My name is Amanda J Harrington, and I am a tutor and author of numerous books on literacy, as well as other non-fiction and fiction books for children.
I started Cumbria Tutor over 14 years ago, travelling from house to house in my trusty little car, visiting students in all weathers, negotiating floods on many an unlit bend, shaking snow from my lumpy boots. I made friends with (almost) all the dogs and (absolutely) all the cats; I was treated to cakes, biscuits, sandwiches and consumed endless, welcome cups of tea and coffee.
Later, I moved my tuition online and now see students from all around the world, from Hong Kong to India to ten minutes down the road! Somehow I still manage to meet the pets, often by accident, and students definitely get to meet mine...
As for my writing, I have created stories for as long as I can remember. I published my first book in 2012 and started teaching creative writing as well as using my own unique resources in lessons. I am the author of many educational and creative writing books for all ages, and I also write fiction and non-fiction for adults and children, including my popular set of books about life on the autistic spectrum.
I am a great believer in our studies being about far more than passing 'the test'. I home educated my own children and much of the enrichment work I created for them became the basis for the endless activities, worksheets, projects, tests and exams featured over the years in my books and my tuition.