St Ives

About Us

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Due to an exceptionally busy start to the new academic year we are looking to recruit experienced, enthusiastic teachers to join our team of tutors (secondary English and maths specialists and primary teachers), initially for one evening a week with the potential to increase this during the academic year.

Please contact us for more details - ajbaker@cantab.net or 01480 498899.

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We aim to provide the very highest quality Maths, English and Science tutoring to primary, secondary and A-level students from St Ives and the surrounding area.

Our students come to our tutoring Centre for lots of different reasons: students that need extra help to grasp some of the basics, children who are lacking confidence through to children who are doing well at school and want some extra help to achieve the very best grades they can.

Our primary aim with all of our students is to boost their confidence and motivation as all children learn far more effectively when they are happy and comfortable with themselves, their teacher and their surroundings.

Our tutors are qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teachers and we have an exceptionally positive, supportive and caring environment so that all our students can be successful and enjoy their tutoring sessions.

The Centre is run by Andrew Baker, a qualified teacher with over 10 years experience teaching and tutoring, and a team of around 12 other enthusiastic teachers, including primary, secondary Maths, secondary English, secondary Science and A-level specialists. Many of our English, maths and science tutors also teach full or part time in schools in the St Ives area.

 

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Our lessons

At our St Ives Tutoring Centre our aims are to:

  • enable all of our students to achieve their potential;
  • provide a happy and secure environment where learning is enjoyable;
  • increase our students motivation and confidence;
  • eliminate peer pressure and the fear of failure;
  • provide value for money and an excellent service to all parents who enrol their children with us

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Prior to tutoring we invite all students to come and visit us with their parents to discuss their concerns and needs in more detail. We will also show you round our Centre and explain how our tutoring works and assess your child's numeracy, literacy or both if you would like us to. If you are interested in your child joining us for tutoring at this point we will put together an individual learning plan for them based on your concerns, their concerns and our assessment.

Our lessons. All students are tutored in very small groups, maximum 5 students per tutor, with access to a computer and wide range of educational software. Students get 1-1 time with their tutor at their desk explaining a topic/concept/idea to them and then some time to practice independently what they have been taught. The independent practice time is crucial as it ensures that students really understand what they have been taught and students are far more likely to remember something they have practiced themselves. We find this is the single biggest advantage of our tutoring over traditional 1-1 home tutoring.

As our English, maths and science tutors work with their students each week they get to know which areas they need more help with and adjust their tutoring programme accordingly. At the end of every lesson your child's tutor will explain to you what they have covered and how they got on, so as a parent you are kept completely up to date week by week with your children's work and progress. However, parents quickly see for themselves the difference in their child's confidence, knowledge and skills.

 

 

Subjects

Primary students (Numeracy and literacy)

We tutor children in numeracy and literacy from both Key Stages, from reception through to year 6. All of our primary tutors are experienced teachers who know exactly what students need to know in each year group and can then work with them to help boost their confidence, fill in any gaps and help them catch up or extend them as necessary.

We also work with children to prepare them for their Year 2 or Year 6 SATs tests so they are a much less daunting experience for them.

Secondary students (English, maths and science)

Our maths tutors are experienced maths teachers who know exactly what students need to know in maths and the methods they are taught, from Year 7 to Year 11. They are experienced at tutoring students taking any of the GCSE exam specifications.  Confidence in maths is a big problem for many students, particularly at GCSE and so our tutors are continually looking to build their students confidence with maths.

Our science tutors are also experienced teachers, some are also GCSE exam markers and so understand the common mistakes that students make in their exams and can work with students to help minimise these.

Our English tutors have taught KS3, GCSE and A-level English and English Literature and so are very well-equipped to tutor students in everything from the basics of punctuation and grammar to detailed analysis of poetry and Shakespeare.

We tutor students from all of the secondary schools in the area, including St Ivo, St Peters, Hinchingbrooke, Abbey College, Sawtry, Swavesey Village College and St Bedes.

A level tutoring (Biology and maths)

We currently have AS and A2 biology and maths tutors at our Centre and so offer AS and A2 biology and maths tutoring. We tutor students from St Ivo, Hinchingbrooke, St Peters, Long Road and Hills Road Sixth Forms.

 

Testimonials

Hi Andrew,  

 

I got an A in IGCSE maths which I was really happy with! All in all, I came out with 1 A*, 7A's and 1B which was a great reward for all the work! I would just like to say a massive thank you for your tuition, I found it unbelievably helpful. Out of all of my subjects, maths was the one that intimidated me. However, with your help I managed to get over this fear and gain a far greater understanding.  

 

Best Wishes,

George :)

 

 

 

Hi Andrew

 

Jenny’s results! Here we go:

BIOLOGY A

CHEMISTRY A

PHYSICS B (very strong B)

MATHS A

Very relieved and Very Happy! Thank you for all your support over the past few years – we will keep in touch.

 

Best wishes

Jo  

 

 

 

Hi Andrew,

 

I just thought I’d give you some good news about Owen now he has come to the end of this school year.

If you remember he came to Kip McGrath to work on his English and achieve his own goal of a level 5 in writing.

I’m really pleased to tell you that he achieved that level 5 and also a level 5 in reading and a level 6 in Maths!!

In addition he passed the entrance exam to Kimbolton and is starting there in September.

 

Owen really enjoyed his time with you and I’m sure it helped to get to where he wanted to be.

 

Please pass on our regards to Liz and Val and thank them for their support.

 

Regards,

Beth

 

 

Hi Andrew

 

I'd like to express my thanks to you and your team of excellent tutors over the years for giving Matthew the support he needed, and I'd have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

I wish you and your team continued success for many more years.

 

Kind Regards

Chris

 

 

Hi Andrew

 

As you know i was working at an 'E' grade last year for my mock
Well i opened my results yesterday and i thought a 'B' would have been amazing, but i infact got an 'A'
I can't believe, i never thought i could achieve higher than a 'B'
I can now go off to college!!!!
So thank you ever so much for giving me confidence to do math and for teaching me all the different topics i fizzled out listening to in class.
I can't believe it, i'm so happy, yesterday i started crying, so did my mum and aunty
I couldnt have done it without your help
so thanks a million!!

Jody :)

 

Hi Andrew

Just to let you know the great news that Steph got an A* in science and an A in maths! All together she got 3 - A* in science, English and history, then 7- A' s and 1 - B in sports studies! So a huge thank-you for all your help and support with all her revision and your excellent tuition.

Many thanks

Sharon

 

Hi Andrew

I thought I would email you to let you know that Chloe achieved a grade C in her maths! She is very pleased with herself and so am i! All the extra tutoring gave her the confidence and the push she needed and I can’t thank you enough for having a big hand in that! Thank you so much for all the help and for inspiring and encouraging Chloe.

Kind regards

Nikki

 

Hi Andrew.

I hope you are well.

I just wanted to let you know how Megan got on with her exams.

She achieved A's in Spanish,  BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY!  And achieved B's in all her other subjects including PHYSICS apart from getting an A* in Art.

Thank you so much for your help and support - we are so proud of her.

I hope she will be able to continue coming to extra tuition in Sept for AS Biology.

Kind regards

Liz

                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

Contact Details

Centre Owners Andrew Baker
Address 13 Manor Mews, Bridge Street, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5UW, England
Directions From Fenstanton/A14:

1. At the Low Road roundabout (next to Vindis VW garage) take the exit signposted Hemingford Grey.
2. Turn immediately right into London Road where you can park on the bridge or in the Dolphin Hotel car park.
3. Walk over the old bridge towards the town centre and Manor Mews is the first passageway on the left.
4. Walk to the end of Manor Mews and we are on the right hand side on the first floor.


From St Ives town centre:

1. Car parking is available in the Broadway or the market square.
2. Walk down Bridge Street towards the river.
3. Manor Mews is on the right hand side just before you get to the old bridge.
4. Walk to the end of Manor Mews and we are on the right hand side on the first floor.
Phone 01480 498899
Mobile 07791 440 029
Email ajbaker@cantab.net

St Ives Centre

Centre Owner

Andrew Baker

Address

13 Manor Mews, Bridge Street, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5UW, England

Phone

01480 498899

Email St Ives

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