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Client testimonials

"It has been a pleasure to work with Fleet Tutors on a number of their one-to-one government tutoring programmes. Fleet have been highly organised & friendly, with excellent tutoring & support." Tutor: Stuart Gallacher - Coventry, Warwickshire
“He is extremely happy with tutor and says that contacting Fleet Tutors is the best decision he has made. Patricia is absolutely instrumental and has built W's confidence up so much.” Tutor: Patricia Carter - Farnham, Surrey
“Sue has been excellent. She and G built up a great relationship. G learnt a lot and enjoyed doing so. I would have no reservations recommending Sue. Professional and friendly at all times.” Tutor: Susan Halten Fleet - Hampshire
“Very helpful, with a gentle facilitating style. Exactly what was required - thanks!”
Tutor: Maurice Tigwell - Church Crookham, Hampshire
“Jennifer had a calm, confident, inspiring approach and developed an excellent rapport with my daughter who was, initially, extremely unwilling to receive tuition. Thank you.”
Tutor: Jennifer Nicholson - Sandhurst, Berkshire
“Teaching skills fantastic, my son was engaged and never complained about having to do study. Joel was always punctual, flexible and unobtrusive in the house. I would highly recommend him. Many thanks!”
Tutor: Joel Parsons - South West London
“We thought Carolina was great and will probably have her in again in the future for subsequent children as they need extra help later on. Many thanks again for excellent organisation.”
Tutor: Carolina Sawney - Bloomsbury, London
“My daughter's tuition with Helen has finished and we just await the exam results! Regardless of how they turn out, Helen was an absolutely great tutor - really committed, flexible, and good with the student.
Tutor: Helen James - Brighton
“Clara was wonderful and the student really enjoyed her tutoring with her. The student has now finished her GCSE course and taken all the exams so this tuition has now ended.
Tutor: Caroline Taylor - Farnborough, Hampshire
“Emily did a terrific job working with the student and I would highly recommend her to any of your other clients. Thank you.”
Tutor: Emily Redman - Teddington, London
“We should have approached Fleet tutors earlier! The sessions were helpful and the student has increased confidence for the exam having had Andrew.”
Tutor: Andrew John Withers - Chessington, Surrey
“Can I also add that Velu has been great, he was keen from the start – is always very punctual, his communication is excellent and he is proving a caring, thoughtful and very effective tutor.”
Tutor: Velu Yogendran - Hampton, Middlesex
“We were really impressed with Greg and I know that the student both liked him and respected him. He was excellent.”
Tutor: Gregory Eze - Staines, Middlesex
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Private tutor profiles

Tutors from Fleet Tutors are qualified and experienced in helping students of all ages and ability to achieve their goals. Fleet Tutors offers thousands of individually screened local private tutors whose wide expertise includes exam preparation ranging from SATS through to GCSE, AS, A-level, university and beyond. We have tutors who coach children through the 7/8+, 11+ and Common Entrance exams to gain entrance to the highly selective grammar and independent schools as well as private tutors who are qualified to help students with special needs such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADD.Our tutors also cover a wide range of subjects, including maths tuition, english tutoring and science tuition.

Below please find some sample profiles to give you an idea of some of the private tutors we offer....

Private Tutor: Helen James

Private Tutor Helen James

French, German


MA Modern Languages (2.1), Cambridge University
PG Diploma in Translation Techniques, University of Kent


Brighton, East Sussex


"Helen was an absolutely great tutor - really committed, flexible, and good with L. I'm sure she made a big difference."


Helen has taught for many years in both primary and secondary schools, and is fully up to date with the latest developments in education and qualifications. She enjoys tutoring because of the opportunity it gives to adapt the lessons to closely meet the tutees particular needs and learning style. Helen has developed a reputation for quickly striking up an excellent and good-humoured teaching relationship with young learners.

Private Tutor: Andrew Cullingford

Private Tutor Andrew Cullingford

English, Religious Education


BA English, Loughborough University
MA Modern and Contemporary Writing, Loughborough University
PGCE Secondary English, Reading University
CertEd Philosophy and Theology, University of Leeds


Fleet, Hampshire


"Andrew was great and A felt more confident and happier after her tuition."

“My son got an A on his re-sit, originally got a D, very happy with the tutor.”


After completing his PGCE in Secondary English at Reading University in 2008, Andrew taught English and English Literature (GCSE and A-level), and Religious Studies (A-level) in a Sixth Form College before becoming a private tutor in the same subjects. By quickly developing a rapport with his students, Andrew enables them to grow in confidence and competence in the subject matter. He particularly enjoys seeing the progress a student makes through the targeted process that one-to-one tutoring provides.


Private Tutor: Katherine Louise Rusbridge

Private Tutor Clara Hebblethwaite

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science


BSc in Material Sciences from Imperial College London
PhD Nuclear Materials from University of Salford
PGCE from University of Reading


Church Crookham, Hampshire


Katherine taught S Biology IGCSE in 9 months to achieve an outstanding result of A*. They formed a strong and effective learning bond together. S’s result is remarkable given the short length of time she studied. It is a testament to the dedication and quality of the teaching provided by Katherine that she did so well. Thank you.”


Katherine joined Fleet Tutors in 2008 after teaching science for 25 years. She is still working part-time at a school developing web-based learning resources and finds this complements her tutoring well. Her key aim in tutoring is to build confidence; confidence breeds success and success breeds confidence. Her best achievement to date was with a student who had opted to do just Physics and Chemistry but decided late in Year 10 that she needed Biology too for her career plans. It was not possible to fit this into her school timetable so Katherine was solely responsible for her Biology teaching – and she achieved an A* at iGCSE!


Private Tutor: Michael Pace-Sigge

Private Tutor Michael Pace-Sigge

English, English Literature, German


BA in English Language and Literature and German (2.1), University of Liverpool
MA English Language, University of Liverpool
PhD English Language, University of Liverpool


Liverpool, Merseyside


“The IB Literature candidate has received her results earlier this week and got the required marks to get her university place. Just a little success story, showing that e-tution can work, that I wanted to share.”


Michael has been teaching in secondary schools, colleges and on a one-to-one basis since 1993 and as University Tutor and Lecturer since 2004. He mainly teaches GCSE English but has also taught KS1-KS3 Maths and, as a native speaker, helped students both through their GCSE and A-Level German. He also works as a part-time translator and photographer and has experience in coaching non-native speakers. He is dedicated to helping students get the best possible advice and help in how to achieve the best grades and really enjoys this line of work.


Private Tutor: Derek Adams

Private Tutor Derek Adams



BSc Pure Maths and Computing, Open University


Fleet, Hampshire


"J was very impressed with his tutor Derek Adams and found the lessons prior to exams very helpful."

“Derek was very clear in his explanations, very patient and was able to focus exactly on what was required. J passed his calculus re-sit exam with a mark of 82% - an increase of 52%! Thank you so much for finding Derek so quickly.”


Derek has tutored for the past 2 years and enjoys enthusing others with his love of mathematics. Having previously enjoyed a long career in financial services during which he obtained his degree from the Open University he decided he would make use of his knowledge to help others achieve their goals. He particularly enjoys the one to one aspect of tutoring.


Private Tutor: James Bounds

Private Tutor James Bounds

Drama, English, Religious Studies


BA Philosophy and Theology , (2.1), Oxford University


East London


“Excellent, committed tutor.” “Both tutors were excellent and H got on well with them. We will certainly recommend Fleet tutors to our friends if they need extra tution for their children."


James graduated from Oxford University in 2005. He teaches students of all ages and prides himself on getting to know each student well and taking the time and effort to tailor our sessions to their learning needs. He has been tutoring for about three years, and also works as a professional theatre director.


Private Tutor: Susan Halten

Private Tutor Susan Halten

French, German


BA in French and German (1st Class),
Southampton University
PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages,
Southampton University


Fleet, Hampshire


“Sue has been excellent. She and G built up a great relationship. G learnt a lot and enjoyed doing so. I would have no reservations recommending Sue. Professional and friendly at all times.”


Susan taught French and German in a Secondary school before spending 11 years in Germany teaching English as a Foreign Language. 2 years ago she moved back to the UK and is now tutoring Primary, GCSE and AS level students. Susan enjoys motivating students and seeing their confidence grow.


Private Tutor: Melanie Hillyard

Private Tutor Melanie Hillyard



MA in Theatre Practice, University of Manchester
MDrama (1st Class), University of Kent


Greater London



Mel has been tutoring for the past two years, specialising in English, Maths and Drama for primary school level. She is also a freelance Theatre Director and has two masters in Drama and Theatre covering a wide practical and theoretical span of knowledge and skills. Mel's focus is on praise and encouragement with new pupils, whilst guiding her pupils to success. She is a patient, outgoing tutor with a great ability to motivate pupils and make the subject concerned an exciting one to study.


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Private Tutor: Jason Tompkins

Private Tutor Jason Tompkins



BSc Chemistry, Sussex University
MSc Polymer Science and Technology, Manchester University


Portsmouth, Hampshire


"Thank you so much for instilling confidence and knowledge in such a short time, under such time pressure- basically the whole syllabus one week before the exam-not an ideal situation."


Jason has tutored numerous pupils of all age ranges, from 10 to 55, for various courses that they have been doing. He qualified as a teacher in 2004, and has enjoyed the varied pace and challenges of individual tutoring.


Private Tutor: Emily Redman

Private Tutor Emily Redman



PGCE Secondary Maths, St Mary's University College


South West London


"Emily did a terrific job working with C and I would highly recommend her to any of your other clients."


Having taught mathematics in a secondary school, Emily is very familiar with the National Curriculum. She currently tutors several students in mathematics, primarily helping them to develop their confidence with the subject, and she has evidence of improved results.


Private Tutor: Carolina Sawney

Private Tutor Carolina Sawney

EFL, Spanish (Native speaker)


MSc International Politics, University of London
International House Certificate, Teaching Spanish to Adults


Bloomsbury, London


"We thought Carolina was great and will probably have her in again in the future for subsequent children as they need extra help later on. Many thanks again for excellent organisation.”


"I have only been learning Spanish about six weeks with Carolina and I am managing to get through the switchboards of Spanish companies, read stories and newspaper articles and quickly becoming an Almodóvar aficionado".


Carolina is a creative and enthusiastic Spanish / English trainer who has developed a hands on practical approach to ensure that demanding students from all ages and backgrounds learn well and efficiently. She offers delegates a high degree of personal attention to ensure that they succeed and enjoy the process. Her youngest student was 2.5 years old and she has also offered language programmes in-company at The Guardian, WPP Group PLC, Gaucho, Hudson’s Properties, Momentum Pictures, Oliver Wyman, among others.


Private Tutor: Velu Yogendran

Private Tutor Velu Yogendran

Chemistry, Maths, Science


Postgraduate Diploma in Offshore Engineering,
Robert Gordon’s University M.Sc. in Water and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey


Hampton, Middlesex


"Velu has been great, he was keen from the start – is always very punctual, his communication is excellent and he is proving a caring, thoughtful and very effective tutor."


“Good keen tutor, very communicative with client. Eager to please.”


Velu has three years experience in tutoring on a one-to-one basis and one year experience at an Adult Community College. This September he will be working as a Visiting Lecturer on Wastewater Treatment at Surrey University.


Private Tutor: Barry Taylor

Private Tutor Barry Taylor

French, Spanish


BA Modern Languages, Oxford University


Twickenham, London


"Able to relate well to pupil and knows his subject well. Reliable and flexible with time."


“A got an A*. We are absolutely delighted. Thank you so much for all your help.”


“W got his 13+ into Westminster School. He loved his French lessons with you. Thank you so much!”


Baz started as a political reporter for World In Action on ITV covering stories in Europe and South America. He then went on to direct/produce 300 hours of network TV and to direct five feature films. He has now returned to his first love: languages and thoroughly enjoys the whole teaching process with pupils from 6 to 51 years old.


Private Tutor: Steven Garrard

Private Tutor Steven Garrard



BEd Primary (2.1), Goldsmiths College


Bromley, London


"Steven has been fantastic in building R’s reading and literacy skills."


Steven has been tutoring for 2 1/2 years, teaching across the primary age range for 10 years, in South East London Schools.

Private Tutor: Tim Foster

Private Tutor Tim Foster

American Literature, English


BA American Studies (1st class), Nottingham University
MA United States Studies (distinction), University of London PGCE English, Oxford University


Hitchin, Hertfordshire


"Tim was everything we wished for in a tutor. He was able to provide a structured schedule which developed A towards the 11+ standard at which we were aiming. He built a fantastic relationship with A and motivated him at every stage."


Tim has been teaching and tutoring for the past five years and has particular experience of GCSE and A-level preparation. Currently he is a Teaching Fellow and PhD candidate at the University of Nottingham.


Private Tutor: Jennifer Harper

Private Tutor Jennifer Harper

Music Theory, Piano


BA Music (1st Class), Birmingham University


North West London


"Many thanks for sending Jennifer for Music tuition. She was a delight." "Fortunately, Jennifer is delightful and going great guns with our son G. I know nothing about Music GCSE but she really seems to know her subject and G says that she's very good."


Jenni has been tutoring officially for a year since graduating from University. She is very versatile and enjoys several different types of tutoring; giving piano and singing lessons, Music Theory, Aural and Sight-reading tuition as well as A-level and GCSE Music tuition, alongside her work as a professional singer. She finds one-on-one tuition very rewarding as you can really get to know the pupil and make sure that the teaching is really tailored to their needs.

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Private Tutor: Jane Hordle

Private Tutor Jane Hordle

English, History, Latin, Religious Education, Classics


BA Classical Studies (2.1),
Reading University MA Classics, Reading University


Fleet, Hampshire


"A went from a U to an A in Classics." “Just wanted to say a 'big thank you' for everything. V has become so much more confident and actually believes in herself and her abilities with all your patience and input.” “Client thoroughly recommends the tutor, excellent all round approach, very inspiring and she is very grateful and pleased.”


Jane is committed to treating each student individually and enjoys working with them on a one-to-one basis. Her speciality lies with external students; building up their confidence and supporting them throughout the school year. Where GCSE students are concerned this has allowed them to rejoin main stream school/college with self-belief. Recent focus on college students has resulted in re-sits rising from U’s and E’s to A’s and B’s. Jane’s passion and sensitivity towards her students ensures they are always prepared and positive about their exams.


Private Tutor: Juliet Anne Koehler

Private Tutor Juliet Anne Koehler

Drama, English


BA English Literature and History


Yateley, Hampshire


"Juliet was very helpful with ... coaching for J to do his GCSE English. She really helped with his confidence building and exam practice." “Both tutors have managed to engage my daughter, who is not a particularly enthusiastic student.”


Juliet has over 10 years of experience within the Arts; including teaching Drama and English, working as a professional actress and setting up her own Dance Company. She is currently focusing on completing a PGCE course and tutoring on a one-to-one basis.

Private Tutor: Robert Ford

Private Tutor Robert Ford



BSc Physics, UCL
PGCE Physics and Maths, Brunel University


Yateley, Hampshire


"Mr Ford was punctual, very polite and J found him to be a very good tutor."


Rob has over 35 years of teaching experience in both Secondary schools and colleges. He has worked for Fleet Tutors since 1980 tutoring all the sciences but specifically Physics. As a marker for OCR he is able to teach exam technique from an examiner’s point of view. He is dedicated to helping students get the best possible grades in the subject and really enjoys this line of work.


Private Tutor: Gregory Eze

Private Tutor Gregory Eze

ICT, Maths, Physics


BEng Integrated Engineering, University of Wales


Staines, Middlesex


"We were really impressed with Greg and I know that L both liked him and respected him. He was excellent."

“L did really well at GCSE and we would like to send a really big thank you to Fleet Tutors and even more so, to Greg Eze who taught here so diligently and so well.” 


Greg has tutored for over 10 years and has corporate experience in training in ICT. He enjoys the challenge of getting students to reach their full potential in order for them to achieve good grades in their exams and to apply the knowledge in Higher Education and the workplace.


Private Tutor: Stuart Gallacher

Private Tutor Stuart Gallacher

English, Maths, Media Studies


BA in English Studies from Stirling University
Dip.Ed (Education) from Stirling University


Coventry, Warwickshire


Stuart Gallacher was recently named as Fleet Tutors Outstanding Tutor of the Year; “Stuart is a fantastic tutor. He works closely with local governments to provide tuition for looked after children and all his students and their carers absolutely love him.”


Stuart is a university lecturer, published author and writer, specialising in creative writing (to university level). He has tutored a large number of students across the Coventry and Warwickshire area, offering one-to-one tuition in all aspects of the GCSE and GCE English Language and Literature curriculum. He is an enthusiastic tutor who delivers learning in an informal and keen manner.


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