Category: Online Tuition

Support with remote learning during Coronavirus

It looks unlikely that children will be returning to schools in the UK any time soon, as is also the case for many Tempus international students. The support we are offering falls broadly into two categories:

Remote learning check-ins: 30-60 minute sessions to help children recap school work and clarify any issues their teachers cannot respond to individually. It is often more efficient and effective for an external tutor to take on this role, preventing fall-outs from children playing up for parents.

Focussed subject support: a regular slot to work on specific subjects. Many people are requesting Maths and English sessions to ensure their children continue to improve in these core subjects. However, we are still offering support cross all subjects, from Geography to French.

If you want to discuss online tuition, get in touch. I have interviewed and brought on an increased range of tutors across academic subjects and hourly price points to help with increased demand. I personally vouch for the ability and reliability of each tutor, and where there are multiple subjects being tutored, I oversee the whole programme for ease of communication and planning.

Chloe

Corona: Your child might still have to take their GCSEs or A Levels.

Last week, the UK government announced that GCSEs and A Levels would not be taking place as usual in June 2019. However, much still needs to be clarified at this stage, and I am worried that the message has been oversimplified in the midst of the daily news coverage and updates. I would caution Year 11 and 13 students against dropping their textbooks prematurely.

WHAT WE KNOW

Students’ grades will be set by their school teachers in accordance to marks gained in mocks and internal assessments. This may disadvantage students who were relying on a ‘final push’ to the finish line. Secondary to this, the government is clear that students who are not happy with their grade will have the option of sitting their exams ‘early in the next academic year’. This is the message that has been largely missed in the media: some GCSE/A LEVEL students may still need, or choose, to take their exams next year. At this stage, I would personally encourage parents to ensure that their child completes their specifications and has completed good revision notes. At the very least, this will stand them in good academic stead for whatever they choose to do next; for some, it will be a vital part of preparing to sit the exams next year.

If you want to discuss online tuition, get in touch. I have interviewed and brought on an increased range of tutors across academic subjects and hourly price points to help with increased demand. I personally vouch for the ability and reliability of each tutor, and where there are multiple subjects being tutored, I oversee the whole programme for ease of communication and planning.

Chloe

Online tuition during Covid-19

This is a concerning time for many parents, as children are likely to miss out on at least a term’s worth of their formal, structured education. Many schools have announced a switch to online learning platforms, but my observation of remote work set by schools so far has been that the standard of work is notably lower than would usually be expected. This could prevent students reaching their academic potential. In addition, while I believe that remote learning could encourage greater academic independence, the reality is that many students are struggling to achieve the same level of focus and learning as they would at school. There will inevitably be an enormous amount of pressure on students and teachers to ‘catch up’ when the current restrictions lift and schools resume. News outlets are now also reporting that restrictions may be cyclical, which would result in a lack of stability for students should schools need to switch repeatedly between physical and remote learning. All things considered, it is understandable that many are worried about maintaining the quality of their children’s education.

 

I have received an enormous increase in demand for online tuition over the past two weeks. I have summarised the services available below:

 

Tempus Tutoring Services

  • Subject tuition: Coverage of KS3 topics, 13+ or (i)GCSE/A Level/Pre U exam syllabuses. This is especially recommended for Year 10/12 students who may miss several terms of schooling before sitting their examinations next academic year. Note that some Year 11/13 Students may still need to sit their examinations in the UK.

  • Skills tuition: Tuition in reading, writing, science or maths to ensure that children do not fall behind, and that their ability continues to improve.

  • Support with remote learning: Many schools are switching to remote learning platforms. We can provide support with this, such as helping students keep on top of their work or providing weekly assistance to clarify topics that would ordinarily have been revisited in class.

As you and your family settle into a new school routine, do reach out if I can help. I have interviewed and brought on an increased range of tutors across academic subjects and hourly price points to help with increased demand. I personally vouch for the ability and reliability of each tutor, and where there are multiple subjects being tutored, I oversee the whole programme for ease of communication and planning.

Chloe