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My name is Val and as of September 2019 I have been a tutor in Bishops Stortford for eleven years.
During that time I have taught over 70 young people from 50 families. Most of my students have come via recommendation. You will find that I am warm, friendly, encouraging and skilled at teaching my students so that they fulfill their potential.
How I Teach
My approach to teaching varies according to the age, requirements and motivation of the individual, so that your son or daughter may, for example, work from past papers, or make their way through a topic with straight teaching, or work with text books and/or laptop.
I keep all the work we do. Your son or daughter's folder is always available and as we go along we compile their own personal record in which the topics we have covered together are clearly laid out. As exams approach, we use this to revisit the work we have done and the student learns the value of making notes and the skill of learning from them.
Why Choose Me
I pride myself on offering a service that meets individual requirements. I am a happy, positive teacher who regularly acknowledges and rejoices in the strengths and successes of my students; at the same time I determine the areas they find more difficult, I assess where there are misunderstandings and gaps in knowledge, then work to put things right and teach new topics respectively.
My 11+ and 13+ students have been accepted into twelve different selective schools and my GCSE Maths pupils regularly improve by 1 or 2 grades.
What I Teach
If you are looking for tuition for your son or daughter, in Years 8 to 11 or equivalent, for any of the following areas, you are in the right place.
Common Entrance at 13+
What a find!
Val has the ability to bring out the best in children and teaches in a calm, positive and encouraging way. Our daughter has achieved so much more with Val's guidance.
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Val is a lovely kind and gentle lady, she gives a great amount of praise and pushes everyone at a great level. I feel I have flourished since being with Val- She is great!
Can't recommend Val enough - she is incredibly accommodating, relentlessly patient and endlessly encouraging - brilliant all round!
Very highly recommended. Teaching methods are excellent. Grades raised two levels ready for GCSE. Confidence boosted showing me that I can do Maths!
Since starting lessons with Val my son's confidence has grown and I have seen a huge improvement in his learning. Val tailors her teaching to the individual and my son has benefitted enormously from this approach.
Excellent teacher. Val has lots of patience and has really helped me in my exams. She is a really nice and kind person.