I am Amanda J Harrington, a professional tutor of many years and a published writer of fiction and non-fiction.

My English Literature tuition brings together my own love of literature, my experience tutoring students of all ages and abilities, methods I have developed and refined with hundreds of students and a continued focus on educational enrichment.

I help students to look deeply into English Literature  without ever losing sight of the fact that books, stories, plays and poems are written for an audience, first and foremost. This overview means that however much we pick apart a text, we must also remember  to consider it as one piece, just as it was presented to the world by the original writer.

My English Literature tuition is for all ages, but because of how often my students are working towards GCSE or 11+, I have focused more on these on the Tuition page. Please do get in touch if you would like information on my enrichment work, rather than studying for tests or exams.

This is a partner site to The Creative Writing Tutor, which specifically showcases my creative writing  for all ages, including more information about my specialist 11+ tuition.

My books...

My books are available on Amazon, Lulu.com and in ebook form across the Kindle, Kobo and similar devices. Here is my Amazon page where you can find them clustering together. And here is my Lulu page, in case you prefer not to use Amazon.

Waiting List & Fees

I have now opened a waiting list as I am only taking on new students when a slot becomes available or when my writing work is not as time-consuming. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about my tuition and would be interested in any free slots.

Given my experience and specialist knowledge, my fees are high. I may offer a reduction in certain circumstances. All lessons are paid for monthly in advance.


"Amanda is a fantastic tutor and her help enabled my daughter to obtain grade 5’s in both language and literature in her GCSEs today. Amanda suspected my daughter had a processing delay problem, something her school had failed to notice. Without Amanda’s help my daughter would not have passed these exams and we cannot thank her enough"

"So helpful and really easy to get along with! Catered to my individual learning needs taking into consideration that I’m a kinaesthetic learner. Recommend to anyone who is looking for a tutor!"

"Lovely tutor. Creates a very relaxed atmosphere for learning."

"Amanda tutored my son, with additional SEN. She was patient and adapted her approach to help him. He enjoyed their sessions together. Definitely recommend."