Welcome fellow home-educator! I'm Catherine Mooney and I've been many things in my life - a writer, English teacher, examiner, artist and Open University tutor in Creative Writing - but the most important thing I've ever done is to home-educate my son from the age of five.
Eleven years ago I saw the need for a friendly, approachable distance learning course to help home-educated children take an IGCSE English Language exam, regardless of their ability or starting point. The result was my IGCSE English Language and IGCSE English Literature courses. This was so well received that I wrote further courses including Word Weavers for younger children, a Pre-IGCSE course, and an Essay Writing course.
Alongside Bobbie and Heather, my co-tutors, I have now helped over 1500 students across the world to achieve outstanding results in their English IGCSEs. It makes me especially happy that students with dyslexia and other special educational needs tell me they find my courses approachable, friendly and accessible, enabling them to do justice to their skills while achieving solid exam passes and enjoying the process.
COURSES FOR OLDER CHILDREN
COURSES FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
What Parents & Children Say
My daughter hadn't enjoyed English and we signed her up for Catherine's IGCSE English Language course with two years to do the course. She worked really hard and worked mostly independently using Catherine's textbook, which is very accessible and readable. Catherine was very prompt with marking extra papers and sending comments and my daughter got an A which was brilliant for her. Thank you so much!
Ruth O Connell
We think she's great! Her course seems really easy to me, very user friendly and easy to understand. She is very easy to contact or get advice or support from... had nothing but help and positive encouragement from her...You can take as long or as little time to do it as you like... I don't think you will regret it if you get the course.
I would recommend this course to anyone. With Catherine's help I got an A+ at just 14 in both IGCSE English language and IGCSE English literature. I was really pleased with the course and the advice I was given. The book is well laid out, user friendly and colourful. I received constant support and guidance.
Catherine's courses are excellent, well laid out and easy to follow, with the emphasis on the student learning for themselves and practising skills which will stand them in good stead, not just for English but any essay-based courses/exams. My daughter did both English IGCSEs with Catherine and gained A+ and A. Catherine was very helpful and encouraging, it was such a relief to have her expertise to draw on.