My Story

Empowering children to develop their individual writer’s voice

About me

I'm Clare, a qualified teacher & specialist creative writing tutor

After almost a decade of teaching in some of London’s top independent schools, I became a full time private English tutor in 2020, practising my winning formula for success: ‘challenge with compassion.’ I returned to my Devon roots in 2019. 

All schools face the same limitations in the learning environment: time constraints in class, peer pressure, a lack of resources for individual growth and too little time to think and develop ideas.

Children can be lost in such environments where the challenge is presented, but the necessary nurture is lacking. I am able to provide both challenge and compassion, slowing down the creative process, focusing on individualised feedback and empowering children to thrive and achieve their dreams. 

I love helping bright, conscientious children feel confident for exams and in life. I especially enjoy empowering girls’ confidence, helping them to overcome individual barriers to success –  reach for the stars without hesitation!

My Qualifications

Skills & Qualifications that I apply to my teaching

Bachelor’s degree from Durham university

PGCE teaching qualification from Plymouth Marjon in 2010

Professional membership with the Tutors’ Association

Over 12 years of experience of teaching within schools

My Values

I support ambitious, forward-thinking parents to work with their child to achieve wild creative confidence for exam success!


To empower children to become confident writers, fostering self-belief and self-confidence.


To inspire the next generation of individuals so they can reach their highest potential.


To empower bright children to grow their creative confidence for limitless success.

What do Parents think?

Here are some reviews 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

Whats new?

Check out my latest case studies and resources


7 Easy Tips to Unleash Your Child’s Creativity

How can I prompt my child’s creativity? This is a common question I get asked a lot by parents looking to prepare their child for the 11-Plus exam.

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Case Study

How Matteo reaped the benefits of 11+ success

Matteo was in Year 4 and attending a small independent school in North London when we first started working together. 

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The Independent School Interview

Rebecca currently works as a LAMDA teacher at Lady Margaret School in Parsons Green and is Head of New Writing at Putney Theatre. 

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Get in touch

Let’s empower children to develop a creative voice!

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