Bridgend Tuition Centre

Maths English
First Class Learning provides structured worksheet-based programmes which promote independent learning and study skills so that your child gains the confidence to tackle new concepts, bridge gaps and develop knowledge.
  • Free maths and English Assessment
  • Personalised Learning programmes focused on the National Curriculum
  • Bite-size daily homework (10 - 15 mins daily practice )

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FCL have personalised lesson plans for maths and English as per your child's requirements. I see positive improvements in both of my children’s writing skills and maths. I used to worry a lot about their learning but that has been taken away. Please send your children there if you want them to be confident in school and in everyday life.
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address8A Bridgend Business Centre Bennett Street Bridgend Industrial Park Bridgend CF31 3SH
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Maths and English Tuition at Bridgend

Welcome to the Bridgend First Class Learning Centre. We support children in the local community of all ages with both maths and English tuition (Science to be introduced from September 2023).

Through our structured programmes, we personalise each child’s learning path, which is targeted to fill any existing gaps in their understanding and promote development of existing knowledge. This helps with their schoolwork, builds confidence, and develops independent learning skills.

Our maths and English programmes are flexible and tailored to learners' individual needs and abilities, so students move on only when they are confident with a topic. Furthermore, the programmes are aligned to the National Curriculum so the work we set in class will support your childs' schoolwork. Regular testing ensures that the best possible progress is made. The 'little and often' approach, with plenty of repetition and practice, really does make a huge difference.The approach maximises the potential for each student, and encourages independent learning and success through continual positive reinforcement.

How we work

Our First Class Learning Centre Manager will call you to discuss how we can help your child with maths and 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.

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Drewe and Emily Phillips

Centre Manager

First Class Learning Bridgend is run by Drewe and Emily Phillips, who are fully trained to deliver the First Class Learning study programmes. Every First Class Learning Centre Manager holds an enhanced DBS certificate. Emily :-  completed her degree in business management and leadership in 2012 and initially worked in sales. However, she had a strong desire to work more closely with people, which led her to transition into the field of recruitment, specifically in education. She focused on recruiting teachers and teaching assistants for Primary and Secondary schools. After gaining three years of experience in education recruitment, Emily made the decision to establish her own education agency, which has been operating successfully for five years. With eight years of experience in the education sector, Emily has acquired various qualifications and training to ensure the safety and well-being of staff. She is Safer Recruitment trained and Child Protection trained, and she undergoes annual safeguarding refresher training. In addition to her work in education recruitment, Emily also engages in healthcare recruitment, specifically helping overseas candidates secure healthcare positions in the UK. She supports candidates from diverse backgrounds by providing interview preparation, guidance on English training, and assistance with the application process. Emily's personal experience includes receiving tutoring, benefiting from services at the Primary, Secondary, and College levels. She strongly believes in the approach taken by First Class Learning, which encourages and engages students while promoting independence. Passionate about well-being and mental health, Emily has completed various training programmes aimed at creating a healthy working environment. She takes responsibility for organising training sessions for teachers to support their personal development, emphasising the importance of ongoing learning and growth in the education field. Emily's dedication to education, recruitment, and supporting the well-being of students and teachers has made a positive impact on the individuals she works with. Drewe:- has a 30-year career in Higher Education, holding various senior management roles in different universities. He has served as the Head of Department and Principal Lecturer during this time. One of his primary responsibilities has been designing and managing a variety of courses. Drewe completed his Master's in Education from Cardiff University, with a focus on Child Development and Academic Leadership. He also holds a Certificate in Education from Cardiff University. In addition to his educational background, Drewe is a registered mental health nurse and teaches part-time at the University of Wales Trinity St. David. Throughout his career, Drewe has been actively involved in numerous university projects aimed at making education accessible to all. He strongly believes that proficiency in Mathematics and English are essential foundations for children's ongoing development. He emphasises the importance of conducting initial skills assessments for children to establish baselines and designing individual programmes that foster confidence and engagement. Drewe has extensive experience working overseas in various colleges and universities, which has exposed him to diverse learning approaches. He draws upon this diverse experience in his work at the Centre.

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.


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.


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.


How does FCL differ to 1:1 tutoring?
FCL offers structure and daily practice, with a ‘little and often’ approach, enabling the child to retain what they have learnt and gain confidence with ease. It also develops good study habits and independent learning so that they don’t become dependent on others teaching them.
How will FCL help with my child’s school work?
By filling in any gaps they may have and developing their confidence we can change their attitude to a positive one and at the same time give them the skill sets needed to carry through to all school work.
Can I sit with my child while they do their work at the centre?
If your child is worried about coming into their first session, parents can come in to begin with but you won’t need to stay for long. Once they see the friendly faces and welcoming atmosphere, they are happy to stay on their own. We like to encourage independent and confident students.
If I join, am I tied into FCL for a set amount of time?
No, not at all. FCL is primarily a long term programme, not a 'quick fix'. However, there are many reasons why you may need to stop, so I just ask for a month's notice.

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