Equip your child with the confidence and know-how they need to reach their full potential in their GCSE and A-Level exams.
You want your child to do well in their GCSEs or A Levels. Not because you want to put pressure on them, but because you want them to keep their options open and have as many choices available to them as possible. You know it’s a long time since you were at school, and even if you’re 100% confident that you know how to study, you know your teenager isn’t necessarily ready to listen to your advice. You worry about the distractions of modern day living like social media and PlayStation. And, you’re deeply concerned about the pressure that young people are under these days and you want to shield your child from stress. You feel sure that this school year will be so much less stressful, and much more harmonious and successful if you have a neutral source of support.
That's where I can help you.
My team and I work with families to equip their children with the learning strategies and revision techniques they need to excel in their exams. We provide practical tips on getting students organised and prepared for their exams as well as the long-term study skills that will build them up to exams in a stress-free way (as well as making them more independent and employable).
With the right attitude, routine, revision techniques and plan (as well as some good old-fashioned hard work!) good grades are attainable for everyone.
By working with us through one of my one-to-one or group coaching programmes you can make grades that you previously believed were unattainable a reality and fulfill your dream of a place at your first choice of university.
These are the ways you can work with me.
1. The Extraordinaries Club
The Extraordinaires Club is an online hub containing my signature study skills course that will help your child to achieve their grades in the best way for them. It gives you on demand access to a library of workshops and downloads that cover everything you need to study successfully. You also get personalised advice from me through weekly coaching calls and a members only Facebook group.
It works because your child develops a personalised study system tailored to the way they work, what motivates them and their ambitions.
And you no longer have to stress, nag or worry.
Your investment: £42 per month or £95 per year (for up to five family members)
Our son was drifting towards his GCSEs with little enthusiasm but after doing the course, he is more motivated, more organised and has the tools to lead him to success. Lucy’s course is amazing and we would recommend it wholeheartedly. Above all, it has been fun to take part and we are a happier family because of it.
2. The Extraordinaries Club + 1 monthly coaching call
Do you feel that your child needs extra support and accountability to make the most of their membership of the club and answer their questions?
If so, this is the option for you.
Who’s this for?
Students who need a little bit of extra help, encouragement and support to keep them on track with completing the modules, using the resources inside the club and actually getting the work done for their exams.
What you get…
How does it work?
When you sign-up, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire which will help us to assign you to the right coach for you. You will then be introduced and be able set up a mutually convenient time for your first coaching call. Coaching calls will be 45 minutes long, you will receive an email summary of each call from your coach which highlights what you discussed and the things you need to do or work on over the next month. If you have any questions between coaching calls, ask on a group call in the club or email your coach.
Your investment: £125 per month for ten months or £1000 per year
Want to know more?
You can either:
3. The Extraordinaries Club + Weekly Coaching Calls
You want your child to have a bespoke, personalised experience and you feel they need the support and accountability of a weekly coaching call.
This is the highest level of service that we offer. Your child’s primary contact will be with their academic coach, but they will also have access to all the resources inside The Extraordinaries Club for extra back-up.
Your child’s coach will listen carefully to you and your child and adapt each session to your child’s needs at that time. The methods your child is taught to improve their study skills, time management and mindset will be based on what is taught inside the club but given to your child as and when they need it to make the biggest difference to them as fast as possible. Your child’s coach will also help with prioritisation and problem solving to keep your child moving throughout the academic year.
What you get…
This level of support is £295 per month.
How to book
Click the button below to book a time to talk to me. When we speak, I will take the time to understand your needs, make sure you’re a good fit for our coaching and answer your questions.
You can then decide if you’d like to proceed. If you would, I will match you with the best coach on my team for you and then you can get started with your coaching programme.
I worked with LJ through Year 11 and 12. She earned 10 A*s and 2 As at GCSE and an A in the AS Level she took in year 12
Working with Lucy for a year and a half taught me skills I will use right through university. I learned to manage my time, stay focused and prioritise. Lucy helped me structure and tailor my lifestyle to make the most out of my studying, even when things got tricky. I learned a lot from Lucy about consistency, and she helped me to get through the times of the year when it is easy to lose focus. Somehow she managed to help with broader study and life skills, as well as very particular, specific problems. I don't think I'd have the grades I do to my name today without Lucy's support. Lucy helped me not only to get the most out of academic life, but to improve my leisure time too. I learned how to keep calm and be completely in control of my workload all year round. I will use the techniques she taught me far into the future, and some well be beyond the classroom. She always believes in me and encourages me, but is nonetheless firm and frank.
4. The Extraordinaries Club + Six 1:1 Coaching Calls
Sarah Myskow is a sociology A Level teacher at a sixth form college. She started her career as a youth worker so is very experienced at talking to young people about the problems they are facing and helping them to work out solutions. She has also been a head of department in a secondary school. Sarah has both dyslexia and dyscalculia, but has learned to value the different perspective these learning differences give her and also found ways of learning that have enabled her to succeed - and to teach at A Level. She's truly inspirational to talk to and will be an amazing coach and mentor, particularly to young people who don't find learning as easy as others and need a big confidence boost from an amazing role model.
Sarah is available to work with students on Saturday mornings.
Carolyn Johannesen has been a member of The Extraordinaries Club as a mum for the past year and loved my approach so much that she wanted to become an academic coach herself. Carolyn is a primary-trained teacher with a French specialism. She has recently joined a middle school setting and teaches French in years 5, 6, 7 and 8.
At home, she has supported both her sons through GCSEs, becoming aware of a variety of subject requirements and the kind of study and revision techniques needed to succeed. She’s also seen her older son through A Level, university and a masters’ degree, so has a deep appreciation of the academic journey young people can find themselves on, and the challenges they face today.
Carolyn has joined the team to focus on working with younger students - years 7 through to 11.
Carolyn is available to work with students on Monday and Thursday evenings.
Keerti Purmessur is a Cambridge graduate (she studied Natural Sciences and specialised in psychology). She qualified to teach on the Teach First programme after completing two Masters degrees and has been working full time very successfully as a private science, maths and psychology tutor for several years. Keerti is brilliant at helping students to strategise their learning and turn around their achievement even in subjects that they find really challenging. In her spare time, Keerti enjoys cooking as well as going to the theatre and various gigs. She also loves travelling and is currently planning her next big solo trip!
Keerti is available to work with students on the monthly coaching or six week coaching programmes.