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“The most patient, calm, compassionate and positive person I’ve ever worked with”

Welcome to our Testimonials page where we share the feedback our parents and students have provided.

Our sessions are broken into 6 categories to help you navigate easier in order to find what you're looking for. Please note that this means there will be some overlap as the testimonials will fit into a few categories.

  • Maths Tuition
  • English Tuition
  • Home Education Tuition
  • 11+ and ISEB exam Tuition
  • GCSE exam Tuition
  • Comprehension and Real World Maths Club

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Math Tutor Testimonials

“Sarahlynn has been nothing but a source of strength and encouragement for my daughter Ella. After struggling with confidence at school and feeling embarrassed to put her hand up in class, she was falling behind. Since Sarahlynn has been working with her, she has gone up a Math set and has become noticeably more relaxed in social settings. We couldn’t be more proud.”

She came out of the session this evening and showed me what she had done. She said she really liked algebra so that's a pretty good result I think!

Sarahlynn is currently tutoring our sons in both Maths and English. She is highly professional and really enthusiastic about her work. She is very helpful in providing material to support their learning and has built a great relationship with our children. Sarahlynn has an individual approach and has the ability to understand the needs of each child. Our eldest son has recently been recognised by his school as having made a significant progression in his English which is a great achievement. She has the ability to engage and motivate the children and we would highly recommend her to any parent seeking a tutor for their child.

Sarah-Lynn guided my 10 year old son through a crash course over half term to prepare him for his ISEB Pre-test for entry into senior schools including Harrow, Eton and Winchester. We worked together to identify the specific sub-topics within Maths, English, Non-Verbal and Verbal Reasoning that he needed extra help with. Sarah-Lynn used their time very efficiently so that everything was covered, but was she still very patient and thorough. She had even taken the time to research inspirational quotes that really resonated with my son so it was lovely to see him full of enthusiasm and looking forward to their sessions. She also sent a report after each session and shared her notes so that we could practice further at home. Thanks to Sarah-Lynn, my son was left feeling happy and confident ahead of his exam.

We are really pleased with how much the boys are enjoying the time with you. Thank you for your kindness and knowledge in helping them! It's really wonderful to see how they are enjoying and being more confident with maths and also themselves!

I'm so pleased with how it went. B said you were so ice and she absolutely wanted to continue. So it's safe to say we would really like to continue the sessions. Thank you so much for this evening I think B will get so much from these sessions.

We were recommended Sarahlynn at Bettering Youth by a friend and our daughter has been attending both Maths and Comprehension club for the last term. We are so glad that we signed up. V was doubting her abilities and Maths, in particular, had become a bit of a block. She was very nervous about joining the group but Sarahlynn is so encouraging. She creates a really warm and caring space where the children feel confident and capable. Now I hear V participating and sharing ideas with the other children in the group, without fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or ‘sounding silly’. Her self-belief has really grown and she looks forward to the classes each week. Thank you Sarahlynn!

Sarahlynn has been tutoring my daughter for over a year initially in Maths and more recently in both Maths and English. Sarahlynn is patient, encouraging, smart and kind.

My daughter was initially in year 3 and now in year 4 and during this time the standard of her Maths has increased and she has moved up an attainment set since the beginning of year 4. Sarahlynn varies her tuition depending on the subjects being covered at school and is very thorough at appraising my daughter fully that she understand ths area of focus. She works with Bond and CGP books, her own worksheets, written test papers from when she taught in the classroom, and verbal / arithmatic games depending on the requirement of the day.

I recommend Sarahlynn very highly. She genuinely cares for my daughter both academically but more importantly, for her well-being and happiness as a child.

Does your child struggle with maths?

Drop us a line today to speak to our Maths Tutor Coordinator

English Tutor Testimonials

I'm so glad that Z opened up and spoke to you! You very quickly leaped over the first hurdle! As you've probably guessed, he is quite negative and not very expressive. When he came out of his session with you and said it was "ok" that was massive! "Ok" to him is the same as "fantastic" to another child!

Sarah-Lynn guided my 10 year old son through a crash course over half term to prepare him for his ISEB Pre-test for entry into senior schools including Harrow, Eton and Winchester. We worked together to identify the specific sub-topics within Maths, English, Non-Verbal and Verbal Reasoning that he needed extra help with. Sarah-Lynn used their time very efficiently so that everything was covered, but was she still very patient and thorough. She had even taken the time to research inspirational quotes that really resonated with my son so it was lovely to see him full of enthusiasm and looking forward to their sessions. She also sent a report after each session and shared her notes so that we could practice further at home. Thanks to Sarah-Lynn, my son was left feeling happy and confident ahead of his exam.

In English she has been extremely thorough, working on Grammar, spellings, content & structure and more recently, written comprehension. She shows smart strategies to approach these subjects on a weekly basis. I recommend Sarahlynn very highly. She genuinely cares for my daughter both academically but more importantly, for her well-being and happiness as a child.

Just wanted to let you know that * has really been enjoying his recent English lessons with you. We haven't been experiencing any of the usual difficulties with him which is a really good sign. He has a more positive attitude towards his learning which is great to see! Thank you so much for the wonderful ways you find to keep both of the boys motivated.

Sarahlynn is currently tutoring our sons in both Maths and English. She is highly professional and really enthusiastic about her work. She is very helpful in providing material to support their learning and has built a great relationship with our children. Sarahlynn has an individual approach and has the ability to understand the needs of each child. Our eldest son has recently been recognised by his school as having made a significant progression in his English which is a great achievement. She has the ability to engage and motivate the children and we would highly recommend her to any parent seeking a tutor for their child.

Sarahlynn helped our daughter through her first steps of learning English after we moved to the UK. She was always responsive over email, very kind, caring and patient with our daughter and was genuinely interested in helping her succeed. Would heartily recommend Sarahlynn as a tutor.

We just wanted to share that S has been awarded "most improved in English" award this year and we could not be more pleased! His work with you has boosted his confidence and dare I say, he enjoys English now!

Reluctant Reader? Not a writer?

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Home Education Tutor Testimonials

We were recommended Sarahlynn at Bettering Youth by a friend and our daughter has been attending both Maths and Comprehension club for the last term. We are so glad that we signed up. V was doubting her abilities and Maths, in particular, had become a bit of a block. She was very nervous about joining the group but Sarahlynn is so encouraging. She creates a really warm and caring space where the children feel confident and capable. Now I hear V participating and sharing ideas with the other children in the group, without fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or ‘sounding silly’. Her self-belief has really grown and she looks forward to the classes each week. Thank you Sarahlynn!

We are really pleased with how much the boys are enjoying the time with you. Thank you for your kindness and knowledge in helping them! It's really wonderful to see how they are enjoying and being more confident with maths and also themselves!

Home Educating and Looking for Maths, English and Science Support?

Drop us a line today to speak to our home education Tutor Coordinator

11+ and ISEB Exam Tutor Testimonials

Hi Sarahlynn, I would like to say that we are very happy that E got a scholarship and Northampton High School and would like to say a big thank you for teaching and encouraging her on obtaining her goal. She is very happy! Thank you so much.

Thank you for talking about 'author's use of words' and how it can change the meaning of a text. This has been a touch one to crack in exam prep but learning with you, E said was so much fun and she now understands it!

Hi Sarahlynn, good news from Harrow... they said X performed will in his ISEBs and is through to the next stage! He will sit the Harrow Test next Year! Thank you for your help during this process.

Hi Sarahlynn, just to update you, * has been invited to interviews at Winchester and Charterhouse and we've just found out today that Eton have invited him too! We are over the moon. Thanks again for all of your help and support.

We just wanted to share that S has been awarded "most improved in English" award this year and we could not be more pleased! His work with you has boosted his confidence and dare I say, he enjoys English now!

Since Sarah-Lynn started with her some months ago in preparation for the 11+ tests, my daughter looks forward to the lessons.  There's a keenness to do a good job in her homework. Moving the lessons online since the Covid19 situation has also been very successful. Would recommend Sarah-Lynn without hesitation.

Sarah-Lynn guided my 10 year old son through a crash course over half term to prepare him for his ISEB Pre-test for entry into senior schools including Harrow, Eton and Winchester. We worked together to identify the specific sub-topics within Maths, English, Non-Verbal and Verbal Reasoning that he needed extra help with. Sarah-Lynn used their time very efficiently so that everything was covered, but was she still very patient and thorough. She had even taken the time to research inspirational quotes that really resonated with my son so it was lovely to see him full of enthusiasm and looking forward to their sessions. She also sent a report after each session and shared her notes so that we could practice further at home. Thanks to Sarah-Lynn, my son was left feeling happy and confident ahead of his exam.

Exam Prep Got you down?

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GCSE Tutor Testimonials

Sarahlynn has been nothing but a source of strength and encouragement for my daughter Ella. After struggling with confidence at school and feeling embarrassed to put her hand up in class, she was falling behind. Since Sarahlynn has been working with her, she has gone up a Math set and has become noticeably more relaxed in social settings. We couldn’t be more proud.

Need a GCSE tutor?

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Comprehension and Real World Maths Club Tutor Testimonials

V did really enjoy the poem (The Raven). When I asked her about it she started reciting it to me! She said that it's mysterious and really dramatic and is now her favourite poem. Was a very good choice!

S came away from today's Comprehension Club with a big smile on her face! I loved hearing her reading out loud to the group. It's not something I ever thought she would be confident enough to do! Thank you!

She is loving Comprehension Club - especially this term's focus on Poetry. Thank you so much! She has sent her poems to her Nanny to read as she also writes poetry!

Thank you for creating the Comprehension Club. My daughter really loves seeing all of her 'club friends' every week and I can hear her confidence really building as she explores these comprehension questions with you. It's been a real weight off.

She came out of the session this evening and showed me what she had done. She said she really liked algebra so that's a pretty good result I think!

We were recommended Sarahlynn at Bettering Youth by a friend and our daughter has been attending both Maths and Comprehension club for the last term. We are so glad that we signed up. V was doubting her abilities and Maths, in particular, had become a bit of a block. She was very nervous about joining the group but Sarahlynn is so encouraging. She creates a really warm and caring space where the children feel confident and capable. Now I hear V participating and sharing ideas with the other children in the group, without fear of ‘getting it wrong’ or ‘sounding silly’. Her self-belief has really grown and she looks forward to the classes each week. Thank you Sarahlynn!

Looking to Make Maths fun and Comprehension Easy?

Drop us a line today to speak to our Maths and English Club Tutor Coordinator

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