Customer Testimonials

David C

“Growing up with a Spanish speaking mother, James decided that although he didn’t have lessons at school, he wanted to do an extra GCSE in Spanish At the start of year 10, he didn’t really speak with any confidence and his vocabulary and grip of the grammar was a long way behind what is needed to pass GCSE. Matthew systematically brought him up to speed in these areas and he was very happy to be awarded an 8 at his GCSE last month.”

Z. Bevan

“Matthew helped me raise my standard from a B level in class to an A* in the GCSE Maths exam. He gave me a lot of opportunities to practise the application of Mathematical concepts that I didn’t understand. He made me understand all the things I was confused about. I also went on to achieve an A grade at AS Level, also with the help of Matthew’s tutoring. “

Claire S

“Liam had a predicted grade B for his GCSE Maths, so we enlisted Matthew’s help as a Maths Tutor at Easter and Matthew tutored Liam up to his Maths exams. Liam has achieved a grade A through the help of Matthew’s tuition, encouragement and homework that he gave Liam. Liam is delighted that he achieved this grade as he did not anticipate to achieve above his predicted grade but the extra tuition with Matthew did help Liam achieve his grade A.”


“Matthew is a great tutor. While I was doing my International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), I was really struggling to meet the high requirements from our Maths teachers. I especially had large gaps in Algebra, which Matthew helped me fill in. Once that was fixed, I went from strength to strength. Matthew helped me advance from a predicted grade of 3 to an actual grade of 6 in Maths (7 is the highest), in just 5 months. I have got into Bath University. Overall, I am very thankful to Matthew for all the time and effort he put into tutoring me.”

Hitesh S

“We were very happy with the GCSE Spanish and Maths Tutoring we had for our daughter, Alisha. She got A’s in both subjects, and the help she received from Matthew was invaluable. I have no hesitation in recommending Matthew for tutoring.”

Hemma M

“Matthew is a very professional and knowledgeable tutor. He provides a personalised approach to tutoring. Based on the student’s calibre he personalises his tutoring approach. Although my daughter was already doing well in Maths he provided her enough challenges to make the subject interesting and also expand her knowledge. He not only prepares the student from an examination viewpoint he also ensures that the student understands the concept setting a solid foundation for higher learning and my daughter went on to achieve a Grade 9 (9 being the highest) in her New Maths GCSE. On a personal side, I find Matthew to be pleasant, approachable, flexible and dependable. He is always punctual and he lets you know in case he is running late.”

Mrs L (Secondary School Headmistress)

“I write to confirm that Matthew tutored my daughter in GCSE French. She achieved a grade A*. He was thorough in his preparation. His subject knowledge was good and he was always very reliable in terms of attendance and punctuality.”

Sharon S

“Matthew tutored my son in French for his IGCSE, Matthew is thorough, very organised and clear in his teaching. He was a great support for my son who gained an A*. I would highly recommend him.”

Sally (School Teacher)

“We sought Matthew’s services when my son’s French marks didn’t appear to be reflecting his potential.
Matthew is knowledgeable and encouraging. He provided reliable and interesting sessions that helped my son enormously, allowing him to become more enthusiastic and engaged. Matthew was able to effectively offer appropriate extension activities whilst supporting what was was being taught at school.
We would highly recommend Matthew as a French tutor. My son achieved an A* in his GCSE.”

Alan B

“Matthew tutored my son James in French from Christmas 2010 until May 2011. He only achieved just under 50% in his French mock exam but went on to achieve an A grade in his final French International GCSE examination with only 5 months of his tuition. Matthew as well as revising the grammar in detail with James set past papers in his lessons under exam conditions to improve his standard. We are therefore very happy to recommend Matthew to any other parents wanting tuition as he pays great attention to detail in both his explanations and spotting mistakes in a way and to a degree not seen by many tutors.”

Bill and Georgy L

“We are very pleased with Matthew Brown’s Private French Tutoring with our daughter Celina.
She got a final A* A-level and an A at AS level and has secured a place at London University’s ULIP in Paris to study French at degree level .”

Ramesh N

“Mr. Brown was an excellent tutor, right from the start. I needed a tutor because I started Spanish in Year 9 which was unfortunate as all my classmates had started in Year 7. In addition to being 2 years behind them I wasn’t learning any other languages like French which could have helped me with my Spanish. I’d also like to point out I received an A* in my Spanish GCSE, a feat which I initially thought was impossible. Mr. Brown helped me once a week and very quickly helped me grasp the basic grammar rules and within no time I was paralleling what my classmates were being taught. Study sessions with Mr. Brown included a fine balance between school related work and additional material taught by Mr. Brown himself. What proved especially useful and what I consider to be the reason why I received an A* is his dedication regarding helping me understand the concepts and especially his perspective on certain areas of the language whether it be learning to speak fluently or otherwise. I would definitely recommend Mr. Brown to any students aspiring to get an A*. “

David H

“This is to confirm that Matthew tutored my son in Spanish from February to the end of May 2012, focusing on grammar. Matthew was clear in his objectives and always reliable and punctual. My son achieved an A* in GCSE Spanish and Matthew’s help in preparing for the exam has been much appreciated.”

Dawn H

“I was searching for a Spanish tutor for my daughter who was predicted an E grade at GCSE and found Matthew’s details on a website. From the very beginning Matthew was professional and helpful and willing to go the extra mile (which was very helpful as my daughter was not keen on the subject at all but needed an improved grade). With Matthew’s help, my daughter gained a B grade which is more than we had hoped for! Matthew is an excellent tutor and I would highly recommend him!”


“Matthew is a good Chess tutor and great with kids. My daughter won the school Chess tournament too. He is flexible in arranging lessons which is a bonus given the heavy term time school curriculum.”


“Matthew gave my son just 3 one to one Chess coaching sessions in the run up to the National Primary School Chess Championships. He even set homework and looked at my son’s games online between sessions. Matthew picked up on how to strengthen the game very quickly and taught some very effective moves. My son went on to do extremely well and moved up a board and beat Haberdashers school for the first time, his nemesis. He said that Matthew had given him confidence and had understood how to improve his game. Matthew’s Chess coaching is second to none.”


“Just want to thank you for the help and support you provided to our 8 year old in her study of chess. We found you to have a very good understanding of the subject matter. The techniques you taught her such as writing down her moves and being focused have been extremely helpful and we have seen a vast improvement in her understanding of the game.
Thank you so much”

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