How Our Classes Work
Processes & Procedures
How to register
It is simple to register your child to attend our educational classes at one of our centres. Follow the steps below to register your child today.
Complete the online class registration form. Registration is FREE and there are no hidden charges.
Pay your fee
We will contact you by email within 24 hours with details of availability and request your first monthly advance payment.
We will confirm your start date when your child can attend classes at your nearest EducateFirst tuition centre.
What/how we teach in class
Select an option below for an overview of what you can expect from the tutoring sessions at our learning centres on Saturdays.
*Your tutor will cover basic topics from the National Curriculum at the beginning of the academic year. This is to ensure that students understand and are familiar with the basic principals. As your child progresses through the year, more advanced and challenging topics will be covered. The work covered in our sessions may not necessarily be aligned with what your child is learning at school the same week, but if your child attends the full academic year, they will cover all key topics on the National Curriculum. For maximum benefit, we recommend that a child attends lessons for the full academic year (October to June).
What we offer students / parents
Our unique and interactive tutoring programmes for each Key Stage and subject follow the current National Curriculum and are designed to help students get to grips with the basics early on in the programme before moving on to more advanced learning during the course of the year. Therefore, to gain maximum benefit from the tutoring sessions, we recommend a child attends the complete academic year during which they will cover all topics on the syllabus.
Our staff can help parents explore the various options and techniques to support their child’s learning needs. Tutors consistently assess children in class and provide feedback to parents as and when required. Students are also required to sit a test after completing each unit or module – this allows the tutor to assess and ensure the student has gained a thorough understanding of the topic. Our pass rate for SATs/GCSE students attending classes is OVER 85% and the majority of parents/students rate our tutoring services 5-STARS.
Student progress reports
Parents are welcome to discuss their child’s progress with their tutor. Please contact your child’s tutor directly and they will be happy to arrange a convenient time for a face-to-face consultation. Optionally, a detailed written report on your child’s progress can be provided at a cost of £10 (per report) – 7 days notice is required for this service.
Order, timing and duration of lessons
Order: At each learning centre the order of the lessons is as follows: Maths, then English, followed by Science.
Duration: Each lesson lasts for 1 hour. Students requiring tuition in a single subject will attend the learning centre for 1 hour, two subjects for 2 hours, and three subjects for 3 hours.
Student numbers in class
The number of students in each class varies from 2 to 10 (maximum). Typically, there is one lead tutor for the students. In addition, a teaching assistant may also be allocated to groups where students may benefit from the additional support. Working with small groups our tutors can ensure that students receive the support they need and benefit from their attendance.