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Maths and English tuition for children aged 6 to 16.
Qualified, experienced teachers.

Celebrating 10 years tutoring maths and English in Lisburn.

✓ English                               Reading
Comprehension                Spelling
Maths                                 Exam prep
GCSE Maths                      GCSE English
 11 +                                    Handwriting

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 Our qualified tutors have the experience and passion to help your child achieve their full potential.

On Target Tuition has been tutoring primary and secondary children in maths and English in our Lisburn tuition centre since 2007.  We provide professional tutoring by qualified, experienced teachers allowing parents to be confident that they are receiving help from a tutor with the skills to assess and adapt their teaching to your child's individual needs. On Target students quickly gain confidence and achieve their goals in the classroom.  There is no magic formula!  Just great teaching by an experienced tutor, in a friendly learning space.

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Qualified Teachers

A qualified teacher knows how to get the best out of your child.  Knowledge of the subject and experience in how to adapt the tutoring to your child's learning style is why it is important to make sure your child's tutor is a qualified, experienced teacher.  On Target only employs qualified teachers and not students or graduates. We use classroom assistants to support our learning but not to plan and teach your child.  You have the guarantee that your child's tutor is Access NI checked and fully insured.
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Friendly Learning

Your child should feel comfortable if you want to get the best out of tuition.  Our bright and modern centre provides a friendly and positive learning environment that students thrive in because it is set up with that purpose unlike tuition provided in the home. Your child is in a place where they can see other children enjoying learning and not in a room with one unfamiliar tutor. We find that even the most reluctant learners soon settle in and enjoy learning in this environment. Our tutors can work with up to 5 children on an individual basis and we find this is the ideal balance, allowing intensive teaching and fostering independence. 

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Targeted Support

Your child is taught by their tutor individually based on their own needs.  Our tailored tuition allows us to support children of all abilities whether they are falling behind at school, are looking for a confidence boost, are gifted students or have special educational needs. Our programmes are adaptable. If your child is struggling with an area taught in school that week, we can adapt our plans to help them. Our role as a tutor is to help your child feel comfortable in the classroom. Our programmes are designed to complement the NI Curriculum and are not a one size fits all solution. 
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Weekly Feedback

We provide detailed feedback after every lesson. We believe that continual communication with you, the parent, is vital to the success of your child’s tuition. We do not hold termly parent interviews but discuss your child’s progress each week so that you know exactly what the tutor is doing to help and what the next steps will be.

About On Target Tuition

On Target Tuition is owned and run by husband and wife team Martin and Clare Rimmer. 

We are both qualified teachers with over 20 years' experience between us.  We are lucky enough to be combining our love of teaching with running our own tutoring business and opened our tuition centre in Market Square, Lisburn in 2007.  We are excited to be celebrating 10 years tutoring children in maths and English in the Lisburn area.

Children come from all over the Lisburn and Greater Belfast area to attend our tuition centre.  Our teachers tutor children from: Lisburn, Dunmurry, Derriaghy, Lambeg, Antrim, Ballinderry, Maghaberry, Moira, Aghalee, Lurgan, Craigavon, Banbridge, Dromore, Dromara, Hillsborough, Saintfield, Carryduff, Crumlin, Ballynahinch and Annahilt.   We have even had students come to us from as far away as Castlewellan and North Belfast.  

The business has grown from Martin and Clare tutoring a handful of students a week to a bustling tuition centre, employing 11 tutors and tutoring over 150 children a week.

We are proud to say that over fifty percent of our students come from word of mouth referrals making us Lisburn's number one choice for parents when it comes to finding a tutor for their child.  Parents and children are most welcome to visit us and have a look around our centre.

What happens when you bring your child to On Target Tuition?

The first step to beginning your child's tuition journey is to bring them in for an informal assessment.  These take place on a Saturday afternoon and usually last between 30 to 45 minutes.


'Your tuition transformed him! He really enjoyed the sessions and found an appreciation for and understanding of English that I think will stay with him. His confidence soared as did his ability and we were delighted with his GCSE results, He would not have achieved his grades without you.'

           Mrs Mackinnon
             August 2016 

"My thanks to Martin for his enduring patience and persistence with our bright but lazy child.  Weekly tutoring has brought Sam up to the level we would like him to be at but could not achieve at home.  The right tutor can move mountains."

                 G Fulton
               June 2016

"Lara achieved a mark of 112!  She is delighted and we wanted to thank you so much for all the help she received.  Your calm and measured approach was just right for Lara and her progress particularly in maths was remarkable.  We are hopeful that she may obtain a place at Wallace." 

                   Feb 2016

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By Clare Rimmer 18 Aug, 2017

If you are one of the many GCSE  students dreading the arrival of the postman on exam results day , you are not alone! It doesn’t matter how hard you studied or didn’t study , that sick feeling that you get right down in the pit of your stomach is the normal reaction when it comes to exams. We have all seen the smiling, happy children on the 6 o’clock news, smugly opening their envelopes to find 7 A’s and 2 B’s shining back at them. With more and more focus on academic performance and more pressure on young people to achieve, 16 year olds could be forgiven for thinking a poor set of GCSEs is the end of the world as they know it. In these tough economic times students are being told that a good set of results is all the more important. It is no surprise that teenagers are left feeling ill at the thought of hearing their letter boxes opening!

By Clare Rimmer 22 Jul, 2017

The transition from Primary to Secondary school is one of the important milestones in every child’s life. It can often be a daunting time for children as they move from the safe, sheltered environment of the Primary classroom with one teacher to the much busier world of secondary education with multiple teachers, classrooms and homework to try to keep on top of. It is all too easy to let your child take a holiday from all things education for the whole summer. However, remember that the last few months of Primary 7 are often filled with less academic activities and it is especially important that the summer brain drain does not mean your child falls behind at the beginning of their first year.

So what can you do over the summer months to make sure your child is ready and able to cope with the realities of being a “Firsty”?

By Clare Rimmer 13 Jun, 2017

The answer really depends on your child's individual needs.  If you feel your child is a happy, confident learner and their P5 report card does not flag up any difficulties or gaps in their knowledge then you may just want to wait until they have settled into P6. Many parents choose to start seeking the help of a tutor after Christmas in the P6 year.  Some decide that the summer of the P5 year or the start of P6 is more appropriate.  If your child has gaps in their learning then really the answer is, the sooner the better!

Learning time is crucial as there are many new concepts which need to be introduced and your child needs time to digest these and fully understand them without any stress.

English skills need to be assessed and bad habits with punctuation and spelling need to be worked on. Understanding of figures of speech such as nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives needs to be thorough. Your child must be confident skimming and scanning questions and texts.

Problem solving methods need to be worked on in maths, which is the key to success for the Transfer Test. A solid foundation in times tables, decimals, fractions and percentages is required along side a good grasp of measure, shape and the use of statistics.

A year to prepare for the Transfer Test allows time to build in revision of concepts to consolidate understanding as well as the opportunity to be introduced to past paper questions. This helps build confidence by building on success and learning from mistakes.

The aim is to maintain a steady pace of progress which peaks as the first test approaches around the first week of November in the test year.

At On Target Tuition we have a lot of experience guiding children and supporting parents successfully through this process.   Our Centre Director, Martin has recently gone through the experience with his own daughter and knows the stresses and strains felt by parents and children going through the process.We begin with a free assessment from which we can pinpoint areas of weakness and tailor a programme of study designed to help them achieve their own personal targets as they move towards the test. Our lessons are 80 minutes long, which allows us to work on both English and Maths as well as past papers.   Our tuition involves extensive past paper practice in both the AQE and GL Assessment papers, which is vital to improve exam technique.

For more information or advice please call us at our Lisburn centre on 9267 5071.

By Clare Rimmer 13 Jun, 2017
Northern Ireland has the longest school summer holidays in the U.K. Eight long weeks to find alternative ways to entertain and stimulate their minds! But should we be catering for more than just their social life over the summer months? Children can lose on average two month’s worth of knowledge over the summer if their brains are not actively engaged in educational activities.
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