I've had the pleasure of teaching some truly wonderful students, and I believe that respecting one another is critical in achieving results.
Here are just a few of the comments student's and parents/carers have left for me;
"As a parent I was worried my son was finding his English revision for GCSE exams difficult and he was a little overwhelmed by it all. Kusam was a calm and organised influence, she was able to target his revision in the right areas and talk with him about the novels he was studying for in English Literature, challenging him to think and reason correctly. I noticed a change in my son for the better, he started to believe he could do it! I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Kusam for English tutoring."
"Ms. Heaphy's tuition raised my GCSE English grades significantly as I ended up achieving an A* in English Literature and an A in English Language. Her insightful and informative comments as well as a: patient, friendly and kind teaching style meant that I ended up enjoying my English GCSE course. She helped me in particular, analyse texts in English literature and practice exam technique in English Language I am very grateful to her for all the hard work she did for me and would strongly recommended Ms. Heaphy as an English tutor."
"I have known Kusam Heaphy for a number of years most recently as a tutor to a number of students from my school. Kusam is a very experienced teacher who taught our students one to one or in small groups. Her detailed knowledge of the specifications at G.C.S.E. and A level helped her tutees to exceed their predicted grades and to grow in self-confidence as they approached the examination. We were impressed with her feedback and the way she worked in the weaker areas of student performance to very positive effect. Kusam has a lot to offer those who may underachieve at whatever level they are working."
Former Headteacher of the Trinity School.
"I was first taught by Kusam in my year 8 class and found she instantly she built a rapport with me and the rest of the class. Three years later I was studying for my GCSE English language and literature exams and sought Kusam out for help, because at the time I was told it was looking unlikely I’d reach a grade ‘C’ for English. Kusam’s work ethic and empathetic personality allowed me to connect more with the literature like ‘to Kill A Mocking Bird’ and she also helped me to channel my English language to a more structured state. She helped me to achieve two ‘B’ grades in language and literature. This provided a very strong platform for the writing I moved onto for my ‘A’ levels and my university degree. "
"I only had Kusam for 5 months and in that time I feel I improved dramatically in my English, in particular my essay structure and technique. Her approach to teaching and methods also gave me a huge boost in confidence. In my mocks I achieved a C and B for literature and language and after Kusam’s help and strategy tips I achieved an A* and an A. I honestly think I could not have done it without her help and support. "