For many years, I have said that I love my teaching so much that I would do it for free, but I never actually did it. Now I am offering scholarships.

I was asked to recommend some websites for a bright young girl, who was in lockdown. She was finishing her schoolwork for the week in a couple of hours and then spent the rest of the week bored. The family could not afford tutoring, so I offered to help her for free and enjoyed watching her being so stimulated by the teaching and the websites. I did this each weekday for a month.

It has inspired me to offer scholarships for other pupils, where the families, genuinely, could not afford private tutoring or where they need some assistance. Sometimes, I believe that a child needs more sessions than the family can afford, so they pay what they can and I do what is best for the child by offering the extra sessions as a scholarship.