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Professional English Tutoring

Award-winning English tutoring.

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English tutoring to inspire a love of literacy

Our award-winning English tutors will help your child flourish, whether that be support with phonics, fostering curiosity through reading or becoming a brilliant writer, you've come to the right place.

All of our English tutors are skilled in unlocking the joys of reading and writing. They:

  • Are trained in mentoring children to overcome challenges and reach new levels in literacy

  • Are skilled at explaining reading and writing strategies in fun and memorable ways

  • Will support your child to develop a 'can-do' attitude and growth mindset

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Primary English tutors

Our experienced primary English tutors are on hand to make every lesson engaging and to support your child with conquering any challenges they face as they begin their learning journey.

  • Phonics tuition

  • Reading fluency

  • Handwriting and spelling

  • Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar

  • Comprehension

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Secondary and GCSE English tutors

We support your child with every step they take towards their goals in secondary school. Building a toolkit of skills, our secondary English tutors prepare your teen for their GCSE exams and beyond.

  • Comprehension analysis

  • Language and linguistics

  • Research skills

  • Essay writing

  • Exam preparation

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11 Plus English tutors

For those taking grammar school examinations, entrance tests or seeking a challenge, our 11 Plus tuition course is designed to give children the exam techniques they need to succeed in grammar school and beyond.

  • Interpreting texts

  • Acquiring a greater vocabulary

  • Exam techniques

  • Spelling, punctuation and grammar

  • Verbal reasoning

Flexible tuition to suit your family from £114 / month

Available online or in your local centre.

  • Group or 1:1 sessions

  • 1 or 2 sessions per week


What makes a good English tutor?

Good English tutors are able to identify your child’s learning needs, adapt to different learning styles, and provide safe and comfortable learning spaces; our Explore tutors do all that. With years of experience teaching children, and great personal success in their own education, our tutors are invested in your child's learning.

What age should you start English tutoring?

We don't believe it's ever too early or too late when it comes to learning. Children join us when the time is right for them between the ages of 4-16. No matter their age or starting level we provide a personalised curriculum that teaches the skills your child needs to know next.

How quickly will I see progress?

Most parents notice a change in their child's confidence and enjoyment of learning within the first few weeks of attending Explore Learning. Academic progress then follows in month 2-3. On average children master 1-2 new maths skills in each tuition session so their new found knowledge quickly grows. We share all this information with you online so you can see your child's progress and celebrate it together.

Is your curriculum the same as my child is doing in school?

Our curriculum is mapped to the National Curriculum for England, Wales and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland so you can be confident that the skills your child is learning with us match those they will be taught in school. However, when your child will learn them will be different as they will work at a pace and level that is right for them rather than that followed by their class at school.

What support do you offer children with SEN?

Our individual approach to learning has proven to be successful for children with a wide variety of needs including autism, dyslexia, ADHD and many more. We recognise every child is unique and will approach learning differently. During your first visit we will work with you to identify the way your child learns best and advise whether our programme will be the right fit for them.

What is an English tutor?

English tutors are English language educators who are passionate about children’s education and teaching. Our friendly and reliable tutors are well-versed in the national English programme and have experience teaching English to children of all ages.

How much do English tutors cost?

We offer various types of memberships because we know that it is never one-size fits all. You can pick the membership that suits your family and child best from the ones we offer. Our memberships start at £114 per month.

Explore our pricing and membership options.

Is an English tutor worth it?

We’re probably biased when we say, absolutely yes! Children often need extra support to help them work at their own pace, become more confident with the curriculum, and expand their knowledge. Our private English tutors and our bespoke learning tools cater to multiple learning styles to meet every child’s needs, no matter what they are. Take a look at our learning platform to learn more about the type of learning we offer.

How many hours of English tutoring are recommended?

It’s hard to say a definite number because every child’s needs are different. This is why Explore Learning offers a variety of membership packages to suit your needs. You can book a free trial to discuss the number of hours your child may need, the type of support you’re looking for, and to ask any questions you may have to our wonderful team.

How do I choose a tutor?

After speaking with our team during the free session, you will be paired with one of our highly experienced English tutors.

At Explore, we employ passionate educators and extraordinary role models. In order to provide an award-winning tutoring experience; all of our tutors are academic achievers from a diverse range of backgrounds. What they have in common is a resilient commitment to education, exceptional communications skills, and inspiring personalities.

How to find the best English tuition for children

We stand for so much more than just English tuition. Our mission is to change children’s lives by nurturing the skills and attitudes to become fearless learners – our members will thrive in their education and beyond.

Our English tutors support with:

  • Boosting Reading and Writing

  • Understanding the English Curriculum

  • Building Confidence

What does the Explore English tuition programme cover?

Reading and Writing

Your child will be able to develop their English reading and writing skills whilst having fun along the way!

English language and English literature

Explore Learning members are supported by their tutor to be certain that every piece of work they submit is exemplary.

How English tuition at Explore Learning works

In-person English tuition

Our UK wide tuition centres are designed to offer engaging learning experiences.

For those children who benefit from socialising with other children and being in a classroom environment, Explore Learning tuition centres offer the perfect solution.

Online English tutors

Flexible virtual tutoring from the comfort of your home.

Your online English tutor will use smart learning tools in a safe and secure environment, supporting your child to strengthen their ability and work towards their individual goals.

How to help your child with English

You don’t always need to set aside study time. There are plenty of day-to-day activities that you can pop into your usual routine to support your child!

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Word of the day

Over breakfast or on the school run, introduce a new word to your child to broaden their vocabulary. Your challenge is to both use this word in a sentence throughout the day!


Whether it’s getting your child to read aloud a story they’ve written, or settling down with their favourite book, encourage your child to read a chapter a night to you, while you’re making dinner.

Use our English resources

Our members have a wealth of English resources at their fingertips, which cover comprehension, reading and writing. No need to search for the right activities for your child, just log in to get started!

Check out our blog for more ideas on how to get your child to write and engage at home.

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