Homework & Feedback
The first step in our teaching process is a free assessment in Maths, English, and Science, to gauge your child’s strengths and areas for improvement. These examinations are marked by qualified teachers, and our findings are available to you absolutely free of charge, with no commitment. If you choose to take tuition with us further, we will be able to place your child in the class we feel best suits them, whether that means surrounding them with other students with the same weaknesses, so they can support each other, or students with contrasting skills, so they can inspire each other. In classes, we continue to get to know your child’s idiosyncratic learning style in even greater detail, and this will inform our teaching.
Our tutors are obliged to give regular and thorough feedback on your child’s performance throughout the year, in both classwork and homework, which keeps us abreast of how your child is responding to tuition, and which of their goals they are attaining. After six weeks this feedback will be collated into a formal parents’ review, and we ensure we are always available to answer any questions you might have, in an over-the-phone or face-to-face appointment.
We provide your child with homework every week, whether that be consolidation of last week’s material, or preliminary work on next week’s. This amounts to around an hour’s worth of work per subject, and is intended to ensure that your child is getting the most they possibly can out of their limited time in class, that you are getting as much value for your money as we can provide, and that your child is being trained to become an independent learner in their own right. Homework also allows you to get a more detailed sense of what material is being covered in class, and how your child is responding to it.