Frequently Asked Questions about our Maths and English Tuition Programmes at Chorlton Tuition Centre Manchester
What subjects do you teach?
We help students primarily in the areas of Reading, Writing, Spelling, Comprehension, English and Maths – from Year 1 to GCSE level. We also offer expert courses in Essay Writing, Study Skills and Intelligence Development.
What ages do you teach?
The majority of students we teach are between 6 and 16 years old.
Do you tutor exam preparation for selective school entrance?
We do exam preparation for selective school entrance exams, SAT’s and 11+ exams. It is important that you contact us well before the exams to give your child the best chance of success.
How do I know if my child is having trouble with their school work and what can I do about it?
If a child is struggling with homework or showing signs of not enjoying school work, a parent will normally pick up on this. Do not wait until parent’s night but contact the teacher, express your concerns and ask at what level your child is performing in class. If the situation is not resolved, then perhaps a little extra tuition may be required.
How do I know that my child will improve?
Your child will improve if they are supported at school, home and at Chorlton Tuition Centre. Every child that attends tutoring each week and does all of their set homework will improve – both academically and in self-confidence.
How long will it take to solve my child’s problem?
Every child is different and every problem is different. After the initial assessment, we will be able to provide an indication of how long tutoring may be required and your child’s progress is monitored regularly by continuous assessment and we will also provide regular parental feedback. There is no obligation or contract to attend for any period of time. If, for whatever reason (e.g. change of financial circumstances), you decide you are no longer able to attend, all we ask is a week’s notice.
Can you tutor my child with a disability?
There are many disabilities with varying levels of disorder. We always recommend that you seek proffessional advice on this question first, however we have taught students with disabilities such as ADHD, Aspergers, Dyslexia, Autism and others in the past. It is very important that we have an interview and assessment with you and your child before we can determine if we can effectively tutor them. Our main focus is to ensure that your child’s disability will not interfere with their ability to learn in this environment.
Will you come to my house to tutor?
All tutoring is done within our Centre. This gives us the ability to provide the best facilities and teaching aids to meet the needs of your child and creates an optimal learning environment.
How does the initial assessment work?
Many parents are concerned about how their children are performing at school and whether their children are at the appropriate level for their age and class. We provide a no obligation assessment and discuss the results with you in detail to determine exactly how your child is performing.
How long is each lesson?
Lessons are 80 minutes long and students attend for one lesson a week. Some older children do attend more often, according to their needs. Even young children attend for 80 minutes – their lessons are broken up into 20 minute activities, designed to keep them keen and interested.
What times are the lessons held?
There are a variety of lesson times available to suit you and your child’s activities. The majority are after school during week days or at the weekend however we try to be flexible according to the availability of your child. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Will my child get homework?
Homework is an essential part of the Chorlton Tuition Centre programme, particularly for Reading students. We are aware of each student’s school workload so set homework is generally limited to around half an hour each week. Parents are encouraged not to assist children with their set homework as this also helps us gauge strengths and weaknesses to enable us to adjust lesson plans.
How should I help my child while at Chorlton Tuition Centre?
Make your child’s school teacher aware that you are getting your child tutored and ask to be kept up to date with your child’s performance at school and any areas that the teacher believes needs attention. Set aside a place and a time for your child to do homework from both school and Chorlton Tuition Centre and ensure that they complete it each week. Make sure that they attend their tutoring sessions each week – regularity is a major key to improving your child’s results. Always let the tutor know if you have any concerns about the progress of your child or the type of work that they are doing.
What is the first step? To arrange an initial educational assessment, please call Graeme Clarke on 0161 860 6888 or 07588 560278 or fill out our contact form to find out about our methods of teaching.