Tutoring - Kickstart Learning

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Tutoring sessions can be made up of one or more of the subjects listed in the table at the bottom of the page. A free 30 minute taster session is provided for all potential students so they can visit the Centre with their parents and meet Kerry. An informal assessment is conducted with all new students to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Following this, session aims and objectives would be agreed upon and these would be monitored and reviewed at regular intervals. Many of the activities and games are of a practical nature and Kerry is always hunting for innovative and creative new ways to teach concepts and skills to her students. Here are some examples of activities Kerry has undertaken with her students lately (and you can visit the Facebook page to see more):

  • creating noun phrases using Where's Wally pictures
  • playdough pizza fractions
  • story telling using Lego
  • shooting adjectives using a Nerf gun
  • Pixar short film clips as a stimulus for comprehension
  • times tables using the punch bag
  • algabraic equations written in sand
  • Jenga mental maths
  • fidget spinner vocabulary
  • spelling badminton
  • phonics obstacle course

Children are taught to embrace challenges and to not be afraid to make mistakes as this is a crucial part of learning and any frustrations are dealt with calmly and sensitively. Kerry adapts her teaching style, communication and all aspects of each session to match the needs of each individual child. Parents are emailed after every session explaining what was covered and how their child responded.

Incorporating exercise into sessions is a key component of Kickstart Learning and so a combination of the activities from the second column below (depending on your child's interests) are carefully combined with classroom-based learning to maximise your child's focus and progress.

Homework can be provided at an additional cost as it can be a useful tool to consolidate learning. A realistic amount of work would be set and your child would be expected to prioritise their school work before any tutoring work.

Homework support
Exam and study skills support
General English tuition
General maths tuition
11+ and KS2 SATs preparation
Handwriting support
Spelling support
Reading support
Memory and processing speed building
Attention and concentration building
Organisation and time management

Fitness games
Obstacle courses
Core strength building
Ball skills
Mini olympics
Pompom war
Gym ball exercises
Balance and Coordination games
Speed and stamina development

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