Frequently Asked Questions
When are you open?

Our tutoring centre is open on Saturdays. We run 90-minute sessions at 9am, 11am and 1pm.

Where are you based?
In Dunstable, we’re based at Ashton St. Peter’s Primary School. In Leighton Buzzard, we’re based at Beaudesert Lower School.
How old does my child have to be?
Any child between the ages of 8 to 18 is welcome to attend tutoring.
How much does tutoring cost?

Membership of Red Bird Tutoring is £110 per month, per subject.

How do I pay for my membership?
Your membership fees are collected by Direct Debit every month.
What's included in my membership?

Included in your membership is one 90-minute session per Saturday for your child. During their session, your child will work in a small group (up to a maximum of six children per tutor) on either English or Maths.

Our tutoring centre also has a lending library that you are free to use. Items in the lending libraries include carefully chosen books as well as practical maths materials.

When are you open?

Red Bird Tutoring runs sessions on Saturdays.

We run groups on 46 Saturdays per year. We are closed two Saturdays at Christmas, Easter Saturday, two Saturdays in the summer and an additional Saturday during the year.

Download our 2019-2020 calendar here.

What paperwork will I have to complete?

When you join Red Bird Tutoring, we will ask you to complete a standard form, giving us details about you and your child as well as any other information we need to know. We also ask you to sign a Tutoring Agreement, Photo/Video Consent Form, Privacy Statement and a Lending Library Agreement.

You can download a copy of this paperwork here and see exactly what you will need to sign.

Will the tutoring support the work my child is doing in school?

Absolutely!

All of our tutors are qualified teachers who are very familiar with the National Curriculum requirements for each age group.

During sessions, we work with your child to consolidate and build their confidence in key areas of the National Curriculum so that they take this confidence with them into the classroom.

Who are your tutors?
All of our tutors are qualified and experienced classroom teachers. They are selected carefully based on their great relationships with young people as well as their exceptional teaching skills.
What happens at a tutoring session?
When your child arrives at Red Bird, they will initially check in with their tutor to share their successes from the week. Before work starts, we will all come together to ensure everyone is in a positive frame of mind and ready to learn. Children then work together in their tutor groups. Generally around half the session is spent working together in a guided learning activity led by the tutor. This is followed by individualised work, where children work towards their personal goals with the support of their tutor. Towards the end of the session, we encourage the children to reflect on what they have learned and to set themselves goals to achieve before their next session. Finally, we come back together to set a positive outlook for the week ahead.
What will happen when I come in for a chat?

Coming in for a chat is a great way for us to get to know each other.

During the session, you will have an opportunity to look around our centre, see our tutors at work and to ask any questions you may have.

We’ll also start to get to know your child as a learner – this is a great time for your child to ask their questions too!

Do I need to book a specific time for my child?
Yes. When you join us, you will book your child into a specific session each week. This helps your child build a relationship with their tutor as well as the other children in their group. If your circumstances change and you need to move sessions, just let us know and, as long as we have space, we will be happy to accommodate this.
What happens if my child misses a week?
Red Bird is a monthly membership so we will always keep a place for your child in their regular session. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for missed weeks.
If something comes up, can my child come to a different session?

We understand that life gets busy sometimes so, if you let us know at least a week in advance, we will always try to accommodate your child at a different time. However, we are committed to keeping to a maximum of six children per group so this may not always be possible.

           

Best New Business 2020!

 

We are thrilled to announce that Red Bird Tutoring has been chosen as the Best New Business at our local SME Awards!

Thank you so much to all of our amazing tutors and learners, who make every day at Red Bird amazing!

Sue and the Red Bird Team