Why choose maths and English tuition?

There are a whole host of reasons parents might be looking for tuition, but one thing’s for sure, tuition is no longer just for those who are struggling.

Whether you’re looking for academic support, a confidence boost, exam preparation or an environment in which your child can blossom, at Explore Learning we can do just that.

With over 33,000 members we know every child’s reason is unique, and every child’s ability different. That’s why at Explore there’s no ‘one size fits all’, no magic approach, we just work hard to ensure that we get to know your child and support their growth from the second they step through the door.


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Meet our superstar Explorers!

We’re incredibly proud of our members and the individual journeys they take with us. Here’s a snapshot of some of the children we’ve helped, why they came to us and how they’ve developed since joining Explore.

“Explore Learning has been like a second home to David, where he is welcomed for who he is and celebrated for what he can do.”


12 years old, Special Educational Needs

David’s mum says: Initially, I decided to sign up to Explore Learning as an attempt to get David to focus on reading and to prepare him for the Year 6 SATs: to get the feel of sitting and answering short questions about what he has read. We continued even after the SATs because David enjoys going there. The regular maths and reading program enables him to focus on what he loves best (maths) and likes least (reading) but which both are important in his academic life.

The tutors at Explore Learning know how to encourage him when he feels frustrated at not understanding something (and consequently getting a low score, which he really hates!) and at the same time, they know enough when to let go and let his imagination and creativity take control.

We have been members for about a year. It seems like a long time already because my son has progressed so much in his reading comprehension and writing skills that it feels we have been there for a lot more than a year!

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“We worked out a programme with Explore to steadily make it more challenging, interesting and fun. Now, Ansh is at much higher levels of reading, writing and mathematics than what is covered in his year 1 curriculum. “


6 years old, gifted and talented

Ansh’s dad says: “At the beginning, we wanted Ansh to have a smooth transition to his school from his day-care; a more structured approached to learning, paying attention and generally being able to concentrate for short periods of time. After our first feedback session in Explore, we realised that Ansh was possibly ahead of the curve in terms of grasp of basic mathematics and also his level of reading and writing.  We feel that he has always been an academically minded child, leaning more towards numbers and alphabets. Explore learning was the perfect option to cover everything we wanted to start Ansh off to having a steady approach to formal learning.

We have always received good and honest feedback on how Ansh has been doing and also very pragmatic advice on where we can go after, say, a goal has been achieved. This really helped us with ensuring Ansh remains enthusiastic about his learning journey.

Since Explore works with the same curriculum as the school it was an extension of his school learning experience. Progressively it is now what he can look forward to in school, in the next year/s”

Tahir and Ehsanoor

“In a short space of time I have seen significant progress in Ehsanoor’s development, so much so that he has completed his entire SATS test with exceptional results in maths and English. That’s all credit to the Explore Learning team.”


11 years old, working towards targets

Ehsanoor’s dad says: “Making the right choices when it comes to your child’s education is vital and the decision to join Explore was easy. Prior to choosing, Ehsanoor had a private tutor for a number of years and we were not seeing any real improvements or progress and this is when came across Explore Learning. From the offset, I was very impressed with the way the centre was set up, what it had to offer and the support available was great.

There’s a lot of interaction with the tutors. Ehsanoor benefits from sessions if he’s struggling with something at school, like maths or grammar. They sit down and go through it with him. It’s really made a difference to his development.

We monitor Ehsanoor’s progress together. Explore present graphs and charts which show the data they collect from the sessions and we can see that he’s made lots of progress in such a short space of time.

“Explore has helped Keira with confidence and has helped her to get to where she wants to be in her class. She feels happier knowing that she has already seen the work before which gives her a confidence boost at school.”


10 years old, confidence support

Keira’s mum says: “I decided to join Explore because my daughter needed help in maths and English. Explore Learning has supported Keira at school because many of the topics she has encountered at school she has already covered at Explore, which allows her to be confident in these at school.

It isn’t what you think tuition would be like, instead it is made to be fun and enjoyable for all children, from every background. The centre is inclusive and all children are treated equally. The tutors support Keira to develop skills to progress in her learning. They encourage her to challenge herself, step out of her comfort zone and to be independent whilst giving her the extra support she requires.

The tutors and the service motivate the children who perhaps wouldn’t usually want to go and do extra work. Keira always comes out saying how glad she is that she has been that day.”

What will my child learn during Explore’s maths & English tuition?

Right from the start we will work closely with you to design an individualised learning programme for your child, focusing on their specific targets. As they master new skills and face new challenges we will continually tailor the curriculum to them, ensuring we have just the right plan to keep your child developing.

Our courses are aligned to the school curriculum so you can be safe in the knowledge that our tuition is the best possible complement to your child’s education.

Don’t just take our word for it – our proven results and multiple awards mean you can rest assured that we will help your child excel academically, but crucially become a fearless learner who is confident and excited for the next steps.

Our curriculum gives the best foundation for your child, covering not only core but also applied skills – an absolute must to ensure your child is able to shine in the classroom, succeed in exams and apply their skills to real life. What’s more, we always ensure that we are balancing retention of old skills and mastery of new, to stretch and consolidate at every step of their journey.

What skills will my child learn during maths and English tuition?

Core skills are the foundations which will help your child to feel confident within a subject – for example, knowing their times tables, number bonds or phonics. Applied skills take these a step further, applying their knowledge to real life scenarios – tackling practical, reasoning and logic problems. These skills are not just for the classroom and key to exam success, but will set your child up for life!

mATHS CORE skills

  • Subtraction, addition, multiplication & division
  • Decimals, fractions & percentages
  • Geometry, shapes and algebra


  • Phonics & vocabulary building
  • Comprehension, reading and writing skills
  • Grammar and punctuation


  • Word problems & problem solving
  • Money, calendars and telling the time
  • Data handling, probability and reasoning


  • Develop a love of reading
  • Read increasingly challenging materials independently
  • Express ideas verbally and confidently

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How much can you remember of what you learnt at school? If you want to get a better understanding of some of the areas children cover in each year group now, then test yourself with our selection of maths and English questions! 

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How do we achieve this?


Our curriculum supports every child in achieving their personal learning goals. Our cutting-edge digital tools and traditional paper-based methods strike the perfect balance of interactive and tailored learning.

With the increased focus on technology in education, we embraced a fantastic online tool called SuccessMaker. This programme allows us to engage all learning styles, using music and sound to inspire auditory learners and bring problems to life for visual learners. Our paper-based tools are not only great for kinesthetic learners, but also support all children with tackling those inevitable problem areas such as practicing neat handwriting or working out long division.


Everyone remembers that person that inspired them, a teacher, a friend, a family member. Someone that changed how they saw things and helped them to see their potential. Our staff are amazing role models who create inspirational light bulb moments everyday, inspiring children for life. They are the heart of our company and what makes us unique.

All of our tutors are experts in the school curriculum, ensuring that our teaching methods truly complement the way children work in the classroom. Working in a ratio of 6:1, we strike a perfect balance between individual support and independent learning, developing skills that are directly transferable back to the classroom.

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Vibrant Learning Environment

Children learn best when they are engaged and comfortable. Our award-winning centres are lively, vibrant and full of positive energy, but most importantly they’re a safe place where members can feel at home. A place that encourages peer-to-peer engagement and, most importantly, a place where children want to come.

That’s why we’re confident that from the moment you step into the centre, you’ll see why we’ve been voted best tuition centre provider in the UK.

Come and see for yourself and book a free trial session today.

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A culture of praise and reward 

 At Explore Learning we celebrate every child, not based on others, year groups or levels, but based on them. Our system of praise and reward allows us to do just that. Certificates, stickers, reward boards and our prize cabinet are just some of the ways that we celebrate effort and achievement.

Research shows that rewarding children for persistence and thinking on their feet has a positive effect on academic attainment. Our reward system not only recognise children for mastering their curriculum targets but praises them for the learning process they have used to reach the answer.


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support for the whole family

You know your child better than anyone. That’s why it’s important that you are involved every step of the way.

Our feedback after every session ensures you are always kept up to date with your child’s progress. What’s more, our bi-monthly parents’ meetings are a great opportunity to have a deep-dive into your child’s work, areas of difficulty and where they are at with the curriculum.

We’re always available to discuss progress and answer questions, keeping you in the loop on the latest curriculum and offering parent information evenings on a whole range of topics. Whether you’re foggy on phonics or tentative with teaching methods, we can help you to feel more confident to help at home.

How do our current members feel?

We believe delivering the best standard of education shouldn’t cost the earth.

That’s why we offer our award-winning service at a price that’s accessible for everyone.

Our membership is simple and great value. Childcare vouchers and the childcare element of Working Tax Credits could enable you to save on your monthly membership*, and we also offer a fantastic scholarship scheme which gives a 50% discount to parents receiving Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance. This means anyone can access our award-winning service, because delivering the best standard of education shouldn’t cost the earth. Our members can also take advantage of our ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme, which can reduce their monthly membership to as little as £24 a month – simply by introducing other families to Explore Learning.

To find out our membership prices, find your nearest centre.

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