What a month! We do hope you and your family are keeping safe and well at this worrying time.
First and foremost, may I say a huge THANK YOU for your support and forbearance as we moved the tutoring for our students online for their safety and protection.
We are now coming to our end of the term having managed to deliver over 200 online sessions to all our registered students who wanted them. Frankly, it was a steep learning curve for us. I’m both grateful to and proud of our wonderful tutors for their ‘have a go’ attitude and total dedication to supporting our students. We are all quite determined that the restrictions of the Covid 19 lock-down should not restrict the progress of our fantastic students.
Your Community Schools will resume face-to-face tutoring at its learning centres just as soon as regulation and safety allows. Meanwhile we have made arrangements to deploy our shared tutoring model online. We are investing in a new, purpose designed platform that fully supports our methodology in a user-friendly and intuitive way. – This is different from Zoom, which helped us on an emergency basis as we got reorganised over these past two weeks.
We are now able to support your child with online tutoring that mirrors our tutoring in small group model. The 75 minutes of the tutor’s time is shared between 2 students who will have access to 1-2-1 support from the tutor within the 75 min session. We will be starting with maths, English, modern languages and science. Other subjects may be added as the demand for help across all subjects during this period of home schooling is high.
The new ‘Home Tutoring Online’ courses from The Community Schools are available in 4 weekly blocks of 75 minute sessions shared (by a maximum of 3 students or 2 A Level students).
Payment is due on booking and required before the first session.
The 4 week block of sessions can start at any time once there are enough students signed up.
Our per session pricing remains unchanged
4 week block of 75 minute (KeyStage 2, pre GCSE and GCSE) sessions will cost £100
4 week block of 75 minute A Level sessions will cost £140
The courses will be delivered in rolling 4 week blocks of sessions. To keep your place reserved for the next 4 week block, booking and payment is required between the 2nd and 3rd session of the current block of sessions. (We need this two week notice to ensure we plan tutors schedules and have availability for your child.)
What our Home Tutoring Online Courses can provide for our students
For all of our students:
Quality teaching and structure placed onto the learning program set by school
For our year 11 students:
Providing a focus and exam practice for any of year 11 students who may be thinking of taking a possible resit exam in September (which may happen as a possible replacement to the appeals procedure) or in November.
Preparation for A Level – we can support our students to make the transition to their A Level subjects successfully.
Our aim has always been to provide the best possible support to local students with high quality affordable tutoring by qualified teachers enabled to enjoy delivering the teaching they were trained for.
We very much hope that we will be able to continue to achieve this in the very same way online .
If you have any questions I would be delighted to answer them or if you would like to book a place on a Home Tutoring Online course please do so using the online application form that can be found on our website.
My very best wishes to you