Looking for a shorthand tutor?

If you are a student or employer looking for shorthand training, please see the list below to find a shorthand tutor in your area. Please contact the tutor directly for further information regarding fees, availability and method of tuition (many tutors offer individual, group or remote online sessions e.g. Zoom). 

Some companies offering online or centre-based shorthand courses are also listed (this list is not exhaustive). Please see the linked company website for further information about the services offered.


If you are a shorthand tutor and would like to be included on our database you will need the following:

  • Understanding of NCTJ shorthand exams
  • A general teaching qualification (preferable) or;
  • Applicable industry / practical use of Teeline
  • A shorthand speed qualification

If you meet the above criteria, please do forward your CV to [email protected].

Please note: the NCTJ does not employ shorthand tutors directly and does not have a contractual agreement in place with the tutors (or companies) detailed on this list. Whilst the tutors on this list are not directly endorsed by the NCTJ, we do reserve the right to remove tutors from the list at our discretion. If you are searching for employment as a shorthand tutor, please refer to the Accredited Courses section of the website where you can obtain the details of NCTJ-accredited journalism course providers.


Shorthand courses

Pitman Training 
Tel: 01223 319419
Website: www.pitman-training.com
Learn online, at one of a range of centres or a combination of both. Several Teeline courses are available, from novice to professional.

Teeline Online
Website: www.teelineshorthand.org
Email: [email protected]
Learn online, in your own time and at your own pace with tutor support if required. Learn from scratch or refresh your skills. One to one lessons via Zoom are available.


Shorthand tutors

Tutors are grouped broadly by region for your convenience. However, many tutors are also able to offer remote online tuition. Please enquire directly with the tutor.

London

Angela Catto
Tel: 07785 788156 or 0208 876 2877
Email: [email protected]
London and south west

Kate Charles
Tel: 0208 543 9186 or 07964 342133
Email: [email protected]
London zone 1-3 and Surrey

Yohannes Lowe
Tel: 07788 660 583
Email: [email protected]
London (all zones). Online sessions also available.

Mary Marc-Peterkin
Tel: 0208 508 3294
Email: [email protected]
Up to Zone 1, within easy travelling by bus/underground train

Cherry Mattey
Tel: 0208 669 9794
Email: [email protected]
London, Surrey, Kent and Sussex

Lizzy Millar
Tel: 07758646186
Email: [email protected]
London zones 1-3 and via online webinar.

Jane Murphy
Tel: 01634 615810 or 07752 537205
Email: [email protected]
London, Kent, Essex/Surrey – close to the M25

Pyone O’Brien
Tel: 0771 4337881
Email: [email protected]
Central London, Greater London and Surrey. Also runs weekend courses in Richmond and Hammersmith

Bill Shaw
Tel: 07726 580093
Email: [email protected]
London, able to travel a reasonable distance

Marilyn Somers
Tel: 01273 833987
Email: [email protected]
London, Sussex and Surrey

Richard Ward
Tel: 020 3561 9770 or 07717 341006
Email: [email protected]

London

Rosalie Watts
Tel: 07508 340051
Email: [email protected]
London zones 1-3

Pitman Training London
Tel: 020 7256 6668
Email: [email protected]
London – EC2 (City) and W1W (West End)

Teeline Online
Website: www.teelineshorthand.org
Email: [email protected]
Online shorthand courses available, including one day masterclasses held in London. Please see above website.

Tracey Schapira
Tel: 07956 255 102
Email: [email protected]
North London, Central London, Hertfordshire


Essex, Herts, Beds and Bucks

June Beavers
Tel: 01992 560445
Email: [email protected]
West Essex and London

Mrs R I Crocombe
Tel: 01295 261638
Email: [email protected]
Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire

Jenny Locke
Tel: 01992 468610 or 07709 741536
Email: [email protected]
Hertfordshire and Essex

Charlie Moloney
Tel: 07901 850 319
Email: [email protected]
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey. Remote tuition available.

Jane Murphy
Tel: 01634 615810 or 07752 537205
Email: [email protected]
London, Kent, Essex/Surrey – close to the M25

Jane Shardlow
Tel: 07740 371546
Email: [email protected]
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Can also offer distance tuition via Zoom.

Tracey Schapira
Tel: 07956 255 102
Email: [email protected]
North London, Central London, Hertfordshire


North

Christy Jade Biggar
Tel: 07821 885695
Email: [email protected]
North West – Wirral/Merseyside. Also online sessions via Zoom.

Janet Bowring
Tel: 0114 230 7570
Email: [email protected]
25 mile radius of Sheffield

Milica Budimir
Tel: 07812 183809
Email: [email protected]
Stoke-on-Trent. May travel to Midlands, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and North West.

Kaye Carl
Tel: 01142 366659
Email: [email protected]
Sheffield - within reasonable travelling distance

Sam Cooper
Tel: 07951 072431
Email: [email protected]
Online tuition

Sandra Gingell
Tel: 01484 684797
Email: [email protected]
25 mile radius of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

Susan Green
Tel: 07799 826361
Email: [email protected]
Preston to Wigan area

Gillian Hodgson
Email: [email protected]
South Lakes to Manchester area

Luke Jarmyn
Tel: 07738 686320
Email: [email protected]
Cumbria and surrounding areas. Willing to travel further and offer online distance tution on request

Dora Johnson
Tel: 0115 848 4188
Email: [email protected]
Nottingham and surrounding areas

Terry Kirton
Tel: 01900 815936
Email: [email protected]
Cumbria

Susan Pickering
Tel: 0191 584 6233
Email: [email protected]
50 mile radius of Sunderland, including Durham, Tyneside, Teesside, North Yorkshire and Northumberland

Pauline Sandor
Tel: 01670 519906
Email: [email protected]
Northumberland, Newcastle and surrounding areas including Morpeth, Blyth and Ponteland. Willing to travel further on request

Paul Thompson
Tel: 01457 859081 or 07751 691129
Email: [email protected]
Derbyshire's High Peak, Tameside, Greater Manchester and nearby parts of Sheffield and Cheshire


East

Sarah Brown
Tel: 01553 767088 or 07984 047259
Email: [email protected]
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Online tutorials via Zoom also offered. 

Phyllis Maiden
Tel: 07593 263 822
Email: [email protected]
Lincolnshire

Rhoda Morrison
Tel: 07712 634 813
Email: [email protected]
Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. Online distance tuition also offered.

Jane Shardlow
Tel: 07703 101021
Email: [email protected]
Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. Can also offer online distance tuition via Zoom

Pitman Training Cambridge
Tel: 01223 319419
Email: [email protected]
Cambridgeshire


South

Pat Aplin
Tel: 01305 266500 or 07968 089668
Email: [email protected]
Dorchester, Dorset

Sarah Booker-Lewis
Tel: 01273 693154 or 07968 563928
Email: [email protected]
Sussex and West Kent

Sylvia Bennett
Tel: 01424 222170 or 07774 426946
Email: [email protected]
Sussex and Kent

Kate Charles
Tel: 0208 543 9186 or 07964 342133
Email: [email protected]
London zones 1-3 and Surrey

Sue Hackett
Tel: 07881 524015
Email: [email protected]
Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, West Sussex, Online courses available

Joan Hooper
Tel: 07974 673380
Email: [email protected]
Cornwall, Plymouth and surrounding area

Nicki Jones
Tel: 01903 879525
Email: [email protected]
Sussex

Ruth Lumley
Tel: 07545 537 681
Email: [email protected]
Brghton & Hove, East and West Sussex

Cherry Mattey
Tel: 0208 669 9794
Email: [email protected]
Surrey, Kent, Sussex and London

Charlie Moloney
Tel: 07901 850 319
Email: [email protected]
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey. Remote tuition available.

Jane Murphy
Tel: 01614 615810 or 07752 537205
Email: [email protected]
London, Kent, Essex/Surrey – close to the M25

Marilyn Somers
Tel: 01273 833987
Email: [email protected]
Sussex, Surrey and London


West (including Midlands)

Jeannette Bond
Email: [email protected]
Gloucestershire and the south-west

Mrs R I Crocombe
Tel: 01295 261638
Email: [email protected]
Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire

Daphne Little
Tel: 01380 860296
Email: [email protected]
Wiltshire and parts of Somerset

Janette McCutcheon
Email: [email protected]
Gloucester, Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Ross on Wye, Monmouthshire and surrounding areas. Also offer online sessions via Zoom anywhere in the UK

Janet Poole
Tel: 07918 701205 or 01782 396525
Email: [email protected]
West Midlands, East Midlands, North West

Carol Tookey
Tel: 01386 247420
Email: [email protected]
Evesham, Worcester, Stratford upon Avon, Redditch, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Solihull

Joan Ryder
Tel: 01384 394228 or 07800 596084
Email: [email protected]
West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire


Central

Mary Boothroyd
Tel: 01572 756097 or 07919 100853
Email: [email protected]
Approx 25 mile radius from Oakham, Rutland

Elizabeth Davies
Tel: 01536 771512
Email: [email protected]
Leicester area


Cornwall and Devon

Christine Burns
Tel: 07910 294586
Email: [email protected]

South-East Cornwall, South and Mid Devon

Sue Hackett
Tel: 07881 524015
Email: [email protected]
Hampshire, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, West Sussex, Online courses available

Fran McElhone
Tel: 07905 125822
Email: [email protected]
East Devon – may be able to travel, please contact tutor for further details

Sue Norcross
Tel: 01326 573628
Email: [email protected]
West Cornwall – Camborne, Redruth, Penzance, Falmouth and Helston


Scotland

Charles Fletcher
Tel: 07774 405 279
Email: [email protected]
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Borders and West of Scotland

Donna MacAllister
Tel: 07818 569037 / 01667 451238
Email: [email protected]
Nairn, Inverness and surrounding areas

Claire McCarthy
Tel: 07899 811389
Email: [email protected]
Tayside, Fife, Angus and M8 corridor. Online tuition available.


Wales

Janette McCutcheon
Tel: 07553 652054
Email: [email protected]

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Ross on Wye, Monmouthshire and surrounding areas. Also offer online sessions via Zoom anywhere in the UK

Cheryl Tootill
Tel: 01554 759599
Email: [email protected]
South West Wales

Marlene Lewis
Tel: 07871 555092
Email: [email protected]
South Wales (Pencoed/Bridgend area)