Expert Subject and Exam Board Specific Preparation for GCSE/IGCSE Exams

In our experience, success in GCSE/IGCSE exams depends on a number of factors including tackling areas of weakness, understanding strengths, how to approach questions and how to maximise marks – essentially exam technique! By understanding your child’s learning style and specific requirements, we are able to introduce an expert GCSE tutor who will meet those needs with expert tuition.

Whether your child is at the start of Key Stage 4, or is in need of last-minute assistance as they revise for forthcoming exams, we’ll place a tutor who inspires and injects confidence.

GCSE/IGCSE Tuition can be delivered weekly over a longer term, or as a short-term intensive course to help with exam revision. After an initial assessment, the tutor will build knowledge of the subject and provide valuable assistance with time management and exam skills. By using a joined-up, holistic approach to homework, coursework and revision, the tutor will help the student achieve their desired goals.

Tutors are familiar with the GCSE/IGCSE exam criteria for AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, SALTERS and a range of alternative exam boards. Additionally, tutors are able to provide assistance with an exhaustive range of subjects, including Maths, English and The Sciences.

To find out more about how a GCSE or IGCSE tutor could help, please contact us.

Alternatively, if you already have your GCSE results and are looking for help with the next steps, you might find our ‘Guide to GCSE results day” helpful.

The Growth Mindset

Academic potential isn’t solely determined by a child’s talent. We firmly believe that attitude plays a key role, which is why we place GCSE tutors who subscribe to the Growth Mindset theory:

There are many supporters of the idea that successful learning comes down to attitude rather than talent – and the impact of a good teacher would seem to prove that the concept is valid. It could be argued of course that the process is blindingly obvious (no effort = no reward), and that it is setting up some false negatives (what about the child who is lower in their class and not used to, ‘winning’ but is equally bright). However, the growth mentality as outlined below (flow chart courtesy of GCSE Leadership) is definitely something that will could help develop a strong and resilient mind.

The GCSE tutor we recommend will challenge your child, move them beyond their comfort zone, and ensure that they develop a strong, resilient mindset.
The end result will be better exam results and a life-long love of learning which will help your child reach their full potential.

Testimonials for GCSE tutors introduced by Simply Learning Tuition:

I would like to express my gratitude for the work and commitment that you and your colleagues at Simply Learning Tuition have shown to both of my children, Alex (age 17) and Lucy (age 20). As a parent, I know the importance of education. Having children who have not taken as much of a liking to school and needing the extra guidance, both educationally and in life mentoring, has shown me that there are helpful alternatives to traditional education. Both Alex and Lucy were below average students and needed a very disciplined and intense schedule to get them back on track. In Alex’s case, it was the lead up to his GCSE exams and for Lucy it was a redirection of effort after her A levels. In both cases I have been very impressed with your level of professionalism, the tutors you have introduced us to and the level of commitment that all of them have shown to myself and my children throughout” EC, Battersea

  • I just wanted to let you know Stephen’s Geography result 84%, class average 72%. Thank you for all your help.

    Mr. D, St. Paul’s 13+

  • It is very difficult to express how grateful we are to you for what you've achieved with our son. The challenges he has encountered along the way have been met with patience and respect.

    Mrs Carfax, Holland Park, 13+ prep

  • Christopher has them both in the zone: comprehending what is required and the work and effort needed for the grades they want. The boys are looking forward to their next session with him

    Mrs. A, 13+ prep

  • Russell has been a wonderful tutor for my son and daughter. He has been patient, kind, insightful, intuitive, inspiring and a real positive force in the children's educational lives.

    Mrs. C, 11+ and 13+ prep

  • According to my son Natasha was extremely helpful and went over things in a clear and concise way, boosting his confidence for his exams.

    Mrs. D, 13+ exam prep

  • Harry got 78% in his geography exam - how good is that! Thanks for all your help and we will be in touch in the lead up to his mocks in March for some more help.

    Mrs. H, Harrow 13+ Common Entrance

  • You told me that Russell is the best, so thank you.

    Mrs. M, 13+ French

  • My son Ivan was very glad to meet Max and appreciated the opportunity to study with him. For the short time Max was with him, he gave him some important information for past exams (CE) for Sciences, Religious Studies, Geography and English and could explain the complicated...

    Mrs. M, 13+ Maths and Science Skype tuition Moscow

  • Adam was a wonderful tutor, who worked hard to build up a rapport with James. James was offered several places and an academic scholarship.

    Mrs. S, 13+ prep

  • Jack came to tutor our 13 year old son for his Common Entrance exam for Eton College. After a day or so his charisma had attracted all 5 children to request tutoring! He turned Timothy from a predicted/mock Grade C to achieving a grade A and the...

    Mrs. Wilkinson, Eton 13+ Common Entrance Wilts

  • We will encourage Ibrahim to work on the areas identified and to practice past exam papers. Ibrahim enjoyed the course and said it was very useful and said he will use the techniques he learnt both in English and maths and off course continue learning the Latin...

    Mrs. Z, 13+ Common Entrance Summer Course

  • Michael has been exceptionally dedicated to our daughters’ success and is extremely knowledgeable and smart. They really enjoyed their sessions with him!

    Ms. A, 13+ Biology tuition

  • My son gained a scholarship to St Paul’s School, gaining A grades in both Greek and Latin.

    Ms. A, 13+ prep

  • Russell was brilliant as ever, really good at motivating Flora. She succeeded in getting through the Oundle prelim and is now set for the final scholarship exams in May.

    Ms. H, Oundle 13+ prep

  • Joseph has been accepted to Radley College. He scored all ‘A’s on his exams. Thank you very much for your kind help; you are a very good, organised tutor.

    Ms. Jones, 13+ Radley prep

  • Zora is a very devoted and conscientious tutor who prepares well and tries to get her tutoree's attention with various methods. She is very polite and discrete.

    Ms. S, Residential 13+ CE tuition (France)

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