Who are these classes suitable for?
KS2 and KS3 English tuition is aimed at students who are in KS2 Years 3-6 and KS3 Years 7-9. These classes are suitable for children who need extra support alongside their school classes. They’re also suited to students who don’t speak English as their native language.
Classes can be 1:1 or students children can learn with siblings and friends.
All of our tutors are DBS qualified and have experience of teaching children at this level. Please see our child protection policy for more information.
What will KS2 English students study?
Children learning at this stage will focus on, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Reading will focus on reading new words independently, understand themes, plots and ideas, recognising the use of figurative language and structure, comparing different writing styles and non-fiction texts. Writing is based on paragraphs, punctuation, connectives, clauses with commas, adverbs, possessive apostrophes, direct and reported speech and active and passive voice. Speaking and listening concentrates on performance skills, improvisation and speaking to an audience.
What will KS3 English students study?
Children learning English at KS3 will study four separate curriculum areas in English: Reading, Writing, Grammar and vocabulary and Spoken English.
In reading, students will study English literature, pre-1914 and contemporary, including prose, poetry and drama, Shakespeare and world literature.
Writing will focus on essays, stories, scripts, poetry and other imaginative writing, notes and scripts for talks and presentations and a range of other texts, including arguments, and personal and formal letters.
Grammar and vocabulary includes analysing more challenging texts, picking up new vocabulary and grammar, understanding the differences between written and spoken English including formal and informal registers, and Standard English and using linguistic and literary terminology to discuss reading, writing and spoken language.
Spoken English centres around using Standard English confidently in a range of contexts including speeches, debates and presentations, improvisation, performing play scripts and poetry.
Most lessons will follow the following format:
- Lesson recap – from last week’s class in case there are any follow-up questions
- Syllabus topic work – we’ll study all relevant syllabus texts
- Literature analysis – focus will be on critical analysis, essay writing and analysing study guides
- Language – we’ll always study language components during every lesson
- Past exam paper practice – we’ll study past papers and exam techniques to consolidate revision strategies and maximise grades
- Homework – there will be homework most weeks and students will be given access to the lesson resources, handouts and message board corrections made in class.
What’s included in the tuition class price?
- 30-minute free Assessment – to pinpoint the exact areas you need help with and create a study plan to reach those goals before exam day
- Exam tutor match – teaching English is a specialist skill; our tutors have knowledge of the syllabus and exam board requirements
- All teaching and exam materials – including past papers, handouts, literature analysis, templates, study guides and more
- Lesson playback – classes can also be recorded on Zoom or Skype, handy for students who wish to playback the lesson for revision
- Progress Reports – to track learning, in-class assessment and recommendations for improvement
- Guidance – with homework, school assessments and mock exams
- Direct support – reach out to your tutor if you’re stuck or need some help
- Add-on services – essay/homework submission, UCAS consultations and private exam candidate consultations.
No monthly contracts or sign up fees
Pause or cancel anytime
Discounted block booking packages
Classes never expire
No-quibble money back guarantee
When and where are classes?
Our offices are based in London and Cardiff and upon request and depending on availability, we can arrange classes in our modern classrooms. Classes can also be arranged in student’s homes, offices and locally in libraries/coffee shops if you prefer.
Most students are taught online via Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts which offer whiteboard tools, chat, smart messaging, screen sharing, multimedia files and lesson video recording.
Our tutors offer flexible time slots in the daytime, evenings and weekends. Most students book a fixed weekly slot but you can book on an ad-hoc basis too. You can have as many classes per week as you like and pause when you need to.