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SEN Tutors

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter what educational challenges they face. We are renowned for introducing SEN tutors with the experience and expertise to help neurodiverse children develop their skills and make progress on their academic journey. Special educational needs tutors support children with a range of learning differences, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, Autism and speech and language difficulties. We also have a network of additional support available from educational psychologists and speech and language processing specialists to give parents a multifaceted program of support that will enhance your child’s confidence, happiness and education.

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    Special Educational Needs Tutors

    Sophie Taylor Barthorpe, our Director of Tuition explains how private tutors support students with a wide range of learning difficulties and differences.

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SEN Tutors

We introduce highly experienced special educational needs tutors to support children with a range of learning differences, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD, Autism and speech and language difficulties.

  • Alexa


    Alexa tutors students for entrance exams from 7+ to 13+. She also prepares students for interviews and scholarship applications.

  • Amy HM

    Amy HM

    Amy is a qualified teacher and specialises in English tuition. She also tutors Maths and prepares students for the 7+ and 11+ entrance exams.

  • Annabel


    Annabel specialises in working with children with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, focusing mainly on maths and English.

  • Dora


    Dora specialises in 11+ and 13+ preparation and interview practice. She has extensive experience tutoring students with SEN.

  • Emma B

    Emma B

    Emma is an experienced prep school teacher, who specialises in preparing students of 7+ and 11+.

  • Ewan


    Ewan is a qualified teacher who specialises in Maths and Physics tuition up to A-Level. He also tutors Biology and Chemistry up to GCSE and prepares students for 13+ Exams.

  • James D

    James D

    James specialises in Science tuition, along with Geography and Art. He has particular experience preparing students for 13+ exams.

  • James H

    James H

    James, a former English teacher at an independent school, specialises in Literature and English as a Foreign Language tuition.

  • Jenny S

    Jenny S

    Jenny is an SEN specialist who has a huge range of home schooling experience and tutors English, Maths, Geography, History and Science.

  • Leon


    Leon tutors English and is an Entrance Exam specialist, teaching from 7+ through to 13+. Leon also teaches essay-based subjects such as History, Geography and Social Sciences.

  • Mariam


    Mariam is an experienced teacher and SENDCo. She specialises in English, Maths and Entrance exams at 7+, 8+ and 11+ and has a huge amount of SEN experience with primary and secondary school children.

  • Rebecca S

    Rebecca S

    Rebecca is a qualified teacher who specialises in Mathematics and English tuition. She prides herself on making sure her students master the basics so they have a good foundation to build upon.

  • Rosemary


    Rosemary is a multidisciplinary tutor, who specialises in SEN support. She also teaches English, Geography, History, 7+, 11+ and 13+ Entrance Exams.

  • Sarah N

    Sarah N

    Sarah tutors Key Stage 1 and 2 Maths and English, and also Art. She teaches in a creative way, building confidence as well as ability, and has a huge amount of SEN experience.

  • Shona S

    Shona S

    Shona is a qualified teacher. She specialises in teaching English and maths, including preparation for competitive 11+ examinations.

  • Stamatia


    Stamatia is a specialist in dyslexia and dyscalculia tutoring. As well as this, she can assess students for dyslexia.

  • Will M

    Will M

    Will specialises in science in Key Stage 2 and 3, as well as Biology GCSE. He also prepares students for 7+ and 11+ examinations.

SEN Case Studies and Articles

We care passionately about helping children navigate and overcome all forms of special educational needs. We have seen first-hand how frustrating it can be for children who learn in a different way to their peers and how rewarding it can be to when challenges are overcome. To learn more how a tutor could help your child, we have gathered a selection of articles and case studies for you to read below.

  • "Our tutor Laura is lovely and clearly holds the interests of SEN pupils to heart. She shows great fortitude and availability and plans her lessons insightfully."

    Mrs. K, Year 7 Specific Learning Difficulties Tuition

  • “Russell is an intelligent, thoughtful and impressive young man. He has encountered some resistance from our son but is working through ways to deal with him and get to know him. We are impressed with his kind and gentle approach, through which he is starting to make some early progress”.

    Mrs. C, Specific Learning Difficulties Mentoring

Frequently asked questions

  • What is an SEN tutor?

    SEN tutors are experts at tutoring students with special educational needs (SEN). Students with SEN learn differently from non-SEN students, so unique educational techniques and strategies are required to help them thrive. The SEN tutors we introduce are, by dint of outstanding qualifications, years of experience, or both, specialists at working with children or young people with SEN or specific learning difficulties (SpLD). By providing one-to-one tuition which is bespoke to the individual student, the tutors we work with are able to help children with SEN grow in confidence, develop life-long study skills, and ultimately flourish in their academic careers.

  • What does a special educational needs tutor do?

    A special educational needs tutor will not only help a child with their academic work, but will also address the broader challenges faced by students with special educational needs. Alongside academic tuition, an SEN tutor may also work with a student on developing their study or social skills, helping them with emotional regulation, and boosting their confidence. For the SEN tutors we introduce, there is no ‘one way’ to work with an SEN student. Each lesson is completely one-to-one and personalised to the unique learning challenges faced by the individual child. The tutors we work with are SEN specialists and have extensive experience using a range of scientifically proven strategies to support students with SEN. These may include ‘chunking’ (breaking down complex topics into smaller chunks of information), delivering concise and simple instructions, incorporating lots of lesson breaks to improve focus, using visual and other multi-sensory learning techniques, and giving plenty of positive affirmations to build students’ confidence.

  • What are examples of SEN students?

    Special educational needs (SEN) is an umbrella term that covers many different difficulties and disabilities which may affect a child’s or young person’s ability to learn. Related terms are special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) or specific learning disabilities (SpLD). Roughly 1 in 7 students in the UK have SEN. SEN may impact a student’s behaviour, their ability to socialise, their reading, writing or numerical abilities, their capacity to process and understand information, or their concentration levels. SEN students may have conditions or learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Autism, ADHD, or speech and language difficulties. It is important to note that special educational needs are not related to intelligence or academic potential. With the right support, including from an experienced and qualified SEN tutor, students with SEN can thrive academically and flourish at school or university.

  • What is a special educational needs tutor?

    Special educational needs (SEN) tutors are specialists at working with children with a range of learning difficulties and differences. The tutors we introduce have years of experience tutoring children with SEN, including dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Autism, ADHD, or speech and language difficulties. Many also have formal qualifications and training. Every child with SEN is unique, so our tuition is always tailored to the precise requirements of the particular student, and we always match the tutor personally to your child. As well as academic tuition, an SEND tutor or specific learning difficulties tutor (SpLD tutor) may also work with a student on developing their study skills and metacognitive strategies, or helping them develop social skills and a capacity for emotional regulation, all of which in turn boosts their confidence at school and in wider life.

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