English Literature and Language (11+, 13+, 16+, GCSE, A-level, IB)
History, Philosophy, Politics & RS (GCSE, A-level, IB)
Entrance exams (13+, 16+)
Interviews, revision methods, all forms of essay
“Naomi was a huge help to us. Not only was she a committed tutor, helping to bring our boy's philosophy grades up from an E to an A/B, but she was also a source of motivation which helped him get through the hardest parts of his revision and exams. Her mentorship was an inspiration and kept him focused. We would highly recommend Naomi. ”
Parent, Harrow School, 2023
“Hi Naomi, I got my English Literature results and I'm so happy! Thank you so much for everything you have done for me!”
IGCSE student, 90% A *, 2023
“Dear Naomi, I would like to share my happiness. My daughter finished school with gold medal, scored 41 points at IB, and got an unconditional offer to UCL. Thanks a lot for your support.”
Parent of IB student, 2023
We want to express our gratitude for the incredible guidance and support you provided to Isaac during his preparations to study in the UK. Your dedication, passion, and exceptional teaching skills have had a profound impact on his academic journey.
Thanks to your classes, he is now thriving as an academic scholar at Harrow, and we couldn't be happier with his progress. Isaac would always look forward to these classes, and we couldn't recommend Naomi highly enough!
Your unwavering commitment to Isaac's education has made all the difference and for this we are truly grateful.
Thank you so much!
Maggie Wong, parent of Harrow scholar
“Naomi began tutoring our daughter Kyla in Year 11 for GSCE English Literature when we moved to Malaysia from England and her school was unable to support Kyla because they followed a different Exam Board and Syllabus than the one she was being taught in England. Kyla was very anxious at first as she did not feel that studying on her own with just a weekly tutorial from Naomi would be sufficient for her to pass the exam. Slowly but surely Naomi developed Kyla's confidence in her abilities and not only did she pass but she was awarded an A*. Naomi is not only a brilliant tutor but she became very much a life coach and mentor to Kyla and helped her in so many other ways than just helping her pass an exam. We cannot recommend her highly enough. A brilliant tutor and an inspirational person.”
With many thanks Kevin, Dewi, and Kyla, 2023
“Excellent experience with Naomi. Very professional, a lot of patience too. She has engaged well with our son and has motivated him.”
"Hi Naomi, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for helping us, especially me, out! I really really appreciate everything you do for us and I actually am the happiest person having you as my English tutor. You are an amazing and an extremely kind person and you have really influenced my decision to go to CLC in a good way) I hope that it goes well and fingers crossed, I will get in.. Also, thank you very much for always bringing up my self-confidence:) with your help right now I am positive that if I study there, I will try to always reach for my full potential and believe in myself no matter what. Thank you soooo much for everything !!!"
- IB student, Wellington, 2022
“Naomi is very approachable and understanding. She asks relevant questions to help build a background before starting the tuition. She gives a feedback soon after each lesson and answers queries promptly and explicitly. I have found working with her quite helpful as she shows an accurate understanding and judgement of the student’s need and how to progress them. I am still enjoying working with her. Highly recommended.”
“Naomi is a very skilled tutor who knows her stuff and knows how to deliver! Not only that, but she genuinely cares for her student and is a delight to speak to. I contacted her for help with revision for of my A level courses in history and philosophy. When I voiced my concerns in our first introduction session, she was very positive, gave great feedback and was able to draw out a plan for how we could tackle the issue. She helped me to find my learning style through different techniques and brushed me up on my knowledge of my courses and essay technique along the way. She’s very affective with the way she teaches and she makes it enjoyable too. I look forward to continue working with Naomi more in the future!”
"When we met Naomi my daughter was struggling with her Religious Studies preparing for GCSE at school. Naomi helped my daughter enormously with the preparation, which after two months, she jumped from grade 4 to grade 7. She also supported my daughter with her personal statement for university and gave her a huge amount of encouragement to boost her confidence in herself. I would recommend her for being a tutor and coach. We really enjoyed working with Naomi."
- Parent, 2022
“Really strong start tutoring my son on Philosophy. In only a short period of time (a matter of weeks), we have seen significant improvement. As a parent, I particularly like the post session voice memo update keeping me close to the detail of his progress.”
- Parent 2022
"There’s so much I can talk about when it comes to Naomi, from making me properly understand how to write an essay, to going to events at the UEA to help with academic networking, to help in careers planning. Within two months of being tutored by her, my grades in Religious Studies shot up from an E to consistent A’s and A*’s, and my experience with her has actually changed the way I think. She helped me write my personal statement which (after 17 different versions) got me an offer to study at Durham University when my grades were CDE – without her help my chances of going to a good university would have been slim-to-none.
So as not to waffle, I’ll just say that if you are thinking of hiring a tutor, then there’s no better choice in the whole of East Anglia than Naomi Sutherland. Not only is she always warm, smart and likeable but goes above and beyond all possible expectations to see her students succeed. She has single-handedly set me up for a more successful academic life and career than I ever could have managed without her, and I can guarantee that I won’t forget her for as long as I live."
- Philosophy A-level student, 2020
“Max improved a lot over the very short time Naomi tutored him. Naomi strengthened Max’s ability to express himself briefly which I’m very pleased about. Naomi is also very encouraging and remains positive even when Max’s work was mediocre at first. In the end, Max was able to do a Westminster English scholarship paper after guidance from Naomi which I personally think was an amazing feat for a Year 6 boy. Overall, Naomi has been very helpful in preparing Max for assessments and examinations for 13+ schools.”
- Parent, Westminster Scholarship, 2020
“Naomi is an excellent tutor and mentor, who has personally helped me with a multitude of tasks, from things such as English homework to putting university plans together. I would highly recommend her, even purely based off of her personality, her caring attitude towards her students is unparalleled in any tutor I have had, not to mention her ability to help you with any task, she's extremely intelligent and capable. She also has an inspiring way of helping students achieve their goals, with an entirely flexible attitude suited to all and every student.”
- GCSE student, King’s School, 2018
Naomi helped me in many different ways from completing my IB, to finding my path, to shaping my career in the right direction. Naomi has tutored me since I was very young and I found classes with her extremely useful. I was struggling with IB Diploma and Naomi helped me with improving my English skills. After completing my IB, I started to work for the Aurora Organisation, which I enjoyed a lot, but Naomi helped me to realise my true passion. Now I work for one of the largest PR companies in the world - Edelman in the UK - and I love what I do. Thank you, Naomi
- Edelmam UK intern, 2019
We are very grateful to Naomi for being such a professional, considerate and sincere English tutor to our two daughters who are both studying overseas in the U.K. As a parent it is very reassuring to know that our daughters are in safe hands. My youngest (CLC) has been studying with Naomi for over half a year, and obtained a grade 8 in her English GCSEs. What an achievement! My eldest (Westonbirt), whose English ability is rather weak, has also made significant improvements in both her skills and attitude towards learning under Naomi’s guidance. We had thought Naomi only tutored the academically gifted, but her work with our eldest has shown she can work with all different kinds of students.
- Parent of two daughters, Shanghai, 2019
“Lessons have been highly productive and progress was made at an incredible rate: after every lesson I feel secure and reassured that I have made some form of improvement - whether it be on specific skills or just general confidence-boosting. I also won a Scholarship to Westminster school, which was the icing on the cake! Thank you so much Naomi!”
- GCSE student, CLC, 2018
"Studying in a foreign country with a foreign curriculum, being tutored by Naomi not only allowed me to achieve an A* in IGCSE English Language a year early but the confidence and essay and interview experience necessary to achieve a place at a top UK girls school known for its high academia. Naomi was the ideal tutor, her passion and talent as a tutor made our lessons both worthwhile and enjoyable."
- GCSE student, St Mary's Ascott, 2018
“For me the tutoring helped me a lot. Not only did you help me fill in my knowledge gaps but you also didn’t pressurise me at all so I didn’t worry about my English. I was able to think more clearly when working with you in comparison to working in class where I couldn’t always ask for help or I was unable to make valid points that was relevant to what we were doing. I was more confident with you and due to not having my classmates around me who would often make all the points in class, when it came to the exam I was confident enough in myself to be able to make points, analyse and write a concise answer without doubting myself.”
- GCSE student, St Mary’s Ascott, 2018
"I approached Strategy Tutors about their Early Careers Planning report, following some questions I had about work placements for my daughter over the summer. With a thorough and detailed analysis, the ECP report outlined her character and natural tendencies very accurately, and then aligned them to projects that she could explore after she finished her school exams. It was a huge confidence boost for her to be reminded of her special abilities (which had been forgotten or lost at her competitive school), and as result of the report, she will be doing voluntary work and start her own T-shirt making business, which we hope will improve her chances of getting into university and employment down the line. Her academics have also greatly improved as a result of the her new found confidence - with straight A’s in her core subjects. We very much recommend the ECP from Strategy Tutors - thank you!”
- Parent, Hong Kong/London, 2017
"Naomi has been tutoring my son for an extensive period of time, the story started in preparing to enter Dauntsey's school after having no background in essay writing to the required standard, the entrance test was successfully passed. Nikita went far beyond his comfort zone as Naomi guided him on the "out of the box" crusade, I witnessed basic English transforming into complex phrases complimented by developing a unique style. This required an enormous amount of effort and patience from Naomi's side which is much appreciated. The English educational system is demanding in terms of being able to express opinions by using extensive vocabulary which is a challenge for an Overseas pupil. Nikita has gradually improved his grades in English to B level within 2 consecutive terms as well as developed an emotional tie with Naomi which encourages "can do" attitude and diligence to study hard in general.".
- Parent, June 2016
"I am very delighted to have Naomi as my tutor as she has continuously helped through the IB English Language and Literature and TOK course over the past 8 months. With her guidance I have been able to achieve top grades in school (I got the highest of my school), and gain a better understanding of what the IB course entails. During GCSEs, I was not very confident in English, but after having lessons with Naomi online through Skype, I feel much more confident in English, as well as writing in general. In the past 8 months, I have enjoyed every single session with her and I hope to continue having lessons with her in the coming school year!"
- IB English student, Hong Kong, June 2016
"Tutoring with Naomi was fantastic for our daughter Belén. Coming from the Spanish educational system and being based in Madrid, applying for an English boarding school was always going to be a challenge. But working conveniently from home in Madrid she could have her sessions with Naomi online through Skype. Naomi would do quite a thorough preparation to understand Belen’s specific needs and prepare each lesson. The result was that Belén very much enjoyed every single session, and particularly the variety of subjects and exercises covered making them fun and challenging. After about five months of preparation, Belén excelled at her common entrance exams for St. Mary’s Ascott not only being accepted but also obtaining an academic scholarship. We very much thank Naomi for her tutoring."
- Parent, Madrid, April 2016
''I am impressed and very happy with the progress my daughter has made this year both in terms of improving her writing skills and expanding her vocabulary, and her progress is certainly a product of Naomi’s dedication and teaching skills. Naomi is a very thoughtful and diligent teacher, she really tries to find a tailor-made approach to each student and to make difficult and challenging exercises entertaining. She also keeps very close track of her students’ progress, which helps her focus on problem areas, as well as encourage students by highlighting improvements. I would emphatically recommend Naomi to any parents who would like to find a skilled and responsible English tutor for their kids.''
- Parent, Moscow, Oct 2015
''Naomi has been working with my daughter for several years. Her support in essay writing ahead of entry exams to the IB programme was invaluable to my daughter. Thanks to Naomi’s help, my daughter's essays have become a result of deep thinking and thorough analysis. Naomi has continued to be a homework support in History and English because of the demands of the programme and her work has been indispensable. I would highly recommend Naomi.’'
- Parent, Moscow, 2015