It's hard to trust your child's academic future to someone you have never met.
We're keen you hear the impact of our courses from real and local families, to make your own mind up. This page has been created to show you recent stories from local families. If you would like to speak directly to any of our families, do email us and we will put you in touch.
From our October 2017 courses
"huge transformation in just 3 days!"
"It is the most my son has understood in over 2 years. He thinks he can do Maths now which is a huge transformation in just 3 days!"
- Helen, parent from Reading
"she had some real lightbulb moments!"
"My daughter really enjoyed the course and enjoyed working with you. She said she had some real lightbulb moments!"
- Kathy, parent from Cobham
"my son spoke incredibly highly of you"
"Thank you very much for the course, my son spoke incredibly highly of you"
- Chris, parent from Northampton
"increased her confidence which is lovely to see"
"We would like to thank you. My daughter returned each evening really positive about what she learned and on the last day, if I asked her a question she confidently answered it. She was so pleased and the course certainly appears to have increased her confidence which is lovely to see."
- Sue, parent from Gomshall
"our children will do exceptionally well"
"It's great we now know you're here. We can book early, plan our entire year and know our children will do exceptionally well"
- David, parent from Weybridge
"Amazing academic support"
"Amazing academic support, just round the corner from us. We were very surprised at the quality of teaching."
- Susan, parent from Farnham
"we'll certainly be booking more!"
"Thank you for the course and for answering all our questions since, we'll certainly be booking more!"
- Tricia, parent from Guildford
“her expertise and patience”
“After just one course with LearnSmart, my son’s confidence was up to the point where the morning of his maths exam, he said he was excited. I can attribute his subsequent top grade to Kathryn, her expertise and patience, thank you!”
— Daniel, parent from Woking
“received a place at Cambridge”
“Ever since Kathryn helped my son with his personal statement, there was only one person I would trust with interview preparation. We found out last week that he has received a place at Cambridge to study Maths and I couldn’t be happier!”
— Michelle, parent from Dorking
"I'm not worried any more"
"We seem to be contacting Kathryn on a daily basis but she is always quick to respond. To have the support and advice 24/7 means that I'm not worried any more"
- Christine, parent from Hindhead
"I don't know what we'd do without her!"
"We looked and looked for a local tutor who could help with GCSEs and A Levels. Kathryn was the only person we found with enough experience at this level and now I don't know what we'd do without her!"
- Saph, parent from Wimbledon
“most importantly, an inspirational tutor”
"You are a saint! From a mother’s perspective, you are always smiling, on time, flexible and most importantly, an inspirational tutor. Not only have you helped my children achieve A and A* grades in their sciences and maths but you kept it fun and interesting at all times."
— Lilly, parent from London
“I previously thought were unattainable”
"You always explained complex topics in a simplistic way so it was easy to understand. The sessions were never boring and it was great to have someone enthusiastic that believed I could achieve grades that I previously thought were unattainable in my GCSEs."
— Alice, student from London
"My daughter, like us, adores you"
"It was so lovely of you to help us. We sincerely appreciate it. My daughter, like us, adores you and you are a wonderful clever lady that brings out a world of confidence in her. Thank you!"
- Lynsey, parent of a vulnerable student receiving free support
"We're both so pleased we found you"
"Thank you so much. We're both so pleased we found you so you could support our son. His happiness and learning have both accelerated so much; we hope you are able to work with him for many years to come!"
- Beata, parent from Richmond
“brought up my confidence and willpower so much”
"Thank you so much for helping me revise in the holidays. It brought up my confidence and willpower so much and it has made a huge difference to how I perceive it all so thank you."
— Alienor, student from Belgium
“truly changed her view on school”
"My daughter used to have difficulty concentrating in class. All your work with her has truly changed her view on school and yesterday at parent's evening they informed us she was going to be in set 1 for Maths next year. Absolute miracle worker!"
— Abigail, parent from Oxford
"More importantly you have really empowered her"
"Thank you so much for your inspirational session with Charlotte. She read to me what you had done together and it's very impressive. More importantly you have really empowered her, thank you."
- Lise, parent from Guildford
"I got firsts in both of my university exams!"
"I just got my results back and I got firsts in both of my university exams! Given I achieved thirds in both at the end of last year, your help has dramatically changed my understanding of the topics, thank you!"