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Colchester, Essex
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Member Since: 26/08/2014
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 80%
Expected Response: < 7 hours

My Qualifications

University of Surrey
Financial Mathematics
2:1  (2019)
A Level
King Edward VI School
A  (2014)
A Level
King Edward VI Grammar School
B  (2014)
A Level
King Edward VI Grammar School
General Studies
A  (2014)
A Level
King Edward VI Grammar School
A  (2014)
A Level
King Edward VI Grammar School
Further Maths
A  (2014)
A Level
King Edward VI Grammar School
A*  (2013)

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How references rated Lydia

Rates summary: 30.00 to 50.00 per hour

Information about Lydia

I tutor Mathematics and English from primary to A level. My specialty is 11+ and 13+ preparation, including grammar school exams (Maths, English, Creative Writing, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning) and entrance exams for independent schools. I have recently begun to offer short-term preparation sessions for the CAT (a test often used in schools to place students into sets) to help familiarise students with the unusual question styles.

I am a Financial Mathematics graduate from the University of Surrey and I currently work as the `Catch Up Facilitator` for an academy trust in Essex. I have a passion for education and enjoy helping students to achieve their potential and broaden their knowledge. I am friendly and approachable and have been a tutor for 9+ years, so I come with a wealth of experience. I believe that, especially after such turbulent times in schooling, building students` confidence is the key to progress and academic success. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my methods, tuition style or would like to know more.

Availability: My availability is currently very subject to change due to a surge in enquiries. Please send me a message for further details.

Please note, the sessions I deliver all take place online.

Willing to travel: 50 miles

Experience: From a young age I worked as an assistant at Kumon, and have tutored privately for many years. I previously held the role of Operations Manager for an out-of-hours education provider, Totus Education Ltd. During my time working for the company, I wrote educational resources, workshops, courses and mock exams. These included Creative Writing Workshops, Comprehension Worskhops, CEM specific courses, eleven plus mock exams and an Intensive Course for both English and Maths. I also have published books including `A Guide to Creative Writing`, `Creative Writing Workbook`, `Vocabulary Booster` and `Helping Hand Maths`.

During my time at university, while studying Mathematics, I branched out to tutor students in Maths and English from KS1 to KS4. I have coached several students through their KS2 SATs, GCSEs, A Levels and for general improvement and/or moving up a set at school. I tailor my tutoring style to each student`s individual needs, as education does not have a one size fits all approach.

In my current role I lead a programme of intervention & support sessions in Maths and English for students aged 11-16, in order to assist those who have fallen behind academically due to circumstances surrounding Covid-19. I work with students who have fallen behind their peers in addition to those who are not meeting their individual targets. I work with multiple SEN students and have a Level 2 Qualification in Specific Learning Difficulties, including but not limited to ASD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia.

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Feedback For Lydia (15)

We have a total of 15 review(s) for Lydia.

Brenda (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Very pleased we found Lydia on Tutorhunt for our daughter. She has managed to engage a somewhat reluctant yet capable 11 year old. Lydia is professional, personable and approachable. We feel her involvement in our daughter`s learning will be of great benefit in the transition from primary to secondary education. Would happily recommend!

Tina (Miss)

4/5 Rating

I am really pleased to have secured Lydia for Maths GCSE tutoring. Lydia is organised with her lesson planning and listens to the student about topics they would like focus on. I have much confidence and look forward to watching my daughters journey working towards a Grade 6 /7.

Teresa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Outstanding tutor.

Mohammad (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very friendly and polite. Makes everything fun!

Helen (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Lydia is highly organised. She did her own research to find out our chosen schools’ entry requirements and worked towards that. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed having Lydia as her tutor and looked forward to every lesson. Lydia is also punctual and flexible. She planned for every lesson ahead of time and when requested, she was willing to cover other areas needed. We could not have asked for a better tutor. Lydia really did ease the worries I had about entrance exams with her skills, knowledge and advice. I highly recommend Lydia!

Seamus (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Lovely tutor

Zoe (Dr)

5/5 Rating

Lydia is doing a fantastic job tutoring my two children (12 yo and 10 yo) to assist their preparation for entrance exams. Both my children struggle a little with English and worry about exams and Lydia has been a superb support. She plans well and has been great at engaging with me to find out the best ways to approach each child and the topics/themes/skills that should be covered. I wholeheartedly recommend Lydia!

Alison (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We can’t fault the tutoring support that Lydia is giving my daughter in year 11 maths. Very friendly, knowledgeable, adaptable & approachable. Lydia teaches according to my daughters needs, not just rote learning from the curriculum. Very impressed!

Alex (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Lydia has been phenomenal, my daughter absolutely loves lessons with her. I can see she has learned a lot and also she`s improving on having confidence to speak up and suggest her own ideas. We would highly recommend Lydia!

Amanda (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has been having weekly 11+ tutoring with Lydia for the past few months now covering both English & maths. In that time, our daughter has absolutely flourished and it has been a joy to see her confidence just grow & grow. Lydia`s clear, concise and friendly way of teaching (but firm when necessary) ensure the lessons are both enjoyable and effective. Our daughter looks forward to the tutoring sessions and always comes away with a big grin, feeling confident with what she has learnt. You can`t ask for more than that! I honestly thank the day I found Lydia on here and have no hesitation in recommending her, she`s an absolute gem.

Matt (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very good, patient and we are very happy with her service. Will use her for our younger child and recommend to others.

Matt (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very happy, Lydia is really helping my 9 year old daughter, which is being reflected in school reports. In particular, after lockdown and home tutoring our daughter had fallen behind with maths, Lydia is bringing her back up to where she needs to be. Our daughter has nothing my postitive things to say about Lydia, she enjoys the tutoring and is very comfortable talking to her.

Aftab (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Lydia is an exceptional Tutor and very well organised in her 11 plus material. She has provided in depth expertise in the 11 plus assessments and preparations for revision. She has a unique structure in teaching and one which my son has benefited enormously.

Hannah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My daughter has recently started lessons with Lydia for 11+. Lydia has been extremely helpful and supportive in respect of general guidance and tutoring approach and has engaged really well with my daughter who is enjoying her lessons.

Craig (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent 11 + Tutor We asked Lydia to help with the final 11+preparations for our son. The service Lydia provided was excellent. Her teaching methods were engaging and my son loved them. He was struggling with certain areas of Maths and Engish. Lydia targeted these and after a few sessions we could see a marked improvement. I would not hesitate recommending Lydia and will be asking her to tutor our daughter. Only downside is we didn`t contact Lydia earlier.

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