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I'm Coriden, Creative Writing Tutor.

I help children by teaching them the writing skills they need to pass 11+ exams – and beyond!

I tutor creative writing to children aged 8- 13 in small groups online. 

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 COURSES FOR CHILDREN

CREATIVE WRITING COURSE

This creative writing course is designed for children in Years 4-6 and is perfect for both budding authors and reluctant writers alike!

Suitable for children who are preparing for the 11+ or would like to boost their writing skills.

Please click below for further details!

Creative Writing Course Spring Term 2022

READING COMPREHENSION COURSE

This six-week reading comprehension course is designed for children in Years 5-6 who are preparing for the 11+ exams as well as those who need to boost their reading skills.

Please click below for further details!

Online Reading Comprehension

About Me

I’m Coriden Francis and I love teaching English. I’m passionate about sharing my love of all things literary, while teaching the reading and creative writing skills that pupils need for exam success and beyond.

My step-by-step approach helps even the most reluctant learners feel secure and achieve their potential.

I read English at Exeter College, Oxford  and I’ve been tutoring children for  11+ entrance exams for over 15 years.

It is my mission to teach children the writing skills they need to fulfil their potential, take their place in an ever-changing world and thrive.

I offer writing tuition through termly courses and holiday workshops. I no longer offer one-to-one tuition.

 

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!

Feedback from Parents

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.

Tharma

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.

Anna

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.

Isabelle

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

Thank you for the really great job that T told me you did. She said you were absolutely wonderful and told me each day what you had studied, the exam technique you taught her, which was very helpful. Such basic and simple tools are often overlooked by teachers or missed in school by the pupil, so doing this one to one was very worthwhile.

Beth

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.

Emma

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If you'd like to have a chat about how I can help your child with English tuition, please click on the button below to contact me.