English and Literacy Tuition Sussex

Reading, Writing, Phonics and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling)

We are able to offer tuition for reading, writing, phonics and GPS right across East Sussex and West Sussex including Haywards Heath, Lewes, Brighton, Crawley and more. We teach children aged 4 years upwards, from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 3.

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Free Consultation

We offer a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION with one of our experienced literacy and English tutors to enable you to discuss your child’s needs at length before committing to booking tuition sessions with us. Click here to book your consultation or email us at info@discoverandbe.com 

From Early Years to Year 8

In our bespoke literacy and English lessons, we develop skills, confidence and independence in reading, writing, phonics and GPS, through the use of games, creative learning and fun resources. We love to utilise different spaces and enjoy outside learning too!  Tutoring sessions can be focused on one particular area of Literacy or on general Literacy skills, depending on your child’s needs. We believe that securing phonetic knowledge is of the utmost importance in literacy; therefore we use phonics as the cornerstone of our literacy and English teaching, both in reading and writing. 


Parent / Carer Involvement

We encourage you, the parent / carer, to be involved in the teaching and learning process wherever possible, so that you feel confident in supporting your child as he or she learns.


Whether your child could do with a confidence boost in the lead up to SATS tests, needs help preparing for Common Entrance Exams, is looking for support in a particular area of the curriculum or would benefit from guidance in tackling weekly homework, we are here and happy to help!

 “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

Please get in touch if you are looking for tutoring for your child in one or all of the following areas of the curriculum for Literacy:

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Literacy

·        Learning / securing letter sounds and names

·        De-coding words

·        Blending and segmenting

·        Developing strategies to learn ‘tricky’ high-frequency words

Key Stage 2 Literacy

·        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.

Please get in touch to discuss your child's needs; our friendly team are here to help. 

We offer a FREE PHONE CONSULTATION with one of our experienced tutors to enable you to discuss your child’s needs at length before committing to booking tuition sessions with us. So if you are looking for private English or Literacy tuition in East Sussex or into West Sussex please get in touch. 


Does my child need English and literacy tutoring?

Tutoring really is for everyone. Our lessons are individually designed for each child. We cater for pupils who need to be challenged and we cater for those that require support in a specific area of the curriculum or globally, but above all we work with your child to build their confidence and make learning meaningful and enjoyable for them.

How long is each English session?

Each academic session is an hour long.

Is the tutor a qualified English teacher?

Yes.  All our academic tutors are qualified and experienced teachers with full knowledge of the curriculum. 

Are the hours flexible? 

In term time lessons take place with the same tutor at the same time each week at an agreed time convenient to you. 

During holidays periods lesson times are flexible.

How does the tutor know what my child needs?

Firstly we provide an initially phone consolation to discuss what you are looking for and what you feel your child needs. Then we carry out an initial consultation in your home with your child. We use games and conversation to allow the child to relax and share their thoughts about their education. Once they feel comfortable we use a reading test to give us a base line to begin from. We also give the child a chance to share what they feel they would like help with. This is a powerful tool for us to help them. The results of the reading test, any observations and our recommendations are all fed back to you, the parent, verbally as part of the 90min consultation. 

My child has exams coming up. Can you help? 

Yes. We cover the work required for the Year 6 SATs, the 11+ / pre tests (including non verbal reasoning), Year 8 Common Entrance, GCSEs and A Levels. 

My child is struggling with confidence, what can I do? 

One to one tuition is a great way to help build your child’s confidence. Private tuition provides a safe space and opportunity for pupils to ask as many questions as they like and discuss their learning openly. We feel that having the confidence to try new things and to not be afraid to make and learn from mistakes is the key to successful education. 

When do lessons take place? 

Lessons mostly take place after school hours during the week and at weekends. However we also offer home schooling sessions during the day. 

Where do lessons take place? 

Lessons take place in the comfort of the pupil’s own home. This may be inside in an open space, at a table or in the garden. Some tutors also offer tuition from their homes. 

Will my child enjoy the lessons? 

Yes. We aim for our lessons to be fun, creative and engaging. We use a variety of games, technology and resources to keep lessons upbeat, meaningful and interesting.

What are the benefits of 1 to 1 tuition? 

1 to 1 support from an experienced and knowledgeable tutor can make a huge difference to a pupil’s confidence and enthusiasm for learning. Tutors can help pupils excel in their favourite subjects; tutors can also provide invaluable support to those pupils who find various subjects challenging. Our bespoke approach encourages all pupils to reach their potential in a nurturing and enjoyable way. 

Want to know what parents, teachers and pupils think of us? Please click here for our testimonials page.