Tutoring that will inspire a love of learning

 Tutoring Services in South London – Colliers Wood in Merton, Tooting & Earlsfield in Wandsworth

Read what parents and kids say about us…

“I learn much more at G.Y.M than I do in school.”
“Growing Young Minds has been fantastic for our son. Joanne is wonderful and not only raised his ability but confidence to match!”
“I only have one word to say – fantastic!”

We offer a great range of tutoring services, courses and events to support your child to achieve their full potential

Growing Young Minds is based in Colliers Wood in Merton and Tooting & Earlsfield in Wandsworth and offers interactive weekly tuition sessions as well as fun engaging revision courses and competitions.

We have extensive knowledge of the education system and offer advice to parents around entrance exams, secondary schools and Special Educational Needs and also offer screening checks for Dyslexia and Dyscaluclia.

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Revision courses

G.Y.M offers Verbal & Non-Verbal Revision courses and additional test practice sessions for the Wandsworth Test and Private School Entrance Exams. We also offer exam prep sessions that provides children with first hand experience of the 10/11+ exams, alongside direct teaching covering any misconceptions that arise.

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SEN Assessments

Parents often have a concern that their child may have Dyslexia or Dyscalculia, but are not certain, and may not know what to do next. We can help with this as we offer a screening check to assess a child’s ability and indication of a Specific Learning Difficulty. After the assessment we provide a comprehenive report as well as support and advice to parents to ensure their child reaches their full potential.

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Home Learning Resources

Our Topic Maps are a great tool to inspire your child’s Home Education journey. Themed packs are downloadable and provide fun activities and learning opportunities incorporating English, Maths, Science, History/Geography & Art/Design. The full Maps come with planning as well as printable activities come in two age phases – Primary or Secondary and can be used as a motivating teaching aid which will complement their Home Education.

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We support children from Year 2 in English, Maths and Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning. We offer specific prep sessions for anyone aiming to sit the 10/11+, the Wandsworth Test, SATs and GCSE programme; which helps children prepare for their entrance to Secondary School. All our lessons focus on each child’s individual needs and abilities and help to boost their confidence and academic understanding.

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Our ethos

Growing Young Minds believe that education is vital, not just to pass the next exam but to develop skills that we use for the rest of our lives. We foster an inquisitive environment that grows a love of learning that stays with children for years after they leave school.

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Our tutors

We carefully select our teacher to ensure that they can support children using the G.Y.M ethos and have the relevant experience and curriculum understanding to provide the best education for each child. We are proud that all of our tutors are qualified and experienced teachers with up to date DBS checks.

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Our ethos

Growing Young Minds believe that education is vital, not just to pass the next exam but to develop skills that we use for the rest of our lives. We foster an inquisitive environment that grows a love of learning that stays with children for years after they leave school.

G.Y.M tutor classes comprise of small groups, however, all the children are the same age and studying the same topic so we can directly teach each group based on their needs and interests. Even though we work in small groups we teach each child as an individual adapting lessons, resources and teaching styles to suit them, including working with children who have Special Educational Needs and those who are Gifted and Talented.

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Our tutors

We understand that successful education is a partnership between children, parents and teachers.

Therefore, we carefully select our teachers to ensure that they can support children using the G.Y.M ethos and have the relevant experience and curriculum understanding to provide the best education for each child. We are proud that all of our tutors are qualified and experienced teachers with up to date DBS checks.

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My son started with Joanne and her team lacking in a huge amount of confidence in Maths. (Beginning in year 5) He was well below average and this had an impact on his overall confidence in the classroom. When he finished, he achieved Greater Depth in his SATS results, learnt to enjoy maths and no longer panic. I can't recommend the team at Growing Young Minds enough. Thank you!
Joanne and her team have been so wonderful, they have nurtured our daughter and have not only been massively instrumental in the development of her education but have also made it a fun and easy experience. Our daughter loved her classes and her teacher and that was hugely important for us. I can’t recommend them enough.
My daughter was 8 when I discovered Joanne at GYM and boy am I glad I did! When she first started she couldn't recall 7 + 5 even and would guess the answer. It was upsetting and worrying for me and looking back I think it affected her confidence not only in Maths but just her all round learning experience at school. I was worried too because the curriculum moves so fast so I felt if she didn't get that maths foundation learning in it would just be so difficult for her.Joanne was straight talking about exactly where my daughter was in her maths and how she got on each week. I prefer this instead of not being sure so you know exactly where she stands and what she needs to learn. From just one hour a week and 3 years later, my daughter is not only where she needs to be in maths in school, she says arithmetic is her favourite subject!Joanne's way of explaining maths to her (especially as she didn't get it right in the way the school taught her and the speed the school taught her) is absolutely brilliant. Joanne makes sure the child explains it back to her so they get why and how they got that answer and also revisits any subject again (fractions etc) so it's properly sunk in.Couldn't recommend GYM enough nor thank Joanne enough for giving my child her confidence back too and teaching her maths so it has sunk in forever! Absolute 10 out of 10.
Pedagogic expertise and a strong understanding of a child's individual qualities.
My children has been part of growing young minds for years. They especially helped my son prepare for the Wandsworth exam and his SATs. Teacher Rose is excellent teacher and very patient. Earlsfield location is also very accessible and easy to go to. If you're looking for tuition to help your child. Growing Young Minds is the best place to go. It helps prepare them for the exams going to secondary school. Highly recommended.
I have been with Growing Young Minds since 2018. All my children have been tutored by them. They are very professional and provide twice yearly parent tutor feedbacks, discussing the progress of each child. Very pleased with their services and have always recommended them to friends.
Joanne has been absolutely amazing. She has helped me understand emotional literacy and how I can help my eight year old son with his reading and creative writing. She is extremely passionate and very giving. I highly recommend the centre.
We have had a very enjoyable and memorable experience with Growing Young Minds. Our son has had the extra help he needed in his learning and has also become more confident in the subjects he were taught there. Joanne and her team are excellent at what they do. Joanne will go the extra mile to help in any way she can and is very approachable. Our other child will be joining the classes soon too. I would highly recommend Growing Young Minds to anyone looking for that extra help for their children.
My son attended sessions with Joanne in the run up to the Y6 Wandsworth test. These were very valuable in making sure he knew all the question types and had built a solid technique. As a result, he went into the exam with a high degree of comfort and confidence. Joanne was also very responsive and helpful with suggestions for approaches, and areas of focus for home study. We were very pleased with his results and very grateful for the work and support of the GYM team!
My daughter enjoys going to her sessions and has already grown in confidence in Maths from the support she has received in a short period of time.
Joanne has been very responsive and helpful. Our daughter needed to gain some confidence and method and Joanne found the right way to approach her. I would highly recommend Growing young minds to anyone looking for a good tutor and get their kids ready. Thanks Joanne and team !
Joanne and Shelagh are an amazing team. They have unlocked a love for Maths in my daugther and, over time, she has discovered how to learn from mistakes rather than focussing on 'less than perfect' itself. My son loves his English lessons, and the quality and richness of spoken and written language is now starting to flourish. Could not recommend them more highly!
My daughter has been having tutoring with Growing Young Minds for nearly 3 years. We have been very happy with the support she has received. The tutors are attentive and have plenty of time for the children's individual needs. Our daughter has enjoyed it very much and looks forward to catching up on a weekly basis with her tutor group/s. We are only leaving due to a move to the country. Thanks to Jo and the team!
My daughter just completed a short course of tutoring in English and Maths. We wanted her to go back to school, into Year 2, feeling confident after this very long period of school closures.Her teacher conducted the lessons over zoom and managed to keep my 6 year old daughter engaged throughout each session which is no small task!The lessons were well planned, they covered a lot in a short time and my daughter felt proud of herself at the end of each week. The company are very easy to deal with and overall I was very pleased we booked.
My son joined GYM in year 5 to develop confidence in his maths. The steady guidance helped him through Y6. His school teacher remarked on his progress and we were so pleased with his report. The transition to online lessons in lockdown was so easy and it was great to keep some routine and have weekly sessions with a live teacher. Also my son did really well in the Wandsworth test with help from his tutor so I have no hesitation in recommending GYM.
My dauther has made fantastic progress thanks to G.Y.M. The facility is great, the staff are amazing and the progress too 😁With great pleasure I recommend the gym to all !
It’s been a wonderful experience for my daughter Emaan going there for the year 7 test practice. We would like to say thanks to Joanne for her hard work and excellent teaching skills. We would definitely recommend GYM to all the parents who are worried about their children’s studies.“5 stars”
Excellent tuition and guidance, my daughter has grown in confidence having this extra support

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