We are an award-winning maths and English tuition centre based within Intu Lakeside shopping centre. We work with children of all abilities aged between 4-14 to help them to achieve their personal goals.
Find us in Lakeside
You can find us on Brompton Walk inside the Intu Lakeside shopping centre, making us easy to reach by all means of transport from Grays, Thurrock, Chafford Hundred, South Ockendon, Rainham, Purfleet, Orsett, Tilbury, Havering and many other local areas.
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Our tutors will get to know your child individually
Lakeside Centre Director
Our Centre Director Lauren Barratt and our team of fantastic tutors will get to know your child as an individual. Our tutors work in a 1:6 ratio with each child, ensuring that each child gets the support they need, whilst also encouraging them to build their independence, a skill they can then transfer back to school.
Each child works on their own tailored programme which is mapped to the National Curriculum, but also to their own ability. This allows us to cater for children who are feeling under-confident in areas, but also for children who are looking to be stretched and challenged.
We tailor our approaches to support children with special educational needs (SEN) and will work alongside a child’s individual educational plan (IEP) and Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP) to ensure we are best complimenting the education they receive at school.
We run a number of focused classes which enables children to boost their confidence in specific aspects of the curriculum. Our additional classes include: Creative Writing, Creative Maths and Succeed in Secondary. These classes support children in boosting their skills in extended writing, problem solving and skills required for secondary school education.
Our 11 Plus course prepares children in Year 5 for both the Essex and Kent examinations. Our local grammar schools include Westcliff School for Girls, Westcliff School for Boys, Southend School for Girls, Southend School for Boys and Dartford Grammar School.
- Regulated by Ofsted
- All our tutors are enhanced DBS checked
From the very first time we meet we take the time to get to know you and your child. It’s in the trial session where we discuss your child’s requirements in depth and show you the number of incentives and exclusive resources we have within the centre to aid their learning.
Maths & English in Lakeside
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 created 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:
- Dartford Grammar School
- Dartford Grammar School for Girls
- Southend High School for Boys
- Southend High School for Girls
- Westcliff High School for Boys
- Westcliff High School for Girls
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 11 Plus 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 11 Plus 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?
Lovely atmosphere to get some extra learning for children. All staff and tutors are lovely and really good with kids.
No booking required
Open 7 days a week
We work with a number of local Lakeside 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.
We work with a number of schools within the local Grays, Aveley, Thurrock, Chafford Hundred and South Ockendon areas.
Aveley Primary School, Deneholm Primary School, St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School and Warren Primary School are just some of the local schools we work with.
Our annual National Young Writers’ and National Young Mathematicians’ Awards allow local schools to showcase their gifted and talented pupils’ work, with the chance to win prestigious prizes.
We are always looking for ways to support our local schools and community events. If you would like us to run a free class workshop or assembly with your school or community group, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our Opening Hours
Our Lakeside 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 22nd October, we'll be operating on holiday opening hours.
Book a free trial
FREE trial sessions are held every day of the week at our Lakeside centre, just get in touch and we’ll book you in for a visit.
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