'On Target has given our daughter much needed confidence in her literacy and numeracy'
‘Our daughter has been going to On Target for about 3 years. The pace and content of the lessons are tailored to our daughter’s needs. Equally important, the lessons support what is being taught in school, reinforcing and revising the curriculum. On Target has given our daughter much needed confidence in her literacy and numeracy, while also celebrating her development – she is very proud of her full haul of medals to mark her achievements!’
Gilllian Lewis 21/2/17
‘My daughter Grace is the third in the family to attend Martin and Clare’s tuition classes.
‘My daughter Grace is the third in the family to attend Martin and Clare’s tuition classes. After a summer of no work at all, Grace’s scores in school in September were in the 50s and 60s (percentages) which was worrying to say the least. So I signed her up to On Target Tuition weekly and Grace worked her socks off! The result was that she achieved 107 in the AQE in November, a great score which should mean she will get into the Grammar school of her choice next September! Her youngest sister, Felicity has also just started today.’
Karen Beighton 20/2/17
‘On Target has definitely brought our daughter back ‘ON TARGET.'
‘On Target has definitely brought our daughter back ‘ON TARGET’. After ear infections in early primary years we discovered gaps in her learning. In no time at all she was back where she should be and a happy, more confident little girl. Special thanks to Elaine.’
Neville Farr 22/2/17
'My tutor is very friendly and I look forward to coming each week.’
‘I think coming to On Target has really helped me to focus better on comprehensions. My tables have improved and I have a better understanding of measure. Best of all, it has helped me to do my homework for school. My tutor is very friendly and I look forward to coming each week.’
'Best thing we ever did for our son.'
'We heard about On Target from a close friend and have to say, on first thought we did think, it’s a lot of money. Then there’s the ‘well they do enough in school…’ But, now, I’d say, best thing we ever did for our son. Since coming to Martin his confidence in his work is starting to shine through and the bonus is, our son loves going to ‘his tutor!’ I would happily recommend On Target Tuition.’
Lynne Wylie 23/2/17
'The work Clare has done is really paying off in the classroom.'
"My daughter has made great progress at On Target- her confidence has really improved and she is so much more engaged in her learning. The work Clare has done is really paying off in the classroom and I feel my daughter is now on course to reach her full potential. Would highly recommend." Joanne March 2016
'The pep talk he gave her before the exams boosted her confidence.'
'Martin wanted to let you know Claire passed her GCSE maths. She is so pleased. We really appreciate all the work you are doing please thank trevor he was brilliant. Claire was always very happy to go and the pep talk he gave her before the exams boosted her confidence. Thankyou all.' Joan Jennings
'He now has the confidence he lacked.'
"My son Lewis started attending tuition in July 2012 at the age of 11. As he has slight dyslexia I wanted to try and help him build his confidence and abilities in Maths and English before he started secondary school. Martin has helped Lewis so much with understanding and managing both subjects. He now has the confidence he lacked and this can be seen through his school work as he came first in his class in his English exam." Anne Shipley
'He has made steady progress and beams with pride at the end of each session at his accomplishments.'
'My son has attended for over a year. He is not a child that enjoys learning but can’t wait to attend each week and runs up the stairs. He has made steady progress and beams with pride at the end of each session at his accomplishments. He always comes away stating what his goals are for the next week and in no doubt that he will achieve them. Definitely worth every penny we’ve spent.' P. Sandall
'We appreciated the calm and relaxed manner in which you worked with her.'
'Just a line to let you know that Mollie got an A in the GL assessment. She is absolutely delighted as are we. All being well she will be going to Dominican College, Fortwilliam. Mary and I would like to thank you once again for all the work you put in with Mollie. We appreciated the calm and relaxed manner in which you worked with her. I think it is a testament to you that never once did she baulk at getting up so early on a Saturday morning to go to your classes. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to anybody else seeking tuition.' Jim McAlister
'We are delighted with Bethany’s score of 108.'
'We are delighted with Bethany’s score of 108 in the AQE test. Thank you for helping her with her confidence she enjoyed being with you on a Thursday.' Jacqui Stewart
'Joshua has progressed from being two and a half years behind in his reading and is now at the level he should be at.'
‘My son, Joshua, has been attending On Target Tuition since the end of Primary 2. He is now in Primary 6 and I have witnessed a massive improvement in his confidence and his school work. Joshua has always shown extreme dyslexic traits in his maths and literacy. He was placed on the special needs register in Primary 2 and by the time he was in Primary 4, he was at stage three on the special needs register. Clare Rimmer from On Target has been working with Joshua one to one over these past few years, and Joshua has gone from being an introverted boy who hated school, to a confident young boy who enjoys school and has become a lot more independent with his homework. Joshua has progressed from being two and a half years behind in his reading and is now at the level he should be at. My husband and I are so thankful and delighted at the progress he has made. His teachers have witnessed the incredible progress that Joshua has made and Joshua is no longer on the special needs register. All the credit goes to Clare Rimmer and all the team at On Target Tuition.’
Francesca Smyth 24/2/17
'Maths no longer means tears and that is such a gift!’
‘Hannah’s confidence and abilities in maths have really improved thanks to Clare and On Target. The specific attention and support she has had, have helped her so much and I am so pleased with her progress. Maths no longer means tears and that is such a gift!’
Mrs Martin 20/2/17
'I have seen a huge improvement of my grades in class tests.'
‘I find this tuition very helpful for maths as I get one to one time with the teacher and a better understanding of my work. I am able to see where I am struggling and address the problem. I have seen a huge improvement of my grades in class tests, school work and homework over the past year, and I am much more confident than I used to be, in maths.’
'We get to learn in a fun way.'
‘I like On Target because they help me with my maths and spellings. We get a snack time and a prize day! We get to learn in a fun way. Before I went to On Target I used to come home really sad because I would always have low marks in my maths.’
'I have improved by four grades (E to A).'
‘Trevor has assisted me during my GCSE mathematics course. He has allowed me to develop my skills in problem solving, algebra and in a variety of other topics relational to mathematics. Over the year I have spent with my tutor, I have improved by four grades (E to A) and have been able to use my skills in a variety of other topics. The comfortable and relaxed environment creates a sense of calm which allowed me to focus more clearly on the tasks set. The small class size ensures that we are all sufficiently catered to and ensures any questions can be conclusively answered. The homework set reinforces the work done with in the session and any queries can be dealt with during the following lesson. Trevor’s attitude of forming an understanding of a question with the student and developing it is one of the reasons I have changed from a back-of-the-class student to considering pursuing an A-Level in mathematics.’
Ryan J McConville 7/2/17
'I have seen first hand just how good they are.'
“I just felt the need to let you know what I think and have found from having Clare and Martin work with my son over the last 2 1/2 years. From the start Martin assessed my son to get the level he was at. Clare and Martin then explained to me where he was and where he needed help. My son was assessed as being dyslexic in P6. He started getting help with Clare that summer. His first day coming he asked could he go back the next day. For a child who hated school/school work and who’s confidence had hit an all time low, not only did Clare help with my son’s maths and English, she inspired him, got to know him and the best way to encourage him to concentrate. She also has helped his confidence and belief in himself, all things as a parent I feel money couldn’t buy. We started home schooling my son in September 2012 as we are moving to Australia. Clare was for all intensive purposes Taylor’s full time teacher seeing him twice a week. Within a few weeks Taylor was reassessed and he really came on in leaps and bounds. I can honestly recommend Clare and Martin. Both are friendly, professional, pro-active, able to get to your child’s level and make learning fun for the child. I have seen first hand just how good they are and how much Taylor has come on. I could not recommend them highly enough”. H. McCall
'Martin has great patience when it comes to teaching.'
'My son has been attending tuition for just over 1.5 years. I’m delighted to say that Martin (his tutor) has made such an improvement to the quality of my son’s school work, confidence and knowledge in the field of English and Maths. This has certainly been reflected in his school reports. He enjoys going to his tutoring classes and working with Martin. Martin has great patience when it comes to teaching with a professional approach to both pupil and parent. The feedback which I receive is invaluable and he is always on hand to give help and support when needed. In my opinion, you receive a high level of tutoring with the emphasis focused strongly on obtaining full potential from the pupil and most importantly results. I cannot praise Martin and his team highly enough. They’re most accommodating with a wealth of experience and passion in their work. Keep up the great work!' J. Owen
'I highly recommend them to any parent.'
"I am a mum of a child with Dyslexia who has been held back by not having the proper help from the education system until late in the day. His confidence was very low. He hated work of any kind. From day one Clare and Martin have been excellent professional and encouraging. For my son to come out on day one wanting to go back every day which continued throughout his time here and still does, to enjoying work set and the rewards. I have seen the benefits of bringing him here from the confidence boost onwards. I found both Clare and Martin easy to talk to and professional throughout. I highly recommend them to any parent.” Heather McCall
'It’s amazing to see how confident she has become in her ability.'
‘My daughter, Megan, was struggling at school and as full time working parents, we found it difficult to have the time needed to spend on tutoring her. I saw an advert for On Target on Facebook and enquired about Megan attending and we haven’t looked back since. Megan has been attending On Target for a number of years now and we can see how she has grown in confidence and progressed in all aspects of her learning. Her teacher, Clare, has spent so much time teaching Megan different strategies and techniques to help her understand and learn and it’s amazing to see how confident she has become in her ability, compared to a few years ago. Thank you, you do an amazing job!’
Michelle Portis 22/2/17
'He is becoming more forward thinking and is starting to look and think outside the box when the answers are not in black and white in front of him.'
‘I would just like to say how much we appreciate everything you have done for Josh since starting with you. He has become more confident in the tasks that are being asked of him and he’s approaching his work more confidently too. He is becoming more forward thinking and is starting to look and think outside the box when the answers are not in black and white in front of him. We have confidence that by the time he has to sit his AQE he will be confident and completely prepared for what will be asked of him. Josh loves coming too and says how quick the time goes which is a testament to how you with him.’
Helen Bickerstaffe 20/2/17
'Inspirational and enjoyable English tuition.'
‘Thanks to On Target for the inspirational and enjoyable English tuition you provided our son, Matthew, for his GCSE’s.
When we engaged On Target, Matthew lacked both ability and confidence, particularly in English Language. Your tuition transformed him! He really enjoyed the sessions and found an appreciation for and understanding of English that I think will stay with him. His confidence soared, as did his ability and we were delighted with his GCSE results. He would not have achieved his grades without you.
I would highly recommend On Target to any parent who thinks their child might benefit from some extra, quality help outside the school environment.
Maura MacKinnon 26/8/16
‘I like coming to On Target because it gives me confidence in maths.'
‘I like coming to On Target because it gives me confidence in maths. It also refreshes my memory on things I have learnt in my previous years of school. On Target also teaches me some things I’ve not yet learned in school which I really like! I would like to thank On Target for all the confidence and great help.’
Kerry Stevenson 19/2/17
'Your tuition transformed him!'
'Your tuition transformed him! He really enjoyed the sessions and found an appreciation for and understanding of English that I think will stay with him. His confidence soared as did his ability and we were delighted with his GCSE results, He would not have achieved his grades without you.' August 2016 Mrs Mackinnon
'Within a year of classes with Martin she had progressed so much that she was in the top group for English.'
'Maddy was having a lot of trouble in school with her maths and English. So much so that she was in the bottom groups for both. Within a year of starting tuition classes with Martin she had progressed so much that she was in the top group for English and the second from the top for maths. Maddy really loves attending On Target Tuition and has never complained once about having to go. I can honestly say that Maddy would be in a different situation if we had not decided on some extra tutoring.'
Leanne, Jan 2015
'He loves attending, he actually looks forward to it!'
'Ryan has been attending tuition for 5 months now. I was worried his maths was falling behind. At the start I thought I would have a battle on my hands getting him to go! However I have been surprised at how much he loves attending, he actually looks forward to it! His maths has come on so much and his teachers have even commented to me about how he seems to have a much better grasp on the subject.' E. Lundy
'He enjoys going each week which is a bonus and great for a child that hated reading.'
"Luke started for the summer for 6 weeks and 3 years on he is still there. He has made fantastic progress in his reading and has made it to average in school. He enjoys going each week which is a bonus and great for a child that hated reading. All with the help of Clare."
'You made what had been a tense time for her so calm and relaxed.'
'We are thrilled that Sarah got 119 in her transfer tests and want to thank you for all the work you put in with Sarah in preparing her for the tests. You made what had been a tense time for her so calm and relaxed and I know that she got so much from her Saturday morning classes. Having another child currently receiving tution we can see the results from your patience and expertise and again a big thank you for this. I would have no hesitation recommending you for anyone seeking tuition.' Karen Allen
'Adam is my second child that you have helped, and I will have no hesitation in sending my third.'
'Just a quick note to let you know that Adam got 108 in his transfer test. I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for your professionalism, dedication and skill in helping Adam attain this mark. Adam is my second child that you have helped, and I will have no hesitation in sending my third when the time comes.' Nigel Irwin
'We are so pleased.'
'Delighted with Jane’s results today – A in GL and Q1 in AQE. Many thanks to Martin for your help last summer. We are so pleased :-)' Clare McMahon
'Clare has managed to do the impossible and made extra work in the summer enjoyable and fun!'
'Sophie and Oliver have loved going to their tutor. Clare has managed to do the impossible and made extra work in the summer enjoyable and fun! Sophie had struggled to learn her times tables by heart but Clare has cracked it in a few weeks!'
F. Doherty Aug 2016
'Our son loves going to his tutor!’
We heard about On Target from a close friend and have to say, on first thought we did think, it’s a lot of money. Then there’s the ‘well they do enough in school…’ But, now, I’d say, best thing we ever did for our son. Since coming to Martin his confidence in his work is starting to shine through and the bonus is, our son loves going to his tutor!’ I would happily recommend On Target Tuition.’
Lynne Wylie 23/2/17
'I even found myself bribing her during the week that if she didn’t get her work completed, she wouldn’t be going to her tutor. (Something I never thought I would hear myself say.)'
‘We were recommended to visit On Target Tuition from a friend. My daughter was going in to P6 in September 2016, so we wanted to give her some extra support for the AQE. I was a little apprehensive at first as I had never done anything like this before, also we come from Belfast and I wasn’t sure about travelling to Lisburn every week.
We were warmly welcomed by Martin, who gave Jessica a small test and explained the process of getting started with tutoring. We felt so happy and excited to begin the lessons. The following week, my daughter met her tutor, Michelle. Jessica was never a very confident child but she just loved Michelle and was so excited to come to her lesson each week, I even found myself bribing her during the week that if she didn’t get her work completed, she wouldn’t be going to her tutor. (Something I never thought I would hear myself say.) Jessica has become a lot more confident in lots of aspects of her life, she just seems so much more capable to complete homework, class tests and even got up and spoke in church.
In Jessica’s own words: ‘Michelle goes over everything with me, when I feel nervous about anything, she helps me. I am so glad Michelle is my tutor.’
Thank you for everything, On Target has been the best choice we have made and has been worth every penny.’
Julie-ann McCartney 20/2/17
'His attitude to his school work is improving daily.'
‘My son has been attending On Target since January this year. In this short space of time his confidence has grown tremendously. He loves going to Martin each week and his attitude to his school work is improving daily. Thank you On Target.’
Emma Finney 19/2/17
'The right tutor can move mountains.'
"My thanks to Martin for his enduring patience and persistence with our bright but lazy child. Weekly tutoring has brought Sam up to the level we would like him to be at but could not achieve at home. The right tutor can move mountains." G Fulton June 2016
'I cannot thank Martin enough for releasing my confident, bubbly little girl again.'
"My daughter before attending On Target Tuition had very low self-esteem and confidence. She struggled with the basics. Since joining On Target she has flourished and grown in such a short period of time. She no longer 'guesses' or 'hestitates' in her reading or answering questions out loud in class and the difference in her school work is astonishing. Martin has filled my daughter with so much confidence she is now not afraid to script read or audition in drama class. His one on one support with both myself and my daughter is amazing. I no longer struggle in knowing the best teaching technique adapted to my daughter. He keeps me up to date on her progress after every session and always offers a listening ear to any queries I may have along with advice and support. I could not have thought I would have been assisted this way in this manner. Martin and Clare make learning fun and are so approachable and friendly. My daughter finds it fun and encouraging as she is never told that she is wrong in her learning and is always praised. I cannot thank Martin enough for releasing my confident, bubbly little girl again."
Tanya, Jan 2015
'I have been recommending you to all my friends.'
'I am so pleased with Conor’s fantastic result in the AQE. Thank you for all your help in preparing him for the tests. I have been recommending you to all my friends and will definitely be back again with my daughter when the time comes!' Helen Irwin
'You helped me to become an A student with the combination of good teaching and the focused environment.'
'Martin, I think you helped me initially to find theplaces where I needed to polish up on the curriculum and then helped me develop those areas to the right level for the exams. It was also very helpful that I could get a different perspective on explanations of subjects I wasn’t clear on, so that I could understand them better. Overall, I think you helped me to become an A student with the combination of good teaching and the focused environment on a Friday to get it all on board. I’ll be back in the Summer for a brush-up before senior school starts and my sister will definitely be going to see you next year as well to help her prepare for the transfer tests.' Conor McMullan
'You've helped make one little boy very happy.'
"I just wanted to thank you for all you did for my son, Ciarán. He had a great result in both transfer tests, and that was due in large part to the work you did with him. Ciarán benefited in many ways. First of all, The tutoring centre gave him a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of home to really concentrate on his work. Secondly, we we able to target the skills that Ciarán needed work each week on and focus on them. Thirdly, Ciarán had had more than half his schooling in the US, and needed explanation to help understand the cultural differences in the transfer test. Finally, Ciarán's grew in confidence each week, and the work he did with you was reflected in the scores he received in his practice tests he took in school each week. In the end, Ciarán got an "A" in the GL test, and 116 in the AQE test, both scores that gave him the freedom to choose the school he wanted. You've helped make one little boy very happy - Thanks again!" Patrick