Our Approach

The Bright Heart Approach is our heart-based approach to tuition that we have found to have a positive impact on many of the students we have tutored.  It is a person-centred approach that involves first understanding a student’s unique perspective with warmth to intentionally build trust, self-esteem and self-belief, before building on academic abilities.

Our private tutors are well-prepared to address any additional learning needs

This may include special educational needs (SEN) or a desire to learn outside of the traditional classroom. We provide one-to-one in-person tuition and online tuition.

Subjects Offered

Our main focus areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Other tuition we provide encompasses a wide range of subjects including European languages, History, Geography and Religious Studies. 

Study Levels

  • Primary (KS1, KS2)
  • KS3
  • GCSE (KS4)
  • A-Level (KS5)
  • 7+, 11+, 13+ (Common Entrance)


  • Registration fee: £30 (net of current 40% discount), which provides life-long family membership
  • First lesson: Free, to help build rapport
  • GCSE and below: from £50 per hour*
  • A-level: from £60 per hour*
  • Travel: Fees include the cost of the tutor’s travel in our focus area

* Rates vary based on the tutor’s experience and are stated before discounts.

As scientific research demonstrates, the mind has greater capability and performance when anchored by positive emotional states1. Our tuition approach is further supported by the work of psychologist Carl Rogers2, who developed the person-centred approach and the idea of self-actualisation to fulfil one’s potential.

We have found our tuition approach to be particularly helpful for those students lacking confidence and motivation, those not quite ‘clicking’ in traditional classrooms or those with special educational needs (SEN).

The Bright Heart Approach is an investment in the whole student. It aims to generate self-belief and positively impact how the student approaches learning. This is a longer-term approach with the purpose to be a bridge towards self-sufficiency. Often struggling students have self-limiting thought patterns, so focusing purely on the intellectual side of the person when tutoring is unlikely to surpass these boundaries.  By successfully increasing self-esteem and motivation, a pathway to improved academic performance is provided.

There is strong alignment between our approach and person-centred education, as described in the SEND Code of Practice 0 to 25 (2015).  Our tutors are provided with guidance and on-going training in order to implement the Bright Heart Approach.

Heart Connection


Academic Progress


Fulfilled Potential