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An advert with Border Tutors costs just £25 for the first year – that’s less than 50p a week! Renewals are only £20 a year which is less than 40p per week!

The above rate is for the first advert only. Additional adverts are £10 each per year. The  online section is treated as one additional advert unless you only tutor online.

There are no plans to ever increase the advert renewal fee but, if there is an increase, existing advertisers will be given the opportunity to renew at the current rate.

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Colin Green

 colin5Colin is a Primary School teacher in the Scottish Borders and was previously a Principal teacher at Yetholm, Chirnsde and Lauder Primary Schools. 

He received his B.Ed (Primary) from N.S.W University, Sydney, Australia in 1988 and a Grad.Dip.Ed.Admin. the following year.

After teaching for several years in state and private schools in Sydney he moved to the Scottish Borders and has been teaching there for the past 24 years. Colin is keen on teaching Financial and Enterprise education to his pupils and enjoys teaching in a collaborative style.

He has completed research projects on Maths Underachievement and Pupil Learning Plans. Colin Tutors Maths at Primary School level and also teaches guitar for beginners.

Gemma Robertson
Gemma Robertson provides our dyslexia support as well as  general English tuition.

Gemma lives in Lauder with her husband and two children.  After graduating in 2001 with a degree in English Literature at Lancaster University she went on to train as a Secondary English Teacher, however, quickly side-stepped into Support for Learning realising this was an area she had great interest in and could really make a difference.
Gemma was a Learner Support Tutor for seven years at Edinburgh’s Telford College and has a wealth of experience dealing with students with additional support needs. Gemma has extensive experience supporting students with Higher English, Advanced Higher, National 4/5 GCSE and A-level.
Dyslexia support :
  • Can screen to assess if student ‘at risk’ of dyslexia.
  • Up-to-date with current dyslexia resources, support and legislation.
  • Support with spelling, reading, revision, memory, study skills, time management and mindmaps.
  • Training on how to use technology to aid dyslexia

Heather Dickson

Heatherheather dickson currently works as a Curriculum Support Teacher for Music in primary schools across the Scottish Borders.

She started her teaching career in Aberdeen as a secondary music teacher and has worked in various secondary schools teaching Music from S1 through to S6.

She has a significant amount of experience in presenting pupils for Standard Grade, Higher and Advanced Higher Music and has been involved in developing the Music curriculum for National 4 and 5.

Heather is involved in marking Higher Music: Listening exam papers for the SQA, and has participated in this for three years.

Tuition Available:

  • Music: National 4 and 5, Higher, Advance Higher
  • Instrumental: Piano and Keyboard (any level)
  • Music Theory: Grade 1-6

Mary Bertram

mary bertramI did my Probation year at Glenrothes High School (2006-07) then taught at Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline from 2007 – 2009.

Since then I have taught at Berwickshire High School in Duns. I have taught S1-S6 at all levels, Standard Grade, Int 1 and 2, National 4 and 5 (this year) and also Higher.

This is my third year also teaching Higher Photography. I marked Standard Grade critical activity for the SQA for 3 years from 2009 – 2011.

I have tutored higher art and design critical activity, general standard grade revision and I have also taught Higher Photography out of school.

I am able to tutor Art and Design – Int 1 and 2, National 4 and 5, Higher. Photography – Higher

In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with friends, watching crime drama, reading and visiting galleries.

Nigel Bridges

Nigel BridgesPrivate tutoring since Oct 2012. To date tutored in Higher level and Nat 4 but can tutor all secondary level mathematics.

Completed first term of PGDE course at Moray House including 6 week teaching placement at Jedburgh Grammar School.

Taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th and 5th years. Mathematics – Bsc (Open University).

Likes Gardening and Folk music.

Rebecca Young
NQT dualwoman silohette qualification, tutoring at higher level.

Geography and Modern Studies. Likes keeping fit, being outdoors, reading and cooking.


Kelly McKeown
Currently employed as an English teacher.

Taught Higher English atwoman silohette Borders College and has tutored privately in the past.

English – all levels from Nat 3 through to Higher

Likes reading, travel, history.

Gary Learmonth

I have been teaching Core Skills at Borders College for the past two months, and before that I taught English, Numeracy and IT at NRC Belfast.

I also tutored students in English and History up to, and including, A Level.

I am able to tutor up to, and including, Higher English and History.

Susan Meldrum

I amSusan Meldrum currently a Lecturer in Careers Guidance at Edinburgh Napier University.

As well as lecturing I work with students on a one to one basis to develop their guidance and coaching skills.

I have over fifteen years experience of working as a Careers Coach/ Adviser with Skills Development Scotland.

Have also provided careers advice to secondary pupils in various schools in the Scottish Borders including Berwickshire High, Peebles and Earlston.

I have a wealth of experience of working on Personal Statements for college and university application.

Happy to provide a bespoke one to one career coaching service to S4 to S6 pupils to help with career and course choice. This can be a one off service, ongoing coaching or provided online.

Languages by Katherine Lothian

See more about me here: https://www.facebook.com/LanguagesKL/

Mobile: 07979 663057k
French and German lessons for any age and stage.  I also teach Spanish lessons for children, beginners, intermediate  and sessions are tailored to your needs.

I teach languages for holidays, study, exams and business.

Experience teaching English as a foreign language (ESOL).