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About Tuition Extra

Tutoring & Bespoke Education 

Tuition Extra is a Kent based tutoring and bespoke education service that provides wrap-around provisions and therapeutic support for children and young people in and out of mainstream schooling. Our structured and teaching approach boosts confidence and achievement whilst improving your child’s core skills for progress across KS1 to KS5. As a registered exam centre, we offer a full in-house bespoke service.

Our educational package is truly unique, the breath of our pathways is unbeatable, as such we are one of Kent County Councils preferred providers – with our vast curriculum, academic pathways and partnerships. Students finish their education with confidence in their ability to take on the future and handle emotional change.

How We Work

Tutoring & Bespoke Education 

Pupils can be admitted to us privately or through a Local Authority route or from elsewhere across the UK. Many pupils will have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), Additional Educational Needs, an Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) or has an interest in a particular subject area or pathway.

We take into consideration a child’s journey to us, their learning style, historic schooling and personal circumstances. It is important to understand the details of a pupil’s individual need. If a child has an EHCP, we will make our best endeavours to ensure our offer meets all of their statutory provision.

Meeting Needs

Tutoring & Bespoke Education

We have a range of avenues available to meet the needs of any child or young person. This could mean implementing a holistic approach to learning at one of our Forest School, Vocational Hub or directing academic or therapeutic support.

Our team is able to incorporate a range of therapies from speech and language, occupational to psychotherapy, as well as directing our THRIVE Approach where appropriate. Our therapeutic provision is led by our SEN Team and experienced SENCO. This team works hard to remove barriers to learning to improve student engagement with outstanding outcomes – our approach is truly child-centred.

SEN/SEN Provision

Here at Tuition Extra, our Additional Educational Needs Provision combines a diverse and experienced team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Experts, Sensory Processing Specialists, THRIVE Approach Practitioners, Irlen Syndrome Specialists, Dyslexia Professionals and ASC Professionals.

Meet the Team

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Head of Service

Ruth Minhall

Ruth Minhall started Tuition Extra in 2007 to challenge an increasingly linear education system by using a more creative approach; consistently focusing on each child’s specific needs and wellbeing to affect real change.

With 24 years as a qualified teacher, Ruth’s personal and professional experiences enable her to operate with integrity, resilience and the strategic vision to help the children to become better learners. As Head of Service, Ruth is passionate about supporting creative and holistic educational pathways to build imagination, aspiration and resilience in our children and young people.

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Deputy Head & director of operations

Nayelli Navarro-Pollott

With 10 years as a qualified teacher in Early Years KS1 & KS2, Nayelli joined Tuition Extra in 2014 as a tutor. Having had a further 12 years working in corporate environments, Nayelli soon took over the running of Tuition Extra’s operations and has been instrumental in helping grow our bespoke educational services and provisions.

She has enjoyed the challenge of Tuition Extra’s rapidly changing service led by our pupil’s needs. Nayelli is proud of Tuition Extra’s expert professionals who go above and beyond to support children and young people within our care and witnessing life-changing outcomes.

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 Head Of risk management & Safegaurding

 Steff Dowle

Mr Steff Dowle has joined the team at Tuition Extra following a 24 year career in the armed forces and a further 15 years in a state boarding school finishing as Assistant Principal for Welfare, Wellbeing, Behaviour and Safeguarding. 

Steff brings a wealth of safeguarding, risk and operations management to Tuition Extra’s team.

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Thrive Approach Lead & Trainer

Amanda Thompson

Amanda is our Thrive Lead and Trainer, a qualified Family Thrive, Child and Adolescent Course Lead and Early Years practitioner.

Amanda has a Leith’s Advanced Diploma (Food technician/Private Caterer), combining food knowledge with the neuroscience of children and adolescence, linking to mental wellbeing and resilience. 

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Thrive Lead Practitioner

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Family Thrive Lead

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NVQ 3 Child & Adolescent SEN

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Level 3 Diploma Special Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools

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Senco

Caroline Lampard-Shedden

Caroline has 20 years of working in education, in mainstream and charity settings. She has a wealth of experience working with neurodivergent children & young people, specifically those on the autism spectrum. Caroline sees her role at Tuition Extra as removing barriers to ensure pupils reach their full potential – with a passion for empowering the voice of students to shape their provisions.

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Studying: The National SENCO Award

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Thrive Practitioner

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Qualified Teacher Status

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PGCE in Primary

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Assitant Senco

 Holly Wilkie

Assisting Senco in leading provision for sen within Tuition Extra, developing and working with intervention groups, liaising with parents and guardians. Ensuring tutors are kept informed and up to date and advising on areas to develop and support.

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Studying: The National SENCO Award

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PGCE in Early Years

We believe Tuition Extra must have changed the lives of so many children for the better , thinking about the end result - not only the glory of data.

Alice and Simon Edgington

Tuition Extra IS our life line. J is able to be herself. She is understood – her anxiety is understood...NOW she can start learning and growing!

Sue, Parent Feedback

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Contact Us – Refer a child or young person!

Phone Number

01227 935773

Email Address

Info@Tuition-Extra.co.uk

Location

Roper Yard, Roper Road
Canterbury, CT2 7EX