Teresa, We can’t thank you enough for all your help in tutoring Joseph. He has gained so much confidence in his Maths ability, which has been great to see. His English has improved so much as well, particularly his creative writing for which he has discovered a real passion through his time with you. Joseph passed his 11+ and did well in the second stage tests. He took the whole process in his stride, which I believe was helped by him gaining such confidence in his own abilities, which he wouldn’t have had before.
Whatever happens with his secondary school choices, we feel that we have made a real investment in Joseph’s education. He worked hard with you but in an enjoyable way and he always felt able to ask for help and assistance, which considering he can be quite shy was something we really valued. You took time to understand him and how to get the best from him. We also felt there was good communication with us and if we had anything we wanted to discuss or cover in his lessons you always responded. Once again thank you so much for all your help.The Farrelly family, December 2015
Teresa Hoy has tutored my son for 11+ Exam preparation. She has very good knowledge in all subjects and great teaching skills. Her patience and professionalism are outstanding as well. I highly recommend her as a tutor for any student.Mahrukh Kamal, November 2015
After our son decided to try and take the 11+ we wanted to try and support him as best as we could in areas that we knew we would find difficult ourselves. Initially we tried group tuition with another tutor but quickly saw that this did not suit our son’s personality and was becoming quite stressful for him. After being recommended Teresa by a parent at our sons school, we signed up for an introductory one on one lesson.
The difference in our son’s attitude at the end of only the first lesson was immense. He was far happier and encouraged to try his best and couldn’t wait to return the following week. During his additional studies we have seen our son’s abilities in creative writing and comprehension steadily improve and his hard work was recently rewarded by successes at not only the 11+ but the more rigorous local school entrance examinations. Teresa provides calm and understanding tuition that is specifically tailored to a child’s particular needs. We would not hesitate to recommend Teresa’s services to other parents.Mr & Mrs Fo, Sanderstead, October 2015
Teresa tutored our son for the Wilsons, Wallington and Sutton grammar school entrance exams. He really enjoyed working with her and the lessons were fun as well as being very good preparation for the exams. She motivated him to stretch himself in his stronger areas and helped him to work on his extended writing, which is his weaker area. They got on very well and he always wanted to do his homework for the lessons. She is a great teacher as well as a very kind and warm person. I would very much recommend her.F. Eden, September 2015
We employed the services of Teresa to give our son Kato some one on one Maths tuition in preparation for his entry exam to Harris Academy and his upcoming SATs. Kato has since moved up to level 5A in Maths and has been chosen to take Maths Master classes at a local Senior school. This can largely be attributed to the fantastic tuition he has received from Teresa. We strongly recommend Teresa’s services and cannot thank her enough for the help and confidence she has given Kato in his final year at Junior school.Joanne Horton, 2014
Teresa Hoy started tutoring our ten year old son Fred, after a difficult experience with another tutor. She tutored him online through Skype, which turned out to be a very successful method. Fred’s confidence was quite low,at that point, but Teresa’s calm and kind personality soon restored it. Fred looked forward to his sessions and always finished feeling positive. Teresa was punctual and reliable. The work carried out, was just at the right level and always challenging enough. When the sessions came to an end Fred said he would really miss her. I would not hesitate in recommending Teresa.Becky Tear, 2014
My daughter developed to a high standard in her art and also in her confidence whilst undergoing art tuition with Teresa. My daughters work has now gone from good to OUTSTANDING! Many thanks Miss Hoy!Celica Simpson, 2014
I’d like to thank you for the work you have been doing with Jacob, particularly his Maths. I find your patience and attention to detail exactly what he needs and his confidence in Maths is growing with every session!Caz Simmonds, 2013
I highly recommend Teresa Hoy as a Maths and English tuition teacher. She has been tutoring my daughter Kashvi over the past couple of years, and I can say my daughter has improved so much and gained confidence in Maths, and in reading & writing English.Kajal Patel, 2013
Teresa has tutored my daughter for the 11+ exams from January 2016 to January 2017. She is very professional and experienced teacher, who teaches in a calm and comfortable environment. She makes learning interesting, and my daughter has enjoyed her lessons very much. Her Literacy and Numeracy have improved a great deal since Teresa started tutoring her. She has been offered a place at out chosen school and I highly recommend Teresa as a tutor. I am so happy I found her to tutor my daughter.S. Papa, 2016
Teresa was tutoring my daughter for the 11+ exams in both English and maths. I had concerns regarding my daughter’s success in the exams considering we started fairly late – at the beginning of year 5. Teresa performed an initial assessment of my daughter’s level of knowledge in both subjects and reassured us that there was a fair chance that with adequate level of tutoring and parental support she would be successful. And indeed she was!
Teresa impressed me with her positive attitude towards tutoring and engagement with my daughter. She supported her not just with an adequate guidance in the lessons, but also with being compassionate and fun. And she did not put unnecessary pressure on her with overloaded homework and additional requirements.
My daughter loved Teresa so much that she didn’t want the lessons to stop even after obtaining an offer for a secondary school place. She misses Teresa dearly and treasures the lessons learnt from Teresa in her further learning. My daughter says that Teresa has helped her grow ever so much in both English and maths.
Teresa has successfully helped her improve her confidence in her learning and abilities and has not failed to make a significant impact on her eagerness to learn. We would both recommend Teresa wholeheartedly to any student wishing to perform their best in the 11+ exams.Emilija, 2017