"The major benefits from my son’s time with Stephen were helping him to break down into bite size pieces the various prose and poetry texts and really think about the context and meaning of the words. His organisation and work layout improved greatly and this in turn helped with concentration.
The homework set for him each week mirrored what had been taught and was a good rehearsal factor. Above all, Stephen’s encouragement and patience together with his background within the educational system was a huge factor in Hamish getting an A in his English language and is a fabulous testament to Stephen’s guidance and his ability to motivate Hamish."
M G Exeter
"Stephen McConnell is one of the most gifted teachers I have ever met. Both of my children (now aged 18 and 16) made fabulous progress with him at GCSE and A level, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Stephen is a highly experienced teacher who knows his subject inside out. He quickly developed an excellent rapport with each of my children and they thoroughly enjoyed his lessons. Stephen's lessons were always thoroughly planned and personally tailored to my children's individual needs. He was able to adapt his teaching to their respective learning styles, which ensured that they each obtained optimal benefit from every lesson.
Stephen's manner is absolutely lovely and he is kind and encouraging. My son and daugher both grew enormously in confidence over the four years that they worked with him. A fabulous, gifted and highly experienced teacher with a lovely manner. I would recommend him unreservedly. "