Private Academic and Music Tuition Lewes

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We offer private academic and music tuition to primary aged children from early years to year 6. Our aim is to make learning meaningful and inspiring for our pupils as well as parents. Our lessons focus on what each child can achieve and retain as well as enjoy. We believe learning should take place in a fun and creative environment and we create that environment for all of our pupils in Lewes and across Sussex. 

Academic Tuition

We can offer tuition in maths, reading, writing and even SATs preparation.

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For 5 to 7 year old pupils we work to consolidate the things they learned during the early years period like number recognition, counting, reading and linguistics. We are also able to focus on areas where the pupil may be struggling. We use a range of interactive games and activities as well as wide range of resources. Some of these are tried and tested and some are highly successful new ideas.  

For 7 to 11 year old pupils the key is to challenge and stimulate and make lessons enjoyable and engaging. Over the years we have found that mixing up lessons from time to time can really benefit a child and this could include things like a pre-planned trip or just teaching in a different environment like a garden in the summer. As with younger years we can focus on areas where the pupil might find hard which can be great at preventing them falling behind in school. This can involve re visiting Key Stage 1 areas to make sure the foundations are as good as they can be. 

Music Tuition

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As highly skilled musicians and music teachers our tutors thrive on inspiring a love for music as well as practical and theory skills in their pupils. All our music lessons are tailor-made to suit the child and to play to their strengths rather than teaching a standard format to all pupils. We even offer lessons for parents and children together which can be a great deal of fun and a wonderful way to learn.

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We are currently able to offer one or a combination of the following:

How We Teach

Our music and academic teachers have years of experience in delivering first class tuition in an engaging and creative environment. We create a bespoke tuition plan based on the childs' needs which is then taught in your home which makes pupils feel at ease. 

"Sheila was my tutor leading up to my entrance exams and SATS. I really like Sheila, she explained things slowly and helped me when I didn't understand things. We always had fun in the lesson too. She helped me to understand fractions which I was really stuck on. I would recommend having Sheila as your tutor because she will help you understand and also have fun too!" - Alicia (Year 6 pupil)

Please note: ALL Discover and Be tutors are DBS/CRB checked; this is renewed on an annual basis.

Initial Assessment – what to expect

One our of tutor coordinators will arrange a suitable time to come and meet you and your child to conduct an initial detailed assessment.  They will get to know your child in the comfort of their own home and note down any concerns and /or thoughts and feelings you or your child may have in relation to his or her learning and school life.  We will then allocate the most suitable tutor to work with your child. Rest assured, the assessment is conducted in a relaxed, fun and informal manner so that your child feels comfortable and enjoys the session.

What happens next?

Contact us by phone or via the website to arrange a FREE phone consultation with one of our experienced tutors.  This will enable you to discuss your child’s needs at length before booking tuition sessions with us. Want to know what parents, teachers and pupils think of us? Please click here for our testimonials page.

So if you are looking for private tuition for your child in East Sussex or West Sussex then get in touch today and speak to our friendly team about your child. 


We also offer SATS booster sessions at key times in the year. Please contact us for more details.

Additional SATS tuition can be tailored to meet the needs of your child in order to build-up his or her ability and extend knowledge and confidence in Literacy (including Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation), Maths and Exam Technique.


Fees are payable half-termly in advance.

  • FREE phone consultation
  • Initial assessment including parental feedback - £59
  • On-going lessons - £37.50 (60 mins) 

Our booking terms and conditions can be downloaded as a PDF here.

My daughter’s confidence has grown so much, since starting weekly tutoring sessions with Discover and Be, that she has won herself a place in a Children’s Poetry Anthology “Sense Poetry - Amazing Sensations” to be sent to The British Library and other libraries throughout the UK and Ireland. Helped by Sheila’s wealth of experience, gentle approach and dynamic teaching my daughter was encouraged to explore poetry through the senses and has created a wonderful poem to grace the shelves of readers for years to come. Thank you Discover and Be! We are extremely proud!
— Joanna Powl Banks