A graduation day photo.

Norfolk Home Learning

        From small beginnings to great success

Help with English Language

Worried about your children's English?

Reading, writing, spelling, grammar and possibly speech can all cause headaches and sleepless nights.

As a globally-published author of fiction and literacy materials for children and teens I'm sometimes asked to give private lessons.

Key Stage 1

Youngsters like being taught by an author and often respond creatively! My picture book Fisherman Fred is the sort of thing that gets young children reading - and drawing and writing! After much experiment, Fred has found the best words for his sign - a lesson in careful use of language!

Key Stage 2

To keep pupils inspired though the junior years, there's my gruesome novella The Gibleteers, which I've often read as guest author in schools. I've also read it in quite a number of private homes in Sheringham, Cromer, Norwich and Broadland. However, most of my pupils come to my home near North Walsham, where I welcome all ages and stages for personal help with literature and literacy.

Here's part of The Gibleteeers' cover design.

Key Stages 3 and 4

I've also produced a range of lively materials for older pupils, much of it (as the picture shows) with boy appeal. (This is my nativity play The Travellers' Delight being acted in Australia.)

Boys and girls alike enjoy my oral and activity-based approach, tailored to their individual needs. This is true when I'm coaching high-flyers and also when I'm helping youngsters who've dropped behind. Remedial work really can put youngsters back on course!

Please click here for my publications & qualifications.

Tony D Triggs 

A page from Tony D Triggs's picture book 'Fisherman Fred'
A scene from 'The Gibleteers' by children's author Tony D Triggs
A scene from a play script by Tony D Triggs

Please feel free to get in touch

Yes, do get in touch but please bear in mind that my postbag is currently bursting because of seasonal blues and forthcoming assessments.

I always reply but prioritise families in Norwich, Yarmouth and north Norfolk.

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Thank you for contacting me. I'll reply as soon as I can.

Here's a tip to help youngsters with spelling:

Don't present them with 'bogey' pairs like 'there' and 'their.' That's ok for testing, not teaching.

Instead, look at pairs like 'here' and 'there' or families of words like ear, hear and heard.

The pictures in Fisherman Fred are byToni Goffe www.tonigoffe.com