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How can a tutor support my child in lower Key Stage 2?

By Atom | Sep 4, 2023, 5:00 PM

How can a tutor support my child in lower Key Stage 2?

Private one-to-one tuition is a popular option for parents looking to give their child more support with their learning. This may be to fill in learning gaps, help their child prepare for important exams like the 11+ and SATs, or provide more challenging material to get ahead at school.

We recommend building a healthy learning routine when your child is in lower Key Stage 2 (Years 3–4, ages 7–9). A private tutor can provide a tailored routine for your child that adapts over time, based on your child’s progress and changing academic goals.

Atom’s tutors are specialised in engaging younger learners online to get ahead of the curve and develop strong subject mastery through long-term practice. Keep reading for the benefits of starting online tutoring in lower Key Stage 2 and find out how to get your child started with the best online tutor today!

In Year 3

  • Children can find the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 challenging, with many changes in what is expected of them at school. Having a tutor will support them with transferring and building on their skills from Key Stage 1 to become confident with tackling more challenging questions and new topics in Year 3 and beyond.

  • In Key Stage 2, children must become more independent with their learning. A tutor can support with embedding resilient habits such as learning from mistakes. The right tutor will build your child's confidence with learning to become more independent at school.

  • The start of Key Stage 2 is a fantastic time to lay strong foundations with learning habits and across core elements of the curriculum. A tutor can support your child to put these building blocks into place as well as support with attitude and routine through dialogic teaching.

  • If your child will be sitting an 11+ exam, we recommend starting sooner rather than later. Remember, exam preparation is a marathon, not a sprint! Children who have 2–3 years to prepare are more engaged with their exam preparation and less overwhelmed. Starting sooner will also boost long-term outcomes.

In Year 4

  • If your child is preparing for the 11+, starting this in Year 4 will reduce pressure. Having a tutor to support along the way can help them to build a healthy revision routine. Meeting with a tutor regularly avoids cramming in the final few months. Experienced tutors can also support with preparing emotionally and reducing test anxiety.

  • This will also supercharge your child’s engagement. Regular touch points and building rapport with a tutor will not only motivate and cheerlead your child but ensure learning is memorable, scaffolded and enjoyable.

  • Atom’s tutors are experts at delivering the curriculum and supporting children. They can analyse your child’s progress data and create bespoke lessons tailored to your child’s academic needs.

  • Resilience can be one of the most challenging skills in Key Stage 2. A private tutor can work on soft skills and techniques with your child to ensure they approach exams in the best way, whether this be focused on accuracy, slowing down or perhaps building a growth mindset.

  • In Year 4, children can continue to build on foundational skills with a tutor as well as have support with introducing reasoning. This will ensure mastery and progress are developed over time, leading up to Year 6 exams.

How to book a tutor

At Atom, we have a hassle-free service to help you find a tutor. Our team of dedicated client managers will talk with you about your child and their needs and match you with their ideal tutor.

One-to-one private tuition with Atom is available for Key Stage 2 core subjects (English, maths and science) and preparation for selective secondary schools. You’ll get:

  • A uniquely personalised and data-driven tutoring service

  • A carefully-selected tutor who has undergone enhanced DBS checks and has a proven track record for success

  • Weekly reporting and termly assessments, with 24/7 access to your child’s progress data

  • Discounted access to our award-winning online platform Atom Nucleus for continuous learning between sessions

  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed – if you feel that your introductory lesson isn’t a positive experience, we’ll give you a free replacement with another tutor or a full refund

Find out more about Atom Tuition

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