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We also got offers and scholarships for Magdalen college school in Oxford,In Westminster, we also got the top score in the exam, which can prove that the top in your class is the top in the whole UK!

R has heard back from Eton and has been offered a conditional place for 2024. We are all delighted and wanted to share the news with you as the Literacy Club played a big part in improving his literacy skills. As I told you, the habit of reading daily is still with him and long may it continue. 

I can sincerely say our experience with yourself has been wholly positive - I personally think both you and your team are fantastic and have been exemplary! (Mrs U)

I am sorry we missed the year 4 part of the course, I simply didn't know it existed but are very grateful to be part of it now. U was thrilled with the merits she received at school this week for her English work, which she said was thanks to the Literacy Club giving her a boost. 

Hello (Yien Lein), I just want to thank you and your team for helping E to gain confidence and realise her ability.  Even though it’s been a number of weeks she has attended your (Cygnets) classes, the improvement at school is measurable.  She has gone from being a frustrated pupil to one that enjoys her work and has achieved the headteachers award this term.  I have no doubt that your role in this is immense. I am extremely grateful as is E.  A huge thank you.

I would also like to mention that we are very grateful for all the support and guidance Y is getting in the literacy club. I wish I could record and send you the feedback her English teacher gave us during the BCS parents' meeting.  She was highly impressed by Y's creative writing and the progress she is making. We would like to thank Ahsan, Sulayman and you from the bottom of our hearts for nurturing and enabling her so well. 

Just wanted to let you know that J was offered a full fee place at KES and an academic scholarship at Solihull. He is both delighted and relieved in equal measure.  The accolade of a scholarship has boosted his confidence immeasurably and I've noticed that his own standards of written work have improved as he expects more of himself. Thank you for delivering such a fantastic literacy programme to the children, especially with the challenges of numerous lockdowns. His literacy journey really was transformative under your guidance and thankfully, his passion for reading continues.

Hi Rebecca. Y has received a scholarship offer from KEHS. Many thanks for all your hard work. KEHS had said Y did exceptionally well, and is considered one of 4 foundation scholars,

Hello Rebecca I hope you are well. I wanted to share our happy news that KEHS has offered a place for L with 20% Academic Scholarship ! EHS has also accepted L with 50% academic scholarship! We have decided L will go to KEHS as it is one of the best schools in West Midlands and England! She would not have achieved all these without you, her effort and ours…. Thank you very much once again!

Thank you appreciate all your support , T has thrived with your lessons and work you set . He is a happier child all round for the stimulation and challenge you have provided . Even if he doesn’t pass it has been the best thing we ever done for him 

We found the Cygnets Club is very much helpful for children to have a good learning habit, and A has learnt how to manege his time for doing all his school work and the homework from Cygnets Club. Also, he's (sic) develop his writing skills quite a lot. He likes reading, and this club helps him set better habit in choosing books, and in thinking and reflecting from his reading, as well as his speling skills. 

Dear Rebecca,hope you are well. H received KEHS offer today. We are very grateful for your help and faith in H. You said H has ability and capability to get into KEHS. Those words really helped. So I kept going. 11+ preparation is a very difficult journey for most of us. We are so lucky to have you guide us through. Praise the Lord and we are very very grateful. Thank you so much!

With God's grace B got a scholarship at KES. The letter came today. Thank you for all your hard work

Dear Rebecca, Goodmorning. I has cleared KEHS exam. She received an offer letter today ... she is very excited and happy 😊. She wanted me to Thankyou for your efforts and encouragement. You have been an immense force behind your students 😊😊. Thankyou !! Rebecca, I am particularly thankful to you for instilling the love of books and language in I. She is a mathematician but seeing her metamorphosis in English is amazing.

 I would like to take the opportunity to say thank you for allowing V to join the holiday clubs and letting her take part in the  Mock tests. They have been an immense help in her preparation.

Hi Rebecca,  good news. N received the academic scholarship offer from KEHS today. Many thanks for your greatest tuition.

Hi Rebecca X has received her English scholarship from KEHS through the post today. She has learned so much in the one year she was in literacy club. Not sure English scholarship is the same as academic scholarship. The feedback is that she’s done exceptionally well in English. Thank you for being such a wonderful tutor.

R is continuing to enjoy her journey at (Grammar school). She was also chosen as a school council and has done amazing work the previous term. I feel gratitude brimming from my heart when is I see her achieving new heights , thank you for having tutored her that really has been the foundation for her.

Hi Rebecca I hope you are well. I've got some lovely news to share with you....V got a scholarship offer from KEHS! So proud of her achievement! Thank you for giving V the opportunity to join the holiday clubs and to sit the independent mock exam in June. It really helped her confidence. I still can't believe it! I'm so happy!!

Happy to share that R recieved an offer from KEHS. A very sincere thank you to you both who guided her and taught her 🙏 She absolutely loved Ahsan's writing club Thank you once again for all the effort.Allah bless you 🤲

I wanted to let you know that I is thrilled about doing her best in your class. English was never her favourite subject, but this is what she said to me yesterday en route home from your class. ' There is something about Rebecca that inspires me, I like to listen to her. And I feel sad when the class ends.'

I was genuinely pleased to hear this. Thank you, Rebecca! Excellent teachers leave a long-lasting impression on students. I's favourite subject is Maths and she always dreaded English. Yesterday, her eagerness to learn more was sincere. I am sure she will see 'English and Reading' as a lifelong delight.

 I would like to mention how much L has enjoyed both her lessons with Ahsan and Book club with yourself, I have seen such an improvement in not only her literacy and language skills but also her confidence. Thank you 

I also wanted to thank you again for all your hard work and support during A's 11 plus journey. We were extremely happy with the tuition and I have no doubt that it contributed to A's success in all 3 exams. It has left her with a lasting appreciation and enthusiasm for English language and literature beyond the KS2 syllabus.

I just wanted to share N’s KES results. You will be pleased to know that N has been offered admission for year 7 at KES and has also secured academic scholarship for this.

We are all very grateful for both your help and teaching last year and can’t thank you enough for all your hard work. N is very happy and also wants to say thank you. He has found all the holiday clubs as well as writing club teachings very useful and highly recommends those to anybody who is preparing for KES.

Thank you for all of your support and effort, especially during lockdown. It was a very difficult year but you kept the children on track and organised, ensuring that there was minimal disruption.... We are extremely grateful and appreciative of all the hard work and effort you put in to ensure that the children succeeded. We did request a breakdown of A's scores from King Edwards and VR was her strongest subject. After skimming through the KS3 syllabus we realised just how much work you had covered beyond the curriculum. Your efforts have ensured A has a solid foundation in English which should serve her well through secondary school as well as securing her a grammar school place. 

E has learnt how to upgrade his vocabulary in his essays . He says the literacy club has increased his understanding of grammar ,synonyms and antonyms . His loves reading for  pleasure and has learnt to appreciate all different texts .He said Ahsan has been very kind and he’s loved being taught by him and by you in the holiday clubs . He will continue reading for the rest of his life .

We absolutely loved the video Rebecca and will forever be grateful for everything you have blessed us with. You and your exceptional team always go above and beyond and this rollercoaster of a journey has only been made achievable thanks to the dedication, passion and expertise of your love for teaching our children. Truly humbled and grateful. Everything from the book club to the awesome pre exam message about the ‘little test on Saturday’ and the LOTR video to the above.  Thank you ❤️

We really appreciate and thank you very much for all your hard work in shaping these young brains, not only with education but also so much more, especially teaching them about morals and values. V did not take any formal 11 plus math or NVR lessons but attended some Morine mock tests and did KEHS math lessons with her which were very helpful too. We are very happy with V's 11 plus scores. V’s class teacher recently told in the parents meeting that her reading age is 16years, highest in her class. I knew immediately and I give the credit to you for encouraging her to read and teaching her all these literacy skills in the past 2 years. Thank you for all your support. 

The benefit from literacy club for U  nit just for 11+, it will affect her whole life. You just not teach her academic, but also for her personality. She learned a lot from you! So Hugh thank to you and your team! She really loved the time in literacy club! Thank you very much!

I am so grateful to everyone at Literacy Club, he was tutored by the best!  Thank you so much Rebecca, you are an amazing tutor and inspirational role model for the children and parents! 

We r very pleased with her results, she couldn’t have done it without literacy club. Thank you very much for your support throughout two years. I’ve never  come across such an organise person like u, it’s been truly pleasure for B to be the part of literacy club. She has really enjoyed in Ahsan’s class this year n he’s been brilliant ... I mite not b good with words  Rebecca but truly appreciate all the efforts n hard work of urs n ur amazing teams especially Ahsans

Thank you Rebecca! I’m in absolute awe of your dedication towards the children at literacy club. With you and your team, in this pandemic, they have not only  learned English but life skills and the ability to believe in themselves.

Can I just say a big thank you to you and Sulayman for the amazing work you do at LC, it has given B such a boost.

Thank you SO much to you both for all your input and effort- you have been amazing. Your guidance, advice and support along the way has been invaluable.

Ahsan can I take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for everything you have done for R. He will admit that this is his favourite class and enjoys this lesson immensely. I feel that’s down to you and your teaching style. And the few times I have had the pleasure of meeting you, you have been so pleasant and approachable. Credit to you.

Dear Rebecca, I wanted to tell you that it has been an amazing educational journey for N with Ahsan. She has come leaps and bounds in her English. The support, essay feedback, encouragement, lessons- material and the way they have been conducted - everything has been exceptional. I really can’t thanks Ahsan enough for such amazing improvement in N’s English. Because of his guidance, creative writing and comprehension has become N’s strong subject now. You have a great team and a big thank you to all of you for the efforts you put into teaching our children.

I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you have done for A over the past two years. The time has flown by and sadly come to an end. 
All your efforts and commitment towards A is very much appreciated- and she has indeed come a very long way since starting the literacy club ( with your support and dedication). I also wanted to say a huge thank you for supporting us when times were very difficult financially this year.May God keep you happy kind and caring as you always are. I cannot begin to explain how much easier this made payments this year when I couldn’t see a way out. 
You will be greatly missed by A but  we will keep in contact.

O has really enjoyed being taught by Ahsan over the last six months. He is a motivational and supportive teacher. She strives to do her homework well, because she is always politely encouraged by him. She looks forward to her class every week. I have found Ahsan and Dina to be very professional and courteous in all our encounters. She has requested to continue being tutored by him in year 5.... which in itself is a huge stamp of approval!

I want to begin by letting you know how impressed we are with M's progress following the Early Bird classes. A few weeks back he was lacking real enthusiasm and now he's become quite motivated, and is enjoying the work, thank you! 

I wanted to thank you for the programme you have put together. I wish I had known about it earlier. O really enjoys her lessons and told me that Ahsan is nice and that he's a good teacher. It's really important for me that she enjoys the lessons as she has a lot on with all the other demands she has.  I have found Ahsan and Dina to be incredibly supportive and a pleasure to liaise with. They were very understanding when I wasn't as organised as I should have been. Ahsan was also brilliant with guiding me through all the different things I needed to get my head around at the beginning ...anyway, I just wanted to feedback that you have a great team.

J has been with Ahsan since February and always found him to be friendly, approachable and encouraging. Certainly with his support, J has gradually increased his reading quite considerably and is reading well in excess of 150 pages per week.  He tackles his homework with enthusiasm and really enjoys English, particularly his lessons.
In my opinion, the Zoom lessons have been very well structured and organised. They have given an insight into both yours and Ahsan's teaching style.  Ahsan is enthusiastic, encouraging and engages the children well. 

(To Ahsan) Your meaningful and effective essay feedback is brilliant  We think you are doing a wonderful job and wanted to thank you for that. 

My daughter is a pupil in Ahsan’s Writing Club and we have found Ahsan to be extremely knowledgeable and experienced.  Ahsan shows a level of dedication and knowledge that goes above and beyond what I expected as a parent.  The feedback that Ahsan gives on my daughter’s work is very detailed and it is evident that a lot of time has been spent reviewing such.  I have a fair amount of experience with the 11 plus process given that I have older children.  This experience has benefited me greatly in comparing different tutors and I can honestly say, Ahsan is by far, one of the best tutors I have encountered and therefore, Ahsan comes highly recommended from us.

And also thanks a lot to you and Sulayman, you both made a big difference in T this year, he improved a lot and his attitude to learning is totally changed. He started to say, “I love English more than any other subjects.” 😊 Really appreciate both of your time and help especially in reading club too. 

After much cajoling from me,  ** primary school held a spelling bee last week to coincide with World Book day.
I am proud to say E won the Year 5 competition!

R has been offered a place in Camphill.
She has also received an academic scholarship at KEHS.
We have decided to send her to KEHS.
We as a family, thank you for helping and guiding her throughout this journey.
Thank you.

We received the KEHS offer letter yesterday, and G was offered the scholarship. Although we are still considering which school to choose (between KEHS and Camp Hill), it is very likely we will take the offer. Since grammar schools will change the admission requirements, we are concerned about the standard... I completely agree that the competition for independent school will become more intense.

I am truly thankful for your help along all this journey. And G improved a lot in English since she took on your tuition. She loves reading and creative writing in general. 

Y is very proud to be one of your students and she said you are the best English teacher forever.

M has been offered an academic scholarship at KEHS.
Thank you for your immense support and help with her education..

L says 'A big Thank You' to you.
We as a family, thank you for all your support and guidance, and giving L the wonderful opportunity of being in Literacy Club. 
Thank you.

Thank you very much for your kind help on X's study. Her English and writing skills improved significantly in the past 1.5 years with your continuous support. I believe this  will not only benefit her 11+exam but also lay a very solid foundation for her overall academic study in a long term. 
We are thankful for all the time and effort made by you and all the assistants and will definitely recommend you to our friends and colleagues. Thanks again. 

Thank you so much for all the effort and dedication you have shown.

He surpassed our expectations! We are thinking Camp Hill but awaiting the KES results and will then decide. He has prospered in English and vocabulary thanks to Literacy Club and we are extremely grateful and pleased. It was most definitely not his forte ... but all the preparation paid off. Do give Sulayman our regards and thanks as well.

I am writing to say thank you so much for all your efforts in helping 
F towards the 11+ and KES exams.
We couldn't have done it without your support.
You worked tirelessly and my wife and I (and F!) really 
appreciate your efforts.

Just to let you know, B has been awarded the Foundation Scholarship from KES based on his performance in the entrance exam . He is one of five in that year group and will be receiving a medal this Wednesday on Founder’s Day. I wanted to thank you on this occasion for your hard work and support . 

A has had the most enjoyable time at The Literacy Club and was quietly disappointed when the Sunday classes and holiday clubs came to an end. The workshops next week are some consolation that it is not completely over yet.

 Thank you for making it possible for A to have this opportunity and enjoy it too.

I love how you look out for the overall well being of the child

Thank you for all your support this past two years.  I also wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing role model Salah has been for the children.  May God grant him continued success in his future endeavours! D will pop down at some point after the test to bring him a token of his gratitude!

Hope you're well and enjoying teaching!
Z has been offered Camp Hill Boys which was also our first choice.
I would also like to thank you again for being such a kind and inspirational teacher and mentor. He is really happy.
Thanks again!

N has been offered a place at Camp Hill Girls and we have accepted it. Thank you for taking us through this journey and we couldn’t have made it without you. She has asked me to tell you that she is most grateful for your guidance and will take with her the love for learning which you ignited and instilled in her. Our journey with you comes to an end here, you shall always be remembered with fondness and gratitude.
Keep teaching, you bring a passion for knowledge in so many young minds.
Thank you

Thank you for all your patience, understanding and consistency with each of my children, it has been greatly appreciated and has provided them with a good solid foundation to take forward. I can hardly imagine life without a word list now! May God make it easy for you to keep doing your wonderful work.

I just want to let you know that C absolutely loves the writing club. After her first lesson, she said, "Mum, I wish we would have writing club every week! I don't like it, I love it!"  Thank you so much for bringing so much fun to writing club!

We would just like to mention that we are very happy with your teaching method and also with your friendly environment you created in the classroom .R has developed a lot during this year.

I was told that the progress she has made has been amazing. Not only have her marks gone up significantly at school but apparently she is a different person altogether in class, more confident, proactive and contributes more.
I wanted to thank you for all your hard work and support with M's work.
We are very grateful for all your effort and keeping us on our toes even when it feels incredibly hard. THANK YOU..
I just wanted to say a big thank you too for your hard work and organisation! 
J has improved so much with his English work, leading to great progress at school, so much so he received the school English prize for his year group and a brilliant school report.

Thank you Sulayman for your very positive impact on D.....we are  very pleased  that D  is gaining confidence. 

I would just like to say a massive Thank you to Sulayman.
Thank you for supporting J throughout the year, I know it's not been easy.
I appreciate everything you have done. 

(To Sulayman) H scored ** in her grammar test, we are very pleased with her result.
I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for all the time and effort you put in for H to get this far, she scored ** in her English section which demonstrates just how valuable your club is.

Thank you for helping M and you'll see him again at the Writing Clubs. Thank you for believing in him and also for your efforts with all the children attending the Literacy Club.

Thank you again for all of the help you did for H- there will never be enough words for me to express my gratitude. You have made an incredible difference to his life by steering him towards a school out of Small Heath

Good News, N  has been offered a 25% KES scholarship and assisted place. We want to thank you once again... we were told he did very well in English and he could not have done it without you. N ... has the pick of Camp Hill and KES, something we were dreaming about for him when we first introduced him to the Literacy Club.

When he first joined the Literacy Club he was eight and because he is a summer baby it was obvious that his literacy skills would benefit from improvement (seeing that he was not reading that much). Now he enjoys reading a lot more and we are very proud of his LearnThatWord achievements and the fact he has read a few classics.

The Literacy Club has been a complete success even if D does not go to Grammar School as his literacy skills have improved along with his confidence. He has made good friends and hopefully some of them may end up going to the same secondary school.

We will recommend the Literacy Club to everyone we come across. You should be very proud of your efforts in helping all the children achieve their dreams.

Thank you for all your sincere hard work with the children. You have kept them happy, motivated and been a shoulder of strength to us as parents. Z has thoroughly enjoyed the past 2 years and has flourished in her literacy levels more so she is becoming passionate about reading harder books for leisure. 
We all feel emotional as it's the end of the road, we will miss your smiling face. Many times Z has said to me that Rebecca is the best teacher. Thank you for being a friend to our children.

B chose KEHS and we couldn't be happier. It's what we always wanted for her. Thank you for all your hard work with her.

I have accepted a place at Camp Hill Boys and A is very excited about starting there. Thank you once again for all your hard work and advice. 

Once again just want to send you our heart-felt thanks to you ! 
Thank you for your hard work, professional tutoring and nurturing. It's our luck to have you along C's journey of seeking a better education, aiming to lay a solid foundation for her future academic pursue (sic). Really appreciate your tutoring, guidance and inspiration all through the time. I do strongly recommend you  to any of my friends asking me for 11+ tuition

Fantastic news..A made it into Camp Hill! We are all so pleased for him. Thank you so much for all your hard work. Could NOT have done it without you and without our prayers :)

Just wanted to let you know I have accepted a place at KE Five Ways for D. Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort with him-  and not giving up on him.

Thank you for all your help and commitment. A has benefited greatly from the literacy club. 

Many thanks for your exemplary support to N over the last couple of months.
He has developed a taste for reading after joining the Literacy Club and really enjoyed your sessions including the holiday clubs.

Thank you for all your hard work and commitment.

I have seen in the holidays that H has improved quite a lot since he has been with you, and I am very grateful to you.

My child has really enjoyed attending the literacy club and has really learned a lot from what he knew before he started the literacy club.

It has been a memorable and rewarding experience for S to be a part of the Literacy Club. As we come to the end of our journey together in his learning, he moves on as a more confident, resilient and informed learner. He takes with him love for literature and books which he imbibed during your lessons. Mere thanks would not suffice, for you have made such an impact on him. Whatever the outcome of 11+, S has already emerged as a winner! Please continue with problem solving clubs, S loved them!

L has progressed well over the last past year due to the excellent tuition by his tutor. Thank you so much.

I'm very happy with all aspects of the literacy club. I have taken my sons to many tuition centres and so far this has been the best. I have not come across such a dedicated tutor like Rebecca.

The rewards offered for being on time and reading etc. are all good ways of keeping kids interested. Games, fun way of learning again keeps kids interested. Thank you.

Thank you for all your efforts, concern, care for the children. Your teaching and subject knowledge has been excellent.

(After receiving Queen Mary's examination results): Thank you, thank you so much. Now I can jump for joy. I feel so happy for H. All his hard work has paid off. Thank you for everything you have done for him. I can not thank you enough.

The teaching is excellent. Rebecca has dedication for what she does. I would recommend the club

F has been getting full marks at school. He said everything you have taught him helped. 

I wanted to drop you a note to say a heartfelt thank you for the support you have given L ... he got a lot from your sessions and it's really helped him in the build up to the exam. He speaks very highly and positively of his time with you - thank you. 

We cannot express our gratitude enough for all your hard work and dedication you have shown for A. His confidence has grown and his knowledge in vocabulary is now exceptional thanks to you.