Why Choose Us

KS1,2,3 11+, GCSE Tuition

The Right Decision?

Making the right decisions for your child is not always straight forward or easy. What you do know is that you want the best possible education you can give them.

Our team of highly experienced tutors based in Leigh on Sea, Basildon and Benfleet are here to help make that possible, whether that is online or in centre. A lot of our tutors are parents just like you. We know that you just don’t have the time or resources to help your child reach their true potential.

We have the resources and the time to give your child the one-to-one tuition that they need. When a child first comes to JJs they get a free trial lesson with us. We like to call this initial lesson an assessment rather than a normal lesson as we need to help tailor a learning program unique to them. This assessment helps us to assess where your child is academically; where they need to be in order to reach their potential and to then try and exceed that potential.

Free Trial Lesson

If you have any questions and would like a free trial lesson please get in touch with Craig, Julie or Alice either by phone, live chat or you can fill in our contact form.
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Memorable Quotes

“A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others.”

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

“Give me a fish and I eat for a day. Teach me to fish and I eat for a lifetime.”

Chinese Proverb


Once the free trial lesson is over, we will give you feedback on what needs to be done and we will assign a tutor to them that they will get for every lesson.

That tutor will provide you the parent feedback on how your child is progressing after each lesson. They can give you tips and advice on what they need to work on at home.

There also will be homework set for them to help reinforce what they have learnt in a lesson. We mark the homework and go over it with your child to see how well they did.

Unlike a typical school environment where time is short, here at JJs our tutors are trained to make sure everything we teach your child is understood (we check at each stage that they understand what is being taught as some children find it hard to admit that they need you to explain something again) and if it isn’t we go over it again until they do understand how to tackle the topic.

We realise how difficult it can be for some children when they start tuition with us that is why our tutors are very conscious to manage a child’s fragile confidence and take learning at their pace and encourage them that they can do it and we get through what may seem like a difficult topic together.

Another Reason

Another reason to choose us is that all the one-to-one tuition is done in small groups of 2 to 6 children and having the same tutor each time helps them develop a good working bond and maintain stability in their learning environment.

So you see with JJs Tuition we don’t just go through the motions we make sure your child is not left behind because as you know once a child starts to get left behind scratching their heads from one topic to the next it can be hard for them to catch up with the rest of the class because nobody had the time to go through it again at their pace.

We can cover all those topics that they just didn’t get in class and in time get them all caught up.

Getting caught up sounds great and sometimes the parents and child think that is it, the end of the tutoring journey but what we find is the process starts all over again.

Sometimes as the child’s class moves on to new topics and again they fall behind because they did not fully understand what was being taught which is why a lot of our pupils stay with us once caught up as we can go through those same topics in our lessons so that they do fully understand the topic and are confident that they can cover it sufficiently.

Our style of tuition will give your child more and more confidence in themselves and their abilities as the weeks with us go by. We will keep them focused; encourage them and guide them every step of the way with their learning experiences with us.

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Schoolgirl using digital tablet in classroom
I can highly recommend JJ's and all their tutors. When Sophia started with them her own school had virtually given up on her and she was in the bottom sets for everything. After two terms with JJ's she has now gone up a set in maths and two sets in English. I can't tell you how pleased I am!

Tania Wilkins


Sophia's Mum

Free Trial Lesson

If you have any questions and would like a free trial lesson please get in touch with Craig, Julie or Alice either by phone, live chat or you can fill in our contact form.

Our Tutors

Our tutors know the key is to be patient, encouraging and focused on their learning journey with us.

Your child will always have the same tutor which over time helps us to build a strong academic relationship with our pupils. We give them the resources; our expertise in tutoring and our encouraging nature to help them really push on and succeed.

We have a very high success rate here at JJs Tuition because our pupils enjoy learning with our tutors. They find their hidden talents and realise a new sense of confidence that they probably didn’t know that they had. We only give them as much work and pressure as they can handle with us.

We like to gently push them in the right direction without them feeling any pressure. We believe any child can benefit from our caring and confident tuition methods.

No child gets left behind with us. We have worked with some pupils that have been really far behind academically and brought them up to the expected level for their year. A lot of pupils have even exceeded their initial expectations.

We also realise that exams play a huge role in a child’s academic journey which is why we offer throughout the year various week long revision sessions and mock exams to cover everything they have learnt with us and in school. We do this just to make sure they are fully prepared and also to help get them accustomed to doing exams for real coupled with valuable exam techniques to help them deal with the pressure exams tend to heap on most children.

A New Way Of Learning

Since the corona virus reared its ugly head, we have had to adapt the way we teach. From teaching in person at one of our centres in Leigh on sea, Basildon or Benfleet to online lessons.

When this horrible virus has been defeated, we will be back teaching in our centres but we hope to continue offering online lessons as we have found that there have been some unexpected benefits to this new way of tutoring.

1. Some children learn better in their own homes especially at first as they feel a bit more comfortable with familiar surroundings. Studies show that online tuition can have this positive affect.
2. You can fit the lessons round your schedules better as you do not have to drop off and pick up your child from one of our centres.
3.Quicker access to a multitude of online resources which can also be interactive and engaging. From interactive white boards to videos, files, links etc. and all at the touch of a button while still maintaining that face to face contact with the child.
4. There is no geographical constraints which means if you want to travel or go visit relatives as long as you have internet access lessons can continue uninterrupted.
5. Recording a lesson – We do not record lessons but with your permission they can be recorded and then emailed to you so your child can listen to the lesson at a later date.

This is particularly useful if they have forgotten something about the topic after the lesson which would help with their homework. Plus, when they have exams, they can go back through all the recorded lessons to help with their own personal revision!

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Schoolboy using laptop in classroom

We are so pleased with how Alfie has progressed with his online tutoring. We were a bit unsure at first as he has really liked coming to the Benfleet Centre. It has worked out really well though and he is really enjoying his online lesson.

Nicole Davis


Alfies Mum

Free Trial Lesson

If you have any questions and would like a free trial lesson please get in touch with Craig, Julie or Alice either by phone, live chat or you can fill in our contact form.

Our Glowing Reviews

Just look at our "rate & review us page" it has loads of glowing reviews from happy parents and pupils.

The owners Craig and Julie have been involved in tutoring children for some 20 years now. Their methods for getting good results for your child represent true value for money when you consider how much they improve a child’s chances of getting better grades and getting into better schools.

This can have a very positive outcome on their future prospects in life particularly when it comes to getting better jobs; getting more confidence in themselves and helping them reach higher than they ever thought possible.

So just by picking up the phone today or filling in our contact form could be the best thing you could ever do for your child and their future happiness. Don’t forget the first lesson is free with no obligation to you the parent what so ever – so what have you got to lose? Get in touch now and Craig or Julie will help you in any way they can.

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