Frequently Asked Questions

On this page you can find answers to some of the questions we are often asked.

We do also encourage you to pop in, so you can meet us, see the centre and ask any other questions you have. You can book your free assessment here.

Alternatively, please contact us directly.

  • What subjects do you offer tuition in?

    Maths, English and science to secondary level students and maths and English to primary students.

  • What ages of children do you tutor?

    We tutor children from 6 years old right through to A level students. Our team of tutors ensures that whatever age and level your child is working at we can match them with an experience teacher in their specific area.

  • Do you offer a ‘siblings’ discount?

    Yes! If you have two or more children enrolled for tutoring, you will receive a discount on each lesson. Please contact us for more details of this and our complete fee structure.

  • When do your lessons run?

    After school and early evening Monday – Friday and also Saturday mornings.

  • How long are your lessons?

    Most of them are 1 hr 20 mins but we do also offer some 1 hour lessons.

  • Is your tutoring 1-1?

    All of our students are taught 1-1 based on their own individual needs as part of a small group, with a maximum of 5 students per tutor at any time.

  • Do you follow the school curriculum?

    Yes, absolutely. The aim of our tutoring is to help our students do better in school. Our tutors are all experienced teachers who know exactly what their students need to know to meet the objectives of the new curriculum, be it KS1 or GCSE maths!

  • Are your tutors all DBS checked?

    Yes, absolutely, safeguarding is central to all we do. All our tutors are subject to regular enhanced DBS checks.

  • Are you part of a franchise?

    No, we used to be a Kip McGrath franchise but are now a fully independent local business.

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The good news is that Emma scored a Grade 4 today in her GCSE maths, so huge sighs of relief all round!! Thank you for all your patience and efforts with her over the years... I know she'd have struggled hugely if it wasn't for all the fantastic help that you've given!
I thought I should email you to say what a truly transforming educational experience Ben had upon joining St Ives Tutoring Centre. Within 6 weeks he was a different boy - his reading, writing and maths all improving dramatically and what’s more he also enjoyed it. He has continued to go from strength to strength. We can’t sing St Ives Tutoring Centre’s praises strongly enough. Val was able to understand and motivate Ben, she was always able to chivvy and encourage him in order to get the best out of him.
Greg A
I just wanted to let you know that my son George who struggled with English most of his school life has just received his GCSE results. He got an A in English literature and an A in English Language. I cannot tell you how surprised and ecstatic we are. Thank you so much. I am so sorry I cannot remember who his kind, patient, tough and inspiring tutor was, but all our thanks to her.
Just contacting you to confirm I would like Joely to continuing tutoring with Lizzie on a Thursday in September.  She seems to have made good progress with the support of tutoring and has gone from below target to now above target in her assessments. Please say thank you to Lizzie too for giving Joely a renewed inspired interest in Maths.
I thought I'd let you know that Georgia passed all of the GCSE's that she sat and she did very well in English, maths and science. She got a 6 for maths and English language, a 5 in English literature and a B in science. We're so happy for her and proud of how well she did. She is also very happy that she will not have to do any re-sits.
Thought we would let you know how Megan got on with her maths GCSE. She got a grade 6 which we were all delighted with! She is going to Sixth Form to study Humanities subjects. Many thanks for your tuition which helped her to obtain her grade.
Judith P
Just wanted to let you know that Dan got a B in his science so is very happy. Thanks again.
Sue P
I just wanted to thank you and your staff for all the help you gave Leah in the year she was being tutored by your centre. Leah was pleased to pass both English language and literature GCSE's this morning. Whilst Leah worked incredibly hard in the run up to the exams, her sessions with you proved invaluable so thank you once again.
Tina C
I can't believe Georgia has nearly finished her tutoring with you, the last 9 months have gone so quickly. I will of course let you know how she gets on. Thank you very much for your help and support, it has made a great difference to Georgia - as well as additional knowledge, she has gained confidence in herself which is also incredibly valuable.
Thank you for all the support you have given Zack over the last 2 years and of course we will let you know how he gets on in August. We feel the extra support has certainly given Zack a lot more confidence and has certainly improved his skills which is exactly what we set out to do. So thank you once again. I have recommended you to several friends and have told them of the huge benefits certainly worth investing in.
We very much appreciate everything you have done for Bryony over the past couple of years, it has made a tremendous difference to both her grades as well as her confidence and we are very thankful to you for this.
Just a quick email to let you know Sian passed her Maths Exam which she re-took in Nov. Thank you so much from us both for providing her with a crash course of 6 weeks tutoring - it was just the ticket. She was overjoyed with the result, tears of joy in fact. Please pass on our thanks to the lady tutor also.
Alison W
Aleta got a C for maths, B for English language, C for English lit. We are over the moon with the maths and English this is massive achievement for Aleta who has struggled her way through school since reception!
George recognises the fact that he would not have been able to attain these grades and had the chance to attempt his A-levels without the help of St Ives Tutoring Centre and yourself. We feel the investment we have made sending him to St Ives Tutoring Centre has paid big dividends; it must be at times like these when you feel very satisfied that your time and effort has made a big difference to a young person’s future. You can definitely count George as yet another success story for St Ives Tutoring Centre. I would like to thank you on behalf of Suzanne and myself for all the hard work you have put in over the years.