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Anyone who has tried finding their own tutor will appreciate the lengths we go to ensure a well-matched tutor for each student. For you, this means no more trawling through lists of tutors on the internet (who never call you back!). It means peace of mind that we won’t rest until we know you are happy with our tutor – we don’t just pick the nearest one and leave you to it. And you are safe in the knowledge that the tutors have been pre-vetted, personally interviewed and are criminal records checked. We are an approved DBS checker, so you have absolute peace of mind.
When your needs change or the tutor moves on, we are still there with you and will find a suitable replacement as quickly as possible – so your service is with us, and not reliant on any individual tutor.
We have a unique feedback system that enables us to monitor your student’s progress and ensure that everyone is working towards your goals. At Tutor Doctor, the only problem we can’t fix is the one we don’t know about, we welcome your call any time and for any reason. Don’t leave it to chance: Leave it to Tutor Doctor!
We assist our students by going back to the foundations and filling in the missing conceptual gaps that are hindering success.
Our policy, to this day builds on our founder John Hooi’s method and belief in consolidating current expectations to then enable your child to move ahead of requirements. There will always be opportunities to improve the efficiency of learning and to get into great habits and this is what we’re here to do.
Tutor Doctor uses the curriculum and homework the student is currently working with to ensure the most relevant tutoring is provided. We use a variety of well known books and educational materials personally selected for each student dependent on their needs. We also work with the student’s current teacher to ensure that we are meeting the student and teacher’s expectations.
Right from an early age your child will be soaking up all that is taught at school at an impressive rate as their brain develops. Often children can be overwhelmed by the experience or can suffer set-backs through illness or learning difficulties that become known at a later stage. It is so important for the concepts and the building blocks to be understood and become second nature. If we try to build on shaky foundations eventually areas of that learning process will fall through the gaps and confidence and grades will suffer.
Additionally there are certain pupils that stand out as top performers from an early age. To keep them at the peak of their performance it is imperative that they keep their brains active throughout the holiday periods. We have found that students who work for an hour a day a few days a week in their school holidays go back to the new school term ahead of the rest.
As children prepare for the transition from primary school to secondary school many will need to take an entrance examination that could involve an interview, comments from their previous head teacher about their ability and character and of course a formal assessment.
These formal assessments take the form of questions covering subjects such as Maths / English / Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Many students prepare by purchasing packs from their local bookstores which will build familiarity. We have seen the importance of coaching students additionally in the skills of clearly reading the questions, managing their time and checking their work.
Common Entrance comprises Maths, English and Science for 11 year old admission. For the 13 year old admission a full range of subjects is assessed including; English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, RE, and often an optional language.
Once the student has reached secondary school they have well and truly begun their journey through the maze of subjects and modules. In Year 9 they will also start thinking about which subjects to choose from for their GCSEs which they will study for over a 2 year period.
As the learning and level of subjects becomes increasingly complex, many parents find it difficult to assist with homework and look for a dedicated and knowledgeable tutor.
Whether it is in preparation for taking their exams or re-sitting to improve upon grades, year 10 and 11 students will all have one thing in common: a vision of where they want to be on the results board.
Some students aim high and put the work in and others don’t spend enough time revising or focusing on the areas that will increase their marks. Some students simply don’t know where to begin or how to revise. Whatever the reason Tutor Doctor will provide structure, time and goal setting and will work with the student throughout the period to ensure that they are confident and best prepared when they enter the examination room.
Examination technique is key. It is imperative that there is sufficient time to answer each question accurately and, with time to spare and check back over earlier answers, silly mistakes can be identified and removed thus improving the overall grade.
In their final years at school (Years 12 and 13) students will begin to set their bearing upon their futures by choosing from an ever increasing array of subject areas and potential vocations.
Make no mistake A-levels are a whole lot more complex than GCSEs and as the students put in more time to understand fewer subjects the discipline of working alone and creating structure to the learning becomes of great importance.
As the pace of classes is often rapid we find that although a teacher cannot be re-wound time and time again for the teaching to sink in our tutors can go back over areas as often as the student wishes in order to grasp the point. Learning, to a certain degree, is a function of repetition.
We often get asked by under and post graduates if we can assist in certain areas of their coursework for a variety of reasons. Often we find that because of missing foundations to some key areas of their learning they are becoming hampered with the process of understanding and answering questions relevant to their course.
We are able to provide specialists with sector specific knowledge to coach, mentor and support students on most courses.
So much of life centres around communication. As our cultures become more fused and the need to speak each others language in business life becomes of greater importance we look for help.
Many of our students are looking for a second language – Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, Arabic etc. For many people living in the UK being able to not only converse well in English but write, understand tenses, verbs, adjectives nouns and generally communicate well is of high importance.
We have many TEFL, TESOL, TESL and CELTA tutors available who have assisted adult leraners on a one-to-one basis where learning is enhanced and value for money is evident.
Core Belief - Everyone can learn.