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Hello, my name is Neil Garlick and I am the Home-School Tutoring Advisor and Tutor Manager for County Durham and Darlington!
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. There is no doubt that personal tuition, or small group tuition, provides a huge boost to confidence understanding whatever the age or ability.
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.
A bit about me - 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).
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!
If you are looking for the right tutor to support your child or yourself to academic success, I 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, Neil
Tutoring in all subjects for all levels
We aim to offer tutoring in as many subjects and levels as possible. Whichever tuition subject you would like help with, please ask!
Adult learning tutor Durham
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English tutor Darlington
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Entrance exams tutoring Chester-Le-Street
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Languages Tutor Houghton-Le-Spring
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GCSE History tuition Bishop Auckland
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Maths tutoring Chester-Le-Street
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Science tutor Houghton-Le-Spring
Our Science tutors Houghton-Le-Spring cover all of the core science subjects in the curriculum. We have Biology tutors, Chemistry tutors and Physics tutors in Houghton-Le-Spring. Your child might need a particular science for a University place or to be able to take the path towards their chosen career. Extra private tuition, might be just what your child needs to boost their confidence and get the grades they need.
Special Needs tutor Darlington
Our Special Needs tutors Darlington are experienced and qualified to work with children with special needs. Each lesson would be tailored to their way of learning and given with support, care and attention. Private tuition for special needs can be really beneficial as it can be in the comfort of their own home and working at their pace. We will personally make sure to match your child with the right special needs tutor Darlington as we know the rapport between tutor and child is fundamental to tutoring. All our tutors are thoroughly vetted and DBS checked.
All of the above subjects are offered in each area at all key stages, including for: primary level, entrance exams, SATs, the Common Entrance, GCSE, A level and pre-university or undergraduate level. We also have a wide range of other subjects - so whichever the subject - please get in touch!
Tutoring can also be given for home-schooled children or those having home education for a short period.
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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.’
DURHAM DARLINGTON and other towns and settlements in County Durham including:
- Annfield Plain
- Barnard Castle
- Bishop Auckland
- Easington Lane
- East Rainton
- Esh Winning
- Framwellgate Moor
- Grange Villa
- Great Lumley
- Langley Moor
- Langley Park
- Middleton St George
- Newton Aycliffe
- Pity Me
- Shotley Bridge
- Shotton Colliery
- St. Johns Chapel
- West Auckland
- West Rainton
- Ushaw Moor