Claire Jennings MA BA (Hons) PGCE
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Hello, I’m Claire and I am your Home-School Tutoring Area Advisor for North and East Hampshire and Surrey. We provide tutoring and educational services for all levels and subjects in the following regions:
In Hampshire, tutors are available for you in these regions: ALDERSHOT, ALRESFORD, ALTON, BASINGSTOKE, BORDON, FARNBOROUGH, FLEET, HOOK, LIPHOOK, LISS, PETERSFIELD, TADLEY, WHITCHURCH, YATELEY and the surrounding areas.
In Surrey, tutors are available for you in these regions: ADDLESTONE, CHERTSEY, CAMBERELY, FARNHAM, GUILDFORD, GODALMING, WEST BYFLEET, WOKING and the surrounding Areas.
I myself am passionate about education and have worked in the sector for twelve years. My experience is in A-Level and GCSE teaching of Business and IT. I have taught in Surrey Secondary schools and Sixth Form colleges so am delighted to have expanded into Surrey. I live in Hampshire between Petersfield and Alton, so I know both of my areas well. All my family are teachers, I would definitely say that teaching is in our blood. My MA (2018) was in Teaching and Learning, I love education and believe everyone is entitled to personalised differentiated learning. Tutoring offers a dynamic alternative provision for you or your child/ children, shaped around their learning styles, interests and needs.
Tutoring is a fantastic opportunity for the tutees and the tutors. Most teachers do not have time to work one-to-one with their students and therefore it is highly rewarding for both parties. It is my responsibility to match your tutoring needs with the right tutor/s.
In my spare time I am currently studying for a Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching. My desire to support others reach their potential is, I hope, evident in my approach for continuous improvement of myself. I enjoy sharing what I have learnt with others and helping them fulfil their potential.
We offer one-to-one tutoring sessions, group sessions, CPD for teachers who would like to upskill in particular areas and home tutoring. We have experienced tutors delivering all key stages/ year groups and adult education. Our tutoring programmes are designed based on individual needs and therefore you (the client) set the goal and time frame. Our tutors will plan and facilitate the sessions at a location that suits both parties, primarily this will happen at your home or could be in the local library.
When contacting me, please provide details of the subject/s, level of study (e.g. Key Stage, year group, GCSE, A-Level), and any other information, such as special educational needs or gifted and talented. I look forward to talking with you.
I am looking for more tutors in the West Surrey region to join our amazing team. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I look forward to working with you.
We offer tutoring in-person and online tutoring and cover North and East Hampshire and Surrey. If the subject you need isn't listed below, please ask! We are a bespoke service of tutoring and educational services and will do our best to find you the most suitable tutor for whatever learning help you need. We support children and young people who are attending school or college who need extra support. We also support children who are home educated.
For more information about our Home Education offer please click on this link: Tutoring alongside Home Education
Tutoring is provided for all ages and levels - children and students of any age. We can support all key stages and preparation for exams - SATS, Common Entrance Exams, 11+ and 13+, GCSE/ BTEC/A-Level.
Childcare and Education
Drama and LAMDA (Practical drama)
English as a second language EASL/EAL/EFL
Music Media Studies
PE / sports science
Reading Recovery specialists
SEN specialists – ADHD/Autism/Dyslexia/Dyscalculia/emotional delays etc.
Travel and Tourism
Exam Centres : There are a number of exam centres throughout the country, however not all exam centres will accept private candidates or offer all of your requirements.
One exam centre used by some of our students this year is ‘Tutors and Exams’ and we are very proud to be partnered with them.
Our partnership establishes a close working relationship with the company and also offers you a discount on their published prices.
Tutors and Exams provides examination and assessment facilities primarily aimed at private and home educated candidates. The company was established six years ago by husband and wife, Jenny & Chris Spraggett, both of whom have a wealth of experience working in the examination/education sector. In those intervening six years Tutors and Exams has evolved into a much valued and respected examination venue.
Tutors and Exams currently have four examination centres located around the country: Bolton, Coventry, Wimbledon and Doncaster. They anticipate opening their fifth centre, located in Cambridgeshire, in readiness for the Summer 2021 exam series. All are approved for examination delivery by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ).
In addition to their examination centres they also have a dedicated Science laboratory based in Birmingham with the ability to deliver A Level Science practicals all year round (consecutive four day course for each subject, or intensive two day course over weekend). They also have access to another Science laboratory located in a London school available to offer Science practicals outside of term time.
In 2019/20 Tutors and Exams delivered examination assessment to over 2,400 learners. They cater for 95% of all GCSE/GCE and IGCSE subjects alongside Functional Skills and have a dedicated SEN specialist who can assist in organising access arrangements if required.
We work in partnership with many large, respected distance learning providers such as 'Tutors and Exams' and we very much value the relationship we have with them to deliver high quality assessment to their candidates.
To find out more about Tutors and Exams, Go to: https://www.tutorsandexams.uk/
"My son was permanently excluded from school due to a single incident, so we found ourselves in a difficult situation very suddenly with little support from the school. Our case was not what it would seem and without knowing detail it would have been easy to judge.
I contacted Home School Tutoring feeling slightly apprehensive and from the start Claire was amazing. Not only was she able to supply exceptional tutors at short notice on a flexible basis, but she took time to understand the position we were in and saw it for what it was. She supported us with empathy and zero judgement, she was hugely reassuring and provided our son with three tutors through mixed subjects to keep him up to date with his learning. He was halfway through his first GCSE year and we were worried about the impact. All three tutors provided a very high standard of teaching, my son was apprehensive at first but very quickly realised this was a completely different learning experience to what he was used to. The content covered and the style it was delivered was engaging and rewarding for him.
We’ve chosen to continue with a tutor while he integrates into his new school and this is largely due to the relationship he’s been able to develop, it’s given my son confidence in his ability and learning. The way he’s been supported has been wonderful and we’re very grateful for the service we’ve received. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Claire and her team. " Parent - February 2023
"I have been using HST for over a year for my 10 and 11 year old children. Finding a tutor was hassle-free and we had options about in person or online As we were operating during Covid times, this worked well. Much of our need was just to ensure the children were not falling behind after months of home-schooling owing to Covid restrictions. We then continued to work with HST for the 11+ entrance exams. The tutors gave great confidence to my children, particularly practicing tricky things like verbal and non verbal reasoning and exam technique. Both my children go into the school of their choice wo we couldn't be more delighted." A Stratton-Brown - February 2023
It was very beneficial having tutors for both of my children across a few key subjects during the lockdowns. It gave them the confidence to learn in-depth subject knowledge and to be prepared for in school assessments. The teachers were very experienced and very approachable. We are hoping that they will achieve good grades for their final exams and do truly believe that the teachers did push their grades up!" Mum of GCSE and A-Level Students – June 21
"Sue has a supportive manner conducive to learning, planned sessions in advance and sent resources. She tailored the sessions to my daughter, rather than just delivering generic teaching. English grades improved. GCSE grade awaited but has been getting more 8/9 from baseline 6/7. Thank you very much for the care and attention you gave the sessions. They have really boosted my daughter’s confidence and helped her fulfil her potential." Mum of GCSE English student – May 2021
"She made my son feel comfortable straight away and working with Teresa has made him much more confident whilst doing his assessments. Teresa covered some of the poems that came up in his assessment which made him feel much more relaxed as it was fresh in his mind. Thank you for helping him through a hard time. Not being able to attend school because of COVID definitely had an impact on his confidence but you massively helped." Mum of GCSE English student – May 2021
"Aaron was a great tutor for our daughter. He improved her confidence and helped her exceed expectations despite the pandemic. My child has improved from a grade 6 to a grade 7/8 with Aaron’s help. Thank you so much for being such a fantastic tutor." Mum of Maths GCSE student – May 2021
"Excellent service - found my son a great A Level Economics tutor that has kept him engaged and enjoyed learning with. The invoicing is simple and all paid online with a click of a button. I would absolutely recommend them." Mum of A-Level Economics student (April 2021)
"Having the support of a tutor during both periods of home schooling has really helped reduce my stress and helped both my boys focus on their learning. I was delighted at how quickly this could be set up both times and how well my boys got on with the tutor. It's made a big difference, and I'd definitely recommend Claire to help anyone with home tutoring needs. Summary would be, very professional, effective and helpful." Mum of year Year 5 and Year 2 students (March 21)
“I whole-heartedly recommend Home-School Tutoring. They have worked with me to find tutors to fit the very particular needs I have had for my different children. From the first contact, their effort was unstinting until they had found solutions. Thereafter, there has been excellent follow-up to ensure progress is as expected, updates are provided when needed and any minor issues are addressed. Overall it is a very professional and effective service.” Parents of Year 11 French Student and Year 10 Maths and English student, Alton (March 2021)
"The Tutor was so professional and caring. After just one session my son thought she was great. I am so appreciative of her support already. Thank you." Mum of year 4 and 6 students – Hampshire (Feb 2021)
"I wanted to let you know how well Spanish was going with Sunny. She is wonderfully patient with my daughter and goes over things slowly and thoroughly which she really needs. She is such a lovely lady, her name just sums her up!" Year 8 Spanish student (Feb 2021)
"I just wanted to say thanks for your help. I would definitely recommend the service." Year 10 – Alresford (Jan 2021)
"The tutors are fabulous, clearly experienced and with a real passion for what they do. Thank you." GCSE client – Chertsey (Jan 2021)
"We are blown away by how you have gone beyond the call of duty. Thank you without end for what you have provided for our daughter. We are absolutely delighted and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Home-School Tutoring." GSCE Year (Jan 2021)
"Tom found the session to be informative and came out after really enthusiastic." Year 13 Economics and Maths – Surrey (Jan 2021)
"Our tutor was brilliant, he has got Harry moved up two Reading levels and been a huge support to his writing." Year 1 – Hampshire (Dec 2020)
"Ella really enjoyed her lesson with Kelly and felt very inspired by her. She also showed me her written work and told me how much she enjoyed reading in class, too. Thank you so much for your support in finding these fabulous tutors for Ella, I really hope they continue to improve her confidence." Year 10 - Hampshire (Dec 2020)
"I am bursting with excitement, I have never seen my daughter so engaged, she even came downstairs to show me what she had learnt (this never happens)!. My daughter is so motivated and is looking forward to more lesson in January. Thank you Claire for organising and the tutoring team." Year 10 - Hampshire (Dec 2020)
"We couldn’t have done this without you Claire. We feel so supported by you and your wonderful tutors. We cannot thank you enough." Year 11 – Petersfield (Dec 2020)
"Nick, our Tutor has been amazing!" Year 4 Maths (Dec 2020)
"Susanne Tutored my daughter for her GSCE English Language and Literature. I cannot praise her highly enough. She has an extensive knowledge of the syllabus content and always prepares for very lesson in advance. My daughter says “she filled in all my knowledge gaps and really helped my confidence." GCSE English (Nov 2020)
"Toby enjoyed the session, you were really positive and engaging with the children and they all seemed to enjoy it. It’s such a wonderful idea and I am hoping it will help Toby to have a more positive outlook on life. I also think it’s great for the parents to join in to see how to support the children." Toby’s Mum - Captiv8 Growth mindset client (Nov 2020)
"I thought it was a great session, I was impressed with how engaged they were on Zoom. It was great to be there as it means we can continue the messages throughout the week. We’ve certainly talked about it and reflected on what Joseph has learnt about practicing something until you can do it. Abigail said that she enjoyed it and is looking forward to next week’s session. She really wants to tell her friends about it!" Abigail and Joseph’s Mum - Captiv8 Growth mindset client (Nov 2020)
“Oh my!” Karen (Primary tutor) is lovely. It gave my daughter such confidence even though she was a little shy. DEFINITELY carry on please." (Oct 2020)
"My son valued today's hour with you and appreciated your straight talking." Year 13 Client (Oct 2020)
"Abi has really grown in confidence and ability with Aarons’ input and we are pleased with her progress. Abi responds well to Aaron’s teaching style which is relaxed and encouraging but still pushes her. Many thanks." (July 2020)
"1.Describe how your tutor supported your child’s learning: Kate has been a fantastic tutor. She has identified quickly, the areas my daughter needed support in and addressed these fully. She tailors every session to my daughter and clearly spends time in the preparation. She has boosted Abi’s confidence end enjoyment of science.
2.In which ways did your child make progress as a result of working with your tutor? Her confidence has improved and her class science marks have increased.
3.What message would you like to pass on to your tutor? Thank you very much for the time and help you have given both Abi and tom. You have been so patient and kind with them and they have really enjoyed the sessions.
"Thank you Claire for arranging an excellent selection of tutors, during lock down, at short notice. They have all proved invaluable in helping and reassuring my year 10 during this difficult time. They have also helped my year 7 remain engaged in learning. It has been such a relief to have Claire find and coordinate these tutors during this testing time." Science Tutor Feedback from a client (July 2020)
"My son (year 1) has formulated an excellent relationship with his tutor. He loves the lessons. Since lock-down my son has moved up THREE reading bands." (July 2020)
"Thank you so much for organising the fantastic support both my children had. We definitely know where to turn should we decide they need extra help in the future." (June 2020)
"My HST tutor is amazing with my son and his progress has been astonishing." (June 2020)
"I cannot believe how quickly you have put this time table together for my daughter." Year 10 English (June 2020)
"Thank you for today. She came away pleased with the session and feels it is going to be really helpful. You have a lovely, confidence boosting manner which i think my daughter will respond to. We have found the recorded session on her email and in bramble library. She knows about the homework set. Thank you again for taking the time to work with her." Year 10 parent (June 2020)
"Year 4 tutor was brilliant - she tailored my son’s lessons to suit him, she understood how he liked to work and he enjoyed his sessions with her." Year 4 parent (June 2020)
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