Clever Cat Tuition

FIVE 5 star reviews on; SIX 5 star reviews on Google
MAXIMISING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT---helping your child reach their potential, WHEREVER YOU ARE, 7 DAYS A WEEK!

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

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Clever Cat Tuition was started almost a decade ago, by Amber Astron Christo, B.Ed.(Hons), M.A. to give an all-round child-centred service.  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+.  In 2022, we had 100% pass rate with our 11+ pupils, this included those taking the CEM exam as well as GL exam. We have just had all the results come in from our pupils taking the 11+ in 2023 and AGAIN we have 100% pass rate, with the majority in the top 150 with a choice of multiple schools! Congratulations to all of you, fabulous work!

Our extensive and successful experience with online tuition for overseas pupils, (either English as a 2nd Language, or 11+ / private school  entrance exam prep.) made for good preparation for the pandemic. After 'lock-down' all our tuition was moved to online, and continues to be so. This is for your safety, as travelling house to house and conducting close up tuition, remains high risk. We use SKYPE and all materials are provided, including any necessary books, work folders  AT NO EXTRA COST!

Clever Cat Tuition offers: 
  • English/Maths tuition, either as short booster or 'catch up' courses; or long term for higher level accelerated learning, or where extra support is needed.
  • 11 PLUS for Grammar or Private school/SATS/ tuition & exam preparation. This is now available across UK and abroad ON LINE, (we  have numerous pupils from China, who have successfully studied to enter private school in UK or who are simply wanting to improve their English literacy).
  • English courses for Juniors to Teenagers i.e. pupils for whom ENGLISH is a 2ND LANGUAGE.
  • Specific teaching/learning techniques for children with Special/Additional Educational Needs; dyslexia screening; a full literacy /language assessment and written report service.
  • We also offer a range of Primary School subjects/general advice for children who are Home Schooled.

Tutoring fees are £35 per hour for individual tuition.
Work folders, books and individually designed tuition materials are included in the fee.
Assessment work/report writing is £40 per hour.

ON LINE TUITION IS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT UK & ABROAD. Please contact us for more details.
The first online 'Meet & Greet' session is offered FREE so a basic assessment and tuition plan can be made.

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.  A lot of effort is made to instil a sense of confidence in the pupil to allow them to focus and tackle the challenge in a positive way. We now offer 11+ tuition ON LINE, so we can offer tuition where ever you are!

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.

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.

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

Amber Astron-Christo

Founder / Tutor


 RachelD-335 17 Jul 2020 Wonderful tuition with Amber. My son Lucas really enjoyed the tuition journey with Amber for the whole year! Lucas is always so keen to learn with her and his vocabulary and writing has significantly improved. 

Mrs P. The Park

 ChristopheB-277 13 Jan 2019 Outstanding Tuition Amber helped our son prepare for his Grammar 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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