ABOUT Strive

Welcome to Strive private tutoring where young people can Strive to be their best. Our private tutoring sessions are delivered by highly qualified teachers to support children academically and build their confidence with learning.

Meet THE Team


MRS Platt

I have always valued education and have a love of learning. After completing my Music and Business studies degree at The University of Chester I went on to complete a PGCE at MMU to become a qualified teacher.


I enjoy teaching and every day is different when you are working with children, their energy and enthusiasm is infectious and to instil that same love of learning and inspire them to be their best and excel in their education is so rewarding. From 2009 until 2013 whilst teaching full time I studied at MMU to complete a master’s degree in teaching and learning, developing my own knowledge and understanding of how children learn and engaging them to achieve their potential.

After having children, I then trained in Baby Sensory and Toddler Sense, learning about how babies develop from inside the womb all the way to early years education.


I now run two successful Baby Sensory businesses across Manchester and our Toddler Sense Manchester business from our WOW Centre in Prestwich.


During the last 12 months of home schooling my children whilst they have been in and out of school, I have seen the effects the disruption has had on their learning. I know small group private tutoring will help so many children thrive and learn and so Strive Manchester Ltd was established.

MRS Gales

I have always been passionate about working with children and understanding how they develop and learn. After leaving university with a degree in Interior Design I began volunteering as a Girl Guiding Brownie leader. I loved seeing the enthusiasm and enjoyment the Brownies experienced during our sessions. 

This then led me to pursue a career in teaching, completing my PGCE in 2017. I have taught at primary school level for over 2 years, specialising in lower key stage 2. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching both the core and foundation subjects and am passionate about planning activities to spark the children’s imagination, offering engaging and practical experiences to further their enthusiasm for learning. 

I have also spent 6 months of my career teaching art and textiles at high school level. This experience has broadened my understanding of how children learn throughout their school years.  


Since having my own baby last year I knew I wanted a new career where I could balance my home life and work. I began the role of Baby Sensory class leader in January and have loved watching and understanding how the babies develop and grow.


When Becky suggested starting Strive I knew it was the perfect opportunity for me to further my teaching career in a small group setting where we can help all the children to Strive and achieve their potential. 



Our private small group tutoring sessions are £25 per hour paid weekly standing order in advance. Our sessions will cover the core curriculum focusing on Literacy, Mathematics, SPaG & Handwriting. Activities and work will be differentiated and personalised to support all children’s learning.   




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