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Sumantha McMahon
English Tutor

Entrance Exams, GCSE & General Skills Development

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Kind Words

In just over a term, my son's GCSE mock exam grade has moved up from a 6 to a 7.

Yanwen, 2020

Sumantha is an excellent tutor. She provides well prepared and structured lessons which are clearly explained. She has also boosted my daughters confidence. We would highly recommend Sumantha to anyone looking for an experienced English tutor.

Sukhwant, 2019

I looked for an English tutor to help my son with 7 weeks to go before his English GCSEs. With 2 sessions a week with Sumantha, I have seen his confidence and motivation to work at his English dramatically increase. He is enthusiastic about his sessions with Sumantha and she is helping him to see that he can do it. Thank you Sumantha.

Sarah, 2018

Sumantha is extremely professional and very helpful, my daughter is finding the lessons very beneficial and I would recommend her highly.

Jayne, 2017

Past Results

Recent Results

Student names have been excluded to protect identities.

GCSE

2020 Mock Exams

Student 1 - improved from Grade 2 to Grade 3 (3 marks from Grade 4) (AQA)

Student 2 - improved from Grade 7 to Grade 8 (AQA)

Student 3 - improved from Grade 3 in Language and Literature to Grade 5 and 4, respectively (AQA)

Student 4 - improved from Grade 2 to Grade 4 (1 mark from a Grade 5) (Edexcel)

2019

Student 1 - improved from Grade 2 to Grade 6 in Literature and Grade 5 in Language

Student 2 - improved from Grade 4 to Grade 6

Student 3 - improved from Grade 3 to Grade 4

2018

Student 1 - improved from Grade 2 to Grade 5 (English)

Student 2 - improved from Grade B to Grade A (Cambridge Nationals Computing

Entrance Exams

2019 11+

Tiffin Stage 1 exams - 2 out of 4 students went through to Stage 2

Tiffin Stage 2 exams - 2 out of 2 students passed

2018 11+

Sutton - 3 out of 4 students were accepted into desired schools

My Professional Experience.

2004 - Present

Private Tutor

KS2 - GCSE English & GCSE Computer Science

As a Computer Science graduate, I was able to support students in this subject. However, having studied English at A-Level and with a keen interest, I started teaching it in 2004. It has since become my most in-demand subject.

2016 - Present

Various Companies

TAP Certified Adult Trainer

I spent 6 years working for companies including the Ministry of Justice, training adults as well as, leading training projects and departments. I currently work as a freelance trainer.

2012 - Present

Freelance

Professional Content Writer & Copywriter

I write for various types of clients. My past work includes ghost writing books, academic courses and website content (including blog posts).

2011 - 2017

Various Schools

Secondary School Teacher

I taught at Esher C of E High School, Langley Grammar School and St. Paul's Catholic College. I eventually left the teaching profession because the immense workload led me to an unhealthy work-life balance. I'm a passionate teacher which is why I continue to teach privately.

About

Teaching Experience & Approach

A qualified secondary school teacher with 14+ years of experience of one-to-one private tuition.

"Learning is about being shown where to look, not being told what to see."

That's my guiding principle.

I specialise in boosting confidence and motivation while targeting the development of specific skills.

My 7 years of classroom teaching coupled with my extensive private tuition experience (since 2004), enables me to fine-tune my approach to each student.

Learning should be enjoyable, not stressful.

My teaching experience.

  • 14+ yrs
    English
  • 10 yrs
    Computer Science/ICT
  • 7 yrs
    Business Studies

My Professional Experience.

2004 - Present

Private Tutor

KS3 - GCSE English & Computer Science

As a Computer Science graduate, I was able to support students in this subject. However, having studied English at A-Level and with a keen interest, I started teaching it in 2004. It has since become my most in-demand subject.

2016 - Present

Various Companies

TAP Certified Adult Trainer

I spent 6 years working for companies including the Ministry of Justice, training adults as well as, leading training projects and departments. I currently work as a freelance trainer.

2012 - Present

Freelance

Professional Content Writer & Copywriter

I write for various types of clients. My past work includes ghost writing books, academic courses and website content (including blog posts).

2011 - 2017

Various Schools

Secondary School Teacher

I taught at Esher C of E High School, Langley Grammar School and St. Paul's Catholic College. I eventually left the teaching profession because the immense workload led me to an unhealthy work-life balance. I'm a passionate teacher which is why I continue to teach privately.

Services Offered

Price List

I am based in Weybridge, Surrey where I teach many of my students. I also teach online through video calling and screen sharing.

Online & In-Person Lessons

Key Stage 1, 2 & 3 English

£35 per hour

General skills building and practice according to national curriculum.  Please note that these prices only apply from Years 3 to 8.

Year 9, English

£40 per hour

General skills building and preparation for GCSE

Year 6 SATs English

£40 per hour

Targeted preparation for the SATs exams.

11+ or 13+ Entrance Exams

£60 per hour

Exam preparation according to individual school entrance exam specification (English only).

Extensive experience in preparing students for Tiffin and Sutton Schools.

GCSE

£50 per hr

Tailored support in-line with examination board and targeted to student needs. Includes targeted homework, progress reports and assessments.

GCSE Masterclass £240

The GCSE Fast Track is an intensive set of 6 lessons that focus on a specific skill or topic.

Subjects offered at GCSE:

  • English Literature & Language
  • Computer Science & ICT
  • Business Studies

Please get in touch if you would like more than 1 hour per week

Other Services

Independent Study Support

Step 1: I email students FREE 30-60 min assessment

Step 2: The completed version is emailed back to me, I send feedback and a proposed plan.

Step 3: You decide whether you would like to go ahead - if so, you let me know how many hours of indpendent work per week you would like.

Step 4: Every Monday, I email students their work tailored to the support that they need.

Step 5: Within 3 working days, I send detailed feedback.

Step 6: Fresh work is set again in Monday.

£30 per hour of work set (pay-as-you-go)

£25 per hour of work set (bulk purchase of 10+ hours)

Please get in touch to see examples of student work.

Free Learning Articles & Videos

Articles and Videos

To help my students and those who prefer indpendent learning, I regularly publish free help material.

Articles and Guides

Click here to read useful information for both students and parents.

YouTube Videos

Here you will find videos aimed to help students understand topics, develop exam skills and revise material.

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Email: contact@smtuition.co.uk

Address: Unit 4 Investment House, 28 Queens Road, Weybridge, Surrey (online lessons available)