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Bedford West Learning Centre

Maths English
First Class Learning promotes independent learning and study skills, so that your child gains the confidence to tackle new concepts
  • Priced per child, per subject, per month
  • Phone support available every weekday 9am to 6pm
  • Centre Manager and team have extensive teaching experience

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address Queens Park Community Centre 54 Marlborough Road Bedford MK40 4LF
parking Available phone 01234 305 762
opening times
Sat 09:00-11:00
Wed 15:30-17:30

Maths and English Tuition in Bedford West

COVID-19 News - In line with recent measures this centre is temporarily closed for face-to-face visits. However, our centres are still supporting remote learning. Our individualised worksheet programmes can be sent to your home and your child assisted remotely as they progress, via our secure video platform.

Welcome to First Class Learning in Bedford. Our helpful and friendly staff are specially trained to help your child get the most from their time with us. In addition to offering maths tuition and English tuition we also offer GCSE science tuition.The centre is run by Andrew Turpie, a teacher for more than twenty years, who has helped hundreds of children achieve success. Since opening in 2012 our centre has a 100% success rate when it comes to our students GCSE exams. That's six years now of helping those struggling students to pass exams they weren't expecting to whilst helping the more able students achieve the excellent grades they desire. We offer a first class service to all all

World Book Day Competition

A Story writing competition organised by First Class Learning Bedford and Rogan's Books.

A brief summary of the competition is included below. Links to full terms and conditions and an application form are now available in the box entitled 'How it works' which is found to the right of this box. If you prefer you can drop us an email to bedford.town@firstclassleaning.co.uk and we can email you copies of those documents.

Free to enter and open to children throughout Bedfordshire aged 5 to 16. Over £600 worth of prizes will be awarded over 3 age categories. Entrants must write a fictional short story (no more than 500 words in length). Entries must be an original piece of fiction and not an account of real events either historical or current. However, stories can feature well known public figures from present day or from history (e.g. Wayne Rooney or Charles Darwin) take place in historical eras (e.g. the English Civil War) or use real-life experiences as a creative springboard as long as the story is FICTIONAL. Entries must be submitted to Rogan's Books on Castle Lane. Entrants will be asked to provide their name, gender, school and their age. All stories should be submitted in English.

How It Works

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. They will then be able to start attending regular classes at the centre or online, where they will complete work in their chosen subject(s). Andrew, Laura or one of our other trained Centre Managers will assist your child as they complete this work and ensure that they are confident before any homework is issued. Homework is provided to consolidate work completed in the centre. This is returned for review by a Centre Manager the following week. World Book Day Competition. The closing date for this years competition is Tuesday 25th February and the finals will be held on Thursday 5th March. Please copy and paste the below links in to your browser to download a copy of the application form and Terms and Conditions (The 2019 forms can be used for this years competition, please note the dates above apply in place of those on these documents). T & Cs: https://fclcmp.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WBD-Ts-and-Cs-2019.pdf Application form: https://fclcmp.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WBD-Application-Form-2019.pdf

Andrew Turpie BSc. PGCE

Centre Manager

The Bedford West First Class Learning Centre is run by Andrew Turpie BSc. PGCE. Andrew is fully qualified teacher with over 20 years experience teaching in schools and tutoring privately. He holds an enhanced DBS certificate (CRB).Andrew has always achieved excellent results wherever he has taught.He is a popular and highly successful private tutor.

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 GCSE science programme is separated into the three sciences and arranged by topic area. This enables us to focus the work that we do with your child on those topics that they need the most help with with.

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