Private Tuition

We offer private tuition for Years 3 to 8 in English comprehension and writing. If you want extra help for your son or daughter because they are about to face the 7+, 8+, 11+ or school entrance exams, or they just need encouragement to write, then we can help you.

"I am really happy with the progress Callum is making with you and in such a short time. We had parent's evening last Thursday and the difference between what he produces now in terms of independent writing and the beginning of term is incredible and I am sure that in large this is down to you so thank you very much,"

Suzanne emailed recently.

We use writing exercises we have developed ourselves which follow the national curriculum guidelines, and focus on the different styles of writing your child will be expected to produce in exams and throughout their school life.

"Our daughter has caught up this school year from being behind at the start. She had been struggling with her writing, which we identified was a confidence thing, only writing one or two sentences in English at school. Her reading was above the average. She is now is confidently writing nearly a full page and actually putting together a plan of what she is writing. She has also won her year group's creative writing competition at school and was a runner up in a nationwide competition involving multiple schools, so a dramatic change for someone who was a novice at writing at the beginning of the school year. Inkhead's tutor has pushed our daughter and I know both parties may have found some of the lessons tough, but the results are clear and it is much appreciated." 

Mrs Robinson, Greenwich.

We will also discuss the areas you would like us to focus on and give you feedback on how your child is progressing. Our aim is to give our students the confidence to enter examinations knowing that they are well prepared and able to produce their best work within a time limit. This is particularly relevant for children who will be taking the 7+, 11+ or school entrance exams and will be expected to produce a piece of creative or descriptive writing as part of their assessment. 

“My wife and I have been delighted with the personal tuition John (Sheil) has been giving our daughter over recent months. His evident enthusiasm for creative writing is shared in an easy and unassuming manner. She has thrived with this approach, developing a more confident and interesting writing style and gaining significantly higher marks in school.”


As well as one-to-one tuition, we also offer bespoke creative writing courses in your home for groups of up to 10 children. 

Fees [ All our fees are sessions per hourly rate, if you would like to book more than an hour then just increase the quantity on the shopping basket. ]

The cost of teaching more than one child, or groups, is negotiated on an individual basis. Please email us at to find out more.


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