Strood Tuition Centre

Maths English KS3/4 Science GCSE SATs 11-plus
First Class Learning provides structured worksheet-based programmes which promote independent learning and study skills so that your child gains the confidence to tackle new concepts, bridge gaps and develop knowledge.
  • Free Maths and English Assessment
  • Personalised learning programmes focused on the National Curriculum
  • Bitesize daily homework
We are dedicated to making your child’s education our next success story
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My son needed a bit of extra focus on Maths to be sure to secure an A in his approaching Maths GCSE so we contacted Kenny who responded immediately (unlike the other tutor we also tried who took 3 weeks to respond). It was very soon clear that Kenny was a good investment as he was able to help out on all sciences too so we committed to 10 weeks and swapped the subjects by week as was needed. What really made the difference was his help around exam technique and his invaluable support between sessions with links to past papers and feedback on school papers to get his help on. We’re yet to get the exam results back but my son says that he was definitely more confident on his papers as a result of Kenny’s help and managed to answer a whole section in his maths paper than he wouldn’t have been able to do at all if it hadn’t been for his work with Kenny! The results are yet to come in, so fingers crossed. We’d definitely use Kenny again. Lawrence got an A in his Maths retake! “

address37 Frindsbury Road Strood ME2 4JA
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Maths and English Tuition at Strood

Welcome to the Strood First Class Learning Centre! Students of all ages attend our dedicated tuition centre in the heart of Strood at 37 Frindsbury Road Strood ME2 4JA. 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 Managers – who both have over 16 years of teaching experience. We provide detailed feedback and create personalised maths and English learning programmes that target your child's individual learning needs. We also offer Science from Key Stage 3 to GCSE level.

The Strood Centre Managers work together to support your child's learning in maths and English. We help to build confidence, knowledge and understanding as well as help your child to develop independent learning skills.

We aim to create confident, excited learners. Every programme is designed around the students’ needs, which guarantees the work is not too hard or too easy, the best way to build confidence. Our materials are dynamic and interesting, ensuring students stay engaged with learning.

We also offer additional personalised packages for students taking entrance exams, SATs and GCSEs. These programmes include further time at the centre and the use of exam-relevant past and mock papers to develop exam technique and confidence.

Get in touch to find out more and book a free maths and English assessment with the Centre Managers today!

How we work

Our First Class Learning Centre Managers, Kenny and Michelle Olowu, will call you to discuss how we can help your child with maths, English or science. Your child will then be assisted to complete an assessment to determine which path is most suitable. 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. This assessment can happen at a mutually-convenient location, or online. If you feel happy with our plan and that we are the best option for you and your child, they will then be able to start attending regular classes at the centre or online. In these classes they will complete a short piece of work which will be marked, returned and discussed with the Centre Manager(s), who will give them a detailed programme of homework to be completed to further embed and consolidate their learning from the centre before the next class. During each learning session, your child will be supported as they work through their personalised learning programme.

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Kenny and Michelle Olowu

Centre Manager

Strood First Class Learning centre is run by Kenny and Michelle Olowu. Both are fully trained and qualified to deliver First Class Learning study programmes. Kenny is an experienced tutor with over 16 years’ experience of teaching maths, English and science. He is a highly motivated and extremely driven individual and will try to inspire those traits in your child(ren) helping them bring out the best in themselves. Meanwhile Michelle is a qualified Early Years educator and practitioner with vast experience in working with young children. She has passion in helping young children excel as well as enjoy their learning experience. Kenny & Michelle in their words: “Our role is to help your child get the most out of our amazing materials while building confidence and a passion for learning. Every child learns in their own way and pace, so we make sure each programme we design matches their individual needs. We devotedly manage every unique Skills Assessment as this is critical in making sure the tuition keeps each student engaged, confident and happy. As parents ourselves, we get the biggest buzz helping children have magical lightbulb moments. Their faces say everything. We are fully committed to improving results and focus on helping children to achieve their full potential. From experience, we both understand that children grow in confidence once the topic is clear and fun to them.” Every First Class Learning Centre Manager 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 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 comprehensive science programme will develop your child's knowledge and the skills required as part of their school curriculum. The programme has a proven record for improving results and encourages enjoyment in learning.


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?
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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