About Us

Since 2009, Learn English Together in Merton (formerly Merton Home Tutoring Service) have been providing free English lessons to adults living in and around the London borough of Merton.

Lessons are offered to learners in their own homes or in our group classes, which follow the ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) curriculum. We are a small independent charity.

We offer lessons for people who are not able to get to formal college classes, because of cost, family situation or disability and who may become isolated at home.


How we can help you to learn English

Our Services

Merton Home School Tutoring One To One Tutoring

One-to-one tutoring at home

Merton Home School Tutoring Lessons Once A Week

English language lessons once a week

Merton Home School Tutoring Speaking Listening Reading

Speaking, listening, reading and writing


learners supported in 2022 - 2023


Merton Home Tutoring Service MHTS Volunteer Opportunity Teach English

Volunteers Needed

Interested in teaching English? Can you give a couple of hours a week? We would love to hear from you!

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Fundraiser: Entertainment Evening

Entertainment evening event raises £578 to support our work!
Thank you to Loraine and all the volunteers and performers who helped make this fantastic event

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For Learners

Merton Home Tutoring Service For Learners English At Home

English At Home

English 1 to 1

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English In Classes

Small, informal classes

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English Conversation

Social English practice

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For Tutors

Teach English as a Volunteer

1 to 1 / in classes

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Matrix Accreditation

In June 2022, Merton Home Tutoring Service (now called Learn English Together in Merton) successfully and proudly gained Matrix Accreditation for delivering high quality information and guidance to our learners. The independent assessor reviewed many of our processes and procedures and interviewed 2 partner organisations, 12 staff and volunteers and 17 LET learners.To read the interview our Director Heidi Shrimpton gave, about our experience and learnings around Matrix Accreditation, please click here.The accreditation is renewed annually following a successful meeting with an assessor.  In June 2023 our accreditation was renewed for a further year.

We are a small but mighty charity, who will continue to strive for the best outcomes for our learners.

Full Matrix Evaluation

Staff, volunteers and partners said:

“Working here is inspirational and very learner-focused.”


“I have volunteered for 10 years and feel extremely valued.”


“Very consistent and responsive.”


Learners highlighted the wider outcomes of our work:

“I feel so much more confident speaking to native Britons.”


“I am now able to support my son with his homework.”


“I feel more confident about making a doctor appointment, going to hospital appointments and speaking to my child's teachers at school.”


“I feel more confident about explaining myself in an email.”


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Learn English Together in Merton is for adults who want to learn English.