Since Choice was established in 2010, we have developed strong relationships with primary and secondary schools and with sixth form colleges. We are once more delighted to offer tuition support to schools, as part of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP), during the 2023-24 academic year. As a DfE-approved Tuition Partner, we’re privileged to be in a position which allows us to address inequality in education by working with disadvantaged students.
Following an initial meeting with SLT members to determine exactly what help is required, we select the most suitable tutors to help. We are fully aware that teaching staff know their students better than we do, so we liaise with them to gain as much information as possible on the students we’ll be supporting and where their learning is at.
It’s important for us to be informed of any special circumstances, such as any SEN, students who are particularly able or any specific learning styles which suit a child. Having an open line of communication with the classroom teacher or Head of Department is crucial in aiding the progress of each student.
All our tutors possess current and clear Enhanced DBS certification as well as appropriate safeguarding training. We choose those who have proven to be a success at helping more disadvantaged students and who share a passion with us for improving their attainment and subsequent life chances.
Our provision in schools continued through the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns; our bespoke online sessions ensured that progress in those students we supported wasn’t severely affected. Although some of our provision remains online, most is now delivered in-person.
The impact of Covid-19
The pandemic not only highlighted the attainment gap with respect to disadvantaged children, it clearly made the situation worse. In our ongoing discussions with school headteachers and deputies, it is evident that schools recognise the impact of the extra support provided by our tutors. This year, schools can receive NTP funding up to a maximum of 50% of the cost they have incurred in utilising our support as a Tuition Partner. To discuss how we can collaborate with you in supporting your students and helping to close the attainment gap, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 3579 121.
“It has been a pleasure working with Choice Home Tutoring. Jacob was engaged, forthcoming and jumped straight in with the A-Level delivery. He worked really well with the students and has continued to support them during remote learning in lockdown. This has been of huge benefit to the students and they have reacted positively to him. I would not hesitate to contact you again if any future placements arise. A huge thank you from the maths team at The Sixth Form.”
“All 8 tutors arrived on time, well resourced and eager to teach. A great first impression – thank you for organising this so swiftly and with very little work required on my part (always appreciated!)
The year 6 children are raring to go!”
“I worked at St Mary’s primary school for a month in the lead up to Year 6 students taking their SATs last year. I loved getting to know each students goal and learning style, as it enabled me to tailor tuition to them as individuals. I worked collaboratively with the teachers so that I was in step with the areas they were practising and knew when practise tests were coming up. It was really exciting to see students exceed their expectations and grow in confidence with the material. Some of the students asked me to continue tuition into high school to boost their confidence and I would love to work in more schools to make this possible”
Jo, Literacy specialist
“Working with the year 12 students was both interesting and enjoyable. I was keen to make sure they achieved while also helping them engage in the work – A level Maths can be tricky to bring to life but we certainly worked hard to get the results they did. Really great, I’d love to do more of this type of tutoring”
Steven, Maths tutor
“It was great teaching my student when she was out of the lesson. She needed to learn as an individual, away from her peers in the class. It was brilliant liaising with the class teacher too, and working in tandem with what was being covered in class.”
Gemma, Primary specialist
“I loved teaching my student in the school library – it was a great way of encouraging what is a brilliant resource, but also allowed us to research topics and make learning fun.”
Emma, Year 6 SATs tutor