Jenny is a friendly and highly experienced teacher with qualifications which include post graduate diplomas in teaching and learning as well as working with pupils with dyslexia.
She is patient and enthusiastic, believing that a sense of humour and fun are central to establishing a productive educational environment. She enjoys working with pupils across a variety of subject areas to establish how they learn best and uses a variety of teaching methods to match the pupil’s learning style.
During her 28 years in teaching Jenny has headed a department which provides study skills support for gifted and talented pupils as well as extended learning opportunities for pupils with specific learning needs.
Jenny is comfortable and confident in working with young people of all ages and levels. She has had great success tutoring Common Entrance at 7+, 9+, 11+ and 13+ into Alleyn’s, JAGs, St Dunstan’s, Eltham, Colfes, Sydenham High School and City of London School for Girls. Jenny is an expert in essay writing, revision and study skills techniques for A level and GCSE (until recently, she was an AQA GCSE English examiner.) She teaches Maths and English up to key stage 4 and has an extensive resource bank of materials to support pupils across a range of subjects.
Jenny lives in South East London and has 3 daughters. She has a wide range of interests and particularly enjoys cinema, theatre and the visual arts. She has set up and run community arts projects with children culminating in exhibitions at Keele and Brunel universities.
Jenny’s tutees have successfully gained places at Westminster, Dulwich College (academic scholarship), St Dunstan’s (academic scholarship) and Alleyn’s in the recent exams. For the academic year 20/21, Jenny has seen excellent success with her tutees for entrance examinations with 100% of pupils gaining places at one or more schools applied for, and a 90% acceptance rate out of all schools applied for. Further to this, 8 scholarships were awarded out of 18 confirmed places.
“We are thrilled. ‘A’ got offers from all 4 schools. You are an amazing, brilliant, outstanding tutor! Thank you so much!”
Jenny took the time to find out not only what my daughter needed help with, but also what interested her and how she worked best. This meant that she could tailor her teaching to fit with Eleanor’s learning skills. She gave her different strategies to solve problems, and gave her confidence to deal with not only the academic work but also the exam process and interviews. By the end of her time with my daughter I felt that she understood her well. She was thorough when preparing for the different papers, flexible when needing to focus on a new problem, and imaginative in the way she presented the lessons so that my daughter did not get bored or feel that the time was a burden. My daughter looked forward to the lessons and learnt much.
I wanted to let you know that Eloise received offers from all 5 schools she applied to. In the end we settled on Alleyn’s , as we want her to continue in co-ed environment.
Thank you very much for all your support and hard work. We couldn’t have done this without you.
Thank you for all your help Jenny! Without you teaching me, I would have a hard time answering most mathematical questions and because of you, I feel more confident with my descriptive writing. It has been a pleasure cooperating with you and doing all the homework that you’ve set for me.
Jenny is an exceptional tutor. She focused on my 10 year old SEND son’s strengths at the same time as gradually improving weaknesses and found a way not only to keep him interested and motivated week after week but to mine his more hidden and subtle academic abilities and bring them into play. She is hugely experienced, fiercely intelligent, empathetic, engaging, fun and dedicated.
My son has shown a dramatically marked improvement at school and sailed through his 11+ entrance tests. However, it is his flowering academic confidence and hugely improved sense of overall well-being that have been the unexpected fruits of tutoring. I remain profoundly grateful to Jenny for this and have no hesitation in recommending her wholeheartedly. L.W.