A recent study by the Educational Endowment Foundation found that attending small-group tutoring accelerates learner progress by up to 5 months, with more progress made when the tutor was better trained.

Red Bird Tutoring is a group of friendly, qualified and experienced classroom teachers. Many of our tutors are current Heads of Year, Subject Leaders or members of Leadership Teams in local schools – tutors don’t come much more highly trained than ours!

We’re all also trained in the use of coaching techniques so that we can quickly boost confidence, raise engagement and help develop study skills that learners can take back into the classroom.

Simply put, our tutors love to teach. We’re interested in the science behind teaching, we attend conferences and read extensively. We’re proud that our tutors love teaching so much that they also choose to teach with us on a Saturday!

I thought I would just let you know how thankful we are for the Red Bird Intervention that you arranged.

The girls have loved attending the sessions and our whole class is astounded by how much their knowledge of SPAG has improved. We are doing revision at the moment and these two girls are in their element.

They are so motivated and positive and I am delighted in the confidence they have gained. They always wanted to do well in class, and now they are doing well in class.

What a difference this has made to these two, happy, little starfish….

– Year 6 teacher

GCSE English Group

Red Bird tutors have been supporting learners from our tutoring centre in Dunstable since September 2018 and made the switch to online learning during the school closures.

We offer a variety of different session types, suitable for different learners.

Several schools already trust us to help them boost pupils’ confidence and skills and, with the government confirming that small group tutoring has a huge impact on learning, we’re expecting to be busier than ever this year!

We are pleased to offer a reduced rate for schools so we can help as many learners as possible. We look forward to working together with you to help your learners achieve great things this year.

Secondary Subjects

GCSE Higher Maths

GCSE Foundation Maths

GCSE Higher/Triple Science

GCSE Foundation Science

GCSE English Language

Other subjects may be available on request.

KS3 Maths

KS3 English

KS3 Science

Primary Subjects

UKS2 Maths

UKS2 English

LSK2 Maths

LSK2 English

KS1 Maths

KS1 English

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We were initially worried that our Year 10 students wouldn’t attend group tutoring on a Saturday, but attendance at Red Bird was almost 100%.

– Pupil Premium Champion (Secondary)

What Parents are Saying

“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

“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 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

“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

“I can’t rate Red Bird Tutoring highly enough for their absolute support for my son.”

Parent of GCSE English learner

“We started our son at Red Bird Tutoring in May 2019. 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

“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

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

“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

“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


Best New Business 2020!


We are thrilled to announce that Red Bird Tutoring has been chosen as the Best New Business at our local SME Awards!

Thank you so much to all of our amazing tutors and learners, who make every day at Red Bird amazing!

Sue and the Red Bird Team