Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why should I choose private tuition for my child?
As a parent you may choose private tuition for your child to:
- • catch up if he/she has temporarily fallen behind at school
- • learn a subject outside the school environment
- • give him/her a head start in school
- • focus on areas where improvment may be required
- • ensure he/she receives attention to detail on a one-to-one basis that is often not possible in a
How do I know if my child needs a personal tutor?
It can be difficult for parents to assess whether their child may require a personal tutor. However, you can ask your child how he/she is getting on at school and whether he/she feels that additional help at home would help. You can always speak to your child’s school teacher to help identify any areas where improvements can be made. Even if a child is performing well at school, some parents decide to have a personal tutor to ensure their child continues to receive the best possible support to achieve the grades needed for college/University or a even a particular career.
Are there any additional benefits of having a personal tutor?
Yes. In addition to helping students become more proficient in a partcular subject, home tuition can:
- • raise levels of school performance
- • help increase confidence
- • bring enjoyment and motivation in a subject
- • develop study skills and discipline that can be applied across a number of subjects.
Why should I chose EducateFirst for my child?
Each child is unique. In the same way, each child may require a specific type and level of assistance with his/her education. EducateFirst offers a tailored tutoring service to help meet the needs of each individual child. We recognise the need for a good, solid education to lay the foundations for your child’s future.
Which subjects does EducateFirst specialise in?
EducateFirst specialises in teaching all subjects, with a focus on core subject areas (English, Maths and Science). We recognise that the majority of children require additional support and assistance with these and related subjects than any other subject. One or more of these core subjects are often necessary requirements for college/University admissions and are of interest to potential employers.
All subjects covered?: Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Maths, History, Geography, Languages (including English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Italian), Music, Religious Education, etc.
All education levels covered?: Primary (KS1 and KS2), Secondary (KS3), GCSE (KS4), A-Level (KS5), Degree, etc.
Need tutoring in a specialised subject? Contact us to see if we can help.
Do you offer additonal support for foreign students and students from ethnic minorities?
Yes. EducateFirst offers a specific service to help foreign students master the English language and complete their studies in the UK. We also help UK citizens of different ethnic backgrounds where English is not their first language. From basic language skills to proofreading coursework and assignments, we will help ensure you get the right message onto paper and that your work is written to the highest standards. IELTS, ESOL, EFL and UK Citizenship preparation courses also available.
Our tutors can assist foreign nationals prepare for and sit their International English Language System (IELTS) exams. We can also assist you complete your college/University and job application forms.
Are your tutors qualified to teach?
Yes. EducateFirst uses qualified tutors who specialise in specific subject areas. Many of our tutors are either currently working or have worked as a school teacher. Furthermore, all our tutors are checked to ensure they are certified to work with children and hold a valid Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) certificate. This ensures that our tutors have no criminal background or police record.
In addition, we request our tutors are registered with The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). These additional measures are being brought into place to further protect your child. EducateFirst will ensure all its tutors fully comply with this requirement. Your child’s security is of paramount importance to us and any tutor who fails to provide evidence of registration with the ISA will not be allowed to tutor your child.
Update: As of 1 December 2012, the CRB and ISA merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Certificates with the CRB logo are still valid and can be used by tutors.
In addition to home tutoring, what other services can you offer?
EducateFirst offers a diverse range of services:
- • Career services include CV and personal statement writing, help with completing job applications
and advice on job interviews
- • Editorial services include report writing, transcription service, proofreading, preparation of
tailored Microsoft Word documents and PowerPoint presentations to suit any need (personal, professional