Never has 1:1 tuition been more talked about in the media, by government and research bodies. Whilst we await further details from the DfES about how we can help students by offering high-quality provision for students, we can look at the evidence base of tuition having a strong impact on learning.
The Education Endowment Foundation has conducted research over some years on the impact of 1:1 tuition. Their findings were that 1:1 tuition did have an impact of 5+ months or more over the course of a year when delivered by a teaching assistant.
However, what is important to note about this research is that when a trained teacher delivers the 1:1 support, the impact is 10+ months.
“Programmes involving teaching assistants or volunteers can have a valuable impact, but tend to be less effective than those using experienced and specifically trained teachers, which have nearly twice the effect on average.” EEF
“How secure is the evidence?
Overall, the evidence is consistent and strong, particularly for younger learners who are behind their peers in primary schools, and for subjects like reading and mathematics (there are fewer studies at secondary level or for other subjects).” EEF
Our standard practice
We are delighted to let all parents and schools know that we already provide qualified and experienced teachers and high-quality, degree-level tutors to schools. Just this fact alone ensures that rapport is quickly developed, gaps are quickly identified and misconceptions addressed.
Working with schools is an option we have always given to the families that we work with. That is because we go the extra mile and also because we know that when the learning is joined up and the teacher, tutor, family, and student are aligned then much more progress can be made. Learning can make sense to a student and this makes for the best possible outcomes.
We work with IEPS, EHCPS, teacher targets, SENCO recommendations, Educational Psychology reports, OT reports, and more to make sure that addressing students’needs is a priority and that communication between our tutors and the school is as effective as possible.
We should all be striving for the best possible outcomes for students and as a company, we are excited about the possibility of helping schools to achieve this.
We can’t wait to start teaching students in schools and forming collegiate relationships with schools in our area.
Contact us so that we can let you know how we can work together: https://elitetutorssussex.com/contact/