Welcome to Explore Learning Blackhall, one of our many learning and tuition centres designed to help your child fulfil their potential and be the best they can be.
Whether you’re looking for help with maths, English or Entrance Exams tuition, you’ve come to the right place!
Care Inspectorate registered
Find us in Blackhall
Situated in the Sainsbury’s at Craigleith retail park, our Edinburgh Blackhall tuition centre is accessible by public transport and provides ample parking if you choose to shop while you wait. You can also catch the number 38 which goes right outside our door. Easily accessible from the motorway – many families visit from Fife and Livingston as well as surrounding Edinburgh.
Shop while you wait
Public transport available
Our tutors will get to know your child individually
Blackhall Centre Director
Our Centre Director Imogen Young and our team of tutors will get to know your child as an individual. Whether they are finding school tricky or top of the class, we will create a learning plan designed to help them to gain confidence, enthusiasm, and new skills.
- All of our tutors are PVG checked
- We’re regulated by the Care Inspectorate
- Our tuition centre is open 7 days a week
- Courses are aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence
The process of getting to know your child starts from the very first time we meet you at your free trial session. This is an opportunity for us to discuss your child’s requirements in depth, and for you to see the tuition centre in action.
Maths & English in Blackhall
Tuition for every stage of your child’s learning
Whatever stage your child is at, we’re here to provide you with maths and English tuition that can really make a difference. Our tailored approach means we can support children of all abilities – whether gifted and talented, looking for a confidence boost or those with special educational needs.
All our tutors are experts in the school curriculum and receive regular training on current teaching methods. Our team love their jobs and this passion creates a vibrant, positive working environment where children can thrive.
Journey to success
We celebrate every child, not based on others, year groups or levels, but based on them. That’s why we’ve managed to support over 175,000 children to become confident learners who are ready to take their next step, whatever that may be.
11 Plus and Entrance Exams
We have developed an 11 Plus and Entrance Exam offering that is tailored to suit the schools in your local area. We want every child to reach their potential and do their very best in school, and our tuition is the best possible support on your child’s journey into grammar school.
Our specialist course can help your child prepare for entrance to the following local schools:
- Dollar Academy
- Fettes College
- George Heriot’s School
- George Watson’s College
- Stewart’s Melville College
- St. George’s School
- The Mary Erskine School
Our course is open to all. We don’t pre-test – we welcome any child with the ambition and drive to go to grammar school or independent school. Students on the Entrance Exam course attend twice a week and also have access to a fantastic online resource, so they can practise unlimited non-verbal and verbal reasoning exam style questions any time they want.
Tailored flexible session
The key to success at the entrance exams is a strong foundation in core maths and English skills. We use technology that enables us to offer material that is exactly right for your child, and our tutors are on-hand to give individual attention so we can stretch and challenge your child to reach their potential.
Beyond the exam
We don’t believe in simply ‘teaching to a test’ – after all, the test is the very beginning of your child’s journey into their secondary career. To support your child in the run up to, during and once they have made the transition to secondary education, we can continue to support them with the new challenges they face.
How do our current members feel?
I spotted Explore Learning when shopping in Sainsbury’s, so, having two kids, I figured I’d pop over and take a look. I found banks of PCs flickered in a large, bright lizard-laden room full of kids diligently clicking at their mouses, or chatting with the numerous staff.
Intrigued, I dropped in. Soon, I’d set up a trial session for the kids and a chat with the staff. Turns out they were super lovely. They offer a twice weekly service for an hour and a half where they take your kids through tailored sessions designed to support their educational strengths and develop their weaknesses. Sounded good to me, especially as there were all manner of reward charts and certificates to collect.
My kids love reward charts and certificates.Now, a few months later, my kids are regulars, and it has helped them out loads already. My youngest had problems with her attention span, but that was tackled. My eldest had issue with long division, but no longer. And, on top of all that, they both really, really enjoy it.
Care Inspectorate registered
No booking required
Open 7 days a week
We work with a number of local Blackhall schools
We aim to complement and support school education, which is why we work closely with local schools and teachers, ensuring our tuition is in line with your child’s curriculum and providing the best results.
Trinity and Craigroysten are just some of the local schools we work with.
Our opening hours
Our Blackhall tuition centre is open 7 days a week. Members do not need to book sessions in advance, and can attend on any day, and at any time during our opening hours. Maths and English tuition sessions are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes long.
We're currently operating on term time hours. From Monday 23rd December, we'll be operating on holiday opening hours.
Book a free trial
FREE trial sessions are held every day of the week at our Edinburgh Blackhall centre, just get in touch and we’ll book you in for a visit.
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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.
Careers in Blackhall
Beginning your career with Explore is your first step on a wonderful pathway. There are unlimited ways that you will be able to gain new skills, master expertise and shape the future of the company with your insight and drive.
All our staff are passionate, ambitious and enthusiastic, take a look to see where your career could start…