Testimonials

How students have benefitted from Penny’s courses

Parent testimonial

“Penny has inspired our daughter and given her an extremely solid grounding in formal maths through her IGCSE course.  Her tuition has been personalised, focused, enthusiastic and reassuring.  We are delighted that our daughter is choosing to continue with Maths at A Level.”

Drusilla Kenney

Student testimonial

“As someone who hadn’t done any formal maths before the IGCSE maths course, it was an intimidating subject to start, but the lessons were so welcoming and Penny’s interactive teaching style made me feel comfortable asking questions when I needed to!  I went into my exams feeling very confident in my ability.  Thank you Penny so much for the last two years of IGCSE maths!”

Alex Kenney

Student testimonial

“I got my results back and managed to achieve a grade 7 in Maths. It was certainly a journey for me and I am very pleased with my result. Thanks for all your brilliant teaching. It was wonderful how much of your time you took to make sure we were well prepared for exams and your lessons always pushed us, showing your determination for us to succeed. Thanks again..”

Amos Marshall

Parent testimonial

“Penny went above and beyond to ensure my daughter got through her exams this year. She is a kind and helpful tutor and I would definitely recommend her to any potential students.”
Susan Armstrong

Student & parent testimonials

“Penny has gone out of her way to help my daughter overcome her anxiety around maths by building up her confidence and tailoring sessions to her specific additional needs. I can’t thank her enough for the care and support she’s given us during the 1-1 sessions and would highly recommend her to anyone with a child struggling with maths. She’s made a massive difference to our IGCSE journey.”
Emma Luck

Student & parent testimonials

“Penny is an amazing tutor. My son was at grade 4/5 in his mock GCSEs and Penny gave him the confidence, made lessons truly enjoyable and helped him achieve a grade 7. He was astonished! I could not recommend Penny more highly”
Lynda Sudlow

Parent testimonial

“I would like to recommend Penny Chivers for Home Ed Maths classes and tutoring. She has taught one of my children for GCSE this year, as well as one for KS3 maths. We have experience of both her group classes and one to one tutoring. She is an excellent teacher who brings out the best in her students. And she was so helpful during the cancelled GCSE fiasco too.”
Ilana King

Parent testimonial

“Penny has been my daughters online tutor for the past couple of years – we home educate and my daughter has various tutors for differing subjects. Penny is the most organised and engaging – her lessons are well planned and homework easy to follow. My daughter LOVES maths now and feel confident, I honestly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Penny to all my friends children, she is the best!”
Karen Lawton

Parent testimonial

“I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication with Jenna this summer.  You really have been incredible and this journey would have been a lot more difficult and challenging without your commitment and support.  Both Jenna and I are extremely extremely grateful for all of your hard work and time.”
Bara Baker

Parent testimonial

“Penny really helped boost my maths confidence and enabled me to pass my maths IGSCE with great grades after just five months of lessons. Would totally recommend!”
Lauern Whiteman

Student & parent testimonials

“Penny tutored our son for his maths IGCSE exam in less than a year, with unflappable good humour and precision. She was accessible and encouraging, putting in extra time to answer questions and helpfully navigating the maze of past papers. Highly recommended!”
Jackie Pavlenko

Student & parent testimonials

“Penny is a friendly and skilled maths tutor who really knows what her student needs help with to bring out their full potential. As well as good teaching methods she showed my son an easy concise way to take good notes which was both great for his learning and revision”
Carrie Richards

Student and parent tesimonials

“My daughter first came to see Penny at the start of year 11, her GCSE year and it has been such a positive and valuable experience for her.  Penny has been brilliant all the way through, always calm and patient and explaining all the work in a way that she understood.  My daughter’s confidence in her own abilities grew steadily week by week and to hear her say “I really enjoy maths” whenever I picked her up from her lessons was music to my ears!  She’s now planning on taking maths for A level.  I would thoroughly recommend Penny … thank you for everything!”
Jane Beech

Student and parent tesimonials

“So happy with the maths tuition with Penny for both my children.  She’s very patient and kind and knows her times tables!!  Penny has confidently sailed my son through his 11 plus exam helping him to pass (I’m so grateful) and is now working with my daughter towards her GCSE maths exams.  I would highly recommend Penny as a tutor to anyone looking for support for their child, helping them get a better grasp on maths and to be more confident and feel able to complete maths tasks themselves.  Penny has really helped my two children and I’ve seen a great improvement in their ability.  Thank you.”
Helen

Student and parent tesimonials

“Penny has been an amazing tutor for us. She not only got my two math hating girls through their IGCSE Math exams – both gaining A* and A, one of them actually ended up enjoying math so much – she went on to do Further Math and Math at A level! My 14 year old son was tutored by Penny for the last 5 years and she guided him through to his IGCSEs which he took in November 2021 and achieved a grade 9. We are thrilled and very grateful to Penny for her extremely helpful and thorough guidance in the run up to the exam which made the experience much less stressful and positive. I can highly recommend Penny who is an excellent tutor!”
Chi-ann Rajah

Student tesimonial

“When I first started lessons with Penny, previous tutors had tried and failed to get me beyond primary level maths. I am home educated and have ADHD, which means I have trouble concentrating, organising myself, and memory difficulties.  I was too far behind to join a group class, and easily distracted so Penny gave me 1:1 lessons online.  She was very patient and worked with me to find out how I learned best.  I have now achieved grade 8 in maths IGCSE and am studying for maths A Level, something that I didn’t think possible two years ago. I always used to look forward to my lessons with her, as I enjoyed them and the conversations we had. Another thing I enjoyed was the homework which she used to give me.”
Blyth Middleton

Student and parent tesimonials

“Learning maths with Penny, my daughter achieved an even higher grade than she anticipated in her Maths IGCSE!’
Anna De Maria-Nelson

Student and parent tesimonials

“Penny has been teaching my 13 year old, Key Stage 3 class for over a year. When he first joined, he lacked confidence, struggled with almost every mathematical concept and had developed a fear of the subject leading to complete mental blocks when faced with a maths problem. After a year under Penny’s tuition, the change in my son is incredible.  His attitude towards maths has transformed; he is eager for her classes, and has simply progressed in leaps and bounds. It is an absolute joy to see how he has gained in confidence and responded to her calm explanations and thorough teaching methods.  Penny’s exceptional teaching style and positive reinforcement has undoubtedly brought out the best in him.  Penny’s lessons are always well planned, pitched at just the right level and backed up with excellent handouts. I feel so fortunate to have found Penny and cannot recommend her highly enough. ”
Dominique Holliman