About Me

Hello, my name is Barbara and I offer English tuition to students of all ages from Pre-School all the way to University and Adult level. I am extremely passionate about teaching English in a way that is fun, accessible and inspirational.

I have been a private tutor for six years, and prior to this I taught in schools and I also had a three year stint working as a journalist for the Financial Times newspaper.

I have worked with hundreds of students in London of all age-groups - from young students in Nursery, to students in Primary and Secondary School, Sixth Form and University. I have also helped mature students who are studying English as a second language to further their careers in London. I am extremely proud to say that over 90% of my students have achieved pass rates ranging from A* - C (Level 9 - 6 in the GCSE syllabus), and they walk away with renewed confidence in their English skills!


I studied my First Degree in English and Politics at the University of Nottingham, and I completed my Masters and PGCE (teacher training) in King's College, London.

Tuition Services

I usually provide all the material students need to work from and revise for their lessons and I ensure that the workbooks and revision plans I create for my students are tailored to meet their specific needs and areas of weakness. The age groups I tutor are:

  • Young students in Pre-School and Nursery

  • Students in Primary and Secondary School

  • A Level students in Sixth Form and College

  • University Students

  • Mature Students studying English to pass IELTS exams or further their careers in London

I am extremely proud to say that over 90% of my students have achieved high pass rates ranging from A* - C (Level 9 - 6 in the GCSE syllabus), and they walk away with renewed confidence in their English skills!

Interested in working with me? Below are the range of teaching services that I provide:

  • One-to-one tuition

  • Adult learners

  • Corporate Training

  • In school and academy group lessons

Read more about the services I offer here: https://www.barbaranjau.com/tuition/.

Price and rates:

I offer both in-person tuition as well as online Skype lessons:

  • In person tuition: £100 per hour

  • Online tuition: £80 per hour

Interested in booking a lesson? Call me on 074 118 54543 or email me: barbara.njau@gmail.com.

Parent and student testimonials

Our seventeen year old daughter Sheila wanted help with her A Level English literature as she had gotten disappointing exam results in her mocks. I am so glad we found Barbara to help. She had a really solid understanding of all the texts Sheila was studying, and she was able to communicate very enthusiastically which made Sheila even more engaged. In the course of the year she helped Sheila go from a D predicted grade to a B, which is simply amazing as this is what Sheila needed to get into her first choice university. We are all really grateful!
— Sasha S.
My son has a learning disability and I needed someone who was patient and experienced in dealing with children with complex learning needs. My son is now 16 years old and Barbara has been tutoring him for three years. I really appreciate how patient and helpful she is.
— Josh M.
Barbara tutored my daughter in Year 11 in preparation for her upcoming English GCSE exams. She was always friendly, organised, punctual and very courteous. She helped my daughter get that extra confidence she needed and gave her many useful tips and hints to help her get top grades in her exams. I have recommended Barbara to a couple of my daughter’s classmates and they are very happy with her as well. I would not hesitate to use Barbara’s services again should the occasion arise and I will continue to recommend her to anyone who asks about English tuition.
— Rana N.
Barbara is an amazing and lovely tutor - she always puts in so much effort into making tutoring sessions enjoyable and she is extremely helpful with giving constructive criticism. I highly recommend her.
— Christophe N.

Read more reviews past parents and students have to stated about working with me as a tutor on my Yell.com page here.