Jane loves that breakthrough moment when a student grasps a new idea and is excited by what they can do with it. Whether it’s understanding a new grammar rule and using it correctly, digesting feedback on a piece of creative writing in order to improve their work or discovering a pitfall in current research, Jane loves enabling her students to use their learning creatively. Her approach is both challenging and calm, encouraging students to acquire the skills they need and desire.
She takes the time to get to know her students, to listen and understand their particular areas of difficulty. They work together to tackle these areas in order for her students to reach their goals. Although they work in a focussed way, they often find themselves smiling or laughing also.
Jane especially enjoys encouraging students to express themselves effectively in writing, helping them to build their vocabulary and accurately use a range of techniques. Her students say they feel more confident after a period of studying with her, which is reflected in their schoolwork or proficiency at work – truly a wonderful result!