This is the first of hopefully many posts, so I thought that it might be useful to open-up the discussion by asking a fundamental question – why would someone pay for a tutor?
The answers as I see it broadly fall into two camps.
1. Building Curriculum Confidence
Your child might be finding it difficult to make the academic progress of which they are capable at school due to any number of extenuating factors, which leads to a growing sense of apathy in their learning and a reduction in their overall confidence. A tutor can help them to address any issues that may be concerning them academically, reignite their passion for learning and channel their personal interests in a positive and constructive manner. After all, they are the only child in the lesson, and the teaching material is designed with them in mind only.
2. Exam Preparation
Exams are a part of life, and it starts early with children of 11 taking their Key Stage 2 SATs at the end of Year 6 and for many taking the 11+ CEM Grammar School Entrance Exam in September of Year 6. Exams are always a challenge, and for some children they simply need a little guidance and encouragement to be able to perform to the best of their abilities, which in turn will give them the confidence to know that they can start secondary school with a clear advantage. Exam confidence is a skill that can be taught and a tutor is very well placed to be able to do this.
There are many areas of tutoring and the primary school curriculum that I feel very well placed to discuss in these blog posts, and I will endeavour to address as many as I can over the coming weeks and months.