A uniquely personal connection
Good tutoring works because it allows a uniquely personal connection to be made between pupil and teacher that is difficult be replicate in a classroom. Great tutoring uses this to inspire a love of learning. Our tutors are proud of their ability to inspire a newfound passion for learning. With this comes confidence and with confidence comes success.
Making learning as easy and interesting as possible
At Lionheart, we aim to make learning as easy and interesting as possible, to give your child the confidence to ask questions, and ultimately, to succeed. We do this through working with brilliant tutors with whom children can identify. Our tutors are proud of their ability to inspire a newfound passion for learning. With this comes confidence, and with confidence comes success.
Tutoring is about building a relationship between child and tutor that inspires a love of learning. We find that this is often easier to achieve when children are comfortable in their own environment. Most of our tuition takes place in the family home around your child’s current commitments, but we also provide online tuition as requested.
Tutoring schedules are often adjusted during exam periods to ensure that each child is fully prepared. We encourage our tutors to approach each assignment with a degree of flexibility in order to ensure that the best possible results are achieved. Our tutors will always advise parents on progress and the most suitable timetable to achieve agreed goals.
Levels of Tuition
From prep schools tests to university tutoring
We provide tutoring for all GCSE/iGCSE, AS Level, A Level and International Baccalaureate subjects. We also have tutors who are highly trained in less common qualifications such as the Cambridge Pre-U.
The stress experienced by many children preparing to take entrance examinations can often be detrimental to success. Using a calm, kind and organised approach, we ensure that children feel fully prepared and therefore confident. Having provided specialist entrance test tuition for over 25 years, we know what works and our tutors are all extensively trained to ensure that they achieve the best results.
We provide tutoring for: 7/8+ Prep School entrance, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and school specific entrance, 13+ pre-assessment for Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations.
Studying at university represents a fundamental shift from structured to independent learning, which can present a challenge for many students. Our university level tuition offers a more gentle transition into this style of learning. We have experts in essay writing technique and university exam preparation, as well as subject specific tutors. All of our university level tutors are experts in the subject that they teach, with either postgraduate or professional qualifications. Most are academics themselves or in the case of vocational subjects, such as medicine or architecture, are practising in the field that they teach.
For many students studying within the UK education system, the SAT examinations represent a real challenge as they are largely at odds with the way they will have studied and prepared for previous examinations. Our SAT tutors ensure that students are able to engage successfully in this different way of thinking and learning and adapt the knowledge and skills that they have in order to achieve successful results.
Bespoke and highly efficient courses
We offer intensive academic courses during school holidays at our school (or online). All of our revision courses are completely bespoke and designed to be highly efficient.
We analyse school reports and previous grades to ensure that each programme is designed to effectively target any areas of weakness.
Students work with a variety of subject specialists throughout the courses and timetables can be adapted if particular problem areas are identified during teaching. We also allocate time every day around mealtimes for intelligent debate with other pupils and teachers.
Our revision courses aim to improve confidence and empower students to succeed.
Whilst some students come to us with gaps in subject knowledge and understanding, others have problems with exam technique or short-term memory. Whatever their needs may be, we ensure every student leaves our course more confident and more able.
Types of Tutition
We can help you with the following:
LONDON HOURLY TUITION
Tutoring is about building a relationship between child and tutor that inspires a love of learning. We find that this is often easier to achieve when children are comfortable in their own environment. Most of our tuition takes place in the family home around your child’s current commitments.
Tutoring schedules are often adjusted during exam periods to ensure that each child is fully prepared. Some families prefer to schedule more intense tutoring for school holidays when, without the time pressures and exertion of the school day, tremendous progress can be made. We encourage our tutors to approach each assignment with a degree of flexibility in order to ensure that the best possible results are achieved. Our tutors will always advise parents on progress and the most suitable timetable to achieve agreed goals.
We are also able to arrange hourly tuition outside London, subject to a supplementary fee.
SHORT TERM RESIDENTIAL TUITION
Short term residential tutoring offers a more rounded approach that aims to inspire children through a variety of forms of learning whilst the tutor lives with the family. Tutoring usually lasts for about four hours a day and is accompanied by other activities that are tailored to captivate the child’s interest. By blurring the line between learning and fun, children are able to derive enjoyment from their studies.
The aim is to improve the standard of work whilst at the same time fostering a more mature attitude towards learning, inspired by a tutor who a child genuinely likes and looks up to.
This system works particularly well during holidays and ensures children return to school with a renewed sense of vigour and determination.
FULL TIME TUITION
We have a select number of highly experienced full time tutors who undertake long term residential assignments of between two months and three years. They are able to provide a complete programme for children who are not in mainstream education or can work to complement traditional schooling.
This form of tutoring is very popular with international clients who wish to prepare their child for education in the UK. We also have a number of high profile clients who choose to educate their children through tuition whilst working away from home. These tutors have lived on tour buses, film sets and in private residences throughout the world. They are able to work in any environment in order to deliver the best education possible for your child.
This is becoming an increasingly popular form of tuition, particularly for international and boarding school students. Online tutoring is an important part of the service that we offer but must be handled with care and without compromising standards.
Unlike other agencies, we do not have different online tutors who have been through a less stringent application process. We ensure that any online tutoring is undertaken with the same ethos as all other areas and with the same tutors. At the root of this is ensuring that a pupil will feel inspired to learn by a tutor who they feel they can relate to.
Our mentoring programme allows students the opportunity to have somebody in their lives to offer advice, guidance and support. A mentor is usually successful in a career that the student is interested in pursuing and has had similar experiences. For many international students who come to study in the UK without their families, a mentor provides a crucial role model and confidant.
We have a select group of mentors who have overcome a range of hurdles in their lives, from learning difficulties to addiction issues, to become successful and happy individuals. For young people in crisis situations, these mentors can often be the first step on the ladder to recovery. Whilst they may reject help from tutors, consultants or psychiatrists, teenagers will often listen to an adult with whom they can identify, and whom they can respect.
We tutor students from around the globe both remotely and in their homes. We help to prepare international students for both school and university education in the UK as well as providing tuition for entrance examinations.
Much of our international tuition is carried out through our online system but we also send tutors throughout the world for short or long term residential tuition.
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES (SEND)
We work with the best special needs educators in the world and are able to call upon their services at short notice for our clients’ children. Using their recommendations we can provide a tutor with experience in helping students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism and other cognitive and social disorders.
Managed Home Schooling
Providing a complete educational programme at home
We are experts in designing and implementing home schooling programmes. Our specialist tutors are able to provide everything from occasional accompaniment alongside parental teaching to full time tuition. Many parents who choose to home school use our services to create an overall timetable and plan which combine parental teaching with guidance from professional tutors. This ensures that everyone involved can proceed with confidence and with the knowledge that progress is being monitored at all times.
As an accredited examination centre, we are able to manage each stage of the process and offer a warm and welcoming environment in which home schooled children can take their examinations.
In addition to setting up a home schooling arrangement, we are able to offer a managed service delivered by the curriculum management team at our own school, LSL. The LSL Curriculum Manager will have regular check in meetings with each tutor to ensure that the student is progressing through his or her various courses of study, and is staying firmly on track to meet deadlines.