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What Is MagiKats?

Below we explain how we help children to boost their skills, confidence and exam results in Maths and English.

  • We provide our expert help at weekly tuition workshops in Durham, Chester-le-Street and Lanchester.
  • Suitable for ages 4-16, children attend once a week and work with an experienced and trained tutor on topics appropriate to their age and ability.
  • Tutors use both traditional pen-and-paper and more creative games and activities.
  • We ensure that learning is always fun, memorable and above all effective.
  • A crucial part of MagiKats is the Homework Pack, in which the Principal devises a learning programme for each child, with children receiving an individual homework pack each week.
  • We offer two free trail workshops so that you and your child can see if MagiKats is right for you.
  • We have helped thousands of children to succeed – now let us help your child!

Why Choose MagiKats?

Below we explain why, for over two decades, so many parents in Durham have chosen to send their children to MagiKats.

  • We provide year-round workshops to help your child achieve their very best at school
  • We boost your child’s skills in the key areas of English and Maths
  • MagiKats helps to improve exam results, so that your child achieves more at school
  • Your child will feel more confident - and happier - with schoolwork
  • We help your child to enjoy learning more, with improved concentration
  • Your child will receive expert, tailored tuition each and every week
  • It is suitable for children who need some support or for those who want an extra challenge to push them further
  • We help to give your child the best possible chance to achieve their full potential


If you feel that MagiKats may be right for your child, we invite you to apply for two free trial workshops. To do this, simply complete the form below.

We will then contact you to explain more about how MagiKats works; discuss how it can help your child specifically and schedule your two free workshops at your nearest venue.

But Is MagiKats Just The Same As School?

No. In fact, our tuition is specifically intended to complement the school curriculum. The dedicated tuition allows children to grow in confidence and flourish to achieve their full potential.

It is suitable for children who need some support or for those who want an extra challenge to push them further.

Of course, the benefits of private tuition cannot be overstated. With MagiKats, each and every child will have a tailored learning programme, addressing their specific needs. This includes an individual homework pack (which is specific to every child).

What Do Parents & Students Say About MagiKats?

“She has done really well this week and is improving week by week. I’m very happy with the way she has picked up on spelling words out that she did not know, whereas before MagiKats she wouldn’t try” (Mother of MagiKats Student, aged 5)

“Thank you very much for helping me. I am nearly on the highest table at school” (MagiKats Student, aged 10)

“I would like to thank you and the team for all your help with her maths. It has been much appreciated and played no small part in her really good results” (Mother of MagiKats Student, aged 14)

Why Are You Offering Two Free Workshops?

We know from experience that the best way for parents to see if MagiKats is right for their child is to attend two trial workshops.

This way, the child and their family can see how MagiKats works first hand.

Generally students are tested at the first workshop so that we can provide a tailored learning programme, including homework packs.

If you wish to continue after the trial our fees are very affordable at just £62 per subject, representing excellent value for money.


Learn more about who we are and what we do at MagiKats, and how it can help your child.

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Learn more about the MagiKats programme, including weekly workshops and homework packs.

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Learn more about our Maths Workshops and the tangible benefits for your child.

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