Top-quality, reliable tuition by DBS checked tutors

BLES 1:1 Home Tuition & Fun French offer tutoring services to students In Teesside, Darlington & Northallerton


Top quality home tuition

Do your children require help with their school or college work? Or are you an adult looking for some help and support with your academic studies? BLES 1:1 Home Tuition & Fun French provides fun, friendly and professional support for lifelong learning. We serve Teesside, Darlington, Northallerton and the surrounding areas and strive to find the ideal tutor to suit your personal needs.

About BLES 1:1

BLES 1:1 Home Tuition & Fun French was established 20 years ago by our Director, Liz Copsey-Blanchard. Liz has over 30 years' experience in the industry and a Bachelors degree in Education. She now runs this well-established professional agency of fully qualified and DBS certificated tutors. She is proud to only supply the most highly reliable and recommended tutors to her clients, with every member of the team exceeding her high expectations. Liz also works for various exam boards, conducting trials and undertaking marking and coding. She has worked as an online tutor for the catch-up tuition offered post-COVID for the past 3 yrs.

At BLES 1:1 Home Tuition & Fun French we now have a wide variety of qualified teachers on our books, covering all key stages, from Primary (age 5-11) to GCSE and A-level. Our tutors are experts in their fields, offering support for students studying subjects across the curriculum.

We also run after-school Fun French clubs at schools, nurseries and village halls, introducing the basics of foreign language to young students in a fun and accessible way.

At BLES 1:1 Home Tuition & Fun French, we are here to help. For top-quality home or online tuition in Teesside, Darlington & Northallerton, please call us now.

Home tutoring lessons

1:1 Home Tuition

From SATS preparation to intensive tutoring, we have you covered.

french lessons

Fun French Clubs

Introduce a foreign language at a young age to kickstart their learning.


Fully qualified DBS tutors

Experts in their field, on hand to support your learning.


  • To provide good quality, well-planned, organised and professional tutoring to a range of pupils aged from 4-18 in a full range of school-based subjects.
  • To help pupils gain greater confidence and to reach their full potential in the subjects we are tutoring them in.
  • To take a pastoral, caring role with every pupil and show appreciation for, and encourage their endeavours with positive praise.
  • We expect all tutors to act in a professional manner and set good examples of conduct to their students and follow a code of behaviour that is conducive to mutual trust and respect.


  • Tutors should respect client’s confidentiality and only have contact with their schools if this is deemed appropriate and desirable.
  • In order that students and tutors are protected, we do advise that the teaching situation is assessed and appropriate noise levels and space is made for teaching, and that another adult is present in the home when lessons are taking place. Some parents may feel it desirable to be present during the first session so they can assess their child’s performance and responses to the tutor. Please respect this, but advise that this is not usual practice as some children feel inhibited by their parent’s presence.
  • Appropriate equipment and resources are to be provided by the tutor for their lessons. Hopefully, parents would be willing to buy some books deemed necessary if requested by the tutor.
  • 1:1 do not employ the teachers/tutors, we only recommend them to clients based on their qualifications and experience. If any problem arises please do contact 1:1 to discuss your worries and/or concerns. We will be pleased to hear of any particular praise or negative comments for future reference.

What Our Students Say


Clare O

Excellent and highly recommended private tuition

Both my children now have private tuition with Liz and I find it very reassuring. I have two happy boys who enjoy school and I feel 1 to 1 lessons have really boosted their confidence in the classroom. They look forward to their lessons with Liz and enjoy them. They have a great rapport with Liz and I believe she understands and knows their abilities much better than their classroom teacher. The last parent's evening was the best yet, every box was green and no longer in the amber ‘working towards’ category. So pleased we have this service available to us. Thank you.


Clare O

Wonderful Teaching Technique

My 7 year old son has been having tuition for 6 months. I can see a big improvement in his ability and his confidence. His school teacher has also made comments. I wish we had started sooner. Liz has a wonderful teaching technique. She is patient and kind but also able to bring out the best of my son’s ability.


John D

A well managed service.

A well-run service providing good quality well qualified tutors. My granddaughter is currently getting help in French and Physics for her GCSE exams this summer.



Great tuition

Great help from the tutors giving my son one to one tuition. Pleased to see his confidence growing. Would recommend this company without a doubt.



1 Great for boosting confidence.

We've been using BLES home tuition to help boost our boys confidence in both maths and literacy. Our tutor is always on time, well prepared and is great with our boys. A very professional service thank you!

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