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March 22, 2017
All parents want their children to have the best possible education, help them achieve their desired grades, ensure they are able to continue their studies and realise their goals after they leave school.
While some parents take it upon themselves to impose timetables and rules to ensure their child studies productively, many choose to instead employ the services of a professional private tutor.
Hiring a private tutor can be an extremely effective way of helping students to fulfil their academic potential, surpass expectations and secure them a place at top universities and colleges.
Employing the services of a private tutor has become an increasingly popular option in recent years. Whether your child is doing well at school but needs an extra push come exam time, or they are struggling and need a tailored learning plan and 1:1 attention, a private tutor could be the solution.
If you are contemplating hiring a private tutor, here are some of the questions you might want to ask yourself, and your child:
Even though a child is doing well overall, there may be a particular subject, or topic within that subject they can’t quite get their head around. If this is the case, hiring a tutor gives them dedicated time with an expert to help them comprehend the subject or topic and overcome the challenges associated with it.
Many students feel the pressure come exam time and are desperate to achieve the grades they know they can. Concentrating on revision and creating a revision schedule that works when left to their own devices can be tough. A private tutor can not only ensure that study time is used effectively, but can also devise a tailored revision schedule that will ensure they dedicate the right amount of time to each topic and develop strategies depending on their learning style to optimise their revision time.
It may be that your child had their heart set on a particular university or particular course. If this is the case, giving them the best chance of achieving the grades that university requires is crucial. Every private tutor has specialist knowledge in particular subject areas, so you can pick the tutor that can help your child get the exam results they need.
If teachers are always telling you that your child has the academic potential yet always seems to fall short come exam time, a private tutor can help. They can teach the student exam techniques, help with practice papers, and work with them to understand why they aren’t achieving their expected grades.
Do you feel as though your child’s confidence is slipping? If they feel as though they are falling behind in class this can quickly become overwhelming and turn into a vicious cycle where they never feel as though they are able to catch up and therefore become more and more disheartened and/or disinterested in that particular subject.
Hiring a private tutor can help identify gaps in a student’s knowledge, and spend time focusing on very particular parts of a subject where they haven’t fully understood the concepts or learning. A private tutor will help your child regain confidence both in their subject(s) and in themselves, whilst also deepening their understanding in the subject matter.
It might be that your child, while demonstrating knowledge and understanding in the classroom, falls apart under the pressure of exams. A private tutor can work with them to develop their exam technique, as well as teach them how to manage stress and stay calm and confident under pressure. This way they’ll go into their exam feeling fully prepared and ready to tackle it head on.
Does your child get distracted easily? Are they too scared to speak up when they don’t understand something? Do they complain that other disruptive children in the classroom make it impossible to learn? If your child finds it difficult to concentrate when learning in a group environment, the 1:1 attention they benefit from with a private tutor can make all the difference.
If you child lacks the motivation to study, a private tutor can provide the structure and learning environment they need. Private tutors will not only improve your child’s confidence, they teach that taking responsibility for one’s own learning is essential, that good organisation is key, and that developing a passion and enthusiasm for learning will make it much more enjoyable. These are all valuable skills to take with them to university and beyond.
If you aren’t sure whether your child could benefit from a private tutor, asking yourself the above question can help determine the answer. Tutors can work at a pace that’s right for your child, give 1:1 attention, understand how they learn and therefore the optimum way to explain difficult topics to them, work with them through specific learning obstacles, create tailored learning programmes, and teach them useful study and exam techniques.
If you are looking for some additional help for your child in a specific subject, want to provide additional help for them when they are revising for those all-important exams, or simply think it would be useful for them to have some extra tuition outside the classroom, then hiring a private tutor could be an excellent choice. Our friendly team are on hand to help, so why not contact Tutor House today to discuss your child’s requirements?
October 30, 2018
There are a number of places in London and throughout the UK to retake your A-levels. The difference with resitting A-levels at Tutor House is flexibility. And here are 3 reasons as to why Tutor House is the best for retaking A-levels in London:
For the majority of subjects at A-level you can just enter for summer (May/June) exams and take all your exams then, for your A-level retake. Under the new linear A-level’s you must sit all exams at the end of the academic year. Students who are retaking languages, like French, Spanish or German have oral exams to retake in April time. And those who are retaking English A-level, Geography A-level and History A-level and a few other A-level subjects will have coursework assessments. These can be submitted early. Usually by April each year, but the sooner the better.
Tutor House runs both long A-level retake courses from September – June each year, but we also run intensive short retake courses for all A-level’s. These short, intensive courses, run from January – June every year. As there are no January retakes anymore for A-level’s, both courses run to June. Usually students have 3-4 hours of contact time her subjects per week. If students are studying an A-level from scratch or they are converting from a Pre-U subject to an A-level, we would recommend 5 hours of tutoring per week.
The best, obviously. You can view some of our specialist retake tutors here.
We only work with highly experienced tutors. Most are ex-teachers, some are examiners and all tutors are DBS checked and interviewed. We have a great track record of improving grades for A-levels each year. Most students improve by at least two grades. As students get individual and tailored tutoring for their A-levels, tutors can focus on a variety of ways to improve grades, whichever one works best for the student.
We are around 20% cheaper than any sixth form retake college. Prices start from £3950 per year, per subject, for a long retake course. And from £3000 for our short retake A-level course.
Yes, you can. The only complication is the exams. You will need to be available in May/June each year to retake your exams. A growing number of students are retaking their A-levels online, they have ongoing online tutoring every week. Some students travel to London once a month for face-to-face tutoring with their teacher, but otherwise, all tutoring is conducted online via our online platform.
Now. We accept students throughout the academic year, but we recommend an absolute minimum of 6 months. We can only do so much with less time. Most students undertake our 8-month retake program and complete their A-level retake within one academic year.
Good luck and contact us if you need any help or have any questions:
May 23, 2018