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Personal One-to-One Tutoring

Hill Tuition

We provide a friendly and creative approach to personal tutoring, building confidence and knowledge to improve young people’s learning capabilities from Key Stage 2 (KS2) to Key Stage 5 (KS5).

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20+ Years Experience

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DBS Checked

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SEND Experience

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Online or Face-2-Face

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Fully Qualified Teachers

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Home Ed Support

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Alternative Provision

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Stage-not-Age Based Learning Approach

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School Top-up Tuition

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Subjects we offer personal tutoring in:

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English

KS2 to KS5

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English Lit.

KS2 to KS5

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Theatre Studies

KS2 to KS5

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Media

KS2 to KS5

Subject Icon - History

History

KS2 to KS5

Subject Icon - Physics

Physics

KS2 to KS5

Subject Icon - Sciences

Sciences

KS2 to KS4

Subject Icon - Maths

Maths

KS2 to KS4

Subject Icon - Astronomy

Astronomy

KS2 to KS4

Subject Icon - Geography

Geography

KS2 to KS4

Subject Icon - English Lang.

English

KS2 to KS5

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English Lit.

KS2 to KS5

Subject Icon - Theatre Studies

Theatre Studies

KS2 to KS5

Subject Icon - Media

Media

KS2 to KS5

Subject Icon - History

History

KS2 to KS5

Subject Icon - Physics

Physics

KS2 to KS5

Subject Icon - Sciences

Sciences

KS2 to KS4

Subject Icon - Maths

Maths

KS2 to KS4

Subject Icon - Astronomy

Astronomy

KS2 to KS4

Subject Icon - Geography

Geography

KS2 to KS4

ENGLISH (KS2 to KS5)

ENGLISH LIT. (KS2 to KS5)

THEATRE STUDIES (KS2 to KS5)

MEDIA (KS2 to KS5)

HISTORY (KS2 to KS5)

PHYSICS (KS2 to KS5)

SCIENCES (KS2 to KS4)

MATHS (KS2 to KS4)

ASTRONOMY (KS2 to KS4)

GEOGRAPHY (KS2 to KS4)

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Our Goal

To nurture knowledge, build confidence and remove any barriers to learning.

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About Hill Tuition

Ruth and Paul are fully qualified teachers with over 20 years of experience helping young minds reach their potential. They provide an alternative learning approach to personal tutoring for young people who may struggle with the more traditional schooling methods.

Ruth Hill

PGCE, Master Education

I am an educator, writer and theatre-maker with a Masters in Education and over 20 years teaching experience. I am passionate about helping people achieve their very best.

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This may involve a structured focus on exam skills, a broad, interest-based route into a curriculum subject, or a deep dive into particular focus areas. I can facilitate sessions for exams, sessions for specific learning needs or sessions which are just for fun. I focus on building skills and confidence in parallel. I know that the best way to achieve is through friendly, individualised and focused work towards goals in which the tutor and tutee are equally invested.

Paul Hill

PGCE, Fellow Royal Astronomical Society

I am a teacher, science outreach performer, podcaster and astronomer who has taught in various capacities for over 20 years. I have a broad range of interests, covering a range of subject…

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… areas and enjoy exploring ideas and concepts with young people, especially looking at the links across subjects and curriculum areas. I have spent much of my teaching career involved with SEND education, having trained and worked in a special needs school as well as previously working in mainstream. I try to focus on confidence building with young people with a relaxed, fun teaching style that ignores the pressure and finds the individual strengths and interests of students so they come to find learning a more fun and worthwhile experience.

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Home Education and Alternative Provision

We have been working with home educated young people for over 10 years. We operate a ‘stage-not-age’ approach to personal tutoring and therefore young people work at the level which best suits them rather than being constrained by the expectations of their chronological age within a school system.

We provide a range of approaches to enable home educated young people to thrive and your home education approach and goals will always be discussed in the free trial session to ensure we can support you in the best possible way.

We also offer alternative provision personal tutoring and can work with young people covered by school or ECHP budgets. We are able to write reports and communicate with schools and local authorities as necessary.

Contact us to discuss your needs.

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Fully Qualified Teachers

Both Ruth and Paul have a Post-Graduate Certification in Education (PGCE) certifying them to teach.

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DBS Checked

Certified by the Disclosure and Barring Service as eligible to work with children.

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SEND Tutors

Highly experienced working with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities students.

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Tailored Personal Tutoring

Each tuition session is styled around the individual needs of the student to maximise their learning potential.

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Confidence Building

Friendly teaching style that builds confidence in students and works for all levels of attainment.

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Online / Face-to-Face

Primarily online personal tutoring but face-to-face can be arranged if better suited for the young person.

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Fully Qualified Teachers

Both Ruth and Paul have a Post-Graduate Certification in Education (PGCE) certifying them to teach.

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DBS Checked

Certified by the Disclosure and Barring Service as eligible to work with children.

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SEND Tutors

Highly experienced working with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities students.

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Tailored Personal Tutoring

Each tuition session is styled around the individual needs of the student to maximise their learning potential.

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Confidence Building

Friendly teaching style that builds confidence in students and works for all levels of attainment.

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Online / Face-to-Face

Primarily online personal tutoring but face-to-face can be arranged if better suited for the young person.

Pricing

£35 per hour: Key Stage 2 (years 5-6)

£35 per hour: Key Stage 3 (years 7-9)

£40 per hour: Key Stage 4 (years 10-11)

£45 per hour: Key Stage 5 (years 12-13)

FREE Trial Session

We offer a free trial personal tutoring session to ensure the tutor/student relationship works and that our style is right for your child.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know you will be the best fit for us?

We know that the most important thing in any young person’s learning journey is the relationship with the people who facilitate their learning. We want to ensure that the relationship is the right one for your young person so we offer a free first personal tutoring session where we will fact-find to ensure work can begin at the correct level for your young person, and also give your young person the opportunity to decide whether our teaching style will suit them.

What options do you offer for home educated young people?

We can provide the following either one-to-one or in self-organised small groups:

  • Exam focused sessions alongside self-study
  • Fully taught exam sessions*
  • Project-based sessions to cover a variety of subjects
  • Interest-driven subject sessions
  • Curriculum-linked subject sessions

*subject to space in the timetable

Do you only tutor towards exam syllabus'?

No. We offer personal tutoring suited to the needs and learning style of your child. We can follow a curriculum or work towards a particular exam, but we are also more than happy to work with interest areas, non-curricular approaches to learning, and facilitate cross-curricular learning.

Do you offer project based learning?

Yes. We create bespoke, child-centred learning packages, built around the needs and interests of your young person. If a cross-curricular project-based approach would best suit your young person, then we are happy to facilitate this.

Do you work with SEND and neurodivergent young people?

Yes. Both Paul and Ruth have significant SEND experience. We are happy to support young people with a variety of needs, both formally diagnosed and not. Please get in touch to discuss this further.

Do you offer face-to-face personal tutoring?

We are primarily an online personal tutoring service. We have been tutoring online for over 10 years and we know what works. We are confident that our online tuition is as successful as our face-to-face. Young people are very confident using digital learning nowadays and we are always happy to help with tutorials and practice documents for any software with which they are unfamiliar. We do, however, offer some face-to-face personal tutoring in discussion for specific needs. This takes place at our address in North Wiltshire.

Do you offer exams?

We offer personal tutoring towards most exams and exam boards in our subjects. (AQA, Edexcel, CIE, OCR, WJEC, Pearson) We are also happy to explore other exam options or choices with you – and of course happy to give you information on which to base your choices. We are NOT an exam centre, however, so whilst we can teach the content for exams, we cannot arrange your examinations or mark coursework.

What time of day are sessions?

We offer personal tutoring throughout the day with daytime slots for home educated or AP students, if they wish, as well as after-school and evening slots.

How long are sessions?

We offer 45 minute and 1 hour sessions, although longer sessions can sometimes be arranged by discussion.

Do you offer group sessions?

We can facilitate group sessions if you have a group of young people interested in learning together. Session prices for groups are arranged dependent on level and number of students.

How do I know what Key Stage my child is?

For those in school that could equate to years, but we are happy to support above of below chronological age if this is better, and for Home Education if you are unsure we can help assess this during the trial session:

  • Key Stage 2 is years 3 to 6, however, we only teach years 5 and 6
  • Key Stage 3 is years 7 to 9
  • Key Stage 4 covers years 10 to 11 (usually GCSE’s)
  • Key Stage 5 covers years 12 to 13 (usually A’levels)
How do we pay?

Payment is by BACS transfer a half term in advance.

How do I know you will be the best fit for us?

We know that the most important thing in any young person’s learning journey is the relationship with the people who facilitate their learning. We want to ensure that the relationship is the right one for your young person so we offer a free first personal tutoring session where we will fact-find to ensure work can begin at the correct level for your young person, and also give your young person the opportunity to decide whether our teaching style will suit them.

What options do you offer for home educated young people?

We can provide the following either one-to-one or in self-organised small groups:

  • Exam focused sessions alongside self-study
  • Fully taught exam sessions*
  • Project-based sessions to cover a variety of subjects
  • Interest-driven subject sessions
  • Curriculum-linked subject sessions

*subject to space in the timetable

Do you only tutor towards exam syllabus'?

No. We offer personal tutoring suited to the needs and learning style of your child. We can follow a curriculum or work towards a particular exam, but we are also more than happy to work with interest areas, non-curricular approaches to learning, and facilitate cross-curricular learning.

Do you offer project based learning?

Yes. We create bespoke, child-centred learning packages, built around the needs and interests of your young person. If a cross-curricular project-based approach would best suit your young person, then we are happy to facilitate this.

Do you work with SEND and neurodivergent young people?

Yes. Both Paul and Ruth have significant SEND experience. We are happy to support young people with a variety of needs, both formally diagnosed and not. Please get in touch to discuss this further.

Do you offer face-to-face personal tutoring?

We are primarily an online personal tutoring service. We have been tutoring online for over 10 years and we know what works. We are confident that our online tuition is as successful as our face-to-face. Young people are very confident using digital learning nowadays and we are always happy to help with tutorials and practice documents for any software with which they are unfamiliar. We do, however, offer some face-to-face personal tutoring in discussion for specific needs. This takes place at our address in North Wiltshire.

Do you offer exams?

We offer personal tutoring towards most exams and exam boards in our subjects. (AQA, Edexcel, CIE, OCR, WJEC, Pearson) We are also happy to explore other exam options or choices with you – and of course happy to give you information on which to base your choices. We are NOT an exam centre, however, so whilst we can teach the content for exams, we cannot arrange your examinations or mark coursework.

What time of day are sessions?

We offer personal tutoring throughout the day with daytime slots for home educated or AP students, if they wish, as well as after-school and evening slots.

How long are sessions?

We offer 45 minute and 1 hour sessions, although longer sessions can sometimes be arranged by discussion.

Do you offer group sessions?

We can facilitate group sessions if you have a group of young people interested in learning together. Session prices for groups are arranged dependent on level and number of students.

How do I know what Key Stage my child is?

For those in school that could equate to years, but we are happy to support above of below chronological age if this is better, and for Home education if you are unsure we can help assess this during the trial session.

  • Key Stage 2 is years 3 to 6, however, we only teach years 5 and 6
  • Key Stage 3 is years 7 to 9
  • Key Stage 4 covers years 10 to 11 (usually GCSE’s)
  • Key Stage 5 covers years 12 to 13 (usually A’levels)
How do we pay?

Payment is by BACS transfer a half term in advance.

Customer Feedback

Decreased my anxiety

Working with Ruth and Paul Hill to achieve my two 2 IGCSEs in English and Maths, was an amazing experience. They decreased my anxiety around both subjects and I felt incredibly supported by them throughout my exam taking experience. I would highly recommend being tutored by them.

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Elisabeth

Student

My son enjoys learning again

Paul’s manner of teaching is amazing! He has an amazing way of breaking things down so that they are understandable, and always keeping it light and fun. My son has learning differences and unlike past teachers, my son now looks forward to his time with Paul. I would highly recommend Hill Tuition to anyone interested in learning.

Stacey

Parent

Genuine care for students

Both Ruth and Paul approach personal tutoring not only with a wealth of knowledge and experience but also a genuine care for their students, that ensured my children were able to achieve their very academic best while enjoying every moment of their educational journey.

Lorna

Parent

Taught my 5 children

Having known Ruth and Paul personally and as tutors, I can confidently recommend their personal tutoring to anyone. All 5 of my children have been taught by one, or both of them, at some point. Lessons are always focussed, individualised and fun. Thank you both for the wonderful people you are!

Kathryn

Parent

Contact Us

If you need help or advice, please call us or complete the contact form. We offer a FREE first personal tutoring session as a trial.

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Call Us Now:

+44 (0)1249 476400

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Working Time:

08.00 am – 05.00 pm
(Monday-Friday)

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Address:

Tamar, Norley Lane,
Studley, Calne, Wiltshire
United Kingdom
SN11 9LS

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