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Benfleet Learning Centre

Maths English Science 11-plus GCSE
First Class Learning promotes independent learning and study skills, so that your child gains the confidence to tackle new concepts
  • Highly successful and specialised 11-plus programme
  • KS3, KS4 & GCSE classes for maths, English & science
  • Centre Manager and team have more than 20 years extensive teaching experience

Let your child be our next success story, they will achieve their full potential.

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address SEEVIC College Runnymede Chase Thundersley Benfleet SS7 1TW
parking Available phone 0771 800 3141
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Maths and English Tuition at Benfleet

Welcome to the Benfleet First Class Learning Centre. We support children in the local community with Maths, English and Science tuition and specialise in 11-plus.

Students of all ages attend our study centre at SEEVIC College in SS7. We cater for learners from Early Years and Primary through to GCSE O level . Students are of mixed abilities and our programme offers individual help for those who really need it.

We specialise in 11-plus and have a steady 98% pass rate.

Our expert Centre Managers support your child's learning in maths, English or both subjects together in order to help with their school studies, build confidence and develop independent learning skills.

Our maths and English programmes are tailored to learners' individual needs so students move on only when they are confident with a topic. At First Class Learning we believe in 1% steps to 100% success. From Year 6 onwards we offer science along with maths and English within individual year group classes.

How we work

Our First Class Learning Centre Manager will call you to discuss how we can help your child with maths or English. They will then assist your child to complete an assessment to determine which path is most suitable for them. Once we have established your child's needs, we will put together a bespoke course of action that will support and encourage your child's learning. If you feel happy with our plan and that we are the best option for you and your child, they will then be able to start attending regular classes at the centre or online. In these classes they will complete a short piece of work which will be marked, returned and discussed with your childs tutor. The Centre Manager will set them a detailed programme of homework to be completed before the next class. Students in year 6 to 11 are provided with workbooks for maths, English, all sciences as well as English literature. These workbooks are used in class and for homework.

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Laraine Harris

Centre Manager

Benfleet First Class Learning Centre is run by Laraine Harris. A local tutor with more than 20 years experience. Laraine is fully trained and qualified to deliver the First Class Learning study programmes. Every First Class Learning Centre Manager holds an enhanced DBS certificate. At this centre we have a specialised 11-plus programme with an average pass rate of 98%. We nurture students from preschool to GCSE. We focus on individual year groups from year 6 up to year 11. Childcare vouchers accepted

Tuition Services


The First Class Learning maths programme is designed to equip your child with the fundamental skills required for success in school mathematics. Using a range of resources, it covers all the essential areas of the school curriculum from pre-school to GCSE


Our English programme concentrates on reading, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, punctuation, creative writing and handwriting. The initial diagnostic testing assesses the child's needs so that we can provide an individualised programme that will help them through to GCSE.


Our comprehensive science programme will develop your child's knowledge and the skills required as part of their school curriculum. The programme has a proven record for improving results and encourages enjoyment in learning.

Student Success

Laraine has helped me a great deal with my maths and English. This has made me more confident in learning independently and has given me the foundations for my continued learning as well as passing the 11-plus
All four of my children had confidence issues with maths and dreaded their school classes. My eldest children started the programme and within weeks maths became their favourite lesson. I didn’t hesitate to start my younger children and they too began to shine. I cannot recommend this programme enough.
Mrs F
My son did FCL and 11-plus with Laraine and passed the exam with ease so I automatically enrolled my younger son onto the programme. Her wealth of experience and genuine care for the academic knowledge of the children knows no bounds, yes, its her business but it is also clearly her passion!
Mrs A. Ahmad


Is there parking at SEEVIC?
Yes, plenty of free parking in front of the building
Are you COVID-19 Secure?
Yes, all staff and students are temperature checked when entering the building. There are plenty of hand sanitiser stations and staff have masks and gloves. Children sit at the desk with the tutor and receive 1-2-1 tuition, whilst maintaining social distancing.
Can we have a look around whilst waiting for the children?
No, parents are not permitted to enter the college – we will review this when restrictions change.
Can we speak to Laraine or the tutors during class time – just quickly?
No, sorry, you can speak to Laraine by appointment on a Saturday or anytime during the week by phone, text or email. Tutors are not available to speak to parents whilst working, please direct all questions to Laraine or Nabila during the week by phone, email or text

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