Literacy Tuition

Our literacy tutors provide one-to-one private tutoring to help children and adults with literacy and the language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

You’re not alone

It is thought that around one in six people in the UK struggle with literacy, however literacy skills are considered the building blocks of a good education. Research has shown that good literacy skills are associated with higher self-esteem, better health and better job prospects.

For many children and adults, private one-to-one tuition and an individualised approach will be more effective than classroom-based learning for developing literacy skills. Parents with concerns about primary school children keeping up at school are often delighted with the progress their children make following a series of one-to-one tuition sessions. Similarly, children that may be struggling in the classroom at secondary school find that they can keep up with their peers with literacy assistance from a private tutor.

Help for all ages

Home-School Tutoring’s literacy tutors have helped many children and adults to overcome their frustration with reading and writing, and find ways to enjoy developing their language skills.

Our home tutors can help children and adults with any reading and writing difficulties, and are available to provide one-to-one tuition for:

  • early reading and phonics
  • handwriting
  • key stage 1 & 2 literacy (primary level)
  • English SATs
  • key stage 3 & 4 literacy (secondary level)
  • English and literacy homework
  • spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • special educational needs literacy development
  • dyslexia literacy assistance
  • GCSE English – Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
  • further education  (sixth form or college)
  • adult education


Home-School Tutoring is also able to provide literacy assistance for:

  • work, business and job applications
  • leisure and social activities
  • communication needs, including for digital technology and social media
  • reading for enjoyment


Making learning enjoyable

Our literacy tutors can visit students in their own home, at the tutor’s home or another suitable agreed location, and will always strive to provide effective and engaging tuition that is considerate of each individual’s needs. As literacy specialists, our home tutors tailor their approach to each pupil, aiming to create a non-stressful, supportive working environment in which children and adults alike can build confidence and develop at their own pace.

Our literacy tutors can help pupils develop their skills and understanding in all aspects of literacy. Research has shown that the key to developing literacy skills is to make reading an enjoyable experience.  When students read more their writing and spelling improves, their vocabularies become greater and their understanding of grammar improves. Our literacy tutors are committed to finding ways to make reading pleasurable for their students, encouraging wide and student-led reading choices, alongside the completion of varied and interesting exercises, in order to help develop the key literacy skills.

Trusted literacy tuition

Home-School Tutoring has offered quality home tuition for over 30 years.  Our registration procedure ensures that all our literacy tutors are suitably qualified and share Home-School Tutoring’s commitment to high standards before references are taken up and an enhanced DBS check is made.

Contact your Area Advisor for more information

Our Area Advisors would be pleased to provide advice to parents or adults considering home tuition for educational support, homework help or simply to improve literacy for everyday life. Our Area Advisors match pupils with the most suitable literacy tutor in their area, and remain in contact with clients throughout to respond to any queries or feedback.  Please enter your postcode in our Tutor Search Facility to find your local Area Adviser.

Home-School Tutoring is currently inviting applications from literacy tutors and literacy specialists to join Home-School Tutoring. Please see Become a Tutor for details of how to apply.