I offer private 1:1 hourly sessions in my own home, in my purpose built classroom. My room is carefully prepared with Montessori materials on the shelves for each child according to their current interests and stage of development.
Sessions are 1 hour long, 45 minutes of gentle and fun work with a mixture of child led activities and activities carefully chosen by me for that particular child. I then provide 15 minutes of feedback to the parents. I have a seating area in the room for parents to observe the session and see how their child is interacting. After the feedback I then email a report on how the session went and suggested activities and ideas as to how things could be followed on at home if desired.
If a child is initially nervous I would do some fun games and chatting before the session to “break the ice”, there would be no charge for any extra time incurred through this.
Before a visit, I will telephone and have an over the phone consultation with parents to gauge more information about the child, and their current likes and dislikes, along with their preferred learning styles and current stage of development. I will also be able to chat about what parents are hoping for from the sessions.
I am also available to bring carefully selected equipment to children’s own homes and work with families there, if preferred.
Tutoring 1:1 with children means that skills that need supporting can be addressed quietly and gently without disrupting a child’s self-esteem. Emphasis is placed on children being inspired and interested and fostering a love of learning which may sadly have been have been diminished by certain factors.
The Montessori multi-sensory approach offers children the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of concepts that can not necessarily be fully absorbed by just listening. Research has shown that children remember sounds and symbols far more easily if they associate them with feeling them, hearing them and saying them in unison.
I am available for private tutoring Monday to Friday 9:30am to 5pm, term time only, by appointment.