Janet gave me excellent tuition during my GCSE English and A Level English. I gained the result I needed each time. I found Janet very helpful and friendly.
I feel that Janet’s teaching has benefited me a lot. The advice she has given me with my work has been phenomenal. I now feel more confident about my English studies. As a person Janet is kind, approachable and intelligent-very easy to speak to!
Janet Lewison is an intelligent, smart, funny, friendly English teacher extraordinaire! . Congratulations on your new site and for the future!
Since I was a child English teachers have always been my favourite teacher, and Dr Janet Lewison was the best of all. Exceptionally knowledgeable, inspirational and outstandingly creative, she made genuine learning a great pleasure.
I ended up with a First Class Hons. and Janet substantially helped me realise this.
Her subject knowledge and wonderful ability to convey this in a friendly but inspiring way made her teaching both hugely enjoyable and deeply effective!
I have known Dr Janet Lewison for over 10 years both as a ‘Mentor’ and a colleague. I first met Janet whilst doing a PGCE in Adult Learning at the University of Bolton and because I was fortunate enough to be taken on by the University’s English Department for my Teaching Practice. Janet at the time was a Tutor Mentor for another student (also doing Teaching Practice). My Mentor became ill and Janet stepped into the breach even with a heavy teaching and mentoring workload. She was and still is a truly inspirational and supportive Mentor (I still regard her as such) and nothing was too much trouble at any time I needed help, both academically and emotionally. She gave me access to her own resources on many occasions and gave me invaluable advice with regard to teaching and tutoring adult learners. However, most importantly she gave me confidence and the belief in myself to keep going against all the odds. Anyone who has done a PGCE knows how extremely traumatic and stressful it can be at times and in particular the teaching practice, but Janet continually gave positive reinforcement and to trust in my own abilities. She is herself a wonderful and passionate teacher of the first order and I honestly believe I could not have had a better Mentor.
Fantastic! After having to leave school half way through a-level due to illness, Tusitala tutored me for all my a-level and within a year I had taken my AS grade, which had been a C at my former ‘prestigious’ boarding school, to an A*. I achieved an A* overall in my English literature a-level, gaining over 90% in all papers. And this was only with two hours or so a week!
Tusitala is passionate about the subjects she teaches, and didn’t just ‘tick-boxes’ to get students through the A-level, like I had experienced with a lot of English teachers in the past. There was a focus on also building your English skills in other areas, and as I’m taking an English literature degree I know this will put me at an advantage to others.
I was constantly getting emails updating me on other research or resources Tusitala had found, which she believed would help me with the books I was studying. For both my AS and A2 exams, I had to cover at least 7 novels or plays, all of which Tusitala had fantastic knowledge of – if there were any that she wasn’t as sure of, books would be ordered and lots of research would be done until she was 100%!
DEFINITELY recommend Tusitala! AND she’s a lovely person just to top it all off!
I would just like to comment on Janet’s tuition with regard to my daughter. Janet was enthusiastic, encouraging and good fun which has always encouraged my daughter to enjoy her tuition with Janet. My daughter began to attend tuition with Janet at the beginning of school year 9, she was finding school English lessons difficult and there was a lack of continuity in teaching and a deterioration in my daughters progress, which was why I sought tuition for her. My daughter made significant progress with Janet’s tuition and recently achieved a ‘B’ in her English GCSE. I attribute her success to Janet’s determination and excellent tuition. My daughter enjoyed English as a subject so much, that she has now began to undertake an English literature and language ‘A’ level at sixth form college.
Shortly after starting my GCSE studies I realised that extra tuition in English would be hugely beneficial to me. My older brother had been in a similar position to me a few years before and he suggested that I speak to Janet, as she had helped him. I took his advice and a week later I had my first one to one lesson. I found Janet to be extremely welcoming and she made me feel comfortable and at ease which of course created a good learning environment.
Throughout the weeks I spent with Janet I could feel my literacy skills improving and I grew a lot more confident in the subject. I went on to get a C in my English GCSE which would have been optimistic to predict at the start- to say the least.
As well as just helping me with English I also felt that I could speak to Janet about other aspects or problems in my life to which she would always offer useful advice. I would highly recommend Janet to anyone who is struggling with English.
Dr Janet Lewison is truly one of the most inspirational teachers I have ever met during my English language career. Exceptionally knowledgeable, very intelligent, creative, kind, doing teaching to the manner born. I was fortunate enough to get to know her during my studies at Bolton in 2005 when she took over the Short-story module. To this day, her way of presentation, teaching and knowledge of the subject matter have not been surpassed. She continues to be my inspiration even after years: Janet can be credited with my latest pre-occupation with Amy Bloom in terms of translation. She is passionate about English and has a natural flair for working with words. Perhaps on top of everything, she is a charismatic person to be around and one can only benefit from meeting her in many ways.
best wishes & keep up all the good work