Individual and Family Group tuition

From September, 2020, ONLINE tuition will be available to families and students from all corners of the British Isles.  Please see the tab <ONLINE TUITION> above, in the main menu.


Current students attending group preparatory tuition for grammar school entrance, who are also taking the highly competitive premier-league independent schools' entrance tests, have priority for individual tuition with me.


Nevertheless, vacancies could arise occasionally if families relocate or circumstances change. From this September, online tuition presents new opportunities for students from different parts of Britain to work with me. 


Individual and small 'family' group tuition takes place at my home in Handsworth Wood.  I do not make visits to people's homes: all 'my' families travel to me outside lockdown periods, or work online.

Subjects offered


Priority for individual tuition is for my current 11+ groups.  Occasionally, places are available for individual students from state schools (or students in a small family group, where children are at the same key stage) in the following subject areas:

•      English and mathematics for Key Stage 2 students (junior school, aged 7-11 years)

•  11+ English & reasoning for independent schools' preparatory tuition for students (junior school, aged 9-11 years) Please select <11+ Independent Schools> from the menu above. 

  • 13+ Common Entrance English & reasoning for independent schools' preparatory tuition.

  • English for Key Stage 3 students (secondary school, aged 11-14 years)

Please note:

Because of previous experience of the high number of requests to reschedule pre-booked tuition or requests for assistance in controlled assessments which should be undertaken under strict examination conditions at school:

•  I no longer offer English, English language or literature GCSE.

•  I no longer offer English for            A-level or English Baccalaureate (EB) or International Baccalaureate (IB) students (aged 16-18 years)


"[Our daughter] has come such a long way in just one term.  Thank you. You explain everything in such a clear way, and your handouts and comprehension are second to none.  Grammar school is not for her but you've shown her that she can be the best she can be."

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At most times of the year, all available places are taken. There are no places available in the present term.  I will announce any available places for individual tuition in the future on this page.  I do not keep a waiting list. This is because demand from my current students or their siblings is usually greater than places that are available.


Please send me a message via the <Contact Me> form below if you wish to request individual tuition. This way, I will have a record of your request, and will able to contact you easily if a place should arise in the future. 


Kindly note


I do not offer individual tuition for grammar school preparation.  Please do not contact me to request this service.

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