Private Academic Tuition Across Sussex
From Early Years to Year 8
Our experienced tutors at Discover and Be are passionate about providing a creative, child-centred approach to teaching and learning. We can offer a BESPOKE, fun-filled and varied programme for your child. We will come to you so that your child can feel at ease in his or her own home.
Would your child benefit from regular, one-to-one support in a specific area of the curriculum? Perhaps he or she needs a confidence boost or help with exam technique in the run-up to SATS or a scholarship exam? We can help your child achieve confidence, independence and success in his or her learning.
In our tutoring sessions, we develop skills and confidence in Reading, Writing and Maths through the use of games, creative learning and fun resources. We encourage you, the parent / carer, to be involved, wherever possible, in the teaching and learning process, so that you feel confident in supporting your child as he or she learns.
Who are we?
We are an experienced, enthusiastic and qualified team of teachers who use fun, effective methods to develop your child’s skills and confidence in order to unlock his or her potential. We tutor children aged 4 years upwards, from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 3.
Where do we tutor?
We are locally based and are able to offer tuition for Maths, English and Literacy and Science across East and West Sussex, to include Haywards Heath, Brighton, Crawley and more. For more information please get in touch to discuss your child's needs: our friendly team is here to help. Our tutors come to you so that your child can benefit from a supportive and encouraging working relationship, in the comfort of their own home.
What can we do for your child?
We believe that individual tuition is for everyone. Not only is it a wonderful form of support for a child who needs to review areas of his or her learning, it is just as valuable to a child who is ready to take new steps to discover their true potential. We can offer support in the form of weekly term time lessons or flexi holiday tutoring.
We work hard to meet the needs of each individual child while making sure that our lessons are engaging, inspiring, fun and challenging for the learner. Following a FREE phone consultation, we will arrange an initial informal assessment conducted by our academic tutor coordinator, Sheila.
"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)
Initial Assessment – what to expect
Sheila, as academic tutor coordinator, will arrange a suitable time to come and meet you and your child to conduct an initial detailed assessment. Sheila will get to know your child in the comfort of his or her own home and note down any concerns and /or thoughts and feelings you and your child may have in relation to his or her learning and school life. Sheila will use various methods, including baseline assessment, to assess the level at which your child is working. She will provide detailed parent feedback and an agreed action plan to support your child as they move forward with their learning. The length of this initial session will vary depending on the needs of the individual child. Sheila 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.
*WE GUARANTEE TO RESPOND TO EVERY ENQUIRY WITHIN 48 HOURS.
We believe that securing phonetic knowledge is of the utmost importance in literacy, therefore we use phonics as the cornerstone of our literacy teaching, both in reading and writing. Click here to find out more about our English and Literacy tuition.
Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1
- Learning / securing letter sounds and names
- De-coding words
- Blending and segmenting
- Developing strategies to learn ‘tricky’ high-frequency words
Key Stage 2
- Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (GPS)
- Prefixes and Suffixes
- Root verbs
- Latin Derivatives
- Technical, grammatical knowledge needed for working towards the new curriculum Year 6 SATS.
Maths (Key Stage 1 and 2)
There are several key areas in the Maths curriculum, including place value, shape, space, measure and calculations.
Maths tuition will be personalised according to the needs of your child. We can focus on a specific area, take a more global approach, or provide your child with the tools necessary to begin the next academic year with confidence. Click here to find out more about our Maths tuition.
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.
Sheila and her team like to use Numicon kits and particularly recommend the following two, should you wish to buy one for yourself: