The Online Learning Platform and In-person Support
New this year is the online learning platform. You can have one-to-one interaction with your tutor, or join a small group. You can work step-by-step working through topics with your tutor, make use of the growing video library or download handouts and tasks for working on later.
Pay a monthly subscription, or pay 'per-module' to join. Choose to concentrate on either English, maths or science - or mix and match. Subjects are at these levels: Years 3 and 4, Years 5 and 6, SATs, 11+, Years 7 and 8, Years 9 and 10 (GCSE) and A'Level.
Step by step video lessons can be downloaded to practice the skills after an interactive session, so your child can follow learning with the tutor, using a variety of multi-sensory equipment. Resources can be downloaded, if you need them - and our methods use lots of ready-to-hand objects to use at home.
Answer sheets are provided, so parents can mark their child's recorded work - or your tutor will mark it for you and go through any errors with you.
Children can print their certificates and their review sheet to show their level of confidence with the topic.
One-to-one and small group support is also offered in person. Use the contact page to find out more.
Screening and Structured Support
Formative assessment is a first step in helping to decide where attention needs to be directed.
All assessment materials used have been developed and endorsed by professionals in the field of educational psychology.
Reports are concise and presented in an easy-to-read format.
Assessments are available for Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, general maths difficulties, working memory, spelling, reading and handwriting.
Part of the assessment is conducted using software which can also be used to monitor progress.
Working with schools
Following any screening process, a copy of the report is made available to you within two weeks. The results can be used by the school to prepare Individual Education Plans and to structure additional intervention at home, if required.
If extra support outside of school is desired, targets and progress can be shared with your child's teacher and/or the school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator - at your request.
Working alongside the school is important to help monitor progress and provide evidence - should an EHC Plan be required at some stage.
Different ways of learning
Multi-sensory learning should expose children to learning using as many of the senses as possible. This could mean using their bodies when learning to spell, using art to investigate the meaning of words, or even using clockwork toys to learn aspects of data handling!
Learning should be fun!
Bringing back the smiles...
Children are always happier when they can feel we care about their learning. They are given concise targets, clear explanations and collect reward points for their efforts - praise is very important!
Progress charts are available for parents and can be shared with your school at the end of each term, stating completed targets and new SMART targets to be set - using clear assessment criteria.