A Dorset-based English teacher to your home or online

Our English Tutors in Dorset are all fully-qualified teachers, who also offer their skills as high-quality home tutors. All are subject-specialists, professional, reliable, and are up-to-date with Examination Boards and the current demands of a changing curriculum. Lessons are taught at your home or online and are scheduled at your convenience; whether weekdays, evenings or weekends.

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Many parents get frustrated by poor quality, unqualified tutors. That’s why all 18,000+ of our UK tutors are qualified schoolteachers – so you know they are trained to teach children, safe, and experienced at teaching the latest curriculum at a high-quality.

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You don’t need to scroll through pages of irrelevant and often unavailable tutors with our service. Just fill in our simple form or have a quick phone call and, within 24 hours, we will send you a shortlist of available, suitable teachers in your area.

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You can be safe in the knowledge that if you are unhappy with your first lesson (this is rare, but we understand that sometimes the fit isn’t quite right), we will not charge you for the lesson, and we will look to find you another high-quality teacher.

Just a few of our English teachers in Dorset

Miss Abigail C

Qualified and experienced Head of English, teaching Literature and Language, with 8 years of experience teaching in local state and Independent Schools. I currently teach English from Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, A level and IB following the AQA for GCSE and OCR for A-Level. However, I have previously taught all the major Exam Boards. I am also a GCSE English Language AQA Examiner and have carried out this role for 5+ years, so I am incredibly familiar with the new GCSE specifications and requirements. I can also provide support for GCSE resits and literacy skills for adult learners. PGCE Secondary English, Plymouth University (2012). BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing, Plymouth University (2011).

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, English Language, English Literature
Qualifications:
MED Educational Leadership and Management (2018) PGCE Plymouth University Secondary English (2012) BA (Hons) English Literature and Creative Writing (2011)

Mrs Marion B

Qualified and experienced SEN, English and Maths Teacher, currently a Specialist English Support Tutor at The Gryphon School, as well as offering specialist Learning Support Home Tuition. Extensive SEN experience; a pro-active approach to CPD, alongside interest and enthusiasm has ensured that she remains up to date in the field of Special Educational Needs. Assesses students for exam access arrangements. Also teaches English and Maths from Prep and Key Stage 3, through to GCSE and IGCSE, as well as Functional Skills for adult learners. ELSA Emotional Literacy level 4, Dorset County Council (2018). PAPAA IQ Level 7 (2016). SpLD Diploma, OCR Level 5 SENS Dorset County Council (2015).

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, Maths, English Language, English Literature
Qualifications:
QTLS Institute for Learning (2012). PGCE Exeter University (2009). BA (Hons) English and History, Bournemouth and Exeter University (2006).

Mrs Laura S

I'm an experienced and qualified English teacher at a leading prep school with decades of experience in building students' confidence to gain scholarships and pass Common Entrance through proven tried and tested methods and exam materials. I specialise in helping students gain good GCSE results and in coaching for Common Entrance/scholarship exams. I specialise in teaching children who struggle with creative writing (especially under exam conditions) and I have developed my own teaching methods which inspire even the most reluctant child to learn. Most of my students find themselves top of their class in a short time and almost all get top grades or a scholarship to their chosen schools.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, 13+, Common Entrance, School Entrance Exams, English Language, English Literature, 11+
Qualifications:
PGCE, University of Roehampton (2008). MA English Language and Literature, Oxford University (2000). BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, Oxford University (1999).

Miss Janet R

I am a highly experienced Primary teacher who has worked across the Primary age range and curriculum. I am particularly passionate about English, Maths and STEM subjects; I love to ask questions and find out more. I have a lot of SEN experience particularly with ASD and dyslexia and love to help each child fulfill their potential.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, Maths, English, Computer Science, French, IT Skills, SATs, Study Skills
Qualifications:
PGCE (QTS) University of Worcester (2006). BA (Hons) Drama and Educational Studies, University of Hull (1993). STEM Facillitator (2019)

Mrs Jane F

I have recently retired from full-time Primary teaching after a long enjoyable career. For the last ten years, I was Head of History and SENCO at the Cathedral School in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Speciality in Key Stage 2 Maths and English. I have extensive experience with teaching Special Needs children, including those with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. I love one to one tuition.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, English, Maths, History, SATs
Qualifications:
City & Guilds, Certificate in Teaching Basic Skills (2002). Advanced Diploma in Special Needs Education, Open University (1990). PGCE Primary, St. Johns College York (1972). BSc Reading University (1972).

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How are Dorset schools performing?

We connect you to the best teachers who work across several of the best primary and secondary schools in Dorset (some detailed below). This means we can reliably provide you with a local and experienced tutor that fits your needs.

Dorset primary school performance:

The Dorset area has 173 primary schools (one of the top being St Ives Primary & Nursery School with 19% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“St Ives is an outstanding school in all aspects of its work. This is the result of excellent leadership and management and the high quality provision, which ensure that pupils do especially well in both their academic and personal development.”

The Dorset local authority has an average of 61% of students meeting the expected standards in reading, writing, and maths at primary school age (vs England's average of 65%). And has an average of 10% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Dorset secondary school performance:

The Dorset area has 65 secondary schools (one of the top being Ferndown Upper School with 39% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“The quality of teaching, learning and assessment has improved considerably since the previous inspection. Improvements in teaching across a wide range of subjects are securing higher achievement and helping pupils to learn well.”

The Dorset local authority has an average of 41% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 95% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Dorset Ofsted ratings:

61% of Dorset schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 30 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website