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Advice on resources, assessment and other bits and bobs please!!

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by becstar76, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. becstar76

    becstar76 New commenter

    Hi there
    I am currently a primary supply teacher (mainstream and specialist SEN) and have decided to take the plunge and start private tuition in KS2 SATs preparation, KS1 and KS2 English, Maths and Science, 11+ preparation and SEN specialist classes.
    Can anyone give advice on kinds of resources to use (especially for 11+ tuition). Is it worth buying sets of textbooks for pupils to work through and then complimenting them with individualised worksheets as and when needed or would this be a waste of money?
    Also, what do other tutors do with regards to initial assessment to identify areas in need of attention and also continuous formative assessment to track progress? Are summative assessments a good idea at the end of each half term or term or am I over complicating things?
    Finally, as I am currently working full time on supply, I have a couple of questions about times:
    1. Which after-school times seem to be most popular with clients? Will I have to bomb straight home from school ready to go again at, say 4pm or do pupils tend to want to have their lessons after tea-time?
    2. What time is your latest session of the day?
    3. How much of a gap between bookings should I leave so that I can speak to parents if needed/ record session information/set up for next lesson/ etc?
    Any advice on some or all of the above would be greatly appreciated :) Thank you.X
  2. becstar76

    becstar76 New commenter

    Hi there
    Thank you so much for your pointers. They were the kind of times I was thinking of working between so that's good. Was thinking of doing 2 sessions per evening (4.30-5.30 and 6-7) three evenings per week. Lets hope I can fill that number of sessions!! Thanks again :)
  3. I knew a tutor whom arrived at 10:30 pm and the parents were quite happy with that!
    I generally don't start any lessons after 7:30pm but SUN evenings is quite popular I find.

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