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Hello I’m Emily – your Area Advisor and Tutor Manager for HST Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
I’m a dedicated and enthusiastic professional and educator. I have had extensive experience of working as a modern foreign languages teacher, as well as being Head of Department in two secondary schools and have also worked as a Senior Examiner for a national examination board for many years.
As well as running Home-School Tutoring Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, which includes tutoring students locally and further afield in the ski resorts of France and Italy, I also work as an educational consultant for trainee MFL teachers and as a translator, post editor and proofreader.
With my team of tutors, between us we aim to offer all subjects and levels of tutoring that are requested or I search for someone who can help you. We give individually tailored lessons and we aim that all lessons we give are engaging and encouraging , which really helps all students to make progress and enjoy their learning. Loving to learn, combined with a good sense of humour is often a great path to success!
I’m always happy to listen and advise on all aspects of tutoring and home education. I have a thorough knowledge of the national curriculum and I always work to support the school in aiding your child’s development.
Whether you’re interested in finding a tutor or becoming a tutor, do get in touch with me today!
I look forward to hearing from you!
Tutoring for all levels and subjects:
- Curriculum subjects including Maths, English and Sciences
- Special Needs / Learning Difficulties / Dyslexia
- Entrance Exams ( inc. 11 +)
- A/AS Subjects
- Advanced Higher Levels
- Adult Learning
We aim to help with all subjects and levels , so please ask and we will do our best to find a suitable tutor for you in the locality.
More tutors needed for EFL:
Are you a qualified English Tutor? Can you offer English as a foreign language tuition? Please get in touch today! We look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to help!
“My son is making good progress in his GCSE Maths with tutoring from Xuxin”
“My children are working well with their GCSE Science tutor”
“My son is really enjoying his GCSE Maths tuition with Xuxin and finding his Study Skills tutor Sue invaluable ”
“Robert came home feeling really positive after just his first GCSE Maths session. He is enjoying his lessons with Xuxin, so I am really pleased. Everything is also going really well with his Study Skills tutor Sue, she is extremely positive and Robert engages well with her.”
(Mrs Chesterfield, Hayle)
“GCSE English tuition with Margarita is going really well!”
“Lee and his English GCSE tutor are getting on well and he feels a lot better about his studies. He even had a go at a whole past paper last week, which his teacher graded as a five! Thank you for putting us in contact.”
(Mrs Gordon, Torpoint)
“Having Sarah as a KS2 dyslexia tutor for our son has had a hugely positive impact on his future education”
“I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to any parent looking for an experienced dyslexia tutor. Sarah has been amazing with our son. She is very enthusiastic and up to date with the latest dyslexia teaching methods. He thoroughly enjoys each session and looks forward to seeing her every week. His work has improved immensely which has not only boosted his confidence in his abilities but also in himself. Having Sarah has had a hugely positive impact on his future education.”
(Mr and Mrs Coombe, Truro)
“Fantastic tutoring in Education from Gordon”
“Thank you so much to Gordon, a tutor with HST Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – his tuition helped me to get my first teaching job. My teacher training year proved challenging but with the extra support he gave me I got 2 strong passes at level 7 and was encouraged to take on Masters. I couldn’t quite believe it! In May I interviewed for a position in EYFS at a local Primary school (my first interview) and I got the job. I have a class of 20 pupils all with completely different and challenging personalities. I’m really enjoying the teaching and I’m learning all the time, it is truly a wonderful career (however the amount I’ve aged!) Again, I just want to say thanks for his support and for helping me to achieve this.”
(Mrs Rowe, St Columb Minor, Cornwall)
“Excellent Spanish tuition for our homestay student”
“Our German homestay student Lori is attending a local school and has been put into a language class for a language she has never studied. She is already a talented linguist but George from Home School Tutoring Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has been brilliant in getting her up to speed in the Spanish basics and she is progressing at a very fast rate. Thanks for introducing us.”
(Mrs Dade, Helston, Cornwall)
“I wholeheartedly recommend Kathy as a GCSE Maths / Science tutor…the trust that she managed to build was fundamental in my daughter’s success”
“I just wish to thank you for sending Kathy Pendebury-King our way one year ago for the home tuition of my daughter. Kathy has been able to raise my daughter’s confidence, in particular with her Maths of which she says, she learned more with Kathy than at either of her previous two senior schools she attended. Kathy’s skills not only as a teacher are far reaching but also on a human level, she was an expert in the way she accurately got the measure of Melissa to form a very positive learning experience for her – which up until then had been poor to say the least.
So it is with much sadness we now say good bye to Kathy, as she has totally fulfilled her role in keeping Melissa engaged in the learning process and built her confidence. The trust Kathy managed to build between them was fundamental in the last push to actually get her into college to begin the next phase of her education. She will be continuing her Maths and English GCSE studies there along with a Business course.
I wholeheartedly recommend Kathy to anyone who has lost hope in real teaching as it should be. She exudes an empathy that is matched by a quality of enthusiasm that is both honest and heartfelt……a rare refreshing attribute which should give hope to anyone struggling to find a way forward in either home education or as a boost to current education practices. All the best for Kathy and you Emily, many thanks for the service you have successfully provided.”
(Mrs Rickman, Newquay, Cornwall)
“I would totally recommend Sue for KS3 English tuition”
“Susan has been brilliant with our son, whilst supporting him with his KS3 English and handwriting. She’s been amazing, particularly with a non linear learner who is bright, however finds writing a challenge. I would totally recommend Susan, she really was ideal for my son’s learning needs.”
(Mrs Samuels, Falmouth, Cornwall)
“Annabelle is very keen to work for her Maths tutor!”
“Although it is early days, Annabelle and the tutor seem to be getting on very well, she is very keen to work for Siobhan! We’ve just booked up several more KS2 Maths lessons for the summer holiday period. Thank you again for putting us in contact. We’re delighted to have found this tutoring service and are very pleased with the results to date.”
(Mrs Burton, St Austell, Cornwall)
“KS2 English tuition – it’s working well!”
“Julia is punctual, pleasant, well prepared and stimulating for Seb’s weekly English lessons – it’s working well! Thank you!”
(Mrs Vine, Truro, Cornwall)
“We all felt the sessions were a great success”
Margarita is an excellent English tutor and explained the subject matter in a way that was easier to understand and gave her student the confidence to do well in in the GCSE English Literature exam. Whilst we won’t know the result for a while the feedback was very positive.
(Teacher from local school, Launceston, Cornwall)
“Home School Tutoring is far nicer to work for than other agencies!”
“I have been working with Emily at HST Cornwall for the last 18 months as a Maths tutors and I am hoping to come back to the fold at some point. It’s been a pleasure! Home School Tutoring is much nicer to work for than other agencies – it’s personal and Emily gives such a personable touch.”
( Maths Tutor, St. Austell, Cornwall)
A new interest and confidence in reading and writing ( KS2 English)
“Ben seems to have a new interest in reading and writing now which is great. I think he has more confidence now. The tutor Jenni is lovely! Thanks for putting us in contact.”
(Mrs Brooks, Bude, Cornwall)
“My daughter’s Maths has come on in leaps and bounds” ( Year 2)
“EAL tutor Su is really good and is helping me a lot!” ( Level 4 Nursing Diploma)
“Su is very good and helping me a lot with my Level 4 Nursing Practitioner essays in terms of English grammar, structure and content (it really helps she also has a medical background). Thank you for putting me in touch with her. (Mrs George, Penzance, Cornwall)
“It’s made a huge difference to his future” (KS3 Literacy)
I have just taught my last handwriting lesson for George, with the feedback that I have made a huge difference to his future as he moves through KS3, which is lovely. Please let me know if anything comes up locally that you think I could help with/teach as I would like to keep managing to squeeze in time to tutor, it’s so rewarding! (English tutor Claire, Newquay, Cornwall)
“Thank you for finding GCSE Science tutor Haydn for us!”
“After just a few hours tuition, the GCSE Science tutor seems very nice and they are working well together on the intensive revision afternoons. Thank-you for finding him!” (Parent Looe, Cornwall)
Information Technology tuition was exceptional
“Thank you for finding Gavin for me, I completed my lessons with him in November and I am now able to do what I need to do with my computer. Gavin’s IT tutoring has been quite exceptional and I would recommend him to other learners.” (Mr Bennetts, Redruth, Cornwall)
Sally is a fantastic KS3 Maths tutor!
“Everything is going great with Martha and Sally. Martha appears to be improving and having Sally to go through things Martha can’t remember or struggles to understand is helping her greatly. I’ve told Sally she is not allowed to go anywhere!!” (Parents of Martha, St Austell, Cornwall)
Bryony is developing her skills and confidence ( Early years)
“Bryony is engaging really well and it’s great to see her enjoying the sessions, as well as developing her skills/confidence. Many thanks.” (Mother of Bryony, Par, Cornwall)
GCSE Spanish lessons with Julie are great!
“Julie, the Spanish tutor, is wonderful and Star is very comfortable and confident with Julie!! She has been wonderful! Many thanks for finding her.” (Mrs Helston, Cornwall)
Tutoring twice a week with an exceptionally good Maths tutor
“I just wanted to let you know that we have arranged to have two Maths tutoring sessions every week with Xuxin. She is an exceptionally good teacher and Dan is really pleased. She has inspired him, which I think is almost 75% of being a great teacher. In addition, she is also very clever and competent.”
(Parent in praise of one of our Maths Tutors – Cornwall )
French is making far more sense
“My daughter and her friend are finding Michelle really helpful, they are loving the lessons and the French is making far more sense to them! She has provided them with worksheets which supports what they are learning in her lessons. She is making it fun and informative – thank you so much, I am very grateful!” (Mrs Pointer, Cornwall)
Growing confidence in Maths
“The tutoring with Xuxin is excellent and is really giving my daughter her confidence to believe that she can really do it!! My daughter now actually looks forward to her maths lessons! There is a long way to go but I do feel Xuxin has helped my daughter turn a corner!” (Mrs Cooper, Cornwall)
11 + preparation is really helping
“All is going well with Tamsin thanks, she is a really lovely and helpful lady, her support with 11+ preparation is really helping. Demelza really likes her as well. Thanks for the introduction.” (Mother of Tamsin, Cornwall)
Doing amazingly in her Maths – thank you!
“Debbie is doing amazingly with her maths! Thank you so much for your help. Xuxin is brilliant.” (Mother of Debbie, Cornwall)
Really happy with our tutor
“The first maths session went really well with Siobhan, and Finlay was really happy afterwards. He seemed to actually enjoy it! Many thanks.” (Mother of Finlay, Cornwall)
Engaged in Biology and Maths
“Things are going really well with Sarah and Sally. Sarah has only been twice so far but she is getting used to Jack and his ways. Sally is superb and really has got Jack engaged in his Biology and Maths. He has been looking at cells, construction of flowers, dissecting them and today they were looking inside seeds. He’s loving it. It’s so nice to see him working and enjoying it.” (Parent of Jack, Cornwall)
A ‘thank you’ to Tutor Teddy!
“My son Ed met with Teddy before Christmas as a get together session. That went very well. We have already seen progress after just one paid tutoring session. The school teacher asked in class this week if anyone knew the formula for something and Ed was able to answer above everyone else (he’d covered this specific topic with Teddy this week!). The teacher gave a knowing smile apparently! So, in answer to your question about how things are going – fab, thank you.” (Mother of Ed, Cornwall)
Seen a big improvement ( 7 year old boy – literacy and English)
“One of the Home-School Tutoring Cornwall Tutors, Penny, has been helping our 7 year old son with his reading and writing for the last few months. He had fallen behind because of undiagnosed sight problems and was not enjoying English lessons at school. Since Penny has been coming, we have seen a big improvement in William’s ability and also his enthusiasm for reading and writing. Penny is very patient, encouraging and puts a lot of effort into making William’s lessons fun. Thank you!” Susi, mother of William
Very pleased with our tutor
“Andrew is a very conscientious and enthusiastic teacher, I am very pleased with his attention to detail and in how he talks to my daughter. He is very clear in what he needs her to do and she really gets on well with him. Thank you for recommending him.” Mrs Girling, Cornwall
Language learning with Home-School Tutoring
“So far, the Arabic verbal lessons are going really well, Worood has a teaching style that suits my style of learning. I am currently doing an hour every other week due to my work commitments in London, I would be in interested in learning French with Home School Tutoring in the future also.” Mr Thomas, Cornwall
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