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One of the cornerstones at Red Bird is our emphasis on talk.  We think it’s super important in so many ways.  As communication on a hundred levels,...

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Happy New Year 🎉

Happy New Year 🎉

Happy New Year 🎉 I hope you had a restful time over Christmas and new year and weren’t plagued by all the germs flying around. I love the new...

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Food Glorious Food

Food Glorious Food

Food is an integral part of our work at the Centre and has been from Day One.  We wanted to ensure that food was part of our offering as we know...

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What PARENTS are Saying

"Red Bird have been amazing with my Year 11 daughter. She was working at 3/4 in Maths, and today we got her results and are ecstatic to report that she has achieved a 7.

Red Bird can absolutely take credit for this success; they have built her confidence no end over the last 6 months and helped her in the areas she was struggling."

Parent of GCSE Maths learner

"The difference that Red Bird has made to my son in the few weeks that he has attended has been nothing short of miraculous."

Parent of GCSE English learner

"Red Bird really make the effort to find out what makes each child tick, which is so important when inspiring young people to learn well.

My son willingly gives up a chunk of his valuable loafing time every Saturday morning for his Red Bird sessions - no complaints - and he comes out smiling and happy to tell me what he's been learning.

I consider this very high praise, coming from a teenager and I am happy that his confidence in this subject is growing well in advance of his GCSEs."

Parent of GCSE Maths learner

"With the help of Red Bird Tutoring, my daughter received an Academic Progress Award today, which would not have been possible without the help, support and care she got from this amazing team. Thank you all so very much."

Parent of Year 6 English learner

"We started our son at Red Bird Tutoring in May. He went from and expected grade 2 in Maths to an actual grade 4 obtained. I look back with regret on the missed opportunity I had to start him sooner. Who knows, he could have had a 6 or 7."

Parent of GCSE Maths learner

"I can't rate Red Bird Tutoring highly enough for their absolute support for my son."

Parent of GCSE English learner

"Huge, huge recommendation. What a special team and approach Red Bird Tutoring have. Sue Michaels and her fab team have literally been a port in the storm for us during lock down. They have been supporting and enhancing home learning for my secondary school child for 7 weeks now. The tutoring has engaged and supported him amazingly and we're so grateful that we found them as a company. The tutors have been so kind and helpful - his confidence has soared. They've been a huge support and a friendly face throughout. Big thanks from us :-)"

Parent of KS3 Maths & Science learner

"From the first GCSE English language session that my son attended, his confidence has grown."

Parent of GCSE English learner

"My son says he wishes his experience at school was like that at Red Bird. He feels able to ask questions and learn without feeling under pressure."

Parent of GCSE Maths & English learner

What LEARNERS are Saying

"Surprisingly helpful 🙂 I hate to say this, but I enjoyed coming here and my grades actually improved."

GCSE Maths learner

"Red Bird has an incredible atmosphere. The tutors are really lovely. They have a lot of patience and will help you with everything they can."

GCSE English & Maths learner

"All of the tutors are very lovely and supportive. They helped me improve my skills in English, which I am incredibly grateful for. They also taught me good revision techniques and how to manage stress."

GCSE English learner

"The people are very encouraging and do not pressure you to do too much work and yet you still learn so much. Well worth waking up at 7:30 for."

GCSE Science learner

"Everyone here cares about you and your well-being instead of just your school work and grades. It's a positive, joyful environment. No pressure at all and incredibly helpful if you have GCSEs coming up."

GCSE Maths learner

"They're an amazing group of people with wonderful personalities, who would go to any extent to help you get where you need to be. Thank you, Red Bird Tutoring, I really enjoyed attending.

GCSE Maths learner

"I learn AND have fun - that’s crazy! My grades got much better and it’s made me more productive."

GCSE English learner

"Everybody is so kind and they can really help you out when needed. They have made me feel calm about SATS and I have learned how to calm myself."

Year 6 English learner

"Red Bird is amazing! They have the best teachers who are kind. I feel good about SATS now - I feel calm."

Year 6 Maths learner

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Transition Success

Transition Success

Transition from one educational setting to the next is a daunting prospect, often accompanied by a mix of emotions.  We spend time talking about this with pupils, particularly in our Summer Booster sessions.  Every child is different, but here are some ideas which...

All Things Revision

All Things Revision

It’s that time of year when revision is in full swing and every child is beavering away in anticipation of their best scores in their GCSEs. Or maybe not. Many schools are now taking the autonomy away from students by doing ‘catch-up’, ‘study’, ‘revision’ classes, so...

Teens and Screens – making the most of it

Teens and Screens – making the most of it

There is absolutely no question that screens are part of all our lives and every single teen on the planet has been brought up surrounded by phones and their ever increasing advancement in technology.  I didn’t have a phone at all until I started work (I know…) and...

Grit and Resilience

Grit and Resilience

I won an award last week 🙂 it was for resilience in business and recognised the grit that it sometimes takes to keep going. Grit is something we try to instill in our students at Red Bird, because, at the end of the day, it is what makes us successful or not.  I was...

October half term already?!

October half term already?!

This year is flying by, isn’t it?  We’re suddenly a sixth through the school year and the summer holidays are but a distant memory! So let’s get a plan in place! Firstly, the half term break is a time to recharge.  Please help your child to do that by letting them get...

What Now?

What Now?

Sometimes, when everything in your life seems to be geared towards your GCSEs or A-Levels, once they’re over, you can feel a bit lost.  Some students will know where they are going next, and some will need to wait and see.   So what to do in the meantime? Here’s some...

Language techniques for Language Paper 2

Language techniques for Language Paper 2

With the non-fiction exam looming on Monday, here’s a quick rundown on the Persuasive features that you could include to make Question 5 count. I use this mnemonic, although there are a fair few around for this paper. Alliteration Rhetorical questions Repetition...

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