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.
“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
“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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Who Our Tuition Is Not Suited For?

A Guide to Who Will Not Benefit From Our Tuition Service

We want parents and children to get the best out of our tuition service.  The last thing we want to do is waste anyone’s money on something that is not for them.

Here is a guide to help parents decide if we are the right service for their child or children.

Last minute exam prep-esp GCSE

Take a Break!

We are not able to cram for exams.  Our tuition is designed to look for areas of weakness that students might have.  We may need to go back a few years (educationally) to work on skills that students may have missed.  This can take some time, and if you (or the student), are too focussed on an exam you might become frustrated.  We are aiming for mastery and not just short term exam performance (that will probably be forgotten the day after the exam!)


We are not a specialist special needs centre.  However, if we meet children for an assessment and feel we can work with them, we take them on.  There are a few students, maybe their behaviour is too bad or maybe they can’t speak any English, who we find it difficult to help.  The best thing to do is book in for a free assessment and we will give you our honest opinion.

Can’t Attend a Centre Regularly

Regular attendance at lessons is essential for progress.   In many cases we only get 80 minutes once a week. We do not want to waste anyone’s money, so if you cannot attend regularly, we may not be the place for you.

If You Want Online Tutoring

We do not have an online offer at the moment.  We still feel in centre tutoring is of a much higher quality than online, and that most children needs teachers to be present.

Free or Cheap Tuition

Good quality tuition by professional and experienced tutors does cost money.  We have to provide a great learning environment and pay for fantastic, experienced and qualified tutors.  We try to provide the best tuition that money can buy but we quite understand that it is not in everyone’s budget.  We are committed to helping your child make progress so please don’t try to drive down our prices.




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!

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.

Free 11+ Assessment Days

Looking For Expert Help for 11+ and Common Entrance?

Friday the 23rd June (Portsmouth) Wednesday 21st June (Fareham)

Find out if your child is suitable for the challenge of 11+ entrance exams!  Are you thinking about entering your child for entrance assessment for local independent school such as:

  • Boundary Oak School11+ exam
  • Mayville High School
  • Meoncross School
  • Portsmouth High School GDST
  • Stroud School
  • The Gregg School
  • The Portsmouth Grammar School
  • Twyford School

The standard of literacy and numeracy for these assessments can be high.  If your child is strong in one or both areas you may want to find out which areas need attention.

Book a place on our excellent Summer School or Booster Lessons for 11+ preparation.

Each booking is 45mins long, and we will look at numeracy, literacy, verbal and non-verbal reasoning.  We will give you free advice about your child’s readiness and learning needs.

Click here to find out more about our recent common entrance exam success…

Call us on 01329 738 100 or email tutors@ilovetolearn.co.uk Why not book now by filling in the form below to avoid disappointment?

General Enquiry

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Click here to find out more about how we help common entrance students…

8 +11 + 13+ Exam Success

Once again we are celebrating 11+ exam success !

We have heard that everyone has passed exams and been offered places to at lea

Zeeshan 11+ exam success
Salisbury Cathedral Choir School

st one of their chosen schools. This is such fantastic news and well deserved, you did it!

A big thank you to all our tutors who worked so hard with the entrance exam students.  We are able to design programmes that focus on areas such as verbal and non- verbal reasoning.  We also work with students to improve any areas of maths or English that need attention.

Special Mentions go to;

  • Conrad, Christ’s Hospital scholarship and  Grammar School
  • Zeeshan, Salisbury Cathedral School, scholarship and other school offers
  • Lissiana, Grammar School, scholarship and English prize
  • Alex and Jamie, St John’s scholarships
  • Ivan, Grammar School
  • Christian, Grammar School

Click here to find out more……

We wish you all a great transition to your new schools and every success while there!  There are more results to follow!


Our entrance exam students are all invited on

Friday 23rd March between 4pm and 6pm

PLAY ZONE, Unit A4, Oak Park Industrial Estate, North Harbour Rd, PORTSMOUTH  PO6 3TJ

Hotdog and drink on us! See you there!

New Fareham Tuition Centre Open Party!

New Tuition Centre Opening Party Sat 10th Feb

Come and celebrate the opening of our new tuition centre.  We are giving away cake, I Love to Learn T-shirts and balloons.   Have a look around, play some educational games and chat to the tutors!

Please feel free to drop in and find out more, even if you are not thinking about getting help at the moment.  It is a free event so all are welcome.  Whether it is for now or the future, for reading, writing, spelling or maths; we are happy to talk.  Your child might be getting closer to SATs, GCSEs, or you may be considering 11 plus/common entrance exams.  We are here to help all children from 6-16 and all abilities.

Time: 12.30-1.30pm

Date: Sat 10th February 2018

Place:  4 Delta Business Park, Salterns Lane, Fareham, PO16 0QS.

Let’s Celebrate!

The latest addition to after-school education in Fareham is now open with the I Love to Learn Professional Tuition Centre now officially in operation.  We have already got lots of students studying with us and are open on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

We will be offering a free assessment to every child who attends the event.  This is a chance for you to get a detailed snap shot of your child’s educational progress.  Please talk to us about how to arrange this.

Parking is free in the business park and we are the very first unit on the right!  We have got lots of signs up now so you can’t miss us!

Click here to find out more…

“A Real Confidence Boost”

“She Loves It!”

Katelyn really struggled at school with confidence and wasn’t making the progress expected of her. Her mum, Caroline, already used a home tutor but had seen little improvement.  When she heard about us she wondered if we could help boost her.

Since beginning tuition with us she has gone from strength to strength.  Now Katelyn’s attitude has completely changed.  Caroline says,

“ She has grown loads in her spelling and I have seen a massive improvement.  She loves it and her confidence has really grown.  It has helped her with her numbers and reading too!  She is much happier at school now and really starting to learn.”


We are so delighted to hear this and excited to hear Katelyn loves to learn!

Dates for 11+ Entrance Assessments for Local Independent Schools

Are you considering entering your child for an 11+ entrance assessment  for an independent school?  Here are some dates for some of the local Portsmouth schools.

Every year we help lots of children prepare for these tests.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can be of help.

Click here to read more……

Portsmouth High School

11+, 12+, 13+ or 14+

 Saturday 20th January.

Portsmouth Grammar School

11+ and 13+ Entrance Assessment

Saturday 27th January

Mayville High School

All Candidates Sit Exam

Saturday 20th January

St John’s College

11+ Entrance Assessment

Thursday 23rd November

Saturday 18th January

Summer School Pics from 2017

Learning to Work Hard!

boy learning
Great writing plan!

Learning does not stop when the summer starts.  From 21-25th August we were joined by lots of enthusiastic students for our summer school.  Some of the children did tuition in the morning and then went over to Priory School in the afternoons for sport; others just did tuition in the afternoons.

Here are some pictures we had taken of the morning students who worked really hard and had a lot of fun, as you can see.  They all completed a full 10 hours of learning to set themselves up for the new term.

fun learningRyan Kaiden

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English Student
Great story Ryan.
It’s good to learn together.
Linda can help.
Let’s talk about this!
Let’s do times tables.
Student with maths sheet
Working hard.

Wow 100% Pass Rate for 11+Exams!

11+ Entrance Exam Success

Well done to all our 11+ and common entrance exam students for passing their tests.  All  students, who attended our sessions regularly, passed their 11+ exams in at least one of the schools they applied for.  They included; Christ’s Hospital, St Catherine’s, Badminton, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, PGS and PHS.  One of our students even got a full boarding scholarship, including all music tuition and exams paid in full!

Over the years we have had a lot of success, but this is definitely the best year ever.  In order to celebrate we invited them all to Playzone on us!  Quite a few were able to make it and really love the event.  One mum said “Once again thanks you and Linda for organising this evenings party, the children had an amazing time and it was such a special treat to celebrate the end of the ordeal from the past few months!

It was really fun to celebrate together and we hope we can do it again soon.

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