Sue-Ellen Horak BSc. (Hons) MSc.
0845 680 2846 or 0800 689 1329 (free phone)
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My name is Sue-Ellen Horak . I'm the Area Advisor and Tutor Manager for this region and I will be very pleased to advise and help you.
We have some wonderful tutors in this region, for ALL different subjects and levels and usually one of us is able to provide exactly the subject, level or type of learning that you need. A particular speciality is GCSE Maths and 11+ entrance exams, but all subjects are offered and we aim to provide quality tuition with specialist tutors for each subject and level or learning need.
Our Home-School Tutoring specialist Maths and 11 plus courses and revision courses are particularly popular. These run each year - register your name and details now to book your place. Dates will be confirmed.
INTENSIVE Maths and 11 plus COURSES
GCSE Higher Mathematics 9-1 Revision courses
Exam Results for the most recent academic year; our students achieved 100% pass rate for GCSE ( many with top level grades 8/9), and 100% pass rate for the 11+ entrance exams. It was hard work for pupils and tutors alike, but it has all been worth it !
For more information about Sue and this local area, please see our individual area website :
If you are considering additional help for any student ( all ages), please contact me, Sue Horak , the Home-School Tutoring Proprietor and Area Advisor for this region.
If there is a particular course which you would like us to run, please let me know!
Contact Sue-Ellen Horak: email@example.com
0845 680 2846 or 0800 689 1329 (free phone)
The Subjects and Levels we tutor
The tutors in our team are specialists in their own particular subjects and levels. So between them all, we hope that we can provide a suitable tutor for whatever subject, level or particular need that you ask us for.
This includes careful help for any pupils with particular difficulties who struggle with learning and education for various reasons. We find that to put an encouraging tutor alongside can be such a support and bring them through difficult times to be more confident and make real progress.
We are also very experienced in tutoring for 11 plus in this region and regularly run Maths practice classes for pupils preparing to sit the 11 plus exams , besides GCSE practice classes.
We add below a list of all the main subjects we cover, but this only gives you some idea of the various tutoring lessons and needs that we have helped with. Please ask !
Our most requested subjects – at all levels and for the various exams - often are:
- Maths , English , Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern languages, Computing, Business studies
- Basic Literacy, Spelling, Reading, Writing, Comprehension , Dyslexia help
- 11plus preparation
Can’t see the subject you need a tutor for? Please make contact. We will do our best to recommend to you a good and suitable tutor for your needs.
"We had excellent 11+ results again this year with scores between 352 and 395 for our CSSE results. The pass mark is 303. Please see some of our recent testimonials below." Sue-Ellen Horak (Home-School Tutoring Essex) Autumn 2023.
"I would like to offer my highest recommendation for Sue, who provided exceptional tutoring for my son, in preparation for the 11 plus exam. Sue's diligent and personalised approach to coaching truly made a significant impact on James’s success. She identified his weak areas and tailored her instruction to address those areas, imparting valuable skills and knowledge in an interactive and engaging manner. As a result of Sue's dedicated support, my son achieved an outstanding score of over 380 in the 11 plus exam. I firmly believe that Sue played a crucial role in his success and I am immensely grateful for her expertise and commitment to his academic development. I highly recommend Sue to any student in need of coaching and support for academic advancement. " (Parent of 11+ student, Chelmsford area).
"Wow, what a 2 year journey Sue has taken my daughter on. We have witnessed my daughters confidence grow with her school work, preparation for the 11plus and private school examinations. During this period she has moved up sets in her year group and walked into the exams with confidence. Sue has been integral in this, her knowledge of the curriculum and exam preparation is very impressive. Sue has challenged my daughter throughout. We would thoroughly recommend Sue for anyone looking for a tutor for the 11 plus or private school examinations. We can't thank her enough!" Emma (Parent of 11+ student, Chelmsford area)
"Sue tutored my daughter for her 11+ exam. Sue was highly competent, patient and supportive, with a wealth of knowledge about the curriculum of CSSE 11+ exam and CCHS CEM entrance test. Sue was experienced and able to identify the areas of improvement of my daughter and gave her specific exercises to help her. Her guidance was very helpful and my daughter gained confidence and got amazing results in the exams. She couldn’t have done it without Sue’s help. I would strongly recommend Sue to anyone looking for 11+ exam tutor in Essex. " (Parent of a 11+ student who came from Hong Kong)
"Thank you for your invaluable support in helping my daughter pass the 11 Plus exam. She has successfully secured a place at CCHS. Your dedicated tuition over the last year in English, Maths, and Creative Writing was instrumental in preparing her for the exam. Your teaching approach of covering a topic from each subject every week and providing detailed feedback on her previous work helped my daughter build a solid understanding of each topic." (Parent of 11+ pupil, Chelmsford)
"I am delighted to write this testimonial for Ms. Sue Horak, who has been an exceptional home tutor for my son. Despite having less than 5 months of preparation time, with just two lessons a week, Ms. Horak's dedication and teaching expertise played a pivotal role in my son's success in the 11+ exam. Her efficient and personalized approach not only helped my son grasp challenging concepts but also boosted his confidence. I am grateful for Ms. Horak's invaluable support in this critical journey, and I wholeheartedly recommend her as a tutor who delivers outstanding results. Thank you, Ms. Horak, for your unwavering commitment to my son's education." (Parent of Rooney, Chelmsford)
" We have really felt the difference in our child's abilities in such a short time and would be delighted to recommend you." ( 11+ tuition)
"Although it has only been a few months, we have really felt the difference in our child's abilities. With your help, Elana has successfully passed the 11+ and can't wait to be attending Chelmsford County High School for girls. In the future, we would delighted to recommend you to people who might need your help."
(Parent of Elana, Chelmsford)
Extremely pleased with Maths tuition and far greater confidence in the subject ( Maths GCSE tuition)
"We are extremely pleased with the Mathematics tuition provided by Tony. Mathematics was our daughter's weakest subject but she was a lot stronger and had far greater confidence after tuition with Tony."
Good results in 11+ exams after good Maths tuition
"We are very pleased by the Maths tuition provided by Pritchard and with his help our daughter achieved good results in her 11+ exams."
" I would highly recommend Sue's professional and knowledgable service."
"Sue Horak from Home School Tutors has been tutoring my son Luke Mason for 2 years for his 11+ examination preparation. My son enjoyed his 2 years of tutoring with Sue and has, as a result, not only passed his 11+ with flying colours but has also improved in Maths and all areas of English at school. I can highly recommend Sue's professional and knowledgeable service. "
"We extremely pleased with Sue's tutoring service. My son gained confidence for his 11+."
"We are extremely pleased with Sue’s tutoring service. My son enjoyed his weekly sessions and he not only learned a lot but also gained the confidence he needed to sit his 11+. Sue ensured that he went in for his exam well prepared and he is now looking forward to starting in the grammar school of his choice. I would highly recommend Sue and her team." (parent of 11 plus pupil now at grammar school)
"The service was outstanding, the teaching methods were diverse and it taught (him) to think outside the box."
"The service was outstanding, the teaching methods were diverse and taught HK to think in ways that differ from what a child is accustomed to at such a young age. It taught HK to think outside the box and approach a situation in a mature manner. HK achieved an excellent mark in the assessment and we are truly grateful for all that Sue has done for our child." (parents of HK )
Testimonial year 3 tutoring : Sue started teaching my daughter J, when she was in year 3. Sue is a hard working tutor, and she is fully committed to the teaching. She tailors the teaching to meet the student's needs, by identifying and targeting the weak areas.
"Sue creates an interactive teaching and learning environment, and motivates students to engage with the study. She provides clear explanations, and links the new knowledge with examples encountered in children’s life. The little prizes on good performances work really well."
"Every week Sue sets up homework for J. In the second week she goes through the homework and provides constructive feedback for improvement. The use of assessment and feedback is a very effective mechanism to support learning and identify weaknesses. Sue uses the assessment to continuously monitor our daughter’s performances, and provides guidance and coaching. The homework covers past exam papers from 2011 to present, which helps J get familiar with the question types, and trains her speed and accuracy." ( parent, Y. )
Exam Success Westcliffe School : "I am so pleased and excited that our son got a place in Westcliff school. I would like to thank you for your tutoring . There was a great improvement after you took the charge and needless to say his creative writing was fantastic after your coaching. Once again thank you very much." Regards, S. (parent).
Testimonial for quality tuition for Essex Grammar School entry: I would like to thank Mrs. Sue-Ellen Horak for providing good quality tuition for my daughter to help prepare for the 11+ tests (CEM & CSSE) for entry into Essex Grammar school. Sue-Ellen Horak delivered enthusiastic. lessons and was very dedicated. My daughter enjoyed her lessons which were prepared at the appropriate level to help her master the skills.
Mrs. Horak also helped us to prepare a personal statement for CCHS. Mrs. Horak was optimistic , helpful and extremely knowledgeable, and I would be happy to recommend her services to any future 11+ candidates. Regards, M. ( parent)
Update on 11 plus passes this year: We have had news of seven 11 plus passes this year, with the boys receiving scores of between 356 and 360 and the girls between 110 and 111. The range for the girls is 106 – 128, which is the top group leading to being offered a place. The Grammar Schools for the boys offer places from 303 to 400, so these scores are all very good and we are delighted for the pupils and their parents.
Enthusiasm and dedicated tutoring: I would like to thank Ms Sue Horak for providing tuition to my daughter to help prepare CEM and CSSE examination 2017.
Ms Horak showed very polite and professional attitude. She delivered lessons with great enthusiasm and dedication. Ms Horak is an experienced teacher and she made sure that the lessons and homework was appropriate for the level of student. She was also very flexible if the lessons needed to be re-arranged. I liked her style of teaching and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed her lessons.
My daughter achieved very good scores with the help and dedication of Ms Horak. Our experience has been very positive and I do not hesitate to recommend her services to other candidates. ( Dr. M S. , parent)