Our relationships with our parents and tutors are very important to us.

Here are just a few of the nice things our parents and students have said about us:

“We have Ellen every Saturday she is so positive and patient with Will and he really appreciates her support. She is amazing and really focuses on exam technique which Will is using to good effect.”

Kate, Knaresborough, 2018 (Year 11) GCSE Science

“…..Mel seems to be excellent. Early days yet but she seems to be developing his confidence and creativity.

Gail, Harrogate, 2018 (Primary) Numeracy

“We have only had one session with Bev at half term but we have just managed to organise a few more – she is also excellent and Will increased his mock grade after just one session with her, again focusing on answering technique – I have been so impressed with all your tutors. Many thanks for your help.”

Kate, Knaresborough, 2018 (Year 11) Science

“Rosemary is fantastic. Hugh is always asking ‘When is Rosemary coming?’

There has also been a definite improvement in Hugh’s writing.”

Lisa, Harrogate, 2018 (Primary) Literacy

“The sessions are going great, thanks. Sam feels very comfortable with Bev and would appear to be making good progress. He hasn’t had a session since the end of November as he has had his internal mocks, but is more than willing to start again in January. Hopefully his mock results will show how much he has improved, and boost his confidence further.”

Cat, Harrogate, 2018 (Year 11) GCSE English

“We honestly couldn’t be happier with Rosemary, Olivia has come on leaps and bounds since their sessions started and it has even been raised at parent consultations what a positive effect Rosemary is having on Olivia.”

Sally, Harrogate, 2018 (Primary) Numeracy & Literacy

“Lucy got what she needed for her Cambridge offer so she is in!! She got a high A for maths and we are all so thankful for all your help!!

Mary, Harrogate, 2018 A-Level Maths

“Lisa got an A in almost everything with the best of 90/100 in core 4. So a B overall after AS results. Pleased anyway and has a place at Liverpool even though she got C in her other subjects French and Chemistry.

She is now considering a maths degree instead! I’ll keep you informed if she does. Thanks again.

Julia, Harrogate, 2018 A-Level Maths

Joshua got a C in his maths and has the grades he needs. Thank you so much for your help in the maths itself and also for boosting his confidence in the subject.

Alison, Harrogate, 2018 GCSE Maths

“Thank you so much for your kind message and even more importantly all your amazing help. I couldn’t have done it without you, your help honestly made me understand and enjoy the maths so much more. Thanks for the really good advice I’ll remember it forever and try to live by it.”

Alex, Harrogate 2018, A-Level Maths

“Good news, Jack got a B in Biology and has got into Newcastle! Thanks so much for everything we are very happy.”

Dave and Lynn 2018, Harrogate A-Level Biology

“Seb got his C in Biology and Newcastle have accepted him. Thanks for all the support!”

Gail, Harrogate 2018, A-Level Biology

“Sally got her results and got a 6/6 in science which she is v happy with! Thank you.”

Abi, Harrogate, 2018, GCSE Science

“Thanks so much he got 5s for his science. Really couldn’t have done it without your help – we are totally relieved!”

Alison, Harrogate 2018, GCSE Science

“Thank you for your message. Issy got an 8 in Eng Lit and 7 in Chemistry. She’s delighted!”

Michelle, Harrogate 2018, GCSE English & Chemistry

“Roy was marvellous. Very professional, attentive and approachable. I would gladly recommend him to others for Maths GCSE.”
Francesca, Harrogate, 2017, (GCSE)

“Roy had been very good and helped Tom’s confidence in Maths at KS3 and all being well his marks too.”
Martin, Harrogate, 2017, (Year 8)

“Hi – thought I’d let you know that Sam reached expected levels in maths in his recent Primary SATs. He was just a few marks off greater depth. This is a truly amazing result given that 2 years ago he was a year behind in Maths. Thank you; these wonderful results are due, in part, to Mel’s excellent teaching. Thank you for recommending her.”
Jo, Harrogate, 2017, (Primary)

“Ally had lots of sessions with Bev for GCSE English and she was brilliant – really outstanding. She brought great resources, tuned into who he was and how he worked. Ellen has helped with the science GCSE – Ally had fewer lessons as this is a stronger area for him and he needed less help. Ellen was bright, astute and really helpful. Thank you so much again.”
Sharon, Leeds, 2017, (GCSE)

“Was particularly pleased with how quickly you put your Maths and Science tutors in place and their communication with me was great. Both worked during the holidays which really helped.
Tracey, Leeds, 2017, (GCSE)

“Roy was fantastic, exactly what Hattie needed he gave her confidence and got her through the Maths (GCSE) exams fantastically well! Thank you.”
Michelle, Harrogate, 2017, (GCSE)

“We would definitely recommend your site and Roy, Harry really benefited from the Maths tuition. Roy was brilliant and really helped Harry through quite a stressful final couple of months of school. 6th form here we come. I have already passed on (your) website details to a couple of friends and would do so in the future.”
Fran, Harrogate, 2017, (GCSE)

“Lisa thoroughly enjoyed her A-Level maths tuition sessions with Roy who made maths fun. She gained so much more confidence and is enjoying maths as a subject so much more. I am sure she has done her best in her AS exams fingers crossed for August. Thanks again for putting us in touch with Roy.
Julia, Harrogate, 2017 (A-Level

“We are really happy with the tutoring that Rosemary has given to Joe so far for English. She is always well prepared and clearly plans & delivers lessons, which are individually tailored to his needs & knowledge gaps. She provides feedback to us at the end of the session too regarding areas covered & ongoing difficulties.”
Michelle, Harrogate, 2017 (Primary

“We were very happy with Lee & if Charlotte needs any more Chemistry AS tuition in the future we will be in touch, thank you 😊.”
Wendy, Harrogate, 2017 (A-Level)

“Dear Andy, the first session was super and Hugh was engaged throughout. Many thanks for recommending Rosemary.
Lisa, Harrogate, 2017 (Primary)

‘Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help with getting help with Finn for Economics and History. He passed with BCC. All v relieved and happy. A huge thank you! Fingers crossed for his brother next week.’
Emma, Masham, 2017 (A-Level)

Hi Roy – just Jacob here. Thought I’d let you know how I did in my results. I got an A in Maths A2! Thank you so much for the help and support you gave me – I’ll never forget it. Birmingham University for me next thanks to you.
Jacob, Harrogate, 2017 (A-Level)

Mike did great. 3 As! He’s very happy and grateful of Roy’s help and support. They did good.
John, Harrogate, 2017(A-Level)

‘Hi Andy – Lucy did really well. She got a B in English (A-Level) so is off to Liverpool Uni at the end of the month! Thanks for introducing Manraj to us, Lucy really benefitted from her input.’
Suzanne, Harrogate, 2017 (A-Level)

Jack did well! He got a C in Biology, B in Maths and A is Psychology for AS. He and we were very pleased (and) it bodes well for next year (in A2).’
Lynn, Harrogate, 2017 (AS Level)

Great news – George got a BC in his science GCSEs!!! Thanks for all you help and support!
Kay, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE)

Sophie got BB in GCSE double science and she is delighted, thanks so much Andy.
John, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE)

Big thank you to you – A* in Biology and Physics GCSE for Issy!! She is a vvv happy girl!
Susan, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE)

Got my results today and got a Grade 7 in my Maths GCSE 😊. Thank you so much for helping me – couldn’t have done it without you.
Hattie, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE student)

Just to let you know I got two Cs in GCSE Science! So really happy, thank you for everything!
Nadine, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE student)

Just wanted to let you know what my results were – AB for science GCSE! A massive thank you – there is no way I could have done it without you!
Poppy, Ripon, 2017 (GCSE student)

Issy did super in her GCSEs and got an 8 in her Maths (and a Pass in the extra algebra paper!) so she’s ecstatic! Roy’s help definitely steered her in the right direction so thank you again.
Sue, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE)

A big hurrah for Harry, he passed with a grade 4 for Maths. A very happy household this morning’.
Fran, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE)

He’s done great overall and into sixth form as planned and CB in science GCSE. Thanks for all your help. We really appreciated it and will recommend you.
Stephanie, Ripon, 2017 (Harrogate)

He got a level 5 in his Maths GCSE! Thank you so much for your support! So pleased. Thanks again, he couldn’t have got his Maths without your tutoring and we will always recommend you to others.
Michelle, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE)

Physics B, Biology A, Chemistry A!!!! Utterly delighted. She was getting Cs in her mocks. Can’t thank you enough.’
Dougie, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE)

‘You have made a huge difference to Lucy’s life. Keep doing what you do. Thank you very much. Lucy said without Valarie and Mathew she would have failed these GCSEs.’
Lynne, Ripon, 2017 (GCSE)

Just to let you know Jack got two grade 7s for English Lit & English Language GCSE. Liz and I are very happy with this and undoubtedly your extra tuition moved Jack up a grade or 2. Overall he got mostly As with a few Bs and a C.

Neil, Harrogate, 2017 (GCSE)

“Just wanted to let you know I got a C in A-Level Maths altogether (I got a C in Chemistry and B in Biology) I’ve been accepted to go to Liverpool university to study Orthoptics as I wanted and am very pleased and excited for September! I want to thank you for all your help!! I really couldn’t have done it without you, I’ll definitely be recommending you to others.”
Iqra (Student), Leeds, 2016

“I’ve been offered a place at Liverpool university which I’m really happy about. I got an A in French, an A in Maths and my other C in A-Level Biology! Please say thank you to Roy for all his help.”
Madeleine (Student), Harrogate, 2016

“Henry did really well in his A levels, he turned his AS C grade in Chemistry to an A and (he’s) off to Newcastle to study Chemical Engineering, Emma was brilliant. Thank you so much.”
Phillipa, Knaresborough, 2016

“For my part I was extremely pleased with the tutors.  Roy was a very good fit for Helen and although she’s still found Maths A2 extremely hard, he gave her the confidence to look at the questions in a variety of ways and we were very happy with him.”
Sarah, Harrogate, 2016

“Osan was perfect for Gus, who was initially reluctant to have a tutor for A2 Physics. The fact Gus could identify with him as a ‘young’ tutor and his friendly engaging manner overcame his initial concerns.  It helped tremendously that Gus could ask questions at home rather than in class – which may not have happened (without this opportunity).”
Susan, Harrogate, 2016

“Well, Harriet did get her A in ChemistryGCSE – we are all very pleased and all the hard work finally paid off. Thank you for your help!”
Claire, Harrogate, 2016

“Just wanted to let you know that Nick has done really well in his GCSEs. He achieved A*, A, A in his GCSE Sciences. Thank you so much for all your hard work. I’ll be in touch re tutoring for Ollie this Autumn.”
Heather, Harrogate, 2016

“Danielle got CCD in her A-Levels and is heading off to Manchester Met to do Finance and Maths. We are really pleased the help you have provided. Many thanks.”
Audrey, Harrogate, 2016

“I got A*, A, A in my A-Levels! Nice sigh of relief as it means I have the grades to apply for medicine. Many thanks for all your help in Biology over the past 2 years!”
Mike (Student), Harrogate, 2016

“Max got a B in his AS Biology, thank you for everything, Max was really pleased.”
Tracey, Harrogate, 2016

“Thank you for arranging Anne to see my daughter. We’ve booked for next week and absolutely thrilled. What an interesting lady to talk to! Just what Ella needs and Anne was full of helpful info and has agreed to tutor Ella over the summer holidays. Couldn’t be happier and relieved after her mock results. Thank you so much.”
Louise, Harrogate, 2016

“Sam is doing so well (with Mel). He’s happier at school and happy to work with her and is very good with him. Hoping it’s going to help a fair bit.”
Angela, Ripon, 2016

“We think Liam did brilliantly thanks to his hard work and of course our Maths saviour Leanne! Thankyou both.”
Lola, Harrogate, 2016

“I’m so over the moon to tell you Lochie got ABB in his A-Levels and got his first choice of Manchester. He was one mark off an A in Drama!! I can’t thank you enough for all your help.”
Bev, Harrogate, 2016

“Both twins passed their GCSE Sciences with Cs!! Both into 6th form. Thank you for all your help!”
Claire, Harrogate, 2016

“Maddie got a C in AS Statistics. She says the tuition did help and I would like to recommend Nikki as she was very committed and did go the extra mile.”
Wumba, Harrogate, 2016

“Evan achieved a C grade in GCSE Maths taking the higher paper. Please pass our thanks onto Nikki. We don’t feel Evan would have passed without her tutoring.”
Elaine, Ripon, 2016


Need some further reassurance? Call Martin!

We appreciate you may not have tried to find a private tutor before and might be unsure of what it is like to use one. To help put your mind at rest one of our parent clients, Martin Clarkson, has kindly offered to act as a parent advocate of Up Your Grade Tutors. He is happy to answer any questions you may have with the process of engaging with one of our tutors and the positive impact it has had on his son, Michael. His recent testimonial is on our Facebook page.

Please call us on 0800 998 9141 and we can put you in touch with Martin, who lives in Harrogate.

About Us

Up Your Grade Tutors originally launched across Harrogate and Yorkshire in February 2015. It was founded by Andrew Gardner, a fully qualified secondary Science teacher of GCSE and A-Level Biology (BSc. Hons, PGCE Science).

The majority of Up Your Grade’s parents and students are certainly looking to ‘Improve Exam Performance’ and we have a fantastic group of tutors in Harrogate and Yorkshire who are hand-picked and do this very successfully.

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