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, amandajharrington.co.uk.