Research regularly shows that the three main indicators for being happy in your work are freedom to plan your own work, feeling like you’re making a difference and feeling valued.
Do you feel valued?
As a one-to-one tutor in Ely, Cambridge and surrounding areas for Tutor My Kids, our teachers are regularly thanked for helping their child to learn. Perhaps parents of classroom teachers intend to or think to at the end of the school year, but we’re blessed with fantastic parents who appreciate what we do every single visit.
Do you feel that you’re making a difference?
Teaching 30 pupils, makes it really hard to feel like you’re making a difference. You are of course, but it’s not so easily measurable. That or you spend your time measuring and proving that your class has progressed rather than focusing on the planning and teaching. Private tuition is very straightforward in that way – you can see the difference that you’re making very clearly. Our tutors in Cambrisgeshire regularly see and love those light-bulb moments when their student gets it.
Are you teaching what you feel are the right things for your pupils?
Teachers are under a lot of scrutiny at the moment, from school managers, governors, parents and the government. I’ve had several conversations with teachers in Cambridge and Ely areas who feel that they are no longer able to plan lessons that they think are the right ones for their students. With one-to-one tuition, it is completely possible and necessary to follow exactly what is right for the student. There is time to go back to fill in gaps that would be impossible to achieve in a classroom situation.
Interested in finding out more about private tuition?
For more information on becoming a private tutor in Ely, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Newmarket and surrouning areas with Tutor My Kids, click the link here or email Rachel Law or give her a call on 01223 858421 for a friendly informal chat to see if it might work for you. You might also want to see how much our other tutors enjoy tutoring for Tutor My Kids by reading their stories.
much talk about reorganising the school year to make the summer holidays
shorter. It would make childcare easier for many parents and it was also reduce
the tendency for children to forget what they’ve learnt over the long summer
Kids recognise that children tend to forget what they’ve learnt after the holidays
and this year are introducing summer boosters – twice weekly 1 to 1 home
tuition by qualified primary school teachers for 8/10 weeks over the summer to
keep work tickling along.
great benefits for all school years as it enables your child to feel confident
when they return to school in September, but it can have particularly good effect
at the end of year 2, to aid the transition to key stage 2 work in year 3, and
in year 5 to ensure a sound set of foundations for their SATs year.
How can I help my kids with their maths?
At Tutor My Kids we regularly get asked by parents looking for home tuition in Cambridge, Ely and Newmarket how they can help their children with their maths.
Times Tables are key…
Generally if children know their multiplication tables, this helps enormously because they are at the root of much of the numeracy that children do.
Often kids can count in 2s, 5s etc. 2, 4, 6, 8…but are unable to say that 2×7=14. It’s therefore essential that children can recall their multiplication facts spontaneously. At home you can help by helping your children to practice them by simple tests, games and regular recall.
Work them into word problems for your kids…
Helping your children to use their maths facts in real life situations is invaluable in helping to develop their mathematical reasoning and mental maths skills.
Linking problems to the related division facts (If we how 7×6=42, then we know that 42/7 =6) is also essential to developing the core skills of maths. e.g. I’ve got 55g of spaghetti left in the packet. I need 20g per person. Have I enough for 4 people?
Best of all get your kids to solve real problems…
This is what I call ‘kitchen table maths’
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