Mary has a warm, patient approach to teaching. My son found her quiet, yet encouraging manner refreshing.  Mary assessed and set the pace of her lessons according to our son's ability and will often vary the pace, without losing any of the content or structure. We have been very pleased with our son's progress, and Mary is always happy to discuss any concerns. Highly recommended.


I am writing to let you know about my daughter's achievement and to present my sincere gratitude :) to you.
She not only got into the school we wanted, but she also got 3 scholarships!! Unheard of!
The first and most substantial scholarship is Academic, second Drama and third Chess. The fact that she  liked the creative writing part of the exam  is thanks to you, Mary! Also she was not phased by the comprehension and said she's done all the spelling in school the week before. So it worked out well! The grammar in the creative writing must have been spot on, to receive such marks! And that is entirely thanks to you as well!


Thank you so much! My daughter said, " I understood more in the hour with Mary, than I have  in the past 3 years in English at school". This is fantastic so thank you.


Mary, I want to thank you for your help.You have literally changed my daughter's  life and given her the confidence to love learning - far and above just overcoming her dyslexia.  I am so very grateful. To have got a 9  is just unbelievable!  I really can’t express enough the difference you have made to her.


Hi Mary, hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know that  Nick got an 8 in language and a 7 in literature.  So thank you so much for all your help over the years.


Good morning Mary. I thought you would like to know that Callum passed his English language exam with a grade 4. Thank you so much for teaching him and giving him the confidence to pass.


Hi Mary, I just wanted to let you know that I got 2 9’s, 4 8’s and 4 7’s in my GCSEs. I got a 7 in English Language and an 8 in English Literature. Thank you so so much for the help in our lessons. I couldn’t have done it without you!


Without Mary, I don't think I could have completed the first year of my Foundation degree. Her patience and skill, in finding a way, in which, I can learn has been incredible. Where other teachers have failed Mary succeeded. Even the tutor at my college has noticed the improvement in my work, since I have had Mary as my tutor.


In 2006 I had been looking for an English Teacher 
for individual tuition to help me with my English as I wanted to take some Cambridge ESOL exams. I made an appointment with Mrs Mary Mathai and I became her student. After a year of tuition, (approx. twice per month) I have passed the University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English exam. I keep a regular schedule for language consultation with Mrs Mathai as I am studying towards becoming an ESOL teacher myself as well. I found Mrs Mathai to be one of those rare top professionals who offer the highest quality tuition, are passionate about their work and love what they are doing. Mrs Mathai has a very kind personality and she really cares about your progress. You will be happy to have chosen her as your tutor!


My son Chris had only a few lessons with Mary but found her very helpful, constructive and motivating. He is always excited about going to a lesson and has built such a good rapport with her that he makes great effort to please her. Her thorough assessment during initail lesson has shown Chris's strength and weaknesses and now we know what we need to work on and improve.  I personally found Mary very professional and friendly and we will definitely continue the lessons with her. I would highly reccomend Mary for anyone wanting to improve their English.


Our son Robert had a lot of problems in English and was very
reluctant to express himself both orally and in writing. Mary has
managed to turn him around quite quickly with consistently good
results in the coursework and written exams at GCSE level.
Thank you so much for all your excellent efforts. So much so that
English is now one of his best subjects and he is taking it up at


As a result of poor teaching at school, my ability to write in a style, that was both lucid and succint ,was severely lacking. A great deal of time and money was spent on private tuition in order to rectify this problem, which held me back during A Levels and also at University.
After a mere ten hours of tuition from Ms Mathai ,I felt that my style of writing had improved immensely. This feeling was re-inforced by the fact that the grades on my essay went from a borderline 'C' to a very definite B and above.
I would recommend Miss Mathai to anyone, as she is not only knowledgeable, but is also highly dedicated and works in the best interests of her students.


Mary provided my daughter, Harriet with regular weekly tutorials to support in preparation for undertaking her GSCE’s while a student in Year 11.
The tutorials were to assist her specifically in the subjects of English Language and English Literature. Harriet not only reported positively on the benefits from Mary’s  input in increasing her understanding and confidence in completing the coursework and sitting examinations in the particular subjects but also significantly improved her ability and assurance in structuring essays.

The testimony to Mary’s approach and input has been, not only Harriet passing both subjects, but also her increased confidence and application to academic studying.


You gave my son English at A level tuition a few years ago. He thought you were a great tutor and he improved his mark to a B at A level. He is now in his third year of his degree.


I have been learning English as a Foreign Language for the past 3 years. I have found that my English has improved, both in Speaking and Grammar. Mary has also been helpful in making suggestions regarding courses appropriate to my level at my local college. Mary takes an interest in my welfare, and I think of Mary as a friend as well as a tutor.
My daughter, Wen Pei, has started to learn English with Mary, to pick up very good pronunciation, which Mary has. She looks forward to studying with Mary and thinks of her lessons as fun, which was a lovely surprise.


Great, wonderful, professional, patient, extremely helpful. The best tutor I have ever had. She could be your teacher and a very good friend. If you are looking for a tutor, this is the right person.


Mary has been giving our son Stuart extra tuiton over the summer period. Initially, we booked a series of 10 hourly lessons. However,we were so pleased with the progress that Mary achieved with our son that we booked in an additional series of 10 lessons.
We can certainly recommend Mary to any parents wishing their children to benefit from extra tuition. Mary has, throughout the series of lessons, shown a tremendously professional and friendly attitude. Throughout the series, she has discussed Stuart's progress with us thoroughly after the lesson, and proved very helpful if we felt that Stuart required particular help with certain school work.
Stuart has looked forward to seeing Mary and has thoroughly enjoyed his lessons.