Reaching your child's potential
WHAT I OFFER
I tutor children aged 5-16 in English and Maths, adapting the programme of study to the child's individual needs. I stick closely to the National Curriculum and GCSE topics 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.
Although I am trained as a primary teacher, I have, since April 2015, also been tutoring students aged 11-16 in Maths and English. I studied an A Level in Maths and harbour a great interest in the English language and creative writing.
Since Summer 2018, I have also offered beginners French at primary/KS3 level.
With experience in tutoring adults too (e.g. for GCSE Maths and beginners French), 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
Tuesdays weekly 3 - 4pm (or a 30 or 45 minute session within this time slot.
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 AUTUMN 2021
This page shows what normally happens with Rock Solid Learning home tutoring. Currently all lessons are taking place online. Please see the home page for more details and get in touch if you have any questions.
Mrs M., 2017