Private Tuition in Ashford

We would like to warmly welcome you to The Learning Academy – Ashford’s premier tutoring centre. We offer a highly professional environment run by experienced senior teachers and educational specialists.  The Learning Academy is an Ofsted registered centre and accept Childcare vouchers making tutoring more accessible to everyone.

The teachers at The Learning Academy are professional practitioners in their field and see the genius in every child.

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Tutors in Ashford

We were the first tutoring centre in Ashford established in 2002. The Learning Academy has supported numerous students to secure places in grammar schools (including super selective grammar schools), independent school scholarships, as well as achieve excellent results in GCSE and A Level exams.

Each child who attends TLA will receive one to one teaching from a qualified teacher.

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About Us

All the teachers at The Learning Academy are postgraduates in education (PGCE). Teaching is our passion, building high self-esteem and making progress are key to your child achieving at the TLA.

We have been senior teachers in education (Assistant Headteacher at a grammar school and Head of Pre-Prep at an independent school) as well as subject leaders since 1994 therefore very experienced in the classroom at delivering the National Curriculum at both primary and secondary level.

All our teachers are safeguarding trained and enhanced DBS checked.


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The Learning Academy offers a range of expertly developed tuition sessions in 11 Plus (Kent Test), as well as primary school SATs, English, Maths, Reading & Spelling (including phonetics).

At secondary level we offer GCSE Maths, GCSE English, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Biology, GCSE Physics, GCSE Business Studies, GCSE Economics and GCSE Computing for those students undertaking their GCSEs.

At Post-16 we can cater for a range of A Level subjects and we can support with Functional Skills & QTS.

Online Tutoring with TLA

The Learning Academy now offers online tuition and lessons led by teachers who have held senior positions in both primary and secondary schools.

Private Tutors in Ashford

Build your child’s confidence with the teachers at The Learning Academy who have been teaching for over 25 years each in a variety of schools with a variety of age ranges and abilities. Our qualified teachers work with the students providing consistency of teaching so we get to know each student on an individual basis and what they’re capable of achieving.

All the students who attend The Learning Academy follow a programme bespoke to their individual educational needs. We don’t use a ‘one model fits all’ approach as we feel every child has different reasons for requiring tutoring. After an initial assessment our lead teacher writes a plan dependent on the end goal of the tutoring.

All our tutors are outstanding qualified teachers who have experience of teaching in the classroom they are not teaching assistants, sixth form students, university students or unqualified staff neither do we use computers to do the teaching for us. We believe that an experienced qualified teacher will get the best out of your child as they have experience in lesson planning, subject and curriculum knowledge as well as being able to adapt the tutoring to your child’s learning style.  All of our teachers are specialists in their subject area and have a proven track record of delivering exceptional results.  Please make sure that you check the qualifications of anyone you are paying to educate your child.

At The Learning Academy we understand the pressures that children are under with anxiety and depression increasing among children. We aim to nurture our students by developing a positive mindset for learning as we feel that this is a very important aspect in children developing as learners.

We are not just teachers. We are a family and believe in community, loyalty and trust. Come and join The Learning Academy family. Your child will learn, make rapid progress as well as have fun with our teachers. Your child has one chance so let us help them get the best outcomes.

Contact us for further information on how The Learning Academy can be part of your child’s educational journey.

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sara najmi
sara najmi
10:31 27 May 20
My son who is in year 8 started about 7 months ago and has benefited a lot from the help he is... getting at Learning academy .He will like to do more subjects once in year 10 .read more
Raiy 333
Raiy 333
15:17 23 May 20
I would highly recommend attending TLA as they have helped me with my school struggles, but also my... confidence in my academic ability. Parm's method of teaching has helped me to understand exam style questions to ace my tests, as well as improve my problem-solving skills-especially under time pressure.I would highly suggest students who want to see progress in their more
Amy S
Amy S
11:14 07 May 20
I would like to thank the TLA team for providing such excellent online tutoring for Eleanor whilst... schools are closed. Eleanor has been anxious about the 11+ as we started late with preparation but Surinder and the team have made her feel confident and this has really helped her.A dedicated team of professionals - 100% would recommend to anyone looking for outstanding tutoring for their more
Feian Downing
Feian Downing
16:43 28 Apr 20
Our children have been learning at the Learning Academy for a few months. They enjoy their lessons... especially their lessons with Surinder and Parm. They have made noticeable improvements already and always keep motivated. Thanks to Learning more
Craig Shaw
Craig Shaw
10:37 09 Apr 20
We have been very happy with the professional and thorough approach in the tutoring of our daughter... for her 11-plus. She enjoys the lessons and we have seen lots of progress. Many thanks, Craig Shawread more
Tracey Woodcraft
Tracey Woodcraft
11:11 26 Mar 20
I would highly recommend sending your children to the learning academy.My son attended for a few... months and was very pleased with the help and advice he was given.The staff were very friendly and kept in touch with there progress.Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with them Thank youread more
Victoria Phillips
Victoria Phillips
23:54 17 Mar 20
Brilliant tutoring service. Both my daughters are taught at TLA and their confidence is continuing... to grow with each lesson. My eldest is attending to develop her reading and writing skills and we are now seeing her new found techniques transfer to all areas of her learning, which is just fantastic. Parm and Surinder always finish the lesson with a discussion about what they’ve covered and what they’ll look at the following week and will offer suggestions on what we can look through at home. Would highly more
hombahadur gurung
hombahadur gurung
17:30 01 Mar 20
Highly recommend! cannot thank you enough for the positive impacts you have created on for my son.... His progress has been impressive. Great passionate tutors and a friendly supportive team 😊read more
Jennifer Birkbeck Lee
Jennifer Birkbeck Lee
14:29 27 Jan 20
My daughter is currently in year 5 and studying for the 11plus exam. She loves her weekly lessons... at the learning academy! She has come along so much since starting and we can see big improvements already. Thank youread more
Lucie Skilton
Lucie Skilton
21:41 25 Jan 20
Parm and Surinder’s calm, ‘firm but fair’ approach has converted our initially reluctant 9... year old into a child who now looks forward to his weekly sessions to prepare for the 11+. They take the time to get to know children to understand what makes them tick. We’re delighted to see our child enjoying the lessons, working hard and growing in confidence to tackle the challenges the lessons present. We have already seen some great progress in a few short more
21:22 09 Jan 20
Fantastic individual tutoring. Really helping boost my child's confidence. My child needed help to... believe in her abilities and consolodate her learning, the staff are definitely helping her feel she can rather than she can' more
Khagendra Gauchan
Khagendra Gauchan
14:30 18 Dec 19
In this learning centre teachers are very friendly. Their teaching techniques are superb. They tell... you what children learnt about and which topic children should improve on after the more
emre özdinler
emre özdinler
00:06 27 Nov 19
When we started looking for a tutor for our son’s 11+ preparation few months ago, our biggest... concern was that our son would feel the process as a mission.Following to the trial lesson, our son mentioned that he liked Surinder and Parm as they were very helpful, taught the subjects clearly and made him enjoy the session. It’s already been 4 months since he started. He’s looking forward to being there on Saturdays as he enjoys learning new stuff.We are very impressed with The Learning Academy. It’s an outstanding tuition centre. Having feedback after each lesson helps us to understand good and weak points with our son’s improvement.Highly more
J Park
J Park
11:05 21 Nov 19
It is always such a pleasure to pick our daughter up. She loves learning at the academy, it has... given her such a boost and improved her school work immensely. We would highly reccomend, the tutors have a wonderful way of explaining difficult subjects and a fantastic approach. Well worth the money 5*read more
James Dearden
James Dearden
14:47 17 Oct 19
My daughter attended The Learning Academy leading up to her 11+, she loved every second, and it was... never a chore getting her out of the house in the morning.The team at The Learning Academy gave excellent feedback throughout the process so we went into the test with confidence. They were also very helpful and flexible on those occasions when we needed to reschedule sessions.I recommend them without reservation and my youngest daughter will be booked in next year for sure!read more
Helen Clifton
Helen Clifton
17:21 08 Oct 19
We are very impressed with The Learning Academy, the family atmosphere, small groups with qualified... teachers, positive encouragement and detailed instant feedback have allowed our son to thrive in a way we haven’t experienced elsewhere. He has come on markedly since he started attending and wants to go to his sessions which is a joy. Highly more
Carol Norton
Carol Norton
18:41 15 Sep 19
My ten-year-old daughter's review, in her own words:"The Learning Academy have helped a lot with... maths which was my worst subject. It is now one of my favourites. I have asked my mum to continue with them and she said, "yes", which is why I am still going and it is a nice treat after school."On asking my daughter what was the best thing about TLA, she replied: "They're really really nice and explain things really well".My own review: I believe one of the greatest advantages an adult can engender in a child is to allow them to create strong self esteem. Staff at The Learning Academy seem to naturally have the ability to encourage my daughter to believe in herself. A joy of learning and ensuing success is inevitable in this environment. I now have a child who enjoys learning and is starting to believe she can "do it". more
Hassan Fikury
Hassan Fikury
08:45 12 Sep 19
This is a place for serious learning. I sense a culture of hard work and dedication from a team of... very experienced teachers. My daughter's confidence has improved since we started lessons with TLA. I have received very good advice, and the best thing is each child's progress, the topics they learn are individually monitored. They bring a child's learning to the context, considering what's going on at school. Interventions are planned while the parent is also included within this process. One more thing I noticed is children are taught at their level, BUT unlike the schools, the culture of 'this is what the child is capable of' is not how it works. There is hope for further progress, potential for flourishing. My experience is more
Jay Zed
Jay Zed
16:52 25 Aug 19
Our daughter has been attending The LAT for some months and during this time we have observed a... great improvement in her overall performance. The teaching is paced at each child's ability/speed and areas for improvement are identified and focused on. For any parent considering extra lessons for their ward, why not give LAT a try? . We will highly recommend Pat and his more
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11 Plus Tutoring

At the Learning Academy we have expert 11 Plus teachers who are familiar with the components of the 11 Plus exam. The children use a variety of resources to prepare for the 11 Plus including papers written by the TLA teachers and our teachers have also created the TLA Cloud learning platform (these resources are unique to The Learning Academy). We teach the skills the children need to sit each component of the 11 Plus exam as well as build confidence and develop independence with tackling the questions.

11+ Mock Tests

The Learning Academy offers 11 Plus Mock Tests in June, July and August. These have been written by our teachers at the TLA and follow the format and timings of the 11 Plus exam.  The level of difficulty has been developed by teachers who have a deep knowledge of the selective education system and the style of questions. Each area of the 11 Plus is covered therefore there are no surprises for the children when they take the exam in September. The 11 Plus mock exams are a great way to learn, consolidate knowledge and refine exam technique before the real thing.

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Primary Tuition

At The Learning Academy we have experienced English and maths teachers who have taught children at primary level within the classroom. Our approach to effective learning is modelled by our English and maths teachers fine tuning each student’s skills. We can support students with: SATs preparation in Year2 and Year 6, develop reading, spelling and comprehension skills as well as covering the primary maths curriculum. We use our teaching experience to make sure that the national expected standards are being achieved and in some cases exceeded.

Secondary Tuition

The GCSE specialist teachers at The Learning Academy cover both foundation and the higher levels at GCSE from the exam boards Edexcel, AQA and OCR.  We cover GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Maths, GCSE Biology, GCSE Chemistry, GCSE Physics , GCSE Business Studies, GCSE Economics and GCSE Computing. At Post 16 we have specialist teachers who deliver A Levels, Functional Skills & QTS.


We offer one to one bespoke lessons with our experienced teachers at both primary and secondary levels from our learning centre in Ashford.

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Not just teachers

We are not just teachers. We are a family and believe in community, loyalty and trust.


We actually do the most rewarding job in the world.  Working with children who want to learn and families who want their children to succeed.

Helping Model the Future

One of the most important things we adults can do for young children is to model the kind of person we would like them to be.