9 February 2013
This month EducateFirst has been offering parents a FREE consultation, providing them with verbal and written reports on their child’s progress – a little like parent’s evening at school. Meetings were arranged strictly by appointment. This was a great opportunity for parents to meet our staff in one-to-one, face-to-face meetings to discuss their child’s academic needs. Parents were also asked for their feedback on the tuition classes as well as their child’s progress and whether there is anything else the company could do to support them and their children.
Not only did our teaching staff provide parents with an overview of their child’s strengths and areas for improvement, they also provided tips and advice on how they as parents can play an active part in their child’s education. At EducateFirst we do not believe that education is solely the responsibility of schools and teachers. Parents should play a prominent role and are actively encouraged by our staff to fully engage and show an interest in what their child does at school. This is especially important in a child’s early years and can help build a strong bond between parents and child. Indeed, many parents live busy lives and often find it difficult to spend time with their children let alone engage in educational activities. However, just spending 5 minutes with a child each day can make a difference help boost their confidence with words of encouragement.
Keep a track of student progress
EducateFirst has now introduced student progress records books for all tutors who support the learning initiative across all our tuition centres. The books are designed to keep a track of each child’s progress and will help the tutor identify areas where a child requires additional support so that future lessons can be adapted to ensure continued learning in these area. Another addition to our learning programme is a compulsory test, which each child in class must take every month. Again, the tests are designed to identify what the students have learnt over the past few weeks, allowing the teachers to adapt their lessons to focus on areas in which students have demonstrated lower ability.
We would like to thank our teachers and management staff for their continued efforts in ensuring the students receive the best possible educational support.