Diplomatherapy Testimonials

Here’s some feedback from some recent students…

Anne, thank you for taking me through your Diplomatherapy course over the last 3 months. I had previously attended some of your classes at WSET and I liked the effort that you put forth in those classes. From the those classroom lessons it was very apparent to me that you cared about the subject, the class, the students and that you are passionate about your work. So, when I saw that you had launched Diplomatherapy I had no hesitation in joining up. The way that you presented the material on Diplomatherapy made it all seem logical and simple even when the ideas were challenging and for me it was an effective mixture of information, examination technique and you keeping things interesting. I would certainly have no hesitation recommending Diplomatherapy to other D3 students.

Jaspal Calotier, DipWSET

As a tutor, Anne McHale made an impression on me while I was studying at the WSET London School, so I registered for her Diplomatherapy classes. I am glad I did. As a Diploma student who has to do a lot of self-study over an extended period of time, there are questions and doubts that constantly crop up. Anne’s sessions are well-structured and aligned with these, and her personal insights helped a lot. She helped me find motivation and focus as well, a bonus during these difficult times of COVID-19.

Ruma Singh DipWSET

I successfully passed the D3 exam which I took in May 2021 and I am so glad that I enrolled for your Diplomatherapy. It is an outstanding, impeccably curated and well-structured educational concept. The flow from introduction to the final day of the exam along with your motivational talk are truly worth appreciating. The bonuses facilitated me to meticulously condense the information from the book, and the sessions prepared me to approach exam-like questions. I am struggling to decide my favourite part 🙂 Heartfelt gratitude, Anne, for this goldmine and for supporting me towards my journey to DipWSET!!!

Amrita Singh DipWSET

As a WSET Diploma student approaching my D3 exams I decided to sign up to Anne McHale’s online coaching programme in order to focus my revision and improve my technique in the theory exam and the practical tasting element. I found Anne gave very clear and precise tips as to what to do as well as what to avoid in order to pass this challenging exam. Her experience enables her to define the strategies needed and adopt the right mindset towards a successful outcome. As the D3 has been postponed following the Covid 19 outbreak she has been an excellent motivator and I will definitely be signing up for further coaching in the run up to D3 when it is rescheduled. If you are due to take this exam in the future I would highly recommend Anne to help you streamline your work and get goal-focused.

Rowena Hawtin DipWSET

Studying for both the D3 theory and tasting exam is an incredibly daunting task given the vast scope of material D3 that comprises, but the Diplomatherapy course really helped to focus my approach to both exams, providing me with a solid revision framework and helping me to understand the best way to approach theory questions in the manner the examiners expect. Anne is a great tutor and, in addition to the main content she delivered on the course, spent a huge amount of time answering specific questions from the group.

Tom Savage, D3 student

Just a quick note to thank you for the role you played in my successful completion of my Diploma (overall Pass with Merit) Your advice around revising to the level of grade you want rather than covering every detail was invaluable in allowing me to focus on the things that mattered. Equally, your emphasis on understanding the question, sticking to the point and relating everything back to style, quality and price is key to passing D3.

Your Diplomatherapy course definitely contains gems of wisdom that are simply not available elsewhere. I appreciate the value you add in the critical area of exam technique, an area in which many students lack knowledge.

Dan Murton DipWSET

The prospect of D3 had left me feeling very anxious, overwhelmed and not knowing where to start. I didn’t know how to approach the questions. Diplomatherapy was particularly helpful in terms of the guidance provided on approaching the questions and tastings. I also felt much more confident going into the exam – very calm and relaxed, using the techniques that Anne had suggested in order to approach each question.

Domenic Carlucci, D3 student

I started out overwhelmed by the D3 content. The parts of Diplomatherapy which helped the most were the modules on how to get into the right mindset, what to study and how to structure answers. Everything then was wrapped up in theory questions that prepared me well for the actual exam. I can highly recommend the programme; the sessions have a good length, great detail and good audio and video. It gave me a very good idea of where to start, what to study and how to structure my answers, and overall gave me confidence in how to approach my studies and pass the exams – I realised that it’s really doable, especially with Anne’s help!

Daniel Meier, D3 student

Before embarking on Diplomatherapy I was suffering from an inability to answer the question because I couldn’t decipher what the examiners were looking for. Anne is amazing! She was direct to the point and taught us how to tie the answer back to Style, Quality and Price rather than ‘data dump’. Her Tips and Tricks really helped my confidence going into the exam!

Catherine Sagal, D3 student

I had a real lack of understanding of what was required for studying D3. Anne’s programme gave clarity on what was required to pass D3 and how to deal with the stressful situations of the exams, as well as the business mindset required, the focus on style, quality and price, how to state the obvious, read the question, time management during the exam…all extremely good advice.

Jarle Madsen DipWSET

Prior to signing up to the Diplomatherapy programme I felt overwhelmed by the volume of study material and was always unsure if I was using my very precious time to study in the most efficient way.  There were many occasions where I began to feel unmotivated and found myself just hoping I was doing enough to just pass the exams. Anne’s programme sets you up with very clear methods for studying, in particular and very helpful to me were the note-taking templates which allow you to break down so much information, enabling you to see so many similarities and in the same way key differences of note. This along with the ability to review her personal videos when you want and as many times as you want has been a fantastic motivator and meant that my time is being used effectively. I do now have more confidence in achieving beyond a pass level. Unfortunately, because of Covid and the rescheduling of classes I am yet to sit an exam. However, I no longer feel so alone or overwhelmed as I work through this vast subject. Anne has put together a fantastic programme. It is well designed and the modular basis makes it easy to move through all of the material.

Deborah Masterston DipWSET