Times and duration
One-to-one sessions last for 50 minutes and are on weekdays. There are six consecutive slots, commencing at 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. More daily slots will be available during school holidays.
*One-to-one slots are now available on Saturday afternoons, commencing at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
The tuition is carried out at my office in the Portview Trade Centre:
Portview Trade Centre
310 Newtownards Road
Belfast BT4 1HE
In general, one-to-one sessions will use the following format:
The parent will have informed me of specific or general areas of learning to be covered in advance. A learning goal is then agreed upon at the start of each session. The student and I investigate what they already know and build upon this with new information. We test this out in the most effective way (using online resources, using practical resources, carrying out pencil and paper activities - whatever works best), with the student constantly feeding back their thoughts to me.
I will have prepared several main activities before the session and will then select the most appropriate one, based upon my observations during the session. The student attempts this activity independently while I analyse their efforts, only stepping if I see that further guidance is necessary.
We finally discuss how the session went, in light of the learning goal, and consider what needs done next. The student will have been given a QR code to share with the parent. This code can be scanned through the free Seesaw app, and will link to a video in which I discuss what was covered in the session, making suggestions about strategies and ideas for further practice.
One-to-one weekday sessions cost £25. This covers not only the 50 minutes together with your child, but the resulting feedback shared by video.
how to book
This website uses Acuity Scheduling as its booking platform and Stripe for payment processing, so your bookings and (more importantly) your payments are in the most secure of hands. All major credit/debit cards can be used, as well as there being a Paypal facility. Click here to go to the bookings section of this website and follow the prompted questions.
You will be asked to select a time and date from the calendar, followed by further questions relating to the subjects you would like to be covered in the tuition classes. You can provide as much or as little detail as you like - feel free to let me know by email or text instead.