South Lakes J36 Tuition Centre

GCSE SATs Maths English
First Class Learning is a structured worksheet based tuition programme which helps to boost confidence and fill any gaps in their maths and English knowledge, ensuring skills are built up to a high standard.
  • Skilled team led by an experienced educator
  • Priced per child, per subject, per month
  • Programmes focused on the National Curriculum

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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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addressRoom 1 J36 Rural Auction Centre Crooklands Milnthorpe Cumbria LA7 7FP
opening times
14:30-19:00 for Assessments

Maths and English Tuition at South Lakes J36

Hello from the team at First Class Learning South Lakes. We’re a Maths and English Tuition Centre led by Lesley, who is an exceptional educator who excels in engaging with children and helping them reach their full potential. Children learn with us from ages 4 – 16 and our individualised teaching programmes follow the National Curriculum.

Some children join us for a little help in just maths, or English, and some study both subjects with us. Our aim is to help with their school studies, build confidence and to develop independent learning skills.

Many young people join us for a specific purpose such as GCSE tuition and others join us because they are working at a higher level than their peers.

How we work

We'll chat either on the phone or over email, to discuss how we can help your child with maths or English. The next step is to come along to our centre in South Lakes. Lesley will sit down with your child and they'll complete an assessment, so we can work out which of our paths is the most suitable for them. We work as hard as possible so that this doesn't feel like an exam or a test it's just a friendly way of us getting to know our students. The next step is to put together a bespoke plan that will support and encourage your child's learning. If you're happy with this, they will be able to start attending regular classes with us. In their classes, children complete a short piece of work which will be marked, returned and talked through with one of our assistants who will give them a programme of homework to complete before they next join us. Most important of all, we make learning as fun as possible. Our assessments are free, so we can work out together whether our First Class Learning sessions are the right path for your child.

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Lesley McCanney

Centre Manager

The South Lakes Learning Centre is run by Lesley McCanney a bright and bubbly Centre Manager with a passion for child development. With a wealth of experience and a vibrant personality, Lesley is an exceptional educator who excels in engaging with children and helping them reach their full potential. Lesley has a diverse professional background encompassing experience in both the education and hospitality sectors. Lesley has been working as a freelance tutor and facilitator at Lancaster University's Management School for over two decades Lesley excels in fostering collaborative learning environments and tailoring teaching approaches to meet the needs of individual students. In her own time, Lesley is not only a dedicated educator but also a vibrant individual with a passion for personal growth and well-being. She believes in maintaining a balanced lifestyle and pursuing her interests in yoga, swimming and is an avid nature enthusiast, Lesley loves exploring the outdoors and embracing the beauty of the Lake District. Driven by her passion for learning, Lesley constantly seeks new opportunities for personal and professional development. Currently, she is dedicated to expanding her linguistic abilities and is actively learning Spanish. Lesley believes that learning new languages not only broadens her own horizons but also enables her to connect with diverse cultures and communities. Lesley's commitment to self-care, personal growth, and continuous learning not only enriches her own life but also brings a positive and inspiring energy to her teaching. By embracing her passions outside of the classroom, she sets a wonderful example for her students, showing them the importance of holistic well-being and a lifelong love for learning. Lesley's enthusiasm, adaptability, and dedication to fostering a positive learning environment make her an exceptional choice for any child's educational journey. With Lesley as their Centre Manager, children are sure to thrive, grow, and achieve their goals. Contact Lesley today to unlock your child's full potential.

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.


Is FCL 1:1 Tuition?
We describe tuition at our Centre as 1:1 but in a group environment. Your child will receive their individual attention and support whilst attending our group classes. FCL offers structure and daily practice, with a ‘little and often’ approach, enabling them 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.
What if I miss a session or the Centre is closed?
We operate for 50 weeks of the year, only closing for two weeks at Christmas. If a session is missed we ‘owe the session back’ on another occasion. If absence is due to illness we do ask for as much notice as possible and Lesley will liaise with you to fit your child’s session in at a different time.
How much homework is given? Does it have to be completed?
This is a partnership between ourselves and you. We do set 10-15 minutes of homework per subject to be completed per night but this should be something your child can do independently. We do ask that they have a quiet work space in which to do this and you will have handbooks which will allow you to support in marking their work.
I want to know your prices- can I have some more information?
If you would like to know the prices then please get in touch using the form below. We'll be happy to provide the information as this is dependent on the number of children. We do offer sibling discounts and multiple subject discounts too. There is no fixed term and we do offer flexible payment plans.

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