REVIEWS FROM FORMER
STUDENTS & COLLEAGUES
I REALLY LOVED HER STYLE OF TEACHING
Ms. Woody taught me IGCSE history in China for two years. I really loved her style of teaching and was amazed by her outstanding English proficiency regarding grammar, wording, and essay writing. She helped to proofread my history essay and taught me how to find sources of information and give the correct citations. I really loved working with her as her student and really appreciated her dedicated effort. I can say that every one of her lessons was well-prepared and well-presented. I really want to be her student again if possible.
CHENGYI - AN IGCSE HISTORY STUDENT, CHINA
AN EXTRAORDINARY TEACHER
Ms. Woody is really an extraordinary teacher. She manages to balance fun and work in her teaching and always promotes creativity. She read a lot of my writings and would always give me excellent feedback. Every week I progressed more and more and it was showing in my writing.
NIL - AN IGCSE ENGLISH AS A FIRST LANGUAGE STUDENT, TOGO
A Skilful and intuitive teacher
Ms. Woody River is a skilful and intuitive teacher who aided me in obtaining my GCSE English Language. Due to experiencing learning difficulties throughout school, I sought extra tuition. Woody fulfilled this role spectacularly. She was able to break down and explain areas I was having difficulty with, she helped to review my essays and coursework, and she patiently explained my mistakes. She also taught me how to comprehend difficult texts and how to manage my time effectively when it came to my exams. Thanks to her talents and understanding, I was able to pass my GCSE English and go on to college and university.
FRANCES - A GCSE ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE STUDENT, UK
always willing to go above and beyond
I worked with Woody for two years and she is one of the best teachers I have worked with. She is always willing to go over and beyond to help her students. She creates engaging lessons and she works with students to meet their own learning styles.
CHRISTINA - ENGLISH TEACHER AT ULINK COLLEGE, SUZHOU
SHE IS KEEN TO TEACH HER STUDENTS
Ms River was my English teacher for about a year. Being taught by her was enjoyable and allowed me to develop my English speaking and writing skills greatly. She is keen to teach her students and tries her best to get them to understand whatever they may be having trouble with. I think any student who learns from her will not regret their experience and the knowledge they gain.
TRYGVE - AN IBDP LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE STUDENT, TOGO
well-prepared course materials
Ms.Woody skillfully filled the role of my teacher of Cambridge Assessment AS Level English Language and Literature at Ulink College of Suzhou Industrial Park. This course was quite challenging for non-native speakers like me who came across English Literature for the first time, but Ms. Woody made it go smoothly by using well-prepared course materials with detailed annotations, patient explanation of mistakes appearing in my essays, and comprehensive review sessions before exams. Ms. Woody carefully went through all of my practice essays and talked to me about them, which enhanced my English writing skills to a large extent. Thanks to her help, I achieved the highest standard mark in China for this course in 2018, and got the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Award.
ZHILAN - AS LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IN ENGLISH STUDENT, CHINA
SHE IS DEDICATED AND PROFESSIONAL
I first met Woody at an international school in China where she taught a variety of courses and also supervised several academic clubs. Woody has great expertise in the subjects she teaches and brings a lot of energy to her classes. Furthermore, she is willing to go the extra mile for her students outside of class time. She is dedicated and professional at all times.
OWEN - ENGLISH TEACHER AT ULINK COLLEGE, SUZHOU
she remained an important part of these students' lives
Woody River was one of the most devoted members of the Humanities Department that I had the pleasure of knowing at Ulink College of Suzhou. Woody's expertise in writing and literature made us confident that she would be able to try and overcome the challenge of teaching History. With guidance and training, Woody was able to lead two groups of IGCSE History students to achieve high results in the IGCSE History exam. More importantly, she remained an important part of these students' lives and was deeply cherished by them. Woody River is the type of person who will always offer all of her assistance to the students. She often volunteered to work overtime to ensure that students had extra help opportunities. She was a valuable member of the department because she collaborated well with other members and showed her professionalism time and again.
NICOLAS - HEAD OF HUMANITIES AT ULINK COLLEGE, SUZHOU
Woody is a passionate and knowledgeable teacher
Woody is a passionate and knowledgeable teacher who takes the time to understand her pupils and their strengths and weaknesses and succeeds in structuring lessons in a way that makes them fun. My son grew in confidence and enthusiasm with his subject through Woody’s teachings, and I would recommend her without hesitation.
EMMA, MOTHER OF STUDENT, SOMERSET, UK
I Would recommend her
Woody helped my son with his GCSE English, providing guidance and support & increasing his confidence in his ability. I would recommend her.
LYNN, MOTHER OF STUDENT, SOMERSET, UK
L's estimated Grade has gone up two points!
Woody wasn't able to be with us for long, because she is now moving to another town, but in the time we have had with her, she has already made a big difference for my granddaughter. She has helped L enormously with her confidence, and L's estimated grade has already gone up two points! L preferred to have face-face-lessons, so we have had to stop our lessons with Woody, but she will be missed. She has a gentle and encouraging manner, and really knows her subject.
KATE, MOTHER OF STUDENT, SOMERSET, UK
in the recent mock of the full paper I hit an epic 93% thanks to her help.
Miss Woody’s class is surprisingly entertaining. As a student stronger in Science and Math, I never knew that I could be so engaged in English lessons, which I usually find boring. In her classes, she frees the individuality of her students and, as a result, I feel so comfortable applying my other interests to help with my English learning. Her enthusiasm and friendliness meet almost everyone’s expectations for a dream tutor, while her serious attitude to students’ weaknesses, be it grammar, punctuation, or analysis, is a perfect remedy for all problems that a human can have with English. If we are going to send another Golden Record into the void of space, I would strongly advise including her lessons so aliens can have a much higher taste and understanding of English Literature.
However, there is no better representation of her quality as a good teacher than my improvements in grades. Before she started teaching me, I used to get around 70% in IGCSE English Language Paper 1. While an improvement of hopefully 15% would satisfy me, in the recent mock of the full paper, I hit an epic 93% thanks to her help. That places me, as a non-native speaker, in second place in one of the most prestigious and traditional English boy schools in the whole country. This would not be possible without taking her lessons.
MAX, IGCSE STUDENT, OXFORDSHIRE, UK