Primary, GCSE and A Level

Paul Nicholls has built a great rapport with my son and given him much more confidence in his own ability. He has recently achieved better test results in both maths and English and I am delighted. I would highly recommend Paul Nicholls.

Jane Fisher


Primary Literacy KS1, KS2 SATS

GCSE English Language and English Literature - AQA, OCR and Edexcel

A Level English Language and Literature - AQA, OCR and Edexcel

Common Entrance Exams

Paul Nicholls uses his passion for storytelling to engage and motivate pupils in both reading and writing. Students enjoy all different kinds of writing whether it is fiction, non - fiction or even comics. Whatever they prefer, if a student can read for pleasure their Literacy will improve. For writing in any genre, for example, an essay discussing the relationship between George and Lennie in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, it is often helpful for a student to express their ideas verbally. If they can do this then there is a good chance these ideas can be transferred coherently to the page.

Having directed many Shakespeare plays for adults and children he is an expert on text analysis, characters, themes and how to make a story fresh and relevant for the reader today. 1-1 tuition provides the perfect opportunity to engage in is this structured and meaningful discussion. It will also enable pupils to:

  • Raise students' exam performance and improve grades
  • Improve their English grammar through clear explanation and fun activities
  • Improve their knowledge of Set texts through engaging discussion and detailed analysis
  • Learn how to structure essays effectively
  • Build vocabulary for writing
  • Write creatively, persuasively and for pleasure
  • Improve their reading comprehension through detective work and discussion