Private English Tutor Headingley & North Leeds
1-2-1 English Tuition
Meet for an informal consultation to discuss your child's base knowledge, requirements and expectations, and how we can make the sessions work best for you.
Before The Session
Each session is meticulously planned so that your child makes progress EACH SESSION. This is achieved by identifying areas in which they need to improve, and planning interesting sessions to engage and motivate them.
During The Session
Sessions are delivered in a supportive and comfortable environment in a way that best suits your child's learning style.
Is your child not making expected progress? Do they struggle with understanding texts or formulating a coherent response? Or do they have issues with spelling, punctuation and grammar?
The new GCSE Specification means that SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) is more important than ever, and leaving KS3 without a firm grasp on this will have a substantial impact on future performance. I offer creative, personalised sessions to engage and ultimately reward your child as they make noticeable progress.
Is your child overwhelmed at the thought of taking their GCSEs? Do they struggle with analysing their set texts or are their controlled assessments looming? Do they need help reinforcing what they have learnt in school or challenging further?
I have experience teaching to WJEC, AQA and OCR exam boards, and am currently tutoring GCSE students following all three specifications, which keeps me on my toes! I teach interesting, creative sessions to challenge your child to reach their full potential.
No matter where you are in the world, I am now able to offer Skype tuition sessions for KS3, GCSE and A-Level students. I have found this to be a very affordable way for students (particularly in more expensive parts of the country) to access high quality 1-2-1 English tuition through an often familiar, thus more comfortable, technological platform.
All face-to-face sessions take place at my home in Headingley, Leeds. If you’d rather your child worked from the comfort of your own home, get in touch to ask. I now also offer 1-2-1 Skype sessions, so you can reach your potential no matter where you are in the world!
Monday, Tuesday, Friday – 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Friday – 4.30pm – 7.30pm
Weekends – Available upon request
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Suzanne has helped our son in an immense way, she has been creative in bringing out hidden potential in our son. He truly likes English now, thanks to Suzanne. Suzanne is punctual, patient and supportive all the times. I would highly recommend Suzanne without any hesitation.
Thank you so much, you have given Ifan the confidence he was lacking in his English, and made him enjoy lessons in school because he feels he can now do the work.
My son has had tuition with Suzanne since September. His confidence has grown and he's gone from being a borderline D/C to being targeted at a B. She strikes the right balance between pushing him to achieve his best and understanding when to ease off. I thoroughly recommend her.
My daughter has been having 1 2 1 sessions with Suzanne since September to help with her As level English Lit resit. I can highly recommend the service she provides, my daughter really enjoys the sessions and they have helped her fine tune her skills to hopefully improve her grade in the summer.
Suzanne has been fantastic! I am a Trainee Teacher and Suzanne has been a huge help in helping me structure Masters level essays. Not only this, she has helped my spelling, punctuation and grammar - making sure my essays read correctly and have the correct content to achieve masters level. Suzanne is very approachable, always makes time for you and helps in the best way she can! Thank you!
Mrs. Hughes is an excellent teacher that has immensely improved my work and has taught me many techniques to ameliorate my English. I really enjoy her teaching and always look forward to her lessons!
I would definitely recommend Suzanne; she was professional and very committed to helping me succeed. She was easy to get along with and was flexible to suit my timescales. She taught me how to improve on my techniques and gave me the confidence I needed to approach the exam feeling positive and well prepared. Thanks!
She is the best English tutor I've had for my son. She gives him a lot of confidence and he really has moved up from a E to a C grade.
I specialise in KS3 and GCSE students, but can adapt my educational program to suit all ages and levels of learners.
Sessions are planned and delivered to suit the individual learning style and needs of the student. Read more on this process.
All sessions take place at my home in Headingley, Leeds. Alternatively, we can arrange for sessions to take place from the comfort of your own home but there may be a small charge depending on area. Contact me for more details.
Sessions are arranged in advance for a mutually agreeable time and date. My working hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday 5.30pm-8.30pm, and Friday 4.30pm-7.30pm, and weekend sessions available upon request [all availability depends on other clients]. It is advisable to book at least a week in advance and, once a suitable day and time is determined, keep this as a recurring appointment.
That is up to you. I offer 1 hour, 90 minutes or 2 hour sessions. I would not recommend longer than 1 hour sessions for 1-2-1 KS3 students, but longer times can be particularly useful for groups or GCSE students needing intensive sessions.
As the tutor is working with your child in a more focused way than would be possible in a class of 30 children, a lot can be achieved in a short time. There are many reasons why a tutor may benefit your child.
If your child is not making expected progress or if their confidence is slipping, a tutor can work with them in a supportive and focused environment to give them a boost and get them back on track.
If your child needs to improve their grades to pass a forthcoming exam, such as an entrance exam or GCSE’s, the tutor can plan and deliver tailored lessons suited to the individual to ensure they make noticeable progress. They can also spend more time giving individual feedback and helping students understand the assessment criteria – aspects of teaching that teachers in mainstream classes just don’t have the time to do in as much detail as a tutor does.
If your child has an exceptional ability in English or you feel they need stretching and challenging further, a tutor can work with them to ensure their needs are met.
1-2-1 tutoring means sessions will be planned for one individual’s needs and sessions will be undertaken between one student and one tutor. This means the student gets the full attention of the tutor and as such, progress is made much more rapidly than if the student was sharing the teacher with a group of 30, as in most secondary schools today.
Small Group tutoring means that sessions can take place with one tutor and either 2, 3 or 4 students.
I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BA (Hons) English Language with Linguistics in 2007 and went on to secure my PGCE in Secondary English from Leeds Trinity University in 2009. Throughout my career I have regularly taken training on a variety of subjects, from Child Protection and Health and Safety to all the latest teaching initiatives.
I also hold an up-to-date DBS. All my certificates are available to view on request.
I qualified as an English Teacher specialising in ages 11-18 from Leeds Trinity University in 2009. My first training school, a fantastic school in Wakefield, offered me my first teaching position whilst I was still training and I undertook this position in June 2009. I worked as a Teacher of English in Wakefield for 4 years and was promoted to Head of House in my second year. I then worked as a Teacher of English at an ‘Outstanding’ school in Leeds – a school nationally renowned for its outstanding practises and where teachers from all over the country come to observe and train.
I specialise in students at KS3 and GCSE level and have been responsible for top sets with targets such as Level 8 or A* as well as lower sets where students have been set targets of D’s and E’s (although I have re-set more aspirational targets of C’s which many students have attained). I have demonstrated good or outstanding levels of progress in all of my groups.
I ask that if you need to cancel a session, you give as much notice as possible so that your appointment time may be given to somebody else. However, as a mother myself, I know that this isn’t always possible and unforeseen circumstances such as illness do occasionally arise. I operate a 48 hour policy, meaning that if you cancel a session less than 48 hours before the session is due to take place, I would expect that session to be rearranged as soon as possible or for it to be paid for in full.
I accept cash in advance or at the time of the session, or you can pay by BACs or with a debit or credit card via PayPal.
Yes, we offer a 10% block booking discount for a block of 10 sessions. Other block booking options are available – if you have an idea about how many sessions you want and the format you want them in, then just ask and we can come up with a pricing plan.
Yes, we offer a 10% sibling discount, although this can’t be used in conjunction with block booking discounts.
You are not just paying for the cost of the session – you are also paying for all the time spent planning and preparing for the session and the time spent marking work. The number of students in a group drastically impacts the amount of planning and preparation time needed, as all sessions are planned to ensure EACH STUDENT makes progress EACH SESSION.
1-2-1 English Tuition Prices
1-2-1 TUITION£35 1 Hour Tuition
- 1 x 1 Hour Tuition
- 10% Sibling Discount Available
1-2-1 TUITION£50 90 Minute Tuition
- 1 x 90 Minute Tuition
- 10% Sibling Discount Available
1-2-1 TUITION£60 2 Hour Tuition
- 1 x 2 Hour Tuition
- 10% Sibling Discount Available
1-2-1 TUITION£315 Block of 10
- 10 x 1 Hour Tuition
- SAVING OF 10%
Small Group English Tuition Prices
2 STUDENTS£50 1 x 1 Hour Tuition
- £70 x 90 Minute Session
- £85 x 2 Hour Session
3 STUDENTS£60 1 x 1 Hour Tuition
- £81 x 90 Minute Session
- £96 x 2 Hour Session
4 STUDENTS£70 1 x 1 Hour Tuition
- £90 x 90 Minute Session
- £112 x 2 Hour Session