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Every child has the potential to be exceptional.

Empowering Your Child

Tutoring

With a plethora of distractions, mostly digital(!), few children and teenagers will reach their full potential without significant individual support, guidance and encouragement. Unfortunately, schools are not equipped or prepared to provide this level of support which is why parents find that they have to employ one or more subject tutors to enhance what is being covered at school and to enable one-to-one explanation. During the last few years this industry has grown substantially, aided by the pandemic and by the ubiquitous nature of video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Teams. Simultaneously, the quality of tutors has diminished as so many school teachers have discovered a supplementary form of income and this leaves parents in the dilemma of how to ensure quality of provision for their child.

Where a parent finds a tutor through an Agency, they depend on the company to carefully select teachers who will relate well to their child and who will positively contribute to their subject knowledge. Parents are invariably busy and are almost never curriculum experts. Therefore, at this point, they invest not just money but a large degree of good faith that the tutor(s) will work hard with their child, that they are good at their role, and that they will cover all of the curriculum. Individual tuition for a subject specialist is not too demanding. There's a lesson to prepare, a teaching activity and perhaps some assessment of work between sessions. But few tutors are monitored and almost never does anyone check that children are being intellectually stretched and that the entire syllabus is being efficiently covered in preparation for examinations. Agencies usually check qualifications, but rarely teaching ability.

This is where 11to18

takes the lead and helps you.

Good tutoring can and should help a child to achieve better GCSE grades, A-Level grades and access to the best universities. As a former headteacher and Principal of an OfSTED Outstanding Academy, detailed monitoring of teaching and an ability to get the best out of students is second nature to me. For a school to reach Outstanding, the Principal must have the ability to get the best out of everyone and no-one can coast or avoid working hard.

If you choose to invest in my expertise, my role will be two-fold. Firstly I shall ensure that your child is receiving excellent teaching from their tutor(s) and secondly I will work with your child to ensure that they are playing their part effectively as a learner. My job is then to let you know how your child's supplementary education is progressing so that you can be assured that your child is benefitting from the support in which you are investing. 

Value-Added

As your child progresses through their teenage years, support and development is needed in three key areas: academically, emotionally and socially. Ideally, all three should be part of the role of the school, but inevitably it is impossible for them to perform and invariably they must concentrate their efforts on academia only.

 

Great qualifications, an excellent university degree and a lucrative career can all so readily crash down through a moment's lapse in judgement or through poorly developed emotional intelligence. Certificates and schooling are no longer sufficient to guarantee a continuing successful career and so a subtle part of my role is to mentor your child to help them appreciate how they will take their place in adult society, particularly if they may be going on to lead others. 

 

A child benefits hugely from a professional adult’s perspective, one who is not part of the family. I have overseen the educational development of thousands of children during my highly successful career and I have personally guided many tens of pupils. I have the experience, the knowledge and the gravitas to help with all three of these significant aspects and I can help support your child to flourish. As a parent, you can be confident that my intervention will be highly tailored to the individual needs of your child and I will use proven strategies to foster academic excellence, emotional intelligence and critical thinking. A further benefit is that such support significantly helps with a child's well-being and their overall mental heath.

Quite rightly, you want your child to succeed, both in their education and, more importantly, in their adult life. Day to day, as a parent, you are the biggest influence in your child’s life. However, you're not an education professional and the closeness of your relationship coupled with the often relentless pressures of work are likely to challenge your ability to support your child fully. I know that every child has the potential to be exceptional, but this won't happen by osmosis.

 

 

My role is to nurture brilliance and to empower your child by helping them to help themselves, whilst continuing to ensure that they are getting the best provision for their learning. Give me a call or contact me today to find out more about how I can help you, your child and your family.

11to18 Empowering Your Child

With a plethora of distractions, mostly digital(!), few children and teenagers will reach their full potential without significant individual support, guidance and encouragement. Unfortunately, schools are not equipped or prepared to provide this level of support which is why parents find that they have to employ one or more subject tutors to enhance what is being covered at school and to enable one-to-one explanation. During the last few years this industry has grown substantially, aided by the pandemic and by the ubiquitous nature of video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and Teams. Simultaneously, the quality of tutors has diminished as so many school teachers have discovered a supplementary form of income and this leaves parents in the dilemma of how to ensure quality of provision for their child.

Where a parent finds a tutor through an Agency, they depend on the company to carefully select teachers who will relate well to their child and who will positively contribute to their subject knowledge. Parents are invariably busy and are almost never curriculum experts. Therefore, at this point, they invest not just money but a large degree of good faith that the tutor(s) will work hard with their child, that they are good at their role, and that they will cover all of the curriculum. Individual tuition for a subject specialist is not too demanding. There's a lesson to prepare, a teaching activity and perhaps some assessment of work between sessions. But few tutors are monitored and almost never does anyone check that children are being intellectually stretched and that the entire syllabus is being efficiently covered in preparation for examinations. Agencies usually check qualifications, but rarely teaching ability.

This is where 11to18 takes the lead and helps you.

Good tutoring can and should help a child to achieve better GCSE grades, A-Level grades and access to the best universities. As a former headteacher and Principal of an OfSTED Outstanding Academy, detailed monitoring of teaching and an ability to get the best out of students is second nature to me. For a school to reach Outstanding, the Principal must have the ability to get the best out of everyone and no-one can coast or avoid working hard.

If you choose to invest in my expertise, my role will be two-fold. Firstly I shall ensure that your child is receiving excellent teaching from their tutor(s) and secondly I will work with your child to ensure that they are playing their part effectively as a learner. My job is then to let you know how your child's supplementary education is progressing so that you can be assured that your child is benefitting from the support in which you are investing. 

Value-Added

As your child progresses through their teenage years, support and development is needed in three key areas: academically, emotionally and socially. Ideally, all three should be part of the role of the school, but inevitably it is impossible for them to perform and invariably they must concentrate their efforts on academia only.

 

Great qualifications, an excellent university degree and a lucrative career can all so readily crash down through a moment's lapse in judgement or through poorly developed emotional intelligence. Certificates and schooling are no longer sufficient to guarantee a continuing successful career and so a subtle part of my role is to mentor your child to help them appreciate how they will take their place in adult society, particularly if they may be going on to lead others. 

 

A child benefits hugely from a professional adult’s perspective, one who is not part of the family. I have overseen the educational development of thousands of children during my highly successful career and I have personally guided many tens of pupils. I have the experience, the knowledge and the gravitas to help with all three of these significant aspects and I can help support your child to flourish. As a parent, you can be confident that my intervention will be highly tailored to the individual needs of your child and I will use proven strategies to foster academic excellence, emotional intelligence and critical thinking. A further benefit is that such support significantly helps with a child's well-being and their overall mental heath.

Quite rightly, you want your child to succeed, both in their education and, more importantly, in their adult life. Day to day, as a parent, you are the biggest influence in your child’s life. However, you're not an education professional and the closeness of your relationship coupled with the often relentless pressures of work are likely to challenge your ability to support your child fully. I know that every child has the potential to be exceptional, but this won't happen by osmosis.

 

My role is to nurture brilliance and to empower your child by helping them to help themselves, whilst continuing to ensure that they are getting the best provision for their learning. Give me a call or contact me today to find out more about how I can help you, your child and your family.

Tutoring

Every child is unique and has the potential to be exceptional.

Personal Tuition

A major component of my bachelor degree was English and prior to becoming a Principal I taught English in secondary schools. It may be that you would like me to spend part of the time with your child helping with their English. This can involve specifically assisting them with the work they are doing in their school lessons, a tailored programme of intervention where they most require it, or a combination of both.

Every parent wants their child to succeed, both in their education and, more importantly, in their adult life. Day to day parents are the biggest influence in their child’s life. However, a parent is not an education professional and the closeness of their relationship coupled with the often relentless pressures of their work challenge their ability to support their child fully.

 

There should be a period, each week, for a child to spend time with an experienced intelligent adult who can help them make sense of their education journey, prompting them, looking at their work, encouraging them and inspiring them. A child benefits hugely from an skilled adult’s perspective, one who is not part of the family. Ideally, this should be the role of the school, but inevitably it is impossible for them to perform.

 

Mentoring starts with the fundamentals – time management, relationship management, personal management. This then develops into getting to know the child, their strengths and aspirations, and working to hone these over time. Mentoring involves coaching; positively intervening to create direction. The advantage of an education professional providing this mentoring is that the child’s educational progress is also tracked and can be compared to what one should expect in comparison to their peers.

 

Few children and teenagers will reach their full potential without significant individual support. Many do well with the interest of a good school and good parents and often the competition with their peers will motivate them to work hard. Excellent mentoring capitalises on these positive effects and enables the child to access the next level of success. This translates into GCSE grades, A-Level grades and access to the better universities. On a day-to-day level, it can also harmonise relationships at home!

 

Mentoring for your child is an important investment. It is an investment in your child’s future, for it is a long-term commitment and it needs to be a regular intervention of at least an hour a week. 11to18 can provide this service, fill in the contact form or telephone to find out more.

Mentoring

11to18 provides bespoke support and advice for parents as you navigate the challenges and opportunities of secondary education with your child. It's simple - you have easy access to me by phone, email / chat at any time to discuss any educational matter on which you would like help, advice, support or simply want to know more.

Here are just a few examples of the support I have given to parents.

Now there's an expert to ask

11to18 Supporting You Through the Education Journey

Supplementary Tuition

Personal Tuition

Examination Support

Many pupils do well in a good school and with good parents and often the competition with their peers will motivate them to work hard. However, it is invariably the case that supplementary targeted and individual support will help a child to better achieve their potential. You may already invest in one or more tutors for specialist subject intervention. If this is the case, part of the mentoring package I will provide will be to ensure that your child maximises the benefits which should accrue from their tutor(s) and to ensure that the curriculum which should be covered is addressed. Thus your child's mentoring will capitalise on these extra interventions helping them to access the next level of success.

Personal Tuition

Supplementary Tutoring

Examination Support

You may already invest in one or more tutors for specialist subject intervention. If this is the case, part of the package I will provide will be to ensure that your child maximises the benefits which should accrue from their tutor(s) and to ensure that the curriculum which should be covered is addressed.

A major component of my bachelor degree was English and prior to becoming a Principal I taught English in secondary schools. It may be that you would like me to spend part of the time with your child helping with their English. This can involve specifically assisting them with the work they are doing in their school lessons, a tailored programme of intervention where they most require it, or a combination of both.

Every good school should provide strong guidance to help pupils during the years when GCSEs arrive. At this stage, studying at home is even more important with specific targeted adult support.

I'm happy to deliver bespoke help when it comes to external examinations. As a school leader I have provided innumerable interventions in the form of advice, assemblies, targeted catch-up sessions and monitored revision timetables. When your child takes their examinations, I'm happy to be on hand and as involved in the preparation and support as you wish. 

Join 11to18 now and see your child achieve the confidence and the success they deserve

Next Steps

There are significant steps in your child's educational life when your family benefits from detailed guidance...

Which options are best to choose in Year 9? Should my child take two Languages or Triple Science?

School sixth Form or specialist Sixth Form and what about the Pre-U or International Baccalaureate?

These questions and a myriad of others will need responses as your child progresses through secondary education.

Our professional relationship enables you to talk through any such matter with me so that you can help determine the very best route through your child's educational journey.

Supplementary Tutoring

Many pupils do well in a good school and with good parents and often the competition with their peers will motivate them to work hard. However, it is invariably the case that supplementary targeted and individual support will help a child to better achieve their potential. You may already invest in one or more tutors for specialist subject intervention. If this is the case, part of the package I will provide will be to ensure that your child maximises the benefits which should accrue from their tutor(s) and to ensure that the curriculum which should be covered is addressed.

My service does, of course, provide for unexpected emergencies where serious guidance and care is required. For example, I have been able to give tailored and detailed advice where a boy was accused of cheating in a GCSE examination by having some subject information written on his arm. With some thorough investigation and with a carefully crafted letter to the school, no further action was taken and his GCSEs were saved. (If a candidate is reported to the Exam Board as having cheated in just one examination, results of all examinations can be cancelled.)

However, it's not always about advice. One parent whose partner has an extremely demanding time-hungry job, simply calls to share and update on their daughter's success and progress.

From practical matters, to a listening ear, 11to18 is here to help you and your child.

A lifeline for families

My service does, of course, provide for unexpected emergencies where serious guidance and care is required. For example, I have been able to give tailored and detailed advice where a boy was accused of cheating in a GCSE examination by having some subject information written on his arm. With some thorough investigation and with a carefully crafted letter to the school, no further action was taken and his GCSEs were saved. (If a candidate is reported to the Exam Board as having cheated in just one examination, results of all examinations can be cancelled.)

However, it's not always about advice. One parent whose partner has an extremely demanding time-hungry job, simply calls to share and update on their daughter's success and progress.

From practical matters, to a listening ear, 11to18 is here to help you and your child.

A lifeline for families

Next Steps

There are significant steps in your child's educational life when your family benefits from detailed guidance.

Which options are best to choose in Year 9? Should my child take two Languages or Triple Science?

School sixth form or specialist sixth form and what about the pre-U or International Baccalaureate?

 

These questions and a myriad of others will need responses as your child progresses through secondary education.

Our professional relationship enables you to talk through any such matter with me so that you can help determine the very best route through your child's educational journey.

Make an enquiry

Available for advice 7 days a week

Telephone: 0208 191 1118

Examination Support

Every good school should provide strong guidance for pupils when GCSEs and A-Levels arrive. But, necessarily, this doesn't extend to what happens off site. I'm happy to deliver bespoke help when it comes to external examinations. As a school leader I have provided innumerable interventions in the form of advice, assemblies, targeted catch-up sessions and monitored revision timetables. When your child takes their examinations, I'm happy to be on hand and as involved in the preparation and support as you wish. 

Make an enquiry

Available for advice 7 days a week

Telephone: 0208 191 1118

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