Course participant reviews for Peter Symonds College

Average rating 4.7

Based on 108 reviews.

Colleen Walsh
Fun, casual, friendly class, excellent teaching.
Rocio Enriquez
My learning experience at Peter Symonds AHED has exceeded my expectations. Every new concept we learned was practiced right away and this made the learning very engaging. We had a lot of opportunities to practice our skills in triads and get feedback This helped consolidate the knowledge acquired and create a collaborative environment with other...
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Celia Banks
Great teaching lovely teacher, very spuuported
Kerry Burden
I was looking for a access course that fits in with my family life, when I met Nicky I knew I could do this. She was so nice and completely understood what I wanted to achieve. All my teachers in my courses are supportive and make you feel assured with your work and feedback. I am really enjoying my time and looking forward to my future.
Andy Hollingsworth
Good facilities and knowagable tutor
Anna Hayne
Brilliant teacher, great classmates. Course did not have as much conversation as maybe I would have liked. Course book I felt a waste of money as not extensively used. Teaching aids used by teacher excellent.
Annabel Sommerville
A nice course to follow if you would like inpiration for Christmas arrangements/flowers. I have attended a number of the floristry course and have enjoyed each one. Get lots of tips and ideas. You are also given a lot of freedom so you can use your inspiration on the theme provided. Highly recommend.
Although the teaching was good and the arrangements produced were very professional the time needed between classes to source the items needed for the following week was too much. This course would suit someone who is retired and/or has a lot of spare time each week.
Dave Coombs
Spending a couple of hours with a diverse range of other artists is a great antidote to the rest of the working week. Eve’s guidance is always spot on!
Lynn Gosden
I continue to be very satisfied with all aspects of the course. Our tutor Elena offers us many opportunities to suggest what we would like to include in the class and is always well prepared. I enjoy the mix of listening, reading and speaking in class and find the weekly set work both interesting and challenging.
Verity Coleman
It's a great facility and I cannot praise Sally Bettridge too highly.
Nikola Berry
Excellent course, excellent support from all tutors. Would definitely recommend this course as a step towards university.
Andrew Butling
Not the purely academic course which I was looking for and which would have given a stronger grammatical foundation for further Italian learning. However, a very good balance between conversational and grammatical teaching which made the classes fun for students with varied competences. Chiara Lazlo has been an excellent tutor. Congratulations t...
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Elizabeth McKerracher
A course which provides the opportunity to acquire some knowledge of art and artists as well as varying skills using a wide range of media. Over the last two years I have gained the confidence to apply what I have learnt in class to homework. I am now able to really enjoy most of what I do and appreciate what I produce, thanks to our tutor Sue.
Susan Pickett
This is my second term and I shall be booking on a third term at least. Denise is very knowledgeable and helpful and teaches in a very supportive and relaxed manner. She is constantly praising our efforts. Denise gives us printed details of the designs for the term and more details each week. I am thoroughly enjoying the course.
Janine Casey
I love Tuesday evenings! The class is fun and interesting and given that I have read today that learning a foreign language at my age helps to prevent Alzheimers, I will continue as long as possible.
Christopher Sharratt
Almost perfect for me.
Lisa Welch
This class continues with an excellent teacher, Laura Camba. She is highly experienced, always well prepared and constantly uses different methods to help us learn. The only reason I have given 4 stars is because the venue (St Barnabas) is not fit for purpose. The course itself is very good and I would recommend.
Robin Price
The course is well and engagingly run by Elena. I would like her to speak Spanish all the time and set more demanding home work (although I do write essays from time to time); for example setting us role plays to prepare for the following week and asking us to give little presentations occasionally.
A good course and thoroughly enjoyable. A different programme each week, dealing with different parts of the body, so the whole body gets a work out over the whole term. Ideal. Pia works us hard but helps us all with all aspects of the lesson.
J Warner
Eve is helpful and gives tips on technique
Bob Lord
I really enjoy the chance fo listen to and talk lots of Italian during the lesson. Laura has very creative ways of involving everyone, checking we revise, consolidate and improve on our knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and enabling us to discuss topics of current or cultural interest.
Chris Willson
Year 4 Italian. Peter Symonds is managing to keep this course going against the odds. I am so grateful to our teachers for their time in helping a clot like me! We get a really good spread on vocabulary, grammar and verb declentions. I doubt whether I'll ever be able to converse in Italian but it doesn't stop me wanting to learn. I am impressed ...
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Janet Tomlinson
Laura maintains a high standard of active learning always in the target language, and produces challenging and interesting material for us to read and discuss. She has developed a group committed to working and joining in. Thank you Laura
This was a great opportunity to try out portrait painting from photographs and live models, with guidance from Eve. She encourages you to try new media and techniques, after starting off with some of the basics.
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