Biology IB preparation and also supported them writing their personal statements for med and vet school. Her coaching for the UKCAT ensured my daughter was able to score sufficiently highly to apply for medicine and subsequently to be offered places.
Hannah is extremely calm, thorough and knows how to bring the best out in her students. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thank you!
Katrina, University UCAS Applications8th March, 2019
Hannah is organised and her lessons are well structured
Hannah has been working with my Year 12 son, who is taking geography AS exams in May. Hannah is organised and her lessons are well structured. My son finds the lessons constructive, informative and his confidence in the subject and in tackling questions has grown hugely. He Loves the online lessons and has had no issues adapting to this style of learning. Hannah provides constructive feedback after every lesson which is invaluable. We would have no hesitation in recommending Hannah and hope to continue lessons through to the final A level exams in a years time. Thank you Hannah.
Marion, A-Level Geography30th April, 2018
Hannah is in an absolute league of her own
Hannah is in an absolute league of her own. Extremely organised, incredible manner and attitude, impressively talented and a thoroughly delightful tutor. We have been using her services for a number of months and can thoroughly recommend her to anyone. She offers excellent value for money and I urge you to book her.
Sharon, A-Level Geography30th April, 2018
Our children have been very impressed
Hannah has been incredibly efficient and professional to deal with making times and dates. Our children have been very impressed with the Geography A Level online tutoring they have had with Hannah.
Carolyn, A-Level Geography18th January, 2018
The Skype revision sessions are of a huge help
Hannah has proved to be a great success with my 18 year old daughter who was initially reluctant to have help with her Geography A level. However, the Skype revision sessions are of huge help. Hannah is on time, well prepared and has a friendly but professional manner. Hannah also gives us a report at the end of each session with progress made. The whole process will help with revision and confidence. Well worth it.
Ailsa, A-Level Geography21st November, 2017
Hannah has been an exceptional tutor and helped me gain an A
Hannah has been an exceptional tutor and helped me gain an A in A level geography when I was predicted a B. Her notes are extremely thorough yet very easy to learn from. Completing past questions every week with her made a big impact when it came to preparation nearer the exam, since we worked a lot on exam technique. Even though I signed up to her tutoring midway through the year, we were able to get through all the material and do lots of past paper practice. Definitely recommend her to anyone doing A levels!
Jacintha, A-Level Geography21st September, 2017
Lots of practice papers with excellent critiquing
It is with pleasure and gratitude that I write this reference for Hannah.
Hannah has taught me AS and A2 biology over the last 2 years; she is very strong in her subject and has a knack of explaining tricky concepts. She has really helped me in improving my exam technique by giving me lots of practice papers with excellent critiquing.
She has really made me understand the subject and after every session she sends a detailed feedback. With her help over the last 2 years I have done well in my exams & hope to achieve top grades. Hannah also coached me in essay writing for my BMAT exam and really helped to improve my skills.
GG, A-Level Biology & university admissions3rd July, 2017
I improved by two grades in my A-level
I received Geography tuition from Hannah whilst taking a year out to resit my A-levels. Throughout the lessons I felt not only my knowledge improve, but also my writing skills and ability to link information. As a result of the tuition, I improved by two grades in my A-level geography resit. Not only did the lessons help greatly with my A-Levels, Hannah has also taught me skills that have proved extremely valuable at university. I could not recommend Hannah enough!
Sorcha, A-Level Geography5th June, 2017
Hannah has taught 2 of my children A level geography and I highly recommend her.
Hannah has taught 2 of my children A level geography and I highly recommend her. My daughter was an extremely anxious pupil doing re-sits and Hannah helped her hugely with her confidence, to the point that her recent year at university saw her gain 2 A*s in her coursework. My son is a completely different character who’s main problem was getting in the detail and organisation necessary for A level and Hannah’s teaching has helped him enormously this year. She is able to work with the individual’s needs and is extremely organised and professional.
Fiona, A-Level Geography1st June, 2017
A highly professional set up
Hannah, at Tuition Matters, was recommended to us and the tuition has been excellent. The convenience of the online tutoring has allowed Lois to have regular sessions of Biology without having to travel to get there. The sessions have given Lois not only confidence in the subject knowledge but also how to apply her knowledge to exam questions. Biology needs such a great depth of knowledge and Hannah has definitely improved Lois' performance over the year. The sessions are excellently planned and delivered, with a range of teaching and exam paper led sessions. Hannah responds really well to the needs of Lois as she has developed. The feedback that we get is fantastic so that Lois and I can get a real picture of how she is doing. Overall a highly professional set up that has given us exactly what has been needed.
Dave, A-Level Biology29th May, 2017
I know that Megan is going into her exams with optimum preparation
Megan has worked with Hannah throughout year 13 and my only regret is that we did not find her for year 12. I know that Megan is going into her exams with optimum preparation. Not only has Hannah ensured that Megan has the necessary knowledge firmly embedded she has also given Megan the skills to maximise her marks with her exam technique. Throughout the year Hannah has kept me informed on a weekly basis of the work covered and areas for Megan to work on. Megan has also struggled with exam nerves and Hannah has really helped Megan to work at controlling these. It has been a big investment of time and money, but whatever the outcome in August I am absolutely certain that Megan could have done no more and had no better support so I wish her the very best and pass on my highest recommendation if you are reading this and thinking of contacting Hannah for your child.
Becky, A-Level Biology & Geography & university admissions26th May, 2017
I strongly recommend Hannah for any one looking for biology tutor
Hannah has been tutoring my daughter A2 biology and we are quite happy with her . She is excellent tutor who is capable of breaking hard topics as well as identifying student weaknesses and work with them to overcame these hurdles. I find her quiet reliable besides she provides her students with additional materials which is quiet usefull. I strongly recommend Hannah for any one looking for biology tutor. Many thanks Hannah
Aida, A-Level Biology25th May, 2017
Hannah's approach and coaching style has been exceptional
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to Hannah . Our daughter has been having online A level Biology tuition with Hannah and the transformation in her attitude and performance has been remarkable. Isobel now looks forward to Biology whereas before she was made to feel inadequate. Hannah's approach and coaching style has been exceptional and we cannot praise her enough
Bryn, A-Level Biology25th May, 2017
We have found the skype sessions to be a really time effective method
Hannah has been a great support this year with the step up to A2. My daughter is dyslexic so the way in which Hannah breaks down the facts has been really useful, especially with essay planning and supporting her through constructing essays with enough detail. Also anything that may have been rushed through at school can be consolidated in the sessions, which helps with gaining confidence in the subject. Hannah's notes are concise and easy to follow.
We have found the skype sessions to be a really time effective method and Hannah's feedback is always valuable in her follow up emails.
Fran, A-Level Geography & university admissions25th May, 2017
I felt supported and motivated throughout my tuition
I began Biology tuition with Hannah at Tuition Matters after my AS results were disappointing and I can't stress enough how beneficial the experience has been.
Hannah's online system consisting of explanatory notes and past paper questions and answers as well as her constant availability to clarify anything I was unsure of, both contributed to me feeling the most prepared I have ever been for an exam.
Furthermore, my parents could rest assured that I was improving well, with detailed correspondence and updates from Tuition Matters via email.
I felt supported and motivated throughout my tuition, with the structured lesson plans and homework helping to guide me through the process. I felt I was able to rely on the Tuition Matters system to help me achieve my potential and am very hopeful that my A-level grades will reflect this. Thank you Hannah!
Ellie, A-Level Biology11th August, 2016
I would strongly recommend Hannah to all students
Hannah has been tutoring my son for AS Biology for past one year. Hannah's tutoring methods are excellent. My son has gained a lot of confidence in Biology. Biology has now become his favorite subject and all the credit goes to Hannah. Hannah provides a prompt feedback to parents after each lesson which I find very useful and re-assuring. I am able to communicate with her regarding anything related to tuition anytime through an e mail or over the phone, I would strongly recommend Hannah to all students who are interested in upgrading their performance in Biology. We are looking forward to continue seeking assistance from Hannah for next year's A Level Biology.
Anonymous Parent, A-Level Biology7th July, 2016
I wish we'd tried this method earlier
I can't rate Hannah highly enough. She is an excellent tutor and helped my daughter with her Geography AS level so much. She developed her confidence and belief in herself when it was at rock bottom. Her notes were clear and effective and her teaching style was tailored to my daughter's needs. Hannah was particularly effective in going through past exam questions and exam technique explaining the level of detail required to secure the marks. It was also the first time we had used online tuition. It was so simple and saved valuable time that we would have otherwise been spent travelling to a tutor. I wish we'd tried this method earlier.
Lorraine H, A-Level Geography & university admissions6th July, 2016
We couldn't recommend Hannah highly enough
We couldn't recommend Hannah highly enough, our daughter was struggling with her maths after spending two years in America. Hannah quickly got her back up to speed and helped regain her confidence in herself and her capabilities. Thank you Hannah.
Helen, Secondary Maths6th July, 2016
I would highly recommend
Hannah is a great tutor and has really helped me with my confidence in Biology. She is very nice and she adapts her lessons to what you want to learn and the style of learning that you want. I would highly recommend.
Ailsa, A-Level Biology19th January, 2016
Alice is really enjoying her sessions and feels she is getting so much out of them
Alice has only been with Hannah for a month but we have already seeing significant benefits from their weekly sessions. Hannah is a fantastic tutor: she has a thorough understanding of her subject area and the various Biology syllabuses; she is well organised with a wide range of valuable resources which she uses to good effect to stretch Alice, but also to consolidate her learning on areas where she is not so confident. She spent valuable time at the beginning of the relationship understanding Alice's objectives for A2 Biology and assessing her ability against these.
She has the perfect balance of encouraging Alice but also pushing her to achieve to her potential. Alice is really enjoying her sessions and feels she is getting so much out of them. Even her Biology teacher has noticed! Hannah sends a weekly update after the session which is very valuable, as it allows us to support as parents. Cannot recommend her highly enough!
Ann, A-Level Biology18th October, 2015
We live overseas so her ability to offer tuition over Skype was a tremendous help
Hannah is a fantastic tutor and our son loves working with her. She is totally committed to ensuring her students maximize their potential. Within only a few short weeks she has made him confident in his essay writing, as her thorough, step by step approach has made him become much more analytical in his thinking.
We live overseas so her ability to offer tuition over Skype was a tremendous help. I would unreservedly recommend Hannah as a tutor.
Carole, University Geography4th October, 2015
Hannah has proven to be the ultimate professional
Hannah has proven to be the ultimate professional. My daughter enjoys the lessons and feels much more confident about the imminent A level Biology exams . Her weekly biology test marks have consistently improved since starting the lessons. Hannah's approach to the subject is clear, specific and precise. I can not recommend her enough.
Allison, A-Level Biology & Geography & university admissions26th November, 2014
I would thoroughly recommend Hannah as a tutor
My daughter has had 3 tutorials with Hannah so far. We are both very impressed by the service that Hannah offers. My daughter has reported that Hannah's teaching style is very clear and that she feels she has learned a great deal already. Hannah has developed some very useful resources to support her teaching.
I have been very impressed by the weekly report that Hannah emails to me. She has very quickly determined my daughter's weaknesses in the subject area and is working hard with her to address these. I would thoroughly recommend Hannah as a tutor.
Corinne, A-Level Biology24th October, 2014
I feel much more confident and I can now answer questions in depth
Brilliant. I have had a lot to do this summer for Biology and Hannah provided me with some excellent notes and has tested me with a lot of questions which was what I needed. I feel much more confidant and I can now answer questions in depth. Thanks!
Paul, A-Level Biology18th August, 2014
I now feel prepared, and confident in sitting the exams
Hannah has been helping me revise for re-sits in both As and A-level. She has helped immensely, her material is easy to understand, and Hannah always patiently goes through topics I struggle with, and makes certain that I understand them fully before moving on.
One thing I particularly struggled with was exam technique, Hannah has not only helped me consolidate my answers, but has taught me how to break down questions, and interpret what is being asked. With this in hand, I now feel prepared, and confident in sitting the exams.
I really cannot thank Hannah enough for all the help she has given me, I could not have asked for a better tutor, I just wish I had come across her sooner!
Elisabeth, A-Level Biology16th June, 2014
I cannot imagine trying to sit my exams without Hannah's help
Hannah is amazing, patient and really knows her stuff! Her teaching method breaks down huge (and scary) topics into manageable topics, and her notes (which she has created herself) are concise and easy to use. She adapts her teaching methods and materials to the learner and topic, I am visual and remember things in a very random way, so Hannah helped come up with ways for ME to remember things! With a big emphasis on past papers I have been able to go into my exams confidant on not only the subject, but also what the question is asking. Hannah is also very efficient and generous in the support she offers via email to any questions that arise and has helped me to organise my time as well as teaching me/helping me revise topics.
I cannot imagine trying to sit my exams without Hannah's help, and I simply cannot recommend her highly enough.
Rachel, A-Level Biology9th June, 2014
I highly recommend her
I have been studying with Hannah for just over a month, and have found her extremely well organised, knowledgeable, and supportive. The notes she has created for every Geography topic which are available to all Geography students, greatly simplify detailed and complex issues, while enabling fast understanding. I have lessons via Skype, and find these sessions no different from tutoring lessons in person. I highly recommend her.
Alexandra, A-Level Geography9th June, 2014
We can see the improvement only after a couple of lessons
Hannah is a very responsible teacher. She tailors her teaching methods according to my daughter's needs on Biology study. We are very happy that we can have Hannah's help for our daughter. We can see the improvement only after a couple of lessons.
Jun, A-Level Biology & university admissions19th March, 2014
I would strongly recommend her
Hannah has been tutoring our son in AS Biology. She is very professional and has helped him tremendously, giving him a good understanding of the subject and helping him with his answering skills. He has enjoyed the lessons and we get weekly feedback.
I would strongly recommend her.
Ashraf, A-Level Biology17th March, 2014
Recent class tests were coming back as a D - 3 weeks later - as an A
I can highly recommend Hannah. We had not used an online tutor before but it works really well. She is incredibly well organised and has really helped my daughter get to grips with AS Biology. Recent class tests were coming back as a D - 3 weeks later - as an A. She gives the student confidence and is very good on exam technique too. Thank you Hannah.
Alexa, A-Level Biology24th February, 2014
Hannah is an outstanding tutor adapting to her pupils and providing her own superbly crafted notes
Hannah has been tutoring our daughter in Geography and Biology for the past six weeks. Following a disappointing set of results at AS we decided some one on one help was required to cope with A2 and As resits. Huge scepticism from daughter about on-line tutoring resulted in a trial session. A resounding success in one hour! We now have weekly sessions in both subjects. Hannah is an outstanding tutor adapting to her pupils and providing her own superbly crafted notes that really help students focus on the details required to address an exam. Each session is complimented by working on exam questions to iron out any weaknesses in interpreting questions and explanation of the marks to ensure maximum points are achieved. The transformation in confidence in our daughter is marked and having been achieving only D grades, a recent whole term test placed her top of her class with a confident high A grade! Need I say more.
Sandra, A-Level Biology & Geography29th December, 2013
Very happy so far
Early days, but after four lessons we have seen an improvement in both knowledge and confidence. Feedback from Hannah is good - very happy so far.
James, A-Level Geography22nd September, 2013
Hannah is very organised & professional
We were a bit unsure how online tuition would go, but Hannah is very organised & professional. It works well and Jack finds Hannah to be very good at communicating a complicated subject (Biology)
Jason, A-Level Biology8th April, 2013
Hannah's help has inspired a greater interest in Geography and passion to work harder
With Hannah's help I improved from a C to an A. Her organised notes break down technical information, and with her encouragement, she has instilled confidence in my own ability. In lessons, on the run up to my exam, we had time to focus on my weaknesses, without losing sight of the overall requirements needed to do well. Hannah's help has inspired a greater interest in Geography and passion to work harder. I'm so glad we found her.
Heather, A-Level Geography23rd March, 2013
I would definitely recommend Hannah to anyone seeking help with their studies
Absolutely brilliant, I feel I have already made a big improvement. Hannah is extremely efficient and always sends me the material in advance which allows me to pick out particular concepts I struggle with. I would definitely recommend Hannah to anyone seeking help with their studies.
Anne, A-Level Biology18th March, 2013
I already feel much more confident and comfortable with the thought of exams
Although I've only been having online lessons with Hannah for just over a week I already feel much more confident and comfortable with the thought of exams. She is able to clearly explain topics that I previously couldn't quite understand and makes it seem extremely simple. Re-caps at the beginning of the lessons ensures that the information has really gone in and been understood. I would definitely recommend her as a tutor that is both friendly and a great teacher.
Zara, A-Level Geography27th February, 2013
Students have the tools they need to achieve to their full potential
Hannah has proved to be a professional and conscientious tutor to date. My daughter has been tutored for one month by Hannah and has gained confidence in her exam technique and underpinning knowledge of Biology. Most importantly, her manner is supportive and thoughtful and her high quality teaching skills and teaching aids, ensure that students have the tools they need to achieve to their full potential, within their chosen subject.
Karen, A-Level Biology29th January, 2013
She is far more motivated to work hard at her Biology than before
We have been very pleased with the improvements Hanna has made since starting the online sessions with you. She is far more motivated to work hard at her Biology than before, motivation was a major issue, she often would ask if she could drop Biology completely. We were very against this as we think that she is capable of a reasonable grade and Biology A level would be an ideal subject for her choices in further education. Since starting the sessions with you we haven't heard a single moan about having to study Biology. So thats a major achievement, the next step will be to see if she starts to put in more effort and get her grades improving. Many thanks, Tim & Samantha.
Tim, A-Level Biology27th January, 2013
I found working with Hannah extremely helpful and enjoyable
I found working with Hannah extremely helpful and enjoyable. She helped me gain confidence in understanding and answering questions for A Level Biology. We mainly focused on exam technique but where I was unsure of something in the specification she broke it down into simple parts and explained it thoroughly. Going through different past paper questions from various exam boards gave me great practice. It was my first online tutoring experience and I was very impressed with it as it cut out travel times and it was simple to use. I would recommend it to anyone!
Alex, A-Level Biology23rd January, 2013
I have been very impressed by the difference you seem to have instilled in Catherine
I have been very impressed by the difference you seem to have instilled in Catherine. She seems more confident in her ability to tackle problems on her own and I am sure she has taken onboard the techniques you have shown her in getting the most marks most quickly. I am very grateful for your efforts and I think Catherine will be confident in performing to the best of her ability. I am sure you have shown her techniques that she will apply not only to Geography but to her other subjects as well. Thank you.
Catherine, A-Level Geography18th January, 2013
I feel much more confident
Really helped me enhance my knowledge and i feel much more confident going into the exam than i did previously.
Aaron, A-Level Geography16th January, 2013
I am now confident in answering all questions and know how to achieve the highest amount of marks
Since receiving tuition from Hannah my confidence in the subject has increased dramatically. I am now confident in answering all questions and know how to achieve the highest amount of marks. During tuition Hannah sets questions and gives excellent feedback on each answer I give, she shows mark schemes and allows time to edit answers so that they are perfect to use during revision. I am resitting in a few weeks and wish to continue tuition with Hannah until my next exam, her way of teacher is so detailed and helpful!
Georgie, A-Level Geography6th January, 2013
Hannah tutors me through Skype but it is just as good as having a tutor with you
Hannah is a really good tutor. We have just been working through my course and she has explained everything really well and also help me with exam technique (understanding and answering the questions), which I have always had a lot of difficulty with. Hannah tutors me through Skype but it is just as good as having a tutor with you. I would really strongly recommend her to others as I am doing much better in exams and achieving high grades!
Uroosa, A-Level Biology21st November, 2012
Lessons are well structured and very interactive which I'm finding helps my learning
I'm finding lessons to be very useful with Hannah she clearly has very good knowledge of Biology not that her profile doesn't say that already. Her lessons are well structured and very interactive which I'm finding helps my learning. Definitely recommended
Harry, A-Level Biology7th November, 2012
We have no hesitation in recommending Hannah to anyone who needs help with their Geography and Biology A levels
Hannah is excellent. She helped my daughter (Jennie) to improve her A level Geography grade from a low C to a high B and her Biology A level grade from an E to a B. Jennie felt very comfortable with Hannah right from their first online session and found her very easy to talk to, very supportive and great at explaining complex topics in simple clear terms. Hannah is very organised and structured in her approach and made very good use of the limited time they had to work together online each week. Hannah really helped Jennie to understand the key elements to each topic and to identify what the examiner was looking for and to provide just the right amount of detail to answer exam questions with confidence. Jennie really enjoyed working with Hannah and we are very grateful for all the help and assistance that she provided. We have no hesitation in recommending Hannah to anyone who needs help with their Geography and Biology A levels.
Keith, A-Level Biology and Geography5th November, 2012
Hannah is an encouraging and enthusiastic tutor
Hannah is an encouraging and enthusiastic tutor. Our son was in the unusual position, that his school were unable to fit his Geography A level subject into the time-table. As this is such a large commitment we were not sure whether an on-line tutor, without any personal contact would be ideal. However, we are extremely happy with his progress and he is quite happy communicating with Hannah through Skype video. They are able to send paperwork to each other, via Skype and e-mails. Hannah is happy to answer any questions and is always very prompt with replies. We also like the fact that Hannah sends us regular updates on what they are covering each week and how our son is progressing.
Lorraine, A-Level Geography18th October, 2012
I’ve turned from being frustrated at taking the Biology course to actually enjoying Biology
When the subject requirements of my university course changed, I was forced to stay an extra year at sixth form to complete the A-Level only 4 months before my exams I decided I desperately needed help but was cynical about using Skype. However, when taking my first lesson with Hannah, she put me at ease straight away, talking me through the course and which sections I thought I was weak on. Straight away I knew this was the right choice. Hannah sent me up to date notes, questions and talked me through different chapters with feedback on all of my answers. She would explain concepts to me in depth so I fully understood each topic before moving onto the next one. Hannah structured the lessons into how to write down key terms to help me write more specific answers as I felt they were my problem. I’ve turned from being frustrated at taking the Biology course to actually enjoying Biology and looking forward to lessons with Hannah. I would recommend her to anyone as she is extremely knowledgeable, experienced, punctual and professional. I feel confident with the Biology exams I have taken, but regardless of my results in August, I know I have tried my hardest with the best possible support from Hannah.
Cristal, A-Level Biology5th July, 2012
Things I had found hard now became easy and I am really grateful for her amazing help
When I first started with Hannah I was failing Biology quite badly. As she taught me not only the knowledge of the subject but the technique of exam answers I found myself being not only more confident but a better student at school as well. Things I had found hard now became easy and I am really grateful for her amazing help and wouldn't have been able to do the exams without her.
Caitlin, A-Level Biology5th July, 2012
Thus overall the experience was first class!
Hannah started helping our daughter Abigail about 3 months before the AS exams Geography in June and although she will only hear the results in August, we already know it has made an enormous difference in exam confidence! Because we left it rather late we had problems finding experienced tutors near home and opted to try an online tutor. Abigail was at first a bit nervous about the concept of online tuition, but this was quickly dispelled following the first 10 min with Hannah online who has excellent communications skills and eases her students into online communication as if they are sitting in the same room. We attached an external computer screen to Abi’s laptop so that she could use her laptop to write answers and for online searches during the lectures while using the 2nd screen for Skype (but it would work equally well with a single screen). Hannah is clearly a very experienced teacher and has made online teaching very effective with constant exchange of documents and text via Skype during the lecture using the ‘chat mode’ while the camera ensured both parties could see each other. We found it made very little difference with having a life tutor visiting the home.
Hannah is very organised, lectures started always on time , and weekly feedback by e-mail for the parents helped us keep track of the progress. The online sessions were fun, energetic and very efficient. They were exam practise focussed, which is just what Abigail needed. She coached Abi over this period to learn what questions to expect, what kind of details examiners would be looking for to achieve good grades, and also, importantly, to build up a sense of timing to ensure students are able to complete the exam within the allocated time. We now have a daughter who enjoys Geography and is looking forward to her next year.
Thus overall the experience was first class! Be sure to book early, because she appears very popular and gets fully booked quickly.
Feiko, A-Level Geography30th June, 2012
My son has been very happy with the level of tutoring
Hannah has been tutoring my son in both Biology and Geography for the past few months to help with his A2 studies. She is very reliable and my son has been very happy with the level of tutoring. She gave good advice on how to tackle the exam questions in both subjects to ensure he achieves as high a mark as possible. Thank you Hannah
Rosie, A-Level Biology & Geography27th June, 2012
Working via Skype proved a great way to ensure that lessons could continue from anywher
Hannah is an excellent tutor and I would recommend her to anybody!
After a terrible AS result my daughter's confidence in her ability to continue with Biology was very low indeed and her chances of achieving the necessary A level grade seemed remote. However in Hannah's capable hands my daughter regained confidence, her grade at the January retake improved by three levels and we are confident that she will be happy on results day. Working via Skype proved a great way to ensure that lessons could continue from anywhere, and as a parent I have been very grateful for the weekly feedback.
Hannah not only ensured that the syllabus was covered, and that my daughter had full understanding of the topics, but also taught her how to answer questions and to revise effectively. We are very grateful!
Julie, A-Level Biology27th June, 2012
Hannah has been really supportive and has really helped fine tune Will's learning
We are just embarking with online tuition with Hannah , and so far all is brilliant . we were unsure at first about how online tuition would be but it seems to fit really well it means you have to remain focussed and it can be flexible to meet your needs (there is also not the 'teacher/ pupil' feeling you get when having teachers visit your home) . Although early days we have been really impressed with how quickly Hannah has understood our sons learning needs and learning style and he is already feeling a great surge of confidence - lets hope we go from strength to strength.
Our son has just completed his A 2's and has been assisted since retaking some of his As papers .Hannah has worked with him in Geography and Human Biology and the help and support has been brilliant. He saw a move from grade U to C in AS Human Biology and D- a high grade B in Geography AS. Hannah has been really supportive and has really helped fine tune Will's learning. He has really enjoyed the lessons and his confidence and understanding has really shown at college. He has entered his A levels without a feeling of anxiety as he has felt on top of the subjects rather than trying to cram it all in at the end. I would recommend this method of teaching to anyone - its focussed, well organised and Hannah has a good understanding of the course content and exam structure and has a sensitive and supportive teaching style - I would suggest that for resits you obtain copies of your exam papers and share them with tutors to help them understand where the focus of teaching is needed. we have not had the results for A levels yet but for us the positive learning experience that Will has had merits comment ( whatever the results- which hopefully will be positive) .
William, A-Level Biology & Geography26th June, 2012
I really can't recommend Hannah enough
As a mature student and a distance learner, taking A Level Biology was daunting, about to give up I contacted Hannah. From day 1, my interest and enthusiasm was renewed. Hannah soon understood my learning style and her notes and lessons were a massive help, we also covered exam techniques and styles of questions. Online tutorials was ideal as I often work away from home. I really can't recommend Hannah enough, supportive, encouraging and knowledgeable. Thanks Hannah
Jo, A-Level Biology26th June, 2012
You have been the most positive educational input that she has had in the last year
Thanks for everything that you have done. Regardless of Esther's A level results, we are all delighted with your input over the last few months.
Esther was totally against web based tuition, but is now a great fan of this approach in general and your skills in particular. She feels that you have been the most positive educational input that she has had in the last year and regards you as a friend as well as a tutor.
In addition to the subject specific information that you have helped with, you have also developed skills that are transferable to other subjects and more broadly.
Esther was anxious about my spending money on your fees, but now agrees that this was well spent. Personally I think that your hourly rate is extremely good value and your regular updates have been invaluable.
I realise that this mail sounds rather gushing, but working with the public on a daily basis I am aware that negative comments always get fed back,whilst praise may not.
Please feel free to use these comments as an endorsement of your service.
I hope that Esther will have good news to feed back to you in August.
Keith, A-Level Biology21st June, 2012
I am feeling much more confident
Hannah has been an absolute life saver, if i hadn't had hannah as my tutor i would of been more than likely heading for a big fat fail. I haven't taken the test yet for my Biology AS but I am feeling much more confident about it than i would of done without her. She has given me the support that my AS Biology teachers never would have as they're 'too busy', she's just an amazing tutor :)
Katie, A-Level Biology1st May, 2012
I feel much more confident in Biology already
Although I have only had a few weeks under the tuition of Hannah, I feel much more confident in Biology already. She breaks everything down in to small, simple and manageable chunks to enable you to learn in a more effective way. The combination of tuition and exam technique practice allows you to apply your knowledge and gauge what the question is asking you, a element I really struggle with but she has enabled me to improve in in a small amount of time. Using Skype is an excellent way of tutoring and I feel is just as good as if you were really in here presence.
Lizzee, A-Level Biology14th April, 2012
Lessons take place online are fabulous
Made contact with Hannah and lessons started my daughter is very happy with the material covered so far and the fact that the lessons take place online are fabulous and gives a greater degree of flexibility
Debbie, A-Level Biology14th February, 2012
My grades in school exams have boosted considerably
I've been having tutoring with Hannah for 4 months now to boost my Biology A level grade from a D. Already she has given me much confidence in answering all types of questions. I feel a lot happier with answering questions and she makes it a lot easier to understand things I hated before! My grades in school exams have boosted considerably and i would highly recommend Hannah for anyone struggling with Biology.
Esther, A-Level Biology & Geography13th February, 2012
The lessons are well planned and enjoyable
After having a number of lessons with Hannah I feel my overall knowledge of the subject has improved and am very satisfied with the tuition I’ve received. She’s been a great tutor, easy to get on with and knows what she’s talking about! The lessons are well planned and enjoyable. She has provided me with valuable information, whether it’s a specific definition or an exam technique, which has given me a huge confidence boost. The communication is excellent, emailed questions are always answered efficiently. I would definitely recommend Hannah.
Robert, A-Level Geography26th December, 2011
It has already given him much more confidence
Hannah has been tutoring Ryan online for 6 weeks and it works soooo well. They go through questions together using Skype where he answers in real time and they can go over the answer together. It has already given him much more confidence and Hannah can see a real improvement in his work. Hannah emails me (mum) an up date after each lesson and is totally excellent with Ryan - totally recommend this method - as he is in his own home and it is so easy to do and I totally recommend Hannah.
Joanne, A-Level Biology18th December, 2011
She feels she has improved already
Ellen's very happy with the way things are going at the moment. She feels she has improved already. She's hopeful that this will be reflected in the next ISA paper she will be taking shortly. Thanks for your help.
Ellen, A-Level Biology & Geography4th December, 2011
I'm very pleased and thankful for this chance of having her as a tutor
Hannah is an excellent tutor! She is very professional, organised and approachable. She will always make sure you understand the topic before you move on to the next one. As well as that, Hannah provides you with her own notes which makes it easier to revise. I'm very pleased and thankful for this chance of having her as a tutor.
I recommend Hannah as an A level Biology tutor.
Sara, A-Level Biology1st December, 2011
Very pleased with progress to date
Hannah provides a focussed on line session using a mix of questions and coaching/discussion which works well. She is proactive in providing progress updates and is well organised ensuring time is productive and well spent… Very pleased with progress to date.
Steve, A-Level Biology30th November, 2011
Hannah is a really good tutor
Hannah is a really good tutor, at first I was skeptical about online tutoring, but having Hannah has really changed my mind. She's made me really confident in subjects that I was getting really low grades for and has made the lessons simple for me to understand as well as interacting and making them enjoyable :) thank you.
Georgina, A-Level Biology9th November, 2011
Hannah has been very professional in her approach
Hannah has been very professional in her approach and has given us useful feedback on each session. I have been very impressed with the work she is doing and am sure it will boost my son's grades
Lev, A-Level Geography31st October, 2011
We have every faith that with Hannah's support we will achieve a high A in the exams
We are very pleased with Hannah's professional approach. Her lessons are well prepared and accompanied by detailed notes which is excellent. We also receive feedback after each lesson which is incredibly helpful. We have every faith that with Hannah's support we will achieve a high A in the exams and would thoroughly recommend her.
Kathy, A-Level Biology & Geography26th October, 2011
The online tuition using Skype seems to have worked really well
My daughter, Bridie, has had 3 sessions for online tuition from Hannah for 'A' level Biology. I have been really pleased with Hannah's professional approach; she has tailored Bridie's tuition to her needs providing tuition not just on the Biology but her exam technique. The online tuition using Skype seems to have worked really well and no time is spent travelling to the tutor which saves me on both time and fuel. Most importantly, Bridie is enjoying her sessions with Hannah and finding them very helpful and a boost to her confidence in her studies.
Liz, A-Level Biology17th October, 2011
I recommend Hannah for AS/A level Biology tutor
Hannah is a great tutor for AS level Biology I've been tutoring with Hannah for 3/4 weeks I am now feeling a lot more confident. Hannah is professional but also very approachable and she bases her lessons to the need of the student. I recommend Hannah for AS/A level Biology tutor.
Ali, A-Level Biology29th September, 2011
She feels already more confident with future exams
Our daughter is really enjoying her online lessons with Hannah. She feels already more confident with future exams. We were a little concerned how the online lessons would work but have found them most convenient, no having to travel or have someone come to the house. Hannah sends feed back with every lesson and Hannah was very quick to see the areas where our daughter needed help.
Sally, A-Level Geography24th September, 2011
After having tuition with Hannah our daughter Lauren achieved an A*
After having tuition with Hannah our daughter Lauren achieved an A* in her Geography exam. She had previously been struggling with exam technique and Hannah, very patiently, helped her to understand the question and answer techniques. Hannah was always professional, well prepared, on-line on time, gave excellent feedback to us as parents and was available via email when Lauren had questions through the week before her lesson. We couldn't recommend Hannah enough!!
Hayley, A-Level Geography7th September, 2011
It was easier to focus being online and seemed to get through a great deal during the hour
Sam has been having Hannah for A level Biology tutoring for about 4 weeks now and is starting to feel a lot more confident. Hannah is very professional but also very approachable and Sam feels she listens to exactly what he requires and sets her tuition accordingly. I would highly recommend Hannah for AS/A level Biology tutoring- I wish we had found her sooner!
Sam has been having tuition with Hannah for about 18 months moving from AS to A level Biology. I wasn't entirely sure how online tutoring would work out, but as Sam seemed to click with Hannah and be making good progress with her decided to give it ago - what a good decision!! Sam actually said it was easier to focus being online and seemed to get through a great deal during the hour.
After every lesson Hannah sends emails saying what work has been covered and how Sam has done, what areas he needs to concentrate on etc… I would totally recommend Hannah for AS and A level Biology tutoring.
Jane, A-Level Biology5th July, 2011
Hannah really boosted my daughter's confidence
Initially I was slightly hesitant about online tutoring because I felt face-to-face contact time was needed but I soon came to realise from the comments from my daughter, that even though my daughter and Hannah weren't actually in the same room together, the quality of Hannah's tutoring was excellent and the online bit made no difference. Using Skype worked very well and Hannah could see what my daughter was writing as she held it up to the camera.
Hannah explained topics in a clear way and answered my daughter's questions so that she could understand. Hannah really boosted my daughter's confidence and helped her learn how to answer A-level questions. Hannah was always on time for the session and gave me excellent feedback on the work that had been covered.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Hannah as a tutor.
Emily C, A-Level Biology28th June, 2011
I would definitely recommend Hannah to others
At first, we were unsure how online tutoring would work. However, after excellent and structured tutoring from Hannah, Emily finds she now has much more confidence and understanding of Biology and this reflects well at school and hopefully in her forthcoming AS exam. She finds Hannah easy to talk to and for discussing various points, some of which are not readily understood at first in class. We get feed back from each lesson which is most helpful. I would definitely recommend Hannah to others who might be contemplating tutoring. John
Emily H, A-Level Biology24th April, 2011
Hannah has been a great tutor for our daughter
Hannah has been a great tutor for our daughter, she has helped her to regain her confidence and by focusing on her weaker areas has made the tutoring tailored to her needs. She has always given constructive feedback and provided a cheerful and positive approach to learning the course work. She has been invaluable in helping her in her exam technique.
Charlotte, A-Level Geography20th April, 2011
Hannah has been amazing!
Hannah has been amazing! She has modelled the lessons to exactly what I need and after only 4 lessons I can already see the difference in my answering of questions.
Kelly-Louise, A-Level Biology & Geography15th April, 2011
Hannah is a fantastic tutor
Hannah is a fantastic tutor! I had to retake my A Level Geography exam in January after achieving only a U in the June exam. I have recently received my mark for the retake that Hannah tutored me for, and I managed to receive an A! She has a very clear teaching method and spends time outside of the lesson putting information together for case studies and other learning material. The way she marks any work handed in shows clearly where improvement is needed and we always spent time going through essays and making improvements. I fully recommend her!
Eleanor, A-Level Geography11th March, 2011
My daughter achieved the grades she was hoping for
Hannah was very good and my daughter achieved the grades she was hoping for.
Claire, GCSE Biology, Chemistry & Maths18th January, 2011
Our daughter really enjoyed an extended coaching session which helped her regain confidence
Hannah was exactly as her profile describes her. She helped us out during a difficult, transitional time when our daughter was changing schools. Hannah is calmly confident, professional and capable. Our daughter really enjoyed an extended coaching session which helped her regain confidence and we are certainly planning to keep in touch with Hannah during the summer holidays and with the build up to GCSE's. I would recommend Hannah to anybody looking for a tutor who also is in tune with her students - she appeared to make learning fun. Thank you Hannah, we shall be in touch!! X
Maryjane, GCSE Biology31st July, 2010
I would have no hesitation in recommending Hannah to other parents
Hannah taught English and Maths to my 12 year old son and his best friend - both individually and in a joint lesson - once a week for a couple of months. Hannah always came to the lessons well prepared - often with question sheets for the boys to complete/discuss - their ability improved, and they are now more self-confident, in both subjects. I would have no hesitation in recommending Hannah to other parents.
Jon, Secondary Maths14th June, 2010
Hannah made it easy for me
As a mature student, Hannah made it easy for me, simple explanations and showed the logic which was hitherto incomprehensible…
Stephen, GCSE Maths11th June, 2010
I would highly recommend Hannah for private tuition
My daughter Sophie has been really helped prior to her exams with the guidance of Hannah for Geography GCSE - She seems very mature and knowledgeable on the subject. I would highly recommend Hannah for private tuition !!!!
Shoshana, GCSE Geography27th May, 2010
Hannah made my daughter feel at ease immediately
Hannah made my daughter feel at ease immediately and the first meeting has gone very well.
Roseanna, A-Level Biology8th May, 2010
Hannah is making a significant difference
Hannah is making a significant difference to John's confidence and technique and he looks forward to seeing her each week.
Stephen, A-Level Biology28th April, 2010
Teya was very happy with Hannah and the work that they covered
Brilliant. Hannah contacted me very quickly after receiving my first email, we have been in contact on the phone and via email to discuss my daughters tutoring needs. The first session was this Monday and Teya was very happy with Hannah and the work that they covered. She has already gained some new maths skills after the first session
Gillian, Primary Maths15th April, 2010
She is patiently helpful in supporting clarification and question interpretation
Hannah has just started to tutor my daughter for Biology AS. We have found her to be reliable, cheerful and encouraging, with good strategies for tackling difficulties. She is patiently helpful in supporting clarification and question interpretation.
Julia, A-Level Biology9th April, 2010
Very approachable, thorough and helpful
Very approachable, thorough and helpful. Daisy is finding her tuition really useful. You follow up on all you both do and are really tailoring the work for Daisy's needs.
Daisy, A-Level Biology4th April, 2010
Anyone who may be considering online tutoring I would definitely recommend Hannah
I was a little hesitant at first, as to whether online tutoring would work or not. I am very pleased to say that online tutoring with Hannah as worked out well so far. She is reliable, flexible,efficient and approachable. After each lesson Hannah will send an outline of what was covered so you can always refer back to it. Anyone who may be considering online tutoring I would definitely recommend Hannah.
Beverley, GCSE Geography3rd April, 2010
We are very pleased with Hannah and the progress so far
We are very pleased with Hannah and the progress so far, more importantly our daughter has really tuned into Hannah and her teaching style. A good choice of tutor.
The first tutors web site is very easy to use and is invaluable in helping to choose the right tutor to work with your child.
Christian, Primary English & Maths29th March, 2010
All I can say so far is that she is excellent all round
First lesson this week and all I can say so far is that she is excellent all round, very organised, very willing to supply added material, Hannah certainly does her homework before taking the lesson, Hannah also communicates well, letting you know how the lesson went and what the next lesson will be on. Great start.
Janet, A-Level Biology24th February, 2010
She has managed to install the confidence in my daughter to be able to get her first A
Hannah presently tutors my daughter at GCSE level in English and Maths and so far, after only 2 maths sessions, she has managed to install the confidence in my daughter to be able to get her first A in a maths lesson after a series of D grades. Hannah is a very personable, patient and conscientious tutor who seems to care very much about her pupil getting the very best from her sessions. Would be pleased to highly recommend Hannah.
Lucia, GCSE English & Maths24th February, 2010
I was extremely pleased with Hannah's tutoring
I'm a final year Biology & Psychology university student, and it is challenging to balance the two subjects. With two dissertations of different style and structure to write, and the rest of my workload, it seemed extremely daunting at first. However Hannah was excellent in breaking everything down for me, understanding what I required and giving me straight forward guidance.
I initially contacted Hannah regarding my Biology dissertation as this was her area of expertise, but later I also required some guidance on my Psychology dissertation. By which point I was extremely pleased with Hannah's tutoring and was confident that she would be able to tutor me for my psychology dissertation too, so I arranged for some more sessions.
Hannah helped me create a very clear structure and essay plans for every step of the way for my dissertations. I gained a comprehensive yet simplified perspective of what I was required to do, how to go about doing this and a lot of supportive material. As well as the confidence to tackle this intimidating work. Hannah also aided me with time management, which is essential for university deadlines, and support outside the tutoring sessions, with any questions I had and editing drafts of my work.
With the lack of support and guidance from my university, I wouldn't have been able to get my dissertations to the high standard I wanted without Hannah's help.
Would highly recommend!!
Waffa, University Biology4th February, 2010
We would thoroughly recommend Hannah
Hannah is a reliable and conscientious tutor. Although we have only had a few weeks so far our experience with Hannah has been excellent.She is well prepared for the sessions and is responsive to questions or requests from our son. She communicates very clearly and gives supportive and appropriate guidance. We would thoroughly recommend Hannah.
Chris, A-Level Biology7th January, 2010