The work of Educational Superstars has enhanced the lives of countless individuals and families. Here is what some of them have had to say:
"More has been accomplished in two hours with Educational Superstars than many hours with other professionals." Evening Gazette. Blackpool
"Thank you for all your support over the last 3 years. I have really appreciated it."
"Thank you very much for giving me your time and helping me with all my work. It’ll always be appreciated. Hope to keep in touch! Thank you."
J.B., Bolton
"Thank you so much for all that you have done. I have improved so much thanks to your support."
R.D., Blackpool
"We just wanted to say a big thank you for all you have done for our daughter. We feel that she has every chance of finally achieving that GCSE Maths at last."
P. & J.D., Blackpool
"Thank you for all the help."
"Mrs Walmsley was a fantastic tutor. She assessed our son before tutoring sessions began.Based on the assessment she devised a structured teaching plan and continuously informed us of progress. She pushed him gently and made him believe that he could do it.We are delighted that he received 3 grades above his expected English GCSE target grades,English Language A and English Literature A. Thank you so much for your dedicated and flexible support. Julie, Lytham St Annes."
"Having a private tutor to help me with my barrier(Dyscalculia),was the most beneficial way to gain a grade C in Maths.
At the start of my private tutoring, I described to her how the disability affects me when I'm learning maths at college.She listened and took notes for herself.
Mrs Walmsley has helped me to understand topics of maths, which I thought were tricky. If I was unsure of something, then Mrs Walmsley would break it down for me.Once she broke it down for me,she never forced me to go faster than I was comfortable with,but guided me through each topic, together we worked at an even pace.
Finally, after 10 months of private lessons,I finally gained a grade C in GCSE mathematics. I can now go on to university to become a Primary School Teacher."Rebecca, Blackpool.

kid on booksEducational Superstars caters for a wide range of ages and abilities.

We can begin teaching at four years of age and follow the school curriculum right through to 16. At this stage, post 16 courses in Further Education at college and can be taught, leading to support in Higher Education courses and Post Graduate Qualifications.
Adults may also benefit from Life Long Learning sessions for personal satisfaction and ESOL lessons to improve English skills for those whose English is not their first language. Adults in business and the workplace can also be catered for and advice can be given for specific situations.

From non-readers to post –graduates we provide exceptional teaching.

Tuition by Educational Superstars is tailored to the individual’s needs, following a base line assessment in the first session. Advice will then be given about the best way forward to accomplish the defined learning goals.
An Individual Education Plan will be developed and followed for the next twelve weeks. At this point a review of progress will be undertaken and new goals defined.
In addition, an informal review of progress will be given after each lesson and liaison with parents, teachers and other professional agencies may be undertaken if required.
Traditional methods of teaching are reinforced by multi-sensory techniques and creative activities to maximise learning and develop understanding.

Lessons for children are designed to be fun and to include a range of activities to appeal to their interests and abilities.

Techniques are employed to extend their levels of concentration and to move towards more independent learning.

Lessons for adults focus on the specific areas of learning that are challenging for them as individuals.

The learning programme is based on continuous attendance of three monthly blocks of teaching. Regular homework is given as required. The individuals who gain the most from the programme are those who actively engage in the lessons and homework on a regular basis.

Educational Superstars endeavours to do all that is necessary to make a positive difference to the individual’s life. We are committed to helping you and your family to live happy and fulfilled lives.

To this end a regular appointment time will be negotiated. If this needs to be changed we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs in a flexible way.
Please note we operate a 24 hours notice policy, which means that if less than 24 hours notice is given we will require full payment for the lesson, unless it can be arranged for an alternative time, if one is available
Tuition usually takes place at Educational Superstars. Occasionally we can travel to your home but this will incur additional fees for travelling costs which can be negotiated.

We can also offer extended teaching sessions to cover periods of home schooling due to illness and long term absence from school.

We cover the whole of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre, including Poulton-le –Fylde, Thornton, Cleveleys, St Annes-on-Sea and Lytham and beyond to Weeton, Preston, Longridge, Lancaster, Blackburn, Chorley, Darwin, Bolton, and Manchester.

Success comes in many forms and for a pupil or student to make progress in an area in which they previously struggled constitutes success. However to date our pupils and students have accumulated:


  • Thirteen scholarships to local independent schools,
  • Excellent GCSE results including A*’s,
  • Outstanding SAT’S results and Phonics test results,
  • Several first class honours degrees,
  • Numerous 2.1 degrees.
  • Two MA’s.
  • Two PGDE's.
  • Huge improvements in reading abilities.
  • Overcoming fear of maths.
  • Students who have previously never attained qualifications achieving certificates.
  • Success in IELTS for English as a Second Language.
  • Confidence in giving presentations and using Power point.
  • Improvements in handwriting.
  • Results for 2018 include 4 Grade 5' in English Language and three 2.1 Honours Degrees.

We have found that whatever the situation, language or culture, the ability to enable pupils and students to improve their communication skills and learning ability is a great gift. We intend to continue to develop this skill for the benefit of our clients so that they may reach a level of excellence that will lead to outstanding results and improve their lives.


We can undertake assessments for Specific Learning Difficulties, using recognised and approved standardised tests, which can be used to gain insight into support needs and special arrangements for examinations for any age and ability. These assessments provide valuable insight into the overall functioning of the individual and their potential for learning in specific areas of the curriculum. Parents, teachers and the individual will gain understanding about the reasons for underachievement and in some cases behavioural problems. Following an assessment, further referrals can be made through the NHS and advice can be given about entitlement to certain services in school and the community. Assessments can also be useful to gain reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

collage kidsOur head teacher, Fiona Julia Walmsley, is a highly qualified professional teacher and assessor, having the following qualifications:

  • BA(Hons)(UCW, Aberystwyth).
  • Certificate in Education(UCLAN).
  • PGCE in SpLD(Dyslexia) (University of Edinburgh).
  • CELTA(University of Cambridge.
  • Irlen Screener (Irlen Institute, California).
  • Initial Certificate in Christian Counselling(Kings Communication).
  • Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association.
  • APC.
  • Member of Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties.

She has experience teaching in a wide range of educational settings including schools, colleges and universities, the Armed Forces, British Aerospace, community projects, Home Schooling and business settings abroad. She has also undertaken the marking of GCSE papers in English and English Literature.

 We offer superb teaching programmes in the following areas:

  • English including reading, comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar, free writing and handwriting.
  • English Literature.
  • English as a Second Language.
  • Business English.
  • Maths.
  • Science.
  • Geography.
  • History.
  • IT.
  • RE.
  • Humanities.
  • The Arts.
  • Home Schooling in a range of subjects.
  • Touch typing .
  • Study Skills.
  • Assignment writing skills.
  • Proof reading skills.
  • Basic musical notation .
  • Support in the workplace
  • Academic support for any  degree subject .
  • Functional skills.
  • Family Literacy

In addition we offer holistic advice and treatment in the identification of

  • Irlen Syndrome
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Educational exercise
  • Life coaching, motivational skills and counselling


Useful links:

  • Patoss (Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties)

Here at Educational Superstars, we offer one-to-one study skills support aimed specifically at students of all ages with dyslexia to enhance and improve their ability in order that they may study more effectively and independently to ensure their success.

Whilst we understand and acknowledge that the experiences of every individual with dyslexia are very unique therefore our one-to-one study skills support is specifically tailored to meet the individual requirements of each student that we work with.

Here at Educational Superstars, we believe that one to one support involves a process of assisting students to understand their Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD’s) and how they may affect their understanding and ability to study effectively. We are trained to explore and provide strategies and solutions with students to help them develop their own study skills and techniques, Our overall aim is to provide students with life skills which can are transferable to the workplace and can be applied in their everyday lives and situations.

All student information is held in complete confidence in line with the Data Protection Act.

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Educational Superstars can assist you whatever your educational need by offering sound advice, wisdom and expertise.

Educational Superstars prides itself in providing outstanding private and personal tuition in the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde area including Poulton-le-Fylde, Lytham St Annes and Thornton Cleveleys.

Specialist assessment is available for children and adults who may have Dyslexia, Dyspraxia (DCD), ADHD, and Autism (ASD). In addition another specialism is teaching English as a Second Language (ESOL) for those who are speakers of another language. Outstanding teaching has achieved amazing results for pupils and students over twenty five years, across a range of ages and abilities.

Private and personal tuition is on an individual basis using tailor- made teaching strategies, a multi-sensory approach and specialist resources. Starting from early years learning of reading, writing, spelling and maths, Educational Superstars covers all SAT’s examinations for all abilities. Entrance Examinations for local Independent Schools including Kirkham Grammar, AKS (ARNOLDKEQMS), Rossall and Lancaster Grammar  which have successfully resulted in many scholarships being awarded.

 Amazing results have been achieved in GCSE’s, notably in English Literature and English Language, following close liaison with many local mainstream schools. Similarly, at university level, numerous students have attained 2:1 and 1st Class Honours degrees as well as PGDE’s for teaching, MA’s and PhD’s at Post Graduate Level at a range of universities in the North West.

In addition, Educational Superstars seeks to assist speakers of English as a Second Language to successfully pass their British Council IELTS Tests in speaking and listening, reading and writing.

Educational Superstars is also a member of PATOSS (Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties) and the British Dyslexia Association and carries out full assessments for Specific Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia (DCD) to assist in getting help and advice in schools, colleges, universities and in the work place. Assistance with unfair dismissal claims under the Disability Discrimination Act (2005) can also be given. Disabled Student Allowance Reports (DSA) are also undertaken on request, in addition to screening for Irlen Syndrome.

The mission of Educational Superstars is for pupils and students to improve their communication skills and learning abilities so that they may reach their full potential, by developing a level of excellence which will lead to outstanding results in their studies and improve their lives.

Home visits may be arranged to suit your individual requirements. Home schooling may also be arranged on request.

Address and contact

Educational Superstars - Love Learning: Achieve Outstanding Results, Enabling you to reach your full potential
3 Garden Close
United Kingdom
01253 760 758
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