I just wanted to thank you Alicja and Fiona very much for helping my son get through his subject which had become a real block for him. He has just started Higher English and seems to be enjoying it. Fingers crossed!
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Why contact us for a Primary Tutor in Edinburgh?
We know how to maximise results. Success in the Scottish Primary Syllabus is dependent on 3 fundamental pillars;
1. A 'wide and deep' understanding of the syllabus content, is of course the first requirement and especially in Literacy and numeracy skills. Knowledge gaps or a lack of understanding, not only put students at risk in assessments but also impact negatively on general confidence.
2. The knowledge, skill and confidence to organise, prioritise and plan study early. Developing good practices and study habits are essential for primary children and this becomes very difficult later on where even very smart children can quickly find themselves overwhelmed by subjects leading to panic, a collapse in confidence and poor results.
3. Assessment Technique, At the primary stage assessment is a cornerstone of the Curriculum for Excellence and vital preparation for the life changing exams to follow later in the school life of the child. How to answer the questions fully, concisely, to the point and in a way that immediately resonates and pleases the teachers and examiners is a skill that will prove priceless at every stage of school.
We understand these 3 pillars of success and our tutors are selected to be able to deliver tuition and guidance to optimise exam results. Contact us for a free and informal consultation, if we can help we wiil, if we can't we'll say so and give you our best advice.
Primary education in Scotland has been transformed by the Curriculum for Excellence, now in its fourth full year after introduction in 2013. The curriculum aims to provide a holistic education for children so they can develop life-long skills for working and living. This strategy is premised on interdisciplinary learning and a positive school ethos that fosters opportunities for personal achievement. Additional Primary tuition is often sought for students who are struggling with one or many aspects of the syllabus, as the individual attention of one-to-one support not only improves performance, but significantly builds confidence and motivation. A Primary tutor is enormously flexible to the particular needs of each child and their family, tailoring sessions appropriately to focus on the content and skills that are of concern.
The curriculum has four main aims, towards which each subject works in some capacity. These aims are for children to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. A Primary tutor will develop these abilities at all stages of education, through skilled activities that enhance problem solving, creativity and critical thinking. At primary level the key areas of study are Literacy (including talking, listening, reading and writing), Numeracy (including time, money and measurements), and Health and Wellbeing (such as diet, exercise and lifestyle choices). Primary tuition will initially ensure that these basic educational necessities are being fulfilled, as they will allow students to flourish in broader areas of the curriculum. Further subjects fit into eight different areas:
►Expressive Arts - e.g. art, design, dance, drama and music
►Health & Wellbeing - e.g. physical education, emotional & social education, diet and exercise
►Languages - listening, talking, reading and writing in English and other languages
►Mathematics - e.g. numeracy, problem solving, mental arithmetic and calculator usage
►Religious & Moral Education - e.g. world religions, developing values and beliefs
►Science - e.g. materials, forces, electricity, the human body and the environment
►Social Studies - understanding people and places of the past and present through history and geography units
►Technologies - e.g. computing, food and cooking, textiles, design and craft
An Edinburgh Tutors, Primary tutor aims to support the diverse learning approach of the school curriculum to help learners gain skills and knowledge in as much depth as possible. This might include the use of various technologies and multimedia to stimulate interest, and an active approach, which uses real life situations and activities. Whilst group work and cooperative learning is more easily achieved in a classroom context, a Primary tutor can still use discussion as a tool for exploring ideas and different perspectives. Ideally, Primary tuition will also find links between curriculum areas in order to reinforce understanding and encourage students in their weaker subjects. Tuition can be an ideal context for using alternative settings, such as the outdoor environment, which can provide unique and memorable experiences for children by engaging them in lessons which are both enjoyable and worthwhile. It is essential for learners to feel they have some level of choice about how and what is being studied, so a Primary tutor can work with each individual to design a personalised programme that can accommodate to change.