Group Information

Bridgend Education Support Tuition is a part of Bridgend Home Educating Community Registered Charity, Number:- 1164016

We meet on Tuesdays at Tondu Methodist Church, Tondu Bridgend.

We run from September to May/June and usually run all weeks between these dates except for two weeks over Christmas.

We have a play area with toys, books and games and a craft table for our younger families and children, and for the older children to join in if they wish between their GCSE classes.

You will need to stay on site with your child/ren (or within close proximity) while they attend the lessons they are enrolled in.

Parent volunteers are encouraged to run activities such as craft and story-telling for both children and other parents.

There is a parents area where you can chat, bring work or craft, and there is tea, coffee, a kitchen and free wifi available to use. There is also a quiet area if needed.

GCSE Tuition & Support (BEST)

We offer quality teaching from dedicated and fully qualified tutors, all of whom have achieved at least a BA/BSC (Hons) or MA/MS in the subjects they teach. All our tutors are all DBS checked and come with excellent references.

We place a great deal of emphasis on learning for pleasure and we want all of our students to benefit from exciting lessons which enthuse young people of all abilities and which take into account any specific educational needs.

Pupils are taught in small groups and tutors incorporate a variety of teaching methods into their lessons to ensure the learning outcomes of all students in the group are met.

It must be stressed that the tuition we offer is designed as a support and and not an alternative to additional education at home.

Although GCSE exams are primarily designed to be taught over a two-year period, our tutors have structured their courses to cover all topics in a year so that students can sit exams after one year if they wish.

Homework is given by the tutors to ensure all topics can be covered and understood.

When you and your child feel ready, and possibly at the recommendation of the tutor, you are able to apply for exams in the summer (May/June) or November (available for some subjects and resits).

BEST has a close relationship with Bridgend College and we therefore arrange for exams to be taken there.

We can also arrange for other exams not taught by BEST to be taken at Bridgend College.