The right level of support

Our aim is to provide the best service possible and ensure that tutoring support in the subject(s) of your choice is available at the specific level(s) required. Our youngest pupils are at Key Stage 1 and our oldest are retired.

Please scroll down to find the level of home learning support you are looking for:

  • 4/7/8+ School Entry Exams and Assessments
    Despite pupils' young ages, Preparatory schools may require children (age 6 or 7) to come to the school to take a written exam (usually in January) prior to the desired entry year.

    At this level a nurturing approach is vital and our tutors are sensitive to the needs of young learners, building confidence and ensuring the required English, Maths (including verbal and non verbal reasoning) standards are met.
  • 11+ Exams
    The 11+ exam is used by Grammar Schools for entry into the first year of secondary school, year 7. It is usually sat in November prior to September admission. Most independent day schools (with an age 11 intake or starting point) will set their own version of the 11+, typically in January prior to the desired entry year. These entry exams usually involve Maths, English, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.
  • Adult Education
    returning to education as an adult? We can help. Some of our clients are adults wanting to return to do GCSE's, A/AS levels, degrees or wanting to improve their chances of promotion at work by brushing up, for example, their maths and English skills.
  • Adult Education, University (inc Post Graduate)
    One-to-one tutoring may be a more effective investment of time and effort than many hours spent in the lecture hall, library or conference room. We offer an extensive range of subjects at further education levels and beyond. Please contact us now to discuss your individual requirements.
  • AS Level: Year 12 & A2 Level: Year 13
    A little one-to-one encourage and extra tuition can make all the difference to those all important grades.
  • Business skills tutoring
    tutoring from business professionals about developing your business or how to set up in business (learn what's required, eg bookkeeping/accounts)
  • Common Entrance Exams
    Common Entrance for senior independent schools can be set for admission ages of 11 or 13 and although marked by the schools themselves, exam papers are often set by the Independent School Exam Board.

    At 11, the exam tends to be limited to Maths, English and verbal reasoning whereas the 13+ exam includes a wider range of subjects including compulsory English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and Religious Education. Optional papers are available in four foreign languages and Latin may be a requirement.
  • GCSE / Key Stage 4: Years 10, 11
    Maybe your child needs extra coaching to help build their confidence or is falling behind due to large class sizes? Help is at hand.
  • Lower Secondary/Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8, 9
    The core subjects are taken by all pupils up to year 11. By the end of year 9, pupils choose options to be added to the core subjects to start the 2 year GCSE courses.
  • Primary
    Infant (or pre-prep)/Key Stage 1: School Years-Nursery, Reception, 1, 2. Junior (or preparatory)/Key Stage 2: School Years-3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Professional
    Preparation for assessment tests for example onto corporate training programs MB's etc.
  • SATS Exams
    Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs) take place at the end of Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 and cover the three main subjects of English Maths and Science. For Key Stage 1 (year 2), they take place around Easter time, and for Key Stages 2 and 3 (years 6 and 9), they are usually in May.

    As a gauge of future performance, a child's KS1 results can give early signs of educational difficulties. KS2 results are often used by secondary schools for setting the new year 7 intake classes. KS3 results are for setting year 10 (GCSE) classes.
  • Scholarship Exams
    Gifted children at the most able end of the spectrum may be suitable for a scholarship award - the exam is usually a more challenging version of the Common Entrance Exam. Those passing will be eligible for a reduction in school fees, so private tutoring may prove to be a very cost-effective investment.
  • Special Educational Needs
    To see how Home School Tutoring in South Manchester can help with your learning difficulties please click through to our Special Needs page.