Meet The Tutor is an informal appointment that we provide free of charge as part of the trial period. Once payment has been received for the trial lessons, your tutor will invite you and your child to visit their home for a 10-15 minute appointment, usually a few days before the first lesson. Rapport is a key ingredient in effective tutoring, so Meet The Tutor provides the perfect opportunity for your child to start building rapport with their tutor. You and your child can also ask any questions you may have about the lessons. We know from experience that your child will feel much more relaxed at their first lesson if they have already met their tutor, and have started to become familiar with their learning environment.
Yes, most of our tutors will be able to offer both trial lessons and regular weekly lessons during the school holidays. Additional lessons are also available for pupils who would like an extra boost before going back to school. Tutor availability varies from one holiday to the next, so we’ll email you before each holiday to confirm your tutor’s availability and how many lessons your child would like.
Although term-time lessons are compulsory, lessons during the school holidays are optional. For pupils with an upcoming exam, we always recommend that they continue lessons in order to keep the momentum going.
Yes! Our wider team of 8 tutors teach all ages from Reception to A Level. Our most popular subjects are Maths, English, Science, 11+ preparation and Piano. Piano lessons are also available for adults, and one of our Maths specialists also teaches degree level Maths. We’ll be expanding our website to give more details about these other subjects and ages in due course.
Simply make a confirmed booking of at least three 1-hour trial lessons before 12 midday on 30th September 2019 to receive up to 10% off the total cost of the lessons. The trial lessons can take place anytime in September and October, subject to the availability of our tutors. All lessons will incur travel charges, where applicable, at the usual rate without any discounts. The option for booking two GCSE subjects cannot be used to book six lessons for one GCSE subject. This offer only applies to lessons for GCSE Maths, GCSE English and GCSE Science, and it cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount.
Some of our tutors are able to travel to your home, and usually there is a charge for travel costs. In our experience, however, tuition is more effective when conducted in the tutor’s home. It’s good for your child to be tutored in a dedicated learning environment that is free from the distractions of life at home. Even if the home environment is quiet, there will often be visual stimuli or thoughts related to home life that can negatively affect levels of concentration. By travelling to the tutor’s home, all these distractions can be left behind, resulting in enhanced concentration and more efficient learning.
If bringing your child to a tutor’s home simply isn’t an option, we’ll always do our best to accommodate your needs. Please get in touch to discuss travelling and charges in more detail.
We provide three trial lessons, usually one per week for three consecutive weeks. It’s very important that your child gets on well with their tutor, and trial lessons are the best way of testing this.
The lessons will contain a mixture of assessment and teaching. It’s important to have three lessons so that your tutor can assess how well your child retains information between the lessons, and also how they get on with their homework tasks, where applicable. Your tutor will provide feedback from the assessment when the trial period is complete.