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1st Class Teaching

Where little learners love to learn!

Est  2016

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1st Class teaching is a wonderful and unique private tuition and homeschooling service based in Epsom, with a purpose built classroom, offering 1-1 tuition and group sessions run by Mrs Dayna Sharp (BA Hons, 1st class, QTS)​.

At 1st Class Teaching, children not only improve academically but they gain a real love and passion for learning and build in confidence after each session.​

Find out how 1st Class Teaching can help your little one learn and thrive today!

• About me  •

Hello, my name is Dayna Sharp, Business owner at 1st Class Teaching.

I am a fun, energetic teacher, tutor and mummy to three wonderful children. I have been a primary school teacher for eleven years now, in both state and private schools, and I still have just as much passion in teaching as the day I started!


I have a fun approach to learning which is always delivered through rich play opportunities and interactive experiences. I thrive to provide an enjoyable, engaging and interactive way to learn which provides children with a real love and passion for learning. 

Each lesson is planned to meet the individual needs of the children and parents receive a detailed report about their child's learning. I pride myself on helping children gain confidence in my sessions.

Over the last few years I have helped children to pass entrance exams, fill in gaps in their learning but most importantly, gain confidence and learn to love learning. I have an enthusiastic approach to learning and make all of my lessons fun, interesting and interactive which makes children love coming here to learn.


Why choose 1stClass Teaching?


1:1 Sessions 

1:1 face to face sessions and homeschooling sessions are tailored to meet the individual needs of each child. Each week, parents receive a detailed report about how to support their child at home. 

1:1 Sessions 


Group Sessions 

Reduce the cost of tuition and join a wonderful fun, engaging group session. Group sessions help children to learn, have fun and grow in confidence. Parents also receive a detailed report about how to support their child at home. 


Little Learners 

Do you want to give your your little one the best start to school? Little Learner sessions are delivered through a play based approach to learning and cover the Early Years Foundation Stage. Children age 3+ welcome.


Holiday sessions

Don't want your little one to miss out on education through the school breaks?

Our fantastic and very popular holiday sessions run throughout the school holidays (incl. Each week has a different theme and all learning is delivered through play-based topic learning. Booking early is essential as they sell out extremely quickly. 


Love for learning 

Warm and invitin​g​

I have 2 infant school children who attend Dayna for weekly sessions. My son (year 2) started first and quickly settled into the groove and really loved attending the sessions which Dayna makes so much fun. When it was my daughter's turn she simply couldn't wait to get stuck in! I can't believe what an enormous difference it has made to both of them and has contributed hugely to increased confidence and love of learning. Dayna has a great grasp of the curriculum and seems to know just how much to stretch them so that they really consolidate the work they are doing. My son's handwriting was also very poor before and he actively avoided doing written work, and now it really is beautiful and he is praised for his neatness in school. Overall we couldn't be more pleased. The sessions are fun and jam-packed with learning. We also get a weekly written report which keeps us up to date with what they are doing and progress being made. 


Amazing teacher

Dayna is brilliant. My son is 6 years old and sees Dayna once a week and he counts down the days and absolutely adores her. From the first moment we met her she was warm and inviting and made my son feel so comfortable. I can see such an improvement in not only academically but more importantly in his confidence. I would 1000% recommend. 


Dayna is an amazing teacher, person and friend to my kids. Both my boys love her lessons and she communicates with parents via reports on a weekly basis. Her holiday camps are also anamazing place for the young learners. 


Perfect Tutor 

Refreshing and amazing

From the moment I started talking with Dayna I knew she was the perfect person to be tutoring my son.

She is currently tutoring him for English and helping with SATs for year 6.

She is so lovely & my son has never been so excited to learn.

Over the past few weeks we’ve found his homework more enjoyable as he is coming to understand things a lot easier with the help he has received.

I honestly can’t praise & thank Dayna enough, not only for her help but for putting the fun back into learning for him. :)


Top class Teacher

Dayna is an amazing tutor to my 8 year old son. Dayna's method of teaching is all fun and activity based, such a refreshing change from online learning or typical classroom based teaching. Dayna provides an in depth report after each session which is fantastic and something I have not seen with any other tutors before. I would highly recommend Dayna, thanks Dayna.


Dayna is most definitely a 1st class teacher! I never dreamt that my grandson would ever look forward to additional tuition. Professional, friendly and engaging. My grandson has not only grown in confidence but has also embraced learning. A top class service!


Caring and patient

Fun with helpful feedback

Dayna was a wonderful tutor to my 7 year old son; caring, patient and a great listener, my son’s confidence with his school work has grown massively as a result of working with Dayna.

The results my son got for his SATS was greater than expected due to the intensive learning courses provided by Dayna.

I would not hesitate in recommending Dayna.


1st class service

Dayna is fantastic with our daughter (aged 6) who has been struggling at school with maths and literacy. She has clear learning objectives for each session and the activities are engaging, fun and practical which suits our daughter’s needs. Dayna always sends us detailed emails each week letting us know what has been covered with a lot of helpful feedback. My daughter loves her and can’t wait to go each week! I would highly recommend.


I would highly recommend Dayna. My son really loves attending every session and has great fun, has made huge progress along with a huge boost in confidence. The communication and feedback we receive is very detailed. We are very happy we found 1st Class Teaching, really is 1st class!


fun and energetic

Dayna is fantastic, warm and energetic. She sneaks fun into learning. As a qualified teacher myself, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.


Engaging and high quality 

Outstanding homeschooling teacher

Dayna has recently started tutoring my two sons and we couldn’t be any happier. Both boys look forward to their lesson each week, and I receive a detailed report at the end of each session explaining what has been covered and their progress. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dayna to anyone looking for an engaging and high quality tutor.

Dayna is by far the best! my daughter suffers with separation anxiety and was so far behind with her learning. Dayna quickly made her feel so comfortable and settled. Bonnie is like a new child! she is shining with confidence, excited fir her next session with Dayna, in fact she counts down the days to see Dayna again. She also loves cuddles with the bunny Elsa. Bonnie has learnt so much since seeing Dayna and I can't recommend her enough. She's outstanding. i would highly recommend. 


Lovely person

My son has been going to Dayna's for a year now and absolutely loves it. He is definitely more confident about learning and the sessions are so much fun. I 100% recommend Dayna, she is so professional and so lovely on top of that!

Thank you so much Dayna.


fun and encouraging


Wonderful Tutor

Dayna is fantastic, she immediately won my son over, she engaged him with fun activities. She is very encouraging and keeps activities short and fun. It’s easy to see the benefits immediately. Would definitely recommend her if you are considering getting a tutor.



Exceptional tutor

Dayna has been an exceptional tutor for my son in both English and maths. Not only has she helped him improve, but her patience and understanding have been invaluable in building his confidence. Highly recommend!


My daughter absolutely loves going to her tutor sessions. We had tried a number of other tutors before meeting Dayna, my daughters reaction after her first session was 'when can I go back?'. The sessions are full of content but taught in fun and interesting ways. After each session we get a detailed overview of what was covered, the areas that went well and the areas that were worked on. The timing of the topics covered are closely aligned to those taught at school which then gives my daughter more confidence in class. I highly recommend Dayna, her teaching background together with her kind and gentle nature makes for a safe and fun environment for learning.


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Find out how 1st Class Teaching can make a difference today.  



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