TFF Tutors - Tuition for Fruition
Fruition is defined as the attainment/accomplishment of a plan. This word is the cornerstone of everything we do at TFF Tutors. We recognise the importance of looking at each student as an individual and working to ensure that there is a plan to suit the student and not to have the student suit our plan and convenience.
This sounds rather obvious but is one of the big failings which has long been evident in schools with the growing class sizes due to government cuts and lack of teaching staff. However more unforgivably it is also taking place in the ever expanding business of private tuition where the lines often become distorted and blurred between quality teaching and quantity to improve profit margins. We have heard countless stories both in the classroom and out of the classroom about such goings on in many tutoring organisations.
Therefore we pride ourselves on ensuring that we have an adaptable plan for each individual student that all parties are in agreement of. The initial lessons will test the foundational skills of the subject so that the tutor can ascertain the most suitable scheme of learning and give each student realistic targets.
We will also embed progress checks to establish whether students are on track so that the plans can be adapted to better reflect the needs of the student as opposed to waiting for the annual parents evenings at schools or reports.
TFF Tutors also see to it that students are never placed in groups with people not at their level, never mind different age groups or key stages to ensure that their needs are met.
Group lessons are always organised and based on ability. Initially we will use the information we receive from parents to help us form these groups. However as teachers we will monitor students and use our professional judgement to decide on any changes to the groups. Parents will always be consulted along with the student to see if there are any concerns and before any decisions are made regarding group changes.
This leads us on to another key aspect of our organisation which is transparency. As parents you should know and be kept abreast of the work your child is doing. To that end we insist that students keep an A4 folder and date and title their work. While we will ensure notes are kept by the tutors after each lesson which will include what has been covered, what they struggled with and what they performed well in. In addition homework will be set and it’s completion or non completion will be recorded and feedback to parents.
The homework set will be to consolidate learning that they have done in the session and should be done by the student so that any misconceptions are dealt with. Again we do not subscribe to the ideas of other organisations of sending sheets and sheets of homework to do and then spending the time of the session marking them. Nearly all the homework will be done using online tools so that the marking is instantaneous and therefore makes it much more efficient as students can see their mistakes and if possible rectify them there and then. We will also try to use the tools offered by the respective schools of your children so that they can learn to harness and take full advantage of them. Feedback for written tasks will be given as voice notes so students can refer back to it at their own convenience.
The combined result of everything mentioned above will provide our students with the solid foundations, necessary skills and confidence to be able to see their individual goals to fruition.
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