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Vivienne Lowe

Vivienne Lowe

I have lived and worked in Plymouth since completing my degree in 2001.

On completing university I went on to train in education through Applied Scholastics International after which I worked in the field of self-improvement through education. Since 2009 however, I have worked as a private tutor as my main profession, specialising in English from early phonics up to KS3, maths from early years up to GCSE, and 11+ exam preparation.

I am passionate about learning and the freedom and opportunities learning can bring, as well as the enjoyment and increased well-being that understanding enables.

My strengths are to tune in to the student in front of me to uncover how best to help, and to present the subject accordingly to bring about optimum understanding.

I am also an Applied Scholastics trained instructor and am qualified to train and establish new tutors.

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Jerry Marshall

Jerry Marshall

I have been involved in the field of education since 2006. I have supervised life improvement courses and tutored many students successfully during this period.

My background is in electronics, which I used in the offshore industry for 25 years. I am very good in the practical side and application of the subjects that I tutor.

I have also trained in administration, which gives me a grounding in punctuation, grammar and presentation.

I can spot quickly where the problem lies, and have the ability to set it right, so that my students can be confident in that subject.

As an Applied Scholastics Tutor I have a range of tools to help my students achieve their goals.

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Lisa Coffey

Lisa Coffey

I have a Bachelor of Science degree and my background is in health education. A large part of my professional life has been in the education of others including the supervision of students on placements for degree courses.

I have experience in applying knowledge practically which I consider to be an essential part of learning.

I have many years of experience in report writing which has given me confidence and skill in my written communication skills.

I believe with the right approach to learning all students can enjoy education and achieve a level of understanding which allows them to reach their goals in life.

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Testimonials - Viv

"Working with Viv has been amazing. She is very kind. She tries really hard to help you to find ways of understanding any tricky questions."

“All three of my children have worked with Viv. We all really enjoyed the experience and as a parent I was very happy to see each of my chidlren flourish and grow in confidence with their learning.
Each of my children have very different characters and Viv was kind and supportive, taking the time to really get to know them well and helping them in any way they needed. I have and always will recommend Viv to any parent who is looking for a tutor.”

We have a daughter of 7 who is a very shy sensitive girl. We had concerns she was falling behind in class due to her lack of confidence. Whilst discussing this with a friend she recommended Viv to us. We haven’t looked back.
I can’t speak highly enough of Viv’s patience and understanding. How lovely it is to see our daughter’s confidence and self-belief grow. We know this will give her the best grounding for the rest of her education. Many thanks to Vivienne and the team.


Testimonial - Jerry

Jerry arrived for the first session and set about putting my daughter at ease, finding out what her issues were, how she felt about things and assessed where she was academically. He then devised a plan to help her and over the course of the summer I saw my daughter flourish, academically, under his tutelage. Jerry and my daughter struck up a fantastic working relationship. Up to then he was the only person able to get through to her, and real progress in terms of both her academic ability and self-confidence was made.


Testimonial - Lisa

I joined a new school three years ago at the end of year 3. My maths score went down because my new class had already started division. I got stuck on my work and couldn't catch up. I went down a grade and couldn't move up to the next level. I had some tutoring with Lisa and after about four months I had moved up a whole level from 3B to 4B.
I understand much more about maths now and I like it much more than I used to. I am going to keep aiming for a higher level.
From Marcus


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