Founder, owner and tutor: Kath Sleep – My B.A.(Honours) is in Social Behaviour (Psychology and Sociology) and my MBA (Master of Business Administration) focused on Marketing (and was completed jointly in Canada and Finland). For 15 years, I held progressively senior roles (in the US, Canada and UK) in multi-national Fortune 500 organisations such as Kraft, Mars, Reuters, and Hutchison 3G. I was a Director by the age of 35. I then focused my skills on specialised roles in tourism and green energy, winning a variety of industry awards. This experience then led to 10+ years of tutoring and lecturing at College and University level (to both undergraduate and graduate students). I have also been home educating my two sons in the UK for 7+ years, tutoring and mentoring HE children, throughout that time. In addition, I am an Education Embassador for the Museum of Brands, The MERL, and The West Berkshire Museum.
My students thrive on learning which offers both fun and creative elements, as well as a depth of detail and knowledge. I use text, multimedia, practical examples, art & design to bring a subject to life! I am particularly proud of the fact that I have many repeat students, who complete several courses with me year after year!
Partner Tutor: Caitlin Kendall – is a Secondary School English Teacher with 14 years teaching experience. Caitlin has taught at renowned schools in both the UK and Hong Kong and she is the founder of Woodland Writers. For the past 11 years Caitlin has also worked as a GCSE, A-level, and IB English examiner. Caitlin has recently completed her MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University and was shortlisted for the Creative Futures Literary Award. Since completing her MA, Caitlin has been a home educator and worked as a creative writing consultant in secondary schools across the North East. She is currently working on her debut novel for Young Adults. She lives in Northumberland with her husband, children and three unnecessarily large dogs
From R (a parent): I can’t tell you how much your classes are helping J learn how to learn. It’s not just that J finds you personally so engaging, which is rare in itself, but J is learning how to research and present ideas.
From K (a parent): I can highly recommend Kate who runs Homemade Education. Amazing online teacher who really engages the children on a range of interesting subjects.
From J (a student): Thanks so much for teaching me Kate, you’re the best tutor I ever had!
From V (a parent): And really thank you so so much again I can’t really express it on an email but you’ve been an amazing help and support it’s very very very much appreciated by myself and C. C has really enjoyed her courses with you and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to others.
From C and M (parent and student): M and I would like to say a huge thank you for the excellent Economics course you have provided. M has found the content and resources to be exceptional and the online lessons combined with homework and recaps has been very effective at helping him learn. He has developed a love of economics and his learning has steered his future in a new direction. What started out as his ‘extra’ subject has now become his most prominent and inspiring one. I will let you know what happens with M but for now he would like to study Economics at A-level next term if all goes to plan. Once again, sincerest thanks for your fantastic educational provision and tuition.
From B (a student): I have loved this course it has been so fun thank you so much for it.
From K (a parent): Wow! You are fantastic! It really is appreciated and we are so pleased we found you and your courses! Thank you!
The final student chat at the end of the very last Live, Online Sociology session of April 2020:
- B: i like how everything comes together at the end
- A: wow, thats crazy that we’ve done it all
- C: thank you so much for this course i loved it
- A: i’ve really enjoyed everything
- A: and i feel like everybody has gotten so good at explaining things
- B: it’s been a great class
- D: thank you, it’s been really interesting
- A: my favourite topic was education, even though it made the most sad
- E: Thank you for the lesson, and thank you so much for the whole course. It’s been a pleasure learning sociology, I never would have thought it would be quite so interesting, but boy it was!
- F: thank you ive really enjoyed it
- A: you’ve been such a great teacher kate
- B: gonna miss these lessons
- D: I’m gonna miss the lessons too
- E: Bye and thank you again! I really appreciate all the work you’ve put in to teaching us
From N (a student): I have enjoyed your lessons and look forward to doing the environmental management course with you later (I especially enjoyed the cartoons)
From M (a parent): We are truly fortunate to have found Home Made Education. Would highly recommend to sign up with Home Made. For sure you will receive excellent individual support throughout. Thank you Kate
From S (a parent): We use Homemade Education for Psychology and I wouldn’t hesitate to do another course with them. Far more engaging for students and tutor support and feedback has been great
From B (a student): Thank you so much for helping me and teaching me all through out this course; I really have loved learning it and I loved having you as a teacher.
From S (a parent): Excellent support and materials. Really well priced for what you get too.
From R (a parent): I highly recommend Home Made Education. My daughter is doing quite a few exams this year and Kate’s videos and input have taken the pressure off me needing to be on top top form for every course.
From E (a student): I just got my economics exam results this morning, and I got an 8! Thank you!
From L (a parent): My son is thoroughly loving HomeMadeEducation Sociology and Economics. Good to hear you do A level too; may be next on list
From K (a parent): My girl studied Gcse psychology and loved it ( and got an ‘A’ at 14) – I am hoping she will want to go onto A level at some point as she still talks about everything she learned and clearly has an affinity for it! I can’t recommend HME highly enough! Massive value for money and very approachable
From N (a parent): We’re doing the business and highly recommend it – the tutor definitely goes the extra mile for her students
From S (a parent): We are doing economics with Kate Sneep at Home Made Education. My daughter is loving the course and planning on doing it for Alevel.
From L (a parent): I agree; my son is studying economics with Kate. Brilliant.
From M (a parent): Totally recommend Kate, who helped my son to a B in Business Studies in only 4 short revision sessions – she was so focused and helpful
From B (a parent): My daughter is really enjoying the course. She recently had a two hour revision lesson that was really useful.
From C (a parent): We love HomeMadeEducation. Excellent tutor, excellent course and excellent price. We did lots of research beforehand and HomeMadeEducation was definitely the best choice. Great price, great tutor, great courses.
From C (a parent): We just used her online revision session and it was excellent. Wish we’d followed her whole course!
From E (a parent): Highly recommend – the courses are excellent value and kate, the tutor, is brilliant. her feedback is very useful and ontime, she has a great sense of humour, and knows her stuff. my son has done several courses with them and we think the quality of materials is second to none!
From M (a parent): You made a big difference to D’s confidence and ultimately his grade
From A (a parent): Just a thank you for the super helpful revision session. I sat in for most of it and we talked through the way he would have approached the answers. So pleased we did this now as I can review his attempts at questions and guide in the way you are teaching as extra help for him.
From K (a parent): You are the best! Why didn’t I discover you earlier in my home ed journey!!
From D (a parent): I has been loving your classes again this year, thank you. We keep recommending you to everyone!
From M (a parent): Highly recommend Kath from HomeMade Education. Knowledgeable, professional and personable tuition.
From I (a student): Today I got my results for my economics IGCSE exam…an A! I want to thank you so much for teaching me … I could not have achieved this mark without your skilled teaching and excellent help!
From K (a parent): The lessons are fantastic! This is the best pre recorded lesson we have seen – honestly we have tried a few!
From B (a student): I think you’re a great teacher. Thanks to all of the amazing classes I feel confident and excited to do the exam
From M (a parent): Thank you for your invaluable insight and support in the run up to the exam. I have no doubt that your help made a massive difference to DS’s success.
From T (a parent): Let me say a huge thank you for marking all D’s business papers and giving such good feedback. He achieved an A which we were VERY happy with. Thank you!
From S (a parent): Thank you for your courses Kate, N continues to thrive on them, after a bad experience with another distance learning company you have done wonders to rebuild her confidence in her academic ability again. Thank you!
From K (a parent) : Well, thank you very much, Kate! DD got an A*!
From D (a parent): We highly recommend HomeMadeEducation. My 14 year old has been studying GCSE Economics this year, online, and is motivated, interested, and eager to take more courses with her next year too.
From L (a parent, after some custom exam revision sessions): Thank you for all your help, too. Please do let me know if you find you can teach any more Tuesday morning sessions in the next weeks – I know R would love more lessons … more thanks and best wishes!
From L (a parent): Just a note to let you know that L got an A* in his IGCSE Economics. We are so pleased. Thanks for all your guidance.
From E (a parent): I wanted to ask about G starting another of the courses you offer….which do you think might suit her more? Thank you for your great teaching, help and support!
From K (a parent): I can recommend homemadeducation, my daughter is using them and loving it!
From E (a parent): It’s a pleasure to come across such a conscientious, organised, enthusiastic teacher as yourself!
From M (a parent): E absolutely loves your class. For a child who has found it almost impossible to write coherent tidy notes. Her files have been a revelation. Thank you for how you have been teaching the class. I never imagined she would enjoy Economics so much.
From R (a parent): “I would like to thank you for being such an amazing teacher for M, as she has thoroughly enjoyed all her lessons with you. Every Tuesday she’d look forward to her lessons and not only was the subject interesting but also the way you taught it to your students with so much passion. M really felt like she was on track and knew exactly what she was doing because of your help and guidance. She’s going to really miss her lessons with you. You have done such a great job and I will definitely recommend you to others. THANK YOU!”
From C (a parent) “I can definitely recommend Kay – she teaches my daughter at HEET and she loves her classes as do lots of the other students”
From E (a parent): “My daughter E is really enjoying your class and you as a teacher! Thanks so much for all the extra information you provide.”
From S (a parent): A is really enjoying your class and tells me what a great teacher you are! I am glad that she is really enjoying your class so thank you.
From G (a student): “You don’t find great people like you very often. Thanks for teaching me; you’re a great teacher.”
From S (cousin of a student, who sat in on sessions): “Wow, that was fun. My teacher will really have to up her game now!”
From J (parent of student): “N really REALLY enjoyed it and wrote up a detailed, elaborately illustrated, account of the day this evening!”
From D (parent of student): “Today’s session was truly inspired. You showed them how to look at the collection in a whole new light and it is all A talked about when she got home.”
From C (a parent): Kate from HomeMade Education is very good. She is teaching Psychology and Economics at our classes in Tadley and the students love her classes.