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Published: April 27, 2012 Written by Alex for Tutor House
July 7, 2015
New Trends in Homeschooling
- Tutor House has a wealth of experience in supporting students who have decided to undertake homeschooling, be it due to illness, exclusion or personal circumstances.
- We offer a bespoke tailor- made service for homeschooling students where our consultants will work with you to devise a schedule suited to your needs and requirements.
- At Tutor House, we recognise the need for flexible and varied options for learning and will be able to offer a number of options depending on your individual circumstances.
- Come in and meet us all to discuss your specific home-schooling requirements.
Homeschooling has increasingly become more and more popular as students seek flexible routes into higher education. According to sources, ‘with figures for the last five years, there’s been an average increase of 61 percent in the number of children being educated at home.’ This significant surge in the number of home-schoolers is indicative of the increasing responsibility and importance of tutors and one-to-one private tuition. The quality of tuition is of high importance as students rely solely on the support and guidance of their tutors to help them through their academic development and the national curriculum. Homeschooling is the next viable option for students who for either health- related circumstances, personal or other external factors decide to continue with their education and learning in a more relaxed yet efficient environment.
For those students who are not permitted to continue with their GCSE and A- Level qualifications at their school/college, then homeschooling is the preferred course of action as this provides flexibility and guided learning. Following popular demand, the nature of homeschooling has also changed with the option of online tutorials, which allows further flexibility and ease for the student depending on their individual needs and requirements. Overall, we predict that homeschooling will be on the rise as the demands of modern schooling become more rigid. Students will look for alternative routes into their preferred educational path and at Tutor House, we have a team of outstanding tutors with experience in homeschooling who will be able to support and guide you along the way.
March 13, 2012
There has been a huge increase in the demand for qualified language tutors and teachers in the last few weeks, which seems to be across all language subjects. These include French, Spanish, German and Russian.
This seems to be due to two main factors:
1) In October last year there was a call for more languages to be learn in all Schools and Colleges across the country, in an attempt to increase the number of people (students) speaking a second and even a third language. Dr Seldon of Wellington School said if the decline in children sitting languages continues to drop we will move from “Great Britain to Little Britain.” Others include Mr Gove implied that languages should be brought back as compulsory subjects at GCSE level.
2) A drop in Students sitting languages and consequently fewer student studying languages at University.
But now those tutors, teachers and lecturers who may have struggled to find jobs, will now have a great opportunity to take part in the new language demand. In fact the number of students entered for languages this year has shot up 22% to 52%. A huge surge.
Having a tutor can be best way to get up to scratch with your French, German or Spanish before the summer exams.
September 6, 2012
What makes ‘the best’ tutor?
1. CRB and security checks – It’s very important for tutors to be CRB checked. It’s best to hire a tutor through a company, as they should hold tutors CRB certificates and reference for tutors. Make sure you ask when speaking with the company.
2. Private tutor experience and knowledge – The tutor should ideally have a minimum of two years tutoring experience. Ideally they are teachers from local schools or colleges. A PGCE is preferable but certainly not compulsory, many teachers work for 20 years not having a PGCE but they are fantastic tutors and sometimes are more flexible and understanding than qualified peers.
3. Knowledge of exams and boards- All tutors should have an in-depth knowledge of exam structure, typical questions and key word answers. In addition it’s important that tutors understand the differences between exam boards, often there are big differences. For example A-Level psychology AQA board covered many different topics and is assessed via essay exam questions and short answers, whereas OCR psychology is based on case studies and answers to questions are completely different.
4. Recourses, exam papers and mark schemes – It’s paramount that tutors have sufficient exam past papers, mark schemes and key words and phases that answer questions. An important role that tutors should play, which some schools almost disregard is concentrating on past exam papers. You wouldn’t sit your driving test without any lessons! Same thing applies here, exam papers are so important.
5. Feedback and update on progress- Tutors should ideally give the student feedback once a week and the parents once every other week. This helps to set goals and make sure student complete homework. It also helps to keep parents abreast of what tutors and children are achieving in the lessons.
6. Fun and rapport- This is one of the most important tips. Education can, as we know be boring, tutors must be enthusiastic and really enjoy what they teach! They just gel well with the children and work closely with them. A tutor must be engaging and keen to help.
7. Working with a company – The best advice here is that tutors should really work for a tutoring company. Why? Well for piece of mind really, tutors will have to be CRB checked and you have someone else to talk to in times of trouble. Also the tutoring company that you decided to use should be helpful and provide additional tutoring services. There should be someone else on the end of the phone or email.
8. Exam techniques and study skills – A tutor and indeed a tutoring company should help children with additional study skills and educational support. This can be anything from folder organization and devising a homework diary to helping dyslexic children realize their potential by providing techniques that can really help them use their strengths.