I teach Maths, English and some reasoning, using a variety of teaching techniques. Children are tutored in small groups or individually, starting at the beginning of year 4, although some may begin in year 5. I teach a broad and balanced curriculum as well as doing practice papers. This prepares students fully and ensures pupils have the best opportunity to succeed in their entrance exams.
With the more rigorous SATs tests now in place, more children are needing additional support to succeed in their exams. After making initial assessments, I would ensure that all of the curriculum has been covered and fully understood. I would then use practice papers to familiarize children to the test. I teach both Maths and English, individually or in small differentiated groups.
General Primary Maths and English
I tutor Maths and English from ages 5-11 years, and this can be for a variety of reasons. As the National Curriculum has become more demanding it can help children keep pace with this, give them more confidence in class and raise their attainment levels.
For those children who are not being challenged enough at school, tutoring is a great opportunity to realize a gifted child’s full potential by working at a higher level and by planning activities that extend thinking.
Catch Up and Confidence Building
Where children are struggling, I provide detailed assessments to diagnose what is hindering progress. I then plan lessons that break concepts into bite size pieces making them easier to grasp- children should never feel overwhelmed and confused. Ensuring that learning is fun, and building children’s confidence in their own ability is key to my teaching. I use a wide range of games and hands on equipment making learning an enjoyable experience.
I provide individual tuition in English and Maths (ages 5-11 years) for children who are being home educated. As with any of my teaching I would begin by assessing the children and make an individual learning plan. Although I could still use the National Curriculum, when home schooling there is more flexibility. Good communication with parents would be key in providing a learning programme which is appropriate for the child’s needs and is in line with the parents’ asperations and ethos to education.