Student and Parent Comments

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Students’ Comments

“Natalie has helped and supported me throughout my numerous applications processes for a Master in Finance program. The whole applications processes were long and tedious – personal statements, motivation letters, reference letters, GMAT, scholarship applications, etc. had to be written, reviewed, corrected, and reviewed again. I went through this process five times, as I was planning to apply to five different universities including LSE, Imperial College of London, and London Business School in the UK – and IE Business School and ESADE Business School in Spain.
Not only was Natalie extremely swift, meticulous, and complete in her comments and her advice – but I cannot insist enough on how much her guidance through every step of the process has been an incredible and indispensable help for me both as an educational and a psychological support.
I ended up applying to only three out of the five universities, and I got accepted to all three of them – and was awarded the Excellence scholarship worth €6,600 at ESADE Business School and the IE Fellowship scholarship worth €8,000 at IE Business school (where I have decided to study).
Natalie’s reviews, comments, and advice undeniably contributed to these positive responses by allowing me to write strong and convincing statements and essays. I would strongly recommend her to anyone considering applying for a Master or an MBA.”

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“I approached Natalie for some tutoring in relation to my Level 3 Social Psychology degree.

I was having particular difficulties with my proposed qualitative research project. I have to admit I was really struggling and was contemplating pulling out of my studies. Thankfully, I searched for a tutor first and found Natalie through the suggestion of a friend.

After supplying Natalie with an overview of the objectives, she demonstrated a clear understanding and picked up on what I was aiming for and having difficulties with. Our tutorials took place over face time as I live abroad, however, this was not an issue Natalie made me feel at ease and comfortable.

Natalie consistently provided fantastic clarity, explaining areas I didn’t understand clearly. For example, literature searches proved difficult for me and Natalie took the time to walk me through the procedure, assisting me in finding some fabulous papers before giving me the next step to take. She was extremely patient and clear in explaining how to approach my area of study, she quite obviously had a vast knowledge regarding psychology and teaching.

As a mature student who had lost their confidence, I felt Natalie’s empathy and support really encouraging – she really gave me the push I needed! I am genuinely thrilled to bits with her undivided attention and dedication in helping me to both understand my topic thoroughly and attain a mark to be proud of.

As a tutor, I feel Natalie goes above and beyond to help her students succeed and I cannot recommend her highly enough. I will most definitely be calling on her help and indisputable expertise in the near future. “

Final year university student


“Natalie provided me with guidance for writing my dissertation for my Geography degree at the University of Birmingham. Throughout our sessions, she provided me with a structure and an outline for my dissertation, constructive criticisms on where I was going wrong and the help that I needed to (hopefully) get a good grade. She also provided me with additional reading on research methods such as how to use a case study which was extremely helpful when writing my methodology section and gave me a further insight into the subject area. Overall, she was a huge help throughout my dissertation process and invested time and energy into me so I got the maximum help possible during our sessions.”

Charlotte, final year student of University of Birmingham


“During my degree at the University of Leeds (Politics) I felt that my dissertation work needed checking by someone with in depth knowledge about how to structure and compose extended pieces of writing. The expertise that Natalie provided vastly improved the quality of my work as well as my understanding of what skills are needed to improve further work. Prior to writing my dissertation Natalie helped me to consolidate my thoughts and create a focused topic area, title and plan that I could work with. Sitting with Natalie and thoroughly editing parts of my dissertation once I had written it showed me where I was making mistakes grammatically and structurally as well as where there was need for greater depth or critical analysis. I believe my work benefitted greatly from this as I was able to make adjustments after our lesson whilst our discussions were still in mind.

Natalie was also generous in lending relevant books or articles that could improve my work and used academic work of her own to help exemplify certain writing skills. In applying for my MA (at Fordham University, New York) Natalie also guided me in writing an excellent personal statement. Natalie’s extensive knowledge of how to produce high quality pieces of writing on any topic enabled me to achieve a first in my dissertation and I do not believe I would have been able to do so without her help.”

Harriet, recent graduate of University of Leeds


“Without Natalie’s support and help getting into university, I wouldn’t be where I am today – currently a student at the University of Birmingham.”

Cara, first year student, University of Birmingham


“Hi Natalie. Thank you so much for all your help with my personal statement. So far I have offers from my first two uni choices (Nottingham and Birmingham), so am very happy.

Serena, Year 13 student


“I found the lessons with Natalie extremely helpful. It allowed me to prepare thoroughly for my interviews both by increasing my confidence and highlighting to me the areas of my subject that I found interesting.

Georgina, first year student, University of Cambridge


“Natalie tutored me in psychology and helped me with my university process and it’s safe to say I couldn’t have done it without her!

David, first year student, University of Nottingham


“Natalie Lancer’s university advice was spot on. Before having contacted her, I was lost. Nobody had given me any satisfying advice, and I ended up being inundated with little bits and pieces of information that I didn’t know what to do with. I was beginning to doubt my academic capabilities. After having followed Natalie’s brilliant advice, I got accepted into top universities and will be studying a subject that fascinates me.

Christophe, prospective media student, gap year


“The help I got from you was invaluable – your ideas were of a very high standard. You made constructive suggestions such as how to shorten long paragraphs without spoiling the sense and how to include information that an admissions tutor would have in mind. Your proof reading was very detailed. Thanks so much.”

Alex, second year student, UCL


“Natalie taught me Psychology AS Level in 3 months and got me an A. I got 88% in both AS Psychology units and have so much confidence in Natalie that I started studying Sociology A level with her too. She is focused and passionate and knows the specification well – so time is spent efficiently to get the best grades. Natalie is helpful and motivating”.

Tanya, A-level student


“Natalie, thank you so much for your career advice – your knowledge of the various training providers and employment opportunities beyond was invaluable and you tailored your advice so precisely to my own particular situation. It really helped to focus my thinking and to make the right decision”.

Hannah, prospective teacher


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Parents’ Comments

 

Adam accepted a place to study Computer Science at Leeds University yesterday.

We have a lot to thank you for: For helping him with course selection; (directing him to a degree course which he had not even considered, to one which he is so well suited for and, importantly, loves); for your advice last August to not repeat year 12 following weak AS results (he has now achieved ABB grades); and grateful thanks too for your help with his personal statement which meant he had all 5 universities offer him a place.

You were an invaluable part of the University process and I know Adam would not be in such a great position now had it not been for you.

Mrs G, parent of Year 13 student


“You may recall helping my son, Joshua last year. We visited you initially for advice on a degree course and then in August following a poor set of AS results when you gave advice and helped him with a UCAS personal statement.

Your advice re courses was fabulous and I recall the look of relief on Joshua’s face when you suggested Engineering would be a great idea!

I wanted to let you know that, thanks to your help, Joshua has received offers from all 5 Uni’s. This year he is working hard to make up for the weak results of last year. In fact, Joshua received a lovely letter from one of the universities saying how interesting they found what he had to say in his personal statement.

Of course, I know that Joshua needs to achieve the grades required to secure the places offered and this may not happen this year, I am realistic. His teachers, however, are optimistic.

I just wanted to thank you for steering Joshua in the right direction and helping him receive the Uni offers which, without doubt, are motivating him to give of his best this year.

The rest is up to Joshua now….”

Mrs A, parent of Year 13 student


“Natalie’s understanding of the university application process was hugely beneficial to us. Her guidance on university course choices was invaluable and her input and support with my daughter’s personal statement made a massive difference. I would recommend Natalie to anyone going through this process.

Mrs W, parent of first year student, University of Nottingham


“As a parent, I found the whole university application process very daunting, as did my son. My uni application offered a really good service. The advice and help my son was given on applying and finding the right course and right university, as well as the actual application and personal statement was excellent.”

Mrs S, parent of Law student


“It was so difficult to get started with the personal statement but Natalie helped to focus us into thinking what was important and where my son’s strengths lay. She worked through the information with him, forming it into a clear articulate informative piece of writing, that could be easily adapted and added to with any new work experience or reading etc. My son had offers from every university he applied to!

Mrs P, parent of Architecture student, University of Cambridge


“Thank you for your help. The session was invaluable and we are really pleased to have sorted out our son’s application and options.

Mrs D, parent of student on a gap year making a post-A-level application


“I have found Natalie to be both knowledgeable and practical. My daughter has had behavioural issues and Natalie has been compassionate and given me clear and valuable tools to help her.

Mrs C, parent of teenager


“Natalie has tutored both my children in Psychology and I cannot thank her enough for her support both academically and emotionally through the stressful period of A levels and university choice and application.  Her patience and vast knowledge in the subjects she teaches allows her students to gain confidence and achieve results they never could have envisaged before her input.  She is able to encourage her students to approach their studies with maturity and help them understand what is required to answer A level questions in a way to achieve optimum results.


Her support with my son’s university application enabled him to choose a suitable course and university at a time when the process necessary for UCAS seemed daunting and unachievable to him. She was able to help him write his personal statement, including all the information necessary, which resulted in him receiving offers at all his university choices.


I would recommend Natalie to any parent wanting their child to achieve their full potential, not only in terms of obtaining offers from the best universities, and getting the highest A-level grades, but also in terms of building their child’s self-confidence and self-belief”.

Leanne Mattey, Parent of A-level student and University of Nottingham student 


“Natalie has supported my children throughout their education as mentor, tutor and university guidance counsellor.  She gave professional, objective advice, tailored to the needs of our children, making sure they were on track in every way. My eldest daughter did not know what to study at university, and Natalie showed her how to go about making a choice, evaluating the different options. Natalie is also an inspiring teacher, and has helped my children make excellent progress academically, enabling them to realise their ambitions”.

Melissa Vandermolen, Parent of A-level student and University of Nottingham student 


“Natalie helped my son find a university course. With her knowledge and experience, the process was made easier. My son obtained his first choice, and she was on hand to help us on results day , if he had a problem. Natalie worked with my son to gather information so that the personal statement was tailored to the right course. We were very pleased and lucky to be recommended to her”.

Mrs S, Parent of University of Leeds student