Why choose us?
If you've decided that your child needs some extra support, it is my strongly-held belief that they will make the best progress in the familiar and comforting environment of their own home, rather than at an unfamiliar tuition centre. This is especially the case for Foundation Stage or KS1 pupils who will gain extra reassurance from the fact that a parent is just in the adjoining room. Plus, it will be far more beneficial for your child to have the one to one attention of a teacher rather than to be working as part of a group of children all of differing needs who all share the one tutor. This is very similar to how they will be working at school, whereas if you book a Gold Star tutor, they will be focussed solely on your child's needs for the hour's lesson, helping them to make the best possible progress. Plus, Gold Star is not part of any tuition franchise as these can often just be focused on profit, whereas we can offer the personal touch. We respond to emails quickly and will send a follow-up email after the pupil’s first session to obtain feedback about the tutor.
Why choose tuition?
Whether you're looking for a tutor to stretch your child academically or because you feel they aren't keeping up with their peer group, we always take the time to talk you through the options which will help us to select the best possible tutor for your child. One of the great advantages of one to one tuition is that the lessons will be delivered at your child's own pace and will cover specific areas of need, providing instant feedback for the learner.
When recommending a tutor to you, Gold Star Tutors will always carefully consider their methods of teaching. You may be looking to prepare your child for an imminent exam such as SATs or GCSEs or just to boost their confidence. At Gold Star, we never ask for any fees upfront, nor are you tied into a contract, plus we check your tutor’s references before they can begin tutoring.
Fees and Subjects
Rates correct as of Jan ‘22
Foundation stage - £15 per half hour session
Key Stage 1 or 2 phonics/Literacy/Numeracy tuition - £26 per hour
(If the tutor has more than ten years’ teaching experience or is for instance a retired headteacher or is providing specialist support such as for a dyslexic pupil, a higher rate of £30 per hour's session will apply)
Key stage 3/GCSE/11+ Tuition - £30 per hour (again, a higher rate of £35p/h will apply if tutor is very experienced e.g head of department or an examiner)
A Level tuition - £45 per hour (only certain subjects available - please email for details)