THE TUTOR OF THE MONTH

 

All of our tutors are incredible, but every month we ask our parent community if any of our tutors have gone above and beyond to support their students. They end up here and get a gift card and a personal letter of recommendation to reward them for their hard work.

 

July 2018

Sumal

 

“Sumal is fantastic.  He is always pleasant as he arrives, and our daughter has built a trusting relationship with him (which is important for her as she is bit shy).  She is working harder on submitting her homework and the effort she is putting in is so much greater, and I feel it is due to her confidence in essay and PEEL writing, which is from the work that our tutor is doing.  She needs a lot of support, which I’m grateful has been noticed by the school and she is enrolled in MultiLit and a maths program 3 mornings per week, and this is all being backed up by our tutor.  When she gets bogged down in her homework and assignments he assists her to feel more on top of things.  When I log into Google classroom, I have seen 2 comments come back from teachers on her homework saying “great work”, which I haven’t seen before. Thank you! What I like most about our tutor is he is friendly with her, but strong to get her homework done and good with positive / negative feedback delivery. I have enjoyed positive feedback from teachers and a stronger desire to do homework from my daughter”

Sarah, Kellyville

Sumal has been nominated twice times over as many months and has only been with us only a short time. Sumal makes his impact quickly! Sumal has a lovely natue about him and has been always happy to take on new students. He is always a delight to work with an all round great tutor. Sumal also manages his students with ease has not missed a beat. Sumal provides consistent, informative, well structured feedback to all his students and we constantly receive praise of his teaching ability. Thanks for your ongoing hard work Sumal.

Matt Ahern, Co-Founder at Alchemy Tuition

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Previous tutors of the month:

 

Joey

Joey

JUNE 2018

“Our tutor is such an inspiration to our kids. Each week they are always so keen to impress him. He has a special energy that they always try to emulate and extend themselves toward. He raises the level of expectation that the kids have of their own ability. He brings enthusiasm to his sessions and his wonderful sense of intelligent humour. The biggest milestone reached is mainly that my son was never a keen student – in fact quite the opposite. Our tutor is certainly helping him turn that corner, giving him the confidence to want to apply himself in the classroom. Keep up the great work!”
Toni, Avalon

Fiona

Fiona

MAY 2018

“Fiona has been fantastic. She has a really easy nature and has engaged with my son seamlessly. Fiona is able to guide him through his work in such a way that he positively responds and is enjoying the work- unbelievable! Our tuition hour is at 5.30 on a Friday and despite being the end of the week and having a young baby to deal with at home, Fiona turns up with a world of enthusiasm. I reckon for that alone she deserves to be tutor of the month! Our son has become more focused on his school work as he understands that it as important as his tuition work. He has become more focused on his school work as he understands that it as important as his tuition work. What I like most about Fiona is her ability to communicate and have a positive rapport with our son and it is good to see our son getting more comfortable with the format of testing that he has been working with our tutor on. Thanks for your tuition and good to see our son responding so well to her efforts.”
David, Mount Colah

Maddison

Maddison

April 2018

“Maddi is friendly, warm, patient and polite and has built a great rapport with our son. Our son is able to effectively get through the subject matter, resulting in significant improvement. In a short amount of time, our son has made significant progress with times tables and greatly improved with basic maths. Importantly, our son has gained a lot of self confidence and is starting to enjoy Maths! What I like mostly about our tutor is that she is friendly and patient!! She works well with our son and has clear explanation of what needs to be done and takes time to work through the tasks. She provides me with a brief update on progress at the end of the session.”
Michelle, Belrose

“Our tutor is very down to earth , patient, flexible and creative in her way of showing the girls how Maths builds year to year. Their confidence and results are improving every week. I have seen improvements in her understanding of all topics! She is very easy going and our daughter got into 5.3 Maths.”
Bec, Forestville

Nathan

Nathan

MARCH 2018

“Nathan is a perfect tutor for my son. He is extremely calm which comes across in his highly effective tutoring style of ‘partnering for success’. He has increased our son’s confidence so much and never makes him feel inadequate if he struggles to understand something, he simply finds a different way to explain it to him. Whilst Nathan is obviously there to improve our son’s Maths it is also lovely to hear them chat and have a bit of a laugh during ‘brain break’ moments. There is an enormous amount of trust in this tutoring relationship and that is mainly down to the way Nathan has built rapport and a ‘safe space’ in which our son feels very comfortable admitting when he doesn’t understand. I am not sure where our son would be with his Maths if we had not found Nathan via you. Thank you”
Jan, Seaforth

Salina

Salina

FEBRUARY 2018

“Salina is a mature and lovely person. She knows how to engage with our son and keep him engaged. Always advises me of a change in advance. The biggest improvement I have seen in my son is confidence, inevitably through our tutors’ confidence. Our son hated Maths and was not confident with numbers so I think all that our son has achieved is a milestone. The tutor is an asset to Alchemy.”
Rosie, Banksia

Yasming

Yasming

JANUARY 2018

“Yasming has done an amazing job getting my daughter to apply herself to Maths. My daughter looks forward to her sessions and is trying so much more than she used to. My daughter has received a merit award for significant improvement in her Maths work at school. What I like most about Yasming is that she is patient and thorough.”
Morwenna, Manly

Yin Yin

Yin Yin

DECEMBER 2017

“Yin Yin is punctual and enthusiastic. She is smiley and my daughter looks forward to seeing her. She is helping my daughter to become neater in her hand writing and helping her with Maths and English. I have seen great improvements from my daughter. She concentrates for the 1 hour of study. She enjoys doing small homework set by the tutor. She is trying to get neater. I like most about Yin Yin that she is nice and friendly and although we’ve only had 3 sessions so far, we have seen improvements. My son will now have tutoring too.”
Eri, Double Bay

John

John

NOVEMBER 2017

“John does an excellent job. He communicates concepts clearly and is encouraging and supportive with a natural flair for teaching whatever the subject. John has helped my son to lift his grades substantially this year while his pleasant manner and constructive approach make the tutoring sessions a positive experience that my son genuinely enjoys. The consequence is improved academic results and greater confidence. Exactly what one wants from a tutor.”
Mindy, Manly

Braden

Braden

OCTOBER 2017

“Braden is a very polite and confident young man. He is extremely knowledgeable in Biology. Our daughter has gained confidence with this topic and has not been afraid to sit her exams. Her marks have improved and she is happier at school. Braden is reliable and flexible with tutoring days. He has also shown that he knows Biology and can assist our daughter with what she is currently studying at school. Braden is great with our daughter and they also have a good laugh during the lessons. She was more comfortable to sit her exams and enjoys Biology now. She has a clearer understanding of this topic. For our daughter to have confidence and improved marks in Biology is exactly what we hoped for with tutoring.”
Kellie, Toukley

Madeline

Madeline

SEPTEMBER 2017

“Maddie was a brilliant tutor for our son in weeks up to the HSC. She helped his confidence, his writing style and has made a major difference to how he went about answering questions in the two Advanced English exams. Maddie went to extra efforts to give our son excellent advice on how to use quotes and specific examples from texts. She did her own research and provided great materials for the Shakespeare play he was studying although it wasn’t one that she had been familiar with before.
We thought she developed a good relationship with our son is a very short space of time which made the sessions much more productive as he was keen to take her great advice and help. Thanks again Maddie.”
Trish, Manly Vale

Evie

Evie

AUGUST 2017

“Evie is an incredible tutor. She always turned up on time with a positive attitude which is great from a parent’s point of view. However, she was not only a tutor for my daughter but also a very positive role model and mentor. She looked beyond just telling my daughter the knowledge, she also taught her how to study, how to take notes and what the marker is looking for. She took the time to get to know my daughter so she could find out how she retains knowledge and focused her sessions around this. She was a great fit for my daughter and she is extremely smart but still able to transfer the knowledge to my daughter so she would relate and understand it. Both my daughter and I were sad when my daughter finished Biology in the HSC as she will be sorely missed.”
Heather, Beacon Hill

Nathan

Nathan

JULY 2017

“I cannot stop praising Nathan for his dedication and commitment to supporting my son. Nathan comes prepared to each session and is very patient and supportive of my son. Nathan even sets additional tasks and shares his great tips and tricks for exams and in preparation for exams. This was especially useful for my son in completing his HSC this year. Nathan is supportive and encourages my son. Nathan makes him feel comfortable and so the session is always very productive.
Nathan is very flexible and accommodating around changing tutorial times from week to week. Nathan is well mannered and always acts in a professional manner. I also appreciate Nathan being so flexible around the tutorial times. Thank you Nathan.”
Anita, Kogarah Bay

Nicholas

Nicholas

JUNE 2017

“Nick is always encouraging and our son has gained great confidence in his school work. He has improved in confidence to do work by himself and has improved knowledge. Nick’s ability to adapt to what our son needs to work on that particular week is what I most liked as well as being always happy to adjust his time or day for our son’s other commitments. Recently, my son received the school’s “Mira Poljak Encouragement Award” for Improvement in Literacy.”
Natalie, Narraweena

Caitlin

Caitlin

MAY 2017

“Our daughter is totally engaged with Caitlin. She looks forward to the session and is always so proud of what she has has achieved.
We wanted a tutor who would help her see she is more than capable and build confidence, which is now definitely beginning to show.
Our daughter will now say math is one of her favourite subjects and the challenge of going beyond what they are studying in class is making her very proud of her achievements. We most like that Caitlin is always on time, she understands what we are trying to achieve and communicates with our daughter in a way that makes the session feel like fun. I also love that our email after the session gives me a lot of feedback on what they have worked on and our daughter’s attitude and efforts. I intend to continue with the sessions because I would like to think this is the beginning of a long term love of Maths rather than a fearing it.”
Linda, Newport

Joey

Joey

JUNE 2018

“Our tutor is such an inspiration to our kids. Each week they are always so keen to impress him. He has a special energy that they always try to emulate and extend themselves toward. He raises the level of expectation that the kids have of their own ability. He brings enthusiasm to his sessions and his wonderful sense of intelligent humour. The biggest milestone reached is mainly that my son was never a keen student – in fact quite the opposite. Our tutor is certainly helping him turn that corner, giving him the confidence to want to apply himself in the classroom. Keep up the great work!”
Toni, Avalon

Fiona

Fiona

MAY 2018

“Fiona has been fantastic. She has a really easy nature and has engaged with my son seamlessly. Fiona is able to guide him through his work in such a way that he positively responds and is enjoying the work- unbelievable! Our tuition hour is at 5.30 on a Friday and despite being the end of the week and having a young baby to deal with at home, Fiona turns up with a world of enthusiasm. I reckon for that alone she deserves to be tutor of the month! Our son has become more focused on his school work as he understands that it as important as his tuition work. He has become more focused on his school work as he understands that it as important as his tuition work. What I like most about Fiona is her ability to communicate and have a positive rapport with our son and it is good to see our son getting more comfortable with the format of testing that he has been working with our tutor on. Thanks for your tuition and good to see our son responding so well to her efforts.”
David, Mount Colah

Maddison

Maddison

April 2018

“Maddi is friendly, warm, patient and polite and has built a great rapport with our son. Our son is able to effectively get through the subject matter, resulting in significant improvement. In a short amount of time, our son has made significant progress with times tables and greatly improved with basic maths. Importantly, our son has gained a lot of self confidence and is starting to enjoy Maths! What I like mostly about our tutor is that she is friendly and patient!! She works well with our son and has clear explanation of what needs to be done and takes time to work through the tasks. She provides me with a brief update on progress at the end of the session.”
Michelle, Belrose

“Our tutor is very down to earth , patient, flexible and creative in her way of showing the girls how Maths builds year to year. Their confidence and results are improving every week. I have seen improvements in her understanding of all topics! She is very easy going and our daughter got into 5.3 Maths.”
Bec, Forestville

Nathan

Nathan

MARCH 2018

“Nathan is a perfect tutor for my son. He is extremely calm which comes across in his highly effective tutoring style of ‘partnering for success’. He has increased our son’s confidence so much and never makes him feel inadequate if he struggles to understand something, he simply finds a different way to explain it to him. Whilst Nathan is obviously there to improve our son’s Maths it is also lovely to hear them chat and have a bit of a laugh during ‘brain break’ moments. There is an enormous amount of trust in this tutoring relationship and that is mainly down to the way Nathan has built rapport and a ‘safe space’ in which our son feels very comfortable admitting when he doesn’t understand. I am not sure where our son would be with his Maths if we had not found Nathan via you. Thank you”
Jan, Seaforth

Salina

Salina

FEBRUARY 2018

“Salina is a mature and lovely person. She knows how to engage with our son and keep him engaged. Always advises me of a change in advance. The biggest improvement I have seen in my son is confidence, inevitably through our tutors’ confidence. Our son hated Maths and was not confident with numbers so I think all that our son has achieved is a milestone. The tutor is an asset to Alchemy.”
Rosie, Banksia

Yasming

Yasming

JANUARY 2018

“Yasming has done an amazing job getting my daughter to apply herself to Maths. My daughter looks forward to her sessions and is trying so much more than she used to. My daughter has received a merit award for significant improvement in her Maths work at school. What I like most about Yasming is that she is patient and thorough.”
Morwenna, Manly

Yin Yin

Yin Yin

DECEMBER 2017

“Yin Yin is punctual and enthusiastic. She is smiley and my daughter looks forward to seeing her. She is helping my daughter to become neater in her hand writing and helping her with Maths and English. I have seen great improvements from my daughter. She concentrates for the 1 hour of study. She enjoys doing small homework set by the tutor. She is trying to get neater. I like most about Yin Yin that she is nice and friendly and although we’ve only had 3 sessions so far, we have seen improvements. My son will now have tutoring too.”
Eri, Double Bay

John

John

NOVEMBER 2017

“John does an excellent job. He communicates concepts clearly and is encouraging and supportive with a natural flair for teaching whatever the subject. John has helped my son to lift his grades substantially this year while his pleasant manner and constructive approach make the tutoring sessions a positive experience that my son genuinely enjoys. The consequence is improved academic results and greater confidence. Exactly what one wants from a tutor.”
Mindy, Manly

Braden

Braden

OCTOBER 2017

“Braden is a very polite and confident young man. He is extremely knowledgeable in Biology. Our daughter has gained confidence with this topic and has not been afraid to sit her exams. Her marks have improved and she is happier at school. Braden is reliable and flexible with tutoring days. He has also shown that he knows Biology and can assist our daughter with what she is currently studying at school. Braden is great with our daughter and they also have a good laugh during the lessons. She was more comfortable to sit her exams and enjoys Biology now. She has a clearer understanding of this topic. For our daughter to have confidence and improved marks in Biology is exactly what we hoped for with tutoring.”
Kellie, Toukley

Madeline

Madeline

SEPTEMBER 2017

“Maddie was a brilliant tutor for our son in weeks up to the HSC. She helped his confidence, his writing style and has made a major difference to how he went about answering questions in the two Advanced English exams. Maddie went to extra efforts to give our son excellent advice on how to use quotes and specific examples from texts. She did her own research and provided great materials for the Shakespeare play he was studying although it wasn’t one that she had been familiar with before.
We thought she developed a good relationship with our son is a very short space of time which made the sessions much more productive as he was keen to take her great advice and help. Thanks again Maddie.”
Trish, Manly Vale

Evie

Evie

AUGUST 2017

“Evie is an incredible tutor. She always turned up on time with a positive attitude which is great from a parent’s point of view. However, she was not only a tutor for my daughter but also a very positive role model and mentor. She looked beyond just telling my daughter the knowledge, she also taught her how to study, how to take notes and what the marker is looking for. She took the time to get to know my daughter so she could find out how she retains knowledge and focused her sessions around this. She was a great fit for my daughter and she is extremely smart but still able to transfer the knowledge to my daughter so she would relate and understand it. Both my daughter and I were sad when my daughter finished Biology in the HSC as she will be sorely missed.”
Heather, Beacon Hill

Nathan

Nathan

JULY 2017

“I cannot stop praising Nathan for his dedication and commitment to supporting my son. Nathan comes prepared to each session and is very patient and supportive of my son. Nathan even sets additional tasks and shares his great tips and tricks for exams and in preparation for exams. This was especially useful for my son in completing his HSC this year. Nathan is supportive and encourages my son. Nathan makes him feel comfortable and so the session is always very productive.
Nathan is very flexible and accommodating around changing tutorial times from week to week. Nathan is well mannered and always acts in a professional manner. I also appreciate Nathan being so flexible around the tutorial times. Thank you Nathan.”
Anita, Kogarah Bay

Nicholas

Nicholas

JUNE 2017

“Nick is always encouraging and our son has gained great confidence in his school work. He has improved in confidence to do work by himself and has improved knowledge. Nick’s ability to adapt to what our son needs to work on that particular week is what I most liked as well as being always happy to adjust his time or day for our son’s other commitments. Recently, my son received the school’s “Mira Poljak Encouragement Award” for Improvement in Literacy.”
Natalie, Narraweena

Caitlin

Caitlin

MAY 2017

“Our daughter is totally engaged with Caitlin. She looks forward to the session and is always so proud of what she has has achieved.
We wanted a tutor who would help her see she is more than capable and build confidence, which is now definitely beginning to show.
Our daughter will now say math is one of her favourite subjects and the challenge of going beyond what they are studying in class is making her very proud of her achievements. We most like that Caitlin is always on time, she understands what we are trying to achieve and communicates with our daughter in a way that makes the session feel like fun. I also love that our email after the session gives me a lot of feedback on what they have worked on and our daughter’s attitude and efforts. I intend to continue with the sessions because I would like to think this is the beginning of a long term love of Maths rather than a fearing it.”
Linda, Newport

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