Parents of three successful 11+ exams entrants
(two accepted Manchester Grammar and one Withington Girls')
was recommended as a tutor by a friend of mine.
Intermittently, over a period of 6 years, she
tutored all three of my children
Julia tutored the English element of the
Greater Manchester private school senior entrance examinations. As a
result all three of my children passed all of their entrance exams
and as a consequence were all able to go to their school of first
As well as being an excellent teacher, Julia
has a manner and personality which makes the children feel
comfortable and confident.
I would not
hesitate in recommending her as a tutor.”
Dr A Spencer (Manchester)
Parents of two successful 11+ exams entrants
(accepted Manchester Grammar and Manchester High)
tutored both our son and daughter for the 11 plus exams for
Manchester Grammar School and Manchester High School for Girls,
respectively. She came very highly recommended by other parents
whose children had already been tutored by Julia.
our children’s strengths and weaknesses and gave us great feedback
in those areas which needed improvement. She is very thorough and
organised in her approach. Thanks to her help and guidance, both our
children were successful in passing their exams.
Julia has a
very calm and friendly nature, which meant my children really
enjoyed their tutoring sessions.”
Dr Ahmad and
successful 11+ exams
was nearing the end of year 5 in primary school when Julia started
working with him. With English not being his first language, and having
moved to the UK from Egypt two years earlier, ‘O’s performance was
rated as just below average. With the aim of targeting Stockport
Grammar or Cheadle Hulme for the 11+ exam, we turned to Julia. She
was recommended to us by the parents of another student of Julia’s.
Within a few weeks of starting tuition with Julia, we noticed a
significant improvement in ‘O’s reading, writing and communication
skills which was also reflected in his subsequent school reports.
His grades gradually improved over successive terms and we noticed a
big difference in the way he reads, writes and interprets stories,
comprehension pieces and essays. His vocabulary continued to grow
and with it his ability to express himself in English which is not
his mother tongue.
We find ourselves extremely grateful to Julia for taking on the full
responsibility and investing the time and effort in preparing a boy
who’d only arrived in the UK three years earlier from an Arabic
speaking country for these exams.
Julia’s punctuality, professionalism and constant engagement with us
as parents were greatly appreciated. We were all rewarded in the end
when ‘O’ passed his 11+ exams and chose to go to Stockport Grammar.”
Dr Aly Zaki
and Eman Mostafa
successful 11+ exams
are so lucky to have Julia to tutor our kids. She is a superb
teacher, very supportive and cooperative. She knows how to build the
fundamentals of English and helped my daughter pass the 11+
exams. My daughter was offered places in Stockport Grammar, Cheadle Hulme, Manchester High and Sale Grammar. We were happy to accept
still continue with Julia with our second son.”
Parents of successful
Manchester Grammar exam entrant
When ‘Y’ started with
you, we were so worried about his English, he just hadn't grasped so
many concepts. But his transformation has been with your help. We
wanted you to know that and tell you how grateful we are. I know
it's your job Julia, but ‘Y’ seemed to click with how you teach, and
that's not something that happens all the time. We really do
appreciate all of your help and look forward to seeing you again in
the future. I hope you'll remember us when it's E's turn!
We will really miss
you. ‘Y’ says he's going to miss you a lot.
You can use any of our
comments, we wouldn't mind at all! People will understand why they
should remain on your waiting list!
Thank you once again.
Best wishes always.
Dr Ahmad, Dr Patel and
Parent of two successful entrants of Manchester Grammar and Withington Girls'
tutored both my son and daughter to help them prepare for their
grammar school assessments.
took to her friendly, patient and calm approach and within no time
the change in their work was evident. She has provided them with
such a strong foundation and they are happy and thriving at
Manchester Grammar and Withington Girls’.
an immense amount of teaching experience and is able to adapt to
each child’s specific learning needs. This tailored approach is
exactly what my children needed.
grateful to you Julia.
parents of potential tutees I would say, don’t hesitate. If you are
lucky enough to have an opportunity to have your child tutored by
Julia, then you need to jump at it. She is highly sought after.
Julia can help your child reach his or her true potential and
provide them with a skill set that will follow through with them in
their academic lives.”
extremely satisfied and happy parent
Parent of successful 11+ exam entrant for Loreto Grammar School
We really appreciate the impact that you have had on ‘A’ and her
work; the fact that she passed the Loreto exam is testament to that.
Her work has improved dramatically and I am really proud of the hard
work she has put into studying.
I am really
thankful to the time you have given ‘A’ and I hope, in the future,
we can send ‘L’ to you for some tutoring when he gets to that stage.”
Parent of two successful entrants of grammar
(accepted Withington Girls')
has been an incredible English tutor for my son 'Y' (Year 6)
and my daughter 'A' (Year 3), helping them to both improve
dramatically in their English skills. Julia employed many
techniques that are different to what is used in schools such
as teaching them synonyms and antonyms as well as nouns and
adjectives which helped to broaden their vocabulary and
improve their creative writing and comprehension skills. I
believe that this was very effective as they both passed all
of their examinations (MGS, Cheadle Hulme, Manchester High and
Mrs S.K. (Manchester)
Parents of Italian-English bilingual KS2
the end of year 3, our daughter ‘A’ had not been able to reach
the expected standards in English. She struggled a lot with
spelling and grammar and did not feel confident in expressing
herself in English. She is bilingual and English is her second
language. She started weekly tuitions with Julia at the
beginning of year 4. With Julia’s professional support and
friendly encouragement, ‘A’ worked hard and, by the end of
year 5, her English was above the expected standards. She
continues to work with Julia and in a few months’ time is
going to attempt the test to entry in a grammar school.
second son ‘E’ also struggled in English. Similar to ‘A’, he
is bilingual. We were worried because he seemed to be falling
behind the rest of the class. He struggled in particular with
reading and comprehension and with spelling.
just a few months with Julia, ‘E’s English has started to
blossom and he feels much more confident in himself.
We are extremely thankful to Julia and
feel privileged to have her as our children’s tutor. Her
methods are very effective and deliver excellent results. ‘A’
and ‘E’ are very fond of her. In a few words, we could not be
Dr Giorgio Calisti and Mrs Giulia
Parent of successful 11+ exam entrant for Manchester Grammar
was initially recommended to us by a close friend, and progressed to
tutor my son over a period of four years, ultimately leading to him
being offered a place at Manchester Grammar School for boys..
‘J’ was struggling with his English, and so
Julia helped him with his reading and writing ability by helping him
form a strong literary foundation. Now he is able to confidently
write essays employing the large range of narrative techniques that
Julia taught him, and we have also noticed a significant improvement
in his confidence at school.
extremely grateful for all Julia’s support and her friendly nature,
which meant our son felt comfortable and encouraged at all times.”
Parents of two successful 11+ exams entrants
(accepted Manchester Grammar)
tutored both my sons prior to their grammar school assessments. She
is an extremely experienced and gifted teacher who delivers a
comprehensive and thorough individualised teaching programme
addressing strengths, weaknesses and needs in a friendly,
approachable and calm environment. My children really enjoyed their
time with her and are now thriving pupils at the Manchester Grammar
School. She is absolutely amazing and I would not hesitate in
recommending her. She is worth the wait!”
Successful 'Qualified Teacher Status' (QTS) exam entrant
a young age, I was diagnosed with dyslexia but I never received the
support I needed and left high school with no GCSE and Alevels were
just a dream. However, I returned to college in the evenings and I
achieved both and a degree to boot.
When I met
Julia for the first time I was studying for my QTS exams after
failing them the first time I felt that I need more professional
support than trying to achieve this by myself. From the moment I
arrived, Julia was the perfect balance of caring and
professionalism. She listened to my story and didn't laugh when I
explained what I wanted to achieve. To begin with, Julia assessed my
ability and was able to draw up an action plan of what we would
study. Not only did Julia help me learn the skills I needed for my
QTS (which I passed) but she also helped me understand some of the
skills I never learned in primary school.
moved on to teaching I was able to apply and use some of Julia's
teaching techniques for children in my classroom.
you are looking for a QTS tutor who will help provide you with the
guidance and support Julia is the one for you.
would just like to say thank you again, Julia, for all your time and
support for helping a very embarrassed adult overcome his fear of
the English language.”