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TUTORING FOR SCHOOLS


 

A recent study by the Educational Endowment Foundation found that attending small-group tutoring accelerates learner progress by up to 5 months, with more progress made when the tutor was better trained.

Red Bird Tutoring is a group of friendly, qualified and experienced classroom teachers. Many of our tutors are current Heads of Year, Subject Leaders or members of Leadership Teams in local schools – tutors don’t come much more highly trained than ours!

We’re all also trained in the use of coaching techniques so that we can quickly boost confidence, raise engagement and help develop study skills that learners can take back into the classroom.

Simply put, our tutors love to teach. We’re interested in the science behind teaching, we attend conferences and read extensively. We’re proud that our tutors love teaching so much that they also choose to teach with us on a Saturday!

GCSE English Group

Red Bird tutors have been supporting learners from our tutoring centre in Dunstable since September 2018 and made the switch to online learning during the school closures. 

We offer a variety of different session types, suitable for different learners.

Several schools already trust us to help them boost pupils’ confidence and skills and, with the government confirming that small group tutoring has a huge impact on learning, we’re expecting to be busier than ever this year!

We are pleased to offer a reduced rate for schools so we can help as many learners as possible. We look forward to working together with you to help your learners achieve great things this year.

Secondary Subjects

GCSE Higher Maths

GCSE Foundation Maths

GCSE Higher/Triple Science

GCSE Foundation Science

GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature (Accelerator & 1:1 only)

Other subjects may be available on request.

KS3 Maths

KS3 English

KS3 Science

Primary Subjects

UKS2 Maths

UKS2 English

LSK2 Maths

LSK2 English

KS1 Maths (Small Group Boosters only)

KS1 English (Small Group Boosters only)

I thought I would just let you know how thankful we are for the Red Bird Intervention that you arranged.

The girls have loved attending the sessions and our whole class is astounded by how much their knowledge of SPAG has improved. We are doing revision at the moment and these two girls are in their element.

They are so motivated and positive and I am delighted in the confidence they have gained. They always wanted to do well in class, and now they are doing well in class.

What a difference this has made to these two, happy, little starfish….

– Year 6 teacher

Saturday Small Group Boosters

At our Dunstable tutoring centre.
90-minute sessions each Saturday.

Small group boosters allow learners to work with a teacher and a small group of peers.

Working in a group allows students to share their thoughts and support each other in a caring, fun and friendly environment.

Students set their own targets to achieve before the next session, encouraging them to take ownership of their education.

Ideal for…

Small group booster sessions are ideal for learners who have lost their confidence.

The group provides the opportunity to practise and master the foundational skills of a subject, leading to a deeper understanding that can be built on in the classroom.

In Maths, this may mean consolidating work on times tables, fractions, decimals and percentages and the four operations, before moving onto higher level work.

In English, we provide lots of opportunities to improve reading comprehension and enhance writing skills by learning vocabulary, improving the use of grammar and studying language techniques.

In Science, we ensure that the key concepts of Biology, Physics and Chemistry are mastered before moving onto more complex concepts and skills. We also focus on the theory behind practical methods, leading to deeper understanding.

Max. 6 learners per group.
£110 per learner per month per subject.

Saturday Small Group Boosters

At our Dunstable tutoring centre.
90-minute sessions each Saturday.

Small group boosters allow learners to work with a teacher and a small group of peers.

Working in a group allows students to share their thoughts and support each other in a caring, fun and friendly environment.

Students set their own targets to achieve before the next session, encouraging them to take ownership of their education.

Ideal for…

Small group booster sessions are ideal for learners who have lost their confidence.

The group provides the opportunity to practise and master the foundational skills of a subject, leading to a deeper understanding that can be built on in the classroom.

In Maths, this may mean consolidating work on times tables, fractions, decimals and percentages and the four operations, before moving onto higher level work.

In English, we provide lots of opportunities to improve reading comprehension and enhance writing skills by learning vocabulary, improving the use of grammar and studying language techniques.

In Science, we ensure that the key concepts of Biology, Physics and Chemistry are mastered before moving onto more complex concepts and skills. We also focus on the theory behind practical methods, leading to deeper understanding.

Max. 6 learners per group.
£110 per learner per month per subject.


 

Group Accelerator

Can take place in person at school or online out of school hours.
5 x daily one-hour sessions over one week.

An intensive course of five sessions over one week, designed to quickly close gaps and boost confidence.

A group accelerator is specifically designed as a short-term, intensive intervention that focusses on specific areas of learning, for example reading comprehension or fractions.

Learners in the same group should be carefully matched for the accelerator to have maximum impact.

Ideal for…

Group accelerators are great for learners who are generally on track, but who may have difficulties in a specific area.

The teacher running the accelerator will re-teach the specific area of the curriculum that you identify, unpick and address misconceptions and build learners’ confidence.

We ask schools to group together a maximum of 3 learners with similar needs and to identify a specific area of the curriculum for the intervention. The more specific you can be, the bigger impact the accelerator will have.

Schools should provide details of the area for intervention a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Max. 3 students with similar needs.
£300 per group.


 

Group Accelerator

Can take place in person at school or online out of school hours.
5 x daily one-hour sessions over one week.

An intensive course of five sessions over one week, designed to quickly close gaps and boost confidence.

A group accelerator is specifically designed as a short-term, intensive intervention that focusses on specific areas of learning, for example reading comprehension or fractions.

Learners in the same group should be carefully matched for the accelerator to have maximum impact.

Ideal for…

Group accelerators are great for learners who are generally on track, but who may have difficulties in a specific area.

The teacher running the accelerator will re-teach the specific area of the curriculum that you identify, unpick and address misconceptions and build learners’ confidence.

We ask schools to group together a maximum of 3 learners with similar needs and to identify a specific area of the curriculum for the intervention. The more specific you can be, the bigger impact the accelerator will have.

Schools should provide details of the area for intervention a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

Max. 3 students with similar needs.
£300 per group.


 

1:1 Bespoke

Can take place in person at school or online out of school hours.
Delivered at a time to suit.

Teaching tailored for a specific child for specific areas of need.

Our qualified and experienced classroom teachers will carefully tailor their teaching and coaching to the specific needs of the learner.

Bespoke teaching can be an ongoing arrangement or for a fixed number of sessions.

Ideal for…

Bespoke teaching is particularly beneficial for learners who work outside the normal parameters of a classroom:

  • very high achievers;
  • learners with high levels of anxiety;
  • children with SEND;
  • children who have missed a chunk of their education through bereavement, illness or school refusal.

£32 / hour


 

1:1 Bespoke

Can take place in person at school or online out of school hours.
Delivered at a time to suit.

Teaching tailored for a specific child for specific areas of need.

Our qualified and experienced classroom teachers will carefully tailor their teaching and coaching to the specific needs of the learner.

Bespoke teaching can be an ongoing arrangement or for a fixed number of sessions.

Ideal for…

Bespoke teaching is particularly beneficial for learners who work outside the normal parameters of a classroom:

  • very high achievers;
  • learners with high levels of anxiety;
  • children with SEND;
  • children who have missed a chunk of their education through bereavement, illness or school refusal.

£32 / hour

We were initially worried that our Year 10 students wouldn’t attend group tutoring on a Saturday, but attendance at Red Bird was almost 100%.

– Pupil Premium Champion (Secondary)

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What Parents are Saying

“Huge, huge recommendation. What a special team and approach Red Bird Tutoring have. Sue Michaels and her fab team have literally been a port in the storm for us during lock down. They have been supporting and enhancing home learning for my secondary school child for 7 weeks now. The tutoring has engaged and supported him amazingly and we’re so grateful that we found them as a company. The tutors have been so kind and helpful – his confidence has soared. They’ve been a huge support and a friendly face throughout. Big thanks from us :-)”

Parent of KS3 Maths & Science learner

“The difference that Red Bird has made to my son in the few weeks that he has attended has been nothing short of miraculous.”

Parent of GCSE English learner

“Red Bird have been amazing with my Year 11 daughter. She was working at 3/4 in Maths, and today we got her results and are ecstatic to report that she has achieved a 7.

Red Bird can absolutely take credit for this success; they have built her confidence no end over the last 6 months and helped her in the areas she was struggling.”

Parent of GCSE Maths learner

“With the help of Red Bird Tutoring, my daughter received an Academic Progress Award today, which would not have been possible without the help, support and care she got from this amazing team. Thank you all so very much.”

Parent of Year 6 English learner

“I can’t rate Red Bird Tutoring highly enough for their absolute support for my son.”

Parent of GCSE English learner

“We started our son at Red Bird Tutoring in May 2019. He went from and expected grade 2 in Maths to an actual grade 4 obtained. I look back with regret on the missed opportunity I had to start him sooner. Who knows, he could have had a 6 or 7.”

Parent of GCSE Maths learner

“Red Bird really make the effort to find out what makes each child tick, which is so important when inspiring young people to learn well.

My son willingly gives up a chunk of his valuable loafing time every Saturday morning for his Red Bird sessions – no complaints – and he comes out smiling and happy to tell me what he’s been learning.

I consider this very high praise, coming from a teenager and I am happy that his confidence in this subject is growing well in advance of his GCSEs.”

Parent of GCSE Maths learner

From the first GCSE English language session that my son attended, his confidence has grown.

Parent of GCSE English learner

“My son says he wishes his experience at school was like that at Red Bird. He feels able to ask questions and learn without feeling under pressure.”

Parent of GCSE Maths & English learner

What LEARNERS are Saying

“They’re an amazing group of people with wonderful personalities, who would go to any extent to help you get where you need to be. Thank you, Red Bird Tutoring, I really enjoyed attending.

GCSE Maths learner

“Everybody is so kind and they can really help you out when needed. They have made me feel calm about SATS and I have learned how to calm myself.”

Year 6 English learner

“Red Bird is amazing! They have the best teachers who are kind. I feel good about SATS now – I feel calm.”

Year 6 Maths learner

           

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