Category: Primary Level
Mrs F Chiswick
We were delighted with Christen's approach, execution and general delivery. Our daughter finds it hard to get excited about a number of 'dry' science subjects and concentration at 11 years of age is not her strong point but Christen worked hard and appeared to keep G focused. Please thank Christen from us all.
Mrs G, parent of student sitting Common Entrance exams West Hampstead
J has greatly improved in comprehension and creative writing thanks to Robin, who has proved an excellent teacher"I know J will greatly miss Robin as he always enjoyed his lessons with him and Robin always managed to make the lessons. A big thank you to Robin for all his help with J if I do not see him in the near future.
Mrs S Wandsworth
Thanks for recommending Gavin. He was a fantastic tutor for both my kids. His calm approach was certainly appreciated by both, and I have no doubt that the work they did with him has been of great benefit. Gavin is very personable and easy to have in the house and the kids seemed to be very happy in his company, which is key.
Mrs A London
Marisa is probably the best tutor we have ever had. She is professional, well presented and more importantly totally understands what L needs. L cannot wait for her to come and last week she asked if she could do an extra half hour! Unheard of!! She is a remarkable tutor, her sessions are fun and L is learning fast.
Mrs H Sevenoaks
Ford has continued to be great with A. She won the school prize for excellence in prep school this year. That's a complete first for her to win any academic prize at all and to win the top one over all the year groups was great. Long may it last! She's gained immensely in confidence and has been applying herself which teachers have noticed in both class and on tests. She responds well to his teaching methods and calm patient demeanour. He's been a great find for us.
Mrs Y Hammersmith
I wanted to share some good news with you. L received an offer from City! He's so happy and super excited to go. Thank you so much for your support throughout this. It's been a journey and I couldn't have stayed sane without the team, esp. Eliza!
Mr L Clapham
Today we received M's common entrance results. He scored over 70% in all subjects, with an average across all subjects of 80%. I have let all his tutors know his individual marks to thank them. He scored spectacularly well in RE with an incredible 100%, French with 91%, Latin 89%, geography 85%, Greek 80%, Maths 76%, Science 73% avg, History and English a respectable 70%. Thank you again so much for all your efforts.
Mrs L, parent of 13+ student Kensington
I have already told the tutors individually but wanted to let you know O is definitely entering Stowe thanks to his amazing results! Am beyond proud and happy with his results. I wanted to say again a big thank you to all the amazing tutors who have contributed to O's success. It's been a long year to organise all of these tuitions and to be able to rely on them to commit to O and see his progress from October to January then from March to now. I have enjoyed seeing them weekly and cannot recommend them more to anyone. True professionals and teachers. This needs to be said as so often people forget what it takes to teach these kids who are tired and stressed from these exams. O has understood the importance of discipline and regular revisions and his hard work has paid off.
Mrs C, parent of year 4 student Wandsworth
Tom was AMAZING!! S loved him. Prior to Tom's arrival our nanny was doing the role - lots of rows. Tom made learning enjoyable for Sebbie again. We loved him!
Mrs B Kensington
Joseph was great with D. They did an hour and a half, and D didn't moan about that (I would never be able to get him to sit for that long!). I could tell that D really liked him and he was so pleased with himself afterwards, and felt like he had really achieved a lot. So, thank you so much". he is going to be a big help!
Mrs D-G Kensington
Alastair, I wanted to say thank you for teaching the boys and looking after all of L's work during my absence. You are doing such a great job I do not even get to see it, given L finishes it all in record time! And I am super impressed with L's additions.
Mrs Y Chiswick
Alastair and his team provide a wealth of knowledge and insight into entrance exam procedures, which was gratefully received as this was our first time going through such a process. The tutor provided was not only encouraging and enthusiastic but also understanding and patient and always had time to talk through any queries we had. The support on interview preparation was top notch, and arranged at quite short notice, and helped to calm our nerves when we felt anything but calm. When we first decided to go down the route of putting our son in for 8+ exams at some of London's top boys' schools we hadn't realised how stressful the process would be. Alastair was always responsive, composed and gave much needed practical advice along the way. We really couldn't have asked for more. We will be back when it is time to go through the process all over again with our second child!
Mrs G Kent
T took the Winchester College (scholarship) election exam and got an academic exhibition. Maths was C grade and English was an A grade. The maths tuition helped a great deal in him achieving his award.
Mrs H-S Wandsworth
I cant thank your team enough for all their help and yours, A is very chuffed with himself and Stowe here we come!!! And please can you pass my / our huge thanks to Susie and Sophie - truly great!!! Although they think it is all over, we have G next who is 11! So will be in touch again very soon I am sure!
Mrs R Wandsworth
T got an offer from Epsom College which we are all thrilled about. Virginia was such a big help with preparing T for his pre-tests, I have already let her know the good news and personally thanked her!
Mrs V, parent of 9+ and 11+ students South London
Everything is going well with Jessica. L appreciates her very much. She is very kind and calm and I think this is important for L. It looks like L is improving a lot. We can also recommend Sophie, my daughter's tutor who is preparing her for the 9+ exam entry at Alleyn's school. Sophie is a Primary teacher so she definitely knows what she is doing. But beyond that, T is a complete fan of hers! Sophie is a very organised person, she is always smiling and makes T's subjects more coherent than expected. We are very pleased!
Mrs T Kensington
We definitely want Louise for half term. A is really enjoying working with her she seems to be able to strike the perfect balance of getting the work done in a way that A almost does not realise he is learning and sees it as fun, which with a very full on school environment at the moment prepping for 8+ is exactly what we need.
Mrs T Chelsea
J loved Sophie the tutor you sent home to us. She was professional she helped get J to remember everything and put notes into his revision book. He felt she helped him progress a lot in the 2hrs a day over the week she was with him. He even preferred her to his old tutor. J even got into his chosen choice of school Harrodian! We are happy to say and we had positive feedback from them saying how well he did. I just wish we had used Ivy Education a year before a lot more to have prepared for Eton, as he went there unprepared unfortunately. Although they may still give J another chance to retake it, and if so we will definitely be using Ivy Education again!
Mrs Y Wandsworth
We had just moved to the UK and Chloe spent the Summer going through the syllabus with A, allowing her to have a confident start to the new school. She was great at familiarising A with the syllabus in a fun and joyful way.
Mrs B Streatham Hill
First impressions were of incredible preparation and sound knowledge of the field. She is very punctual, polite, friendly and has taken the perfect position with both twins to already boost their confidence and get them positively engaged.
Mrs J Wandsworth
I would like to express my gratitude and deepest appreciation to Ivy Education especially Ella & Xanthe for assisting M in his new education environment (granted, there was a lot of catching up to do before this, praise God that he is doing well & up-to-date with the school syllabus!).
Mrs J Wandsworth
Gavin was a great tutor and managed to engage L well and encourage him beyond his age bracket. We would highly recommend Gavin and should we need tuition in future we would be happy to have Gavin again. Gavin was a great role model for L who is much more confident about writing and in his Maths.
Mrs S Belgravia
I wanted to reiterate what a great job Helene did. It's a great service you offer. Understanding your child's academic baseline and learning style is a great foundation to build upon. Helene is a true professional and inspires a great deal of confidence. She is a real ambassador for your company.
Mrs M Shortlands
Firstly, thank you for introducing us to Helene. W thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent with her and we found her feedback and the information she shared with us very useful. We have already ordered the books Helene has suggested we get.
Mrs M Chelsea
I just wanted to thank you so much for arranging for Helene to come and see H yesterday. She was absolutely brilliant and I just wish I had met her a year ago. H and her really clicked.
Mr Y Dubai
Thank you very much for arranging the time with Helene and sharing the results. Helene was extremely helpful and professional. She was able to connect instantly with our little son and gave us superb actionable feedback afterwards. We really appreciated her input and couldn't have wished for a better consultant.
Mrs H Chelsea
Thank you for the report which we will read with interest. It was very helpful to talk to Helene and both P and I very much enjoyed her company. Helene was very clear and very accurate, I felt, about where the weaknesses and strengths lie.
Dr M Isle Of Dogs
Thank you very much for sending S's report, as I said we found the assessment worthwhile and very reassuring that the problem lies in more exam practice and technique rather any other problems. Helene's feedback and suggestions were of tremendous value to us and since then S has been more tuned and more enthusiastic about practicing.
Mrs P Notting Hill
I'm really touched by your well wishes for S. Thank you for thinking of her. I'll let S know that you are cheering for her when I see her. We will let you the results when we have them. Please say hello to Helene from us.
Mrs M Chelsea
I just wanted to thank you so much for all your help, advice and time. We are so overjoyed that H will be going to Northcote and we really wouldn't have had that chance without you. An enormous thank you from us both.
Mrs Y Chiswick
Just letting you know that M got in to St Paul's Juniors, we found out today and are over the moon, as I'm sure you can imagine! Thank you so much to you and your team for all your help along the way; please do thank George for us too.
Ilana King Assessor
Understanding each child as an individual and identifying their academic attainment and areas for development is the key to ensuring their educational success. Using assessment to determine the level of a child relative to their age and stage will help parents recognise how their child compares to the standards against which they are being measured, allowing targeted work and faster progression.
Mr N Manchester
We are very pleased to have Eisha. She is precisely the calibre of tutor we were hoping for. She is excellent in all respects. We intend to continue with her in the coming months on at least a weekly basis.
Mrs S Wimbledon
Peter was fantastic and was certainly a tremendous help to J and his advice was very constructive and beneficial. Please, please pass on our thanks. I would highly recommend him. A very valuable experience.
Mrs S London
N had his first session with Ravi and he said he was fantastic. He said he thought he was the best teacher he’d ever had. He said he explained everything very clearly and he learnt a lot.
Mrs M, Parent of Year 5 student
Josie is absolutely lovely and my daughter has warmed to her already. It was wonderful listening to them talk. We are extremely happy Josie thus far.
Mrs B, Parent of 11+ student
Marguerite is a fantastic tutor. She has a gentle nature that is good for my son's anxieties and is on time and very organised. I would highly recommend her. After two English sessions my son's scores have gone from 36,43,46% to 74%-70% in his weekly tests.
Mrs L, Parent of 11+ student
We are really happy with George and the help he is providing for our son. We’ve actually arranged to have an extra weekly session with him!
Mrs W, Parent of 11+ student
Joe has really been a fantastic help for my son and whilst we haven’t had long with him (because of the exam being brought forward from Jan) he has given my son a lot of support and confidence for his exam. I really cannot speak highly enough about his professionalism and excellent teaching style and would recommend him to anyone looking for exam support for their child. He has always strived to go above and beyond what I had originally expected of him, providing reading lists and researching the new exam process for this year.
Mrs M Putney
Just to follow up I wanted to let you know that we put into place all the strategies you suggested and we have had the result we dreamed of! S has received an offer from Wimbledon High Prep School (our first choice) and offered a wait list place at Putney High Prep. Thank you for your advice!
Mrs F, Parent of Year 5 student Penn, England
You certainly have succeeded in providing excellent tutors and I am very happy I went with Ivy instead of the other agencies I was considering.
Mr S Canary Wharf, London
Thank you for all your support and patience. Your lessons made a huge difference and her teachers at her current school remarked that they felt she had come on quite a bit since the last time they saw her in person. Apparently, she told them a couple of things her “Teacher Anna” taught her, and they were perplexed by who “Teacher Anna” is…
Parent of Year 6 student London
“I would like to say a huge thank you for the invaluable and excellent support you have provided to S to prepare for his 11+ exams over the last couple of years. He thoroughly enjoyed the sessions with you which have been very helpful in motivating him.”