Parent power: discover how you can effectively influence your child's academic success in this article written by private tutor John Nichols.
Academic Assessments & Tests
Our Academic Assessments provide a professional overview of your child’s current academic position, highlighting their strengths and weaknesses and offering advice on how they can improve. Each assessment is tailored to the individual student and are designed by a team of expert educators including senior tutors, teachers and education consultants.
An assessment will help your child to prepare more effectively for entrance tests and national exams. They provide an in-depth analysis of a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses through a variety of discussions and written assessments. This allows you to track improvements and implement additional support if required. This may include asking for extra help from school, engaging a tutor or other specialist.
We also make referrals for more complex assessments relating to speech and language processing difficulties and can provide access to educational psychologists to diagnose and help students work more effectively with dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia or other specific learning difficulties.
For more information or to organise an Academic Assessment for your child, please call one of our education consultants or use our online enquiry form further down this page.
We were delighted to win the Relocate Global award for, ‘Excellence in Education Consultancy 2019‘. In the words of the judges:
“This firm clearly brings a caring and compassionate perspective to its services, but combines this with technological efficiency and excellent people management practices – a very buttoned-down intelligent group of people with a bigger-picture awareness.”
Each Academic Assessment consists of the following:
1. A personal assessment of your child’s ability
Whether embarking on a course of tuition, applying to a new school or just wanting to see how your child is getting on compared to their peers, a personalised assessment provides really valuable insight. Each assessment is designed by the Simply Learning Tuition assessment team of expert educators as well as senior tutors and teachers.
An in-depth analysis of your child’s strengths and weaknesses allows them to get the best from a course of private tuition. It enables you to pick the right schools and helps both of you set targets and goals that are stretching but realistic. We also provide more complex assessments relating to CELF and speech and language processing disorders and can provide access to educational psychologists to diagnose and help students overcome dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and behavioural issues.
2. Interview Preparation
The assessment tutor will spend time with your child to discuss their attitude towards school and learning, their likes and dislikes and their personal goals. They will see what makes them tick and how they will look in the school’s eyes.
3. Tailored Assessment Papers
These papers are tailored to each child. They are fun and satisfying for them to do, and the tutor can step up and down the difficulty.
4. Written Report
This gives you an accurate record of your child’s ability and can be shared with teachers, tutors and schools admissions officers. Often it’s the key to a successful application to a new school. It can be used to encourage a teacher to work harder with your child, and tutors can use it to build an individual learning plan.
Advice For Parents
Browse our advice guide for parents, covering a wide variety of topics – from why dyslexia is no bar to success to how to help your child excel academically. You can access more articles on our Advice for Parents page by using the link below.