Northamptonshire Tutors (Northampton, Daventry, Kettering, Rushden, Wellingborough)

Kim H. Catling
BA (Hons) PGCE

If you’re looking for private tutors in Northampton or elsewhere in Northamptonshire, Kim Catling will be very pleased to answer your enquiry.

Kim is the Home-School Tutoring Area Advisor for Northampton, Oundle and the surrounding PE postcodes in Northamptonshire’s towns and villages, right across as far as Daventry and Brackley.

A growing base of Northamptonshire home tutors

Home-School Tutoring Northamptonshire is an expanding area but we already have tutors who are willing to travel a radius of up to 20 miles covering and/or based in Northampton, Corby, Thrapston, Rushden, Wellingborough, Abington, Rothwell and Daventry among other places.

Tutors are applying to register daily and more areas will be added as soon as their documentation is fully checked to meet the requirements of Home-School Tutoring.

We are gradually making contact with all schools in the Northamptonshire area.  We are currently supporting students from various educational establishments, including Bishop Stopford School, Brooke Weston Academy, The Ferrers School, Abington Vale Primary School and Northampton College among others.

Regardless of where your child attends, if we do not yet have a tutor in your area, there should be soon so please get in touch.

Individual or group tuition for all levels and subjects

We have quality DBS-checked tutors with experience and expertise in teaching at a wide range of levels across a broad range of subjects and we have some excellent feedback.   Here’s a recent testimonial from a satisfied parent to me;

” Dear Kim, I am glad to report that the session is in progress and that both children seem to be taking well to the content and delivery. Christine has a lovely teaching method. Many thanks.  Kindest Regards  Vijay Paul.”

Our primary level tutors can support pupils with literacy or numeracy and all National Curriculum and non-curriculum subjects. In addition, we can prepare pupils for the 11+ or entrance exams for grammar or independent selective schools.

At secondary level, we have GCSE tutors for English Language/Literature, Science, Maths and ICT and a wide range of other subjects, both National Curriculum and other.

We have tutors available for private tuition for A Levels, sixth form and college, and offer dissertation support for degree level students at university.

We are also pleased to support adult learners achieve their goals.

The spectrum of subjects covered by our Northamptonshire tutors includes: French, Child Psychology, History, Politics, Humanities, Sociology, EAL, BTEC ICT Levels 1,2 and 3, BTEC Business Levels 1,2 and 3, Job Search and Interview Skills.

Tutors wanted in Northamptonshire

As Home-School Tutoring Northamptonshire is a relatively new area, we are actively looking for qualified teachers and tutors in Northampton, Daventry, Kettering, Rushden, Wellingborough and all areas of Northants.

If you are available for tutoring work, we would like to hear from you. We always need more tutors for English and maths at all levels but are keen to receive applications from teachers of all subjects at all levels.

For more information, please see our Become a Tutor pages. If you have any questions or would like to discuss tutoring with Home-School Tutoring Northamptonshire, please contact Kim using the contact details above.

Find a local tutor for your needs

If you would like the support of a local private tutor, please send you enquiry to Kim, who will personally recommend the most suitable tutor from her register to meet your individual needs.

Please complete the enquiry form on this page, providing as much detail as possible, or call or email Kim.

Her telephone number is 01832 730147 and her email address is

Kim will be delighted to help match you with a local tutor and arrange your first tutoring session.

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My name is Kim Catling. I am married with a son, and being at home with him gave me the fantastic opportunity to become the Home-School Tutoring Advisor for Northamptonshire.

I have been working within the education system for the last ten years, 8 of which I have spent as a teacher of English at Huxlow Science College in Irthlingborough. My own personal teaching experience is teaching English within Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. I have always aimed for a high standard of teaching and am incredibly proud of my consistently high GCSE results.

I am also an experienced private tutor and actually began working with Home-School Tutoring 12 years ago as an English graduate from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. I then went on to do my Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Keele University in Staffordshire.

I am looking for more tutors in this area to tutor in their own specialist level or subject. We need tutors for all ages, levels and subjects; tutors who aim for a consistently high standard of tutoring and who will tutor with enthusiasm and encouragement.

We aim to coax the most reluctant of students into achieving and succeeding – this is by far the most rewarding aspect of teaching and tutoring. I have links with many excellent teachers and tutors in Northamptonshire who would be happy to help you or your child achieve every success.

I look forward to hearing from tutors who would like to join our register in the area. I also look forward to helping pupils and students in this region, in whatever subject or level you need help.

Each Home-School Tutoring Area seeks experienced, qualified teachers and graduates who can be available as tutors. Enjoy seeing your pupils develop confidence and make progress.

We aim for high standards

As a self-employed tutor you are rewarded well for your tuition both in terms of remuneration and in satisfaction. You are valued by our organisation and by your clients.

We particularly need more primary school teachers for special educational needs and basic numeracy and literacy and more teachers of Mathematics, English and Sciences at GCSE and Advanced Level but ALL tutors are welcome. Do join us!

Apply to become a Tutor with us now

Subjects Offered

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.

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.

News Updates

Recent Testimonials: Some encouraging success stories !

Well, here we are again , well into this year's tutoring and so many pupils worried about their progress . We can help you ! Enquiries are coming in thick and fast from both potential new tutors and tutees alike. The success stories that I would like to share with you is what makes tutoring all worthwhile.

Special thanks to Mrs Kim Pinney who joined me after retiring from Kingthorpe Community College this year. She is currently my most busy tutor. Also, a big welcome to the following tutors who have signed up and are ready and waiting for their first tutoring opportunities: Mr Steve Whitmill, Mrs Edwina Cutler, Elizabeth Foster and Lucie Howard.

I look forward with excitement to the coming academic year and all the plans I have for Home School Tutoring Northamptonshire.

Feedback from past students

I have had several students contact me again regarding tuition after their summer break, which is a great feeling.

I received this lovely message from a student I have been supporting within school:

"Thank you so much for your help with English. My confidence has really improved and without you I don’t know where I’d be.” She is in her GCSE year with an A grade target but was averaging a C in her mocks.

I have also received lots of very positive feedback about my new science tutor, Lorna Hazelby. I received 2 messages from pleased parents thanking me for putting them in touch with such a good tutor.

I also received this lovely testimonial from another parent:

"Hi Kim, I just wanted to send this email letting you know how extremely happy Lewis and myself were with Vicki. Lewis seemed to settle with her straight away and he thought she was great. Such a lovely helpful person. On this note Lewis would like to send her a card and chocs or flowers. Also we did talk about her tutoring our daughter also in September. Fingers crossed her hard work pays off for Lewis! Many thanks, Simone"