Welcome from Sumantha McMahon

Here you will find
useful information about my teaching services.

English, Computer Science & Business Studies


More About Me

A qualified secondary school teacher with 14+ years of experience of one-to-one private tuition.

"Learning is about being shown where to look, not being told what to see."

That's my guiding principle.

I specialise in boosting confidence and motivation while targeting the development of specific skills.

My 6 years of classroom teaching coupled with my extensive private tuition experience enables me to fine-tune my approach to each student.

Learning should be enjoyable, not stressful.

My teaching experience.

  • 14+ yrs
  • 10 yrs
    Computer Science/ICT
  • 7 yrs
    Business Studies

My Professional Experience.

2004 - Present

Private Tutor

KS3 - GCSE English & Computer Science

As a Computer Science graduate, I was able to support students in this subject. However, having studied English at A-Level and with a keen interest, I started teaching it in 2004. It has since become my most in-demand subject.

2016 - Present

Various Companies

TAP Certified Adult Trainer

I spent 6 years working for companies including the Ministry of Justice, training adults as well as, leading training projects and departments. I currently work as a freelance trainer.

2012 - Present


Professional Content Writer & Copywriter

I write for various types of clients. My past work includes ghost writing books, academic courses and website content (including blog posts).

2011 - 2017

Various Schools

Secondary School Teacher

I taught at Esher C of E High School, Langley Grammar School and St. Paul's Catholic College. I eventually left the teaching profession because the immense workload led me to an unhealthy work-life balance. I'm a passionate teacher which is why I continue to teach privately.

Price List

Face to Face & Online Lessons

I am based in Weybridge, Surrey where I teach many of my students. I also teach via Skype, through video calling and screen sharing.

Key Stage 3

£30 per hour

I teach students in Years 7 - 9 tailored lessons in-line with their school curriculum.

If they wish, I can also start preparing them for their GCSE exams.


1 hour per week £40 per hr

2 hours per week £35 per hr

3 or more hours per week £30 per hr

GCSE Fast Track £210

The GCSE Fast Track is an intensive set of 6 lessons that focus on a specific skill or topic.

What People Say.

Sumantha is an excellent tutor. She provides well prepared and structured lessons which are clearly explained. She has also boosted my daughters confidence. We would highly recommend Sumantha to anyone looking for an experienced English tutor.

Sukhwant, 2019

I looked for an English tutor to help my son with 7 weeks to go before his English GCSEs. With 2 sessions a week with Sumantha, I have seen his confidence and motivation to work at his English dramatically increase. He is enthusiastic about his sessions with Sumantha and she is helping him to see that he can do it. Thank you Sumantha.

Sarah, 2018

Sumantha is extremely professional and very helpful, my daughter is finding the lessons very beneficial and I would recommend her highly.

Jayne, 2017

Free Learning

Articles and Videos

To help my students and those who prefer indpendent learning, I regularly publish free help material.

Articles and Guides

Click here to read useful information for both students and parents.

YouTube Videos

Here you will find videos aimed to help students understand topics, develop exam skills and revise material.


Let's Talk

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Address: Weybridge, Surrey (online lessons available)