About Us

Open Minds was set-up with one goal: to create a passion for learning in children.

With a zeal to achieve more, students can reach their maximum potential in education, which studies show greatly improves their opportunities and success in later years.

Keeping this in mind, with a passion for teaching Maths, and 21 years of successful teaching experience behind her, our founder Vandana decided to launch her own tuition centre ‘Open Minds Tuition’ in Brentwood in 2014 to local acclaim and attention.

Based in Brentwood County High School, Open Minds offers after-school English and Maths private tuition for children age 5 to 16 (including 11+ Examinations and GCSEs) in Brentwood and the surrounding area, in small groups (upto 4 students) for optimal learning. The small groups mean that each student receives individual attention from the tutors and the tutoring is tailored to their needs.

Our team of tutors are all fully qualified, DBS checked and experienced. At Open Minds, we pride ourselves in our ability to create a passion for learning in our students allowing them to reach their maximum potential.

An initial assessment helps determine the level at which a child is currently working on, and a study plan is formed on how to improve the child’s learning. Every lesson is carefully planned and students are required to practice with challenging questions through a mixture of online and written activities all focussed around national curriculum. We also provide students complete and free access to online resources (worth upto £300) on their PC or ipad, tablets so they can continue and boost their learning at home. At the end of each session the teacher will chat with you about their progress and you have the opportunity to ask questions.

At Open Minds there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach as we recognize that every child is different and has their own learning style. Many children show improvement quickly, whilst some need more time to build their confidence. Whilst we cover all the topics in the National Curriculum, the level of work covered during our lessons is based on your child’s ability and rate of progress, not the school year they are in.

We have scoured the market to find the very best software and worksheets, which are not only interactive and fun, but are designed to challenge and motivate children. We are able to offer this breadth because, unlike some other tuition centres, we are not tied into a franchise and can choose the best tools and methods for your child.

Not all our students are struggling at school. Some students attend because they want an extra challenge, to improve their grades or to pass an entrance exam while some want to improve confidence.

Our results speak for themselves: all the students at Open Minds have made significant progress at school, resulting in improved class position, better SATs results, higher than predicted GCSE grades, improved confidence. One youngster made such great progress he was moved from set four in Maths to set one at school, while some of GCSE students exceeded their predicted grades.

Most of all, our students enjoy it and find the Open Minds tuition experience rewarding. Read just some of our testimonials.

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“I feel delighted to see my students understand the concepts and perform to the best of their abilities. One boy in his GCSEs said after his first lesson: “I can understand maths now.” To hear that was just fantastic.”
– Vandana Gupta (Founder of Open Minds) on the most rewarding aspect of tutoring