Admirable dedication and enthusiasm
Serena quickly demonstrated an understanding of what needed to be done and adapted easily to my son’s learning style. She has shown endless patience and has been extremely creative with revision techniques. Her admirable dedication and enthusiasm have been instrumental in changing my son’s attitude towards showing more perseverance and staying motivated to study.
Serena has furthermore shown a high degree of commitment towards ensuring that my son felt ready for his exams.
My son felt very prepared for his exams, Serena was a delight to work with
We recommend Serena very highly
Serena is incredibly patient, very engaging and endlessly positive: she is also completely devoted to and ambitious for her students.
A in double science, A in additional science and B in maths
Kind Knowledgeable Inspiring Tutor for Sciences
Year 10 daughter disheartened by being in top group for Sciences, meaning her worst subject, Chemistry, is due to be taken early in a few weeks' time.
Serena's enthusiastic, patient and heartening approach, her knowledge of current exam techniques, were not only reassuring, but inspiring for my daughter. My child is now confident enough to do her best.
I would highly recommend Serena, as she is kind, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient, a truly inspiring tutor.
Ongoing, but main aim was to motivate my disheartened child; already getting much better marks due to increased confidence!
Bring out your best with this superb tutor
We set Serena the tough job of preparing our daughter for 13+ entrance exams in Maths, Science and English, all on a very tight time frame. No mean feat! Lucky for us Serena has superb organisational skills and laser like focus on the task at hand. The improvement in our daughters grasp of a wide range of subject matter is amazing, moreover she now has the confidence to really do her best in the exam room.
If you need a tutor to help bring out your best look no further than Serena Atkins.
Common Entrance Admissions
Huge boost in subject coverage, understanding and confidence. Exam results TBA.
Serena taught our daughter maths for around six months on a weekly basis - an hour a week. We had two independent schools out of London that we were targeting, and our daughter's preference was the more academic of those two. So, Serena had a challenge on her hands: our daughter currently attends a nice but very multicultural inner city primary school and her maths was ok, but she worked slowly and had no experience of exam practice.
Serena's approach was to be very strategic - she made sure she knew the curriculum, and got it covered in the time we had, with a few weeks at the end for revision and exam practice. Her teaching methods are creative - quite visual, with mnenomics and posters - and she finds different ways to explain things if the first method isn't sinking in.
The crucial thing for us is that she's a naturally patient, warm person, so she was a great match for our shy daughter, who is bright but lacks confidence. We had got off to false starts with other, bossier tutors but our daughter was always happy to see Serena, and was eager to do the homework for her.
All in all, we can't recommend her more highly and we are hugely grateful to her for helping us through this extremely stressful period in our lives!
Our daughter was offered places at both the schools she tried for.
1st gcse Science Review
Serena was friendly and authoritative in equal measure. My daughter was able to be honest in her opinions and felt she gained a lot from the first session of revision with Serena.
We will continue with weekly lessons over August.
Olivias first lesson
Olivia enjoyed her first lesson and is more positive about maths. Thank you Serena.
Booking more lessons
Serena has a knack of explaining concepts to my daughter that bring clarity and understanding. Highly recommended.
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