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P is for philosophy

Pronunciation [fi-los-uh-fee] /fɪˈlɒsəfi/ Noun.

The rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct.

"Laura has an amazing skill in being able to adapt learning to suit a child’s needs and individual learning style."

"Using a Nerf gun to garner interest in timetables is inspired!"

Claire, Parent

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Our philosophy is simple - we start with your child and look specifically at how we can enable them to thrive.

The service we offer is about shaping a learning environment and developing character, as well as academic ability. Everything we do is bespoke, allowing your child to progress on their own tailored learning journey.

If your child is sitting prep or senior school exams, our approach can take the stress out of the process for both parent and child.

We believe it’s vital to create strategies that help your child work independently in an environment where they feel secure and can express themselves, while gaining the creative skills needed to be the innovators of the future.

Preparing your child for the right school

We don’t look at school league tables in the same way as other school consultancies, and while we’ve got children in to the top schools (such as Kings, St. Paul's and Westminster), our real focus is on finding the best school for the individual pupil.

We ask: is this the right school, and is this the right time? Sometimes, the ‘best’ school won’t actually be the ideal place for your child.

We frequently visit schools, concentrating as much on the culture of the school and its learning environment as its exam results.

Who we work with

Firstly, we work with parents who want their child to get one step ahead in London’s competitive school environment.

We also tutor young children of preschool age whose parents or caregivers aren’t native English speakers to ensure they start their formal schooling in line or ahead of their English-speaking peers.

We commonly work with older bi- and tri-lingual children, helping them to improve their vocabulary, and of course to learn the idiosyncrasies of the English language.

Finally, we work with children who have been recommended by their paediatrician - they might have an additional learning need such as an autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia or dyspraxia.