Looking for a fun way to boost your child's creative writing skills online or in Steyning, Shoreham & Henfield?

What Can You Expect?

🌞 Poetry & story-writing

🌞 For 8-12 year olds

🌞 For struggling writers

 âœ… 1:1 lessons right from your living room!

Ryan's Unique Approach

🌟 Fun and Interactive Lessons

My lessons aren't like school! We'll play ball games and literacy-based escape rooms to get the heart pumping and make the learning stick.

🌟 Celebrating Creativity

Your child will love entering creative writing competitions, where they can show off their talents and boost their confidence.

🌟 Making the Curriculum Exciting

It's the curriculum but with a creative twist... You won't want to miss our rapping lessons to revise for the Year 6 SATs!

🌟 Tailored to their Passions

Each lesson is built around topics your child loves. The hardest part is getting them to put their pencil down at the end!

This cracked me up! One of my students opened the thesaurus to this page, sneezed loudly, and said, "It's my hay fever!" Have you ever met someone with hay fever so intense they sneeze just looking at a picture of a flower? 🤣

This is absolutely amazing! J. put so much effort into his story, and it paid off—we sent it to the Young Writers competition, and the judges loved it! I can't wait to read his story in their anthology 🥳

What Makes Me Tick? ✓

As a teaching assistant, picking up my jaw from the floor was always a delightful part of helping kids to write.

Unfortunately, with creativity being squeezed out of the curriculum, one in three children are not gaining the writing skills they need for secondary school and beyond*. 😱

That's where I come in! Bundling up my degree in English and passion for storytelling, I'm here to help children become confident and skilled writers (with lots of fun along the way!)

Ryan Cannell (that's me!)
Ryan Cannell (that's me!)

*National Literacy Trust, June 2024

Would you like a friendly chat about tutoring?

Rich, Storrington

Year 3 AND Year 4


"Our son's confidence in his English ability was improved by working with Ryan, who helped him to enjoy his work. Thank you Ryan!"

Lucy, Shoreham

Year 4 TO Year 6


"Ryan is a great support to my 9 year old son. He keeps him entertained and engaged and comes up with different spelling games which my son loves!"

Claire, Online

Year 4 AND Year 5


"Ryan has been an absolute saviour. He is polite, punctual and has an ability to hold Josh's attention throughout sessions.

His sessions are always fun, interesting and informative. We would recommend Ryan to anyone wanting to help improve their child's learning."

Lala, Online

Year 6 (SATs)


"Ryan has been a brilliant tutor for my 11 year old son. His lessons are fun and very interactive.

Before working with Ryan, he didn't like writing and couldn't express his thoughts on paper well.

Now he enjoys writing stories and I enjoy reading them. Thank you Ryan!"

Ready to transform your child's writing skills?

I'd love to have a chat with you about it!