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Penelope Swift - One Step Ahead

Both parents and pupils have enjoyed and benefited from One Step Ahead Tutoring. These are just some of the comments we've received:

I am exceptionally grateful for recommending Mike to tutor my daughter through her QTC exam. I am very pleased to advise you that she has now passed her QTS exam, she said from the first lesson with Mike that her confidence had grown and after just 5 lessons she was ready to retake the exam. Many thanks for being so professional and for your excellent customer contact throughout. We are very glad we contacted you. I would highly recommend your services to anyone needing extra tuition.


I was delighted with the tutoring provided by Penelope overall she was able to offer us the full package as my Daughter and I felt welcomed within her home and felt at ease with the learning process. Every week, my Daughter came home feeling a lot more confident! Penelope always covered aspects of my Daughter’s choice and she was also able to offer a deeper insight as well as improving her understanding towards many aspects of the subject. My Daughter says that by attending individual sessions it enabled her to regain her enjoyment of the subject and also to feel confident about her forthcoming ‘A’ level exams. It was always a pleasure attending the weekly tutoring and knowing that the support continued when I got home as I knew that if we had any questions there was always a prompt email response. As a parent, I was able to feel content with the knowledge that my daughter was in a safe and secure environment and that each week further goals were being achieved. We would thoroughly recommend Penelope Swift as a tutor to anyone as we were so pleased with the experience.

Year 13 student - Bristol

My year 5 son progressively matured and gained confidence in his academic abilities throughout his first year with OSA, he is looking forward  to continuing  this valuable support next year. Thank you Sandy.

Mrs. R, Weston, Bath

I just wanted to say that I felt really confident that you had identified which areas the children needed to work on, and took the trouble to understand what interested them so they would enjoy it! I was also very grateful for your help in enabling Jonathan to be awarded a scholarship at his new school.

Mrs. M, Bath

The service my children received from One Step Ahead Tutoring has been fantastic. The tutoring was arranged quickly, with friendly tutors and most importantly for me, with flexibility.

Mrs. D, Bath

I just wanted to say that from my personal experience, One Step Ahead Tutoring was exceptional. My daughter's tutor was invaluable. She was very specific in assessing her exact needs. Florence achieved all 5’s in her SATS results this year. I'm over the moon and so proud of her because I know how much she struggled with her English work.

Mrs. M, Bath

My son Mark's confidence and grades have benefitted greatly from his one-to-one tuition with OSA. He has enjoyed his lessons and worked hard. The tutors have been kind, thoughtful, supportive and encouraging. He is now well prepared to start his GCSE course in September.

Mrs. A, Bath

Individual tutoring has been great for me. It was easy to get on well with the tutors as they are so friendly and more than anything, my confidence in the subjects improved immensely.

Andrew, GCSE student

I feel and my teacher feels like I’m a new person in Maths! Thank you a million.

Kelly, Y5

I like coming to Maths because it gives me confidence when I am at school and because I have made a massive improvement in tests.

Jacob, Y3

One step Ahead is good fun, it’s helped me learn new words to read and spell and write in a fun way. I love coming to these lessons.

Josh, Y3

I enjoy coming to Helen’s lessons, it’s really fun, and it’s helped me a lot. It’s easy to understand and it makes me happier at school. I especially like doing the Maths game Number Shark.

Ella, Y3