Exam Confidence, was founded in 2009 by former teacher Richard Riddell on the back of a simple truism – we succeed in the subjects we love.
There are many reasons why a student might fall out of love with a subject, and grades will undoubtedly suffer as a consequence. And with exams on the horizon the pressure and frustration can build to the point where there seems no way forward. But it need not be that way.
When Exam Confidence started in 2009 we offered tailored revision courses run by senior examiners to small groups of GCSE and A Level students in West Sussex. We worked closely with local schools to deliver courses that were both meaningful and inspirational. They were a great success.
We’ve since evolved and grown our educational operations – and are now able to provide not only exam revision courses, but also private tuition sessions for individuals and other supplemental programmes primarily across London and the South East. But if you live further afield we might still be able to help – we are developing a nationwide network of tutors.
Every tutor in our team is offered the opportunity to join an extensive training programme, developed and run by senior examiners across a range of key subjects. Those who pass this will receive an independently accredited status and be designated as ‘Super Tutors’. This private tutoring training, combined where necessary with support from our professional performance coaches, means that students will receive the highest possible standard of teaching to supplement their classroom-based education and help them pass their exams.
Exam Confidence focuses on:
- Individual Tutoring
- The Grade Guarantee Programme
- Performance and Motivational Coaching
- UCAS Support for University Applications
- Programmes for Schools
- Home Schooling Students
Our Advisory Board
A unique feature of our organisation is our Advisory Board. Made up of serving head teachers, deputy heads and sixth form tutors, the Advisory Board regularly meets with our team to discuss up-to-date techniques and developments in the educational sector, insights that can then pass onto the schools, parents and students we advise.
This tried-and-tested Exam Confidence™ methodology has proven to be successful, and is a reflection of the fact that we are always searching for innovative ways in which we can improve and deliver meaningful results.
Toby Mullins - Toby is a former chair of the HMC conference, which takes place annually, and is responsible for accrediting most of the independent schools in the UK. As a former inspector, Toby understands the difficulties of selecting the most appropriate school for your child.
Breege Jinks – The deputy head at Seaford College, Breege is an examiner, and a creative and inspiring Maths teacher. She has been on the board since its inception four years ago.
Tom Faiers – Tom is the head of Economics at a leading comprehensive school in Suffolk. Richard and Tom met at the IOE, where they both completed their PGCSE in Economics. Tom’s passion for teaching and learning has led to a significant increase in the amount of students studying Economics at his school, as well as a huge surge in grades overall. Tom is responsible for the delivery of our 5 Rs programme, which teaches how to make a fundamental shift in the way you should revise at home. As a consequence, Tom has developed what has become a revolutionary approach to learning, and is an inspirational Economics teacher. He is also a rare collector of birds.
Richard Coleman – Richard is the ‘mad physicist’, and the head of department at a leading grammar school in the UK. Richard inspires confidence, trust and a love for his subject. Richard joined our advisory board as a Newly Qualified Teacher. He has fast become one of the finest Physics teachers in the UK.