Available Key Stages and subject areas for English include:

  • Key Stage 3 English (Years 7-8)
  • Specialist Literacy support is available for Year 6 SATs and Key Stage 3 students
  • Key Stage 4 GCSE English Language (Year 9-11)
  • Key Stage 4 GCSE English Literature
  • A Level Literature
  • A Level Language

What do we do and how do we do it?

  • We provide teacher expertise and guidance on core skills and content of reading and writing of the entire secondary English curriculum.
  • Tutors work with students on an individual basis within a small group setting.
  • The personalised approach to tuition is at the very heart of what we do.
  • All tutors in English are either GCSE or A Level examiners so they know exactly what each student needs to know and do for exam success.
  • All tutors are practicing teachers working in local school(s), are DBS checked and hold Qualified Teacher Status.
  • Sessions are individually planned noting areas of strength and areas for development each and every week.
  • High quality resources are provided for each lesson and will vary in form and content to promote engagement and rapid progress.
  • Regular assessments are specifically targeted towards Key Stage 3 and/or GCSE specifications with immediate feedback provided every time they are completed.
  • Homework and/or revision tasks accompany each lesson plan
  • We inspire, motivate and enhance outcomes for all our Smart Star students by providing engaging, purposeful and inspiring lessons each and every time.

English Teaching Team Profile:

Sarah-Louise Johnston:

  • Director of Smart Stars Tuition Ltd.
  • Current Teacher of English and a former Head of Department for A Level English Literature
  • Twelve years' experience of teaching English across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
  • Current A Level Examiner for English Literature with 11 previous years' experience in examination marking.
  • Senior Teacher Trainer for Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT Salaried PGCE

Availability and Times:

We are currently fully booked but a waiting list is in process. Please email info@smartstars.co.uk to secure the next available slot.

English lessons currently run weekday evenings with two slots to choose from:


Session 1: 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Session 2: 5.45pm - 6.45pm

Please complete an enquiry form on the 'Contact Us' page or email info@smartstars.co.uk to secure your place and/or to find out more.