What parents say...

“We also had a parent’s meeting at his school earlier this week.  I am pleased to say that his maths teacher was very impressed with not only his work, but also his attitude toward it.  I can only say that this is because of the wonderful service you and your colleagues have given.  Thank you so much for this.  Ellis is really enjoying his time with you and also seeing how well he is doing and this has resulted in a positive attitude towards learning.” James (parent) 2021
James Hannon
We were super happy with your approach and B settled in so well. She looked forward to the tutoring and got a lot out of the sessions. Without a doubt her confidence has grown and I wouldn’t hesitate to use I Love to Learn again in the future. Many thanks, Cat
We are Super Happy!
“Dear Howard Thank you so much for all these lessons you’ve been giving me!  They really have improved my work at school and now I can put all your help to good use with my SATs.  Thank you so much for everything! From Lewis”
Lewis (student)
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
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)
“I would just like to say I have nothing but praise for I Love to Learn and all the tutors, not only has Dottie already improved with her maths work in the time she has been there but her confidence is so much better too. I want to thank you all so much, she has absolutely loved it, and without a doubt I would not hesitate in bringing her back.” Kayleigh (parent) 2021
Kayleigh Nutbeamparent
Thank you very much for your help and support in helping Tomek achieve his goals in English
Monica (Tomek’s mum)
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
“Thanks for all your hard work with Rebecca Kivlin. She has started Milton Cross this week. Rebecca is in the top set for maths and science, and the second group for everything else. Without coming to Love to Learn she would never have achieved this.  Thanks”    
Julie Powell
Happygirls
“Our children have enjoyed their time at your tuition centre very much, and my wife and I have been incredibly impressed with your professional approach to tuition. Thank you so much for all you have done in making our kids feel comfortable, cared for and safe.” Mr Usuanlele.
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Common Questions About Our Tuition Services

Ask A Question And We Will Answer

In this article we answer some of the common questions that parents ask.  We hope that you will find it useful.

Is it One to One?

tutorsYes, but each tutor has four or five students at a time.  They are able to give each student one to one attention, even though they may be learning different subjects or be different ages.  Each week, the tutor will plan a individual programme for your child to help them with any areas of weakness.  Because all the planning and resources are prepared in advance, the tutor is able to teach each student something new each session.

Will you Come to Our Home?

No, all of our tutoring is done in our centres so your child has access to all of our learning packages and technology in an optimal learning environment, without any distractions.  Try homeschooltutoring…

Do You Do Online Tuition?

No, we do not have an online offer at the moment.  We feel that we can deliver the best quality lessons in person and we feel that children respond better when teachers are present infuntolearn the room.

How long will it take to solve my child’s problem?

Every child is different, so it’s important they come in for a FREE Assessment so we can come up with a plan and goals, for them to work towards. We don’t know how long it will take, but we promise to give you honest feedback about progress. Every session that your child attends is individually planned and adapted to suit their particular needs. We aim to unlock areas of difficulty as soon as we can for each child.

How do I know that my child will improve?

cut&stickWe guarantee to work with your child until they feel confident to flourish and no longer feel daunted by the problematic area. Combined with our expert tutoring, their school work and extra homework from us; your child will feel supported, encouraged and will make progress in the areas you are concerned about.

Can you tutor my child with a Special Educational Need?

We are not a SEN centre, but because we tailor our lesson plans to the specific needs of each child we have taught children with diagnosed ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia, Autism and others in the past.  If your child falls into one of these categories it’s very important you get in touch and set up an interview with us and an assessment. Then, we can establish whether we can effectively tutor your child.

Our Portsmouth Centre has wheelchair access and the use of a disabled toilet. We want to offer the best for all the children we tutor, so this is a very important process.  We are always willing to go the extra mile regardless of any special need. Please call for more details.

If you have a question or concern why don’t you email us at tutors@ilovetolearn.co.uk

Please find more FAQs here…

Most Improved in Tutor Group and Year Group!

Most Improved Maths

Finley was struggling with Maths at school when his mum got in touch.  She said “It scared him that he was finding if so difficult.  I had tried contacting tutors before but there’d been no response.  I was really pleased when I spoke to someone and got a free assessment.  He enjoys the lessons and has no problem now.”

Linda his tutors says,”He has become more confident and improved a great deal.  He works hard and he want to do well each lesson.”

Finley has gone from strength to strength and now enjoys maths.  He got certificates for most improved student in tutor group and year so school have certainly notice it!

Christmas Competition

Christmas Competition 2018

We are excited to announce our latest Christmas Competitions.

Prizes
Win some great gifts!

Maths

Santa’s Super Times Tables Challenge

This is a speed mental maths challenge using our computer programme.  Choose the Super Challenge and try to get a high score in one of the three levels (Some, More, All).  Make a record witnessed by a tutor and you can enter it for the competition.

English

Reindeer Writing

Either; write an information piece about reindeer or a poem about life as a reindeer.

Entries will be judged on an age appropriate level and can be handed in early.  Entries by Friday 14th December please.

GCSE Maths Success in Only 3 months!

GCSE Maths Grade 2-4 in Three Months

Alex had always found maths difficult at school. He found himself in Year 11, dreading the thought of taking his GCSE maths exam. He enrolled with us for maths tuition with just three months to go and attended two lessons a week to try to catch up. It was the repetition and individual attention that he found very helpful. Alex says, “I learned more in the 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.

Maths funNow he is at Portsmouth College studying his A levels and very happy! Howard Jones, his tutor, said, “Alex was a very motivated student and knew what he wanted. I was able to channel this energy into a really positive direction. If students are prepared to put in the work, it is amazing how quickly some targeted one-to-one tutoring can make a difference in many cases.”

We had to go right back to the level of maths that Alex could cope with. We then focused on drilling his number work to improve his fluency and arithmetic (remember, at least one of the papers is non-calculator). Each lesson, we also completed a set of mixed questions which analyzed areas of weakness. These were matched each lesson with GCSE-type questions which we repeated until Alex could answer them independently for himself. As the exam got closer, we then focused more on exam-type questions, making sure we repeated each one to give Alex maximum confidence.

 

How we teach maths…

We recommend Corbett maths for revision…

Summer School 20th -24st August 2018

Maths and English Fun at Summer School

Summer will soon be here and Summer School 2018 is here by popular demand!   Each student receives 10 hours of professional tuition in a week.  Some children stay in the afternoon for sport activities.


Summer School 20th -24th AUG

Tuition: Maths & English 9-11am or 12-2pm Cost £200 6-16yrs
A full ten hours of professional tuition in reading, writing, spelling and maths to boost your child this summer.  Individual plans and all abilities catered for.  Classes in our Portsmouth and Fareham Centres.

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It’s good to learn together.

Tuition and Sport*: Maths & English Tuition + Trampolining/Gymnastics 9am-3pm

Sport*: Trampolining, Gymnastics and other activities with fully qualified coaches from PSTGC
Learn some new moves and gain a badge and certificate at the end of the week!

*Transport is available to take students from the Fareham Centre and back to Priory Tennis for the sport activities.

-Save £30 by booking both Sport and Tuition-

Cost was £275 only £245 (if booked before w/e June 30th) 6-12yrs


Many Children Fall Behind

‘Research shows as many as one in three children can fall behind as a result of a seven-week break from the classroom.’

Tom
Amazing progress

For most children, summer is a time to leave classes and homework behind. While summer is a holiday from school, it does not have to be a holiday from learning. The summer holiday is great for recharging your children’s batteries, but if they are not using the skills and knowledge that was learned in the classroom, they will find themselves struggling when school starts up again.

Skills and knowledge gained throughout the school year fade during the summer months. Research shows that loss of content retention begins within 24 to 48 hours of learning unless the new information is reinforced or applied immediately. That is why, during summer holidays, even the best students forget lessons they have learned during the school year. After a month without reinforcement, approximately 80 percent of what a student has recently learned can be lost.

Gain Confidence

For children who have struggled in school, summer is an invaluable opportunity to catch-up on key skills and feel more confident when they return to class. For students who do well, it is an opportunity to keep their enthusiasm for learning high.

If your child needs help with reading, writing, spelling or maths call Howard or Linda for a free assessment on 023 93 96 86 26 now.

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Tax Free Childcare is Here

Save Money with Tax Free Childcare at I Love to Learn

As we are OFSTED registered you can use the below methods to pay I Love to Learn.

Tax Free Childcare is a new scheme from the government.  If you open an account and put in some money the government will give you your tax back.  You can use this to pay for childcare for children up to 12 years old. (For every £8 you pay in, the government will pay in an extra £2, equivalent to 20% of childcare costs)

Click here to open an account…

Click here to find out more from MoneySavingExpert.com….

TaxFreeChildcareYou can continue to use the below methods also:

If you are already using Childcare Vouchers issues by your employer you can use them to pay for tuition with us.  (You have until Oct 2018 to enrol as this scheme will end)

If you receive Working Families Tax Credit you may be eligible for help also.  Just give the Helpline a call and tell them that your childcare costs have gone up. They will let you know if you can receive extra credit.

The WFTC Helpline is 0345 300 3900.

Our OFSTED no. in Portsmouth is EY 387054.

Our OFSTED no. in Fareham is EY 559164

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can be of any help on this or any other issue.

Easter Bunny Competition

Win one of our cute bunny twins in our competition

To win you need to make us laugh with some egg cellent yokes!!!

Or

Try this Easter egg maths challenge.

This year the Easter bunny has created chocolate, peach, mint, lemon, strawberry and vanilla flavor chocolate. Yummy!!

What combinations can be created for a double sided egg?EasterBunny

Work systematically and record your solutions in an order. How will you know once you have found all the possibilities?

 

Hand in by Friday 23rd March

Results out Saturday 24th March

Summer School 21st -25th August 2017

Maths and English Fun

Summer will soon be here and our Summer School is back by popular demand!   Each student receives 10 hours of professional tuition in a week.  Some children stay in the afternoon for sport activities.

Fishprize
Learning can be fun!


Summer School 21st -25th AUG

Tuition: Maths & English 9-11am or 12-2pm Cost £200 6-16yrs
A full ten hours of professional tuition in reading, writing, spelling and maths to boost your child this summer.  Individual plans and all abilities catered for.

Sport: Trampolining & Gymnastics with fully qualified coaches from PSTGC Cost £75
Learn some new moves and gain a badge and certificate at the end of the week!

Tuition and Sport: Maths & English Tuition + Trampolining/Gymnastics 9am-3pm

*Save £30 by booking both Sport and Tuition*

Cost was £275 only £245 (if booked before w/e June 30th) 6-12yrs


Many Children Fall Behind

‘Research shows as many as one in three children can fall behind as a result of a seven-week break from the classroom.’

For most children, summer is a time to leave classes and homework behind. While summer is a holiday from school, it does not have to be a holiday from learning. The summer holiday is great for recharging your children’s batteries, but if they are not using the skills and knowledge that was learned in the classroom, they will find themselves struggling when school starts up again.

Skills and knowledge gained throughout the school year fade during the summer months. Research shows that loss of content retention begins within 24 to 48 hours of learning unless the new information is reinforced or applied immediately. That is why, during summer holidays, even the best students forget lessons they have learned during the school year. After a month without reinforcement, approximately 80 percent of what a student has recently learned can be lost.

Gain Confidence

For children who have struggled in school, summer is an invaluable opportunity to catch-up on key skills and feel more confident when they return to class. For students who do well, it is an opportunity to keep their enthusiasm for learning high.

If your child needs help with reading, writing, spelling or maths call Howard or Linda for a free assessment on 023 93 96 86 26 now.

Request a Call Back

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Double Success in Common Entrance Assessment!

Common Entrance Assessment

Common Entrance 11+Success
Amazing progress

Some schools have a common entrance assessment for entry to senior school.  Twins, Tom and Sophie came to I Love to Learn as their parents were told that they were below expected level for their year.  This would put them in danger of not being able to progress to the senior school of their choice.  After only 9 months, they have caught up and surpassed the expected level for English Comprehension and maths.

Both of them loved coming to the centre and looked forward to their session each week.  They have massively grown in confidence and they love their improved performance in class tests (they are both very competitive)!

Malcolm (their dad) said, “Great communication and feedback was key, and we loved the guidance of how to continue to make progress during the holidays.  We can’t fault it.  We have stopped for a bit as we are moving house, but we will be back in the summer term.”

Click here to find out more…..

 

How it works

How It Works

Tutoring children to learn and love the journey!

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What we offer

  • A FREE Assessment for every child
  • A dedicated learning space with bit of ‘Love to Learn’ magic
  • Expert tutors who are dedicated to your children
  • A professional individual lesson plan
  • Fun ways to work through computer activities, structured worksheets, workbooks and audio resources
  • Honest, regular feedback and re-assessment of progress

Loving to Learn:

Work your child Can Do!

After the assessment we use the result to make an individual plan for your child.  It will focus on any areas of weakness and allows us to set work at the right level.  We will give your child work that they can do so their confidence and feeling of success returns.

Professional Tutors

Our tutoring consists of one-on-one tuition in a small group with a fully qualified teacher. We will discuss and explain the work to your child (and not just plough through worksheets).  We see the best progress from children who are with us for six to nine months.

As everyone works in different ways so we cannot guarantee progress.  We ask that the homework given is completed so we can check how students are getting on when we are not around.  We also ask that students attend as regularly and punctually as possible.  We want to make every minute count, so it is important the learning process is not disrupted.

Loving the Journey:

We will give honest verbal feedback at the end of every session.  Once the child has reached the goal agreed, we will recommend that the child be re-assessed or graduated from the programme.

If you want to discuss progress or anything else about your child, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with us. We never want to waste anyone’s money so you are not locked in for any period of time.  If for any reason you want to stop you are free to give two weeks notice.

Registered with OFSTED

I Love to Learn is registered with the OFSTED ( No. EY387054), and adhere to strict regulations with regard to the recruitment and vetting of staff. This will provide you with peace of mind when you send your child for tutoring the best possible teaching from experienced, qualified teachers. An additional benefit of choosing us is that you can pay for our services with childcare vouchers.

FREE Assessment

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