Fiona Cannings


I am passionate that every child should reach their full potential and that an individual’s achievements should be recognised and praised.  I believe in providing a caring, friendly environment where children can grow in confidence as they see themselves progressing in their learning. 

I teach across the primary age phase from ages 5-11 years, providing tuition for children who need to be challenged further and for those children who need extra support to keep up with the National Curriculum. I provide tutoring for the 11+ and Key Stage 1 & 2 SATs.

I am a qualified primary school teacher with over 10 years teaching experience, including 6 years SATs experience. I have worked in a range of London Schools, including Honeywell Infant School (Wandsworth) an outstanding Primary School, where I was also Maths Manager. I live in Lawford, Manningtree with my husband and two children.

I follow the National Curriculum, but your child is the starting point within that. Initial assessments are made and then an individual learning programme, tailored specifically to meet the needs of your child, will be set in place. As lessons progress, this is carefully monitored and then modified in accordance with progress made. I use a range of teaching techniques to take into account differing learning styles and to make lessons fun and engaging; children learn best when they are happy!

Good relationships with parents are key to enable your child to reach their highest potential; I give honest, friendly advice and feedback, regarding your child’s levels and their individual learning programme.


We are very pleased with the progress our nine year old son has made in the last year of dedicated educational support with Fiona Cannings Tutoring. Our objective has been to provide support for our son so that he will be prepared for taking the 11+ and Fiona has been excellent in providing this expert support. Fiona has taken care to assess our son’s current school progress and with her experience and knowledge of primary school teaching she has been able to identify any areas that need additional support before building on this foundation and moving through the curriculum and exercises that will help prepare our son. Importantly, Fiona is warm, friendly and creates actively engaging lessons – so much so that our son looks forward to his weekly meeting with Fiona.