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Catherine
« Holly is an excellent and trustworthy tutor. She thoroughly plans... More »
C
Catherine
« Holly is an excellent and trustworthy tutor. She thoroughly plans her lessons well in advance and adapts each session to fit the tuttee she is teaching. She has had roaring successes with every pupil, each exceeding expectations and smashing targets. To add to this, Holly makes sure that all of her lessons are fun, interesting and interactive to make sure her students get the most out of the time they spend with her. I know Holly to always be punctual, enthusiastic and hard working, and she will always do her best for every pupil she teaches. I would thoroughly recommend Holly as a tutor, and believe that every pupil will well and truely appreciate the time they spend learning with her. »
£45/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Holly
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Test prep
  • 7 Plus
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE

Incredibly experienced and charismatic tutor. My enthusiasm and vibrant lessons make me an ideal choice for younger children wanting to excel in school.

Methodology


I like to engage children through fun and vibrant lessons. I tailor my lessons according to my pupils and customise games to make lessons more exciting. I like children to enjoy my lessons (almost as if the learning is disguised!) and use visual guides and physical props to help children access the learning. At first I use practise papers as diagnostics and then delve into particular topics that are in need of improvement. My lessons improve pupils` self confidence and self esteem.

Background

I am a very experienced tutor based in Central London. My enthusiasm and vibrant lessons make me an ideal choice for younger children wanting to excel in school. I specialise in the 4+ and 11+ entrance exam and am passionate about improving children`s English skills. I am also a specialist in helping young children learn English as a language- I use song, rhymes and activities to help build vocabulary, clarity and confidence. I also have a lower rate of £40 for under 5s.

I have over 10 years experience teaching within schools. I began as a private violin tutor at the age of 16, and worked within schools running workshops in Drama whilst at university. After graduating, I worked full time in schools across London gaining knowledge in many different systems and approaches and have taught in subjects across the field including English, Maths, Drama and Music. My experience in Drama makes me a very effective communicator, especially with younger children wanting an exciting lesson to keep them focussed and active.

Over the past year alone, my pupils have made huge improvements. I have an entrance exam pupil who has gone up two literacy levels in just one term. Her writing and understanding has shown incredibly vast improvements. Both the family and I are very proud! I have also had a pupil who spoke little to no English this time last year, who has now just got into the prestigious Garden House School in Sloane Square.

I have a valid DBS and many references.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £45/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £40

Details

I offer a reduced rate £40 for under 5s!

Lessons offered by Holly
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • 11+ School Exam Preparation
  • Test prep
  • 7 Plus
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE

Holly's CV

Holly Piper 25/12/1989

I am a very experienced tutor based in Central London. My enthusiasm and vibrant lessons make me an ideal choice for younger children wanting to excel in school. I specialise in the 11+ entrance exam and am passionate about improving children’s English skills. I am also a specialist in helping young children learn English as a language- I use song, rhymes and activities to help build vocabulary, clarity and confidence. I also have 6 years experience in teaching SEN children.

2016- Current- Private Tutor across London
Effectively taught children of all ages across London, ensuring they reach their personal academic goals.
Adapted to each individual child, creating exciting and innovative lesson plans tailored to aid and encourage learning.
Created visual guides and physical props to help children access the learning across a variety of different systems.
Successfully communicated with children of all abilities and have engaged children through fun and vibrant lessons.
Effectively improved pupils’ self confidence and self esteem.
Successfully taught pupils to pass entrance exams with flying colours and enter into highly prestigious schools.


2012- 2017- Teaching Assistant Supply teacher across London (including placements at SEN schools; Pheonix- Tower Hamlets, Perseid School- Tooting Broadway and Paddock School, Putney)
Responded to needs of children very quickly in a fast moving environment.
Worked one on one with pupils in SEN schools, adapting to the needs of students with wide ranging disabilities.
Effectively used Makaton in order to sign and communicate with students.
Adapted in minutes to new rules and surroundings of each individual school, child and learning strategy.
Successfully helped children with their individual learning requirements in Literacy Numeracy and Sciences.
Specialised in music in drama to strengthen abilities to communicate and raise self esteem.


Teaching Employment History
October 2006- Current: Self Employed Violin teacher
Successfully taught violin one on one to pupils for 6 years, with excellent results and effective learning techniques. All my pupils improve very quickly.
Enthused my pupils with my teaching techniques and worked hard to inspire passion for music.
I am able to teach many different ages, as my pupils ranged from 5-35 years old.

September 2008- Current: Freelance drama workshop/lesson leader
Effectively planned and run many drama workshops and lessons in various schools, with lessons including improvisation, story telling, textual study and physical theatre.
Engaged large numbers of school children (groups of up to 30) with dramatic tasks and have encouraged confidence from even the shyest of pupils. As an actor and a musician, I am able to demonstrate effectively, and keep the whole group entertained.

September 2005- September 2006: Acting Academy Stage Coach Tutor
Gained extensive knowledge of communication due to teaching and participating in drama.
Developed confidence and team building skills in others.
Organised teams and groups of all ages.
Acquired a real sense of satisfaction after a successful production.

5 reviews on Holly
  • 5/5

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5 recommendations

C
Catherine

Holly is an excellent and trustworthy tutor.

She thoroughly plans her lessons well in advance and adapts each session to fit the tuttee she is teaching.

She has had roaring successes with every pupil, each exceeding expectations and smashing targets.

To add to this, Holly makes sure that all of her lessons are fun, interesting and interactive to make sure her students get the most out of the time they spend with her.

I know Holly to always be punctual, enthusiastic and hard working, and she will always do her best for every pupil she teaches.

I would thoroughly recommend Holly as a tutor, and believe that every pupil will well and truely appreciate the time they spend learning with her.

M
Mike

I’ve been lucky to work alongside Holly for many years now. She is inspirational and has that rare ability to find the special something in her learners that boosts their confidence and propels them into a world where anything is possible.

A
Anastasia

I've changed many tutors for my daughter's 11+ preparation, until I found Holly. She understand the student's specific needs and prepares the tutorial accordingly, she is very organised and has a plethora of resources. Holly makes the student feel confident by emphasizing the positives, she is very enthusiastic and delivers the tutorial in a fun, structured and productive way. She is an amazing tutor and we highly recommend her.

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