A Durham-based English teacher to your home or online

Our English Tutors in Durham 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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Why do parents choose us?

Only qualified teachers

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.

We do the work for you

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.

First lesson guarantee

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 Durham

Ms Stephanie M

Qualified and experienced ESOL, EFL, ESL, Functional English and literacy teacher. Currently teaching at Darlington College. Offers English as a second or foreign language tuition for adults (pre-entry to Level 2) and preparation for Functional English exams (E1 to L2). Specialises in teaching and supporting adults with low-level literacy skills who wish to improve their reading and writing.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, EFL or ESL
Qualifications:
BA (Hons) University of Sunderland (2002), CELTA Teesside University (2016). PGCE Teesside University (2018). MA TESOL, University of Sunderland (2020).

Miss Molly G

I am a fully qualified primary school teacher of 3 years. However my childcare and educational background spans 8 years. I currently teach full time at a primary school in Middlesbrough that accommodates a high number of EAL pupils. My specialist area is tuition of those aged 4-11 but I can also provide additional support to those in secondary school or higher education. I teach all core subjects across the Primary National Curriculum, Key Stages 1 and 2. I can support preparations for SATs, 11+ and School Entrance Exams. I have a plethora of SEN experience. I can support Home Schooling and online tuition.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, English, 11+, Homeschool, IT Skills, 13+, University Entrance, SATs, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE Primary Education with QTS, Durham University (2017). BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, Teesside University (2016). Makaton Sign Trained (2015).

Miss Lynne C

Qualified and experienced teacher of English Language and English Literature, with 21 years of experience teaching in local secondary schools, across all ability and age ranges. I started as a classroom teacher and then progressed to a Head of English and Assistant Head Teacher. Throughout my teaching career, I have continued to carry out tutoring and have found that alongside working on academic knowledge that building confidence is as equally important and this comes from finding out what a student is interested in, what they think they are struggling with and then using this as a foundation to build upon and strengthen English skills. I have taught English from KS2 and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, across all the major Exam Boards; and I also have experience of teaching GCSE Media Studies, Drama and KS3/ KS4 History. Supports preparations for GCSE examinations, and literacy skills for adult learners.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, History, English Literature, SATs, English Language
Qualifications:
MA History (ongoing). PGCE Secondary English and Drama, Durham University (2000). BA (Hons) English and History, Teesside University (1999).

Mr Jonathan K

Qualified and experienced teacher of English Language and Literature, currently working as Head of Department in a North East college. Teaches GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, IGCSE and A level, across all major exam boards, also currently working as an examiner, as well as holding the role of Lead English Expert for AQA (offering training to practitioners in schools and colleges across the country on their behalf). Also holds a DfE recognised leadership qualification and has had work published on a range of educational websites.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, EFL or ESL, English Language, English Literature, 13+, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
PGCE English, University of Newcastle (2011). BA (Hons) English, University of Teesside (2008).

Mrs Joanne E

I am a qualified English Language and Literature Teacher, with experience of teaching Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5, and adults. I also work as a GCSE and IGCSE examiner for English Language and Literature. My focus is on building up and developing students' confidence in the subject and helping them to become successful communicators.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, EFL or ESL, Study Skills, English Language, English Literature, Homeschool, School Entrance Exams, 13+
Qualifications:
PGCE English Education with QTS, University of Sunderland (2015). MA (with Distinction) Northumbria University (2014). BA (Hons) English Literature (First Class), Northumbria University (2012).

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How are Durham schools performing?

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

Durham primary school performance:

The Durham area has 29 primary schools (one of the top being St Oswald's Church of England Aided Primary and Nursery School with 38% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Current pupils make good progress across Years 3 to 6, although their outcomes have yet to be formally tested at the end of key stage 2.”

The Durham local authority has an average of 65% 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%).

 

Durham secondary school performance:

The Durham area has 9 secondary schools (one of the top being Durham Johnston Comprehensive School with 64% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“ Students make accelerated progress in Key Stages 3 and 4. This means that they reach standards in their GCSE examinations which are significantly higher than the national average in a wide range of subjects.”

The Durham local authority has an average of 38% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 92% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Durham Ofsted ratings:

77% of Durham schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 8 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website