" We are very grateful to have been introduced to Mrs. Okumura with regards to tutoring our daughter for the 11+ exams. My daughter's understanding of Maths has increased significantly and rapidly. Danielle is an excellent tutor, very patient, professional and firm. As a result of this, her confidence has increased phenomenally and she was able to pass her exams with very high marks to top independent schools from Ealing and beyond. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mrs. Okumura's services to anyone looking for a very friendly, professional and caring tutor. Thank you again for everything!"
"Our daughter is very happy Year One pupil at our local state primary. We chose the state sector deliberately because we didn't want to overload her with pressure at a young age, and wanted her to experience a 'normal' and culturally diverse primary education.
At the same time, we have one eye on the future and know when she gets to Year 5/6, ideally we'll want to her to get a place at a private secondary school. We wanted to find a tutor who could keep an eye on our daughter's progress and make sure that academically she is on course to stand a chance of passing 11+ entrance exams when it comes to it - but whilst still making the whole thing fun, relaxed, and not a chore.
The best thing about her weekly visit to Charlotte is that she genuinely looks forward to it and doesn't see it as a burden - in fact she jumps into the car and can't wait to get there! We make Charlotte aware of what our daughter is studying at school that week and she structures the session to complement this. She absolutely adores Charlotte and this inspires her to do her best every week to try to impress her!
Just an hour of extra focus each week has helped her to make huge improvements in her handwriting, reading and numeracy, and to grow in confidence. Charlotte was able to pick up on areas which - due to the size of our daughter's class - her teacher hadn't noticed, such as her pencil grip and, at one point, her grasp of repeated addition.
Having Charlotte on hand, with her extensive educational experience (and specific knowledge of West London schools), feels like we have an expert on our side who will hopefully become a long-term partner in our daughter's future progress, and someone we can trust to help us navigate a way through what is a rather daunting and overwhelming set of choices for any London parent.
Thank you Charlotte!"
"Our son has dyslexia and has benefited greatly from Mrs Okumura’s individualised approach to his learning. He enjoys his lessons and they clearly have a great rapport. I’m sure that her input has been a major contributor to his improved grades."
"Charlotte is an amazing tutor who made a remarkable difference in Tireni's English comprehension and writing skills. My daughter started with Charlotte in September 2016, just before her 11+ exams in January 2017. Within 5 months, my daughter grew in confidence and her concentration improved dramatically. Charlotte was patient in explaining and teaching my daughter and at the end of each lesson I got an email from her updating me about how the lesson went and areas where Tireni needs to improve. Charlotte also ran Workshops for the 11+ which were amazing and Tireni gained a lot from the whole process. Also with Charlotte's help Tireni got offers from six independent schools and now she will be attending Putney High in September 2017. Due to my experience with Charlotte tutoring Tireni I have enrolled my younger with her. I just want say thank you so much for your effort and you definitely made a huge difference with my daughter Tireni."
Toyin, 11+ (parent)
"I am delighted with the tutoring experience we have had with Dani. With Dani’s support, my daughter gained a huge amount of confidence. We are grateful to Dani and would recommend her without hesitation."
Natasha, 11+ (parent)
"Mrs Okumura is a very good teacher and my understanding and learning have improved significantly since I have been having tutorials with her."
"Thank you for tutoring me. Mrs Okumura is a very patient and explains things properly and repeatedly, until I completely understand. Mrs Okumura gave me the confidence I needed to do well in my new school."
Lexi, 12 years old (pupil)
"The Creative Writing Workshop was a brilliant day. It was really fun because we learned a lot of writers' tricks. We also did a writing test and a continuation story which you would get in an exam. This workshop is amazing and so are Danielle and Charlotte."
Tireni, 10 years old (pupil)
"In such a short time, I have learned so much about comprehension. I’ve always found language analysis hard but now it seems as easy as kicking a football."
Kai, 10 years old (pupil)
"The Interview Workshop was amazing. We learned so much about how to behave and how to deal with unexpected questions. It was wonderful!"
Matthew, 10 years old (pupil)
"I learned more at the Mathematics Workshop in a day than I have over the many weeks at school."
Maya, 10 years old (pupil)
"You should come to the Comprehension Workshop because your comprehension and literacy skills will improve massively."
Daniel, 10 years old (pupil)
"I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. I learned as much here in one day as I would at school for one week. Miss Zinzan and Miss Beharrell make learning so much fun."
Ella, 9 years old (pupil)
"The Comprehension Workshop was fun and now I understand comprehension more."
Daisy, 10 years old (pupil)
"I enjoyed writing stories and improving on my vocabulary during the Creative Writing Workshop."
Lucy, 9 years old (pupil)
"I learned lots of 11+ things at the Mathematics Workshop and it really helps your understanding of 11+ maths."
Francesca, 10 years old (pupil)
"I liked the Mathematics Workshop and I learned lots of helpful things for my exams."
Leela, 11 years old (pupil)
"I really recommend Bright Light Tuition! The teachers are so helpful and so kind. I learned a lot of new things."
Amelia, 11 years old (pupil)