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Hello.  My name is Lena Gooch and I am the founder of Abacus Tutoring Academy.  'From little acorns mighty oaks do grow' is an adage that is most apt when I consider the journey that I have taken as a teacher and tutor.
From my garage at home, nearly 30 years ago, I started tutoring children in science.  Soon maths and English were also being requested by parents who wanted their children tutored by me.

When the flow of traffic to my house became too much for my neighbours to bear, I took on classrooms at 2, Culley Court, Orton Southgate, Peterborough and Abacus Tutoring Academy was born! Indeed, in September 2016 we moved to 10, Culley Court as we needed many more classrooms to satisfy the growing demand for our services.

The Academy has gone from strength to strength over the past 20 years.  What has made us so successful?  I don't spend a lot of time considering this question as most of the time I'm too busy tutoring.  However, when pushed, I perceive that our success has sprung from tutors who are fully qualified in what they do, have experience in what they do and love making children successful at learning.  Our tutors can take into account the child's strengths, weaknesses and personality; these are the important indicators that are not so easily accounted for in a school environment, where class sizes are so huge in comparison. One- to -one or one-to-two / three teaching, means that the child feels valued, his/her self-esteem rises considerably and she/he can truly make progress. If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child's education then please feel free to contact me directly.  I am always happy to share the knowledge and experience that I have gained over the past 30 years.

Our primary tuition includes the following:

  • Key Stages 1 and 2
  • Primary classes for numeracy and literacy following the National Curriculum
  • Meeting the needs of above average children
  • Preparation for The King's School, 11+, private and public school entrance examinations
  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning
  • Science for secondary entrance exams
  • Providing continuity between primary and secondary schools

Qualified and experienced teachers

At Abacus Tutoring Academy, we have highly qualified and experienced teachers who have provided primary level tuition to hundreds of children during the last 20 years. Most children come to us for help with academic exams including maths, science and English. We offer our services to families throughout Peterborough and the surrounding area. Contact us to discuss your needs. 

Personal tuition in a wide range of subjects:


  • Maths
  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Double award science 

A/S and A level in:

  • Maths
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology 

Help in preparation for practical assessments

In addition to the above, we also help you in the preparation for practical assessments for both GCSE and A level sciences (e.g. ISA experiments). To help you to raise your grades, we provide Easter crammers and half term GCSE and A level lessons. Abacus Tutors offers tutoring to families throughout Peterborough and the surrounding area. Contact us to find out how we can help you. 

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Where to go

Abacus Tutors, Unit 2
Culley Court
Orton Southgate
Get directions to PE2 6WA

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