About Knowledge Above Standard

Knowledge Above Standard has been helping children since 2006,  founded by Kas Varsani, who has over 25 years of teaching experience.  Being in the industry for over 15 years, we have seen the transformation of how private tuition has now become a money making scheme, rather than tutors having a passion for teaching.  This frustrating factor is one of the key reasons many students come to us with many gaps left in their learning.

Private tutors have never been more in demand than they are now, thus it is critical that you find the right high-quality tutor for your child.  It is vital that you find a tutor with whom your child can relate with comfortably in order to build effective communication skills.  With a background in Psychology and over 20 years of experience in tutoring, relating to children and having a unique insight has become second to nature for us.


We strongly believe that children need a solid foundation in education which can only be obtained from a structured and organised learning process and this is exactly what Knowledge Above Standard supplies. We highly recommend children to start as young as possible to encourage stability and develop progress that will enable them to succeed with any 11+ Exams that they may want to take.  As well as the above, children need to be aware of essential life skills such as motivation, organisation and time management.


We have also taught children with learning difficulties and our aim is to cater to each individual to their own full potential, helping them see beyond their immediate frustrations, enhancing self-confidence and self-belief and to provide them with the tools that they will require to succeed in 7+ exams, 11+ exams and beyond.


Although we believe that education should be fun, hence four in a group, our methods of teaching are very traditional.  Disciplinary and routine are key factors in our teaching, especially when it comes to homework.  Whilst it’s fundamental to focus on the child’s self-confidence, it is just as important to help them find education satisfying and rewarding, both of which from our experience can only be achieved by firm guidance.


Close collaboration with parents is another essential factor that all tutors should be able to offer.  Tuition is not just a relationship between the child and a tutor, it involves parents too.  Speaking to other parents, you will learn that we are always there to advise home learning tips, monitor progress and help with any administration for school applications.

Class Structure

Classes at Knowledge Above Standard will only ever be a maximum of four children in a group.  This is to ensure that each child will receive maximum individual attention, as well improving motivation and encourage learning through healthy competition, whilst also getting the personal attention that they deserve.

We feel that if the groups were any larger, it becomes difficult to give children the personal attention that they need.

Since 1998 we have only ever had four children in a group and we intend to continue this.  This has proven successful with enhancing and inspiring all of the above.


We believe homework is absolutely crucial in order to form a healthy routine in a child’s day to day life which enhances steady progress and avoids overloading a child with work nearing the exams.

We provide homework after every lesson, which should be completed without the help of parents, teaching children a key skill of independent learning.

Progress Reports

Knowledge Above Standard does not believe in setting dates for a progress report. A brief feedback will be given to parents after every lesson and if a detailed discussion is required, a meeting with your tutor will be available at any time and as many times as you wish throughout the year.

Class Timings

Term Times:

Monday - Friday





Bank Holidays

School Holidays:

Monday - Friday




4:00pm to 6:00pm

6:00pm to 8:00pm


9:00am to 11:00am

11:00am to 1:00pm






9:00am to 11:00am

11:00am to 1:00pm