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Durham Tutoring

One-on-one In-Home & Online Maths Tutoring for Primary & Secondary students across the UK.
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Convenient

In-Home or Online Tutor when it suits you. Book online in under 3 minutes and we’ll have the perfect local tutor matched to your child in 48 hours. 

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Flexible

No contracts, minimum commitments or prepayments. Every lesson is tailored around your child’s unique needs – no packed classrooms or boring programs around here!

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Safety First

Every one of our tutors passes our triple security check: a face-to-face interview, double reference checks and a DBS background check. Your child is in safe hands!

Trusted Tutoring in Durham

Have you ever considered tutoring for your child but found the process of finding the right tutor in Durham long, frustrating and tedious? You’re not alone! Tutoring is an essential resource for all students in Durham, but families struggle to find the right tutor for their children. Spark Tutoring is an experienced tutoring service in Durham that has worked with thousands of families. We offer a simplified, effective and efficient way of getting your child the tutoring they need without the hurdles and challenges.

We have tried and proven matching methods that take science out of finding the right tutor for your child. By making it easy for families to find the right tutor for their child, you can help your child unlock their full potential and develop them into better all-around students and people.

We draw tutors from various professions in Durham. The tutors understand the curriculum and have worked with many students delivering beyond expectations. Although we use customised learning plans, we use the same materials students use in the classroom to avoid confusion. During the first lesson, the tutors assess the student and encourage parents to share the assessment results with the student’s teachers in a unified effort to help the student turn their grades around. Our approach to tutoring might be different, but we deliver exceptional results and parents, and teachers trust us. We’ve often worked with teachers in the student’s interests. A few reasons why our tutors are trusted in Durham include:

Book your child’s first lesson today in under 3 minutes and experience the Spark difference. You can also schedule a call with our team of education experts.

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Here’s why families choose Spark Tutoring:

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So easy to get started

The easiest booking process around. No contracts or paperwork. Book online in under 3 minutes and we’ll have the perfect tutor lined up within 48 hours.

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The ultimate in convenience

No battling after school traffic or fighting for parking. Your tutor comes to your home when it works for you or connects with your child online anytime.

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We keep you in the loop

We’ll email you feedback after each lesson and track growth with a detailed progress report every 10 lessons. Clear communication at all times.

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Easy weekly payments

No prepayments or terms upfront. We simply charge your debit or credit card 24 hours after each lesson. No penalty for missed lessons. Cancel anytime.

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Love your first lesson or it’s free

Your first lesson is covered by our 100% Happiness Guarantee, so if you don’t think the tutor we have selected is the right one for you there’s no charge.

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The best hand-selected tutors in the UK

Our tutors are the best of the best – chosen not just for academic achievement, but for their ability to motivate and inspire the young people they work with.

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Lessons in your home

Home Tutor

Our most popular choice – nothing beats face to face communication!

Lessons when they suit you in the comfort of your home.

All we ask for is a quiet space to work, free from distractions and in clear view of other family members; such as a dining table or workstation. Please keep in mind our tutors are not permitted to work behind closed doors.

We service all major British cities, 7 days a week, 7am to 7pm.

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Lessons Online

Online Tutor

Our online classroom has been custom built to replicate the face to face experience as closely as possible. Face to face video chat, online whiteboard and built-in testing make the online experience engaging even for the youngest of students.

All details for your tutor’s online classroom will be shared with you ahead of the first lesson. You can connect from any device in any browser. Of course, if you would prefer to use a third party online platform you are welcome to discuss this with your tutor too.

Online tutoring is available to all students across the UK and beyond.

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  • My son has loved working with his tutors from Spark. They are friendly, consistent and great role-models for my boy. He has improved at school, but the biggest change has been his attitude – he is more driven and focussed on his goals. Highly recommend!

    JAMIE, LONDON
  • My daughter worked with Sarah from Spark Tutoring through her GCSE and A-levels. She would not have achieved the results she did without them. They built a real friendship, and Sarah become a role model through those challenging years. Thank you Spark!

    THOMAS, WOKING
  • My 12 year old daughter worked with an online tutor from Spark Tutoring and it was amazing. I was reluctant at first, knowing how restless my girl can be, but her tutor was engaging and energetic – making the lessons fun. It also made things much easier for my wife and I, having someone else involved to ensure she was meeting all her remote-schooling requirements.

    MICHAEL, BRISTOL
  • Every interaction with Spark was worthy of 5-stars. From the easy booking process to the simplicity of weekly lessons and automated payments, working with them made my life easy and my child happy! What more could a parent ask for?

    TRACEY, BRIGHTON

The easiest booking process around

Here’s how it works:

Book a tutor

You book.

Book online in under 3 minutes or schedule a call with one of our education specialists.

Find a tutor

We match.

We work with our team to match the perfect tutor to your child’s needs.

Meet a tutor

The magic happens.

We schedule in the first lesson and send you all the details you’ll need by SMS and email.

In the first lesson, your tutor will do an assessment on your child to see how they are doing against the standards of the national curriculum, and build a learning plan to work towards moving forwards. They will send you a copy of the assessment outcomes by email and share some goals that they will be working towards with your child.

We encourage weekly lessons for the best results – but ultimately the length, timing and frequency is up to you.

You are free to communicate openly and directly with your tutor about scheduling and timings. All payments will be through Spark Tutoring – details will be provided after the first lesson and only if you are happy to continue.

After every lesson you will receive feedback from your tutor by email, outlining what was covered and how your child responded in the lesson. Every 10 lessons your tutor will provide a detailed progress report, keeping you in the loop at all times!

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Tutoring in Durham Near Me

All our lessons are one-on-one and face-to-face; either in-person or online at a time that suits you.

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Anywhere, Anytime

In Your Home

In-Person Lessons

First lesson covered by our 100% happiness guarantee – if you aren’t happy after the first lesson it’s on us

No contracts, prepayments or hidden fees – the price you see above is what you will pay

The world’s easiest payment system – your payment information is stored securely and charged 24 hours after each lesson

No charge for missed lessons – just give your tutor at least 24 hours notice before a scheduled lesson

 

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What Makes Us the Best for Tutoring in Durham?

Our tutors are hand selected based on their academic excellence. They include brilliant university students in various disciplines and current and former professionals. Our tutoring team comprises some of the best minds in Durham. They understand the subjects they tutor at an expert level. They are drawn from leading universities and stellar institutions. They have the experience and mastery of the subjects they tutor. Besides hiring brilliant tutors, we train them regularly and give them access to our expansive resource centre to ensure they can deliver to our high standards.

Clear, simple, concise communication is the secret sauce to our successful tutoring. Effective communication is one of the vital qualities we look for when selecting tutors. Our tutors can build and sustain communication with students at various levels. The tutors can break down complex concepts and explain them to students using simple and easy-to-understand terms, making it easier for students to understand concepts they previously had problems with.

YCommunication is critical to successful tutoring, which is why we have our tutors take a simplicity test before working with students on our platform.

We go over and above, helping students improve their grades. While academic performance is a priority, we also take the opportunity to help students build other qualities that can help them become successful in and out of class. Besides being excellent tutors, our tutors are also great mentors and role models. They have infectious personalities and build instant connections with the students they work with.

During the tutoring period, the tutors can boost the student’s self-esteem and confidence. They can also help students make crucial academic decisions that will steer their careers and build habits that will make them successful in life.

We’ve put together a tutoring service that puts the family and the student’s interests first. With numerous benefits, there’s no reason to look any further, especially when looking for a simple, straightforward and easy experience.

The perfect Tutor in Durham for your children

Signing up on Spark Tutoring takes less than three minutes. A quick online booking form, an email, live chat or a call with one of our education experts is all it takes to get started. Once you provide us with the student’s full details, we will match you with the perfect tutor in Durham. You don’t have to worry about spending hours scrolling through tutor profiles to find the right one. We have an expert team that will help you with that.

We customise our lesson schedules to the family’s needs. We have online and in-home tutoring options that cater to the needs of different families. Parents determine when it’s convenient for students to take lessons. Using this approach, you never miss out on an important meeting, and the student can keep doing the things they love with our flexible tutoring schedules. If the student can’t make it for a lesson, simply give the tutor a 24-hour notice, and we won’t charge you for the lessons.

You never have to worry about being locked out of your child’s development or having difficulty keeping up. We provide you with regular updates via email after every lesson. The tutor emails you what was covered in the lesson and how the student responded. We also send you detailed reports after every 10 lessons. We highlight the areas we’ve covered and the ones that need more work.

With Spark Tutoring, you get quality tutoring at affordable and reasonable rates. Our tutoring rates are hourly without any hidden charges. The payment terms are also simple and transparent. With a pay-as-you-go system, we charge your card 24 hours after every session for only the sessions you take. There are no minimum or prepayments and no contracts. You have complete control over the lessons you take, and you can cancel when you want with no questions asked.

We also offer tutoring in West London, Durham, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Tunbridge Wells, Maidenhead, Swansea, Bedford, Enfield and Online Tutoring Watford.

Whatever level of your child is working on, we have the perfect Tutor for them near you!

Frequently Asked Questions:


When is a good time to start tutoring?

There is no better time than now! Remember, tutoring is not just for students who are struggling – it is for all students! Even the brightest of students will be driven to achieve their full potential with the support of a Spark Tutor.

We have students of all ages working with our tutors; from early Primary school to A-levels. The best time to start working with a Spark Tutor is todayso book your first lesson in under 3 minutes here.


Does my child really need a tutor?

Every student will benefit from the support of a Spark Tutor, because we offer so much more than just academic support.

Our tutors have been selected for their ability to motivate and inspire the young people they work with. Your child will grow in confidence, do better at school and gain a life-long love of learning.

A Spark Tutor offers more than just help for those struggling at school – they are mentors that will help your child realise their potential.


Does your tutoring follow a set program? What is the lesson structure?

Every lesson we do is tailored around the unique needs of the student. There are no pre-set programs or courses we follow – it is personalised one-on-one learning, targeting exactly what your child needs every week.

Your tutor will have full access to our resource centre – which is packed with thousands of worksheets, textbooks and learning programs. They will use these as they see the need arise in your child.


What ages do you support?

We work with all Primary and Secondary School age students from Reception (Ages 4-5) to A-Levels (Year 13/Ages 17-18).

How do I get started?

Getting started is easy. Book online in under 3 minutes or speak with one of our team members and we will get it all organised from there. We work with our tutors to match your child up with the perfect tutor for them and send you all the details for the first lesson. No payment details are required upfront – we will check in with you after the first session to see how it went and you can submit payment info then!

Are your tutors qualified?

All our tutors go through our unique training and accreditation process and have passed all required reference and child safety checks (DBS) to work with us.

We do not require our tutors to be degree qualified to work with us, and in most cases are younger, University age tutors that excelled in school themselves. We actually find students respond best to this age group of tutors; they can build real authentic relationships and the school curriculum is fresh in the tutor’s mind, creating a mentor-mentee relationship rather than one of authority from a teacher.


How do I track my child’s progress?

You will receive feedback by email after every lesson letting you know what was covered and how your child engaged with the content.

Every ten lessons your tutor will also provide you with a detailed progress report, providing an insight into their development, where they are still struggling and what they are working towards over the next ten lessons. This progress report can also be shared with their classroom teacher or any other family members.


Do you offer any discounts?

We provide a 5% discount for any family that does 2 or more hours of lessons per week. This can be with siblings, multiple subjects or multiple lessons.


How do we find the right tutor?

Getting the match right between student and tutor is so important. When you book, we ask you a number of questions about your child to get a better understanding of both their academic needs and personality. We then match these with one of our tutors that we believe will be a great fit for them.

Obviously, the best test of any tutor is meeting them face to face, which is why your first lesson is covered by our 100% happiness guarantee – so if you don’t think the tutor we have selected for you is the right one for your child, there is no charge and we will work with you closely to find a tutor better suited to them.


Where does the tutoring take place?

Our lessons happen in your home or online in our online classroom, allowing your child to connect with their tutor face-to-face from any device at any time.

How do I pay?

We have the world’s easiest payment system. You simply submit your debit or credit card information once after the first lesson and you are charged 24 hours after each lesson occurs.

We’ll send you a notification shortly after each lesson with the scheduled charge and a receipt 24 hours later after the payment has been processed.

There are no contracts, prepayments or minimum commitments in partnering with us.


Do I have to have lessons every week?

Growth is all about consistency, so we encourage weekly lessons for best results.

However, this is not a requirement in partnering with us. If you need to miss a lesson every now and then, no problem – just let your tutor know at least 24 hours before a scheduled lesson and there will be no charge.


How long do the lessons go for?

Most lessons go for an hour, with many families opting for 90-minute lessons. Ultimately the length of the lesson is up to you – just chat with your tutor and let them know how long you would like to work together.

When can I start?

It usually takes us 2 to 3 business days to get everything lined up, so a good rule of thumb is to book now to get started next week.

We will keep you updated on any potential delays, and of course let you know by SMS and email once we have scheduled the first lesson.


How much does it cost?


Do you offer a free trial or lesson?

Your first lesson is covered by our 100% happiness guarantee – so if you aren’t happy with the tutor we match with your child then there is no charge for the lesson.

This allows you to meet your tutor completely risk-free, but it also means that your tutor gets rewarded for their hard work when they do a great job. It is win-win for all!

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