English tuition tailored to the NI curriculum

GCSE, Transfer Test, Primary and Secondary

We offer help on the following topics: 

  • Reading
  • Phonics
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling
  • Creative Writing
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Essay Writing
  • Dyslexia Support
  • Transfer Test/GCSE

If your child is struggling with the basics in English our tutors are here to help.  At  On Target Tuition in Lisburn, our aim is for your child to have fun with reading and writing and give them the confidence they need to conquer English in the classroom.  We tutor children from age 6 to Year 12 as well as helping students with GCSEs and retakes in Year 13.  

Before the student begins tuition we carry out an assessment.  This enables us to put together a programme of work focusing on areas that are weaker, perhaps needing revision or simply needing taught again.  In addition, we are able to offer specific support for Transfer Test students and exam revision for CCEA exam boards.
Our English tuition is not a one size fits all study programme.  If your child is struggling with a particular aspect of literacy at school we can adapt their learning plan to tackle any difficulties. Our aim is always to make them feel comfortable in the classroom and ready to take on new concepts. 

Reading is the key to your child's success

GCSE English Tuition Lisburn
Reading is perhaps one of the essential skills of life, however, for many children learning to read is a difficult experience and one fraught with confusion, anxiety and distress for both the child and the parent.  
At On Target Tuition our tutors aim to put the fun back in the subject and build confidence in reading, writing, spelling and comprehension.  We use a multi-sensory approach to tutor reading with an emphasis on phonics and sight word recognition.  If your child has a diagnosis of dyslexia or you are worried that your child might have specific learning needs please see our Dyslexia information to find out how we can help.


‘I think coming to On Target has really helped me to focus better on comprehensions. My tables have improved and I have a better understanding of measure. Best of all, it has helped me to do my homework for school. My tutor is very friendly and I look forward to coming each week.’



February 2017 website

'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

Mrs Mackinnon

August 2016

"My daughter before attending On Target Tuition had very low self-esteem and confidence. She struggled with the basics. Since joining On Target she has flourished and grown in such a short period of time. She no longer 'guesses' or 'hestitates' in her reading or answering questions out loud in class and the difference in her school work is astonishing. Martin has filled my daughter with so much confidence she is now not afraid to script read or audition in drama class. His one on one support with both myself and my daughter is amazing.'



January 2015