Personal Tuition

Personal Tuition   

Established in 2000, Claire started as a Personal Tutor after she had her first child.  Claire tutored for the following levels from primary (year 3 onwards) through secondary (including Key Stages and SATS) to GCSE in Numeracy & Mathematics.  

About Claire

Claire is a qualified professional teacher who is available to provide private tuition during the daytime (for home educated children) or after school.  She has worked in a variety of settings (private, local authority, academy, primary, middle, secondary, higher and further education) and has over 25 years experience teaching a range of subjects (Physical Education & Sport, Child Care, Maths, IT and Core skills).  She currently home educates her son.

Claire has a Disclosure and Barring Service  (formerly known as the CRB ) and clearance via List 99 (The Dept for Education list of excluded teachers).


Offering the following subjects:

Mathematics Key Stage 3 (years 7 – 9 equivalent)
Mathematics Key Stage 4 (years 10 & 11 equivalent)

There are a few options available depending on your needs.

Option 1:
After school tuition is available by arrangement.
Tuition sessions are usually an hour and are taught from our base in Boothviile, Northampton.
Cost: £20 per hour per class.

Option 2:
If you are a Home Education family or group you may wish to book a cluster of classes e.g. 6 weeks.  These can be done individually or as a group (Maximum of 5).    I have a venue that I can host from.
Cost: £30 per hour.

Option 3:
Alternatively, if you have a venue and a group of children then you may be interested in a larger group session which is £35.00 per hour includes mileage (up to 5 miles from Northampton).  Maximum class size of 6 depending on age group.


Tuition sessions are usually an hour and are taught from our base in Boothviile, Northampton.

This is invoiced 1/2 termly in advance.
A contract is used and I would be happy to email a copy of this to you.

Claire is committed to providing tutoring of a high standard, supporting parents and pupils in Northampton and the surrounding area.

For further information please contact Claire on 07966 288236 or email her at


When contacting Claire please have the following information:

  • Your child’s available days and times
  • Any academic reports recording your child’s progress indicators / key stage results / predicted grades (if relevant)
  • What you are planning in terms of contact time per week

I look forward to hearing from you



Register here ….. then pop back and complete the booking form … you will then receive a confirmation email of your booking then pop over to PayPal and do a payment for the session amount to via Friends and Family.

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Hi I am Claire and I have the honour and privilege to support clients who are trying to conceive; those who are pregnant; supporting families; and working with non-pregnant clients.

I have the best of both worlds as I have taken my passion for teaching and learning and have the honour to facilitate pregnancy yoga, well woman happy baby yoga and well woman yoga classes.
I also teach Aqua yoga and share the immense benefits this can have in Pregnancy & the postnatal period and for general wellness.  I have to say I love the water and the adapted yoga moves. It is absolutely fabulous … I understand why so many of my previous clients have been enthusiastic about Aqua Yoga.  So Aqua Yoga is on the menu of offerings too please see the relevant page.

I have over 27 years educational experience teaching a variety of subjects (all key stages and adult education) plus my own life experiences which I draw on in my classes and courses. I started yoga at the age of 10 … and have over the years come back and forth to this wonderful practice.  When I was pregnant with both babies I found yoga very beneficial and in times of need I have delved deep … today it is a constant of my day … I love it … Over the last 16 years I have had the most amazing experiences supporting more than 1000 families through my work in private one to one classes, group classes (both in Surestart Centres, and through private venues) and feel very blessed that families have chosen me to support them at precious times in their lives.

Giving birth is an empowering experience and one which all women should be fully supported in.  Having the opportunity to make the choices that they feel are right for them and to feel positive about these is essential in developing the family bond and supporting women emotionally, mentally, physically & spiritually into and through motherhood.

We learn so much from our children and our families, the experiences add to the road map of our personal journey in this world.  We have one life and should grasp it fully with both hands and enjoy it to the full.  I have met families who have faced challenges everyday of their lives and have so much to offer each other and those around us.  It begs the question “Are we chosen to experience a particular path?”  Maybe some might think that is unfair but there are those that see it as a gift.

We can travel the path with support and positivity or we can go through life thinking “Why me?” and never see the enrichment of the experience.  Perhaps when we are old and grey we might reflect and see that it was a positive period in our lives.  Ripple Effect is here to support you … grasping it in the here and now and taking pleasure from everything and everyone you encounter.

With love and joy, enjoy

Claire x

Birthlight profile


  • Birthlight Birthing Lightly (Pre and postnatal Yoga) – Francoise Freedman
  • Birthlight Well Woman Yoga – Francoise Freedman
  • Birthlight Aqua Yoga – Francoise Freedman, Sally Lomas and Amanda Gawthrope
  • Birthlight tutor training – Francoise Freedman (mentor)
  • Cerrada – Mayella Almazan
  • Sacred Pregnancy facilitator – Level 2
  • Sacred Postpartum – Mother Roaster
  • “I am sisterhood” facilitator
  • Sacred Baby & Mother Blessing facilitator 
  • Born to Carry Peer Supported (Babywearing)
  • Rebozo Certified – Gena Kirby
  • Spinning Babies – Gail Tully
  • STA PEP Level 1
  • Childbirth preparation
  • Laughter Facilitator
  • Acupressure points facilitator – Debra Betts
  • Doula UK CPD – study days
  • Development Baby Massage – Peter Walker
  • What Mother’s Do – Naomi Stadlen – Study day
  • Rebozo & Closing of the Bones – Stacia Smales-Hill
  • Recognised Birth & Postnatal doula (Paramana with Dr Michel Odent & Lilliana Lammars)
  • Massage Practitioner (Therapeutic, Pregnancy & Postnatal) – London College of Massage
  • Qualified teacher specialising  in secondary PE & Mathematics (27 years since 1992) – University of Greenwich
  • Master of Arts in European Leisure Studies (Vrije University Brussels, Catholic University Tilburg, Loughborough University, Deusto University Bilbao) (1992-1993)