We are a group of qualified teachers who have been working with learners in Bedfordshire over the last two years. We tutor from our centre in Dunstable, as well as working 1:1 with learners in their homes and, increasingly, online.
Red Bird Tutoring was founded by Sue Michaels with one clear aim: to tutor and coach learners in order for them to make accelerated progress in school.
What makes us different from the other tutoring companies? In one word… teachers.
Every single one of our tutors is a qualified and experienced classroom teacher and the majority of them continue to hold full-time teaching and/or leadership roles in schools.
We choose our tutors very carefully: they have to be the right fit for our Red Bird ethos. Not only are our tutors excellent teachers, they are also supportive and kind; they help learners believe in themselves; they bring out the best in our learners.
And because we only use qualified and experienced teachers, we pride ourselves on being able to offer intuitive and personalised tuition rather than following a pre-prepared curriculum or computer programme.
Coaching has always been at the centre of our approach, meaning that we intentionally teach skills that help our learners take charge of their own learning. This builds self-belief and resilience that they bring back into school and which filters through the entire curriculum.
Our tutoring sessions are held on Saturdays, which ensures that it does not take valuable time out of the school day. We know that schools always worry whether children will turn up to tutoring on a Saturday, but we are thrilled that we have had an almost 100% attendance rate for learners booked by their schools over the last two years and the feedback from both learners and schools is that our tutoring has an impact!
What are parents and learners saying about us?
“Red Bird have been amazing with my year 11 daughter. She was working at a 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
“From the first GCSE English language session that my son attended, his confidence has grown. He does not moan about going every Saturday, so for me that shows how much it has meant to him. The team have been so supportive. Thank you” – Parent
“They’re amazing people with wonderful personalities that would go to any extent to help you get where you need to be. Thank you, Red Bird Tutoring. I really enjoyed attending.” – GCSE 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
“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
At Red Bird Tutoring we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or religion. All successful candidates will be required to undertake a criminal record check.