"Alison, Hattie came out with a big smile on her face and said you made Maths fun. It's music to my eara! Hooray!" - Mum, Alex.
"Thank you ever so much Alison for helping me to pass my maths GCSE! After a long year of helping me with maths I finally did pass. It was the only exam of maths that I have ever passed!" George.
"Thank you very much for all your help over the years. I have found the lessons very helpful and can continue to build on that knowledge." Tash.
"My daughter Holly started maths tutoring at the beginning of year 7 to give her extra confidence starting in High school. Holly had an instant rapport with Lyn her tutor. Lyn is extremely knowledgable, patient and will explain things in a simple but effective manner.
Holly and I have really noticed a huge difference in her marks and her problem solving. I would definitely recommend The Learning Lab."
- Mum, Kristy Rempt
"I have known Alison for 14 years. First as a teacher in the Academic Support Department, then as the Head of The Department, more recently as a tutor for my granddaughter. I have observed that Alison has a sound subject knowledge across the Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum, particularly in Maths and the Sciences, as well as an excellent knowledge of the A-level Sciences along with the associated assessment and grading practices.
Alison appreciates the different learning styles of the individual and can present the information in the most effective way to stretch each student. She can pace the lessons appropriately, explain tricky concepts and question effectively. Her vast experience means she can draw on a wealth of resources, including digital resources, which she can tailor to suit individual need.
The lessons are carefully structured and based on assessment of the student’s prior knowledge and missing building blocks that may need to be filled in. These are clearly communicated to the student. Each lesson is organised into achievable steps, supported by plenty of opportunities to question and practise, accompanied by reassurance and praise.
Alison’s best asset is her ability to quickly establish a good rapport with a student and build a strong relationship so that their individual needs can be accurately assessed, the learning programmed, planned and communicated appropriately. Each student is made to feel part of the process designed to develop their skills and talents and therefore will have an expectation of success and be prepared to maximise their efforts.
Alison has high expectations of her students. She can inspire them with her interest in them as individuals and her interest in mathematical and scientific developments and how these will affect the students of today. Best of all she is able to make a real difference to each student’s learning potential by engendering an excitement in learning and giving them the tools to make it work for them." Cora Pearson, Biddenden.