There are times in life where we don’t get a second chance. We only get one shot because the opportunity only runs once. Sometimes seizing success means a whole new world of possibilities open up to us; while letting it slip can mean doors close in our face.
As a parent, you know this.
But our kids often don’t learn this until later in life.
GCSEs and A level outcomes can change the courses of lives at such an early stage, and some young people just don’t have the best environment in the run up. Success can mean entry to our University of choice, getting that one job we have always wanted, or just knowing we will have our options open in the future. Failure can mean our ‘qualifications’ disqualify us from our passions, hopes and dreams.
I was lucky - my parents invested everything they could to help me, and I walked away with a success story to tell. I now work to help students achieve their own success stories.
For EL (Chemistry, A Level, Year 13 -2017), an out-of-the-blue retirement of the school’s principle Chemistry teacher left him completely unsupported in his final year. Not only did the new temporary cover teachers have NO background in Science, but a diagnosis of serious medical problems with a parent left life at home extremely stressful. Within weeks of us starting to work together, EL was helping other students in the class and finished the year with an A* in chemistry. He is now reading Natural Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge.
For IM (Physics, Maths, Year 12 -2017), school just wasn’t easy, and GCSEs had been sub-par, but he REALLY wanted to study Computer Science at a world class UK University! On starting work together, we found his Maths foundations were very shaky, and he was on track for a D at A Level. We worked together for 3 months during year 12 until circumstances at home got in the way. He recently finished year 13 and emailed me; “Just wanted to let you know that I got a B in maths (which) was a big disappointment since I was getting A*s in my maths mocks and the highest in my year (throughout) year 13”. Despite the circumstances and his disappointment, his dreams are still a very real possibility and we are now working towards UK top 5 University applications for 2019 entry.
For SCB (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Year 11 -2017). A terrible genetic condition meant months in hospital and almost a YEAR out of school. Not only was her academic confidence destroyed, but hope for success at GCSE was all but gone.
Following an intensive tuition programme for only 4 months, she achieved 7s and 8s at GCSE, and now is blazing a path to study Biology at Oxford! As one of the most intelligent and charismatic students I’ve ever had the chance to work with, I am so happy to have helped her turn this part of her life around.
Try as I might, I just can’t manage to work with every student who reaches out to me. I choose to work with fewer students, but to help them reverse the most challenging of circumstances. That said, if you feel I am the right person to help your son or daughter, please get in touch to discuss your situation.
Your son or daughter only gets one shot here. One chance to pull it all together. Or to walk away with less than you hoped for.
I can’t do this for them, but I’ll do whatever I can to make their success your reality.
|Languages||English (British), Spanish|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|English International College (Abroad, Spain)||2012||College||A*A*A*A* Bio, Chem, Maths, Phys|
|English International College (Abroad, Spain)||2010||College||10 A/A* Inc. Maths, Chem, Phys|
|University of Cambridge, UK||2015||Bachelors||2.1 BA Natural Sciences|
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