What parents say...

Firstly, I would like to thank yourselves and your staff for all your help and dedication to helping my daughter Saoirse with her maths.  She has shown an improvement with her confidence at attempting to handle the mathematics she is give by her school.  And I feel this is due to the staff at your centre, she had a very rough year in Year 4, with her very unsympathetic teacher and you all helped her through that.  For that I’m very grateful.
Mrs R Wall
Alex had been tested in Year 4 for dyslexia and he came out mildly dyslexic for spelling.  He has a poor short term memory, and we were concerned about him going to Senior School with these problems. Alex started off a bit ‘anti’, but now he agrees that his writing is better and the improvement has been commented on by teachers.  We are so pleased he is getting professional help, and are especially pleased that he now see the benefit and is self-motivated. He now is now asking for help with his Maths too!
Mrs D Wilson
Prezton has done really well and we are very proud of his achievement so thank you all again
Mrs A Laborde
Thank you so much for helping me with my maths!  I have come along much more in maths lessons at school! Hopefully, depending on whether I need help when I go to Secondary School I might come back again. (I hope so)  Thank you again. Madison.
Mrs H Breen
She loves coming, and sees that it helps her at school.  Her scores are going up all the time and recently she got three class awards in three weeks, she says this is ‘Thanks to you.
Mrs C Walker
GCSE Maths
Alex says ” I learned more in three months than my whole time in the maths classroom at school. I went from dreading it to feeling much better about being there.” This Summer he was overjoyed to find that he had gone from a Grade 2 in his mocks up to a Grade 4 (C) pass in his final exam.  
“I Love to Learn really helped me prepare for my entrance exam.  I give I Love to Learn 10/10.  I Love to Learn helped me understand pie charts, algebra and story writing.  I enjoyed coming to I Love to Learn and would love to come back in the future.”
-Ollie, Student in Portsmouth
We brought him to the centre in Year 6 because he just had no idea about maths.  This year won the ‘Most Improved in Maths’ certificate for his year.  He also came top of his class in 2 out of 3 maths exams.  Coming to here is the best thing we ever did!
Mr S White
Dylan had always struggled with very poor handwriting.  After only a few months teachers can now read his writing and he feels more confident.  His coordination problems have been recognised “Thanks to your suggestion,” and this has helped at school.   It has made a big difference to his schooling as he enjoys it much more now.  
Samantha WildingParentPortsmouth
Thank you for all your support with our son, Thomas. His hand writing, spelling, maths and reading is progressing beautifully. I would highly recommend your setting to anyone who wishes to give their child a boost or to work on specific learning goals. It has been invaluable. All your tutors are warm, welcoming and professional and Thomas is always made to feel valued. Positive praise and lots of stickers, stamps, rewards, prizes and certificates give that extra special touch to reward and recognise the children’s efforts. Thomas is certainly always proud of his achievements from your centre.
Laura (Thomas’s mum)

School Led Tutoring Programme


Can I Love to Learn Professional Tuition Help You with the School Led Tutoring Programme?

  1. Introduction to I Love to Learn Education Centre

Opened in 2005 has become the premier service for maths and English after school tuition in Portsmouth.  Since then we have helped hundreds of students turn around their skills and confidence in the area of maths and numeracy.  Our tutors are all fully qualified and experienced classroom teachers.  We now have centres in Portsmouth and Fareham with plans to expand further.   Demand is very high at the moment and we teach a range of  children from Year 1 to Year 11 in both of our growing centres.

studentWorking with Schools

Are you looking for partners to deliver your National Tutoring Programme ?

In January 2020 we were tutoring maths at Havant Academy with small groups of Yr 11 students.   We therefore have direct, current experience of delivering small group tuition in schools.

Over the years we have worked with a number of schools including Ark Dickens Primary (Portsmouth), Priory School (Southsea) and taught many LAC through Action for Children and other fostering organisations.


  1. Our Tutoring Programmes

Here at I Love to Learn, we have experience in designing individual programmes for pupils. We focus on either English or maths to boost pupil’s achievement and support them to make more than expected progress. At the moment we are only offering maths tuition at the secondary level.

We provide an individual initial assessment which will baseline student’s current level of attainment.

We then plan a bespoke programme which is delivered by our qualified, experienced teachers using our unique resources.

Additionally, we can track the progress that your pupils make on our plans.

fun and learningSmall Groups

The tutoring takes place in small groups of 3.  We find that individual tuition delivered in small groups reduces the pressure on students, and is more motivating, as they are working alongside others.  We would emphasise that it is not small group work, as each child does different work suited to their level of ability.

Effective feedback-This is delivered by the tutor monitoring and marking the child’s progress throughout the session.  The tutors are trained to give praise for good effort and progress, when it is deserved.  Stickers and stamps are given out as/ when work is completed to gain prizes/rewards.  Our computer tuition resource gives instant feedback to tutors and children.

Homework-we set homework that is often a repeat of work that has already been done in their session.   We use this to check that children can complete it independently and to analyse areas of weakness that need to be re-enforced.   This also links with parts of the programme carried out in the centre and is therefore progressive.

ICT-All the students use ICT in the lessons with the sessions being planned and delivered with our numeracy programme.  This includes a combination of written and computer activities, but all marking and progress is recorded.  Right and wrong answers can be tracked.  Many of the activities are first written and then re-enforced with a computer activity .

Base Line Assessment:  we test each child’s reading age, spelling age and writing/maths skills depending on the subject/subjects requested.  We use this to plan where each child starts in our tutoring programme.  The work is tailor made to target the child’s specific weaknesses.  With greater success the child’s confidence and enjoyment returns, and they are able to re-engage with the learning process.

  1. Delivery of Secondary Maths & English Programmes

KS3 Numeracy

  • 60 minute session
  • Warm up:Tables
  • Core Maths 1 to 9
  • Core Skill Builder
  • Target GCSE Maths Area 1
  • Target GCSE Maths Area 2
  • Games-arithmetic

Students are given one sheet of core maths homework at the end of the session.

Our focus is on improving fluency as well as accuracy with number and & then higher-level skills.  With the basic skills secure we can then focus on other KS3 topics.  We set a mixture of at least six activities lasting from 5-15 minutes each.

KS3 Literacy

  • 60–minute session
  • Warm up: reading or vocabulary
  • Core Skill English Grammar/Punctuation
  • Core Skill Builder Comprehension
  • Target Grammar
  • Target Writing/Planning/ Proof Reading/Re-Writing
  • Games-Spelling

Students are given one sheet of core mixed homework at the end of the session.

We aim to build skills across the range of literacy targets depending on the areas of weakness displayed by the student.  With the basic skills secure we can then focus on KS2 written expression and writing for purpose.  We set a mixture of at least six activities lasting from 5-15 minutes each.


Re-Assessment and Reporting

A base line score is recorded at the beginning of the pilot.

Individual Report-work done, and progress is recorded on our paper plans each lesson.

We re-assess at the end of the period and provide a full report to show progress.  This can be sent hard copy or by email.


  1. Example Pilot

Pilot to assess the effectiveness of the maths & English tuition programme offered.

Students chosen by school

Start with 2 groups of 3 students from any year

Cost of session is £18 per student per hour

5 weeks -2 sessions per week or 10 weeks- 1 session per week

80 sessions

Cost of Pilot

Cost is 10 session x 8 students x £ = £1,440

Resources needed

Any quiet workroom

All other resources will be provided


We are committed to providing the best possible service in whatever way possible.  We have worked closely with schools, fostering agencies and the City Council in the past to widen our offer.  We have taught SATs boosting class for a local Primary School who visited our centre.

We are looking forward to working together with you!



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