Chelmsford Tutors - Essex Private Tuition

             * Owing to the current situation our tutors can offer online tuition. *

We are a locally based provider of home tutors serving Chelmsford and surrounding towns covering all ages from Primary, through GCSE to A level and adult. Tuition is offered in most subjects including English, Maths Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology), Economics, Business Studies, Spanish, German, French and other Languages. Our complete range is shown below.

We prefer to telephone parents to discuss requirements so that your son or daughter is allocated the best tutor in your area. There are no registration fees, nor a requirement to book a series of lessons. You can talk to the tutor first to discuss your needs. All our tutors are CRB/DBS checked, have been interviewed and had their qualifications confirmed. Our track record is excellent as each year over a third of our business comes from repeat requests or personal recommendation. You can find out all you need to know about employing a personal tutor by clicking on information for parents and students and Frequently Asked Questions. In October 2013 we were accepted as a Corporate Member of The Tutors' Association which regulates the tuition industry. See the website page for our Code of Ethics.

To Find a Tutor telephone us on 01245 225493 or complete an enquiry form by clicking on Contact Us.

English & Maths

English language, English literature, Maths, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics


Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Combined, Psychology and Environmental Science


Accounting, Business Studies, Economics


French, German, Spanish, Greek, Russian

Other Subjects

Geography, History, Ethics, Philosophy, RE, Law, Sociology, Government & Politics, Computer Science, ICT

Adult Education

ESOL, Numeracy and Literacy


UCAS and university entrance, Personal Profile, Interview techniques, Psychometric testing, Critical thinking, CV preparation

Other Skills

Office administration



Preparation for 11+

Preparation for private school entrance

Lower secondary


AS/A levels and IB


Based in Chelmsford but covering:




Woodham Ferrers



Great Baddow



The Tutors Association

Chelmsford Tutors submitted documentation and information for inspection and was accepted as a Corporate Member.

This means that Chelmsford Tutors abides by The Tutors Association rules for tuition agencies, that tutors have been recruited following correct procedures and that the Agency and tutors work in a professional manner.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Many tutors are retired teachers.

Some tutors are still working as teachers.

Some tutors qualified as teachers but did not enjoy working in schools and now work in other professional jobs while providing tuition in the evening.

Some tutors have professional training experience.

We do not register students who are still at school or on undergraduate university courses.

Each new tutor registered with Chelmsford Tutors is checked in the following manner:

  • Identity checking of a photographic ID
  • Right to work in the UK (Passport, NI number)
  • Disclosure and Barring Service (Enhanced) to ensure that the tutor can work with children. The DBS has replaced the CRB and ISA
  • Academic qualifications certificates are seen as all our current tutors have at least one university degree
  • Two written references are obtained. These are usually from professional sources such as schools


The tuition time needed, frequency and number of lessons is agreed with the tutor.

Up to GCSE this is usually one hour a week. For A level it is often a longer session once a fortnight.

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Information for Parents and Students:

Tutoring differs from teaching in a school because the skills and approach needed are:

  • one-to-one personal interaction
  • flexibility in teaching style to fit each student
  • tutoring at a pace to fit each student
  • often tutoring topics which were not understood in school
  • practising learning and exam techniques

A good relationship tends to develop between tutor and student so that the association is one of friend and mentor.

We usually have three kinds of tutoring arrangements:

Weekly tuition: This regular one-hour tuition is a supplement to a student’s schooling and ensures that the student understands and learns the subject week by week as he/she attends school. It can compensate for insufficient individual attention due to large class size, difficulty in grasping concepts or poor motivation.

Catch-up sessions: These are useful to review the student’s grasp of a concept. They allow the student to “catch up” and to thoroughly understand a topic which was causing problems.

Exam preparation: This is useful before internal exams, mocks or formal exams. The tuition required will depend on the level such as GCSE or A level. Extra tuition is useful to reduce feelings of panic and loss of confidence. Exam techniques can be practised.

Tuition is not a quick-fix solution. The amount of tuition required will depend on the needs, aptitude and effort of each student.

Many students have dyslexia and this is usually no problem in one-to-one tutoring. If the student has special needs, these should be discussed to see if we can help.

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