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Maida Vale Learning Centre

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First Class Learning is a worksheet based programme in line with the National Curriculum, helping to boost confidence, fill gaps and understanding so ensuring fluency and long term retention.
  • 10 to 15 minutes of daily homework
  • Telephone support Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm
  • Aligned with the National Curriculum


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address St Marks Church Hall Abercorn Place Off Maida Vale London NW8 9YD
parking Available phone 07915 076 855
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Maths and English Tuition at Maida Vale

Welcome to the Maida Vale Tuition Centre delivering First Class Learning. The Centre is run by Raxita Kantaria with her flagship Centre in St John's Wood and another in Edgware.

COVID-19 update - The centre is now fully open and is following UK government guidelines to create a a secure learning environment for your child.

Students of all ages are provided with a structured and individualised daily plan of study of around 10-15 minutes per day. 1:1 support is given whenever it is needed by a video call or phone call and weekly results are collected to ensure mastery and fluency.

Raxita supports children of ages ranging from 3 years to 16 years old, from both state and independent sectors in maths and English. By building confidence she enables each child to realise their potential.

Under Raxita's unique instruction the learning content and pace will be individualised to meet your children's personal learning needs, to help them gain confidence in their own abilities and to develop independent learning skills. Your children can harness their new skills to make better progress in their studies at school .

Raxita believes it important that children develop problem solving experience from the early stages and so students are taught from early on how to apply maths to problem solving and are also taught step by step guide to comprehension and creative writing.

How we work

Raxita will meet with you to discuss how she can help your child with maths and/or English. She will then sit down with your child and complete an assessment to determine which path is most suitable. Once Raxita has established your child’s needs, she will put together a bespoke course of action that will support and encourage your child’s learning. Your child can then start completing the daily worksheets with ongoing support from the Raxita whenever it is needed. Our programme is a partnership between Raxita, your child and you as parents so communication between all is important. We encourage all parents to mark the homework daily so that corrections can be made as they go through the week and their progress will be seen in the results. If they have any problems with the work, you can call Raxita anytime between 10:00 and 17:00, Monday to Friday. Students will be assessed continuously to ensure long term retention and ensure progress is not hindered. When at class, each week during class students complete a short piece of work which will be marked, reviewed and corrections done. The student will then be given homework to practise the skill set covered in class to be completed over the following week.

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Raxita Kantaria

Centre Manager

The Edgware, Stanmore, St John's Wood and Maida Vale First Class Learning Centres are run by Raxita Kantaria. Raxita's successful flagship centre is in St John's Wood. She holds an enhanced DBS Certificate. For over 19 years, 8 years of which was running one of the largest and most successful Kumon centres, Raxita has been providing support to children from state and independent schools giving them confidence and equipping them with skills for 7-plus, 11-plus, 13-plus, and GCSE. Raxita's two daughters achieved 11-plus places at North London Independent & Grammar schools, attended The Henrietta Barnett School achieving top grades in their GCSE's and A Levels (all A* inc. Maths) and work with her The ethos as Raxita's centres is 'SEEK EXCELLENCE AND SUCCESS WILL FOLLOW'

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.

Student Success

I would highly recommend Raxita’s First Class Learning Practice in St John's Wood. Raxita is beyond amazing and you can see that she bonds well with all the kids that attend her weekly sessions. Raxita genuinely cares for each child and gets personally involved in developing their maths and English skills. Raxita knows how to assess the kids at every stage and moves them along the programme when they are ready. I say all of this as I have experienced this with my own daughter’s attendance (and have witnessed how Raxita interacts with the other kids). My daughter looks forward to seeing Raxita every week and wants to do well, which is very reassuring. I am so happy with the progress my daughter has made in both English and maths and for this reason I would highly recommend First Class Learning St John's Wood.
Nicolette A.
Raxita is simply brilliant. She manages to give each of her students personalised attentive care and knows exactly what my son needs to progress. She has helped him build a solid foundation in maths and he is excelling in school as a result of it. He enjoys the weekly sessions as Raxita makes learning fun! I highly recommend her.
Raxita and her team are absolutely amazing. Both my children had her support and did extremely well in their exams. My son is a maths lover thanks to her great skills and motherly ways of teaching and supporting. I cannot recommend her classes enough. The system is brilliant but Raxita and her team makes a massive difference.
Elenielle Chemigz


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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