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Reading West Learning Centre

Maths English 11-plus SATs GCSE
First Class Learning promotes independent learning and study skills, so that your child gains the confidence to tackle new concepts
  • Free Maths and English assessment
  • Personalised Programme for your child
  • Based on the UK National Curriculum

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Maths and English Tuition at Reading West

Welcome to the Reading West First Class Learning Centre. We support children of all ages in the local community with maths, English, 11-plus. SATs and GCSE tuition. Our powerful learning programmes are designed to meet the objectives of the National Curriculum and we cater for learners aged 4 to 16 years old.

Every child who wants to join us completes a free maths and English assessment with the Centre Manager. We provide detailed feedback and create personalised maths and English learning programmes that target your child's individual learning needs and abilities. So the 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 Centre Manager will complete a free maths and English assessment with your child and provide informative feedback on their strengths and areas to improve. She will also recommend a personalised learning programme to meet your child's needs. This will support and encourage your child's learning, enabling them to gain confidence and fill in any gaps that they may have. If you enrol, your child will attend the Reading West tuition centre once a week. At the centre, your child will be supported as they work through their personalised learning programme. Each programme involves 5-10 minutes of independent home study per day, and 30 minutes support attending the centre per week per subject.

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Shikha Pinto - M.Sc, MBA

Centre Manager

The Reading West First Class Learning Centre is run by Shikha Pinto. She is fully trained and qualified to deliver the First Class Learning study programmes and holds an enhanced DBS certificate.

Tuition Services


The First Class Learning maths programme is designed to equip your child with the fundamental skills required for success in mathematics in the classroom. Using a range of resources, it covers all the essential areas of the National Curriculum, such as addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages, shape, space and measure, handling data and algebra.


Our comprehensive English programme is designed to meet the objectives of the National Curriculum, developing reading and writing skills such as handwriting, phonic knowledge, reading, comprehension, spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, planning and creative writing.

Student Success

We are happy with the progress made by Reyna in the last 1 month. The sessions and the homework have helped us in having Reyna focused on 11+ preparation and work on her areas of improvement.
Gabriella has been doing well, she used to complain about finding school work difficult. But now she finds school work easy. Needs a bit more practice but is doing great!
My son has been learning in your class from this spring and it has been a great experience. You and your team members are very thoughtful teachers who put a lot of thought into how you present the material. Your lessons were engaging, useful, and teachers were very patient and eager to help. No matter what level the students are at, you will work with them to ensure they are digesting the lessons as you go. My son learned so much. I would highly recommend you to anyone interested in learning Maths and English.


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.
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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