The Write Target

Welcome to my website. I am a writer and teacher. Thank you for looking, Nina

Nina MacPherson BSc PGCE MEd MA

Writer and Tutor


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Nina has a skill for explaining things in a way children understand - with kindness and insight into how a child learns and processes. Poppy enjoys going to Nina and has learned a tremendous amount in a very short time, giving her the confidence she needs to do well - obviously yummy biscuits help !

Esther and Poppy

My lessons with Nina are very good, if I need help she helps straight away.  I feel as though I have improved in English and Nina is very encouraging.  I like going, she's a lovely teacher.

Noah (10)

I enjoy going to Nina. I always used to feel down at school during maths but Nina makes it fun and is helping me to work it out.  She is kind and helpful and is very generous with biscuits! Thank you Nina for all your wonderful help.

Chloe (8)

Both my children attend a session a week with Nina for English and maths.They enjoy going and always come out happy.  Nina has helped Noah build his confidence in English; his spelling and written work have improved. He finds work at school easier all round and I'm sure this is down to Nina's hard work and help. Chloe has always struggled with maths and school doesn't seem to support her.  Since going to Nina her times tables have improved and she has more confidence.  I'm sure she will continue to improve with Nina’s help. I can highly recommend Nina for any child struggling with maths or English. We are very glad we've found her and give heartfelt thanks for all her hard work preparing lessons, being flexible and generally being very accommodating.


Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for all your help and dedication over the last few years. It has been so much appreciated.  Great news is that Daisy has passed the entrance exam to Prior Park and also won the drama scholarship so she (and we) are thrilled

Justine and Daisy

My girls came back after just one session with Nina, positive and enthusiastic. She explains things in a way they understand - more clearly than at school. She also makes the experience fun and invigorating eg outlining their election manifesto to each other as part of speech writing.  We found Nina in time for prep for common entrance exam & year 6 entry to senior school. She is also flexible when I'm busy. Couldn't recommend her highly enough.

Justine, Tabitha (12) & Clemmie (10)

We're thrilled Nina agreed to continue on our reading team. Her conscientious, insightful approach has ensured we maintain our high standard in selecting wonderful stories for our long list.

Jane, Bath Short Story Award 2015

With Nina - in one hour - Freddie's read two books, done some maths and paragraph work, spellings, some work on the ipad and he comes out smiling and happy.  Nina is kind, listens and knows her stuff. We would just like to say thank you for all your amazing help with Freddie.


It was a pleasure to teach psychology A level alongside Nina for ten years.

She has always striven to go the extra mile for each and every student. Her considerable knowledge gained from working as an AQA examiner proved invaluable.

Ian, Head of Psychology and Head of Student Centre, Patchway CC

Nina helped me a lot with all my subjects - especially English comprehension. She really helped me do well in my SATS.

Lily, age 11

My son and daughter both enjoyed their lessons with Nina, and didn't see the time as 'extra tuition' -  she helped to boost their confidence and greatly improved their English and maths ability.

I really enjoy coming here. Nina always explains it so you can understand easily.

Zeb, age 11

Not only were Nina’s lessons really helpful, but Tamsin enjoyed them!  Nina has genuine empathy with young people, and a manner that Tamsin responded to really well.  She is calm & kind & didn't "talk down" to Tamsin but treated her like an intelligent individual.  This style brought out the best in my daughter & enabled her to get the most out of the lessons. If only all teachers could be like Nina - this is how education should be! 

Emma and Daughter Tamsin (aged 11).

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