Private Tutoring for Primary & Secondary School Aged Children

Literacy and English tuition for ages 3-16: Preschool to Key Stage 3, 11+ Exam Prep and GCSE English Language & Literature Tuition

School is that vital time for children's futures. It is also a very popular time when parents seek out private tuition in literacy, phonics and English for their children. As an experienced and qualified teacher I specialise in phonics, reading, writing, 11+ Prep and GCSE English Language and Literature and provide one to one tuition for children in Preschool, Primary and Secondary years.

I will plan a  learning programme for each individual after an initial assessment session and focus on areas which are of greatest concern to parents. Children enjoy the wide range of engaging learning materials and resources provided during sessions, and for the youngest of students I base each session around learning through play. There is no one size fits all programme when it comes to tutoring your child, just great teaching by an experienced, qualified and caring tutor.


Literacy tuition focuses on early reading skills including phonics, reading fluency, and comprehension skills. Children are also encouraged to develop short pieces of writing usually focused on their immediate environment of home, family and school. Handwriting skills and letter formations are also taught during the sessions. GCSE tutoring offers the student support and encouragement, breaking down the syllabus, and allowing pupils time to ask questions and consolidate their learning, whilst equipping pupils with good study skills and revision skills and helping them feel prepared for their upcoming exams.

Underpinning all my teaching programmes are an awareness of the need to build each child’s confidence and self-esteem. I aim to ensure children experience success every time they attend a session.

The first step is the Assessment lesson during which we will establish your child’s learning needs. I invite parents to explain their concerns and expectations to me, and information from school about national curriculum levels, if available, can be very helpful. The learning programme I develop for your child may be focused on just one subject or offer a more varied approach.  Therefore, each child’s learning programme covers subjects parents would like me to focus on, whilst targeting areas needed which were identified throughout assessments. Children will leave the session with small and achievable tasks, which they are encouraged to complete prior to the next session.


I provide tutoring in Henley and Reading areas at various times after school and weekend periods as well as during the weekday during school holiday periods. I provide tutoring in your home. I also provide intensive tutoring during school holidays or consistent weekly tutoring as above if preferred. 

Tutoring sessions usually last 1hr for which the charge is £25 - £35 depending on the age of the child.

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