Tuition in

St Albans and Surrounding Areas

ABOUT

 

A Teaching Company, offering tuition for children across St Albans and the surrounding areas.

 

​Hi, I'm Kate and I am a teacher in St Albans. After working for many years as a teacher and member of the Senior Leadership Team in schools across various counties and key stages, I began to realise that many children need additional support outside the classroom.

 

These children were all different ages and at different stages in their education, but they all had one thing in common. They had gaps in their learning which needed to be filled. I started offering tuition locally, teaching a wide variety of children in Maths and Literacy and before long noticed that there was a real need for experienced, qualified teachers in my area, so I started Adventure Tuition.

 

The Philosophy is simple. Introductions with real teachers, who have the expertise and knowledge to help your child overcome any learning barriers they are faced with. Our teachers focus on gaining confidence, academic excellence and above all a love of learning.


At Adventure Tuition, all of our teacher contacts are fully qualified and have a range of experience working in UK classrooms, with children of all ages.

 

Tutors are friendly, approachable and experts in their subjects. All tutors hold enhanced DBS checks. 

 

We believe in finding the right tutor for your child, matching their needs with the expertise of our tutors is the first step to your child's success. Our teachers plan fun, stimulating and challenging lessons built around your child's needs and tailored to their interests.

 

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Recent Testimonials

September 2019:

Our son enjoyed very unexpectedly the Creative Writing Camp. So much so he wants to subscribe for next year!! I don’t how know this teacher managed to make him like writing but she did and wonderfully.
Thank you so much!!

 

July 2019:

Jacqueline has done wonders in building my daughters confidence in her maths. Thank you!

 

 

May 2019: 

It’s incredible the difference the sessions with Mike have made to our son’s confidence. He had been struggling for while and we were extremely worried about his prospects with sats looming but Mike listened to our concerns and put together a program of development and he has gone from strength to strength. He attained age related expectation by the end of the year, sailed through sats and has now settled well into his first year in secondary. We couldn’t be happier and would recommend Adventure Tuition to anybody with similar concerns.

 

April 2019:

 

We have had Jo tutor our son in preparation for his Year 6 SATS and she has been fantastic.

 

November 2018: 

 

Anna has done a great job in building my son’s confidence in maths with her calm and patient approach. We’ve seen real results with his class teacher reporting that he is happy to try the harder level tasks in school and he himself tells us he now feels more confident in the subject. This was achieved in just a few sessions with Anna.

 

November 2018:

 

I asked for a tutor to help build my son’s confidence with schoolwork and Kate knew exactly how to deal with it. Our tutor Val has done so well my son is now really progressing at school and we’ve had positive reports from his teacher.

August 2018:

 

My 7 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed doing a five day creative writing holiday camp this summer. Alison is a super teacher and really encouraged her to be imaginative and explore language. Will definitely sign her up again

Penny, 7 year old daughter

September 2018: 

The creative writing course was brilliant and is probably the best holiday activity that my daughter has done! She loved going along, always came out beaming and buzzing about what she had done during the day with Alison. When the book arrived, the sense of pride and achievement that she read her story with was lovely to see. As well as all the fluffy stuff, she learnt some great techniques to help her creative writing when she is at school which she will now approach with significantly more confidence having done the course.

 

June 2018:

Fantastic tutor jenny is.
Shame that were moving or we would of kept going.

My son is receception and needed a little extra support one to one and at his young age she kept the lesson fun and exciting.

Amy, mum of reception child

January 2018: 

Just wanted to let you know that thanks to Laura’s maths tuition, our daughter has moved up to the middle set after just one term of tutoring. She had her first lesson in the new class yesterday, and felt confident because she had already covered the material with Laura.

She (and we) are delighted, and we look forward to Laura supporting her as she progresses in the new class.

Sarah , daughter in Key stage 2 

January 2018: 

I am extremely happy, and grateful, for discovering the Adventure Tuition services, my son is making noticeable progress, sessions are in time that fits our schedule, lessons are tailored to his needs. We had the luck to meet Alex, an amazing teacher who always prepares her lessons to cover the areas where he needs extra help, has endless patience and a really good approach to explain, get his focus and encourage him. Alex not only helped him with the current year curriculum, but covered the gaps from the years before - his handwriting is improved significantly and he finally learned his times tables (in his own time, which is even more impressive). All I can say is "Thank you", it has been a great year and we really appreciate your help.

Petya, Mum of son year 6

 

Kate was fantastic in getting a tutor for Maria in such a short notice. Jenny Marias tutor was an excellent and a fantastic tutor. Maria has learned a lot from jenny. I will recommend adventure tutor to everyone as they are fantastic at teaching. End of summer term this year maria had excellent result from school all exceeding as she started after Easter holidays all down to jenny.

Jasmin, mum of Maria, Reception

 My children have been working with Emma this academic year and it has gone so well. Emma has been professional and worked hard with them and I have noticed an improvement which I hope will continue. Emma has helped with SATS preparation and KS2 work and we look forward to working with her again. Adventure tuition has been incredibly easy to deal with and very flexible.

Hannah, mum of 2 boys, year

We originally contacted Adventure Tuition looking for a tutor to support my son with the West Herts Consortium entrance exams but decided to continue the tuition in the run up to his SATS and the start of secondary school. 

Ollie has enjoyed working with Anna hence why he was more than happy to carry on with the tuition. Anna has made their sessions fun and engaging. 

We can't recommend Kate and all the Teachers at Adventure Tuition enough and we look forward to continuing to work with you. 

Thank you for all your support!

Victoria, mum of Oliver, year 6 

Laura is a great tutor for my maths phobic daughter. She is very patient and kind. IMO's confidence in the subject at school has really increased as a result.

 

Harriet, mum of Imogen, year 5

 Adventure tuition was recommended to us by a friend and we were very lucky to get Valerie who has tutored my son for the last 2 years.
She was perfect for him and made the sessions fun, tailoring them to his needs.
Valerie has been amazing and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her .
Thank you 

Sukie, mum of Reuben, year 4 

Just wanted to let you know that thanks to Laura’s maths tuition, our daughter has moved up to the middle set after just one term of tutoring. She had her first lesson in the new class yesterday, and felt confident because she had already covered the material with Laura.

She (and we) are delighted, and we look forward to Laura supporting her as she progresses in the new class.

Sarah, mum of Freya, year 8 

When Nadine left today my daughter skipped over to me, was smiling from ear to ear, and gave me a Hi-Five. I have never seen her so enthused about learning, especially on a Sunday morning!! Nadine has read her so well in such a short space of time, is filling her with confidence and has reignited her desire to learn through fun and interesting lessons that she really enjoys. 

I feel very lucky that we can afford to pay for tuition for our daughter but also incredibly fortunate that we seem to have struck gold with Nadine.

Jo Mum of Emily year 5

 

We are very grateful to Roseanna for all her help - our daughter loves her! She is encouraging, supportive and the perfect balance between fun and focussed tuition.

Parents of Emilia, year 2 

March 2017: 

My son who is in year 2 has had a tutor from Adventure Tuition for almost a year. He has made huge progress in his handwriting and his ability to attend to and follow instructions has also improved. His tutor Gemma has worked hard to be creative in her lessons to capture Williams interests and to make the lessons fun! This included writing a book about sharks! Gemma gave lots of praise which has boosted Williams confidence in his abilities. 

Kate is great at managing the payments the and tutors. 

Thank you Adventure Tuition for your help. 

Mum of son, year 2

October 2016:

My daughter has been seeing Kate of adventure tuition for approximately 6 months now. A late summer born who has struggled significantly in reception, we, as parents, felt that we needed to provide her with some additional help. Adventure Tuition was the best decision that we made. Our daughter loves going to Kate for her tuition. She clearly makes it fun and engaging and my daughter 'wants' to learn with her. My daughters reading has come along significantly (a focus of the sessions to date) and the guidance kate has given me in how to continue the work at home has been invaluable. We are now working on other areas and I feel so much better knowing we are providing her with the additional help that she needs. Highly recommended.

Mum of daughter, Year 1

Katie is brilliant with my son. Although he may grumble about going he actually enjoys the 1-1 focussed learning when he is there. Katie is also extremely flexible and willing to adjust timings to accommodate school football or rugby matches that sometimes clash on a Saturday morning! Thank you very much.

Julie, Son year 7

We are really happy as parents to have such a lovely experience using Adventure Tuition. We have spoke to kate and the tutor Emma several times about our daughters work and how much our daughter is learning. Our daughter is so excited to go there every week and so keen to learn. The tutor breaks it down. In schools they don't have the time so automatically they think the child does not understand when all they need is someone to break it down and explain. This is exactly what the tutor does and now our child feels confident in herself. Thank you for your services and I will continue to recommend you to others.

Annette, Daughter Year 4

Thank you so much to Kate for advice and perspectives and to the tutors Katie and Alex for helping my daughter aged 7 with English and general confidence building. Very professional and friendly and would definitely recommend and no doubt use again in future.

Cheryl, daughter aged 7 years

 

March 2016: 

 

My 11 year old was previously struggling with some gaps in his understanding of key concepts in Maths, but after my experience with Adventure tuition, Valerie has really worked hard with him and i can confidently say I have seen a good improvement in him.I look forward to him doing well in his year 6 SAT exams. I would highly recommend her! 
Thank you Kate :) 

Son , Year 6

Both my girls 9 and 11 year old have been getting help from Alex for the last three months. Their confidence in maths has risen greatly, thank you!
Also it is so good not to have to leave the house for the classes, One less thing I don't have to taxi around for!

Rina, Two daughters aged 9 and 11 years 

Once again it's hard to express how happy we are with Toby's progress since starting lessons with Mike. He has amazed us with his application and his concentration levels have gone through the roof. Much of this is down to Mike's low key and relaxed approach which is both challenging and fun at the same time. We also really appreciate how flexible and open to suggestions/requests he is.

Joanna, Mum of Toby, Year4

 

Nadine has been fantastic with our son. She has changed his attitude towards learning and thereby motivating him and increasing his confidence. She makes learning fun for him and he is always so happy to see her. She is always well prepared with various resources both on paper and computer and is up to date with all the changes in the curriculum. Having the support of Nadine has improved our sons confidence at school. Highly recommend her. 

Mum of little boy, year 2

 

Laura is good teacher for Keman and she is lovely. Keman has improved since she began teaching him.

Thanks.

Mum of Keman, Year 4

 

From the very first session, my daughter just clicked with Valerie. The hour goes very quickly with games, quick fire questions and there is always laughing!

We really appreciate all that Val does, and we've learnt a lot too! 

Anne Marie, Mum of Erin Year 4

 

Izzy has been having tuition for almost a year. In that time both her confidence and ability have grown tremendously. We really couldn't be happier with her progress and feel the lessons have enabled her to progress without feeling any pressure.

Jo, Mum of Izzy year 7

 

October 2015: 

My 6 year old son had been struggling with reading and writing all through reception and year one. Heather has been amazing with her help and confidence building with all aspects of work for the last few months. He has rapidly moved up from reading level one and is now on level 7 in the past 6 weeks. Also is now on stage two at cracking times tables! I am so delighted with his progress and can't thank Heather enough for her hard work and encouragement. It's so lovely to hear all the giggles and cheering coming from The pair of them which makes such a lovely experience for my son and he really looks forward to each session. Thank you Heather and Kate.

Lisa, Son year 1

September 2015:

 

Please pass on a very big thank you to Alex who patience and hard work transformed our daughter's school work.  At the last parents feedback session, her teacher was able to say that her learning was within the expected range which he had not expected to be the case. Her progress with Alex has been such a great source of comfort to us as parents and helped us to see that she can do so much more in the right learning environment.

Jackie, Daughter year 2

 

July 2015:

 

My son Thomas needed extra help with his English and someone recommended Adventure Tuition. Apeksha was his tutor and I can not rate her highly enough. She was so calm and patient and the results have been amazing. Thomas was given an award for his English work at school and his teacher has noticed a huge improvement. Thank you so much for helping Thomas, he really enjoys writing now!

Katherine, Son year 3

 

July 2015:

 

We have been so pleased with the progress my daughter has made since starting with Adventure Tuition. Her confidence and willingness to have a go have both improved significantly. Nadine makes every session different and always great fun. She really goes the extra mile to make sure that it is the perfect combination of laughter and learning. Really fantastic we are very impressed!!

Jane, daughter Year 3 

 

June 2015:

 

I would really like to thank Alex for all her good work.  My daughter has come on in leaps and bounds, and even got a certificate recently for her spelling and phonics. 

Jackie, daughter Year 2

 

April 2015:

 

So pleased with Adventure Tuition. My son needed help with his reading, he just wouldn't read to us at home. As soon as he started with Sian we saw an improvement and within a month he had gone up a couple of levels at school. Fantastic, highly recommend.

Gina Son in Year 2

 

April 2015:

 

Brilliant tuition. Very accommodating with my complex personal circumstances of shared residence. Really appreciate Sian's input and encouragement. I highly recommend Adventure Tuition. Brilliant.

Anna Son in Year 5

 

March 2015:

 

5 star - I have been thrilled by the tutoring services offered by Kate and her team. They are so friendly and genuinely interested in teaching and it really shows as my kids have flourished and made excellent progress and get really excited each week when they come to our house (which is another added bonus, less taxi service for me around St Albans). I'm so happy that I found Adventure Tuition and could not recommend it more. This service is A+++

Kathleen, Daughter year 5, Son Year 3

 

March 2015:

I was looking for some support in Maths for my 8 years old and researched quite a lot of options. Adventure Tuition provided us with the most sensible, reasonably priced and accommodating solution.
Unlike other organisations I have approached for tutoring, Adventure Tuition provides an individual tailored support, the service is straight forward, costs are easy to understand and keep in control an...d the whole organisation is very flexible. Exactly what I thought private tuition should be like!
We have started only one month ago and I can already see the positive difference in my daughter's confident and reasoning. She's confident enough to do her Maths home learning on her own now, and she gets it right! As Kathleen said here below, she is even looking forward to her weekly class... which came as a very nice surprise!
Thanks for being so professional!

Geraldine, Daughter Year 4

 

 

January 2015:

My son has been seeing Emma for a couple of months now having struggled at school for a while. I can already see his confidence growing and we're very happy with his progress so far. Would definitely recommend!

Marcelle, Son Year One

 

September 2014:

My son has improved greatly since he started with Kate. I can clearly see his confidence growing and most importantly he looks forward to his lessons with her.

Rebecca, Mum of Rubin (Year 2)

 

August 2014:

Ashley has really enjoyed his lessons with Kate and made huge progress within a few weeks. Kate's enthusiasm and ability to make learning fun is infectious! We are really pleased that she has been able to help Ashley and would thoroughly recommend her.

Naomi, Mum of Ashley (Reception)

Emma came to us weekly for 2-3 months to get my 7 year old over a writing hurdle. He progressed well and is much more confident now with his writing, which is helping with school.

Helen, son aged 7 years

Brilliant tuition. Very accommodating with my complex personal circumstances of shared residence. Really appreciate Sian's input and encouragement. I highly recommend Adventure Tuition. Brilliant!

Anna, Son Key stage 2

 

 

Adventuretuition@icloud.com

07791860059

 

Adventure Tuition Ltd

Registered England

Registration Number:9190302

Business Address:

Arquen House, 4-6 Spicer Street, St. Albans, AL3 4PQ