Reaching your child's potential
WHAT I OFFER
I mainly tutor children aged 5-11 in English and Maths, adapting the programme of study to the child's individual needs. I stick closely to the National Curriculum but also recognise that there are areas of study or methods which are not emphasised heavily in the curriculum but are beneficial for a child's overall learning. I do not take on pupils with the aim of getting them through school entrance exams; I believe strongly in a good general education at all ages. I am keen to tutor children in areas such as History and Geography, and can link this very clearly with English and Maths. I find this provides a context or purpose, which adds more meaning to the learning.
Since April 2015, I have also been tutoring students aged 11-16 in Maths. I am willing to take on students in this age category, as long as parents are aware that I am trained as a primary practitioner and currently have no official qualifications for KS3 or KS4. I do however have an A Level in Maths.
Since Summer 2018, I have also been offering beginners French at primary level.
I have experience in tutoring adults too (e.g. for GCSE Maths and beginners French) and I would welcome enquiries from mature learners.
HOW IT WORKS
Tutoring sessions are booked weekly or fortnightly with a regular time slot (There can be some flexibility to swap this if something of a 'one off' nature comes up). I come to your house at the arranged time and work with your child in a distraction-free environment, using a variety of resources and learning strategies (whiteboards, text books, practical resources, computer games on my laptop). If you have Wi-Fi, we can connect and use websites for research, games and teaching.
At the end of the session, I might set or suggest some further activities as homework but these are optional. I will briefly feedback to parents about what we have covered and any strengths or weaknesses discovered during the learning activities. I will take payment and confirm the date and time of our next session.
Tutoring sessions usually last for one hour and are charged at £29. If you are interested in 30 minutes (£17) or 45 minutes (£23), please get in touch as there are some limited slots in the timetable at these lengths. Please note, these prices apply if the tutoring location is within my normal area (see map). Outside of this area, prices will increase due to travelling costs.
“Our daughter has been truly inspired this year by Miss Richards
and we are thrilled with the progress she has made.”
Mrs B., 2012
Currently all regular tutoring slots are fully booked but do get in touch as things are always changing.
Otherwise, please take a look at the Flexi-Learn Scheme, which might work for you in the meantime.
EARLY BIRD SESSIONS!
Due to high demand, I am opening up another two slots each week. These are MORNING slots and would work well for an organised family, with children who are awake and enthusiastic before school!
Sessions would be 45 minutes (£23) or 60 minutes (£29) or, for a family with two children, two 30 minute sessions at £17 each. Lessons could start any time after 7am and they could be either weekly or fortnightly. The days I am offering are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Do get in touch if you are interested in trialling this for a few weeks.
"She was so happy after her first session. I could see a change in her confidence straight away."
UPDATE SUMMER 2021
This page shows what normally happens with Rock Solid Learning home tutoring. Currently all lessons are taking place online. Please see home page for more details and get in touch if you have any questions.
Mrs M., 2017