Quality tuition from professional teachers
Total Tutoring provides quality tuition through qualified and experienced teachers. We believe that by handpicking our tutors, DBS checking them for your peace of mind, your child receives the highest quality tuition based on years of training and classroom practice.
Our ethos ensures relevant curriculum knowledge and teaching experience in supporting children's learning and in preparing children for examinations from GCSE, 13+, 11+ and younger. We enjoy great feedback from children and parents.
We offer both 1 to 1 and small group tuition. Talk to us today about how we can help you child succeed in:
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GCSE & KS3: ENGLISH, MATHS AND SCIENCE
Our tutors will work with your child to help boost their understanding and confidence as they head into these important examinations.
We will work to your child's exam board to achieve the best for your child.
Prepared and Confident
The small groups enable our tutors to focus on targeted areas for the 11+ examination. English is developed by building up reading skills, grammar and punctuation knowledge and verbal reasoning techniques through the terms. Mathematics is explained clearly building on children's previous learning and extending them to a high level. Non-verbal reasoning tips and techniques are shared with the children along with plenty of practise of course.
The 11+ examination is designed to test the skills of children at speed.
We cover examination technique as well as boosting core knowledge. This includes: understanding questions; speed strategies; improving accuracy and deciding where to spend time.
We reward children's achievements and celebrate success with praise and the occasional treat; this creates a positive and supportive atmosphere which the children really relish. Children are often surprised by how fast the time goes as they are having lots of fun while learning.
Term dates start in September and run for the academic year but please contact to us as we do occasionally have spaces mid-year.
EYFS, KS 1 & 2
Maths and English
Sometimes we all need a helping hand to understand, busy classrooms don't always give the level of support which our children need, we can help.
Both 1 to t1 and small group work allow us to focus on each child and their learning needs, reinforcing their mathematical and English foundations of this important school period.
Our experience shows that the children find this time fun and enjoy working in this smaller setting where they can shine and succeed. We use a variety of games, workbooks and traditional teaching techniques to help boost your child's confidence and understanding.
If your child has a SEN we would ask you to share this with us so that we can plan our lessons to best effect.
11+ SUMMER SCHOOL
Practice, pace and dealing with nerves
Summer school is timed to give children a boost at the end of the school holiday and taught by experienced Year 5 & 6 teachers. It is an intensive week-long examination preparation course aimed to balance out the effect of the academic slump which often occurs after the long summer holidays.
The exam is time pressured and therefore we don't just focus on the curriculum but also exam strategy, technique and mental wellbeing in preparation. We take the opportunity to practice a number of papers so that the real exam is seen as an opportunity to shine.
Customised individual or small group work
As all of our tutors are qualified and experienced teachers we can offer high quality bespoke support to target help for your child.
Broad experience across our tutors allows us to match most requests. Examples have included support to handwriting or boosting maths confidence.
Let us know if there is anything else you are looking for to help your child.
Total Tutoring was established by two entrepreneurial teachers who enjoyed working together and are passionate about children reaching their potential.
We want to help children to have the best chance they can in the 11+ examination and in building academic confidence. We are both analytical and believe in giving children the tools, techniques and experience to achieve their potential.
Our ethos is to only use qualified and handpicked teachers as tutors, individuals with our values and passion for quality tuition.
As well as teaching in both a local prep school and maintained school, Vicky is a mother of three and this gives her perspective of the emotional journey as a parent. “It is a difficult balance, between working for the 11+ and continuing with normal activities like piano lessons, sports and clubs and time to relax. It is important to us at Total Tutoring that we achieve this balance.”
Dominic has a deep understanding of the expected levels of the 11+ as a highly experienced tutor and a year 6 teacher. "I get great satisfaction from inspiring, teaching children new skills and seeing them achieve their potential. I am motivated to help them achieve the best that they can in the 11+ and this inspired me to set up Total Tutoring.”