Really helped with writer's block (aged 7)
My son had an issue with creative writing. He would sit for hours looking at the paper and producing nothing. He immediately enjoyed working with Viola. After a few sessions she got him creating a plan and appearing to enjoying writing up his stories.
Encouraged me to believe in myself
Viola really picked up my confidence at a time when I gave up with English. She helped me build the skills that I struggled with for the course of my GCSE'S. Viola is easy going and always there if you need help, even outside tutoring hours. I owe a massive thanks to her and all her patience.
English Literature (GCSE)
Thanks to all her hard work, I achieved higher than my predicted grades, with an A in English literature!
She is a talented responsible expert tutor with a lovely personality and we cannot praise her highly enough
Viola has worked as a tutor and English teacher with our family for four consecutive years. She is a brilliant English teacher and tutor in general. My oldest son David now aged 18 (12 when Viola first stayed with us in Umbria) is currently studying History and Politics at Soas after attending Italian school throughout his high school years and her teaching and coaching were key factors to his successful application and high standard of written and spoken English. My youngest son and daughter both aged sixteen also studied with Viola who was in charge of all three during the summer months when the rest of the family was working in Rome, and have both been accepted at highly selective St Stephen's International School in Rome. Viola was able to look after three kids, organize their daily schedule of study, free time and entertainment as well as cultural trips to churches and museums from Assisi to Perugia. She is a talented responsible expert tutor with a lovely personality and we cannot praise her highly enough for the invaluable help she has been to our family and to my children's academic career.
Took me from student to fluent
Viola is, without a doubt, the most wonderful tutor I have ever worked with. She is able to quickly identify weaknesses and improve them effectively so that every session feels rewarding. In just two months she took me from a B prediction to and A* for my Italian A-level. The summer after my exam, I did an internship in Italy, speaking only Italian at work. Without her none of this would have been possible.
Most of all I am thankful to her for creating such a safe space, where I felt no embarrassment when making mistakes. She made it easy for me to throw myself into the subject matter and push myself beyond my highest hopes.
Not only is she a wonderful tutor, she is a great mentor who was always warm and enthusiastic about our sessions and our work.
I cannot recommend her enough, she everything a great teacher should be.
Predicted grade B, final grade, after two months of once weekly classes, was A*
First class tutor
Viola was absolutely fantastic in every respect. She took my son to new levels in his comprehension and story writing, was so genuine, kind supportive and very focused on the end game. She worked innovatively and went the extra mile to make sure he was well prepared for his exams. He got into a top London day school which was his first choice so we couldn't be more pleased.
First choice top London day school. We couldn't be happier!
Instilling confidence in own's writing ability.
Viola came to help my son (8 years old) improve his level and confidence in writing as he was not 'producing enough' according to his school teacher. After only three lessons, I noticed he was already applying some of Viola's advice, in terms of better and longer sentences. I know miracles don't happen overnight, particularly in English writing, but I like to think that Viola has started a small thinking/writing revolution in my son's head.
Viola has a very gentle approach and lots of patience.
Improvement in English writing techniques and confidence. Would recommend Viola with no hesitations.
She really helped me with my IGCSE English Language paper 2, I feel more confident about the exam on Tuesday now
English Language (GCSE)
I will probably achieve a higher grade on this paper
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A fantastic, empathetic tutor who gets results
Viola taught my daughter GCSE English, both language and literature (she also was her Italian tutor!). She worked really well with my daughter who is very dyslexic and finds English almost impossible, with the utmost patience. Viola turned someone who was incapable of writing an essay and found English comprehension really hard into an A grade student. The fact that my daughter managed a C at her literature is thanks to Viola's perseverance. She also really, really helped with Italian, particularly with the oral exam. My daughters Italian teacher at school said he was very pleasantly surprised by the enormous improvement he saw in the time Viola was helping. We really feel our daughter achieved her maximum potential with Viola's help.
A at English GCSE
C at English Literature
B in Italian