Assessments & Tracking
Our first step is the informal meeting taking place after initial contact. This involves a number of questions around not only academic subjects and levels/grades, but in what the student feels that they need help with. We feel that this is particularly important in 1:1 tuition, and this is a chance to truly personalise learning, which is not always possible in a school setting. Also, this allows the opportunity to make sure that the sessions are properly-targetted and effective - not only in the short-term, but in the longer term as well. Amongst the questions in this meeting, we will ask questions regarding:
In doing so, we are hoping to create a better understanding of what motivates (or discourages) learning, as well as understanding future goals, in order to make the tuition more relevant, and for the student to see its benefits.
Currently, A.P.P. is used to track the progress of students through school, and this is what we use to gauge progress in our own pre-G.C.S.E. students. From September, 2014, schools can choose to use their own assessment model; however, due to its common use in schools, and to provide consistency, we will continue to use this to assess and track our students. However, if schools have any other assessment tools, we will be happy to discuss this with you and amend the recording of our tracking accordingly.
Progress through our units is tracked carefully. After the initial assessment, specific learning needs are targeted, and then a programme is devised that will focus on these needs to improve attainment. This is assessed consistently, and the results tracked on a graph similar to the one opposite
All of our students are assessed using this tool, both at the beginning and end of each tuition programme. Having had experience in using this both within the school setting as well as in home tuition, we are well-informed of the usefulness of this tool in finding out what about school and/or learning may need addressing in order to make sure that a personalised plan for learning is not only effective in the short term, but also after the tuition ends. Our personalised tuition plans will aim to address any concerns about school or learning may be affecting the overall learning process, and will ensure that they are addressed in conjunction with subject-specific tuition in Maths and/or English. We assess at the beginning and end of each cycle of tuition, and track progress and impact of interventions using the final report and table/graph.
|Brainboxx, as it is concise and very visual to cater to more students. We use the results to stimulate discussion around how we learn, and how to best personalise learning in the tuition sessions.|
More specific assessments
- Dyslexia/dyscalculia Screener
- Paediatric Index of Emotional Distress