Are you considering having a private tutor in County Durham? As the Area Advisor for Home-School Tutoring for this area, I will be very pleased to talk with you, advise you and recommend a suitable local tutor who meets your needs.
Qualified tutors throughout County Durham
Our team of qualified teachers and tutors are based in Durham, Darlington, Chester-le-Street, Houghton-le-Spring and in most locations across all County Durham. You can see the full list of post codes and towns we cover under the tab above.
Below, there is a quick enquiry Form below or you can phone or email me , but first let me tell you something about our aims and values.
Tutoring for success and confidence
All the tutors, including myself , have a love of learning and it’s a privilege to seek to share that knowledge and expertise in a patient and encouraging way through tutoring support. We all find it so rewarding to see both children and older students grow in confidence and begin to enjoy learning and work towards the goals you hope for. There is no doubt that personal tuition, or small group tuition, provides a huge boost to confidence understanding whatever the age or ability.
Do read some of the recent testimonials that we have been delighted to receive from satisfied clients.
Home tuition for all ages and subjects
We have tutors working with students from primary schools, secondary schools, independent schools, colleges , universities , adult education and in workplaces. Some of the tutor team specialise in 11-plus , 13 -plus and entrance exams and we also have experienced tutors for GCSEs and A Levels. We are also pleased to provide specialist tuition for special needs and dyslexia support.
In addition, if you have chosen to home educate your child, our tutors will be very happy to support you.
I look forward to receiving your enquiry either via the Form below or by email and I look forward to helping you with your enquiry. email@example.com
Hello, my name is Neil Garlick and I am the Home-School Tutoring Advisor for County Durham and Darlington.
I have been working in education for the last six years since completing a PGCE course, specialising in primary education at the University of the West of England. I then worked as a teacher in schools in Bristol and Newcastle and have been tutoring for Home-School Tutoring since November 2013. Prior to becoming a teacher, I studied physics at the University of Nottingham (gaining a first class degree).
As the Home-School Tutoring Area Advisor for Durham, I very much look forward to matching tutors with students who will guide their learning in the best possible way. A good tutor will quickly understand a student’s current abilities, build a supportive working relationship, and use their knowledge and experience to teach the next steps in learning and provide opportunities to practise new skills in depth. Tutoring sessions will be personalised and flexible to meet the particular and developing needs of each student.
I also enjoy tutoring many students myself. The great joy of being a tutor is seeing each student make progress in their understanding, and become more proficient in using and applying the skills taught to them, leading to them achieving their goals. This may mean gaining entry to a particular school, reaching a certain grade in exams, or meeting particular curriculum objectives. It is always a pleasure to see students go from struggling in a subject to approaching it with confidence.
I live with my wife and two guinea pigs near Durham. Away from tutoring I am the secretary for a scout group and the treasurer of the football team I play for. I love spending time outdoors, whether walking, camping or trying to control our garden!
I would be delighted to hear from tutors of any subject who would like to join our team. If you are a parent, pupil or student searching for a tutor in any subject, then please don’t hesitate to contact me – I look forward to speaking to you and helping you meet your goals.
Home-School Tutoring can help with: accountancy, adult numeracy, adult literacy, Arabic, architecture, art, art history, biology, basic skills, business studies, CDT, chemistry, Chinese, citizenship, computing, computer literacy, computing skills, DT/design technology, drama, dyslexia support, economics, educational assessments, Eleven Plus/11+, English, English as a foreign language/EFL, English language, English for academic Study/IELTS, English literature, entrance exams, ethics, exam practice, exam technique, foreign language studies for business use, languages for pleasure, French, geography, German, history, ICT, Italian, Latin, law, learning difficulties support, learning skills, learning support, literacy, maths/mathematics, mechanics, media studies, music, music theory, musical instrument tuition, numeracy, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, RE/religious studies, revision skills, science, sociology, Spanish, special educational needs/SEN, statistics, study skills, theatre studies, theology.
Most subjects are offered in each area at all key stages, including for: primary level, entrance exams, SATs, the Common Entrance, GCSEs, A levels, home-educated children, pre-university, undergraduate degree level and adult education.
A reminder : All our tutors have a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate dated within three years, and will be dedicated to helping our students meet their particular goals. In this Area, we have maths, English and science tutors with availability, as well as primary tutors and tutors who are able to work with students taking 11+ exams. We also have tutors of many other subjects with availability, so do give me ( Neil) a call or an email to let me know about your particular requirements.
If you are a tutor, particularly in the core subjects of maths, English, sciences and special needs support, or can provide effective tuition in any of the above subjects, please apply to register by clicking on the Become a Tutor tab above.
Recent Testimonials from some satisfied clients !
Thank you to Home School Tutoring for my daughter’s progress. Your Tutor worked with my daughter and he helped her achieve ability in Maths from a very low level to being able to hold her own in the now harder GCSES in 2017. The tutor’s ability to tune into her and adapt his approach to what works for her , enabled her to make rapid and sustained progress. As a tutor, his measured, challenging and supportive style grew her self-confidence and enabled her to effectively meet the challenge of the exams. She now has a solid foundation for her future development.’
Feedback from the parents of a maths student: 'Neil tutored our son for more than 2 years and as a tutor he is exceptional in supporting young people with difficulties. His dedicated and gentle manner and encouragement has helped to bring out the best in our son who achieved the B he needed in his re-sit to start the college course of his choice. Neil devises and implements individualised learning plans, and sets realistic goals to help the pupil to achieve. He is skilled in his subject areas, aware of curricula demands and has the ability to impart his knowledge and subject techniques to his pupils that raises him well above the norm. Neil is a very conscientious teacher and keeps pupils and parents up to date on progress made. He has definitely made a difference to the achievements and development of our son, and we whole-heartedly recommend him.’
A few words from a GCSE student who achieved a B in his GCSE additional science: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the three years of tutoring Neil gave me, he is a great teacher and ensured that I fully understood everything before moving on. I highly recommend him to anyone that is looking for a science tutor. He is a lovely chap!’
A comment from a satisfied parent of a GCSE maths student, who achieved a grade 5: ‘Many thanks for the personal and excellent tuition for my son's GCSE maths. The tutor’s work enabled him to successfully pass the higher paper, even though his school didn't really want him to be entered at the higher level.’
Latest news - message from Neil , your Area Advisor
In my previous message here last month, I commented on the arrival of autumn; well as I write today it definitely feels like winter has arrived!
For many students this is a time of year when things start to get serious with parents’ evenings, mock exams and entrance exams to think about. If you are looking for the right tutor to support your child or yourself to academic success, I still have lots of tutors with availability across the county in a wide range of subjects.
Do give me a call or email today and I would be very happy to talk you through how tuition can work for you. I would also take all the details you have about what you are looking for and your current learning situation, so that I am able to match you with the right tutor to help you.
I do look forward to hearing from you,
Are you a qualified teacher or tutor in County Durham?
If you are a qualified teacher, tutor or graduate based near Darlington, Durham or elsewhere in County Durham, we invite you to register with Home-School Tutoring. Please consider joining our team of tutors.
We currently need more tutors for maths, sciences and English for pupils from primary school through to GCSEs, A Levels and university. Also required are tutors for literacy, numeracy, special needs and learning difficulties, including dyslexia.
Whether you are looking for just a few hours tutoring work each month or more, please get in touch. Teachers in particular – including part-time, retired and supply teachers – are especially welcome. Home-School Tutoring is a trusted name in private tuition across the UK and is proud of its many success stories over the past 30 years.
Home-School Tutoring UK is also a Corporate Member of The Tutors’ Association (TTA), demonstrating our organisation’s commitment to the professional standards of tutoring and ethics which TTA upholds.
Please contact me or use the enquiry Form below and I look forward to hearing from you.
We have tutors for Maths, English, Science ( biology, physics, chemistry) primary levels, special needs, GCSE and A level subjects, in: DURHAM, DARLINGTON and other towns and settlements in County Durham including Annfield Plain, Aycliffe, Barnard Castle, Beamish, Bearpark, Birtley, Bishop Auckland, Bournmoor, Bowburn, Bowes, Brancepeth, Brandon, Carrville, Cassop, Castleside, Chester-le-Street, Chilton, Consett, Cornforth, Coxhoe, Crook, Dipton, Easington Lane, East Rainton, Edmondsley, Esh Winning, Dipton, Ferryhill, Framwellgate Moor, Frosterley, Grange Villa, Great Lumley, Heighington, Hetton-le-Hole, Houghton-le-Spring, Hury, Kimblesworth, Lanchester, Langley Moor, Langley Park, Leadgate, Mickleton, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Middleton St George, Mowden, Newfield, Newton Aycliffe, Ouston, Pelton, Penshaw, Piercebridge, Pittington, Pity Me, Plawsworth, Romaldkirk, Rookhope, Sacriston, Sadberge, Sherburn, Shildon, Shincliffe, Shotley Bridge, Shotton Colliery, Spennymoor, Stanhope, Stanley, St. Johns Chapel, Summerhouse, Tanfield, Tudhoe, Waldridge, West Auckland, West Rainton, Willington, Wolsingham, Ushaw Moor