It may be helpful to provide the young person with a drink and, if straight after school, a small snack. If the tutor notices that the pupil is getting tired they will facilitate mini breaks. It may be helpful to bring a few samples of the child’s work and/or school reports but otherwise, all equipment will be provided.
Tutoring sessions typically last an hour. Longer sessions of up to 1 hr 30 mins may be available on request but these are not appropriate for very young children.
How long do tutoring sessions last?
The first two sessions are used to gather further information about the learner using a range of assessment tools and techniques. This will augment the information already gathered via the parents’ questionnaire, teachers and so on if the learner is a child, or with the learner themselves.
It is a very specific sort of appraisal, focused on literacy-related assessment designed to inform the tutor as to where, on the structured literacy programme, the learner should be placed and to identify strengths and weaknesses in his or her literacy profile.
The findings of this assessment will be shared with parents and the appropriate way forward will be discussed. Tutoring will then begin.
The combined cost of these two lessons and preparation of the personalised learning plan will be £150.
Parents will also be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to the first session with the pupil.
This initial assessment will cover everything required to prepare a meaningful, personal and structured teaching programme whilst keeping the cost as low as possible.
What happens in the first two lessons?
The sessions are designed to develop independence and confidence. The tutor will work closely with you and your child to help build confidence and develop techniques that will help overcome the difficulties that dyslexia can bring.
Each young person will have a preferred learning style – visual, auditory or kinaesthetic – and multi-sensory teaching will enable the use of all channels to consolidate learning. Students work at a pace suited to them and are given time to self-check and recognise their own progress and next steps.
They are encouraged to discuss their strategies so they can be applied in other situations, creating a set of cards which are used as memory prompts.
A friendly, relaxed approach is used to create a caring, personalised structure to help the student learn and overcome barriers that they may be facing at school.
How will tutoring help to develop my child’s confidence?
Do I need to bring anything?
Where will the tutoring take place?
Tutoring takes place at the tutor’s home so please leave the tutor with an emergency mobile number. The tutor is fully qualified and has enhanced DBS clearance to work with individuals from her own premises. Evidence of this and all qualifications will be shown.
When will tutoring take place?
It is often a concern that pupils attending after school will be tired, especially as children who have difficulties have to work much harder than their peers. Parents are within their right to take their child for individual tuition during school hours, (Children's Education Act).
Tutoring for school-aged learners can take place before, during or after school.
Do you offer Maths tutoring?
Tutoring for Maths is now available for Primary School children following a Dyscalculia Screening Test.