Should I get my child a tutor this summer?

 

The long summer holiday provides a welcome break from the packed schedule of term-time. Here are some of the most common reasons parents request tutors over the summer.

Whether you’re looking for a London summer school, summer revision course or a summer tutor, Simply Learning can introduce you to the perfect match for your child.

For Academic Assessments

A great way to discover exactly how well your child is performing in school. This then allows you to work out how you, or a tutor can address problem areas before the new school year begins.

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For Revision Courses

Whether your child is taking national exams, such as the IB, GCSE or A-Level, or for retakes, or school entrance exams such as the 11+ and 13+, it can be a a great idea to start revision in summer when your child's schedule is less congested.

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For School Advice & Consultations

Whether your child is considering changing junior school, senior school or university our consultants offer expert advice to help you find and secure admission to the school or university that is best for your child.

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For UCAS Clearing

Whether your child is taking national exams, such as the IB, GCSE or A-Level, or for retakes, or school entrance exams such as the 11+ and 13+, it can be a a great idea to start revision in summer when your child's schedule is less congested.

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For Careers Consultation

It is not just GCSE, IB and A Level students who are getting their results. If your child is graduating from university this year we can offer them superb careers advice to help them secure their perfect graduate job.

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For Boarding School Plus

A plan designed for children who are starting boarding school in September. The plan provides them with an experienced mentor who will guide them through the whole difficult process and help them to adjust to life away from home.

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What can parents do?

Research Schools

This includes reading Ofsted reports, getting in contact with parents of current students and organising visits to view schools. It doesn't matter if your child won't be moving onto the next step in their education for a few years. It pays to get ahead and valuable relationships and contacts can be built in the intervening years.

Write a List of Priorities

This can be done in consultation with your child. Would you prefer boarding or day school? What subjects do they wish to focus on? How important is the provision of sports facilities? Would you prefer co-educational or not? There are so many options out there that knowing exactly what you want provides a great advantage when choosing schools.

Find Your Child Summer Jobs

This is something that is often recommended for older children. Not only does it provide them with a little pocket money, it also gives them some CV boosting experience and teaches them important lessons about life in the workplace.

Think Ahead

This does not mean pushing your child towards a particular university, school or career. Instead, it entails talking honestly about the future with them and encouraging them to think about which career and academic avenues they may wish to pursue and supporting and guiding them in their ambitions.

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