Tony inspired his ‘Appetite for Wonder’
It was not like teaching as I know it. For example, there was a day when Tony on skis with the Trainees spoke to them about snow, water and sky. ‘Why is snow slippery?’ ‘Good slippery, bad slippery’ ‘Why is snow white or blue or grey or orange?’ ‘Why is sky blue?’ This conversation went on all day with about 8 children (boys and girls) and finished with some experiments with a mirror. a basin of water and some white A4 creating rainbows. When they were back at school his Science teacher wanted to know how he had found out about light.
There were days about building bridges out of balsa wood, sexy numbers (never knew they could be), Pam Ayres, Roman History, and one extraordinary day of ‘Why be polite?’ to do with courtesy and being an effective ski queue operator.
Very happy teachers and an improved estimate of Christian’s likely success at CE.
My Son's confidence improved.
My Son's (and one of the other boys in the group) were knowledgeable but lacked confidence. They were in the same conversations as another student who is always a bit cocky. Tony used their Ski Training to get them to try new things just as the Ski Trainers said. Why not do it for problem solving? Essay writing? Try something, make your mistake and recognise it, then redo it in a better way. Ask help from your chums. Work as a team, which is what they do when skiing.
What subject and level he taught: All subjects at once. One thing he says is that Maths answers are essays too, just like in English, exercises in clear communication of your ideas. Not particularly for Common Entrance but it helped him in his practice exams.
We have a place for William at our choice of school. Not entirely Tony but he definitely moved the goal posts. High hopes now.
A magical educator who gave us a two grade increase
Her school told our Daughter that she had little chance of success at GCSE. She was miserable about this and brought her study material with her skiing at Christmas where she met Tony. They simply sat in a corner of the clubroom and chatted. She asked me to see if I could get him to act as her tutor - he called it coach.
Conversations took place face to face in Switzerland and Kent, on the phone and on the internet. Bianca said that she seemed to learn the important points without him banging on about them. She enjoyed reading the books he asked her to look at.
She had straight A's across her Sciences and Maths with A* for Maths and Physics. School very pleased. So were we..
An inspirational guiding tutor
Tony has inspired Fin to the wonder of learning , Tony is guiding him towards the challenge of entrance exams and the ability to keep focused.Tonys manner is one that engages and guides the pupil, and getting them to be inspired by learning. Tony also has a huge knowledge and wisdom about education as a whole and is supportive to the mums as well !.
Making things easy and fun for me!
I was struggling with my research project. Tony was the only tutor brave enough to accept the challenge of helping me! Once Tony understood my problem, he helped me to create a simple but efficient model to analyse the outcome of my project. He provided me with scientific papers and really useful material that helped me greatly. Tony is a great tutor, patient, reliable and have endless knowledge. I benefitted hugely from his tuition. Thanks Tony :)
Still awaiting, results in September, but confident!
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Tony is a brilliant tutor. He helped me with my numerical reasoning test preparation for a London's top university. He taught me various mathematical techniques which are certainly very beneficial for my studies.
Got into a prestigious University