Phone: 07903494693

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.

Aja Auton

About The Owner

Aja started working in education as a volunteer in 2008. She was then employed in a Hartlepool Primary School where she completed her Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools with specialised subject knowledge in Maths and English and finally being awarded Higher Level Teaching Assistant status in 2018.

She began working at EM Personal Tuition in October 2021, helping with administration. Colleen then gradually took a step back from all admin work, giving Aja the title of Office Manager, before deciding that she was ready to wind down and hand over the reigns to Aja completely in December 2022. Aja is now sole proprietor and excited for what the future holds.

Colleen Kelly

Founder of the Company

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 increased, reflecting the need for additional support, it became necessary to find more suitable premises. The company is 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.

Although Colleen has now sold the business, she is still teaching at EM Personal Tuition.


Qualifications & Certifications

  • BA Hons. English Language and Literature

  • 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)

Let’s Learn Together!

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