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We, at Top Class Tuition (UK), understand the difficulties children face in education today and the pressure on schools to get results, however we strongly believe that every child can achieve if they have the self belief, determination and confidence to do so.
It is a teacher’s role to give their pupil the tools to achieve their dreams and if the pupil is struggling to learn through the way they are taught; it is the teacher’s responsibility to teach the way the pupil can learn.

Susan Frain

Susan is a Co - Director of Top Class Tuition UK, originally from the North East of England, she moved to Blackpool in her late teens. With a passion for English and reading from a young age she later completed a BA Honours Degree in English Language, Literature and Creative writing where she was accredited with First Class Honours. Following this she graduated from the University of Cumbria with a PGCE in English. Her experiences include secondary schools in Blackpool and Lytham where she has assumed the positions of Literacy Co-ordinator and Lead teacher for Pupil Premium Pupils. She has lead a range of interventions and has a proven track record of achieving good GCSE grades across a range of abilities.

Not only is she Ofsted rated as an ‘outstanding teacher’ she is also an examiner for AQA and has a solid understanding of the new grading system and how to achieve the top grades.

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Katherine Atha

Katherine is a Co-Director of Top Class Tuition UK. She was born in Blackpool and attended Rossall School and Kirkham Grammar Sixth Form. Katherine’s love of literature and drama was inspired from a young age by her own English Teacher. This led to her continuing her studies through to university where she gained an English BA 2:1(hons) from the prestigious Royal Holloway, University of London. Determined to instil a love of literature in others she then gained a PGCE in English,Drama and Media Studies from the University of Cumbria. In her ten year career as a teacher, Katherine has taught in both the private and state sector and has held the roles of Head of English Department, Head of House and Literacy Co-ordinator. Ofsted (2016) praised Katherine’s achievements in her role as Head of English Department stating that ‘a clearer strategic direction had been charted’ since she accepted the role.

Katherine is an accredited examiner for both AQA and iGCSE examination boards and has secure knowledge of the changes impacting GCSEs. A dedicated, innovative and experienced teacher, she has a proven ability to ensure that all pupils realise their full potential.

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