Welcome!

  • Welcome!  I’m Marianne Sawford, an experienced teacher and tutor, in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
  • If you and your child or teen have decided that you would like to hire 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 he or she has 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 children.
  • Home educators and adult learners welcome – please do contact me to discuss your needs.