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How It Works... Here at Head Start Tuition it's not just our pupils that ask us questions.

you may have some of your own. If you don't see your question here then please do not hesitate
to mail us.



 

  Who can have lessons at Head Start Tuition?
What subjects do you teach?
Can you work towards exams?
Where are the lessons taught?
Will my child have a designated tutor?
Are the tutors qualified teachers?
Are the tutors police checked?
How long do lessons last?
Do you carry out assessments?
How often should I have lessons?
When do lessons take place?
Do lessons continue during school holidays?
How much do lessons cost?
How does two-to-one tuition work?
Am I tied into a contract?
How do I pay?

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Who can have lessons at Head Start Tuition?
Anyone aged 5 and over!
We can cater for pupils with specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia.

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What subjects do you teach?
We specialise in the core subject areas - English, Maths and Science.
We also have language tutors for French, German and Spanish and a specialist in learning difficulties including dyslexia.

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Can you work towards exams?
We can provide revision and preparation for all major exams. These include SATs, GCSEs, A-Levels and Common Entrance Exams.

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Where are the lessons taught?
At our Old Town premises. We have nine fully equipped classrooms, specially designed for one-to-one or small group teaching. These all include networked computers and the most up-to-date teaching resources.

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Will my child have a designated tutor?
Once a booking has taken place, we make sure each student is placed with the most appropriate tutor for their requirements. The tutor - student relationship is essential to our teaching philosophy and success. Each pupil will stay with the same tutor for as long as possible so that they get to know and trust each other.

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Are the tutors qualified teachers?
Yes! All tutors at Head Start Tuition are fully qualified and experienced in their field of expertise. All have taught in local schools for a considerable time and therefore know exactly how the curriculum works.

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Are the tutors police checked?
Yes! All tutors have been checked and cleared to work with children.

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How long do lessons last?
Lessons last for 45 minutes. If you would prefer longer sessions, please get in contact and we will do all we can to accommodate you.

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Do you carry out assessments?
Yes. All pupils are initially assessed when they first start having lessons at Head Start. This is to allow us to see areas of strength and weakness. However, this is carried out in an informal manner so as not to pressure pupils. It is not a test. Using this information, tutors can then compile an individual teaching plan specifically focused on the individual needs of the student.

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How often should I have lessons?
It is entirely up to you as we are very flexible. Most pupils have one lesson per week, however some prefer to have fortnightly sessions. Others choose to have more than one per week and we are very happy to discuss whatever arrangement you would like.

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When do lessons take place?
During term time they operate after school at 3.45pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm, 6.00pm and 6.45pm. We are also open on a Saturday from 9.30am. During school holidays we can be much more flexible with lesson times and the premises are normally open from 9.30am.

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Do lessons continue during school holidays?
Yes but it is entirely up to you and some pupils decide to have a break during school holidays. Most continue as normal.

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How much do lessons cost?
Up to GCSE level:
One-to-one tuition costs £33.00 per 45 minute lesson.
One-to-one tuition costs £40.00 per 1 hour lesson.

Two-to-one tuition costs £25.50 per pupil per 45 minute lesson.
Two-to-one tuition costs £33.00 per pupil per 1 hour lesson.

A-Level:
One-to-one tuition costs 37.50 per 45 minute lesson.
One-to-one tuition costs 43.50 per 1 hour lesson.

Prices for longer sessions are available on request.

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How does two-to-one tuition work?
For two-to-one tuition to be effective, both pupils need to be in the same year group and of similar ability. It is best if they are already friends but if you would like us to organise this for you, we can try to match your child with a pupil on our waiting list.

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Am I tied into a contract?
Absolutely not! Some pupils are with us for a short time as they are working towards a specific exam. However, many pupils have been with us for a number of years as we work towards long term goals. The length of your commitment is entirely up to you.

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How do I pay?
Lessons are pre-paid each month in advance. We can accept payment by cash, cheque or internet bank transfer.

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