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Mary T

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Gentle, encouraging tutor based in South London

Tutoring, for me requires a number of different skills: a good knowledge of the subject, an ability to teach, and a caring, supportive nature. For sensitive children in particular, praise and encouragement are of prime importance and can make an enormous difference to their performances at school.
I was a sensitive child myself and one bad comment from a teacher when I was young has affected me to this day. The mind is a powerful thing - if you can believe you can do something, you generally will go on to do it, whereas if you believe you can't, you might give up before you've even tried. A good tutor can help to instill confidence in a child, which might truly change their lives, and this is something I try extremely hard to do, with every student I work with. I aim to create a gentle, nurturing environment where the child feels comfortable and happy, and I've had in general, very good results.
I've always had an interest in foreign languages. After university I spent four years in Japan, where I taught English and focused on becoming as fluent as possible in Japanese. I also lived in Italy for a few months and one of my goals this year is to improve my Italian as I go to the country regularly.
Another passion is writing - I have had a number of short stories published and have been shortlisted in several competitions. At the end of 2012 I started writing a novel and plan to finish that this year.
I also adore physical exercise and have completed many marathons, half marathons and triathlons. Due to injury I have started to do more yoga and now do several Bikram and Sivananda classes every week. I have recently returned from a fabulous 'yoga vacation' to Kerala, India, where I spent time at an ashram - good for both my body and mind!
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Reviews and References

There are 8 reviews or references for Mary.

Written by Zena T

Good English Tutor

Patient Tutor
Subject:
English (11+)
Outcome:
Mary tutored my now 9 year old son for almost 2 years and in that time he made a lot of progress particularly in English Grammar. Being a boy he was at first reluctant to enjoy the subject of English
Written by Turid B

11+ tutor

'Mary has been teaching my daughter several months now and I feel very happy with the progress she has made so far. Having Mary as a regular tutor has greatly improved her confidence in English and she has also started to receive some very positive comments from her teachers. I'd be happy to recommend Mary as an 11 plus teacher for English and verbal reasoning.'
Subject:
English (11+)
Written by Turid B

English tutor

'Mary has been teaching our daughter for several months now and I feel very happy with the progress she has made so far. Having Mary as a regular tutor has greatly improved her confidence in English and she has also started to receive some very positive comments from her teachers. I'd be happy to recommend Mary as an 11 plus teacher for English and verbal reasoning.
Outcome:
'Mary has been teaching our daugther for several months now and I feel very happy with the progress she has made so far. Having Mary as a regular tutor has greatly improved her confidence in English a
Written by Audra W

recommendation for Mary Thompson

Mary ha been tutoring my 7+ son for prep school entrance exams in English has I have seen a vast improvement in his grammer, comprehension and writing style. Mary is extremely patient and gentle and son has thrived under her tutorlage. I have been so impressed by Mary's teaching skills I have now engaged Mary to teach daughter who is 4+. I would highly recommend Mary as she is a lovely lady and has a great rapport with children, whom bloom under her gentle steering.
Subject:
English (Primary)
Outcome:
Great imporvement in grammer, comprehension and writing skills.
Written by Corinne M

10+/11+ Admissions

Mary is my son’s English tutor and has tutored my son for the past year. My son is currently at a state primary school and I engaged Mary to help him prepare for the 10+ entrance exams for some very good private secondary schools. Mary is a caring and professional tutor, who is clearly very knowledgeable and was able to correctly assess my son's level and encourage, without overwhelming, him. Mary has stretched my son in the subject and his comprehension and essay work matured enormously. My son's confidence increased and he has become more ambitiouis in his writing. Mary was also happy to spend a lesson encouraging him to think about what he could say in answer to typical interview questions and how he would like to present himself. This gave my son a solid grounding before going into exams and interviews.

I would highly recommend Mary as an English tutor.
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
My son got offers from all four schools he applied to and two offered him academic scholarships. He is carrying on his tutorials with Mary.
Written by Libby E

A wonderfully warm professional

Mary has a lovely calm manner and is punctual and professional.
Subject:
11 Plus
Written by Monika A

Subject:
English (Primary)
Written by Oxana A

My daughter very much liked Mary's lesson

and her feedback after the lesson was very useful
Subject:
English (11+)
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Education and Qualifications

Mary's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Essex
Degree
BA (Hons) English and European Literature
Grade
2 ii

School

Institution
Berwick High School
A Levels
x4
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  • - General Studies
    B
  • - French
    D
  • - English Literature
    B
  • - Classics
    C
Institution
Berwick High School
GCSEs
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  • - Physics
    C
  • - Music
    C
  • - Maths
    C
  • - German
    C
  • - French
    A
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - English Language
    A
  • - Biology
    C
  • - Art
    C

Prizes and Scholarships

Finalist in SOAS Sir Peter Parker Business Japanese Speech Contest 2008
Writer's News Short Story Competition winner - April 2008

Other Qualifications

Cambridge DELTA
Diploma in TEFL
Certificate in Short Story Writing
Diploma in Journalism and Feature Writing
Japanese Proficiency Test Level 2
Diploma in Oriental Medicine, Anatomy & Physiology, Therapeutic Massage and Aromatherapy (ITHMA)

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