Clever Cat Tuition

FOUR 5 STAR reviews on Yell.com

MAXIMISING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT---helping your child reach their potential.

About Us


ABOUT US. Clever Cat Tuition treats each child as unique and aims to develop and nurture their attributes and potential to the maximum.

About Us
Clever Cat Tuition was started over 3 years ago, by Amber Astron Christo, B.Ed.(Hons), M.A. to give an all-round child-centred service, which treats each child as unique and aims to develop and nurture their attributes and potential to the maximum. Individual or small group tutoring is provided for children up to 12 years of age, in their own home. We have been working with some families over a period of years and have seen children blossom in both their confidence and achievements. Other pupils have received exam support and entered their chosen private school, or have gone on to Grammar school after 11+. Last year we had 100% pass rate with our 11+ pupils.

Clever Cat Tuition offers:
English/Maths tuition;
11 PLUS/SATS/exam preparation;
specific teaching/learning techniques for children with Special/Additional Educational Needs;
dyslexia/dyscalculia screening;
a full literacy /language assessment and written report service;
a short course for 'school readiness', including when English is a 2nd Language.
We also offer a range of Primary School subjects/general advice for children who are Home Schooled.

Tutoring fees are £28 per hour for individual tuition. Work folders and materials are included in the fee.
The cost for each child is reduced in small group tutoring, (2-4 pupils maximum). £18 per child for group of 2-3 children; £15 per child for group of 4.
Assessment work/report writing is £30 per hour.
Although based in Cheltenham, we travel reasonable distances for on-going home tutoring.
For a full literacy/language assessment, with report, we will travel further afield, e.g. London, Birmingham...however, for a long journey a travel element would be added to the assessment fee.

Tutoring format is designed for the individual child's needs: it may be that just a little help is needed in specific parts of the curriculum, along with confidence building; perhaps your child is obviously 'bright' but not achieving, or seems bored; your child may be struggling, but no one is listening and you think they may need on-going help; or they may benefit from a clearly structured approach to their learning which gets them to focus, but also allows them to explore their learning in more depth and stretch their obvious abilities. The first tutoring  session is offered free so that  we can make a basic assessment/tutoring plan.

For children with additional needs we use a range of teaching strategies, including a multi-sensory approach and practical activities, as well as individual project work.
For 11+ work please remember the earlier your child starts the better. Not only do children need to be consistently working at a high level within their school class, they have to cover curriculum content for Year 6, have an extensive vocabulary, as well as learning strategies to tackle the exam format. This means a commitment on the child's part and a willingness to take on extra homework.


The Founder


FOUNDER. Amber Astron-Christo B.Ed.(Hons); M.A.

Amber Astron-Christo

Founder / Tutor

Testimonials


TESTIMONIALS / REVIEWS Four 5 star ratings on Yell.com

ChristopheB-277 13 Jan 2019 Outstanding Tuition Amber helped our son prepare for his Grammer school tests. She had a very focussed approach where she initially established our son's strong points and weak points . From that she was able to give priority to his weak points. Amber had a great ability to be comprehensive and focus on what needed to be improved. I think she did everything she could to help our son. I would wholeheartedly recommend Amber from Clever Cat Tuition."

RedStar99-1 16 Feb 2018 Brilliant, call her today. Amber has tutored two of our children who both needed additional support in various areas. She was excellent at identifying each child's strengths and challenges. She has often gone above and beyond her tutoring role to ensure each child has been able to reach their potential."

"Amber has been an invaluable part of my son's education...evaluating his learning style...tailoring lessons to suit him...she has helped in supporting the whole family to understand his needs and maximise his potential."--Mrs R. GL51"

AnnaM-181 08 Dec 2017 Personal approach that brought interest and curiosity back to learning. Amber was recommended to me by a friend, when I was describing my experience with the school, where my boy was in year 3 at the time. They “did everything they could “, however, nothing seemed to be working and my son still struggled to read and write. Worse still, his confidence started to suffer and I felt helpless. With Amber on board, we worked out a strategy, and started putting it into action. The school responded well and my boy soon became again interested in learning. I felt a huge relief and knew we were moving in the right direction. We still have a lot of challenges, however I feel confident that we can do it now. Amber has a very personalised approach. She never blames a child for not being able to comply with school requirements and it is very refreshing to hear. What she does is motivate a child by evoking their curiosity and interests. I would thoroughly recommend Amber!"

"....has really enjoyed working with Amber...Maths and English have been really boosted...increased confidence and skills in these areas have been noticed at school. Amber provides a relaxed and flexible service in your own home, which has been great for us..."--Mrs E. Hatherley."

Individual, Unique and Inspiring learning Three tutors in and we finally found Amber. Rather than text book, 'go through the motions" to help tutor our academically struggling son, we finally found Clever Cat Tuition and Amber. She really is quite unique in her approach and tailors as much of the lesson as she can to engage our Son. For example, engaging his passion for tennis she manages to incorporate descriptive writing, and numeracy into the lessons. Amber goes above and beyond any tutor/teacher I have met and I would and indeed already have recommended her to friends and colleagues . G Gallagher, Charlton Kings"

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  • Eagle Tower, Montpellier Drive, Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom