Tutoring is a partnership. I believe that it is vital that a student is involved in making decisions about their learning. Upon meeting a new student, I will always ask the child to explain why they feel they need a tutor, what they think a tutor can do for them and what in particular they would like to improve upon. Giving a student ownership of their learning and being able to reflect upon their strengths and weaknesses, enables them to develop a positive attitude towards their sessions and to understand that they have many abilities.
Natural Tuition has been established with the aim of helping students of all ages to believe in themselves and to develop confidence in their natural abilities while understanding that they must have a good positive mindset to achieve the best they can. By encouraging students to ask questions and investigate things for themselves, they are developing skills that will help them in their adult life.
Throughout my tutoring sessions, I use a range of methods to enable the student to understand the concept being taught. For younger children, this is often through practical equipment and visual diagrams. For older students, drawing up previous knowledge and working methods, helps students to make connections with other areas of their studies. By exposing students to a range of different strategies and developing core understanding, they are able to approach new concepts with confidence.