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Exeter Tuition Centre provides professional, expert tuition for ages 4 to 16. From a gentle introduction to reading and counting, right up to GCSE English, Maths and Science, we offer the complete tuition service for your child.

We are specialists in providing one to one tuition within a small group of up to five children, which guarantees that your child's confidence grows with them - whether they're here to catch up, keep up, or aim high.

Our teachers are dedicated to helping children do their very best in school. Our teaching supports the work children do in school - the skills they learn at our Centre will help them to do better in the classroom. We are sensitive and flexible in our approach to teaching and because of our extensive resources we can offer a programme designed to meet your exact needs. All our teachers are up to date with the requirements of the National Curriculum.


  • Tamsin Holiday-Scott

    Tamsin is co-founder of the Exeter Tuition Centre which she started in 2013 together with Diane Antone. She is a qualified and highly experienced teacher of Maths, English and Science. She has a BSc (1st Class Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Queens University, Ontario, Canada, and QTS from the University of Kent, Christ Church College. Tamsin is also a member of MENSA. She began her teaching career at Kent College, Canterbury, and then moved on to start her first Tuition Centre in Crowborough, East Sussex in 2004, followed 9 years later by the Exeter Tuition Centre.

    With twenty years of experience in education, including classroom teaching, small group tuition and one-to-one tuition, Tamsin ensures that Exeter Tuition Centre provides the best quality tuition available anywhere, and she also freely offers advice and recommendations to all of our clients. She is the main point of contact in all matters, so you will reach her whether you phone, email, or message us via social media.

    Tamsin has many wide-ranging interests, including homeopathy, gardening and beekeeping. She plays the baroque recorder in her spare time and is a member of the Exeter Recorder Orchestra and Pinwood Pipes, a recorder consort, both of which perform locally.

  • Andrew Gibbs

    Andrew teaches English, Maths and Science to children aged 4 upwards, including Eleven Plus preparation, and also specialises in Maths, Chemistry and Biology for 14 to 18 year olds.

    Andrew attended Hampton Grammar School, Middlesex where he obtained excellent A Levels, and his BSc. (Zoology) is from the University of Durham. He obtained his PGCE from the University of Exeter in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Andrew has taught his subjects in Surrey, Malawi, Nottingham, Oman and Bramdean School in Exeter. His interests include sport, amateur dramatics and natural history. He is currently writing a book about the natural history of Exeter, and is a published authority on the nesting pair of peregrine falcons which live within sight of the Centre.

    Andrew is a dedicated teacher who brings a wealth of experience to the Centre. His gentle manner combined with a love of both teaching and learning motivates children to do their very best.

  • Vicky Ball

    Vicky teaches English and Maths to children aged 4 upwards, including Eleven Plus preparation, and also specialises in Geography, History and Religious Studies for 14 to 18 year olds.

    After completing her A-Levels at Richard Huish College in Taunton, Vicky obtained her BA Hons (Theological Studies) from Exeter University. She went on to obtain her PGCE teaching qualification from Bath University with a specialism in Humanities, and a few years later returned to Exeter University where she obtained a Masters degree in Special Educational Needs with a focus on literacy. More recently Vicky has also acquired a Diploma in Childcare.

    Vicky brings to the Centre experience teaching a wide variety of subjects in diverse schools and to a broad range of ages. She has a thoughtful, methodical and organised approach which she applies to both her planning and her teaching, and she always takes the time to reflect on the best approach for each individual child she works with.

  • Audrey Humphreys

    Audrey started life in Zimbabwe where she trained to be a nurse and then travelled to the UK to train as a Midwife. She married and started her own family, quickly realising that shift work and family life did not go together very easily. Undaunted, she retrained, doing a 4 year teaching degree, specialising in Science at Greenwich University.

    Audrey has taught in a variety of schools in both South East London and in Devon. Her experience ranges from Special Needs to extending the gifted and talented pupils. She teaches all primary subjects including Maths and English up to KS3. She has a great deal of experience in preparing children for the 11 plus exams as she taught in London Borough of Bexley, which still has the grammar school system. Audrey is a story teller and a published author. She has written ‘The Dragon Princess’ a modern fairy-tale for all ages. This book is being used in secondary schools for the lower ability English classes in KS3. Her second book, ‘Fireworks Night’ is aimed at younger children. One of her stories has been animated and can be found on her website audreyalisonstories.co.uk

    Audrey brings to the centre a passion for helping children to reach their full potential. She believes that education should be exciting and fun, preparing each child to be an independent learner.

  • Jenny Silvester

    Jenny teaches English and Maths to children aged 5 to 13, with a specialism in helping children to learn how to retain information more easily and to develop ‘resilience’ – which is key to overcoming any barriers to learning.

    Jenny gained her BA (Hons) in English Literature and Victorian Studies from Lampeter University, and her PGCE from the College of St Paul and St Mary in Cheltenham. She has worked in both the Primary and Post-Secondary sectors, and she has a particular interest in the way children learn and study. Her experience includes teaching academic study skills to university level within Derby University’s Childhood Studies degree.

    Jenny is an energetic and motivational teacher who sees the potential of every individual she teaches and who is determined to help them to reach it. Her positivity, combined with her skill as a teacher, enables children and young adults to try again – and to succeed – where they have struggled in the past.

  • David Johncock

    David specialises in teaching secondary-level English Language and Literature.

    After completing his A-Levels at Westlands School in Torquay, David obtained his BA Hons in English with Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Italian) from the University of Cambridge. David went on to obtain a PGCE teaching qualification at Cambridge, and has taught English Language, Literature and Drama in secondary schools in London and Hong Kong, as well as designing assessment materials for the Hong Kong Examinations Authority. In 2017 David returned to Devon with his family, and he has recently completed a Masters degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the University of Exeter.

    In his spare time, David enjoys hill-walking, cycling and learning languages.

    David brings to the Centre extensive experience of teaching English to students across a wide age range and with diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. He is passionate about giving students the opportunity to excel through helping them to plan and structure their writing and encouraging them to develop the ability to think critically and creatively.