Next Steps Tutors

Taking Strides in Learning


Our Story

Meet Liz and Sarah. Both teachers. Both passionate about learning. Both ready to make online tuition fun and engaging.

When we set up Next Steps Tutors, we had a vision of how education should be: friendly, appropriately paced and there to deliver confidence AND results. We want to give your child a voice where they can tell us their learning needs. We want your child to question us and to feel challenged. We want your child to grow in confidence and reach their goals.

And when your child outgrows us and they hop, skip and jump on their own? Well, they’ll have the next steps in lifelong learning and you’ll have a child who thrives.

Expert Maths Tutor Sarah

Meet Sarah

One half of Next Steps Tutors and a primary school teacher of 18 years. 

Sarah’s taught over 800 students and has been online teaching for a year. She’s the techy one at Next Steps with a passion for coding, creative writing and non-verbal reasoning. Sarah’s mentored student teachers and Newly Qualified Teachers and has been the school lead for ICT & Computing. She trains other teachers to tutor online too and is a weekly host with the Qualified Tutor Business of Tutoring Hub. 

Of course, Sarah’s not always teaching! When she’s not, you’ll probably find her swimming or paddle-boarding around North Devon beauty spots.

Meet Liz

Liz started her teaching career in 2003. She’s taught most primary year groups, but mainly Key Stage 2 and in particular, Year 6. 

Liz was designated a Specialist Leader of Education for maths and leadership of the curriculum. In addition, Liz has been a Lead Maths Teacher, a Leading Science Professional and an Assistant Head Teacher in two schools. 

Liz enjoys teaching all primary subjects and thinks the best thing about teaching is seeing children having that ‘lightbulb moment’ of understanding. In her spare time, Liz likes painting and walking. She regularly spends holidays hiking in the Alps trying to overcome her fear of heights!

Expert English Tutor Liz Fancourt

We’re committed to keeping your child safe online.

Liz, Sarah and all our tutors have:

A DBS check. Qualified Teacher Status. Safeguarding training. Tutors’ Association Membership. SEND training. Mental Health & Wellbeing training. Online Safety training.

Small Group

Friendly & approachable
Same tutor each lesson

Qualified, experienced,
DBS checked teachers

Curriculum Based
Guided Pathways


Confident children approach new ideas with a sense of discovery and adventure.


Resilient children keep going when they hit a problem.            They look for alternative solutions.


Children who find a purpose in their learning work towards an outcome and pace their learning.

Experienced tutors

We are Liz and Sarah, two educators with over 36 years of experience. We support children in developing confidence and achieving their life goals.

Child centered learning

  • Model skills in small groups
  • Give space to deepen understanding
  • Allow time to practice in a supportive environment

Online tuition packages

We’ve created guided pathways and flexible modules, tailored to suit your child’s goals.

All Pathways

All Pathways