Ok, this is a long one but I'd really appreciate the feedback… I’m really looking for some honest opinions here. I’m secondary trained, advertise for KS2/3/4 students and have tutored mainly GCSE students up to this point. I’ve been contacted recently about working with a 5 (almost 6) year old – for help with his reading/writing. I’ve been very open with the parents about my background (I know then through another student) but they still want to go ahead. So… As I understand it English is not taught at KS1 here in Wales (he’s attending a Welsh medium school) so the work is purely to make sure he doesn’t fall behind. Can anyone suggest the best way to start this? I’ve seen people refer to tick sheets that they use for their first sessions with younger students to assess what they can do – are there any on here that I could take a look at? I thought I might get a couple of workbooks to follow - the Letts Magical Topics books look quite nice as they come with reward stickers – but are they any good? I also believe that I will need to break the session up as the attention span of a 5 year old won’t be what I’m used to – do people use games? Read with the student? What else? I’m really quite keen to take this job as I’d love to get some younger students but I’m always very aware that the parent is paying for a professional and I want to make sure I’m offering good value here. Am I being ridiculous? Thank you in advance for any advice, hints or tips.