Welcome!  I’m Marianne Sawford, an experienced teacher and tutor, in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.


*** UPDATE 18th MARCH:  FOR THE TIME BEING I AM RUNNING ALL TUITION SESSIONS ONLINE, using video call, collaborative whiteboard and screen sharing technology.  If you are interested in chatting with me about how this could work for you or your child/teen, please do get in touch. ***


If you and your child or teen have decided that you would like to work with a tutor, I have a wealth of experience to offer you.


I have a relaxed and friendly approach and understand how important it is for children and young people to feel at ease in order to learn effectively.


As an experienced primary school teacher, and tutor of students of Key Stages 1,2, 3 and 4 (GCSE), I fully understand the importance of a consistent approach, between home and school, in supporting learning in areas such as written calculations for example, but I am also able to offer a fresh perspective and some new, individually-tailored ways of learning where needed.


Maybe your child or teen would like to simply boost his or her confidence in a particular topic, or subject area such as spelling or mental calculations, or perhaps they would like some unhurried time to consolidate what they have covered in school.


Would your child benefit from a varied approach to learning some of the basic concepts they have perhaps previously found difficult?  I can offer a range of games and practical activities for all learning, including such basics as number bonds, times tables facts, spelling and dictionary skills.  Tuition does not necessarily have to be pen-and-paper based at all. This is particularly important for younger children, and indeed for older children and teens when they have not had sufficient practical experience at a younger age.


Does your child or teen lack motivation in one area of learning, such as writing?  I can work with them to find interesting and purposeful opportunities for writing and developing their skills, confidence and enjoyment.


Your child or teen may be working towards a particular test or exam, and benefit from tuition on exam technique as well as subject content revision.


I am more than happy to take an interest-led, project-based approach with both home-educated and school/college students.


Home educators and adult learners welcome – please do contact me to discuss your needs.