Sharpway Tutoring

Where the learner really matters

Primary Maths, Primary English & ESL tuition

Feeling frustrated about the progress of your child?

  • Are they struggling to read?

  • Do they panic with numbers or forget ‘how to do’ something?

  • Is spelling or x tables a constant worry?

  • Do you feel they are overlooked at school?

I can’t promise a miracle cure but when you book me you and your child will have my undivided attention.

Here to help

Dear Parent,

I loved my time teaching in Primary classrooms (well 90% of it!) but one of my biggest frustrations was not being able to give quality time to all the children who needed it.

Some children demanded more of your time than others – those with behavioural issues, some with particular learning difficulties and those who needed constant challenge.

Despite my skill as a teacher and the presence of Learning Assistants, there were always the ‘middle ground’ children who didn’t get the attention they deserved or make the progress I felt they should.

Now it’s PAY BACK time. I’m thrilled to be able to offer 1:1 learning just for your child




Free 15 minute consultation

When you buy your initial 45 minute assessment lesson

About Me

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

  • When I started teaching it was ‘just a job.’ I thought little of the impact I could have on the lives of others. Now, over thirty two years later, bringing the best out of people and a passion to see them learn are what motivate me the most.

  • Born and raised in Cardiff, a graduate of Portsmouth University with a Degree in Geography, I completed my PGCE at the University of Chichester before starting my teaching career in the same city. After that I taught in Montego Bay, Jamaica and in a few different schools back in the Chichester area before working and developing my craft in two excellent schools in W. Sussex & Hampshire – one state, one private.

  • In addition, I have a TEFL Certificate, have recently completed the CELTA course in Cardiff and am a member of IATEFL. Since the summer of 2017 I have been tutoring 1:1 both Primary and ESOL students.

  • This face to face interaction has provoked me to start Sharpway Tutoring, a great platform to grow this most rewarding profession.

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Primary Maths & English

I tutor children from Y1 through to Y6. My initial consultation lesson will assess learning needs and establish a plan of action.

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I provide tuition for all levels, ages and needs. My initial consultation lesson will establish an individual learning plan. Goals and strategies will be put in place.

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33 years of teaching experience

  • KS1 & KS2

  • Dyslexia, Dyspraxia

  • Gifted & talented

  • ESL (conversational, business, ESOL & more)




Tutoring Options

KS1 & KS2

  • Reading skills
  • Writing, Handwriting
  • Maths

(Dyslexia and Dyspraxia friendly)


  • Business English
  • ESOL
  • OEC
  • Conversation

Face to face

* Postponed until

further notice due to Covid19

  • In the comfort of your own home
  • Or you can come to me!


Online Lessons

What I offer

Using a combination of Bramble and Edmodo, I deliver quality online learning.

These platforms enable:

  • audio/visual
  • sharing documents, videos, etc
  • real time online whiteboard


I will travel within approximately a 8 mile radius of the Llantrisant & Talbot Green area of RCT.

* Postponed until

further notice due to Covid19

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Thank you Neil for giving my daughter so much confidence with her maths.

Many Thanks!

Cath, Beddau

Neil is really friendly , patient and approachable. Thank you….

-Jarek, Poland

“My son has been receiving lessons with Neil for almost a year and I have seen a dramatic improvement in his work and in his confidence.”

– Fran, Llantrisant




The platforms I use for online: