What are your timings?
We offer one hourly Tuition sessions on weekdays between 3.30pm and 6.30pm. Some tuitions may be arranged on weekends but we will need to talk about what can be offered beforehand.
How frequently should my child attend classes?
Tutorials are normally of 1 hour duration per week or half an hour if that works better for your child.
Is the tuition aligned to what my child is learning at school?
Yes. The tuition is aligned to the national curriculum. We are qualified teachers and keep up to date with the National Curriculum. Each session starts with, "What did you learn today?" Then we build on that and fill gaps when we find them.
What feedback will I get about my child's progress?
Verbal feedback will be given at each tutorial and after termly assessments and tests a short written summary will be provided.
What is the ratio of children to tutors?
If you choose a group, we work on a maximum ratio of four children to one teacher
What role do the teachers play in my child’s learning?
All of us are well versed in the curriculum and play an important role in your child’s learning. Their teaching is based on a range of resources that are adapted to each individual child’s ability and the tutorials undertaken. We aim to boost your child’s confidence by getting to know him or her as an individual and by motivating each towards mastering the subject. We specialise in making learning fun. No child learns if they are disinterested or bored. Once we have taught a new skill or resolved a misconception, your child can return to class, proud that they can now do the same work as their friends.
What kind of support do we provide in terms of books, stationary?
You don’t need to buy anything once your child enrols. We provide all the books and worksheets along with other essentials. If we want your child to bring something, we will let you know. Free 11 Plus resources are in the Porch for you to use.
My child is gifted - can he/she benefit from coming to Tutoring?
Yes. Many gifted children benefit from attending our tutoring. We tailor our courses for each child’s individual requirements. We design the course around the child’s academic ability rather than his/her age, allowing gifted children to work at their own pace. At your initial consultation you will be able to discuss in more detail your child’s personal goals and requirements.
My child is 4 years old - can he/she attend? He is ADHD/dyslexic, on Autism spectrum.
We do accept 4 year olds on a case by case basis.
All other Special Educational Needs welcomed. The Reward-based system we use ensures enthusiastic participation. Also Termly "Whole-School" Competitions. Every child is unique and precious. We hope to bring out the very best in every child, building on heir strengths and adapting learning to their needs. I am proud that children with many Additional Needs come through the door and enjoy their time with us.
How can I enrol my child ?
Call me. We will provide you with an Application Form for you to complete. We will always want to have a chat to discuss what you are looking to achieve with your tuition before we enrol a student.
How to contact us?
You can get in touch with us by telephone or email. We are here to help with any questions you may have.
How can Group Tuition benefit my child?
Although One-to-One tutoring remains popular, small group tuition offers additional benefits. Children are stimulated by hearing the ideas and opinions of others, and by having the opportunity to react to them. Ultimately, small group tuition offers a safe environment for children to grow in confidence whilst enjoying interactive learning that challenges their thinking.
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