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 in small online groups during term time.

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August Holidays 2024

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This summer course is for children applying to independent and grammar schools in 2024.

Over 5 sessions of two hours, your child will learn how to identify exactly what is required for each creative writing question type  and how to write to the required standard.

Your child will study the text features and language skills (figurative language, sensory description, sentence structure and punctuation) needed for each type of writing task.

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This summer course is for children applying to independent and grammar schools in 2024!

Your child will learn how to tackle different texts and question types from a variety of exam boards and independent schools.

For information and to book, please click the button below.

Adventure Story Course

Enrol your child this summer!

This adventure writing course aims to spark your child’s imagination and kickstart their creativity!

From pirates to princesses (with perhaps a talking hamster or two!), your child will learn how to create colourful characters, sensational settings as well as boost their language skills and vocabulary knowledge. And have a lot of fun, too

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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.