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Martina Barrett and Jacqui Querns are the founding members of VAKs Tuition. They came together when their daughters attended the same nursery in 2012.
Martina is an early years trained specialist and Jacqui had a career in Sales and service for many years.
Over coffee mornings they found they both had a passion for education. Martina had a tutoring Company and embarked on rebranding it into VAKs Tutoring.
Where it all started
VAKs was founded by two mums with the vision to alter the lives of young minds
We choose the name as VAKs as it’s a learning style, from a model of learning designed by Walter Burke Barbe and later developed by Neil Fleming.
The VAK learning model divides people into three categories of learner and stands for:
Engage information by sight
Engage information by sound
Engage information by moving
In the beginning we employed two additional senior education specialists who had a wealth of knowledge in English and Maths. Together we embarked on creating a bespoke learning programme with a team of individuals, all who played major roles in our conception.
VAKs was born.
Initially we started in St Albans. Over the coming months we opened Centres in Hertford, Bishops Stortford, Finchley and Luton.
In March 2020 we like many other Companies were forced to close our doors for what the country was told would be 2 weeks to flatten the curve.
Online learning was something we had toyed with but hadn’t quite managed to evolve. Full praise goes to Taylor Thompson and the Tech team who worked tirelessly to create us an online learning platform, for us to continue supporting children through the first lockdown.
We have continued to have great success stories with the children we have tutored over the last two years.
Full praise goes to each and every member of our team, for their unwavering dedication and their commitment to literally 100’s of children. We would not be here without you.
Our future aim is to offer both face to face and continue to tutoring online.
What makes us different?
Unlike other tuition providers we don’t offer a tutor matching service. We understand scrolling through hundreds of “teachers” can be overwhelming and leave you in the dark.
We keep a small team of inspiring hand-picked tutors who run interactive weekly sessions.
We teach individuals in small groups which encourages peer to peer participation, collaboration and develops friendships.
We offer exceptional study programmes tailored to meet the individual needs of your child, whatever their ability or aspirations. We provide expert mentoring and coaching for all students giving them the opportunity to increase their confidence and reach their full academic potential, whether that may be a short-term boost in a specific subject, or to focus on the necessary skills to ensure exam success at every level.
VAKs provides personalised tuition for children from 4 to 18 years. We offer exceptional study programmes tailored to meet the individual needs of your child, whatever their ability or aspirations. We provide expert mentoring and coaching for all students giving them the opportunity to increase their confidence and reach their full academic potential, whether that may be a short-term boost in a specific subject, or to focus on the necessary skills to ensure exam success at every level.
We have over 25 years of education excellence
Equip your child with the confidence and skills to tackle whatever challenges Maths presents at any stage of their learning.
English literacy programmes for early years and support for Key Stages 1 & 2, right through to Preparation for the 7+ 11 +, GSCE.
Primary and Secondary Science as well as GCSE Tuition and Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
11 Plus specialists
Our team is highly skilled in the specific preparation of children sitting 11 Plus entrance examination for both Grammar and Private Schools. We are enormously proud of our outstanding results year on year, 100% have achieved their top three choice of schools.
Getting started with VAKS
Start for free
Book a Free Trial Session with no obligation to join us after.
Joining VAKS Tuition
Each subject consists of a 1 hour session which run weekly. You can choose a combination in either Maths, English, Science and 11 Plus.