To Contact Emily Ellen
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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 a supply teacher, 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!
“Ashleigh has most definitely become more confident in her maths and her GCSE tutor Siobhan was a great choice!”
“Ashleigh has progressed very well with Siobhan. Siobhan is very thorough and has delivered an excellent tutoring service to us. Siobhan is always on time, supportive, has an approachable manner and Ashleigh is comfortable with Siobhan. Siobhan listens to what we require and always meets our/Ashleigh’s needs.”
( Parent testimonial)
“A friendly, consistent and professional tutor.”
“Siobhan is friendly, pleasant, consistent and professional. We are very happy with the tutoring service we gave received and will continue with Siobhan’s support.”
(Mr Williams, St Austell.)
“We are so pleased to have Siobhan as a GCSE English tutor!”
“We are very fond of Siobhan and extremely pleased with Gemma’s progress in English this term.There is a Parents’ evening soon, so we are hoping for a positive report from school. Thank you so much to Home School Tutoring Cornwall for putting us in contact.”
(Mrs Renfree, St Austell.)
“My daughter looks forward to the sessions and she cannot wait for the next one!”
“The whole process from the point of initial contact with Emily, to meeting the tutor Trish, has been faultless. Our first session to support KS1 literacy and numeracy was really dynamic and engaging and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed it. Since then, Trish has created a personalised package to help stretch my daughter and achieve her goals. My daughter looks forward to the sessions and she cannot wait for the next one. The feedback at the end is robust and helpful and the communication really effective. Would highly recommend contacting HST Cornwall if you need a tutor!”
(Mrs Robbins, Liskeard)
“GCSE Science and Maths tutor Kathy was professional, pleasant and genuinely committed to her work.”
‘Home School Tutoring provided us with tutoring support at home, for our 16-year-old, prior to his GCSE exams. The gains to our lad were plain to see in his self-confidence and motivation. He was also inspired to talk more openly about his academic progress in the subjects covered by his tutor. We found the GCSE Science and Maths tutor Kathy to be professional, pleasant and genuinely committed to her work. She took the trouble to establish his personal learning needs and communicated well with ourselves and our boy. She established a good working relationship with him from the beginning and was also very well-organised, communicative after and between sessions. The fact she was so reliable and flexible with the timing of sessions to meet changing needs was invaluable. We would recommend the service and the tutor to others.’
(Mr Stedman, Bodmin)
“ We are very pleased that we have been able to find such a great A Level Biology tutor locally.”
“My daughter has found her A Level Biology sessions with Kathy really useful and is very pleased that we have been able to find a Biology tutor locally. Her Biology lecturer at college has said that she can see that Emily is much more confident in the subject.So, thank you Home School Tutoring Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for arranging the sessions!”
(Mrs Winter, Par)
“We all felt the GCSE English sessions were a great success.”
“Margarita is an excellent 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 exam. Whilst we won’t know the result for a while the feedback was very positive.”
(Mrs Kent, Launceston)
“Max’s recent report was extremely positive!”
Max’s recent report was incredibly positive and most certainly for Maths, it’s been both reassuring and rewarding spending time with Xuxin, enjoyable too!
He’s very keen to carry on next academic year!
(Mrs Rowberry. Penzance)
“Maths tuition with Siobhan is going really well.”
“Bryony is engaging really well and it’s great to see her enjoying the sessions, as well as developing her skills/confidence. Many thanks.”
(Mrs Harper, Par)
“ We are over the moon to say the least with my daughter’s Sociology A Level result. “
“Eva got an A in her Sociology A Level and is looking forward to her next adventure at university! Thanks very much to HST Cornwall for providing such a fantastic tutor as Gordon, we’re all over the moon to say the least.”
(Mr Marshall, Penzance)
“ Thanks for providing such a great A Level Psychology Tutor.”
“Thank you so much for putting me in touch with the A Level Psychology tutor Kathy, I got an A in my AS exams and am really looking forward to September. I am really grateful to Home School Tutoring Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly for arranging the sessions!
(AS Psychology Student, Truro)
“Our son’s GCSE Maths tutor was fantastic!”
“Thank you for your good luck email, we are pleased to say that Richard passed his maths. Thank you so much to you and Xuxin. We would highly recommend her and will be in contact for another tutor for English in due course.”
(Mrs Keele, Hayle)
“Thanks to HST Cornwall for providing fantastic GCSE tutors for our son.”
“Owen is now able to relax having received his results and feeling very happy about them. Thank you to you and your English, Maths, Science and History tutors for all of your help in getting him there!”
(Mrs Coombe, Truro)
“Rob got the grades in Science he needed to get onto his A Level courses.”
“Our family will be forever grateful for the help and support shown by Home School Tutoring Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”(GCSE Maths & English)
“GCSE English tuition with David was a great confidence booster for my son!”
“My son is making good progress in his GCSE Maths with tutoring from Xuxin.”
“Xuxin is an exceptional Maths tutor & Trish is very professional, I wish we had found you all earlier.”
“Xuxin is an exceptional tutor, she has helped George so much during the last 6 months, the transformation has been remarkable! Trish has also tutored George in English which has been invaluable. I wish we had found you earlier! He has gained access to his US Golf Academy and we are very grateful for your help.”
(Mr Leigh, Padstow, Cornwall)
“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 Hooper, 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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