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Unsolicited messages that I received after
the release of the exam results in August 2019.
I tutored Nayantika for the three Sciences
(mainly Physics and Chemistry); for each of which she achieved
a grade nine.
Hello, this is Nayantika. I wanted to let you know that I
got a 9 in all 3 sciences. Thank you so much for all your
help over the past year!!
I asked for permission to use the above text message. Nayantika's
mother thought I was asking for a testimonial and Nayantika
sent the email below.
Hi Mr Skoczylas,
Here is the feedback you requested and thank
you once again for all your help over the last year.Mr Skoczylas
is a brilliant tutor, who has helped me to obtain 9s across
all my sciences, through tuition once every 2 weeks, explaining
topics I struggled with, in a logical clear manner answering
every question I had. Furthermore, Mr Skoczylas went above
and beyond proving me with useful sheets that I could use
for practise during revision. Overall I found him an incredibly
helpful and patient tutor and I highly recommend him.
First text message.
Hi Ron. It's Courtney Main's mum. Just texting to let you
know all your hard work paid off. Courtney passed with grade
5. Can't thank you enough, she passed everything she went
Second text message
Thank you Ron. She is so pleased and grateful for your help.
Yes of course you can use the text as I would highly recommend
(I tutored Courtney for maths. She was really struggling at
first, but, through hard work she ended up with a 'strong
Hi Ron. Shreiya got very good results. An 8 in Physics. Thank
you so much for your effort. Really pleased for her. Got 4x9s,
3x8s and 3x7s. Regards, Suman.
(I tutored Shreiya for the 3 sciences; mainly physics.Shreiya,
in her mocks, got a grade 4 in physics and a grade 6 in biology.
She actually achieved grade 8 in both.)
Here are two unsolicited emails that I received
after the release of the exam results in August 2018.
'I just got my grades from my A-levels and
I got into Bath university! I got A* in Maths, A in Chemistry
and an A in further Maths and an A* in my EPQ!! I just want
to thank you so much for helping me all these years! You have
definitely helped inspire me to pursue Mathematics. Thank
you so much again.'
(Note from Ron Skoczylas: I tutored Henna and her older sister,
Sarina, in maths and science, from year 7 through to year
13. Sarina is also studying Mathematics at university.)
'I just wanted to thank you for all your
help and guidance throughout the year. I really appreciate
it. All of the practice questions paid off and I managed to
get a level 9 in physics!'
(In giving permission for me to use this email this student
asked that her name be withheld.)
Here are some quotes from unsolicited emails;
Just a note to let you know that Molly got grade A(7) in her
maths. I would like to thenk you for your excellent tuition
and know that this enabled Molly to improve and achieve this
Just wanted to let you know that I got A*AA so I will be going
to the University of Leicester this September! I got an A
in Maths, but I was really close to the A*! I got full marks
in my Stats exam (100 UMS), and for Core 3 and Core 4 I neded
an average of 90 UMS to get an A*, but got 87 and 91 UNS respectively.
My maths teacher is going to request a remark for my Core
3 paper since I was only 1 mark off. Thanks for all your help
these past 7 years.
(August 2015 - Sarina will start studying to be a doctor in
I've gotten into Bath! I got A* in Maths
and Chemistry and an A in Further Maths. Thank you so much
for everything - I definitely couldn't have done it without
' I've just come back from collecting my
results at school, and I wanted to tell you what I got in
Science and Additional Maths. I've A* in all the science subjects
and an A in Additional Maths. On top of that, I also got full
marks in all my science exams! I just wanted to say thank
you for all of your help, and I look forward to our lessons
in a couple of weeks time. '
'Thanks again for your help with Jack. I'm
sure that he went from E to A in a few months was without
a shadow of a doubt down to your assistance and patience and
as such would be delighted to appear as a referee.'
(Summer 2012, GCSE Physics, Mrs Symcox in
the list of referees)
'I would like to thank you for all the time
you spent with Sam for his A level Physics. His interest in
the subject was regenerated and his confidence much improved
as a direct result of your input. Without which I believe
he would not have gained his first choice university place
at Sheffield Hallam.'
(Summer 2012, A level Physics, Mrs Shirley
in the list of referees)
'Thank you for all your help and guidance.
I doubt this would have happened without your expertise.'
["this" is Amy passing her Quantitative Techniques
examination at Aston University]
'Thank you very much for yesterday. Tom
seemed to both enjoy the session and felt that he had learned
something. He also said that "he knows his stuff and
can explain things" - a massive compliment from an 18
year old!! We wish we had known about you when we unsuccessfully
tried to arrange some AS Level Maths last year and at an earlier
stage for Physics.'
'I think your website is excellent, really
clear and well laid out.
We hope your tuition continues to flourish. Had we known that
Deborah would have needed A2 Physics for her course we could
have come to you!'
'I just thought I would send you an email to say thank
you so much for the help you have given Simon to prepare
him for the AS and A2 Physics exams over the past year.
Without your expertise and guidance he would not have
been able to exceed his target grades in the AS Physics
exams he took in January. We now hope he will achieve
the overall A level Physics grade he needs to be able
to study Acoustics at Salford University this September,
thanks to your thoroughness and patience.'
'Just to let you know that Simon did
ok in his A levels, but was not accepted to study Acoustics
at Salford. He gained a C for his Physics, C for Music
Technology and D for Maths. His Physics teacher was
very pleased with his result in Physics, so thank you
for all your hard work. This time last year he got a
U in AS Physics! He is applying through clearing for
other courses and has been made 2 offers so far, one
for Sound Recording and Design and one for Sports Science.'
'Just to update you,we have just come
back from an Open Day at York St John University. It's
a really lovely place right in the centre of York and
the course in Sports Science sounds just what Simon
wants. There is an emphasis on science and Simon thought
the biomechanics modules would be particularly interesting.
In the end he was made 4 offers, but decided on York
in the end. It's been a mad couple of days, so thank
goodness it's sorted.'
Mr and Mrs Tubbs daughter obtained an academic
scholarship to Cheltenham Ladies College for entry in September
Their son took the mathematics scholarship paper for Rugby
School and has gained entry for September 2010.
August 2014. Sarina achieved A grades,
in AS Maths and Physics. August 2015. Sarina achieved an A
grade in 'A' Level maths and is going to Leicester University
to study medicine.
Summer 2014 Mr and Mrs Patel's son achieved the following
grades at A level: A* Maths, A* Chemistry and A Further Maths.
August 2015. Mrs Allan-Smith's son achieved
grades of AB in GCSE Double Science and grade A in GCSE Maths.
Summer 2017 was the first examination of
the new GCSE mathematics specification. Molly achieved grade
7 (A) and Morgan achieved grade 8 (A*).
Emily who had failed Science twice (her grades were below
C), and needed to pass for her chosen career, was jubilant
that she achieved grade B.