Hi Yvette, Just letting you know that xxx has gone up from a 2P ( he has been 2P for 2 years)to 3B in writing and has improved in his reading as well! The phonics program must be working. How long can a child stay doing phonics?

 Parent of Year 6 Student 3/11/2020

xxxx showed me the work he had started & he was really pleased at his own effort and happy to be back with you helping him.

Mum of Highschool Student Year 11 

 June 2020

"Thanks because this maths is really helping me. I got an E7, which is the second best grade you can get. " Year 9 Student at Rangitoto College May 2020

"My teacher says I have improved quite a lot in maths. He was looking at my test and comparing it with the one last year."  - Year 8 Student Northcross  May 2020

My daughter Year 4 at Oteha Valley School has been studying with Yvette for 3 months. We have seen a huge increase in confidence with her reading and were especially pleased to see her reading place signs this summer holidays.

Parent February 2020

Text from Mother of Year 5 student- 

She is loving it - she did so much Mathletics recently after becoming motivated at your sessions that she was the mathlete of the senior school for the week.

August 2019

Hi Yvette

Thank you so much for your help tutoring, the difference is from near bottom of the classroom to near top!

It's so great to see how you teach with fun and my daughter is always so happy to go!

From father of 6 year old girl. He does parent help once a week in his daughter's classroom.

August 2019

Hi, just thought you'd like to know that Emily is determined to do the maths homework you gave her and has stayed in the car to complete it. She says she loves coming to you- your maths is fun.

Hi Yvette, Just thought I’d let you know that xxxx scored a very respectable 32/47 for his recent fractions test. His teacher says that this was by far the highest score in the class (of streamed Maths). We are so pleased with his progress. Thanks so much for your hard work with him! Just fantastic!Regards,Parent of Pinehurst Student  😊 13/08/2018

We have noticed that Jxxx evolved a lot while working with you and we are so grateful about it.

We hope that she will keep learning at home and school as good as she does with you.

Hope you the very best and we are ready to strongly recommend your services

Once again, thanks.

Parent of 7 year old girl who missed a year of school and needed help with reading

Our 8 year old boy struggled with spelling and writing. He lacked confidence and became frustrated when we as parents tried to help him at home.  We did some research and found Yvette. After a few sessions with Yvette he has grown in confidence and is enjoying spelling and writing and it is no longer a chore.  He quickly built up a great rapport with Yvette and applies himself diligently without any fuss every week.  Definitely on of the best decisions ever to take our son to Yvette  (29/03/2018)

"I am finding maths very easy."  Year Ten Student at Rangitoto College at ExtraordinaryKids for over a year.  22/03/2018

At the start of term 3 I was a 2p for my maths. Then I started going to Yvette for help every week. At the end of term3 I did the same test and I got a 4B.

Year 8 student MBIS Oct 17 2017

I didn't know what BEDMAS was last year. Now everybody in my maths class is copying off of me as I am the only one who can do them quickly and get them right.

Year 9 Student


I have just re-assessed a student who you tutored some time ago in reading, writing and spelling and am impressed with her progress.Keep up the good work.

Chris Herbert
Speld Assessor - Educational


I'm sure xxxx has told you about her exam results by now and I definitely think she went into these exams a lot more prepared and confident.We still have areas of concerns which need to be worked through, however in the last few weeks she has truly changed her outlook on maths.

Thank you for your hard work and persistence with xxxx, I will make sure she continues her Math work over the holidays.

Year 9 student after 6 sessions

November 30th 2016

I went up 4 levels for writing this year and 2 levels for reading.

Thanks for all your hard work & encouragement .

Year 8 student at Northcross Intermediate

23rd November 2016

"You are the only one who could explain short division to me. I did a whole term of short division at school but never learnt it"
Year 6 Student at Northshore School.

17 November 2016
She has been doing lots of writing at home creating wonderful stories and plays. She still doesn't see when she swaps around letters but her work is definitely getting easier to read. I did need her to read it to me before she started with you as I couldn't understand it but I now can make out what she is writing. Parent of Year 5 Student


September 2016

He loves coming to see you and feels more confident in his maths and trying to even spell I have seen...You are a great teacher and have a calming affect on him . Thank You

Parent of Year 10 student at Albany Junior College

Thank you for booking our daughter in for next term. I can see she is so happy to do the classes with you. We were sitting at the Drs. rooms the other day, she and her sister were asking each other times tables and other maths. I was amazed when I gave K one to do and N answered it straight away and she also explained to her sister how to do it. I asked her where did you learn this? and she was so happy to tell me that it's Yvette. Thank you for helping her.

Yr 7 student's mother June 2016

You have been a life saver. I don't know what we would have done without you.


Thank you so much for teaching me this year. You are the best tutor and you really know how to get me focused. Now I'm not just saying this but no other tutor is better than you. If it weren't for you I wouldn't be able to do the majority of my times tables.

12 year old student

Yvette noted a weakness in retrieval of information leading us to look at some strategies for study that will help our son to organise and learn new information in the classroom. Yvette was very professional and I would recommend her.


My 13 year old gifted son is schooled at home. He has Aspergers. Yvette worked extending and challenging my son in English on a weekly basis. Yvette has a gentle and compassionate teaching style which enabled her to work extremely successfully with my son. Her passion for the topic and the wide range of resources she accessed fuelled my son's writing development in both short story and poetry format. Yvette is a very skilled and passionate teacher. I highly recommend the services she offers.

Terrie Beardsworth

You have been amazing and really really helped xxxx – the difference in his confidence with writing has been so noticeable – thank you so much and we will see you before xxxx finishes to say a last goodbye.


Parents of Year 10 Student

Also been meaning to email, his last English homework assignment bases on Wonder he got 100% and completed it by himself so your tutoring is clearly working.  Thanks again.

Parent of year 8 Student.

He was very good during lockdown at settling to his writing thanks to the wonderful work that you had been doing with him.  Caregiver of 7 year old student

Her report at the end of the year showed a really good improvement in maths!                           Really happy with her progress thank you.

Parent of Year 8 Student - Northcross Intermediate                                                                     March 2020

I just want to tell you again how appreciative we are of the help you have given our son. He has gone up from level 1 to level 5  in reading since he began with you at the start of term. We are so pleased.

Father of Year 3 Student recently arrived from SA

August 2019

Thank you for everything you have done to help me with my maths in Year 9. I have improved a lot ever since you have helped me. Thank you. I have gotten 2 merits and an achieved last time I have gotten 3 achieved. I just want to say thank you. 3/07/2019  Long Bay Student

Hi Yvette

I spoke to xxxx  last night (he was at his Dad's). He told me he loved his class yesterday! 

I just wanted you to know, seen as it was his first lesson.

9 year old boy working on Literacy


Thank you so much Yvette for all your support for xxxxxx! You have been amazing! We really appreciate all you have done for him this year. Thank you again!

Parent of 8 year old student /Writing


Hi Yvette,Thanks for your email. We too are really pleased with xxxx’s progress since he has been coming to you! I think the reinforcement of math concepts, he gets with you, is just what he has needed. I have noticed his writing has improved too. 
I hope I haven’t been bombarding you with extra stuff! Please let me know if I’m asking too much; it’s just such a relief to have someone who knows what they’re doing and how to teach xxxx, to go to for help. 
Thanks again for all your help and getting the best out of xxxx
Parent of Pinehurst Student  20/09/2018  yr. 6

Thanks Eve.  We notice xxxx enjoys your class and have had lots of improvements in his writing.  We really appreciate your great efforts and it's been really good to have you here.

Parents of ten year old writing student         03/05/2018

We also had a lot of positive feedback at school recently.

You have been doing an amazing job and we all value your help!

Please continue to re enrol her.

Parent of 7 year old girl on Phonics programme, 29/03/2018

I am grateful for all the help and support you have given xxxxxx and really appreciate everything you have done for her.We will greatly miss you and recommend you to others happily as you do a fantastic job. Parent of 7 year old child who attended for a year for help with reading/writing/spelling

I only started getting excellences in math after I started tuition here. My mum said there has definitely been a big change. Dad says he likes the improvement in confidence.    Year 9 student at Westlake Girls


My improvement this year:

I went up 2 levels in addition/subtraction. 3 levels higher in multiplication. 2 levels higher in fractions.

Year 6 student at Glamorgan Primary School 27/10/2017

M is finally enjoying her subjects and isn't getting so worked up about exams. Her knowledge base has definitely grown along with her confidence.

Thank you for all your hard work during these months, it sure is paying off.

Parent of Year Ten Student

I think I have really improved a lot in Maths. I took an ICAN test at the start and I was really low but now the next test that I took I am in one of the highest groups.

Year 6 Student Stella Maris

Thanks so much for doing the assessment with E. You have definitely given me reassurance about Es learning and it's great now knowing there aren't any huge issues to address.  thx so much for your assistance, I've learnt more about Es learning in that hour with you than many years in school from her teachers!


Ethan Cordes was awarded 2nd place in a schoolwide short story writing competition at Northcote College. Congratulations Ethan !


I have been here for 8 months and I have improved a lot. I was below in maths and now I'm nearly above. Year 8 Student MBIS

November 29th 2016

Thank you very much for all your help with xxxx.

You are the first tutor, (and there have been many over the years) who she has truly connected with. That is really important to us, and it really helps her learning.

We look forward to seeing her progress next year, with your help.

Have a great Summer break.. and good luck with the move!

Parent of Yr 7 student

My son got his spelling test result age now 9.8 was 8 at beginning of year. His writing level has improved 5 sub levels as well this year which is an amazing result. Just shows what you are doing is working!
- Parent

September 2016

Message from 11 year old student who attended for 3 terms : Thank you for tutoring me I have achieved lots. You are the nicest and best tutor in the world.

Our daughter Amber began working with Yvette in year 6 as she was having trouble with her maths. Yvette has helped her to learn some strategies to understand and develop a positive attitude towards maths. After two years, Amber is now greatly improved in her maths and doing really well at school.

We appreciate the work you are doing with our daughter so much and only wish we had found you sooner.


Thanks so much. Teacher has noticed a difference in him. You are amazing.

Parent of 12 year old boy

October 2015

I heard yesterday, that Heather has improved in writing from her teachers in yesterday's interview. Its all thanks to you. Thanks a lot.

Sunny Wong

Matt is still enjoying his tuition with you which is great. He received the principals award last term for his writing and also which was recognition of the effort he has been putting into his work lately. This is credit to you as well.
Jen D.

Student Year 6 After 3 years tutoring:

Thank you for teaching me stuff that I really needed help with. You are the best teacher ever. I will miss you. Love from xxxxx April 2016

Parent of Year 7 Student April 2016

Yes we will be continuing our daughter. She has gained so much in confidence and ability and loves working with you.

Because school is so noisy it is hard for him to concentrate and do his work but here it is very quiet and he likes that. We are really seeing an improvement.

Father of 7 year old student working to improve Literacy and Maths skills.  March 2020

Our daughter, aged 6, is really enjoying her time with you and I can see a real difference in her understanding and appetite to learn. She just read nearly her whole bed time book to me....stumbled on a couple of words but brilliant.

Parent. 20/07/2017

Just wanted to let you know that xxxxx  was very delighted after last Friday's learning session with you. He told me he really enjoyed learning the Roman numerals. And I can see he is showing more interest and is more confident with maths. He can confidently complete the homework you gave him. The idea of giving xxxx  homework was brilliant! xxxx is also happy to do more of the  Star Right maths workbook because he found them not so difficult any more. He is definitely making progress.Thank you for your great work and patience with xxxxx.

Parent of year 5 student Campbells Bay School


I can't thank you enough for all your hard work with xxx over the last year, she has gained so much more confidence then before she started and i think has lost her fear somewhat of approaching challenging questions/tests.


I don't know whether T knew when he saw you that he scored the highest grade possible in his Gloss testing maths strategies. He got an Assistant Principals award for it. 14/11/2017

Thanks Yvette. I went to school last week for R's parent and student session where the kids tell/ show mum and dad some work. His teacher pointed out that often he has had some prior knowledge of a maths topic before they have begun teaching it. Your lessons have been a good boost to his maths foundation.

Thank you 17/09/2016

Yvette, thank you so much for all of your help with Mia, you have provided invaluable help to Mia and I am so grateful for everything you have done.


I am a year 7 student at Northcross Intermediate. I have been studying with Yvette since the start of this year. Today I was proud to tell her that I have moved up 2 levels in Math and am on the Maths Ex team as well. June 2016

Our daughter C began working with Yvette in year 5 when she
was diagnosed with Dyslexia and was very behind in her
reading,comprehension,spelling and writing output. Yvette
made a huge effort working with C. She has made wonderful progress in all areas of her work and
her confidence has grown so much. When she leaves Yvette she
is beaming and shows so much pride in the work they have done together.
We feel so lucky to have found Yvette as her passion and dedication has made a huge difference
in C's effort in reading,writing,spelling and comprehension.
Yvette was also always willing to help C with her homework with
things like speeches and projects. We highly recommend her.
Kind Regards

Natalia is really enjoying your maths instruction and doing much better in her year 9 maths class.


Nov 2015

"Our daughter was really struggling in Year 2 and falling behind in her maths. I found Yvette very approachable and accommodating when I
phoned explaining where my daughter was at. She assessed her and started
our maths tutorial straight away. Yvette has helped our daughter so
much that she has been put up a group in her maths and has even been
awarded a maths certificate. Her confidence has grown immensely. She
enjoys going once a week and when we collected her she always had a
spring in her step. Thank you Yvette"


17 September 2014

I have recommended you to numerous people as you have been so great.


Nov 2015

Hanna wants you to know she went well in maths and she was feeling really proud of herself, after her English exam.

Parent of Rangitoto College year 9 student

Thank you so much, She really likes coming to you, you are doing a great job!

Parent of year 6 student who has just started tuition

Thank you for all your hard

Mother of a 6 year old student who has been attending all year.

December 2015

With all my learning disorders that I used to have when I first started, you were the only tutor that could explain things so that I could understand. I find the teachers at school are often too rushed to help because they have to teach the curriculum and have deadlines. This can get in the way of learning.

Year 9 Student (Now after 2 years of help - enroled in extension classes at school)

April 2016

Thank you very much for helping our son Orlando with his reading. In the two years he has thrived under your tutoring. The results speak for themselves, he was in the lowest reading group in year 4, and at the end of year 5, Orlando is in the second best reading group out of four groups. We highly recommend Yvette for your child, we are sad to pull our son out but we are moving to Sydney.

Binh and David Rey
October 29, 2014