According to recent research, the number of children being home schooled is increasing year on year, with a 40% increase in home schooled children in the last 3 years alone. The figures are set to rise again in the coming years with an estimated 60,000 – 80,000 children in England alone, receiving an education at home.
Deciding to home school your child can be due to a variety of reasons, whether this is due to academic underachievement at their current school, a lack of places at your preferred school, a medical condition that is holding them back, social or cultural differences, a need for an extension of parenting styles such
as permissive, helicopter or authoritative. You may be finding that your child is exceptionally gifted and needs to be challenged more rigorously than their current school is able to.
Educating your child in the UK is compulsory, attending school is not. Where your child receives their education, therefore, is an important decision and one which Fleet Tutors can assist with, at every step of the way, providing the expert knowledge and resources to ensure your needs are met and exceeded as well as adapted as necessary, throughout the course.
The student, SW, had been out of mainstream education since primary school, and had many interruptions to her subsequent home schooling due to congenital heart disease; as a result she had fallen significantly behind her age group.
SW wanted to gain GCSEs that would allow her continue to A levels, whilst managing the fatigue and prolonged headaches that were the effect of her illness.
Fleet Tutors developed a 15 month programme designed around the student’s health needs, allowing for frequent breaks during tuition sessions. There was close liaison with the family and student by the Fleet Tutors programme manager. Four tutors in core subjects were selected who could commit to a long term programme. The tutors were sensitive to changes in the student to recognise when she may become unwell and adaptations made as necessary.
By the summer, SW was ready to sit all her exams at the same time as her peers and achieved the grades she needed in five academic GCSEs to be able to progress to A level studies.
MA 1st English Literature - Edinburgh
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English: (Secondary, GCSE, A Level, A Level, IB, Secondary, GCSE, A Level, A Level), Drama: (GCSE, A Level, A Level)
Sarah is a first class master’s graduate who specialises in tutoring English language and literature from secondary to university level including the International Baccalaureate (IB). She is also able to support students in theatre studies and drama from GCSE to undergraduate level and enjoys that ‘light bulb’ moment of tutoring when a student can successfully grasp a concept.
BA English - Royal Holloway College London
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English: (Primary, Primary, Secondary, GCSE, 13+, Invalid Position, Secondary, GCSE, A Level, A Level), Music: (MUS, MUS)
Alicia has been tutoring for eight years, supporting students with English language and literature at all levels and for all major exams. She has also worked with mature students to build confidence in their study of English and achieve the qualifications they need to progress.
BA 2:1 Media and English Literature - Brighton
English, ESOL, EFL, Functional Skills View More
English: (Primary, Primary, Secondary, GCSE, A Level, A Level, 11+, Secondary, GCSE, A Level, A Level, University, University, iGCSE), ESOL: (Primary, GCSE, A Level), EFL: (GCSE, A Level, Primary), Functional Skills: (A Level)
Tom is a creative writing master’s graduate who has supported students in English language, literature and creative writing as well as ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and EFL (English as a Foreign Language). He is able to tutor these subjects from primary Key Stage 1 up to adult learners, including preparing students for the English 11+, and is extremely passionate about being able to make a difference to a student’s education through one-to-one tuition.
Whether you are looking for a tutor to help your child with their GCSEs or to deliver an entire home-schooling timetable of subjects, Fleet Tutors work across the UK to find the best quality UK Tutors. They go through the processes described ensuring they not only have the experience but also to assess their teaching styles and strengths. So whether you are in a leafy village of Farnborough, Hampshire or in central Manchester, Fleet Tutors can work with you to find and arrange the best tutor for your needs – wherever you are based in the UK. Fleet Tutors also offer a range of teaching methods – from face-to-face or online or combined learning options at your home, or alternative agreed location.
This is very much an individual requirement and will depend as much on you as your child. Essentially, because of the nature of home-schooling the number of hours spent per day is drastically reduced, the schedule and learning is a much more focussed experienced and due to the lack of distractions can often deliver academically, the same learning opportunities that a six hour school day provides in just a couple of hours a day. This is of course structured with you and to your specific requirements – making it such a popular solution.