What we offer

A child's learning is like a journey where some parts are covered quickly and easily, but at other points there are hold ups. Then we have to wait patiently until understanding is achieved and we're ready to move on again. One Step Ahead private tutoring can make a positive difference.

One Step Ahead was founded by Sandy Hewit in 2002 and has now been taken over by Penelope Swift. Penelope has over fourteen years teaching experience. She has taught both in the state and private sectors and across an age range of nine to eighteen years. In addition, she has also had experience of private tuition and knowledge of the skills required for this. Penelope is committed to maintaining the high standards that One Step Ahead Tutoring have achieved over many years. She continues to lead the team of experienced tutors whose aim is to provide tailored-made help, boost confidence, increase motivation and improve results for all children.

Penelope views education as an individual journey facilitated by patience and understanding. Therefore, the role of parents and teachers is crucial in developing both self-confidence and determination to achieve. Our specialist tutors at One Step Ahead can help; whether the concern is with reading and writing or requiring expertise in specific GCSE and A Level subjects.

My year 5 son progressively matured and gained confidence in his academic abilities throughout his first year with OSA, he is looking forward  to continuing  this valuable support next year. Thank you Sandy.

Mrs. R, Weston, Bath
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Range of lesson options available

  • once a week
  • twice a week
  • fortnightly
  • holiday lessons
  • home-schooling by arrangement

My son Mark's confidence and grades have benefited greatly from his one-to-one tuition with OSA. He has enjoyed his lessons and worked hard. The tutors have been kind, thoughtful, supportive and encouraging. He is now well prepared to start his GCSE course in September.

Mrs. A, Bath
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