We undertake an initial assessment of each student to determine their starting point and learning style. A plan is then developed based on the results, and discussed with the student and their parents.
For small group programs, students are then allocated a group based on their needs. We tailor our tutoring to match the learning style and knowledge gaps of individual students. We also assist students with their assignments and prepare them for exams by teaching and practicing exam techniques.
What is involved?
Each student completes several assessment tasks, including but not limited to:
- comprehension which assesses both literal and inferential comprehension;
- a creative writing task focusing on a narrative – the writing sample gives a snapshot of the student’s spelling and vocabulary, sentence structure, text structure (paragraphing, introduction to characters and setting, a complication and a resolution), grammar and punctuation;
- a benchmarked reading level ( a toolkit is used to ascertain the student’s reading for meaning) which gives an accurate reading and comprehension level.
The maths assessment is about two pages in length and is a mini diagnostic assessment. It includes:
- numeracy – addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication questions
- working mathematically questions (problem-solving)
- space and geometry questions
Once these assessments are completed they are analysed by the tutor and a program is formulated to meet the needs of each individual student.
The students are placed in small groups for tutoring, usually based on similar needs and levels. Within the class, each student has their own program and targets. Students are given instant feedback on their work in class, both verbal and written, including, constructive criticism and pointers with where to next.
If you have any questions about the assessment, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.