Northern Enterprise Awards 2022

82 | Northern Enterprise Awards 2022 With an infectious passion for education and guiding students through their formative learning years, Helen Wilson, founder of A Star Tuition Group, consistently achieves outstanding results for entrance exams at regional grammar and private schools, including SATs, GCSEs, and A level exams. Helen has nurtured and encouraged thousands of students aged 6-18 through their schooling journey over the last 15 years, helping them to achieve results that truly reflect their academic abilities, while placing a priority on a child-centred approach to teaching and learning. As a multi-award-winning tuition company, winning Prestige Business Awards – Best Tuition Provider in Manchester for 2020 and 2021 - and this fantastic award in the Northern Enterprise Awards 2022, A Star Tuition has fast become the go-to tuition provider in the North West. A Star Tuition Group impressed the organisers of SME unanimously, who recognised its exceptional results, outstanding customer feedback and Helen’s work with Key Stage 3 and 4 children, providing additional support in the most challenging subjects. We are proud to present A Star Tuition with this award, as it excels in delivering professional, supplementary education experiences through face-to-face and virtual encounters. With 20 years’ experience under her belt, working with both private and public students, Helen is easily able to distinguish herself from competitors, not to mention her proven track record of achieving consistently high results! “Our mission is to build happy, enthusiastic, and confident learners who achieve their educational goals” enthuses Helen, who started the company when her own boys were at school. “It quickly became apparent that my boys needed more than school alone could provide,” she continues. “They attended a high-performing primary school and as a parent, I felt under enormous pressure to ensure that they were not just happy, but also thriving in the classroom.” As a teacher, and a passionate advocate of empowerment through learning, Helen was able to provide the support her children needed for a successful life at school. The results that she achieved were so impressive that she was asked to teach a neighbour’s daughter, and then further recommendations resulted in a steady flow of pupils who all needed that extra boost in order to thrive at school - A Star Tuition Group was born. With over 70 Google reviews from satisfied families, A Star Tuition has received praise from up and down the country. Jane Barnes’ son received a huge boost in his mathematical ability through A Star Tuition. Jane states, “A Star Tuition has been brilliant! Each session boosted his confidence, and has allowed him to grow exponentially – broadening his knowledge and encouraging him to achieve more.” Claire Smith also shares, “After just 6 months, my daughter did so well in her end of year 10 exams, that she was moved up a set and told by her maths teachers that she can achieve a grade 7 or 8, as opposed to the previous expectation of 5 or 6!” These are just two of the many reviews given by customers, truly reflecting Helen’s fine efforts. A Star’s exceptional reputation has seen the firm gain several high-end industry awards in the last few years, including winning the Prestige Business Awards as Best Tuition Provider in Manchester for two years running. The most recent prestigious accolade to add to the growing collection is the title of Best KS3 & KS4 Tuition Service for the Greater Manchester area, as recognised in the Northern Enterprise Award 2022 by SME News. Nov22155 Best KS3 & KS4 Tuition Service – Greater Manchester While Helen is the driving force behind the business, and the reason for its incredibly successful journey, she is quick to praise the dedicated and committed team of teaching professionals that have come to join her over the years. She says, “Our talented team of teachers are fully qualified, friendly and supportive professionals, who quickly develop rapport and a positive learning environment, thus helping students to feel comfortable, able to learn from the get-go and make rapid progress.” Looking to the future, Helen has plans to increase the number of students on roll by reaching out to a larger audience utilising the social media advertising platforms. She is on a mission to help even more KS3 and KS4 students after making a huge impression on the demographic so far. She is also determined to maintain her stellar reputation and continue to express her passion for education across all ages and a wider range of subjects. Contact: Helen Wilson Company: A Star Tuition Group Web Address: Based in Ramsbottom, A Star Tuition Group is an award-wining online tutoring service that specialises in providing high-quality tuition that is tailored to the needs of its students. We speak to the company’s Founder, Helen Wilson, about what sets it aside from competitors in the wake of the company being recognised in the Northern Enterprise Awards 2022.