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 award-winning classroom teachers and educational specialists.  The Learning Academy is an Ofsted registered centre and accept Childcare vouchers making tutoring more affordable for 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.

Celebrating over 25 years

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.

Private Tutors in Ashford

Build your child’s confidence with the award-winning 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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James Hayward
James Hayward
16:24 29 Nov 21
The Learning Academy has been a great addition to my sons education and he really enjoys attending... each week. We initially found the learning academy as I felt my son’s natural enthusiasm for learning had been slightly damaged with long bouts of home schooling. He quickly settled in, and they have done a great job of both identifying his strengths, weaknesses and tailoring his work around this. He is always really keen after each lesson to show us his work and how he is progressing. It has been excellent preparation as he moves towards the 11+. Many thanks to Parm, Surinder and the rest of the team at TLA.read more
Armani Hussain
Armani Hussain
17:06 22 Nov 21
My sister and I have been attending the learning academy for some years now and I must say that... they are by far the most brilliant tutors I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. They are attentive and more engaging than any teacher Ive ever been taught by. there constant caring and professional approach to teaching has had me gasping for knowledge. I particularly enjoy Mr Thinds fantastic sense of humor he always leaves me in stitches. Not to mention Mrs Thinds winsome and purely sensational teaching style. I only wish that more teachers would be like them, if only they taught other school teachers how to teach with a ted talk or something I think it would make school better for everyone.read more
Sam13_ O
Sam13_ O
09:51 20 Nov 21
Taught me throughout my school years! Was a Great teacher, very engaging and helps you to... understand topics in great detail. Also communicates very well and helps to make you feel more confident.read more
James G
James G
14:30 15 Nov 21
We highly recommend the Learning Academy, both our children attended and we couldn't rate them any... higher.Their time at the academy provided them with more than the ability to just pass an exam. It gave them the fundamental building blocks they needed too understand and breakdown subject matter, a well as to fully understand what they were doing and give them confidence and belief in themselves.A skill set I am sure they will continue to benefit from in the years to come.read more
Nicola Lane-Glew
Nicola Lane-Glew
21:52 02 Nov 21
Initially our son needed some addition english support in year 4. Over a short few weeks we saw... not only an improvement in the quality of his work but also in his confidence. Now in year 5 he continues to make good progress in preparation for his 11 plus next year. I would highly recommend the TLA for their professionalism, confidence building and tailored teaching approach.read more
Phil Windle
Phil Windle
17:41 02 Nov 21
We enrolled our daughter at The Learning Academy in year 4 to help build her confidence. Now... she’s in year 5 with her confidence and skills developing, she is happily working towards the Kent test. We can't praise the team enough, they understand how to build trust and self belief while making learning enjoyable.read more
John Paton
John Paton
16:42 31 Oct 21
Our son has just passed the Kent test (11+) after attending The Learning Academy. He really... appreciated the coaching and structure that Parm and the team gave him there. He enjoyed his learning which both prepared him really well for the test but also boosted his confidence through the mock tests. I can say that he was as well prepared as he could have been due to The Learning Academy.read more
Ruth Oviawe
Ruth Oviawe
20:30 21 Oct 21
We were not sure of our son doing well for the 11plus exams,so we brought him to the Academy. We... were so happy when the result came out. My son's result was outstanding. Well done to all the staff of Learning Academy.read more
Aimee M
Aimee M
16:29 20 Oct 21
We are over the moon with the progress our son is making at The Learning Academy. He has thrived... from his first week there, and always comes out smiling. The whole team are extremely professional, kind, and take the time with every child to make them feel at ease. I really feel that their experience, and techniques will thoroughly prepare him for the kent test in the future.read more
Vic L
Vic L
15:59 25 Sep 21
We are so pleased with our child’s progress since they started attending The Learning Academy.... We’ve seen improvements in both Maths and English in just a short period of time. The teachers are patient, professional and take the time to explain how to improve or how to use a particular technique. We receive regular feedback to guide us in how we can provide the right learning support at home. Our child actually enjoys going and is really proud to show us their work at the end of each lesson. Thank you!read more
Aravinda Kosaraju
Aravinda Kosaraju
04:45 18 Sep 21
Excellent team of tutors who tailor their teaching to the needs of the child, making learning fun.... Their approach gave my child techniques that helped retain the learning. Thank you, LA team.read more
babe flo
babe flo
15:51 17 Sep 21
The Learning Academy has been very instrumental in preparing my son for his 11+ exams. They were... able to help him in his area of weakness (exam nerves) and covered a wide rage of topics needed for this exam. The teachers are kind, patient and professional. The mock exams were excellent too as I had a very happy confident child on the morning of the actual exams which is a massive plus. Thank you Learning Academyread more
swagata das
swagata das
08:28 26 Aug 21
Parm and his team at The Learning Academy Tutoring have been incredibly supportive. My daughter has... had excellent guidance from her tutors at The Learning Academy. Most importantly they have given total attention to her needs .The entire team is very compassionate. We were very lucky to have found The Learning Academy.read more
Summer Obousy
Summer Obousy
20:27 22 Aug 21
A dedicated, friendly and approachable team. My son is enjoying learning and it is being reflected... alongside his school work. Thank you.read more
harriet redman
harriet redman
07:54 07 Aug 21
My son has come along for tutoring for almost a year as kent test preparation. I have seen him grow... in confidence and ability to complete the Kent test questions. The mock exams offered are also really helpful. The tutors are kind and really experienced. I have recommended the LCA to lots of friends and will continue to do so! Thank you 🙂read more
YouTubeT&Bfan
YouTubeT&Bfan
21:09 28 Jul 21
Thank you to The Learning Academy for their warm welcome, patience, kindness and professionalism in... tutoring my daughter whom is going into year 5 with more confidence and is enjoying her tutoring session so much now she has settled in we have scheduled her for another session a week to help her achieve her desire to pass her 11+ exam. Parm, Surinder and all of their members of staff have been wonderful making me feel confident in my choice of tutoring and are excellent in communication and spotting my daughters strengths and weaknesses. We look forward to seeing you next week and thereafter.read more
Lily Couchman
Lily Couchman
18:37 22 Jul 21
I have been attending The Learning Academy for over a year now for GCSE maths. I have thoroughly... enjoyed my time here and I have always looked forward to my lessons. Since attending for maths tuition, I have seen a significant improvement in both my ability and confidence within the subject and this has been reflected in my likely outcome final GCSE grade. Attending The Learning Academy has also helped me to find more enjoyment within the subject and this has made me decide to continue with Maths at A Level. The teachers at The Learning Academy are extremely knowledgeable, supportive and encouraging. I would highly recommend The Learning Academy to any student who wishes to boost their confidence or gain support within a subject.read more
Kirstina Garrish
Kirstina Garrish
19:50 02 Jul 21
My daughter attended The Learning Academy for GCSE English, Maths and Biology. Thanks to the... excellent teaching and studying methods she received, she achieved all 3 subjects with higher than predicted grades. Excellent team, can't recommend them highly enough! Will definitely be returning for A level tuition.read more
Danielle Judges
Danielle Judges
13:01 07 Jun 21
My eldest daughter has been attending The Learning Academy for three years now, and my youngest... daughter joined approximately two years ago. Surinder, Parm and all of the teachers have worked wonders with boosting my daughters’ confidence and encouraging a love of learning. Through encouragement and support from The Learning Academy team, both the girls are now happy to ‘give things a go’, even if it is a topic they are not confident with. The teachers really engage the children in learning in a fun and supportive way; my children love it so much, they ask if they can go more often! I cannot recommend The Learning Academy highly enough.read more
Nora Ozz
Nora Ozz
20:35 25 May 21
Our son has received an offer from his first choice with the help of TLA and their endless support.... Even after the Kent Test, he still enjoys learning new things in TLA. TLA offers an outstanding tutoring which is managed based on your child's needs. Thank you Parm&Surinder.read more
Subadevi Gurung
Subadevi Gurung
17:04 23 May 21
My son had a huge improvement when he started tuition in the Learning Academy. All teachers are... very helpful and easily understandable. I would encourage all parents to attend here as it is a great place for children to learn. The methods taught are really easy to understand. For example in science, GCSE students struggle with a lot of moles questions and here they teach in a way that every student can understand to do well and get the best possible grades.read more
Bas Rana
Bas Rana
17:54 08 May 21
One of the best places for tuition my son has been to is Learning Academy. My son has learnt so... much since he has joined. They have very experienced teachers who are very capable of teaching their students. I would recommend parents to take their children here whether it’s to help them catch-up or to put them a step ahead.Mr Bas Ranaread more
Lynne Harvey
Lynne Harvey
19:50 01 Apr 21
We would highly recommend TLA. They are very experienced and professional and understand your... child’s weaknesses as well as their strong points. It is very difficult to find tutors for science and TLA covered all three. My daughter grades improved and they boosted her confidence. I can’t thank them enough for their help.read more
Matt Bates
Matt Bates
16:09 01 Apr 21
Bond books are good, they got our son through his 11 plus but they became a chore for him. So we... tried TLA for our daughter. It has made a big difference. She really looks forward to going to TLA so much so that she asked if she could have more sessions. Not many schools will get that kind of response from its pupils. Its the one on one tuition she gets that clearly motivates her to keep studying for her 11+. TLA even put on Zoom lessons during lockdown to keep everyone on track so we havent had to rely on Bond books. The feedback we get gives us confidence that she is on track to get a good pass to get a place at the school she really wants.read more
Emma Haas
Emma Haas
17:14 26 Mar 21
I’m not usually one for writing reviews but I can not let this opportunity to rate the teaching... team at The Learning Academy highly enough.My daughter is very shy and becomes quite anxious when confronted with new situations. On her first lesson she went in a bit tearful. While waiting for her return, I was preparing myself for her protests for not wanting to continue. With my delight quite the opposite. Parm and Surinder had made her feel immediately welcome and at ease. She had actually enjoyed herself. For me, the most important thing is my child is happy, if she is happy AND learning then it is a win-win situation. My daughter has already gained so much from attending. Our usual conversation at the end of the lesson is, “ did you learn anything new today?”, which she always replies “yes”, then “did you understand what you were taught?” and again the answer is always “yes”. I can not ask for any more than that. I would just like to say a huge thank you. Your teaching skills and (just as important) interpersonal skills are outstanding and clearly working their magic!!read more
Susie Cavell
Susie Cavell
16:56 24 Mar 21
Our daughter has been attending the TLA for 2 years. Initially to help boost her confidence in... maths, and now to work towards the Kent Test. We have been very impressed with the happy, comfortable and professional learning environment created by the TLA. My daughter has great affection for both Surrinder and Parm, who have been an ongoing support to her. I cannot recommend them enough.read more
Richard Wiffin
Richard Wiffin
20:33 23 Mar 21
Excellent course material.Simple to flow.Good exam prep.Past two exams first time.
Sangeeta Bejoy
Sangeeta Bejoy
15:43 04 Mar 21
Parm and Surinder at the TLA are excellent teachers. Parm's work with our child enabled them to do... well at the Kent Test and got offered a place at their first preference school! I highly recommend TLA!read more
Alan Church
Alan Church
20:51 03 Mar 21
Only praise for the team at the learning academy Ashford. Out son only being with them recently has... in a short space of time enhanced his maths and science skills beyond his learning at school which he has already benefited from in his school environment. This has allowed him to actually enjoy learning which he struggled to do previous. Well done to the team and keep up the good work especially in these difficult times. Reasonable fees considering the level of serviceread more
Clare Freeman
Clare Freeman
18:45 11 Jan 21
We have 3 children aged between 10 and 16 at The Learning Academy - all 3 have made amazing... progress and enjoy their time at the academy. The feedback provided is invaluable and the on-line proposition provided during lockdown has been excellent. I couldn’t recommend the Learning Academy highly enough.read more
A Egemonye
A Egemonye
11:08 05 Dec 20
Our son and daughter have been attending tuition with 'The Learning Academy' for more three years... and have recommended work colleagues, neighbours and family. Our children have improved in their academic performances, increased their interest in learning, confidence at school and overall improvements. These have been confirmed by their teachers.The teachers at 'The Learning Academy' provide personalised feedbacks following lessons and readily accessible at other times to address and discuss any aspect or our children's academic developmental progress. Our children give positive feedback of their experience.Both children have passed 11+ which is the icing on the cake.Overall, The Learning Academy provides a professional environment for learning, gives regular feedback on progress, identify and support with areas of improvement, good value for money and recommended for parents and families for learning and improvement.read more
Jomon Jose
Jomon Jose
23:37 26 Nov 20
We highly recommend learning academy. My son passed Kent test with good score today. They are very... experienced to understand the weakness and support children accordingly. My both kids went to TLA and were happy to go there. Their online practice site was very helpful and easy to use from home for my kids. Well done Parm & Surinder.read more
Louise de Than
Louise de Than
20:00 26 Nov 20
The Learning Academy provides an excellent standard of tuition completely tailored to each child's... specific needs, which they identify at the first session. All staff are qualified, experienced teachers and have a great rapport with the children. Parents are given detailed feedback after every session to keep them informed about what was covered, how they got on and what the next topic will be. Highly professional but also a welcoming and friendly environment for children and parents alike.read more
Abbe West
Abbe West
15:36 10 Oct 20
The tutoring at the Learning Academy has benefitted Zach in a number of ways. His written work has... undoubtedly improved. He seems to have grown in confidence. As a logical person, he will still over think a story...looking for the "right" answer but he's starting to understand that it's ok to approach creative writing differently (there is no wrong or right "ideas", just wrong / right grammar/spellings) 😊.We are pleased that with his maths/reasoning he can now really fly and is encouraged to push himself.He would often comment that at school he would complete all the extra challenges but still felt he could do more. He actually has a real passion for maths and wants to learn.It has also made him understand that lessons / learning academy is a place to get you head down and learn, but there is fun to be had in this! He is more settled at school as a result and i hope will also be more prepared for secondary school.We are very impressed and it's the best decision we've made!read more
megan ross
megan ross
15:04 26 Sep 20
I highly recommend The Learning Academy. My sonEthan started in July to help with his writing and... processing of english. He has had excellent 1: 1 tutoring and is really making progress. Excellent communication and a really friendly approach to learning. Great value for money and flexible tutoring slots available.read more
I. Coleman
I. Coleman
12:02 20 Sep 20
My daughter has been having lessons for about 6 months for support for the 11+, she has progressed... massively both academically and in confidence over that time! Since being back at school her teacher has commented about how well she is doing and how she is applying material to her work that they haven't yet covered in class. I am beyond happy with how she has progressed and plan on continuing her lessons after the 11+ and also enrolling my son! All of the tutors at TLA are encouraging in their teaching and have made the process of tutoring engaging and fun for my daughter.read more
Nikita G
Nikita G
18:33 31 Aug 20
I recommend TLA for GCSE students as the one to one teaching allows you to understand content in... more depth as well as receive additional feedback from teachers outside of school. The TLA has a very organised work system as well as a friendly atmosphere which allowed me to enjoy learning and therefore improve my grades. Highly recommend.read more
Olivia stevens
Olivia stevens
09:45 20 Jul 20
My son has been having 11+ tutoring, I have seen his confidence grow and he comes out of class... beaming and proud of himself. The tutors are brilliant not just at tutoring but at building confidence and self esteem. We had tried other tutor schools before we found TLA, which were in noisy environments and taught by unqualified teachers, the Learning Academy is taught completely by experienced qualified teachers in a calm, quiet setting and by far the best! my son says "It is better than school because you learn a lot more", I highly recommend!read more
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 immensely helped in improving me with both my... GCSEs and A-levels. With their method of teaching they've helped me to understand exam style questions to ace all of my exams. In addition, my time at TLA has massively raised my confidence in my academic ability. I thoroughly enjoyed my time learning at TLA and would highly suggest for students, who want to see progress in their education, to go here.read 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 child.read 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 Academy.read 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 recommend.read 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 weeks.read more
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S
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't.read 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 session.read 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 recommended.read 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.- Two years ago, I wrote this review describing the skill and professionalism of The Learning Academy and how much our daughter enjoyed attending tuition there. Our daughter went on to pass the Kent Test and we were thrilled.Two years on and our second daughter has now passed the test following her time at The Learning Academy and we are equally delighted.Parm and Surinder continued to show all the care and attention our first daughter received, and the results speak for themselves.Our faith in The Learning Academy was well placed and we will continue to recommend TLA without reservation.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 recommended.read 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". Priceless.read 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 positive.read 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 team.read 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.

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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.

Rewarding

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.