Welcome to Coriden English Tuition

I specialise in helping children pass competitive entrance exams by rocketing their creative writing and reading skills!

I offer English tuition one-to-one and in small online groups during term time and in the school holidays.

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Summer Term 2023 Courses

Story Writing Course Years 4-6

Story Writing Course

This creative writing course is designed to teach children how to think like writers and create compelling stories.

The Story Writing Course is suitable for children who are preparing for the 11+ or who would like to boost their writing skills.

11+ Creative Writing for Exams Year 5

11+ Creative Writing Course for Exams

This course is for children applying to grammar and independent schools in 2023.

Your child will study the individual text and language features needed for each creative writing task and learn how to write to a high standard in timed conditions.

Writing for Specific Purposes Course years 4-6

Writing for Specific Purposes Course

The Writing for Specific Purposes Course who would like to learn more advanced fiction writing skills and learn how to write a variety of non-fiction texts. This course covers everything from poetry to plays to newspaper articles!

Summer Holiday Courses Years 3-8

Summer Holiday Courses – August

This summer we are offering a variety of English courses for children aged 7-11 from 11+ Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing Intensives to Adventure Writing and Fantasy Writing Courses.

To see what’s on offer and to sign up to be the first to hear when booking opens, please click the button below. 


Feedback from Parents

My daughter has absolutely loved and benefitted from your classes. You brought so much joy to this subject and allowed her to take her natural love for the subject to the next level. Thank you!

I am delighted to inform you that B has been offered a place at North London Collegiate School. I would like to thank you once again for your high standard of English coaching which put her in this position today. I am so glad and proud.

Thank you.


Coriden has the ability to engage with children all abilities in a warm and nurturing way. My son has formed a lovely bond with her and has said that she is the best teacher he has ever had. He looks forward to his sessions with her and has now been offered a place at an independent school.
She is a wonderful tutor and we are very fortunate that we found her at the right time.

Coriden really helped my daughter to excel at creative writing. Now I feel happier because my daughter is happier and has confidence in her writing skills. I’d highly recommend Coriden’s writing courses!

I just wanted to let you know about school offers. J has received offers from all the schools he applied to, with scholarships from Merchant Taylor’s and City of London Boys.
Thank you for helping J in achieving this.

Thank you for all your help and the amazing support you provided for H during 2020. You were really fantastic at delivering what is needed to ensure H passed the English 11+ exams without any of the pressure.

It is obvious that this is far more than a business to you and you relish seeing your pupils achieve their full potential.

He was entered into 4 Grammar School 11+ entrance exams and he passed all of them achieving  ranking in the top 2%.

We are ever grateful for your efforts and highly recommend Coriden English Tuition.


Just wanted to let you know that O has been offered places at our first choice independent school. He also received offers from the other schools we applied to!

Thank you so much for your guidance and advice to O. I have a feeling we may be coming back for more lessons! I have recommended you to other friends whose children will also be sitting for their 11+ entrance exams this year.


C did really well and got offers from all schools, i.e. MTS, Hampton, Latymer, City of London Boys, John Lyon and St Benedict’s, with academic scholarships from City, JL and St B’s!

Thank you for your excellent teaching.


Just wanted to let you know A made it through to St Paul’s.

I want to say a huge thank you for getting him through this over the past few months – I don’t think it would have been possible without you!

Mrs D

11+ Creative Writing Checklists!

Help your child edit their writing and tick all the right boxes!

Get our list of 5 essential 11+ Creative Writing Checklists to help your child ace their 11+ English exam.

Our handy booklet includes the following checklists:

  • Narrative writing
  • Descriptive writing
  • Persuasive writing
  • Newspaper article
  • Personal recount

Each checklist is separated into two sections: features and text and structure.

To get your copy, please click the button below!


If you’d like to have a chat about how we can help your child with creative writing, please click on the button below to contact us.