The Primary Tutor Online Blog
Wondering how online primary tutoring can help your child with catching up?
There are many scaremongering stories in the media at the moment. Some of these are about children falling behind throughout the pandemic.
“Lockdown pupils are three months behind!”
“The authors also warn that a quick catch up is unlikely!”
“The government say that children must not miss out because of Coronavirus!”
“Almost all the teachers questioned (98%) said their pupils were behind the place in the curriculum they would normally expect for the time of year!”
There Is No Need To Worry With Online Primary Tutoring!
Firstly, with online tutoring, any gaps are identified and worked on immediately. Secondly, this is done personally, conveniently and safely. As a result, this develops your child’s confidence and love of learning once again!
I always use the latest software to achieve this. This includes: Zoom, ActivInspire, Loom, Microsoft Office, Widget and Google Docs (to name a few!)
Above all, I think it is so important that your child enjoys and engages enthusiastically with the session that I provide. Therefore, I happily create exciting, personalised presentations that include the things that they are interested in.
Firstly, we typically start with a retrieval activity, a video or a game. Secondly, we move on to an interactive presentation that includes the new learning. In addition, we typically end with a plenary to reflect on what we have learnt. Finally, we finish with a game to show off our new skills!
Follow the below link to see some examples of these sessions:
I Can Help!
I can offer bespoke 1:1 services. Here, we can discuss and create an individualised plan that will support your child most effectively. Alternatively, small online group sessions might suit your child. Perhaps a mix of the two!
Follow this link to see how I may be able help you!
After taking a look, please contact me following the link below to discuss what is the best fit for your child.
Looking for advice on how to support your child during Covid?
How You Can Provide Support For Your Child During Covid
This year is such a worrying time for everybody! Certainly for our children. As we know, children are especially sensitive to change. This is particularly the case when it is portrayed as such a scary, unknown time!
I see first-hand how the anxieties surrounding Coronavirus effects children. As a result, their concentration and learning undoubtedly and understandably suffer!
From my personal experience, this is my summary of the Top 5 Tips to help reduce your child’s anxiety:
- Talk openly to your child about what is happening.
- Discuss practical tips with your child that you can both actively do to keep yourself safe. For example, washing hands.
- Keep as many regular routines as possible, so that your child feels safe and that things are stable.
- Focus on spending time completing positive activities with your child.
- Encourage your child to think about the things they can do to make them feel safer and less worried.
More support and advice
Below is a link below that I use to help to reduce the worry in some of the children that I have worked with, and continue to work with.
I hope that you also find it helpful too:
How Can I Help To Support Your Child During Covid?
We know as adults that when we worry about something, it effects our focus. When our focus is effected, our understanding of what is happening around us is too. We struggle to take in information that is being relayed to us.
So it is exactly the same with our children!
If not more so, as they may struggle to understand their worries. This on top of schools closing may mean that a lot of children may benefit from some support from a teacher, or a tutor.
Please see my other Blog entry, ‘Online Tutoring Can Help With Catch Up’ to read about how I can offer my support:
Are you beginning to wonder, “what can online tutoring do for my child?” Are you interested to see what online tutoring looks like?
The Benefits of Online Tutoring For Your Child!
Firstly, online learning is not restrictive. That is to say, you no longer need to spend time travelling to see your tutor. Moreover, you do not necessarily even need to live close by to them! As a result, you can save time and money on travelling.
Secondly, online tutoring is more engaging. Online tutoring opens up a whole new world of interactive learning. Most importantly, children are more likely to engage with technology than they are a piece of paper. For instance, completing an educational game is much more exciting that completing a worksheet. And of course, all online work can be saved and made accessible after the session too!
In addition, it offers continuity in a time of uncertainty. Moved schools? No car? Pandemic? As long as you can access the Internet, online tutoring is adaptable and flexible to your needs!
Finally, you have access to a wide range of excellent tutors. You can find the one that is right for you and your child. Please follow my link below to find out more about me, and whether you feel that I could be the right tutor for you and your child:
If you would like to find out some more information about my methods and goals, and to see some examples of the tutoring sessions that I have created, please click on the following link:
Interested to learn more?
To conclude, if you would like to find more out about how online tutoring can support your family, the following link is a lovely article by ‘Owl Tutors’. Here, they speak to TheSchoolRun.com about ‘How to make online tutoring work for your child’ – check it out below!