Here is an interesting set of activities to help children practise finding examples of: nouns, adjectives, verbs, pronouns and noun phrases, prepositions, adverbs, fronted adverbials, conjunctions and determiners.
You could easily change the pictures to quickly make more sheets.
To be a tutor, you need to be in the UK and go through all the usual checks – the site will give you some support to do this. You can then choose whether to tutor live in your community or tutor online or do a mixture. If you have enjoyed tutoring your own child then this might be a natural extra stream of income.
If you are looking for a tutor you don’t have to be in the UK, but in that case, you would need to opt for online tutoring.
You could choose me – Julia K from Birmingham – on the system, or any other tutor that is offering what you need.
If you are fairly confident with your Maths and English you may find just downloading these papers – which have good clear explanations of the answers – may be enough to let you prepare for the tests. Ideally, you would complete the papers under test conditions and then mark it. You have a separate marking sheet and explanation sheet, so you can use the marking sheet first, then have another go at any you have got wrong before turning to the explanation sheets.
If you look at these and find them challenging then you may want a tutor.
If you have good GCSE’s in these subjects you should be able to pass (you can take the tests a number of times), but they do include areas that are not covered by the GCSE curriculum and there is a timed section in the maths with takes a bit of getting used to for some people, especially if you have done little or no mental arithmetic for a couple of years.
I was trained to support those taking the QTS skills tests when they first appeared so I have quite a lot of experience with them.
Unless you are near the south of Birmingham, in which case I could arrange to meet up with you, the sessions would need to be done online, or with another tutor.
If you’re looking for a tutor in England, then Tutorful maybe a good place to start. To make it easy I’ve created a Tutorful review for you so that you can see whether this is likely or not to meet your needs.
All of its tutors are from England and have had to give at least two references, prove their ID and also show their DBS documents for safeguarding purposes.
Some of the tutors will just be available in the evening and some of them will be available all day which means that if you are to the east of England because of the time changes you might find this is a useful website to find a British English speaking tutor.
Some tutors only do home visits in their local area where is others also do online work. There will be other tutors who only do online work. The cost is the same whether or not the tutor is visiting you and your home or working online with you or your child.
Book me for any of these areas:
I am on Tutorful myself and so if you would like me to tutor you just look for Julia Kossowska.
SATs – years 2 and years 6
11+ and other entrance exams.
Maths for secondary school students who are struggling and would like more of a primary approach to the subject.
Coaching for primary school parents – You might like to consider this option instead of tutoring for your child. As a teacher, I often supported parents who wanted to help their children, and I could often cover a lot more material with the parents who were then able to spend time with their own children in smaller chunks of time.
I do both home visits if you live in the south Birmingham area and online tutoring if you don’t or prefer the online option.
Children love it as well as benefiting from it!
Many children love the experience of being tutored and the extra confidence it gives them.
You might think that for a child who is struggling at school, having a tutor and extra lessons would be a right pain. However, it doesn’t seem to work like that. If you have a good tutor your child will get to know them, become more confident about asking questions and find themselves being able to do things in class with their friends rather than being left behind. They will start to find a variety of subject more interesting.
Not every child takes to every tutor, so an agency like Tutorful is ideal. You can try a tutor and if the relationship works, which most of them do, stay with them. However, if for some reason this doesn’t seem to be being a good experience for your child, it is very easy to try a different person.
In the video below you hear from a couple of pupils as to why they and their parents decided to try having support from tutors.
Tutorful Video –
Tutorful used to be called Tutora – so in this video where we learn why Tutorful was set up you will hear the name Tutora rather than Tutorful, but be assured it is the same organisation.
How to find your tutor
Just click on this picture when you are ready.
You can then choose in person or online.
If you choose in person the tutor will come to your home or wherever you agree. Each tutor will have put in a maximum distance that they are prepared to travel so you should only see tutors who would be happy to come to where you live or somewhere nearby.
You will also choose the subject, the level that the tutoring is for and if you have chosen in person you also need to need your location.
You will then get a list of people who are available to be a tutor for your child/young person.
Then you will see a shortened profile of each tutor – for example:
Here you can see how many repeat students each tutor has taught, how far away they are, how many hours they have taught and an indication of how quickly they are likely to get back to you.
If you like the look of someone you can then click “View profile” and find out more about them. If you then want to get in touch with them there is a message me button on the full profile page, and then you can exchange information before going ahead and signing up with them.
Tutoring does make a difference.
If you want to help your child by getting them a tutor, don’t forget you can get £5 off your first lesson by using one of the links on this page.
Any questions or feedback?
If you have any questions, comments or feedback, I would love to hear from you!