Homeschooling in London and the UK

At Simply Learning Tuition we facilitate homeschooling in London and across the UK for children aged 4 to 18. We work with specialist homeschooling tutors who cover all the subjects your child is likely to be studying, and we can register them for any exams along the way, including (I)GCSE, A Level or the IB.

About 80,000 children are being home-schooled in the UK at any given time. You might be considering home schooling to cover a gap between schools, or possibly as a longer-term option. Either way, the first thing we’ll do is talk to you about what your child’s goals are, and how they learn best. Then we’ll create a homeschooling programme to fit, complete with extra-curricular activities that will help make home-schooling a wholly positive experience. We also offer online homeschooling if that’s what’s needed.

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    Home Schooling

    Sophie Taylor Barthorpe, our Director of Tuition, explains the SLT approach to Home Schooling.

  • What is special about our approach to home schooling?

    A more flexible environment

    Whether home-schooling is a long-term plan or a fill-in between schools, we’re firm believers that home-schooling shouldn’t try to replicate the rigidity of the classroom. Instead it is an opportunity to make the most of what a more flexible learning environment can bring.

    A bespoke timetable

    The way we normally work is for our home-school specialists to work with you to build a completely bespoke timetable for your child. The home school tutors introduced by Simply Learning Tuition will then take responsibility for each part of your child’s education. From day-to-day learning plans to historical and cultural trips and sports activities, tutors create a teaching environment that keeps learning fresh and engaging. Their passion and enthusiasm underpinned with academic excellence, previous experience and long-term commitment allows tutors to empower your child, helping them to grow in confidence and flourish.

    A tutor that fits your family

    The home school tutors we introduce will not only match your child’s educational needs and personality, but will also blend in seamlessly with your family’s lifestyle. If your child is a budding young athlete or an aspiring musician, tutors can work around their schedules. We can introduce music teachers, art tutors or sports coaches who will work closely with your child to help develop their passions and find suitable classes and clubs in your local area. These are an important part of your son or daughter’s social and emotional development.

  • How can a homeschool tutor help?

    Home schooling can offer a huge number of benefits to both parents and their children. Many of the families we work with say their children benefit tremendously from the more relaxed environment that comes with being taught at home, without the anxiety of school or the pressure to study a curriculum that they may not be able to access effectively without additional support.

    As part of that, lessons are always delivered at a pace that your child is comfortable with. Often this simple change can make such a huge difference.

    Then the extra magic of an experienced home-schooling tutor is that they can also subtly adapt their methods to suit your child’s learning style. And the one-to-one focus quickly builds confidence – in turn delivering better results and creating a virtual circle of improvement that can get your child excited to learn again.

    On the other side of the spectrum, home schooling can also allow for an intensive, highly focused approach, ideal when there is a clear goal and limited time – for example when preparing for retakes.

  • Does homeschool impact a child’s development?

    Yes – and in a good way!

    Time and again we see home-schooling having a wholly positive impact on a child’s development. For some, being away from the pressure of a school environment and forming a strong bond with a private tutor can very quickly reignite their interest in learning again, improving their grades and confidence, and often leading to them going back into school at a later stage with a completely different outlook. Alternatively, if home-schooling is to fill a gap between schools, the one-on-one time will easily keep your child in line with – and often ahead of – their peers.

    The one concern some parents have with home-schooling is the lack of social interaction that comes naturally in a classroom. However, this is something an excellent home-schooling programme can easily resolve through trips, art clubs or sports activities – and in a way that can often suit children better than the pressure-cooker of a school.

  • What are the benefits of Home Schooling?

    Home education offers a huge number of benefits to both parents and their children. Lessons are always delivered at a pace that your child is comfortable with and in many cases, transform your child’s life. Teaching methods can be adjusted to suit your child's learning style. The one to one focus quickly builds confidence, in turn delivering improvements in results and thus creating a virtual circle of improvement.

    Many of the families we work with say that their children benefit tremendously from the relaxed nature of being taught at home, without the anxiety of school or the pressure to study a curriculum that they may not be able to access effectively without additional support.

    Home schooling allows for an intensive, highly focused approach which can be useful when time is limited, for example when preparing for retake examinations.

  • How does Home Schooling work?

    Home school tutors introduced by Simply Learning Tuition take responsibility for each part of your child’s education. From day-to-day learning plans to historical and cultural trips and sports activities, tutors create a professional and focussed teaching environment that keeps learning fresh and engaging. Their passion and enthusiasm underpinned with academic excellence, previous experience and long-term commitment allows tutors to empower your child, helping them to grow in confidence and flourish.

    The home school tutors we introduce will not only match your child’s educational needs and personality, but will also blend in seamlessly with your family’s lifestyle. If your child is a budding young athlete or an aspiring musician, tutors can work around their schedules. We can introduce music teachers, art tutors or sports coaches who will work closely with your child to help develop their passions and find suitable classes and clubs in your local area. These are an important part of your son or daughter’s social and emotional development.

  • How long should I Home School for?

    Every family's needs are different; from just a few hours a week to full-time tutoring. If additional support is required, we can also recommend and introduce educational psychologists and speech and language therapists or other therapists. When the time comes to re-integrate your child into the school system, our education consultants can help to organise this.

  • Home Schooling Tutors for International Families

    For families living outside the UK, international home school tutors can ensure academic continuity for your child if your circumstances require your family to travel frequently. If you are moving to the UK, tutors can also help prepare your child for British independent school entrance examinations and English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

    The decision to home school your child is complex. As experts in bespoke home education and all that it entails, we have successfully introduced home school tutors to children of all ages since 2009. Please feel free to contact us for a relaxed and impartial conversation.

    Read Our Case Studies Our Guide to Home Education

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