James has tutored our children (aged 8 & 13) in both IT and Spanish. His enthusiasm and energy are infectious and this shows in the engagement with which the children take part in the lessons. James is imaginative in his lesson plans and I have seen examples such as a Stop-Start animation in Spanish starring Darth Vader at the Antarctic Exploration and Survey Centre (don’t ask) and the children building their own websites, again in Spanish. The lesson with the older child is more formal as she hopes to sit her GSCE next year after a year of tutoring whilst the lesson with the younger child is only limited by their (James’ and my son’s) imagination. He is courteous, reliable and also believes that learning should be fun and he brings that sense of fun to every lesson - Trevor Flood & Sue O'Boyle
"If you want to learn Spanish, you should do it with James! In less than 10 hours I feel like I already have a basic level. The classes are tailored to the individual and we end up having a lot of fun. I would highly recommend giving señor James a call!" - Lauren Steer
"James is a wonderful facilitator. He speaks to children with respect, makes them smile with his playful nature and empowers them to feel confident in themselves. With this method children not only get the most from their sessions with him, but also carry their new found skills out in to the world, allowing them to continue self teaching wherever they are. James has a broad and interesting skill set, including a great deal of experience teaching Technology, Arts and Spanish. He held a workshop for us at Eastbourne Home Educators focusing on the arts through technology, where we saw his skills in action. It was a group of mixed age and ability, with several students that find group sessions very difficult. We asked for feedback from the students and parents after the class and it was unanimously positive! I can highly recommend James as a tutor/facilitator and look forward to working with him in future both with Eastbourne Home Educators and my own family." - Poppy Longden, Director at Oh My Goodness! and Core member of Eastbourne Home Educators Community Group.
"Thanks James for being a regular contributor to the Creative Café. Your input is always inspirational, giving young people a real sense of the creative possibilities of working in digital media, photography and design/publishing. We really value the thought provoking activities you bring to the Café and the passion with which you communicate. I would recommend you to anyone looking for somebody to inspire young people through digital media"- Catherine Orbach, Co-Director, Culture Shift
"I spent 5 hours in total developing my photography skills, as I had volunteered to take photographs for one of the major charities at the London Marathon. As a complete photography novice, James had quite a task! He delivers his expertise and knowledge of the science of the subject in a simple, fun and easy to understand manner that leaves you feeling confident and inspired. He is personable, reliable and has an infectious passion for his subject. My photographs were published on the charities website and I've been asked back next year!." - Mandy Gordon, Actor
"I worked with James Casey at Learning today and together, they have changed my technological life. As a self employed professional and luddite, my extreme fear of computers was starting to seriously hinder my career path and I needed help. As a self employed professional and luddite, my extreme fear of computers was starting to seriously hinder my career path and I needed help. James’ warmth and personable manner immediately put me at ease. His unique combination of communicative sensitivity, unwavering patience and deep knowledge of his subject create a safe environment where no question is stupid.After a surprisingly short amount of time I now feel armed with the skills that I need to be fully productive, function confidently, and can see technology as a useful tool rather than an embarrassing gap in my knowledge. I look forward to our classes and can say that with the right teacher, anything is possible!" - Sarah Stirk, Sculptor
"James was the best teacher i've ever had. His teaching was unique but by far the best!. We had came all over from Argentina to try and study english and his english / photography course made it fun and and really enjoyable. The experience that I've acquired with James was really helpful and I hope I can go back and continue my studies with him."- Francisco Ventrici, 19, Photography Student
"James came back to give advice and guidance to the ICT department and to support students completing their ICT coursework. His support was invaluable and he was a cooperative and friendly member of the team for a short period. He was invited back into school again to work as a consultant in the Media department and he has given support and guidance to a new member of staff on the use and application of Photoshop, employed to act as her mentor as she learnt the new software application in her role of Media teacher. This he did well, allowing her to progress in her understanding and eventually to teach the programme itself to the students. He also gave advice on the use of PowerPoint in A level Media blogs. James has also been an invaluable volunteer at Hampstead School since June 2011. His specific role has been to support students in the use of more complex Photoshop skills as they complete their GCSE Media magazine pages. He has worked alongside the teacher in ensuring that students understand key elements of the programme and can achieve their creative and ICT potential in the subject. He has been delightful to work with. His advice has been shared by three departments, including our ICT technical team. I am pleased that he wishes to continue this type of role and can recommend him to you should you be wishing him to take up a role in your organisation." - Sandy Crawford, Head of Media Studies, Hampstead School