Primary English Tutoring in Leeds

If it’s Primary English tuition that you require, then look no further. At Leeds Tuition Centre, we carry out initial in-depth educational assessments to establish the particular areas your child may be having trouble with. The 30 minutes to 1 hour consultation is relaxed, with no silences or test environments. Your child is encouraged to relax and complete simple written and/or verbal comprehensions, as well as English related questions.

Tailored English Tutoring for your Primary School Child:


  • 1:1 Primary English tuition within small groups.
  • Tailored tuition for Primary school children of all ages, encompassing all year groups and key stages.
  • Simple initial assessments conducted in a non-test setting, which are used to create personalised learning plans.
  • Personal objective setting, enabling your child to work towards individual goals.
  • 70-minute tuition sessions held weekly.
  • A welcoming and supportive teaching environment.


Fully Qualified Primary English Tutors

Our English tutors are all fully qualified teachers with extensive experience in their respective subject areas. Together, the Leeds Tuition Centre team boast over 100 years of combined experience. You can learn more about our tutors by visiting our ‘Meet The Team’ page, or if you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

Primary Tuition for SATs Preparation

Given that children’s year 6 SATs include English assessments, our Primary English tutoring covers all the needed aspects for your child to be confident approaching their SATs assessments. In their SATs, your child will be tested on a range of comprehension skills, their ability to write coherently and accurately, and their understanding of grammar and punctuation. All with the aim of helping evaluate a student’s proficiency in English language skills before they transition to secondary school.

Primary English Skills for 11+ & Entrance Exams

At Leeds Tuition Centre, we offer tutoring specifically designed for 11+ exams and school entrance exams covering Verbal Reasoning where appropriate. The 11+ will always include an English component; these exams are designed to assess a student’s aptitude and skills in various subjects, including English. The English portion of the 11+ exam typically assesses a student’s reading, comprehension, grammar, punctuation, and writing abilities. It may include tasks such as reading passages and answering questions, as well as writing exercises like creative writing or essay writing.

We take pride in our success in helping students gain a Scholarship at Leeds Grammar School and our success in supporting students for Eleven Plus grammar school entry exams.  We have achieved this through targeted programs that unlock each child’s full academic potential.

What Key Stages Do Our Primary English Tutoring Services Cover?

KS1 English Tuition

At Leeds Tuition Centre, the goal of our Key Stage 1 English Tuition is to provide a solid foundation in English language skills, setting the stage for further development as students progress through their primary education in the UK. This includes a range of activities and topics designed to support and enhance a child’s English language skills at this early stage of their education, like;

Phonics and Reading: We introduce students to phonics, bridging the gap between sounds and letters. They acquire word-decoding abilities and nurture early reading skills, including comprehension.

Spelling and Vocabulary: Children expand their word knowledge and spelling proficiency through engaging activities like tests, word games, and vocabulary enrichment exercises.

Writing Skills: Our students develop sentence and paragraph writing skills, mastering fundamental sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar. We encourage creativity and coherence in their writing.

Handwriting: We introduce and refine handwriting skills, ensuring children develop neat and legible writing, including proper letter formation.

Speaking and Listening: We emphasise effective communication, promoting speaking and listening abilities through discussions.

Grammar and Punctuation: Basic grammar rules and punctuation marks are introduced, enabling students to use them correctly in their writing.

Storytelling and Comprehension: Children engage in storytelling as both listeners and storytellers. They enhance their comprehension skills by answering questions about stories they’ve encountered.

KS2 English Tuition

Whereas our Key Stage 2 English Tuition covers vital language skills:

Literacy Skills: We further develop literacy skills, enhancing reading comprehension, critical analysis of texts, and the ability to articulate thoughts and ideas effectively.

Grammar and Writing: Students refine their understanding of advanced grammar and punctuation rules, while also honing their writing skills. They learn to construct well-structured essays and creative pieces.

Spelling and Vocabulary: We expand vocabulary and strengthen spelling through engaging activities, spelling bees, and vocabulary-building exercises.

Handwriting and Presentation: Handwriting continues to be refined for legibility and consistency, ensuring that students can present their work neatly and professionally.

Speaking and Listening: Effective communication skills are fostered through discussions with their teacher helping students express themselves confidently.

Comprehension and Critical Thinking: We encourage critical thinking through comprehension exercises, analysis of literature, and discussions on themes and characters.

Creative Writing: Students are encouraged to unleash their creativity through various forms of writing, including poetry, short stories, and descriptive narratives.

SATs Preparation: Our tailored tuition includes preparation for Key Stage 2 SATs exams, specifically Reading, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar exam preparation. In addition, covering all aspects of the English curriculum to ensure students are well-prepared.

At Leeds Tuition Centre, we are dedicated to nurturing well-rounded English language skills in our Key Stage 2 students, providing them with the tools they need to excel in their education and beyond.

Areas We Cover

Whilst our centre is in Oakwood, Leeds – our catchment area covers the likes of; Alwoodley, Harehills, Gipton, Chapel Allerton, Seacroft, Crossgates, Whitkirk, Burmantofts, Little London, Killingbeck, Chapeltown, Beeston, Wetherby, Temple Newsam, Colton, Moortown, Potternewton, Cross Green, Sheepscar, Holbeck and Hunslet.

Please get in touch to learn more about Primary English tuition in Leeds. Call 01133 456 188 or contact us online.

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English Tuition FAQs

How much does English tutoring cost at Leeds Tuition Centre?

£33 per 70-minute session. For more details on our pricing, click here.

How do I know my child needs a private English tutor?
They are feeling stressed or worried; they are not meeting their full potential; they’re not progressing as fast they are with other subjects; there are gaps in their knowledge, or they’re disappointed with their English grade after a recent end of term assessment. They’ve moved up a set are not coping with the new topics; the pace of the lesson (quicker) and previous topics are missing because they joined the set later in the year.
What exam syllabuses do English tutors cover?
GCSEs, SATs and 11+.
How do I know my child is ready for English tutoring?
They avoid doing their homework, getting into trouble at school in their English class, they are looking slightly withdrawn or confused by what they are supposed to be doing in class.  However, to fully understand whether they need a tutor, an Initial Consultation, which looks at their strengths and weaknesses in English from basic literacy skills to GCSE questions (if appropriate) will certainly flag up any problem areas.

My son joined Leeds Tuition Centre while he was in Year 6. Our main concerns were his English scores at school were not good and he didn’t have the motivation to do school work. Since joining “Leeds Tuition Centre” there is are remarkable changes with his English work and overall attitude to school work. My son scored very high marks in Year 6 SATs (over 110) in each subject. My son has continued to like attending the centre and now this is the third year (he is in Year 8). As parents we love the honest unbiased feedback we get from the teachers, the fact that kids feel challenged to do better and we will continue to support our son in attending Leeds Tuition Centre.

Janet Weru – January 2020

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