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East Croydon Learning Centre

Maths English Ofsted Registered
First Class Learning is a structured worksheet based programme which helps to boost confidence and fill any gaps in their knowledge, ensuring skills are built up to a high standard.
  • Programme focused on the National Curriculum
  • 10 to 15 minutes of daily practice
  • Telephone support Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

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address Our Lady of the Annunciation Church 147 Bingham Rd Croydon CR0 7EN
parking Available phone 07751 966 771
opening times
Thu 15:45-17:45

Maths and English Tuition in East Croydon

Welcome to the East Croydon First Class Learning Study Centre. Simone Farnon, Centre Manager, has been running highly successful after-school maths and English classes for over 18 years.

COVID-19 UPDATE:- We continue to offer 1:1 support remotely with video or phone calls and the daily worksheets are posted to you. Due to the Coronavirus, the centre sessions are temporarily closed. However, all students can still make the same progress as if they are coming to class.

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.

Through our structured programmes, Simone individualises each child’s learning path, which is targeted to fill any existing gaps in their understanding. This therefore helps with their school work, builds confidence and develops independent learning skills, something that 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.

Through individualised programmes, our expert Centre Managers support your child's learning in maths, English or both subjects together in order to help with their school studies, build confidence and develop independent learning skills, something that is extremely important in today's busy classrooms in schools.

How It Works

The first step is to arrange a convenient time for your child to complete some initial assessments. These are done via a video call. The Centre Manager, Simone, will discuss how she can help your child with their maths or English. An individualised programme is put together that will support and encourage your child's learning enabling them to gain confidence and fill in gaps that they may have. Your child can then start completing the daily worksheets with ongoing support from Simone whenever it is needed. Our programme is a partnership between First Class Learning, 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 Simone at any time between 09:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday.

Simone Farnon

Centre Manager

The Learning Centres in Beckenham and East Croydon are run by Simone Farnon. She is fully trained and qualified to deliver the First Class Learning study programmes and has been running Maths and English Tuition Centres for over 18 years. Simone holds an enhanced DBS certificate (CRB).

Tuition Services


Our maths programme focuses on building confidence and mastery of key topics, filling in any gaps in their knowledge that could be holding them back at school. They are able to progress beyond their school level if they are capable of doing so and the work is tailored to each individual child's needs.


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

Fantastic programme all three of my children are exceeding at school thanks to Simone and her Team at FCL!!!! I cannot recommend enough.
Sherise Blackman
I have seen huge improvement in my son’s confidence since starting in year 2 . He is now in Year 7 , getting the highest grades, and thriving as he can cope with any work given . I would highly recommend Simone and her team.
My daughter has been at FCL tutoring for 7 years during her time she has made enormous progress I'm so happy for the support that she has received and because of the support she has been able to keep up her work at school and not fall behind. Thank you so much


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 & 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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