Home tutoring to support your child at any
stage of their education
At the start of each session I email a link to a Google document with resources for the lesson. Students have editing access, so that they can add ideas or notes and provide written responses to tasks. They can either download their Google documents and save them, or they can bookmark the links for revision later.
I use video software like Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Skype to make the lessons engaging and interactive. Screen sharing and instant messaging mean I can highlight and draw attention to particular aspects of their work and give instant praise and feedback via the comment boxes. I might add a link in the Google document to additional resources to supplement the learning in the session.
Students get to keep instant digital examples from every lesson which are much clearer than handwritten records; these can also be saved easily in a file and are much harder to lose! Tuition is delivered in the comfort of your home at a time to suit a family schedule. All that’s needed is a quiet space - the kitchen table is fine as long as there’s not a whole load of family activity going on!
For children unable to go to school the challenge of completing the tasks set by their teacher can be daunting. They miss the motivation of their teacher's praise and the support of their peers. It can feel lonely and isolating. And parents often face the brunt of this.
I offer video supervision and guidance through set tasks to make home schooling a positive and productive time. I give feedback and praise. I support as any class teacher or teaching assistant would if they were sitting next to your child in the classroom.
Some children find it harder to adjust to secondary school and KS3. It's not uncommon to see a dip in progress and attainment. I can offer reading and writing support to ensure your child makes the vital transition to KS3 successfully boosting essential literacy skills and showing them to succeed with high challenge reading and writing tasks. Read more about how to ensure your child makes the best progress at the start of secondary school here. (link to first blog)
Reading a wide variety of texts is a guaranteed way to improve performance at GCSE but how to encourage your child to do just that?
Independent tailor-made reading and comprehension to engage and motivate, and of course improve performance.
Writing for purpose, and proof-reading for accuracy are key skills to practise for GCSE. Fun, lively tasks set with your child's level, interests and preferred learning styles in mind. It will make a difference!
Read more here about independent reading and its impact on writing skills. (link to second blog)
Some things just don't stick as well as others. If your child is struggling to remember key spelling and punctuation rules, and needs some practice and reinforcement that time in class just can't deliver, I can create a bespoke short course to help.
Read more on how parents can help with the basics of SPAG (link to blog 3)
Whatever your child's target level, I can support their progress at GCSE with additional practice tasks to build confidence. Trouble-shooting with a one to one teacher is a powerful way to move a student forward. No peer pressure - working at a pace to suit the learner in the comfort of their home.
Read more on why students lose marks at GCSE and how I can help here (link to blog 4)