Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2: How can a one-to-one tutor help my child?

Children in Years 5 and 6 are facing the of pressure of external examinations and movement to secondary school. Tuition can help to give them confidence and support their progress in many ways.

  • Improve and support progression within English and Literacy. For learners who are struggling with progression within English and Literacy, tuition can be the answer.  One-to-one sessions can focus on the specific needs of each individual child in ways that whole-class contexts cannot.
  • Provide parents with the tools and understanding to support their child at home. Parents are welcome to participate in sessions if they choose to do so. As with anything, tuition is most successful when learners apply themselves consistently to their progress. However, children may need support in doing so in homework time. Parents frequently ask how they can support their child at these times; attending sessions with your child can help you help them.
  • Support to meet the challenging national expectations for their year group. National expectations for primary students have never been more challenging. If your child is falling behind, or needs help finding the fun in English or Literacy, a one-to-one tutor can cater for their individual interests and needs in every session.
  • Support the completion of homework tasks and projects. If you are a busy working parent, it can be difficult to find the time in a week to support your child in the completion of homework tasks and projects. Tuition time can be used to support you and your child in this.
  • Revise and prepare for Key Stage 2 SATs. Many children in Years 5 and 6 are preparing for theses examinations. The pressure of doing so can cause anxiety and stress, particularly for children who are struggling with English and Literacy skills. English and Literacy tuition can support students in exam preparation and teach revision skills and strategies.
  • Avoid negative progression following long school holidays. Over long school holidays, such as the summer break, students can forget or lose some of the skills they have built throughout the year. This can be particularly detrimental for those who are already struggling or working towards end of KS2 SATs. Holiday tuition sessions can support children in maintaining their skills and developing further in an informal, enjoyable way. Thus, giving them the best start to each new school year.
  • Avoid falling into the Year 7 drop. It is common for students to under-perform on beginning secondary school. Research suggests that this partly due to the long break in learning between Year 6 and Year 7, as well as the challenge of a new setting. New teachers at secondary school may under-estimate your child; English lessons may fail to challenge and build on skills they have already acquired but fallen out of the habit of using.  English tuition can help your child to avoid this negative trend.
  • Personalise learning to support and engage all learners – even the most reluctant. Children learn best when they are engaged and understand the relevance of teaching to them. One-to-one English and Literacy tuition can provide exactly what your child needs in both respects; thus, making them enjoy and progress.