What is right for my child ? – Tutoring / Exam revision / Group tutoring

 

This is a question I’m being asked a lot at the moment. There are some things you need to consider before making your decision…

  • Exam revision sessions are not supposed to be a long – term strategy – they are specific to the exam
  • Most children do not need tutoring – but all children would benefit from an exam revision booster- schools do try to run some – but given the size of student groups these are now often only for students below target and they have the large class sizes which reduces the impact.
  • Students actually work best away from their peers in a different environment- they make huge amounts of progress in the sessions- there is no time wasted
  • Tutoring is a long – term solution to support your child through education and usually for one subject – short term fixes will not be successful
  • A tutor may be needed to support a specific subject /if your child has a specific difficulty / needs more confidence building and one to one attention that they don’t get in a classroom
  • Unless you are super rich a tutor for every subject every week for 2 years would be financial suicide!
  • Most tutors are not examiners and some are not even teachers- a teacher of the subject is essential for tutoring and exam revision classes.
  • You won’t find a good tutor that can offer one to one sessions before an exam – Tutors usually work with students for the 1-2 years before an exam
  • Tutors are not always exam board specialists – which is what your child needs before an exam
  • If you could read the examiners reports for all subjects the comment that always comes up is … students need practice in the techniques needed to access the questions- which is why we work with examiners
  • Exam revision sessions are cost effective – you could even sign your child up for numerous subjects to ensure they are exam ready
  • We tailor all courses to the individual students on the course and the exam board/ tier they are being entered for – so they are bespoke to the needs of the students on the course
  • Small groups allow individual attention but the dynamic of a class- which can be less stressful for students
  • You may want more regular sessions for certain core subjects – group revision is a more cost efficient solution than one to one tutoring. The groups are still very small and have the benefit of being taught by the same high quality teachers.
  • By using real teachers of the subject to deliver taught sessions and not a computer programme we can respond to individual needs during the sessions. The sessions are more personal and provide more stretch and challenge.
  • Our model means our teachers are the best in their field and you can be assured you are getting the very best to support your child.

 

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