My daughter struggled with her English, enough so that she had a burning hatred for it. It reflected in her GCSEs mocks, where she received a C and D. At about this time, we decided to get a tutor.
What convinced me to hire Rahul was our initial phone call, in which he confided that he too hated English when he was my daughter's age and didn't see the point in it. He says this and yet he's been shortlisted for the Academy Awards for his writing years later?!
He proved to be the right tutor for my daughter, because he had the patience to teach her how to write, as most writers write. In addition, he showed her all the building blocks of well-structured essays. With this newfound understanding, my daughter's confidence improved and her interest in English grew. This became the key for her improvement. In turn, I also noticed that her thinking became more refined as a result of the tutoring.
In the end, the proof was in the proverbial pudding with my daughter getting As in her GCSEs. She wouldn't have been able to do it without Rahul!