Our tutors must be outstanding; it is as simple as that! Whether we are tutoring for the 11+, St. Anselm's, Upton Hall or to simply boost maths and English skills, we insist that our tutors are nothing less than exceptional. Not only just selected for considerable experience and skill, they must also be proven to engage, motivate, energise and inspire our students. Its sounds cheesy, we know, but it’s true! To believe it you only have to see the children in action for a few minutes at the end of each session – they are living proof!
Our tutors work hard in every session, constantly interacting to identify and support areas for development in all students of all abilities, ensuring no one is left behind and everyone continues to improve. We strive for the highest of educational standards, we will only use fully qualified and dedicated teachers, all teachers are fully DBS checked and finally, to fit in with the gang, they must be nerdy and proud of it.
About me: "I started ELC 5 years ago as a small business that focused on 11+ tutoring. However, like the acorn it has grown and grown. We now provide tutoring across Wirral for the 11+, Upton Hall and St. Anselm's exams. I love seeing ELC students make huge strides of progress and achieve levels that they may never have believed possible."
Nerdy thought: "What isn't there to love about maths? Just why is the Fibonacci sequence of numbers found all over our world... including sunflowers."
About me: "I decided to join ELC after trying my hand at a few other roles - being a mystical ninja, trapeze artist etc. Nothing brings about the same satisfaction as inspiring young minds to achieve their dreams. This is why I love tutoring at ELC as I am able to bring all of my passion into the classroom. I really enjoy the St. Anselm's sessions that we offer where our boys get to be extra creative with their writing."
Nerdy thought: "Do what you love, love what you do!"
About me: "I've been working at ELC for about a year and love being part of it. Seeing the confidence of my students increase on a weekly basis is a real joy. They are genuinely excited to come in and say how they have done in their latest Maths test or which nerdy word they have used this week in school.
Nerdy thought: "If you're watching a sunset, someone on the other side of the earth is watching the same sun rise."
About me: "I'm a recent addition to the ELC team but I've been teaching almost 20 years. My favourite thing about tutoring is that moment when a student has what I call a 'blue sky moment' - the clouds part and they see something clearly for the first time. It's great to see their faces when this happens. As an ex-Upton student myself I love nothing more than seeing ELC girls be hugely successful in the Upton exam after our tutoring provision.
Nerdy thought: "The technology that I used to watch in Star Trek and dream about having is the technology children have in their lives today."
About me: "I have been teaching in schools for 10 years and after having my daughter I fancied a change. I was born to teach and love seeing the light bulb moments in children's eyes, working with children at ELC allows me to see these moments on a daily basis." I love working with either the Year 4 or Year 5 students and helping them boost their literacy and numeracy skills.
Nerdy thought: "I love looking at the stars and I can't believe that as I look up at the night sky some of those stars no longer exist."