Frequently Asked Questions
We specialise in 11+ Preparation, English and Maths. We cover Key Stage 1, 2, 3 and up to GCSE’s. We teach children from 6 years old to 16 years old, school academic years 1 to 11.
Your child needs to bring:
Homework is compulsory, every week we will give your child homework to complete. The homework will take approximately 1-2 hours to do per session. This will vary depending upon the program they follow.
Parental/ Guardian support is crucial if we are to reap the benefits of private tuition. We strongly advise that you should provide support and a framework at home to help your child. Your child will always have formal notes on how a concept is performed and your child will have learnt this in the lesson. However, if they are struggling at home please show them through their difficulties, but avoid giving answers where possible.
We have been teaching since 1992 and over the years overwhelming experience has shown that a child who has a couple of hours tuition per week can significantly improve their school performance. We start teaching children from the age of 6, year 1 (Subject to assessment results), therefore there is no harm in starting from year 1.
It is best to start 11+ tuition for your child when they enter year 2 or at the latest in year 3. The 11+ Preparation is very different to the national curriculum and it is a demanding course. It consists of Maths, Comprehension, Proof reading, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal reasoning. Your child will need to be trained in all these areas and also have sufficient time to undergo examination paper training, speed training and confidence building.
Certainly, it is important that we work as a team to ensure your child’s development, therefore accurate and honest feedback is essential. Depending on the course your child is on, they will also be tested periodically. We will provide regular feedback when you come to collect your child.
Yes, there is small discount per month when you enrol for two lessons or more per week. This may be your child attending more than one session, or you enrolling two or more children with us. Pupils eligible for the discount must be from the same immediate family and the discount is only available when more than one session is in attendance for any given week. Please ask for the prevailing discount rate.
Collection time is approximately 10 mins before the session ends.
Parents need to provide 1 week’s notice to end the tuition.
Payments need to be made on the first lesson of the month in advance.
Payments can be made in Cash, Cheque or Online. Please put the invoice number and your child’s name as reference. Cheques are payable to ‘Educational Tutoring Services’. Online payments can be made to: Bank Santander, Account No. 41859352, Sort Code. 090126.
No, we do not accept weekly payments.
Payments must be made on the first session of the month. Where payments are more than 3 weeks late there will be a late payment charge of £5.
If you are planning a holiday or need to attend an event, just send us a note with your child’s name and the dates they cannot come and we will not charge you for these dates. We must receive the notification at least 1 week before the absence. If we do not receive the notification in writing you will have to pay.
A credit will appear on your next invoice.
We do not refund short notice cancellations, therefore you need to pay for the lesson. We can, upon request, try to re-arrange the missed lesson for you, please ask us.
If due to unforeseen circumstances we cancel a lesson then we will re-arrange it. Where this is not possible we will provide a full refund.