Andrew Murray BSc, QTS
Tel: 07720 934779
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Hello, I'm Andrew the Somerset Home-School Tutoring Area Advisor and tutor manager. Are you thinking of having a tutor for any subject or level or educational need? We cover the whole region and would love to help you with the recommendation of good tutors in this area for any tutoring needs you or your family may have. We are also pleased to give advice without any obligation.
I and my tutors have a real passion for helping children, young people and adults reach their potential, especially when there are challenges faced with their learning, exams to prepare for, and the need for confidence and enjoyment needed.
Before joining Home-School Tutoring I worked as a qualified maths teacher, and for over 25 years I worked in a variety of schools and became head teacher of a specialist boys school for children ( pupils with EBD and/or autism) for over five years. In our team now, we have tutors for maths, english, sciences, languages and other subjects and levels whether that tutoring is needed for children or for older students and adults.
I strive to be very receptive to your tutoring needs and ambitions and to your concerns as a parent. Please don't hesitate to contact me for a friendly chat or you are welcome to fill in the enquiry form.
I hope to be able to help you and I will carefully choose the most appropriate tutor from my excellent team of tutors in Somerset.
I look forward to hearing from you!
T: 01823 669825
We provide supportive private tuition for children and adults of all ages aim from key stage 1 in primary school through to GCSEs, A Levels and beyond. ( online tutoring also offered).
Private tuition is very popular in Taunton Deane, with home tutoring given to a number of pupils attending:
- Richard Huish Sixth Form College
- The Castle School
- Heathfield Community School
- The Taunton Academy
We also provide personal tutoring to some Court Fields School students in Wellington and tutor in Milverton and Wiveliscombe.
All 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.
If you are a tutor reading this section, please apply to register with us by filling in the Form on this page. Please do get in touch with us today!
Subjects offered include:
- English language and literature
- Maths (all levels) including further maths
- Science including biology, physics, chemistry
- Languages: French, Spanish, German, Latin, Chinese and many more
- History, geography
- Business studies and computing
- Special needs and learning problems including dyslexia
We also provide tutoring for Common Entrance exams, 11 plus and other school entrance exams.
Pupils who need particular help with learning difficulties also benefit greatly from receiving help from one of our specialist tutors. I assure you that we do our best to find you a tutor who is ideal for what is needed.
We are also pleased to provide our tutors to schools who are able to fund tutors for specific needs.
New Tutors Welcome
Good and committed tutors are also always needed. Particularly for the main core subjects but we invite all tutors who agree with our values and commitment , to contact us and join the local team.
From a parent whose daughter is being given on line GCSE English tuition: "I would also like to say that we are thrilled that Lisa is really enjoying her tutoring with you. She never complains about doing the homework or connecting online with you, and enthusiastically talks about what she's learning - so thank you. " October 2023
A mum's story of her son's Maths progress
This mother in Exeter filled in our on-line form a year ago asking for a Maths tutor for her 14 year old son " He really struggles with maths, and with his GCSEs fast approaching, I think one to one tuition could really benefit him"
Ben, her son, was supplied with one of our tutors (Peter) and he has been tutored until March 2020. The tutoring was stopped because his grades had significantly improved and his mother wrote again to tell us:
“ At the start, my son’s self-confidence was low and Maths was baffling, uninteresting and like a foreign language. In just over a year Peter’s unique tutoring approach has instilled so much confidence that his targets have leapt two and a half grades, which is more than he needs for college. Other subjects have unexpectedly improved too. I found Peter to be very knowledgeable and patient. He was very flexible and agreed to set sessions that complemented his school work. Peter was extremely professional and helpful which always made the sessions very enjoyable and productive.” (Thanks to Peter, one of our Exeter Maths tutors, from a grateful mum)
We highly recommend Home-School Tutoring
"We can not recommend Andrew and his team highly enough. Our daughter was facing a GCSE crisis and Andrew's empathetic, timely and professional service was a life saver. The tutors he recommended and found were first class too."
Both of my sons are so much more confident in English - ( GCSE tuition)
A brilliant 11+ tutor ( English & Maths)
"Thanks very much – *Jane was great. A lovely person and a great teacher who prepared Mary (Year 6) in English and Mathematics for the Entrance examination for Wellington School. She was brilliant!" (parent of pupil in Wiveliscombe, Somerset)
Confidence growing in Mathematics (Year 6)
"Yes all going well. *Carol seems to be really enjoying her tutoring sessions and her confidence in Mathematics is growing." (parent of Year 6 student, Taunton)
He is an outstanding Science Tutor! - (Year 10)
"John* is an outstanding Science tutor, who has rekindled my love of science. He helped me think things through and patiently worked with me when I didn't understand the topic/subject. He always encouraged me and patiently answered my questions but also made it fun. From my point of view he is Brill!!!!!!" (From a 15 year old Year 10 tutee in Taunton, Somerset)
Flexible, good value, friendly English & Maths GSCE Tuition
"After my daughter was predicted to achieve grade D GCSE in both Mathematics and English, we felt she needed further support to raise those levels. Therefore several weeks of flexible, good value, friendly English and Mathematics tutoring has not only improved her confidence and ability but her English GCSE predicted level has increased to a C! This reflects the huge benefits of Home-School tutoring." (Parent of GSCE pupil in Taunton Deane, Somerset)
*All names changed for privacy