What we do to help your child

A look inside our offering

Carrie Burke Tutor Work Ltd. delivers quality teaching and learning via group, individual and online delivery. All of our tutors at Carrie Burke Tutor Work are either fully qualified, experienced teachers or individuals who tutor as their career- either way, they love working with children and young adults. As a team, we are passionate about helping students progress academically with increased self-confidence and belief.

We also provide local schools with supply teachers. All our teachers are fully-qualified with QTS, and our teachers and tutors alike are reference checked with enhanced DBS checks. 

We progress your child academically with increased self-confidence and belief. We do this through connecting and creating successful relationships with children and parents. Using creativity to plan fun, exciting lessons we help children to solve challenges with support and positivity.

“I passionately believe that every child has a chance to succeed academically. We are all different, and in the same way that we have different aptitudes for a number of activities, we all have a different path towards academic success”

The Process

At Carrie Burke Tutor Work Ltd., we cater for Key Stage 1-4 children and young adults who either need extra support in their English and maths learning, or to help prepare them for entrance examinations.

1. Identify Learning Needs

The first stage is to identify your child’s needs. Before enrolment, we will call you for a chat so we can fully understand your child and why they need a tutor. 


We’re interested in their learning journey so far, support from school, reports and your own feedback (you know your child better than anyone). This is so we can build up a profile of how we can help them. 


We also keep in mind that in a lot of cases, what could appear on the surface to be an academic need is often rooted in an emotional response to learning. 


For example if a child is behind in maths, more often than not it is because they have had a negative experience with the subject, and built up a self-limiting belief about themselves. 


We believe that before any learning takes place, children need to feel secure in themselves and their abilities, so we focus on building self-confidence whilst at the same supporting academic progress. 

2. Plug Knowledge Gaps

Once we have identified your child’s requirements, we focus on building their subject knowledge. It doesn’t matter what level they are at; we will start from a point that they understand and can access learning. 


Learning also takes place in line with the National Curriculum, so we can consolidate any learning that takes place in class, tackle misconceptions or misunderstandings and develop academic progress further. 


Again, this is done at a place that suits your child, so  we can calibrate towards their needs and walk beside them. 

3. Drive Progression

Once we start to build knowledge and self-confidence, we start to see a step-change in your child’s outlook towards learning. 


We then encourage the children to try more challenging learning, taking small steps outside of their comfort zone. We watch your child’s academic development carefully, and through ongoing assessment we ensure they are fully supported at every opportunity.


Building trust and rapport is an important aspect of your child’s progression. We value these relationships and create an open and safe place in which we can share information with both them and with you too. 


In this way, we develop relationships that last beyond the time we spend together in the classroom.

How do we do this?

By tutoring on a one-to-one basis or in small groups (no more than five children per session), we can go at a pace that suits all children, provide bespoke learning and give tailored, individualised feedback.


We make learning fun, interactive and enjoyable which helps your child progress at a faster rate.


In a stimulating yet supportive group environment, children benefit from teaching input and differentiated tasks which mirror academic needs. 


Children love the variety of working independently, with a study buddy, as a whole group or with Carrie as their tutor for one to one input if needed. 


Recently relocated to the newly refurbished Broadstone Arcade, Carrie has designed a learning centre with your child’s needs at heart. With a library of books to borrow and up-to-date resources, your child will enjoy learning in calm, comfortable surroundings.


Carrie has an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Glasgow and a PGCE (Primary Education) from the University of Sunderland. She has been teaching and tutoring primary school children for over a decade. 


Her specialism lies in tutoring children in Key Stage 2 in both English and maths. She also prepares children in maths, English and Verbal Reasoning for the GL-style 11+ (Saint Ambrose and Loreto), and those preparing for private, independent schools. 


Carrie is an NLP Practitioner and uses these skills to help children to realise their full potential and become excellent learners. Regardless of their starting point, children make progress not only academically, but socially and emotionally too.

Developing your child's growth mindset

We nurture self-esteem and positive beliefs so your child achieves their true potential


Thank you and your team for being supportive and caring and extremely understanding to what we were looking for and for making the lessons fun and enjoyable that my child enjoyed attending. I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for an honest, genuine tutoring class.

If you looking for a private tutor for your children Carrie Burke tutors in Reddish Arcade are amazing not only did my sons tutor Sarah bring his confidence back but also made maths enjoyable and give him he the help him needed for his exams.

I can not recommend Carrie enough. She has been absolutely outstanding in understanding our daughters needs and helping us find the right way to move forwards. Helen who teaches our daughter is a lovely teacher who has a great way with the students and a brilliant relationship with our daughter. If like us you are unsure on what the next step is and finding some help out there do not hesitate to get in touch.