I am now almost full and will only be able to offer tuition for a very limited number of slots. I may offer ad hoc lessons for students who can be flexible and are able to work well between the times we see each other.

online creative writing tuition for all ages

Creative Writing for enrichment, literacy, vocabulary, imaginative expression, aspiring writers and for 11+, 13+, GCSE and A Level.

My name is Amanda J Harrington, and I am The Creative Writing Tutor. I am also a published author of numerous books on creative writing, children's story books and other fiction and non-fiction.

I started my tutoring business almost 17 years ago, travelling from house to house in my trusty little car, visiting students in all weathers. I made friends with (almost) all the dogs and (absolutely) all the cats; I was treated to cakes, biscuits, sandwiches and consumed endless cups of tea and coffee.

Later, I moved my tuition online and now see students around the world, from Hong Kong to ten minutes down the road! Somehow, I still manage to meet the pets, often by accident - and students definitely get to meet mine.

As for my writing, I have created stories for as long as I can remember. I published my first children's book in 2012 and use my own unique resources in lessons, including mock GCSE papers and 11+ tasks. I am the author of educational and creative writing books for all ages, and I also write fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, including my popular set of books about life on the autistic spectrum.

I am a great believer in our studies being about far more than passing 'the test'. I home educated my own children and much of the enrichment work I created for them became the basis for the activities, worksheets, projects and revision methods featured over the years in my books and tuition.

This is a partner site to the English Literature Tutor, which focuses on my English Literature work, including for 11+ and GCSE. I also have a site devoted to my books and writing,

Society of tutors

I am a founding member of the Society of Tutors. We are a group of highly-experienced tutors who share a common goal to improve the quality of private tuition available to students in a very busy marketplace.

The Society is not an agency and exists to connect students from around the world with independent, high-quality education professionals.

story books & more

My story books for children are full of adventure and magic, rooted very strongly in how children think and behave, especially when the world turns out to be unexpectedly exciting. In my opinion, every child is a hero in their own way, and the characters in my books reflect this.


My literacy, creative writing and GCSE books for children and adults are based on years of tuition, workshops and groups. My books are available on Amazon and, as well as Kobo and other ebook stores.

I also write fiction and other non-fiction for adults and children. I will be releasing new books soon, including revision guides and activity books.


"Amanda is a fantastic tutor and her help enabled my daughter to obtain grade 5’s in both language and literature in her GCSEs today. Amanda suspected my daughter had a processing delay problem, something her school had failed to notice. Without Amanda’s help my daughter would not have passed these exams and we cannot thank her enough."

"S has enjoyed your sessions so much and really benefitted from them!"

"So helpful and really easy to get along with! Catered to my individual learning needs taking into consideration that I’m a kinaesthetic learner. Recommend to anyone who is looking for a tutor!"

"I cannot thank you enough for your help in achieving my grade. I am absolutely thrilled."

"Lovely tutor. Creates a very relaxed atmosphere for learning."

"Amanda tutored my son, with additional SEN. She was patient and adapted her approach to help him. He enjoyed their sessions together. Definitely recommend."

"Amanda, thank you so much for your support with J. He is very focused and head down on the home straight."

"T has really enjoyed his time with you and I was thrilled with some of the stuff he wrote under your guidance."

"Thanks so much for your help, superstar as always!"

Creative Writing Tuition

There is far more to a successful story than the perfect vocabulary or carefully-placed adjectives!

My Creative Writing tuition has something of the extraordinary about it. I specialise in helping students to harness their imaginations, whether for their own writing or to prepare for 11+, 13+, GCSE or A Level exams. My dual perspective, as both tutor and writer, means students not only learn how to write an accurate story, description, article, etc, they also explore how to bring their writing to life on the page. 

I have written many books on Creative Writing for all ages and abiltiies and have run classes and workshops for adults and children, including school workshops, home educating groups and adult classes.

Expert Tuition to boost your grade.

I have created a successful and ingenious study technique for helping students gain higher grades in their GCSE English Language and Literature. (More details on the Subjects page). Over the years I have helped numerous students fulfil their potential and increase their grades in the final exams. I cannot guarantee a particular grade, but I can help students make the most of their skills and achieve their best possible result.

English Language and Literature

I tutor English Language and Literature, including Poetry, for all ages up to A level. I also use poetry to help students improve their skills, adapting this depending on age and ability.

I tutor Functional Skills, IELTS, SATS, 11+ and 13+ and have a lot of experience with adult learners and returners.

prices, payment and availability

Given my experience and specialist knowledge, my rates are high, however I may offer a reduction in certain cirucmstances. All lessons are to be paid for in advance.

I have a few slots available in my regular weekly schedule but almost all my 'younger student' times are taken.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: I am now almost full and will only be able to offer tuition for a very limited number of slots. I may offer ad hoc lessons for students who can be flexible and are able to work well between the times we see each other.

creative Stuff!

I have a blog for news of my books, my life as a writer, poetry and free resources. There are lots of free Creative Writing and Literacy tasks and activities, including work for 11+, GCSE and A Level students. They all have a picture to help with the creativity, especially useful for visual learners.

I also have a blog on this site, under the Resources section, with  ideas and activities for Literacy and Creative Writing.


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