We provide after-school & weekend tuition services for English, Maths & Science; in accordance with the National Curriculum. Our highly experienced team provide a free initial assessment to understand your child's ability & levels in core subject, before allocating them with an appropriate study group.
Below are the opening times for our sessions at our Luton branch:
Thursday, 2 sessions 4.30-5.30pm 5.30-6.30pm
Friday, 2 sessions 4.30-5.30pm 5.30-6.30pm
Saturday, 4 sessions 10.00-11.20am 11.30am-12.50pm 1.00-2.20pm 2.30-3.50pm
Sunday, 3 sessions 10.00-11.00am, 11.00am-12.00, 12.00 – 1.00pm
During the assessment we will gather information about your child’s skills in relation to their academic year. This will include all the basic skills expected for your child’s year group. It can be common that children may not have understood a basic building block in a certain area, which then gives rise to the difficulty of moving ahead to higher levels of understanding. Some children get stuck and simply don’t know how to move ahead. We identify the areas of weakness, and put an individual teaching plan in place, in order to help them make the steps of progress in the following:
- Number bonds
- pattern in number
- times tables,
- language of maths
- accuracy in the 4 basic operations in number
- problem solving, measures
- time, money, fractions, decimals, percentage, area, perimeter, symmetry, volume, surface area, data handling, algebra, geometry.
GCSE English and Maths Assessments
We will find out the exam board for the subject and texts/poems that they are covering as part of that course to support GCSE students. GCSE students already have a structure to follow and are able to discuss the requirements they have for their work. We will work with them and help them gain the level they want to be at.
11+ Preparation Assessment
During the assessment we will cover both English and Maths as above but also add in an element of Verbal Reasoning (and Non-verbal Reasoning if required). We will ask whether your child has already been exposed to these types of questions/papers and ask them to complete some question types on their own. We will be looking for their ability to understand the question and then attempt the answer in a reasonable time. We may also briefly discuss strategies for answering different types of questions.
Individual Plan and Balance of Study
At the end of the assessment, we will report to you the outcome of the assessment. We will then agree on the topics to be included in your child's individual plan, and agree on the balance between English and Maths
11+ preparation is a particular strength at Empowering Education, with our students achieving pass-rates more than two-and-a-half times in the Bedfordshire area.