What times are you available?
This is my full-time business and you have my full attention!
How do you structure your individual lessons?
If you choose individual tuition for your child then that really is up to you. Bespoke tuition can either be one hour spent with your child(ren) or 45 minutes tuition and 15 minutes of feedback. With block bookings I am happy to change this arrangement with at least 48 hours notice. Just let me know your preferences in your family consultation meeting.
Do you offer 11+ / Common Entrance exams tuition?
Yes. I offer group courses and individual tuition for both GL assessment and CEM test papers.
Do you offer tuition for Key Stage 2 SATs?
Yes. This is available as group tuition or as individual tuition.
Do you offer tuition at home?
No. I've found that online tuition has lots of benefits: consistency, efficiency and great online support through my virtual learning environment too.
Is tutoring one to one, with a group, or virtual through a resource area?
I offer both one to one and group tuition. I am currently resourcing an area for independent home study. If you'd like to know just when that's going to launch please sign up for my newsletter.
What subjects do you offer tutoring in?
English, maths, SPaG (spelling and grammar) and all the specific requirements of the 11+ exam: non-verbal reasoning, verbal reasoning and sometimes creative writing.
What can my child expect from your tuition?
Appointments are held over Zoom and will support your child in accelerated learning in the agreed subject(s). Lessons will be used to ensure a robust foundation, review homework, build study habits or simply just get ahead of the curve. Your child's needs will be agreed in our initial consultation.
Cost & Finance
What are the payment terms?
I expect payment at least 48 hours before a booked tuition session. For individual tuition, once we have agreed a schedule, I expect at least two week's payments up front.
What do your services cost?
My pricing starts from £20 per lesson. Individual tuition is £30 per lesson. I offer longer term payment plans with regular monthly subscriptions and also shorter courses at a variety of price points.
Do you offer payment plans or financing?
Yes. I offer payment plans for bookings of 3 months or longer. These can include pre-negotiated holiday breaks, so that you have the peace of mind of a regular, fixed payment and clarity of tuition appointments.
I need to cancel a lesson. What should I do?
Unfortunate events do arise, and as much as I can, I will try to accommodate your child if they are unable to attend a session. Please be aware that I am unable to guarantee this accommodation, and as a small business, am unable to refund any pre-booked sessions.
Homework & Support
How do I monitor my child's sessions?
Sessions are regularly updated through my Virtual Learning Platform. Homework, further tasks and learning journals are also available through the platform. Parents are given their own login for the platform and can access any of their children's work, including their to-do lists. You can explore this further on the VLE page of my website.
Do you provide assessment?
Yes. Some virtual, timed tests will be available to clients with a subscription package of 3 months or more.
Who are the tutors?
I am a private, independent tutor and will be the only person that your child will have contact with. I am a qualified teacher with 17 years of experience, fully DBS checked, insured, and a member of The Tutors' Association.
What is your customer satisfaction rate?
I'm proud to say that in a recent survey, 100% of respondents were pleased with the service that I provide.
Are you a member of The Tutors' Association?
Yes, and you can find out more by following this link:
How do I make a booking?
For your convenience I have a number of ways you can book.
How do I know tutoring will help my child?
I offer a free family consultation prior to working with your child.
What is involved in the free family consultation?
I set up a 45 minute Zoom call to get to know your family, your child and your aims from tuition. My consultation will help me understand their academic situation including learning style, missing or weak foundations, ability to organise and available workspace. This should prepare us to establish goals and expections so that we can really get the most from tuition for your child.
Will I get the same tutor every time?
Yes. As an independent private tutor, your child will always be supported solely by myself.
How do you keep my child safe online?
My lessons are conducted via the Zoom platform.
Are you DBS checked?
Yes. I hold a full DBS which is kept up to date. I also hold current Safeguarding certificates, am insured, and am a member of The Tutors' Association and bound by their code of conduct.