About EM Personal Tuition


  • BA Hons. English Language and Literature

  • BA Open

  • PGCE QTS Status conferred in 2010

  • CPD Level 5 Literacy Specialist

  • Diploma - English Language Studies

  • Diploma - Understanding Dyslexia

  • Diploma - Autism Awareness

  • Diploma – SEND

  • Advanced Certificate – Teaching Phonics

  • Diploma - TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

About the business

EM Personal Tuition was established at our current location in December 2010. Since then we have gone from strength to strength, offering a wider curriculum, more tutor availability and a reputation for providing an excellent, flexible service. 

We now teach children from the age of four to adult learners.


Our tutors are all subject specialists, educated to degree level and above and have a valid DBS Certificate. They are also dyslexia and ASD trained and equipped to deal with other SPLD.  

Our rooms are spacious, well equipped with lively teaching sessions that guide, encourage and support learning. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to the premises but tutors may teach at the client's home. 


Subjects include: English, Mathematics, Science - (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), and Spanish.


Safeguarding is a priority and parents are welcome to stay.

About the owner

Colleen started tutoring as English Matters from her own home in Hartlepool, teaching English Language and Literature. She is a qualified English teacher and subject specialist, with a BA in English Language and Literature, plus qualifications in ASD, Dyslexia Awareness, ESOL, TEFL, Safeguarding and more.  


As demand grew, reflecting the need for additional support, it became necessary to find more suitable premises. We are now located in Church St, above the print shop.  Parking is available to the front of the premises (short 30 min stay to pm) or at the Interchange.