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English language & literature tutoring

Compulsory to GCSE level, English language and literature play a central part in the national curriculum, and for good reason. The study of English teaches us how to express ourselves – how to communicate effectively, debate constructively and write persuasively.

From primary school starters, all the way to university students and adult learners, our tutors are experienced across the board. We work with children preparing for the 7+, 11+, 13+ and Common Entrance exams, as well as specific school applications, and our support extends to GCSE, A-level and International Baccalaureate students too.

Dotting the i’s

Our private English tutors are all masters of their craft. Sticklers for detail, they help students get to grips with all the idiosyncrasies of our surprisingly challenging language. And as gifted writers themselves, our tutors know how to hone creativity and spark imagination.

Crossing the t’s

With extensive knowledge across set texts, our English literature tutors are passionate about creating life-long readers. Whether exploring poetry or prose, canonical classics or new novels, our tutors aim to bring every piece of fiction to life.

Putting the right foundations in place is essential. That’s why we don’t just focus on the subject matter at hand – but look at everything from writing techniques and time management to effective exam preparation.

Our Philosophy

Taking inspiration – and our name – from an ancient symbol of knowledge, we want Figtree to embody both the wisdom of experience and the power of continual growth.

We understand that by choosing Figtree as your tutoring agency, you’re putting your trust and your child’s future – or your future – in our hands. And that’s not a responsibility we take lightly. That’s why we’re always ready to go the extra mile – whether that’s checking-in outside hours, providing a unique support network for our tutors to tap into, or simply offering a listening ear when you need us.

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