Private tuition

Private 1-2-1 tuition is available in the Bedford area.

Subjects offered: English and maths
KS1 (6+) to GCSE
£30 for an hour's session or £50 for a two hour block

All members of the household hold a current DBS (view DBS for Jill Creighton and Ellen Creighton). Home visits can also be considered depending on location and times. Weekly or twice weekly tuition is available for both primary and secondary age students.


Private tuition will give your child the dedicated one-to-one attention they need to focus on their areas for development, something which is not possible as part of a class of 30, however skilled the class teacher. This can either help children to reach the expected standard for their age group if they have fallen behind or give them the knowledge to reach for higher achievements in their stronger subjects.

What's included:

- Free initial 15 minute phone consultation
- Personalised tuition based on your child's ability and potential
- Homework will be provided each week and it is expected that it will be completed
- Notebook
- Debrief session with parents


Example session (English)

- Spelling Snakes and Ladders (10 minutes)
Using words from the spelling appendix
- Reading comprehension (15-20 minutes)
Reading tuition focuses on a particular reading skill each week, for example inference, prediction, language analysis.
- Writing project (15-20 minutes) E.g. Crash Landing
Bespoke writing projects tailored for your child, including discussion questions to inspire writing.
- Grammar (10 minutes)
E.g. Sentence structure and vocabulary choices.

"My daughter is much more confident and looks forward to the tutoring sessions. She is comfortable with your teaching style and finds you easy to talk to. We are happy to have a reliable and friendly tutor - we will be recommending you to friends and family."

Mrs S, Year 5 parent

"One thing that I found extraordinary about Jill is that she writes an evaluation after every tuition session. Most importantly, she was able to tell me my daughter's education levels and I am glad that we moved back so that she could catch up on the things that she had missed out of the previous years.

"Jill makes learning a much more enjoyable and exciting activity for children. As a parent I feel I am investing in the right direction as I want Jill to continue up to high school with my daughter."

Year 5 parent

"I wish Jill could work at my son's school. He loves his sessions with her."

Year 6 parent

The Education Effect

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