Emma Mawdsley Tutoring

Boosting your child's confidence

Customer Testimonials


I can honestly say that Emma inspired my ten year old daughter in English. Not only did she become an avid reader but she even started taking notes on the structures and literary devices used so that she could apply them to her own writing. I can recommend Emma with the greatest confidence.  Parent, Faringdon

I cannot praise Emma highly enough and would not hesitate to recommend her as a tutor. 

Over the last few months I have seen my daughter flourish and make significant improvement in her English, particularly her creative writing and planning. Her confidence and self-belief is visibly growing with each week. The sessions are tailored to my daughter’s needs; they are well-planned, well-structured and fun. Thank you, Emma.    

Mrs Lawson, Faringdon

Emma's gentle encouragement in English has helped my son's confidence grow to the point that it is now one of his favoured subjects at secondary school. From having been inhibited in his creative writing, with the help of Emma's clear planning and structure, he is now able to bring great humour and imagination to his stories. It is also a delight to see him reading books for pleasure and not just his old football magazines! Parent, Faringdon

We are extremely grateful for Emma's teaching. Her ability to listen ‎with a patient and kind ear helped boost our daughter's confidence. Perhaps most impressive is Emma's knack of inspiring a child to want to work hard and learn more. Mrs Stanley-Evans, Faringdon 

Emma taught my daughter English at school and was her form tutor. I think she was excellent and would definitely recommend her.  Mrs C Webb, Faringdon

Emma tutored my daughter in preparation for a 13+ English exam.  She was an enormous help in keeping my daughter calm and focused and teaching her a structure for the creative writing task and how to approach the comprehension.  Her sessions were hugely positive, constructive and confidence building and contributed significantly to my daughter's success in the examAnn Mortimer

Amazing, I cannot thank Emma enough for the help she has given our 11 year old daughter. Starting the school year with very low self esteem, especially in maths, she has now flourished and her confidence has grown immensely. Cannot recommend Emma highly enough. Thank you. Jo

When my son, Matthew, was given a U in his mock GCSE English Language exams, we knew we had to find him a tutor, at the earliest opportunity. We found Emma, through a recommendation. Within a few weeks of working with Emma, Matthew& his teachers could see a considerable difference in the content of his work. I am very proud to say that Matthew achieved a grade C in his English Language GCSE, with an A in his class work. I am in no doubt that the skills and confidence that Emma gave Matthew played a pivotal part in him achieving his grades. Mrs W, Carterton

"With only a few months until my daughter's GCSE exams, I realised that she was struggling to make sense of her English Language subject and that she really needed help in this area. Although quite late in the day to be doing catch up, Emma squeezed Hannah in for lessons until she sat her exams. I noticed that even after the first lesson, Hannah's understanding became clearer and, by the date of the exam, she approached the exams with confidence. I truly believe that without Emma's expert guidance and patience, my daughter would not have achieved her grade in order for her to be accepted on her A Level college course. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Emma's services and only wish I had known about them earlier." Mrs H, Buscot.

We needed a tutor at fairly short notice for our daughter who was about to sit an 11+ style entrance exam (a set of 4 in fact). We found Emma through a web search and what a godsend she was. She added polish and "exam" confidence to our daughter's already good ability and she subsequently sailed through her exams with distinction. We would thoroughly recommend Emma to anyone needing a tutor. Mr M, Hungerford.