We receive several requests for residential tutoring each year. A private tutor lives with a family for anything from 2 days to a year (or more).
School holidays are popular times for short term residential tutoring. Working with a private tutor for 2 to 28 days without the distraction of school gives a child a great boost. Tutors cover gaps in their knowledge. They consolidate school work, practice exam questions as well as work on extension material.
On short term residential placements, a tutor normally teaches four hours a day. Two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon (plus extra breaks if needed). More than four hours a day can be done, but this depends on the age of the student. Four hours of one-to-one tuition is intensive. Many students need time on their own to absorb what they’ve learnt.
If a family lives outside of London, in the UK or abroad, or is embarking on a period of extended travel, they may request residential tutors on a long term basis. This can be for a period of anything from 1 month to a year – or even longer.
The private tutor normally works Monday to Friday. Tuition is either worked around school hours or arranged according to the family’s schedule if the child is not attending school. The curriculum followed either mirrors what the child is doing at school or be tailor-made to the student (whether following a traditional curriculum or allowing greater freedom in what is taught such as project-based learning).
Residential tuition also allows a tutor to get to know a student very well. Discussions over mealtimes and sharing free time together allow the tutor to continue challenging, supporting and building confidence outside of lesson times.
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