Bury Tuition Centre

An independent, teacher-led, bespoke learning environment

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Bury Tuition Centre is an independent, teacher-led, bespoke learning environment where children and teenagers are expertly encouraged to achieve their full academic potential. It's also a place where they can develop self-assurance, a genuine love of learning and the confidence to be positive in their approach to exams. The tuition we offer for SATs, 11+, GSCEs and A-levels caters for all ages from five to 18. All of our programmes are carefully tailored to the individual needs of the pupil.

At Bury Tuition Centre we believe our pupils deserve the highest quality tuition, which is why all of our tutors are qualified teachers who have invaluable experience to share. Thanks to the intentionally small sizes of our groups, our pupils enjoy an enviable amount of one to one teaching time as well as computer and paper activities. They are academically stretched in a supportive educational hub where hard work is always rewarded.

Bury Tuition Centre is a long established (18 years) popular and successful tuition centre formerly known as Kip McGrath. We are still in the same location with the same high quality staff but now a teacher-led independent tuition centre offering a unique/ bespoke service where the requirement of the child is our No 1 priority.

Independent Centre

As an independent centre, we have complete freedom to target our extensive resources towards specific requirements, as well as the particular educational stage the pupil is at; whether its SATs, 11+, GSCE or A-level. Our pupils flourish because they are treated as individuals, and each one is taught using the teaching methods that are most suited to their own needs. This proven policy ensures the abilities of all pupils are always optimised.

High Standards of Teaching

Bury Tuition Centre's success is credited to our high standards of teaching and the value we place upon our individual learning programmes; we know our students greatly benefit from an educational plan that has been specially designed for them. A consultation and assessment of a potential students needs’ is a free service that is provided to anyone who enquires about a place at our centre.

What kind of student needs the services of Bury Tuition Centre?

Children come to Bury Tuition Centre for a variety of reasons, whether it be to improve a grade or receive further extension and challenges.

Each situation is different and that is why our bespoke, individual learning programmes are specifically created to make sure those needs are met.

A typical student may come for the following reasons:-

  • Primary or High School students who are having difficulty in elements of English such as reading, writing or spelling.
  • Students who are having difficulty in mathematics.
  • Students who want to prepare for entry tests and 11+.
  • GCSE and SAT exam students in Maths, English, Science and Languages.
  • Students who are aiming for A*/9 grades.
  • Students who need help in A-level Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English.

High-Class Written and Computer Resources

In addition to the teaching experience that we have, we at Bury Tuition Centre use exclusive materials and computer based learning programs, which are designed by highly professional teachers for us and follow the teaching methodologies of the Bury Tuition Centre.

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Our Subjects

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SATs Tuition

SATs are taken at the end of key stage 1 (age 7) and end of key stage 2 (age 11). Both stages involve tests being undertaken in Maths, Writing, Comprehension and SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). The SATs are important because they will initially determine what sets your children are placed into at High School.

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11+ Tuition

Bury Tuition Centre is the leading provider of exam preparation for the surrounding Grammar schools. We currently boast a 100 percent pass rate for Bury Grammar schools and have had students this year achieving the Kay Scholarship Prize. This accolade is given to the student with the highest percentage. We ensure students are fully prepared with plenty of exam and topic practice. Preparing for any 11+ exam is a stressful time for both child and parent, so let Bury Tuition Centre take away the pressure and give your child a head start.

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Maths Tuition

The initial assessment identifies the student’s main areas of concern. Based on the information gathered we engage both student and parent to then construct an individual action plan that breaks down mathematical concepts into small manageable chunks.
Every child is unique; therefore at Bury Tuition Centre we believe the key to success in Maths is finding the method, which will make sense to them. Our aim is firstly to build up knowledge and understanding of various principles and then show children how to apply this to practical exam questions.

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English Tuition

At Bury Tuition Centre we have a dedicated bank of resources that cover the key areas of; comprehension, writing, reading and spelling. Children are initially assessed on all the elements and a tailor made programme is then developed from our resources to target their specific needs.
Through a combination of repeated written exercises, efficient speaking and listening skills and an excellent phonic-based reading scheme ensures your child builds confidence leading to enjoyment.

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Science Tuition

Here at Bury Tuition Centre we offer tuition in Chemistry, Biology and Physics from Year 7 right up to A-Level. A session can involve any of these three subjects, and our dedicated team of science teachers tailor lessons to meet not only their exam board, but also their individual topic and needs. Our ever-increasing success in science can be attributed to a combination of both our staff, and our vast range of resources, which are hand-selected based on their excellent quality.

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A Level Maths Tuition

At Bury Tuition Centre our staff are experienced at teaching A-Level and their individual expertise means that your child has a much greater chance of succeeding at this very difficult stage of education. Maths A-Level we cover AQA, EDEXCEL, MECHANICS, STATISTICS AND CORE MATHS:- C1,C2,C3,C4.

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A Level English Tuition

Our staff are experienced at teaching A-Level English. The A-level English session covers both Literature and Language and will go over in-depth analysis and questions related to the students’ exam specifications.

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A Level Chemistry Tuition

Our professional Chemistry A-level team are well versed in dealing with students who are struggling with the transition from GCSE to students who are looking to excel in order to embark on competitive university courses.

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A Level Biology Tuition

All our Biology A-level tutors are hand-picked, interviewed and trained. The biology specialist teacher will cover all major exam boards, going through papers and exam questions.

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Our Staff

shazia tahir

Shazia Tahir

Centre Director and Principal Teacher (Teacher in Mathematics and English with children up to Year 9 and a specialism in 11+ students)

Qualifications :
BEd (Hons) Manchester Metropolitan University | Age Range:- 5-12 | Speciality :- SATS and 11+

Personal Statement from Shazia Tahir

I have been teaching since 1999 and have in depth experience and knowledge in teaching Key Stage 1 and 2. The great thing about Bury Tuition Centre is that it is a place where children of all ages and abilities can come and feel welcome and realise their true potential. As for parents it gives them peace of mind that they can get continual professional and honest advice about the progress their child is making.

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Luciana Whitehead

Teacher of Mathematics and English up to year 8 with specialism in 11+ students

Qualifications :
Manchester Metropolitan University Diploma of Higher Education | Bachelor of Arts (English) | PostGraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Age range 5 – 12 | Teaching English a foreign Language (TEFL)

Personal Statement from Luciana Whitehead

I have over 15 years of experience teaching Maths & English to children of all ages and abilities,from whole class teaching to groups and 1 to 1 tuition. I have also spent time in Japan teaching English to adults. I’m a mum of 4 so have an insight of how to get the best out of children.

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Chris Lucas

Teacher of Mathematics for GCSE - (foundation and higher).

Qualifications :
Bachelors Degree in Maths | PGCE in Secondary Education | Maths Specialist

Personal Statement from Chris Lucas

I have been teaching Maths and English to children of ages 7 – 16 for over 20 years. I have also worked as deputy head of a special needs school (SEN) and I have also been part of the teaching faculty at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar. Working at Bury Tuition Centre allows me to apply my knowledge and experience with students on a 1 to 1 basis which is very rewarding as I see children develop their understanding of the subject matter and grow in confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions


We are OFSTED registered (EY459598) - OFSTED INFORMATION >
Childcare vouchers are accepted as we are registered with all the major providers such as Edenred, Kiddivouchers, Fidelity and more.
Parents who claim Working Tax Credit can receive help of up to 70% towards the cost of tuition.

Key Stage 1 up to Year 11 (KS4)

£29 per session

  • We can offer Maths and English Tuition in the same session from KEY STAGE 1 up to YEAR 11 (KS4)
  • This price includes a lesson planned for your child every week by a subject specialist teacher, homework (which we mark), all necessary resources and regular detailed feedback from the teacher who has taught your child.


£34 per session

  • Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths
  • £34 - per session (subsequent A-Level subjects are offered at £29 - per session)


Special Offers and Discounts

  • Sibling Discount - 2 sessions the price is £53, 3 sessions the price is £72
  • Block Booking - If 10 sessions are booked, you receive the 11th session free


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Summer School 2023!

Beat the Summer 'Brain Drain'. We have Summer Sessions starting 5th August...

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Holiday Dates 2023-2024

List of Holiday Dates when the Centre is closed...PLEASE NOTE - The Holiday Date for the Chritmas Term has been Changed - Sessions now finish after Saturday 16th December for Christmas. Thank You.

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We start back on the 4th September

We are re-opening for tuition on Monday 4th of September...

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Our Address

25 The Rock, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0JP

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