Choice Home Tutoring – Colchester

Choice Home Tutoring is a personalised tuition service catering for all subjects, for all ages. Whether your child is in need of a confidence boost in their learning, extra support with basic skills, such as spelling and numeracy, or extra help to pass exams, including entrance exams to independent schools or GCSE exams, we are here to provide a high-quality service based on your specific requirements. Serving the Colchester area, we can offer you an experienced, well qualified and DBS checked tutor, matching their specialism to your needs.

Karen graduated from Queen Mary University, London, with a MSc in Astrophysics. She also holds a BSc in Physical Science and a PGCE.

She has taught science and maths in schools across Essex and Suffolk since 2008; been a Teacher Representative on the Royal Observatory Greenwich Teacher Science Advisory Panel; and an Associate Examiner for the OCR examining board. Passionate about science and equal educational opportunities for everyone, she has tutored SEN students, helped borderline GCSE students gain their target grades, and worked with gifted and talented students to fully realise their potential.

Karen enjoyed being Campus Science Lead Teacher before leaving to focus on tutoring.  She has always been keen to be involved in school science clubs, STEM activities and all things related to astronomy!  Her passion for education extends to evaluating new methods of teaching and learning, including assessing the future potential offered by virtual reality.

Meet Karen



Serving Colchester and the surrounding villages.


52 Gloucester Avenue,

Phone: 07483 161012


Opening Hours: 
Monday 9am – 7:30pm
Tuesday 9am – 7:30pm
Wednesday 9am – 7:30pm
Thursday 9am – 7:30pm
Friday  9am – 7:30pm

“We needed a tutor for our daughter in her second year of A Levels studying Psychology. We were recommended Josephine and after a telephone introduction decided to go ahead. We are extremely pleased as is our daughter, I literally could not have picked a better match myself, which shows just how good Choice are. I’ve used tutor services before but the standard of service provided by Choice is on another level, we feel lucky to have Josephine and would recommend her in a heartbeat.”

Karen Gibson