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Trish Sims Tuition


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‘20 Certificate of Excellence, 2020


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Primary Maths and English
11+ preparation
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9 customer reviews

18 March 2021

Not knowing quite what we were looking for in a tutor to guide our son through the entrance exams for independent schools, we were immediately impressed with Trish’s personable character and methodical approach. Trish navigated us through the process and preparation skillfully, strategically and at all times with good humour.
Trish’s planning was incredibly thorough, yet not inflexible. She adapted her teaching and the revision timetables she provided us with as she got to know our son’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as the time (and motivation) he had available to study. I have no doubt her “coaching” style of teaching assisted her in this as much as it encouraged our son to think independently and creatively.
Trish’s teaching over Zoom was fantastic, very technically adept, and we were certainly at no disadvantage compared to being face-to-face. In fact, as a result, I’m sure that our son was much better prepared for the interviews with headmasters that took place virtually.
Trish was extremely well prepared, and clearly put many hours in ‘behind the scenes’. Her lessons were varied, focussed and fun - our son definitely enjoyed the stretch and challenge of his learning journey and felt fulfilled in a way that he rarely does in the classroom.
We welcomed Trish’s patience when feeding back to us; she was always very willing and giving of her time and this was hugely appreciated. I will always be grateful to her for taking a call from me at 9pm to explain a maths problem to me (not our son!). She also memorably came to our rescue when we plateaued with non-verbal reasoning and when our son was called to a scholarship interview on short notice. Trish provided us with example maths problems and topics for debate, and was spot on.
Thanks to Trish, our son was thoroughly prepared and armed with strategies and confidence for the exams, and ultimately rewarded with academic scholarships for both the schools he applied to. I felt we had a very trusted adviser and devoted teacher in Trish, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her or use her again.

18 March 2021


Trish is amazing. She tutored my son for the 11+ in 2 months.Other tutors had said it was too late to prepare him so refused. Trish rose to the challenge & made sure he was ready. Two months tutoring with her & he passed his 11+ along with 3 entrance exams to private Grammar schools. He has been offered a place in one of the most prestigious Grammar schools in Manchester. She’s very approachable, I contacted her several times on different days & she was always happy to help. The teaching does not stop after the lesson, she monitored his progress throughout the week & even prepared a timetable for him to keep him on track with his learning. She makes learning fun & my son will truly miss his lessons with her. We will be forever grateful for what she helped us achieve. Would definitely recommend using her. More...

18 March 2021

Trish has been absolutely fantastic, and worked brilliantly with my daughter from day one. She has made every lesson fun, and is also very supportive and encouraging. With Trish’s help, my daughter successfully passed two entrance exams- we couldn’t have done it without her! More...

21 October 2020

Trish has been working with our 10-year-old once or twice a week for several months. From day one our experience has been excellent, and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

The sessions are always well structured and prepared. During their time together, Trish has gotten to know our son very well. This personal interest in him as an individual allows her to tailor their time, not only to meet our objectives, but tap into his learning style, and importantly the things he’s interested in more generally. This provides a broad, rich learning experience. They both genuinely enjoy their sessions, and there’s always a great energy with lots of laughing.

The work they are doing together is often deliberately challenging, but barriers are overcome in a creative way and the new knowledge that he acquires sticks. He has benefitted from developing learning techniques and coping mechanisms as well as the core subject area. This has substantially grown his confidence. A tangible example this week was him offering help to a friend’s older brother who was struggling with his year 8 maths homework.

24 August 2020

My daughter describes her English lessons with Trish as "great fun". Trish is doing an amazing job by allowing my daughter to explore and discover her abilities. Her confidence is growing, her attitude towards her "not very favourite subject" is changing. It's so great seeing her blooming! Trish is a remarkable, passionate and very person-centred teacher. I would definitely recommend her to other parents. More...

23 August 2020

My daughter loves her tutoring sessions with Trish; she looks forward to them and is always full of energy and confidence afterwards. Trish tailors her programme very specifically for my daughters needs, and her lessons are fun, challenging, engaging and build confidence. I would highly recommend Trish. More...

21 August 2020


Trish is amazing.She has only been teaching my son for a few weeks now but already She has made such a huge difference to his learning. She makes it fun & always praises him for his efforts.He looks forward to his lessons with her. He has grown in confidence. After his 1st lesson he told me I had chosen the right tutor for him. As a parent that’s what you need to hear. She does not stop after that 1 hour lesson. She keeps in touch throughout the week, monitoring progress, marks work he has been doing. She provides support & advice even when she’s not working. Will definitely be using her for as long as I can. More...

21 August 2020

I was incredibly nervous selecting a stranger to tutor my 7 year old daughter. However, from the moment I started communicating with Trish, I knew she was going to be amazing. Trish is a warm, kind, caring tutor who makes learning so much fun! Trish communicates constantly, which is so lovely too. You feel supported.
I found that I was unable to home school during covid and I didn't want my daughter falling behind, so I provided Trish with all the worksheets school provided, and together they are working through them.
Trish recognised very quickly that my daughter has a certain way of learning - possibly why she was slipping behind in certain areas of maths at school. Since we have adjusted the way we 'teach' her, my daughter is really beginning to gain knowledge and understanding.
Anyone thinking of selecting Trish to tutor, must not look anywhere else! I cannot recommend her enough.

20 August 2020


Trish has impressed my 9 year old straight from the start of teaching. He looks forward to her lessons.


It's a corny, but truthful answer that I love being the one who sees "the penny drop." What I do for a living is second to none in job satisfaction. I can work with a child who lacks self-belief and turn it around. That's something to be proud of at the end of the day.

I've been involved in education for over twenty years, but always as a teacher in an organisation. Over lockdown, through tutoring my own son, I rediscovered the simple joy of designing the best possible learning for the best possible outcome. No hoops, no tick-boxes - just education as it absolutely should be.

I was already helping friends, relatives and colleagues with resources and planning and decided after several gentle nudges, to start my own tutoring business.

Each child brings a different set of experiences, preferences and needs to my lessons - and I listen. I make time. I don't seek to have a full-to-bursting calendar of students. My aim, is to provide individualised, quality learning for your child. When you are happy and your child is enjoying lessons, you will recommend me and that's how I'd like to grow my business.

I offer you a highly qualified educator who loves her job and starts every lesson with a smile. I will always have time to answer questions, solve problems, provide feedback and listen. Each lesson I teach is one part of a dynamic jigsaw puzzle that your child and I are completing together. Lessons fit together, they build on each other, we collaborate to view the bigger picture. In terms of extras, there are many! I offer free diagnostics and assessment, a short getting-to-know you session for the child online. Once we're working together, your child has unlimited free access to IXL online ( Maths and English) and for 11+ students, a practice bank of test questions. I work with you between lessons to tweak and refine. I set homework to measure progress, we maintain contact by text, phone, or mail. It really is a quality service that you don't see so much nowadays.


Attentive quality tuition

Specialist tutor for GL, CEM and independents

I offer individual lessons and an 11+ package, depending on your requirements

I will tailor my tuition specifically to your needs and objectives

Unlimited free access to IXL for Maths and English, educational quizzes and 11+ practice tests and resources