CORONAVIRUS: TUITION UPDATES
At the present time, the Trafford grammar schools are planning to run their exams, as scheduled, in September. If anything were to change, it is likely that an announcement would be made in the summer. I will keep you updated should there be any changes.
The health and wellbeing of my tutees is paramount, as is their education. Following advice from the Department for Education, I have taken the following steps to keep tuition running as safely as possible during these difficult and uncertain times.
As from Monday, 23rd March, term-time tuition slots have ceased to be obligatory, especially whilst the country is in lockdown. However, your allocated after-school slots will be reserved for you for when schools reopen.
In the meantime, for optional tuition during lockdown, I can offer:
Homework: Once you have received, completed and returned your work to me (either via email, WhatsApp or left on my doorstep), I will mark and return it with detailed comments, providing new tasks for the upcoming week. Oral and written tests, and discussion of new concepts will take place either online or by telephone – whichever you prefer.
Essential requirements: an email and WhatsApp account, a means of photographing work (a Smart phone, scanner or camera) and a telephone.
Additional requirements: for those wishing to include online tuition, you will need a computer with good internet connection, a webcam, a microphone and speakers/headphones and a printer. I use Zoom which I feel is better equipped for tutoring than other online communication tools such as Skype. You would need to download it from this link https://zoom.us/download along with a Chrome browser, if you don't already have one. I can assist with the setting up process of Zoom and/or Chrome, so don't worry about technicalities.
The following option will be a possibility when lockdown is relaxed.
Face-to-face tuition - For tutees wishing to continue with their usual face-to-face tuition, I will accommodate for exceptional circumstances (e.g. for those with upcoming entrance exams), provided that tutees adhere strictly to the following conditions. Tutees can be assured that these measures will be taken during lessons to help prevent transmission of coronavirus:
Considering how rapidly the situation is changing, please keep checking this page for updates.
Thank you for your understanding during these
Last updated 23/05/2020