From Bright to Brilliant

I'll help your child discover their creative confidence

Creative Writing Tuition

Help your child:

How will your child grow?

Ace the full range of 11+ creative writing questions

Expand ambitious vocabulary

Empower their writer’s voice

Boost confidence and happiness for life

Bright to Brilliant

More confident writers, happier and successful lives!

If your child’s creative writing has stalled or plateaued, you may feel the obvious solution is more practice. But practice alone isn’t enough. To become more confident writers, children need self-belief – in their ideas and their creative abilities.

Bright to Brilliant is my live 12-week Creative Writing programme designed specifically for ambitious Year 5 writers who are gearing up for their 11 Plus Exam and want a fast-paced and efficient pathway to success. I’ll guide your child through the creative writing techniques and my tried and tested, simple planning frameworks that will help them trust their creative instincts and become fluent in the writing skills. 

Upon completing the program, your child will be a more confident writer, armed with an arsenal of templates. These planning templates aren’t just tools; they’re the secret weapons your child needs to secure high marks in the all-important practice exam papers, whilst fostering a love for creative writing. 

Choose the right option for your child:

  • Self-paced online programme coming this year!
  • Small group coached with individual feedback
  • 1:1 Bright to Brilliant

The benefits of Bright to Brilliant extend far beyond the program’s cost. With a lifetime access, your child gains entry to priceless templates and guided writing tutorials. These resources not only aid in acing their current writing challenges, but also lay a solid foundation for their future writing endeavours. It’s an investment that keeps on giving, providing ongoing support for a lifetime of literary success.

I aim to ensure the financial commitment doesn’t hinder your child’s transformational journey so you have the option to  split the cost over six months. Read the FAQ page for more details.

My Final Word:

Your young writer will love going from Bright to Brilliant. I promise it will increase their writing confidence and help them to understand how to deal with the kind of questions that will come up in the 11+ exam. However, if they – or you – are not completely satisfied with the course, let me know within 30 days of your start date. As long as they’ve fully participated and completed all lessons, I’ll offer you a full refund.


How I work

A creative environment, supporting your child’s natural ability to learn

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What I can offer

Laying the foundations for success

11+ English Exam

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11+ Resources

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Creative Writing Courses

5-day Story Writing Course

11+ Parent Workshop

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What do Parents think?

Here are some kind words from the children’s parents

Rated 5 out of 5
“I have used Clare to help my son with his Common Entrance prep. She was absolutely amazing. Not only is she a real teacher who knows how children actually learns and what they need to close their knowledge gaps, but she was also so in-tuned to my son’s learning style, not to mention always kind and with a smile on her face. She made the hard work easy and we are just so very lucky to have been able to work together. My son got to the top schools he aimed for and we remain forever grateful.”

Parent - SW London

Rated 5 out of 5
“My daughter Leia (Year 3) loves the lessons with Clare because they are structured in a fun way that encourages imagination. Each session is designed to enrich vocabulary and ends with a beautifully written essay about various topics. There was a noticeable improvement in my daughter's writing only after three sessions and Leia is very proud every time she has used a new word in her writing. After each session Clare provides a pdf summary of the words that have been used in the session, which we find very helpful as we can practice all the words until the next session. ”

Parent - SW London

Rated 5 out of 5
“Charlie has clearly enjoyed his lessons with you and we would like to thank you for all that you've done with him. At last week's parents' evening his English teacher said that Charlie is doing really well and he's very pleased with all his work. ”

Parent - SW London

“He has definitely become a lot more confident in writing which is lovely to see. The teacher at the parents meeting said the same. Creative writing has become one of his favourite subjects at school which I would have never thought about a couple of years ago. And last but not least, we got the Term1 school report at the end of December and he is working at greater depth currently in writing and is also expected to be greater depth at the end of year. He was very happy about it and so were we. Thank you for all your help in getting him to that level. ”

Year 6 Parent

“Maths has always been her strongest subject, but I feel now the tables are turning.”

Year 6 Parent

“Thank you so much for the update on his progress - it's amazing to hear how well he's doing! I'm especially happy to hear he is enjoying the "show don't tell" and is getting so inquisitive about words.Your insights about his approach to writing are really helpful, and I appreciate the analogy of learning as a “to do” list. It makes perfect sense. I'm sure that, as you say, his writing will become more natural and fluid with time and practice. I'm also learning as we go along so it's great to have your experience to guide us.”

1:1 Bright to Brilliant - Year 5 parent

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