Explore Learning Shirley provides a unique and personalised approach to maths and English tuition. Mapped to the National Curriculum, all work is tailored to every child’s individual strengths and areas of development, which means that tutors are able to support them closely, both to support and to stretch them.
But this is not just maths and English. The team at Shirley encourage classroom skills such as asking for help and concentration, and also promote enthusiasm and a love of learning.
Find us in Shirley
Situated on the Shirley High Street, our Shirley tuition centre is accessible by public transport and provides parking if you choose to shop while you wait (a tip from the team – the most convenient place to park is in the Parkgate shopping centre, based on the Haslucks Green Road.)
Limited parking available
Public transport available
Flexible memberships to suit your family
We offer memberships because change doesn’t happen overnight or in a one-off session with a tutor. Consistency is key. Regular sessions with a tutor, planning meetings with managers and access to great independent practise materials all play a part in your child’s learning journey. Learn more.
Let’s discuss your needs during a trial session and identify the best membership option for your family.
Available membership options in our Shirley, Solihull Centre:
Our tutors will get to know your child individually
Shirley Centre Director
Your dedicated team of managers and 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 gain confidence, enthusiasm and new skills.
- Inspiring maths and English tuition tailored to your child’s individual needs
- Expert tuition and exam preparation for 11 Plus
- Courses aligned to the National Curriculum
- A vibrant environment that children enjoy
- Fully regulated by Ofsted
Maths & English in Shirley, Solihull
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:
- Alcester Grammar School
- Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School
- Handsworth Grammar School
- King Edward VI Aston School
- King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys
- King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls
- King Edward VI Five Ways School
- King Edward VI Handsworth School
- King Edward VI School
- Stratford Girls’ Grammar School
- Sutton Coldfield Grammar 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?
Explore Learning is a great place for our daughter to learn and at have fun with the other children at the same time. Our daughter loves to read and write even at home. A great place to encourage children to develop their learning interests.
Open 5 days a week
We work with a number of local Shirley, Solihull 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.
Tidbury Green, Greswold, Chilcote and St. Augustines are just some of the local schools we work with.
Our Opening Hours
Our Shirley, Solihull tuition centre is open 5 days a week. Members sessions are booked in advance. Maths and English tuition sessions are approximately 1 hour long.
Tuesday : 3pm – 8pm
Wednesday : 3pm – 8pm
Thursday : 3pm – 7pm
Friday : 3pm – 6 pm
Saturday : 9:30am – 5pm
Careers in Shirley, Solihull
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…