Colne Tuition Centre

Maths English Ofsted Registered
First Class Learning is a structured worksheet-based programmes which promotes independent learning and study skills, helping your child gain the confidence to tackle new concepts, bridge gaps and develop knowledge.
  • Personalised programmes focused on the National Curriculum
  • Priced per child, per subject, per month
  • 10 to 15 minutes daily homework
We make your child our priority
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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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addressSt John's Church Albert Road Colne BB8 ORY
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Maths and English Tuition at Colne

Welcome to First Class Learning Colne where children learn to succeed. We are delighted to support children in the local community, of all ages and abilities, with both maths and English tuition.

Through our structured programmes, Isobel personalises each child’s learning path, which is targeted to fill any existing gaps in their understanding and promote development of existing knowledge. This then helps with their schoolwork, builds confidence, and develops independent learning skills, something which is extremely important in today’s busy classrooms in schools.

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. 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.

How we work

The first step is to arrange a convenient time for your child to complete an initial assessment, which is done at the centre and can be booked over the phone or via email. The Centre Manager, Isobel, will discuss how she can help your child with their maths and/or English and answer any questions you may have about the programme. Once the needs of your child have been established, an individualised programme is put together that will support and encourage your child’s learning, enabling them to gain confidence and fill in any gaps that they may have. If you feel happy with the suggested 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. In these classes they will complete a short piece of work which will be marked, returned, and discussed with the Centre Manager, who will give them a detailed programme of homework to be completed before the next class.

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Isobel Smith

Centre Manager

First Class Learning Colne and Nelson is run by Isobel, a qualified, experienced and highly successful teacher, fully trained to deliver the First Class Learning study programmes. Isobel holds an Enhanced DBS certificate and is trained in child safeguarding and first aid. Isobel (BA/Hons, QTS) has worked as a qualified teacher of Music and English for over 15 years. During this time, her roles have included Head of Department, Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral Care and latterly as Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning before leaving classroom teaching to start a family and continue her passion for education with First Class Learning.

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. We can help your child from the age of 4/5 up to GCSE level.


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. We can help from Reception up to GCSE level.


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. It also develops a good study habit and independent learning rather than becoming dependent upon others teaching them.
How will FCL help with my child’s school work?
By bridging gaps and developing confidence, a child’s attitude can become more positive, whilst at the same time our programmes provide them with the skills sets required to transfer through to their school studies.
Can I sit with my child while they do their work at the centre?
If a child is worried about coming along to their first session, we will work with parents to settle them in. However, you will not need to stay for long as once a child has experienced the friendly and welcoming atmosphere, they are happy to stay on their own. We aim 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 discontinue, so I ask for just 1 month’s notice.
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