English Tutoring

Portsmouth & Fareham’s Number 1 Tuition Centre for English and 11+

Literacy skills are integral to a successful education. If your child is struggling with English then it’s time to act now before it’s too late.

English Tuition by Qualified Teachers

We help our students develop their skills in comprehension, reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. We use a combination of  tutoring approaches that aim to motivate and challenge.

FREE English Assessment

We’re delighted to be able to offer a FREE English Assessment to help you understand where your child needs the most help.  We’ll evaluate their reading, writing, spelling and work out where the focus should be. If you find our English tutors are a good fit at that point and you want to book some sessions then that’s great, there’ll be no pressure – we just want what’s best for your child.

To claim your FREE English Assessment fill in this form or pick up the phone and call us on 023 93 96 86 26

How We Teach GCSE English

GCSE English Language requires students to read and understand both fiction and non fiction texts. They need skills which help them to extract information and explain writer’s techniques. They are then asked to produce a range of written work which displays their fluency and ability to use techniques and skills. Achieving a good result in GCSE English now means achieving a grade 5, with grade 4 being a standard pass. Our GCSE tuition is designed to give students the confidence to write with fluency, structure and purpose. We encourage students to become aware of the requirements for GCSE English Literature and to learn the required texts and quotations. We can help with planning and expressing a response to a question in a clear and well structured way. We look at poetry which involves understanding poetic techniques, structure and form. This subject is often difficult for students and we love to help students get to grips with this area in particular. Tutoring English GCSE depends a great deal on the interaction between tutor and student and so we take time to listen to the individual needs of our students.

English tuition:

  • Early Years
  • Reading, Spelling, Phonics
  • Grammar, Sentence Types, Punctuation
  • Comprehension
  • Handwriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Dyslexia Support
  • KS2 SATs Support
  • GCSEs

FREE Assessment

Simply complete our form to book your FREE assessment.

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Case Study

She really enjoys English now!

"My daughter had been finding English difficult so I wanted to get help for her. She enrolled at the Portsmouth I Love to Learn Centre and really enjoyed it! We moved to Gosport and I was so happy that Howard and Linda have opened a new centre in Fareham. Now Sandra can keep working on her English and maths."

Keen to Attend

Sandra was keen to attend the weekly session as she had enjoyed her assessment so much. Her reading age and spelling have improved a lot. Now she get help with English writing and grammar.

'I Am Thrilled'

As a parent I am thrilled that her confidence has grown and would recommend I Love to Learn to anyone!"


What parents say...

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
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

Sofia says “I Love to Learn Now!”

Sofia’s mum brought her to us as she was having a few problems with maths at school.  She liked it so much that now she comes for English as well!  Mariana says that now “Sofia is more confident with math now and she’s coming to I Love to Learn for pleasure.  She is very happy with her teacher, she says she is very kind and patient.”    
Howard JonesI Love to Learn
Thank you for your lovely card.  You have helped with my creative writing and vocabulary.  I have grown in confidence and I appreciate your help.
Naomi
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
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
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)
Albie
Albie had been diagnosed with mild dyslexia and his reading age was around 2 years behind!  The standard in private school is often higher, so we were worried about the Entrance Exams.  Soon after he enrolled he started making rapid progress.  The school say he is now Level  5 in literacy and the teacher can see a lot of difference.  His reading age has shot up and the gaps in maths have been filled in and he has caught up amazingly quickly. It has definitely, definitely made a difference and I have recommended the centre to my friends.
Jilly (Albie’s Mum)
She is a quiet girl and I was concerned that her poor spelling was not being corrected.  When she saw the progress Bella was making in such a short time, I enrolled her for Maths as well!   It has transformed her thinking and she now has the self-esteem to ask questions in both numeracy and literacy.
Ms R Temple
Prezton has done really well and we are very proud of his achievement so thank you all again
Mrs A Laborde