St Albans Tutors

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You won’t find a tuition provider like us, VAKS!

Our experienced and passionate team of tutors in our St Albans centres interact with each child throughout the entire learning process to bring out the very best in their students. We believe in building confidence and offer a tailored approach to inspire each student to achieve their learning goals.

All Vaks tutors hold enhanced DBS checks which we renew every three years.

St Albans tutors

Our experienced and passionate team of tutors in our St Albans centres interact with each child throughout the entire learning process to bring out the very best in their students. We believe in building confidence and offer a tailored approach to inspire each student to achieve their learning goals.

Our tailored tutoring approach means we are able to support children of all abilities and every learning stage.

We tutor in small groups, with each group peer matched according to their ability This is an effective way of accelerating learning development which increases each child’s confidence and delivers results. Read the benefits of group learning here.

Our St Albans Tutor Reviews ?

Watch the Transformation unfold… ?

We understand your child needs more than just tutoring

  • Real people, real learning – no computers!
  • Highest level of interaction
  • Confidence building
  • Children are always matched according to age and ability
  • We never mix year groups because one size does not fit all!
  • Encouraging friendships & connections with peers
  • Motivating & inspiring hand picked tutors
  • Group dynamic – average size 3-6 with one-to-one for those who need it
  • No old school methods like sitting in rows
  • Eye contact is everything


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Book a FREE trial session

Book a FREE Trial Session and Educational Assessment. Our Finchley assessment is carefully structured to produce a hugely insightful picture of a child whatever their current ability. We make it simple for parents to understand and our partnership starts the very moment we share this.

This is the perfect opportunity to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses and get prepared for the new academic term.

Schedule your free educational assessment


St Albans
The Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans, AL1 2QA

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?Outstanding Results?

VAKS’ 11 Plus Success Results 2018 – 2019 

Congratulations to our 11+ students this academic year, 100% of our students achieved their top choice of independent and Grammar Schools.

  • 100% of our students achieved their 1st choice.
  • 100% of our students gained an offer for their chosen schools.
  • 5 Scholarship offers.
  • 95% of our students had offers from all 3 of their chosen schools.

Schools our students achieved as their 1st choice:

  • St Albans High School for Girls
  • St Albans Boys School
  • Parmiter’s School
  • Watford Grammar School for Girls
  • Watford Grammar School for Boys
  • Bishop’s Stortford College
  • Hockerill College
  • St Edmund’s School
  • Haileybury School
  • Aldenham School
  • Abbotts Hill School
  • St Columba’s College
  • Queenswood School
  • Haberdashers’ Aske’s School
  • Hockerill School
  • Dame Alice Owen’s School

Our flagship centre, Vaks St Albans is based in Marlborough Science Academy, located close to the A414, junction 6 of the M1 and junction 21a of the M25.

We also have a Vaks tuition centre serving the other side of St Albans city centre, located in St Albans Girls School which is close to junction 22 of the M25 and the A414. The centre is accessible from St Albans train station and close to Harpenden.

Find our St Albans Centre

You’ll find our St Albans tutoring centres at:

The Marlborough Science Academy


St Albans Girls School

Centre Information

The Marlborough Science Academy
Watling Street
St Albans

St Albans Girls School
Sandridgebury Lane
St Albans

Saturday 9.00am – 1.00pm, Saturdays 2.00pm – 5.00pm, Sunday 12.00pm – 2.00pm 0800 404 8172

At our St Albans tuition centres we tutor children aged between 4 and 18 years old at every educational stage from reception year to GCSE. Whether your child is in early years, or preparing for an entrance exam at any level, we offer an unrivalled learning programme to achieve success for your child.  

In the area, we have an outstanding reputation for children gaining entry to some of the most sought after academic secondary schools throughout Hertfordshire and London.

Our 4 Plus, 7 Plus, 11 Plus and 13 Plus programmes will equip your child for the exam and beyond.

Our GCSE results year on year, are well above the national average of schools and we boast huge successes in English, Maths and Science.

All of our tailor made Vaks maths and English material has been created in line with the National Curriculum and is designed to work in harmony with classroom learning.


VAKS are now accepting Tax Free Childcare & Universal Credit!

As we are now Ofsted registered it is now easier than ever to pay for your VAKS tutoring sessions.

You can now pay with any existing Childcare Voucher Scheme you are enrolled in with your Employer, or the new government Tax-Free Childcare Scheme if you are not in receipt of any benefits such as Universal Credit or Tax Credits.

You can also pay with Tax Credits, or the newly rolled out Universal Credit.

To learn more about the different payment options, call us now to speak to a member of our team.

To check your eligibility here

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Why choose Vaks?

Vaks is often described by parents and children as a ‘learning club’, where students are individually enriched and challenged.

Whether your child is flying through school or finding it difficult to keep up, we’ll be there to build their confidence and enthusiasm, ensuring we deliver academic success for your child.

Our experienced, handpicked tutors are trained in the Vaks method so that they can inspire, encourage and motivate every student to unlock their potential.

Our student success rates speak for themselves, with – to date – 100% of our children who sit entrance exams receiving an offer from at least two of their chosen school choices in Hertfordshire or London. At 11 plus we offer a three term transformational programme which we pledge will deliver success for your child above and beyond the examination day itself.  


How it works

  • 1. Free Educational Assessment

    From the outset, our qualified and experienced team will conduct an educational assessment of your child. We assess their personality, their general confidence as a learner and their overall attitude towards school. More info on assessments here
  • 2. Parent Feedback

    Parents are given extensive feedback within 24 hours, along with our proposed plan for each child’s programme for when they join VAKS. Parents always tell us how this is a unique perspective of their child. You wont get this level of service anywhere else.
  • 3. Tailored Tutoring

    Our tutors’ main goals are to improve your child’s confidence and make learning engaging and fun to help all pupils to reach their full potential. Children attend the learning centre on a weekly basis and complete homework relating to lessons taught.
  • 4. Reporting progress

    Each session is recorded and tracked via our parent portal system. Parents can see at a glance termly objectives, what their child has learned on a weekly basis and what areas of homework needs revisiting. It's a partnerships approach

What’s included? EVERYTHING!

  • FREE Homework Club (Before / after every session – More info here)
  • Marking & reviewing homework
  • Marking & reviewing exam papers
  • On demand parent to parent support
  • No fixed contracts
  • Affordable monthly memberships
  • No computers
  • No dull worksheets
  • Direct access to our expert professional knowledge
  • Expert School advice – 20 years worth of experience

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I absolutely love my role at VAKS - so rewarding watching the children grow in confidence and ability. The team are incredible at providing the best possible support for the children's progress!
sian cooke
sian cooke
14:39 25 Apr 18
My son attended Vaks and loved it! I knew we had the right place, when my son attended the initial assessment and wanted to return. Vaks did an amazing job at building his confidence in his phonics during Year 2. The team are very encouraging and nurturing too. Firm but friendly and it was a pleasure to work alongside them to assist with my sons English. Thank you.
Antoinette Campbell
Antoinette Campbell
14:03 18 Aug 17
So proud to work here and have the chance to teach such wonderful children. The results and reviews speak for themselves.
Rosie Davies
Rosie Davies
21:48 28 Nov 17
Honestly the best tuition out there, they got me from a Predicted D to an A in a matter of months for my English GCSE- I was only expecting to leave with a C grade. The impact of this was long lasting as it helped me with my A levels and I am now going off to university. They are extremely friendly and understanding and suggest a number of resources which is just extra help to improve. They are the best tuition group out there, and I have unfortunately been through a fair few before reaching VAKS which do not even compare the the quality VAKS tuition can offer. Moreover, they are all extremely encouraging and believe that every pupil can succeed; even when they doubt themselves (which I certainly did) and go above and beyond in order to help every individual student achieve what they require, if not better. Worth every penny!
Nawal Amro
Nawal Amro
15:45 12 Aug 17
An awesome organisation to be apart of! Not only adding value but also changing little people lives!
Taylor Thompson
Taylor Thompson
16:18 04 Jul 17
Martina and Jackie are very professional and extremely helpful. They give you true expectations set and realistic goals. Would definitely recommend them.
Roshni Patel
Roshni Patel
17:14 29 Nov 18
Just started - 3 weeks in and it’s been great
Abenaa Anncou
Abenaa Anncou
15:36 17 Nov 18
Lovely people, amazing place to work.
kate gordon
kate gordon
12:36 08 Nov 18

The Vaks tutoring method

Whatever learning stage your child is at and whatever learning style they prefer, our interactive teaching methods will transform your child’s learning. We begin the process with an educational assessment which is free of charge. This takes approximately one hour and is carefully designed to give a detailed insight into your child’s strengths and weakness. After the assessment, we offer parents detailed feedback with our recommendations for how to make improvements and set goals to develop their child as a learner.

We offer expert tuition for every learning stage, subject and ability via our unique tutoring method which incorporates:


learning through seeing


learning through listening


learning through moving, doing and touching

Want to find out more? Talk to us!

Contact us to find out how we can help your child achieve their learning potential.