At Merit Tutors, we have a team of qualified schoolteachers and examiners who are experienced in teaching pupils from the East London area.Thiscomprehensive background of our staff ensures that we are able to guarantee excellent progress and success for every student at our tuition centre.
KS2 students range from Year 3 to Year 6. Lower KS2 pupils are taught to begin to add on from what they have learnt in KS1, while upper KS2 pupils are being prepared for the tests to come as well as the much more difficult level of learning they will encounter at secondary school.
Group Tutoring: Our classes have around 5/6 students as we like to ensure that our classes are not big and distracting for the students, enabling focus and a calm learning environment.
Merit Tutors create personalised resources so that we are able to target specific problems in learning for each student, but don’t worry, we also make sure to keep in line with the national curriculum.
Lower KS2: Students are expected to already be able to read and write efficiently at this stage; however, if any student struggles with a specific aspect in reading or writing, we are here to ensure that they are not left behind. Students will be taught to learn and love fiction and non-fiction texts. They will also be able to write their own stories whilst the teachers will keep a check on their grammar, spelling and even handwriting, and address any gaps identified in their learning in these areas.
Upper KS2: Students in year 5 and year 6 are expected to be aiming for high achieving secondary schools and at Merit Tutors we aim to help them to achieve that. Here, we will allow students to familiarise themselves with a wide range of genres, distinguish between explanation, argument and persuasive texts and much more!
Our KS2 students immediately understand that they are being prepared for Year 7 where each subject they learn becomes much more difficult.However, this is not the only objective; they also are confident when they leave that they can use a thesaurus, use a dictionary, understand the concepts of sentence structure, plan writing and draft small pieces of work.
“We learnt how to make a good plan for a story today and my teacher said that my draft will be really good if I follow my plan well.”
East London is an area where many students are bilingual and sometimes may struggle to differentiate between their mother tongue and English. Merit Tutors will make sure that every student can understand and use English perfectly.
Each KS2 English teacher conducts regular, short tests on the topics they have been working on in each unit with the students. This enables the teachers, the parents,and the students themselves to obtain a sense of the progress that is being made and the areas that need to be worked on further.
Tests are taken according to the structure of their personalised booklets and the student is expected to achieve at least 80% in their first time sitting the tests; any re-sits mean that the student is expected to achieve 10% more than the previous expected percentage.
Every week, homework is given to the students from the booklet provided by the centre and each student is expected to complete the work before their next session. Teachers will check homework during the sessions and test the students on what they have done at home.
We keep online records of each student and make sure that we know exactly what topics they are excelling and struggling in, and where they need help and advancement.
Paper feedback is also provided to students which they use at home to further practice and improve what they have learnt.
Our KS2 students immediately understand that they are being prepared for Year 7 where each subject they learn becomes much more difficult.However, this is not the only objective; they also are confident when they leave that they can use a thesaurus, use a dictionary, understand the concepts of sentence structure, plan writing and draft small pieces of work. “We learnt how to make a good plan for a story today and my teacher said that my draft will be really good if I follow my plan well.”