Maths Tutoring Services


Hello I’m Penny Chivers!

I have been teaching and mentoring home educated children for over 16 years and have extensive experience teaching pupils for GCSE/IGCSE exams along with assisting a whole range of children to learn to appreciate and understand numbers.

How can I help you?

I run a series of courses aimed at home educated children.  All the classes are live and taken by myself.  The courses follow the school year and cover all the topics on the KS3 and KS4 syllabuses.

My aim is to provide maths education in a fun environment, encouraging the children to contribute and participate in class rather than just watching a lecture or video on how a topic can be done.

I provide a full syllabus for each term, along with weekly handouts, homework and answer sheets, and half termly tests.  The class sizes are small so that I can maintain a sense of personal attention, each member of class is an individual and I try to keep up with individual progression.


NEW for 2023-2024 I am offering a 10% discount for any additional sibling joining a course within any academic year.  Please contact me for full details.
Penny Chivers Maths Tutor


Join my Courses

Do you want your Home Educated child to join an interactive small class? Whether you are looking for tuition for a gifted student or a student who finds simple maths tasks a challenge, I can help.

Society of Tutors

I am a Founder member of The Society of Tutors, an elite group of highly experienced and professional tutors.
The Society of Tutors connects elite education professionals with students from around the world. Tutors within the group share a common vision of excellence and enrichment in education. Each tutor’s depth of knowledge is combined with techniques created and developed over many years in their specialist fields, ensuring a peerless learning experience for every student.


What I Offer

IGCSE Courses

The 2 year IGCSE and 1-year higher IGCSE courses aim to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE Syllabus A summer exam series.

Online1 Year IGCSE Higher Level Maths

Online 2 Year IGCSE Higher Level Maths

Key Stage 3 Courses

These courses aim to prepare students to progress onto the IGCSE courses. Both courses run for the full academic year. The classes are live.

KS3 Foundation Course

KS3 Higher Course

Private Tutoring

These courses are live one to one sessions providing maths tuition for home educated children. I tutor all standards.

Specific areas covered

Working directly with students

Building pupils’ understanding

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Learning Made Easy!


After years of working with students and past papers, I know how to fully prepare students for answering exam questions and how to master exam technique.

Whether your child requires some extra tuition or if they are making preparations for GCSE, I can help. I have a wealth of experience in preparing children for exams, primarily the Edexcel IGCSE which is favoured by many in the HE community. 

All classes are small and personable, and are totally designed, run, and taught by myself, making for a very personal experience.  The majority of students really enjoy the class setting, they find the encouraged interaction boosts the learning experience.


Enquire About Courses



We are really happy to recommend Penny as a maths tutor, we are delighted with Penny’s lesson structure and our son’s progress over the last 18 months. Penny’s friendly teaching style and the live lessons each week have really suited our son. We have liked that lessons are recorded, as this is really helpful to replay when some homework has flagged up something he was unsure of. This access to re-watch the teaching again has boosted his confidence in doing the homework, knowing he can re-watch the lesson if he needs be. We feel thankful to have discovered Penny and confident that we have a great tutor for IGCSE and will be starting our younger son with her too soon.  

Zoe Blackwell


Our son has noticeably benefited from Penny’s calm style of teaching. She has a very clear way of explaining maths concepts, a friendly and gentle delivery which has put our son at ease in using online lessons, and this is all backed up with relevant weekly homework which reinforce the lessons perfectly. We have seen our son make considerable progress in aspects which had been previously defeating him, such as algebra. Penny is able to teach according to the specific way our son understands and interprets things which is ideal.

Zoe Burrows


Penny came recommended to us through our local Home Ed network and as a result, my son spent 2 years studying online with her for his iGCSE Maths. Her approach and teaching methods were very personable and she had just the right balance of seriousness and fun to make the lessons both enjoyable and productive. When Covid-19 hit, Penny went over and above to help get my son submitted to the exam board for grading. I’d highly recommend Penny to anyone looking for online maths tutoring.

Shelley Kingston

Home Ed Parent