Set Your Child on the Path to Academic Achievement

While it is never too early to prepare for academic success, under 10’s tuition requires careful consideration and attention. Hot housing, cramming and additional pressure can all undermine a child’s confidence at the very beginning of their educational journey.

SLT believes that a carefully administered and measured programme of support can help to build your child’s confidence, prepare them for important assessments, such as the 7 Plus and create a life-long love of learning.

We use the term “pre-prep” to include children at nursery, in reception, or Years 1-4.  In order to give your child the best possible help at this early stage, we will introduce you to a tutor who specialises in teaching younger children and whose techniques and approach will complement their schooling.

Why Use a Pre-Prep Tutor?

There are several reasons why parents may choose to supplement their child’s education with private tuition.

We will introduce a tutor to assist your child with:

  • 7 Plus and 8 Plus Entrance Exams

    A tutor will provide your child with the confidence and knowledge to tackle school assessments and interviews.

  • 4 + Assessments

    Increasingly, schools are assessing children at this early age. We don't recommend tuition but a consultation with our early years specialist may be helpful.

  • Pre-School and Reception

    As your child adapts to their early school experiences, a specialist tutor will provide additional support and assistance.

  • Additional Educational Needs

    SLT are able to recommend tutors who are experienced with a range of additional educational needs in order to provide additional support at this crucial stage.

  • Finding the Right School

    Each child is different. We can help match your child's goals and academic achievements to the right school for them.

  • Read our Pre-Prep tuition testimonials

A Typical Session with a Pre-Prep Tutor 

Early Years Tuition

Meet Erin, a specialist tutor, and four year old Tabitha, her student.

Sessions take place in Tabitha’s home, a comfortable environment where the young student feels relaxed and able to learn. After a ‘bone-crunching hug,’ the afternoon’s tuition begins.

From the very beginning, Erin puts Tabitha at ease, using a discussion and impromptu drawing session to introduce new words into Tabitha’s vocabulary. This is followed up by a spot of phonics in order to smooth out the enthusiastic young lady’s haphazard pronunciation.

By incorporating role playing and games, and maintaining a gentle and friendly tone, Erin is able to connect with Tabitha and steer her towards the end results.

It might not feel like learning, but this is the four year old’s first step on a road to prep school, private school and eventually Oxbridge.

Enquire about Pre-Prep tuition:

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