Assessment by Qualified Teachers
At Bury Tuition Centre, only qualified teachers with experience of teaching in local schools tutor our students. We do not employ “instructors” or graduates and although a portion of our lessons are computer and written based sheets, these are used to compliment tuition and not replace it altogether.
When we assess a student, as experienced teachers, we are able to identify a child’s current working level and highlight specific areas of weakness or gaps in learning that may have formed. Compare learning to building a brick wall, if the foundations are not built correctly, gaps can appear making the structure unsteady. You can keep adding bricks but at some point the wall will become so unsteady you cannot add to it.
This is similar to a child’s learning. If the foundations in a subject, particularly Maths and English, are not fully grasped or understood by a child, when they move onto a higher level those gaps can deepen and the child can become lost or start to fall behind at school.
The Assessment Process
Every student who comes to Bury Tuition Centre is fully assessed educationally and this can take from 30 minutes to an hour depending on the age and level of the student. This assessment is FREE and without obligation. Our findings will be discussed in full with parents and a lesson plan outlined. If both parent and child are happy, we will allocate you a tuition time slot and prepare an individual programme of learning, specifically designed for each individual student based on their needs.
Lessons at Bury Tuition Centre
- Each student attends normally for one session per week for one hour and 20 minutes.
- In some cases, 2 lessons per week can be offered if deemed necessary.
- Students will typically spend 20 minutes with the tutor discussing the lesson plan and setting goals followed by written and computer based lessons in a specific area. The final 20 minutes is again spent with the tutor to reinforce what has been learned and discuss goals for the next lesson. This is not set in stone and exam students may follow a different programme based on their individual needs.
- A little homework is given every week and this is based on what has been learned and the current working level the student is at. Most of the homework should be within the level expected of the student but there could be a few trickier questions at the end. It is extremely important that students complete their homework themselves without parental help as we need to be able to identify that students fully grasp the concepts and are ready to move onto the next level.