Lancaster Tutoring Centre provides individual programmes for children aged 6 to 18.

Find out more about the benefits of our private tuition service, our highly experienced English and maths tutors, our friendly and welcoming education centre close to Lancaster city centre and the structure and prices of our lessons below.

Frequently asked questions.

How do I know if my child requires tutoring?

If you are concerned that your child may need extra help with reading, spelling, English or maths then a visit to Lancaster Tutoring Centre will reassure you. Jan, the Centre owner, is an experienced teacher, head teacher and SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) who will listen to your concerns in confidence.

She offers a free student assessment which will determine the level at which your child is currently working. This will enable her to design an individual learning programme for your son or daughter.

After discussion with you, she will consider the options and advise on the most appropriate course of action to benefit your child.

Not all our pupils are struggling at school. Some students attend because they want an extra challenge, to improve their grades or to pass an entrance exam.

Who will teach my child?

All our English and maths tutors are qualified teachers and DBS checked.

Your child will enjoy direct teaching from a caring tutor who supports the students through every step of learning. All our tutors are selected for their teaching ability and are matched with students who will benefit from that teacher’s expertise.

How will my child be rewarded?

Students are encouraged to do their best using praise and stickers for good work. They are given certificates and prizes and, if they consent, their names and photographs may sometimes be added to a display of star pupils in the entrance hall.

Session times

Monday 3.30 - 4.40 pm 5.00 - 6.10 pm 6.30 - 7.40 pm
Tuesday 3.30 - 4.40 pm 5.00 - 6.10 pm 6.30 - 7.40 pm
Wednesday 3.30 - 4.40 pm 5.00 - 6.10 pm 6.30 - 7.40 pm
Thursday 3.30 - 4.40 pm 5.00 - 6.10 pm 6.30 - 7.40 pm
Friday 4.00 - 5.10 pm No session No session
At the weekend
Saturday 9.30 - 10.40 am 11.00am - 12.10 pm 12.30 - 1.40 pm
How soon should I see an improvement in my child’s education?

Some students make rapid progress whereas others show steady improvement. Nearly all pupils grow in confidence and we encourage all students to perform to the very best of their ability.

Almost all our students make significantly better progress at school, resulting in:

    An improved class position

    Better SATs results at the end of key stages

    Passing school entrance exams

    Higher than predicted grades in GCSEs

When and how long are the lessons?

Each session is 1 hour 10 minutes long. There will usually be a mixture of direct teaching, writing and computer activities in this time. Students usually attend one lesson a week.

Session times are the same time every week:

How are the tuition lessons structured?

Students rotate between individual time with their tutor, written work and computer activities. Homework is given each week, to reinforce work done in lessons.

What happens if my child misses a lesson?
Regular attendance is important for your child to make good progress. You will be given a regular slot every week and it is important that you keep to this time. We do ask that missed lessons are paid for, however if a child is ill another ‘catch-up’ lesson will be arranged by mutual agreement on a different day.

How much does each session cost?

You only pay a fee of £28 per lesson. This includes all writing materials, worksheets, textbooks, homework sheets and use of exclusive computer programs; as well as specialist, one to one and group tuition. Pupils taking entrance exams may be advised to purchase additional work books.

We offer discounts for families with more than one child attending each week and for students who attend both maths and English sessions twice a week.

Special Offer: If you pay in advance for 12 sessions you will be given your next session free.

Students are taught individually but there may be 2 or 3 other students in the room. This works well because the teacher is always there to help individuals and answer questions without sitting next to the student the whole time. Children need time to practise what they have been taught individually.

Will there be homework?

We usually give homework to reinforce or extend the work taught in the lessons. it is not time-consuming and is expected to take no more than 20 - 30 minutes at the most. It is especially important for children learning to read and spell to practise regularly but we realise that some children receive a lot of school homework and we can adjust what we give accordingly.

Is the teaching related to the National Curriculum?

All our tutors are qualified teachers who work in schools. We have been trained to teach the National Curriculum and we update our knowledge and resources as appropriate.

Where is the Centre located?

Lancaster Tutoring Centre is close to the city centre, easy to find and with plenty of parking on the roadside.