A Somerset-based English teacher to your home or online

Our English Tutors in Somerset 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 Somerset

Ms Catherine T

Qualified and experienced 11+, History, Classical Civilisation, Latin, English and Maths teacher, previously Head of Latin at Winterfold House School and Head of English at Glendower Prep School; currently working as a tutor while studying for an MA in Classical Civilisation. Provides preparation for Scholarship, 13+ and 11+ for independent schools and state grammar schools. Teaches History and Classical Civilisation from Prep and Key Stage 3 through to GCSE, IGCSE and A level; teaches Latin, English and Maths from Primary through to Prep and Key Stage 3. Can support home schooling.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, Maths, History, Latin, EFL or ESL, Study Skills, Classical Civilisation, English Language, English Literature, 11+, School Entrance Exams, 13+, Common Entrance, Homeschool
Qualifications:
PGCE, Primary Education, Leeds University (1994). BA (Hons) Classical Civilisation, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1992).

Mrs Olivia D

I am currently a Teacher of English, Head of PSHE and Pastoral School Consultant at an Independent School in Nottinghamshire. I have been in role here since 2014. I currently teach both English Language and Literature to GCSE level and English Literature at A-Level (AQA specification). I am an experienced English Language and Literature teacher, as well as an AQA examiner. My current school has a range of pupils from diverse backgrounds and with different levels of ability. As an examiner, I am able to 'teach to the top' and deliver the skills that help pupils to achieve Grade 8s and 9s.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, English Literature, English Language
Qualifications:
PGCE English, University of Nottingham (2012). BA (Hons) 2:1, University of Warwick (2010).

Mr Marcus D

I am currently a Senior Lecturer at BIMM Bristol. I teach a course named 'Analytical Perspectives' which examines culture, literature and music from key analytical perspectives such as philosophy, sociology, history and economics. I have a PhD in Shakespearean Attribution Studies, which is the study of canonical literature utilising linguistic, textual and historical features in order to determine chronology and authorship. My undergraduate degree was in English and Philosophy and I have always maintained a strong interest in English literature (particularly Shakespeare, but also Modernist Poetry, the Novel and poetry in general) as well as philosophy. I am currently writing an extended series of articles on issues of ontology and being which combine an existentialist approach to questions of identity, combining contemporary takes by Christakis, Pinker and Harari (among others). I have experience teaching English literature, music, history, politics, philosophy etc and previously have taught ages 15-21.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
English, History, Politics, Sociology, Philosophy, English Language, English Literature
Qualifications:
PGCE University of Sussex (2020). PhD Authorship and Attribution Studies Univ. Bristol (2005). MA Shakespeare Univ. Bristol, (2003). BA (Hons) English and Philosophy University of Bristol, (1999).

Mr Huw B

‘We have known Huw for nearly 6 months and I would highly recommend him to any parent for English lessons. Huw is very organised, very friendly and supportive in preparing my daughter for her GCSEs this year. My daughter is confident nowadays and Huw explains any queries very clearly. Thanks Huw for your support!’ - Parent of a tutee. Qualified English teacher with a Master’s in Education and 6 years private tutoring experience. I’ve taught English literacy, literature, and language from Reception through to Year 13, in schools and privately. My Master's has provided me with a specialism in inclusive education for LGBTQ+ and SEND pupils.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT:
SEN, English, English Language, English Literature, School Entrance Exams
Qualifications:
MSc Education (Open Pathway), University of Bristol (2020). PGCE Secondary English, University of Nottingham (2019). BA(Hons) English Language and Literature, University of Nottingham (2018).

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)

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How are Somerset schools performing?

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

Somerset primary school performance:

The Somerset area has 294 primary schools (one of the top being Preston CofE Primary School with 35% of pupils achieving at a higher standard).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Pupils’ achievement is outstanding. Overall attainment, especially in mathematics and writing, has risen substantially since the previous inspection and is above average by the end of Year 6.”

The Somerset 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 9% achieving higher standard (vs England's average of 11%).

 

Somerset secondary school performance:

The Somerset area has 88 secondary schools (one of the top being Brymore Academy with 12% of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs).

From their latest Oftsed report:
“Teaching is consistently good across the range of practical and academic subjects. Teachers know the students well, ensuring that their planning includes the right level of challenge for all groups.”

The Somerset local authority has an average of 39% of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEs (vs England's average of 43%). And has an average of 96% of students either staying in education or entering employment after GCSEs (vs England's average of 94%).

Somerset Ofsted ratings:

72% of Somerset schools have received at least a 'Good' Ofsted rating, with 41 schools receiving an 'Outstanding' rating in their last evaluation.

Source: Gov.UK Website