South Manchester English Tuition

Private English Tuition &

Grammar School Entrance Exam Preparation

Didsbury, South Manchester

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Fees, Terms & Conditions


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Tailored 1:1, Group Tuition or Online Tuition

Fees proportional to the number of tutees sharing a lesson and lesson length, as follows:


11+ Grammar School Entrance Exam Prep  (Key Stage 2 up to Year 6) + Adult Literacy

Number  of  tutees

One Hour (per tutee)

90 Minutes (per tutee)

Two Hours (per tutee)


















Key Stage 3 (Year 7 -8)

Number  of  tutees One Hour (per tutee) 90 Minutes (per tutee Two Hours (per tutee)







Number  of  tutees

One Hour (per tutee)

90 Minutes (per tutee)

Two Hours (per tutee)










The vast majority of my tutees come to me for one-to-one tuition which tailors lessons to individual needs, resulting in rapid progress. Although I have excellent differentiation skills to meet individual needs in large classes, and would make considerably more profit accepting larger groups, I will only accept groups up to four if advantageous to the tutees, i.e. if there are common needs that benefit from group-teaching such as preparing same age and/or ability for a particular examination, or focusing on a particular area of English.


Please note that my tuition services have no association with any franchise tuition centres, hence my significantly fairer group fees (i.e. £18 hourly fee for groups of four, compared to fees doubling this at franchise tuition centres for similar-sized and often much larger groups). You can also be assured of professional differentiation to meet individual needs, as opposed to rigid adherence to gimmicky programmes at the detriment of missing out on the best of tried and tested traditional methods that meet individual needs more effectively.


Lessons take place in my home in Didsbury where tutees can focus without distractions and benefit from my extensive bank of learning resources designed to meet specific individual needs.



Terms and Conditions


"The teacher" is Julia Maine.

"The tutee" is the person receiving the tuition and/or the person responsible for its payment.


These Terms & Conditions are subject to change without prior notice. Updates will be made available on this page


The First Lesson

This is to be paid at the start of (or before) the first lesson, together with an advance payment for the final one-hour lesson which acts as a deposit for any possible breach of the 48-hour cancellation policy.


To continue with further lessons, a copy of these T&Cs will be signed  by the tutee and the teacher.


Method of Payment

Cash to be paid at the start of each lesson. Alternatively, termly payment by bank transfer. No cheques please.


Attendance & Reservation of Weekly Slots

Continuous weekly term-time slots will only be reserved for tutees who demonstrate a record of continuous weekly attendance and good punctuality. In cases where this has not been possible, the slot will be reallocated to another tutee who is able to fulfil the commitments. Likewise, in cases where the tutee requires absence for two or more consecutive weeks during term-time, their fixed slot may be reallocated to another tutee.


In cases where  continuous weekly term-time attendance has not been possible, the secured slot will be replaced by cancellation slots if and when they arise.


Sharing Weekly Slots

Should it be agreed that the main tutee shares his/her secured slots with a sibling (exceptional circumstances) by alternating weekly attendance, there will be an additional hourly charge of £3 to the second tutee.  


48-Hour Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made less than 48 hours before a scheduled lesson will be charged at the full fee except in cases of illness or injury that requires absence from school or work.



If a tutee arrives late, for whatever reason, the lesson will still finish at the agreed time and the full fee will still be payable.


Tutees are to be collected promptly because late collections:


cause children to become anxious waiting for their parent;
2 are disruptive to the next tutee’s lesson;
3 the teacher may have urgent commitments immediately after the lesson and be unable to stay with the tutee.

If punctuality (and/or attendance) is frequently poor, the slot may be given to someone else.


Required for Every Lesson

Kindly always ensure you bring completed homework for marking, your homework log and all previous learning resources in your ring-binder file.


Checking Tutee's Progress

Tutee’s progress can be easily checked from their marked work and their weekly Homework Log. For clarification and to talk to the teacher personally, you may do this when dropping the tutee off for tuition or by arriving in ample time before the tutee’s lesson ends.



Any resources given are subject to copyright and not to be published or distributed.



Owing to the residential nature of the locality, the tutee is requested to park in such a way that enables neighbours to have easy access to their drives at all times.


Anything else

Just ask and I will be delighted to assist. For details of my qualifications, experience and fees please follow the links at the top and bottom of each page.

Last updated  21.05.21


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