PRIMARY MENTORING AND TUTORING
“The sessions my daughter had with Clare were brilliant. Clare helped to identify areas she was struggling with and targeted these to boost her confidence and motivation in class. My daughter also really enjoyed the sessions and looked forward to going every week – so much so that my younger child has also been asking to go too!” Year 6 Parent
“The best money I’ve ever spent. The transformation in my daughter’s confidence was unbelievable.”
This mentoring and tutoring package aims to unlock the ability in your child, providing them with the skills and confidence to be successful and achieve their potential. I will work with them to understand their hopes and ambitions, as well as identify any underlying needs and barriers to learning, setting goals and next steps.
As pupils move towards the end of their time at primary school, many parents and carers want to support their child in preparing for the transition to high school.
Children and parents/carers choose primary tutoring and mentoring for a variety of reasons including:
- they want to raise attainment and achieve well in their Year 6 SATs tests
- they want to learn effective organisational skills to support more independent study
- they feel overwhelmed and want someone to help with homework and revision – someone who understands the expectations of the primary curriculum.
- they want support and guidance to feel ‘secondary ready’ – a time which can feel unsettling to young people.
- they want additional support in delivering school-based Individual Provision Maps for children with an identified special educational need, such as ADHD or dyslexia.
They want to raise attainment and achieve well in their Year 6 SATs tests
Dealing with challenge and pressure
Confidence in Maths and English
Problem solving and reasoning
- Raising attainment in targeted subjects
- Coping strategies in the lead up to Year 6 SATs tests
- Nurturing support when preparing for transition to Year 7
- Organisation and study skills
- Self-belief and resilience
Year 4 and 5
- Raising attainment in all core subjects
- Support and challenge as needed – closing gaps or stretching the more-able.
- Mastering basic skills such as spelling, grammar and arithmetic
- Reading for pleasure and widening reading interests
- Identifying needs, skills and talents
After the first ‘deciding’ session, the programme requires a commitment to attend all sessions. If appropriate, there may be short ‘homework’ tasks, dependent on the children’s needs and interests to be completed between sessions.
Number of Sessions
The primary tutoring and mentoring programme consists of one introductory ‘deciding’ session, followed by six 50-minute sessions, spread out over one or two half terms, although additional sessions can be added on if required. A parent/carer will need to attend at least some of the first session to discuss the needs of their child and decide on the bespoke content of the programme: building a trusting relationship is key to this.
This programme of primary tutoring and mentoring can be adapted to remote learning when the student lives too far to attend in person. However, when the student lives within a reasonable travelling distance, the sessions take place at the mentor’s home, where there is access to a range of primary resources and manipulatives to best support your child’s learning.