2KickStartU’s effective weekly tuition in English, Maths and Science cover all areas of the curriculum. Below is a typical journey which will give you further insight as to how we work.
Children are required to sit an Initial Assessment per subject which enables our tutors to observe the specific areas where your child requires further support or has the ability to be challenged further. The papers used for the assessment are those produced by Standard Testing Agency or from boroughs approved by the Department of education.
Information from your child’s assessment is summarised for you in a Student Report. Our tutors will request an appointment to debrief you whether over the phone or face-to-face. Areas of strength and weakness, what your child is likely to get at GCSE level without intervention based on grading flight paths, as well as our recommendations for the future will be discussed. Following this we leave it up to as to whether or not you would like to enrol.
Enrolment and attendance
Once children have enrolled, they attend once or twice a week, depending on how many subjects they take up, for sessions lasting approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes each.
What is the ratio in group sessions?
2KickStartU tutors work with children in a maximum ratio of 1:6, ensuring the right balance between individual support and independent learning. As children practise and acquire new skills, our tutors are always on hand to encourage and explain the topics being explored.
Learning style questionnaire
One of our core beliefs at 2KickStartU tuition centre is that we believe everyone can learn and that it’s a matter of how things are taught. Whilst everything we do is linked to the National Curriculum and the end result always tracks back to the approved methodologies, the journey there might be a little different.
We have the capacity to help your child by teaching them in ways where we can best of them. Your child might be happy learning with worksheets, or they may grasp things quicker by learning kinaesthetically. The objective is for them to learn, so we give your child a learning style questionnaire to find out what best works for them.
What we do in class & homework
As each child is put on their unique study path, which means your child’s lessons will be mapped out for them. Every week a specific topic is covered, and homework from the previous week marked. Discussions regarding the topic take place with the tutor, and with the class if your child is enrolled for group sessions, so that collaborative learning can take place. Homework is given out weekly, and we ask you to sign the homework sheet to ensure your child has completed it.
How is progress measured?
The expectation is that the majority of children will move through the programmes of study at a steady pace. However, decisions about when to progress should always be based on the security of children’ understanding and their readiness to progress to the next stage. Children who grasp concepts rapidly should be challenged through being offered rich and sophisticated problems before any acceleration through new content. Those who are not sufficiently fluent with earlier material should consolidate their understanding, including through additional practice, before moving on.
That be said we measure our success by the distance your child travels from start date to six weeks. If we fail to illustrate distance travelled within 6 weeks, we operate our guarantee and give you your money back. To read more click on to our guarantee page.
How much are the lessons?
Prices for the lessons depends on whether you would like a group session, one-to-two or one-to-one sessions as well as the number of subjects enrolled to.
We offer discounts for 2 subjects per week, sibling discounts and can accept alternative methods of payment such as Childcare Vouchers. Visit the prices page for more information.