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).

Mr Phil G

I have been a former headteacher at two private and two state schools and was a founding director of a Free School in Newcastle upon Tyne. I have experience teaching across the age ranges [KS2-5] and have particular expertise in Biology & Chemistry. I have been teaching two home-educated students in preparation for their GCSE's and working with a number of Y5 & 6 students as they prepare for SAT Tests and/ or 11+ examinations for selective secondary schools. I use a variety of teaching styles and teaching materials and make my learning personalised to the needs of the students. I am a founding member of the Chartered College of Teaching and a member of the American School Counsellors Association.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Language, 11+, School Entrance Exams, 13+, Common Entrance, Philosophy
Qualifications:
MEd, University of Bristol. BEd, University of Winchester. Certificate in Education, University of Birmingham.

Miss Amy B

My name is Amy and I am a qualified English Teacher able to tutor KS2, KS3 and KS4 I currently teach virtually allowing me to be more flexible and tutor across the UK. I work in a secondary school and have been DBS checked and also I have experience working with SEN pupils. I am passionate about helping students engage with English as a subject and help boost their confidence and grades. Member of the Chartered College of Teaching (MCCT).

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, English Language, English Literature
Qualifications:
PGCE English, Durham University. QTS Shotton Hall SCITT BA (Hons) English, Sunderland University.

Mrs Ann-Marie K

Qualified Primary Teacher with 18 years of teaching experience in the UK and in British International Schools. Teaches across the Primary Curriculum, including EYFS, Key Stages 1 and 2. Offers preparation for SATs, 11+, Scholarship and School Entrance Exams. EAL and SEND experience.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
Primary, SEN, English, Maths, EFL or ESL, School Entrance Exams, 11+, SATs
Qualifications:
BA(Hons) with QTS in Primary Education, Sunderland University (2003).

Mr Roger B

I am a qualified teacher of 33 years. I have worked permanently, full time for the whole of my career. I currently teach in Durham. My specialism is Maths to Higher GCSE Level. I have tutored privately for around 10 years pupils ranging from 7 years old to 16. I tend to support tutees toward a specific goal e.g SATS or GCSE. I have also tutored English up to Year 9 to generally enable progress. I enjoy the process of tutoring as it allows me to observe progress one to one over a period of time enabling great results.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, Maths, English, SATs, English Language
Qualifications:
BEd (Hons) University of the West of England.

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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