Secondary Group Tuition
Years 7 to 11
Who is it for: Year 7 to Year 11
Challenge Level: Supportive
Number of children: One
Learning Summary: Designed for children working at any level in Secondary who will benefit from intensive one to one support with a qualified tutor.
Available Tutors: Sarah, Liz and Roy
Next Start Date: Spaces available now
Secondary Group Tuition
You wouldn’t be alone if your child has had a dip in confidence and attainment over the last couple of years. So many children are feeling the strain and it’s impacting their mental health too.
Our secondary groups are designed to take each year group curriculum at a gentler pace, ensuring each topic is thoroughly mastered by your child along the way.
We work in small groups so children know they are not alone and can develop ideas together. As qualified teachers, we are highly skilled in asking targeted, layered questions to help your child build confidence and explore deeper into a topic.
As end of year or GCSE exams approach, we support your child with appropriate exam techniques, develop their speed skills, revise their tricky topics and offer stress management solutions for their big moment. Should your child require extra support, we offer extra one-to-one top-up sessions with our trained tutors.
If you think this could help your child please get in touch.
What You'll Get
- Complimentary meet & greet the tutor session
- Initial diagnostic exploration of gaps, challenges & difficulties
- Flexible tuition slot, allowing for family holidays
- Personal curriculum
- Guidance on supporting your child’s journey at home
- Google classroom access, your tutor on tap
- Replay access to online lessons
- Suggested homework activities and challenges
- Access to fun, online games to improve recall
- Half termly tutor catch-ups for parents on request, see how your child is progressing
- Half termly newsletter with advice on extra activities
Next Steps offer additional options with our linked professionals.
- One-to-one top-up tutoring sessions
- Life skills coaching
- Nutrition and eating advice
- Interview techniques and practice
- Life mapping
Is this right for my child?
We classed this pathway as ‘Supportive’.
This means that it is suitable for any child from Year 7 to Year 11 who would benefit from tuition with their year group.
We offer Maths and English groups with lesson to support the UK secondary school curriculums.
Our children on this pathway tend to be working at or below national average levels. We feel that it is most suited to those children who want to make rapid progress in their learning.
When are the lessons?
Lessons are online via Zoom and take place weekly. We are happy to arrange both holiday breaks and holiday tuition to suit your family schedule. Generally, term times are:
2022 – 2023
12th September – 21st October
31st October – 16th December
3rd January – 10th February
20th February – 31st March
17th April – 26th May
5th June – 21st July
Additional Holiday Courses
23rd July – 1st September
Our courses are 39 weeks long with Summer breaks.
Starting in a Secondary Group
Before your child starts their group they’ll have a short one to one session with their tutor. It’s nothing scary!
We like to get to know a little about you and your family & school situation in an informal Zoom call. Knowing your aspirations, difficulties and interests can help us find exactly the right Booster Group for you and match you with like-minded learners.
The interview is around 30-45 minutes. There’s no need to prepare in advance: we would like to meet you as you are everyday. That way we know we’ll place you in the ideal group to make optimal progress.
We’re committed to keeping your child safe online.
Liz, Sarah and all our tutors have:
A DBS check. Qualified Teacher Status. Safeguarding training. Tutors’ Association Membership. SEND training. Mental Health & Wellbeing training. Online Safety training.
Friendly & approachable
Same tutor each lesson
DBS checked teachers
Getting Started With One to One Tuition
If you don’t see the answer to our Frequently Asked Questions please ask!
Straight after you sign up with us, we will send you an email with the links you need to access our knowledge organiser packs, printable resources, links to our games and curriculum guides including a pre-curriculum booklet (for group tuition). We will also invite you to a dedicated Google Classroom where you’ll be able to access replay videos of your lessons and optional homework tasks and challenges.
Children can learn online from a tablet, laptop or desktop. We don’t recommend learning from a phone due to image size. The only software that your child will need to access is Zoom. If you are not familiar with Zoom we are happy to offer a complimentary 30 minute session to familiarise your child with the controls before your course starts. See our blog on tech for online learning to find the best resources for your budget.
All children learn at their own pace. Some will settle quickly and enthusiastically into their new style of learning whilst others might take some more time.
There really is no one-size-fits-all approach. If you are concerned about your child’s progress, your tutor is on hand to discuss their learning.
Whether you choose group or one to one tuition, your child will be allocated their own slot within the week. As a result, we ask that missed lessons are paid for. However, our group tuition recording will be available in their classroom. We will always do our best to find a suitable time for a catch-up session where possible.
Next Steps Tutors charges £40 per 50 minute lesson, which includes a private Google classroom with lesson replay option and suitable homework tasks.
We ask for payments in 1 month installments, which will be invoiced to you in advance of the lesson block and should be paid at least 48 hours before your tuition session.
We are happy to make arrangements around family holidays when planned at least one month in advance.
We offer a no-quibbles cancelation within 14 days of payment, after which we ask for one month’s notice should you wish to cancel.
Learning in a group helps to develop confidence and deepens understanding
Resilient children keep going when they hit a problem. They know to look for alternative solutions.
Children who find a purpose in their learning work towards an outcome and pace their learning.
One to One Tuition Benefits
- Most Rapid Progress
- Flexible Tuition Plans
- Work intensively to develop skills
Child centered learning
- Core skills modelled by your tutor
- Space for questioning & problem solving
- Time for practice in a supportive environment
Tutor Assessed Learning
- Learning targeted specifically for your child
- In-depth Diagnostic Skill Check fast-tracks progress