With our team of outstanding primary and secondary school teachers we are able to offer tuition across all the Key Stages. Whether your child needs literacy or numeracy support in Keys Stage 2 or is preparing for 11+ exams, we are well positioned to provide you with the educational support to boost your child’s performance and results. Equally if your child is studying for their GCSE or AS/A Levels , we can provide that extra tuition to enhance their performance and outcomes.
We also provide techniques for dealing with exams. It can be a stressful time with high anxiety and we provide strategies and techniques to remove those stresses and make them manageable.
At Red Apple Education we believe that tutoring can provide the additional support for pupils that can make all the difference in their achievement and development.
Tutoring can often be associated with students struggling to keep up with the curriculum or perhaps require that additional support to aide understanding of areas of literacy or numeracy.
However, tutoring can also be extremely effective in supporting those exceptional pupils who are performing at a very high level and require that additional stretch during lessons and beyond. These are the pupils that provide the differentiation challenge for teachers that are not always met.
Tutoring can enable gifted and talented pupils to open their minds to academic abilities and provide those expansive strategies for thinking that stimulate and challenge high achievers.
Our tutoring can provide all these challenges and opportunities for gifted and talented pupils to reach further than the classroom lesson plans at their school and stimulate their inquisitive minds to tackle more challenging aspects of the curriculum.
We tailor our tutoring to meet the needs of the pupil and we ensure that progress is measurable.
If you would like to know more about our gifted and talented tutoring or perhaps come in and meet the team then get in touch today.
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and close the gap between them and their peers.
At Red Apple Education we work with schools to create pupil plans that allows us to put in place structured learning to support their school progress. We work closely with schools so that we can complement the progress of the pupil and to ensure that all progress is measurable and meaningful.
We are able to provide targeted support for your FSM pupils, whatever their academic ability and we take great pride in working with accurate assessments of the pupils and being able to effectively track the performance of each pupil we work with and to enhance their academic progress.
If you are interested in exploring our Pupil Premium services then please give us a call on 0151 336 4842.
Why Choose Red Apple Education for Pupil Premium?
We will provide detailed reporting for the school - It is a key requirement for schools now to publish on their website the way in which their pupil premium funding has been spent and the impact this spend has had on the pupil(s). Our robust and rigorous reporting will enable you to fully track where your funding has been spent and the benefits for the pupil(s) therein. We include the pupil assessment at the beginning and at the end of the support to show their academic progress and achievement.
We will also provide periodic progress reports for each pupil we are supporting. Finally we will work closely and regularly with the school to ensure our tuition complement the work delivered by the school for the respective pupils.
Personal Progress Plan for each pupil with clear and measurable targets - Naturally the funding will be targeted directly at the respective pupil(s) and each pupil will have their own unique course of work and will be tutored individually. That allows the pupils to work at levels suitable to them and not influenced by others. Some pupils will work in small groups but only if this is considered advantageous for the pupils concerned.
All our courses will link to the National Curriculum meaning that we will work closely to the work being delivered in the classroom.
Parental involvement – the collaborative approach! - We recognise the importance of involving parents through their child’s learning cycle but we are also very appreciative of the demands on the time of parents. With this in mind, we work in a collaborative way with parents and make it easier for parents to be involved and track their child’s progress. We provide a toolkit for parents that are easy to follows but designed to help them support their child’s progress and aide their learning. Parents have such an important role to play in educating their children. We work hard to involve parents and support then to help support their child.
Learning is fun! - We fully understand the need for pupils to make progress and we are committed to ensuring that we deliver this as our overall objective when working with your pupils however, we also fully appreciate the positive impact it can have on a child if the learning is structured and enjoyable and we have created a learning environment that is conducive with that philosophy. We are keen to ensure pupils don’t consider the tuition as a chore but rather an experience and we focus on the energy and intrigue of learning new things and exploring new areas and subjects and stimulating the minds and thoughts of our pupils. Our positive and fun approach enhances the learning experience for the pupils and enriches the learning process.
At Red Apple Education we recognise the benefits that tuition can provide in supplementing your child’s learning and progress. We offer bespoke tuition tailored to the needs of your child to ensure that we can produce clear and tangible progress during the time they are with us. We structure our course of study to meet the needs of the individual and we have specialist staff with the skills to get the very best out of your child.
If you would like to register your child for our tuition or perhaps have a conversation on what we could offer then please do not hesitate to call us on 0151 3364842.
At Key Stage 2, the programme of study for your child retains aspects of Key Stage 1 skills but becomes more challenging with greater expectations in term of progress and attainment. Our tuition is tailored to support your child’s transition to this greater expectation and to provide your child with the skills and techniques required to support progression.
- Comprehension – Ordering and matching information, expressing opinion, comparing and contrasting texts and questions, correct quotation techniques.
- Literature – Fiction and Non-Fiction, Poetry, Understanding characters.
- Language – Structure and Variation, Similes, Metaphors and Personification, Alliteration, Assonance, Onomatopoeia, Connectives and Clauses, Verbal Reasoning
- Composition – Letter Writing, Formal and Informal Letters, Fiction and Non-Fiction, Media-based texts (Newspaper articles), Persuasive Writing (Leaflets and Brochures)
- Spelling and Handwriting – Prefixes and Suffixes
- Punctuation and Grammar – Language Structure, Paragraphs, Speech Marks, Sentences, Apostrophes, Comparatives and Superlatives.
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
- Place Value
- Negative Numbers
- Number Patterns
- Area, Perimeter and Volume
- Reflective and Rotational Symmetry
- 2D and 3D Shapes
- Imperial and Metric Units
- Mode, Median, Mean and Range
- Bar and Line Graphs
Key Stage 3 covers Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 of secondary school and perhaps presents the greatest challenge for children as they make that big transitional step from primary school. When pupils arrive in Year 7 they will be ‘set’ according to their SATs results (completed in Year 6) coupled with the teacher assessment. The majority of secondary schools choose to validate these grades through their own CATs tests which are delivered in the early part of the new term.
Our tuition is structured to recognise this transition and support your child’s learning. Starting secondary school can be an exciting but daunting experience for pupils as they adjust to the environment, teaching methods and expectations. Our tuition recognises that challenge and is delivered in line with the National Curriculum to ensure consistency and continuity of learning for your child.
- Comprehension – Understanding more complex texts and beginning to explore the area of sub-textual connotation (textual theory), especially within older texts i.e. Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
- English Literature – Understanding a cross-section of topics based on Classic English literature and poetry. Includes recognising cultural references, working with language differences (meaning of words), Themes, Topics and Imagery.
- Cultural Reading – Texts of different cultural and ethnic background.
- Media Texts – Analysing visual differences of layout, structure and language between media-based texts (newspaper/ magazine articles).
- Composition – Extensive use of grammar and application of style and form according to type of text. Understanding target audience, different texts and their effects
- Formal and Informal Writing – Distinguishing different types of essay writing i.e. Descriptive, Factual, Controversial, Imaginative, Report, Article, Review and Letter Writing.
- Punctuation and Spelling
- Standard English and Language Structure – Grammar, Vocabulary and Spelling.
Maths ModulesNumber and Algebra
- Multiples and Factors
- Square, Cube and Prime Numbers
- Calculator and Non-Calculator Problems
- Decimals/ Equations
- Fractions and Percentages
- Square Root
- Number Patterns
- Simultaneous Equations
- Conversion Formulas
- Word Formulas
- Standard Index Form Shape, Space and Measure (Ma3)
- Area and Perimeter
- Solids and Nets
- Volume and Capacity
- Circumference, Diameter and Radius
- Geometrical Reasoning
- Pythagoras’s Theorem
- Metric and Imperial Units
- Graphs and Charts
- Mean, Median, Mode and Range
- Frequency Tables/ Bar Charts/ Pie Charts
- Scatter Diagrams
- Map Scales
- Lines and Angles
- Reflection and Rotation
Without question Key Stage 4 is the most critical period in our pupils education. Below is a list of Key Stage 4 areas that we offer tuition in. These are based on the National Curriculum and are included in their appropriate criteria. En1 and Ma1 are not included, as they represent any coursework that has been done in that subject.
- Comprehension – Using advanced skills for comparing, summarising and quoting from a text. Identifying thematic patterns and textual imagery within fiction and non-fiction. Mastering close-reading in a variety of different textual forms i.e. media articles, travel writing and other cultures and traditions. Showing an understanding of the given text by presenting relevant quotes and commenting on their values within the text
- English Literature – A selection of poetry, drama and fiction (Syllabus varies)
- Media Texts – Identifying different textual approaches of articles and how this affects/ manipulates the reader.
- Composition – Different types of essay planning
- Audience and Structure – learning to modify language to fit a certain target audience. Structuring information to the purpose of the text i.e. informative, persuading, describing, narrating or analysing.
- Standard English – Grammar, tense (Past, Present, Continuous), punctuation, paragraphs, nouns and pronouns, apostrophes, adjectives, colons and semi-colons, etc
- Multiples/ Factors/ Prime Numbers/ Square, Cube and Root Numbers
- Standard Index Form (Calculator and Non-Calculator)
- Rational and Irrational Numbers
- Speed and Density
- Ratio and Proportion
- Decimals, Fractions and Percentages (Percentage change/ Quantity)
- Recurring Decimals
- Calculator and Non-Calculator Method of Solving Fractions
- Approximation and Estimation (Rounding)
- Algebra (Expressing, Simplifying, Factorising, Multiplying and Dividing Expressions)
- Solving Equations (Quadratic, Simultaneous)
- Formulae (Writing, Substituting and Rearranging Expressions)
- Number Sequences
- Graphs (Line Graphs/Linear Equations, Distance-Time Graphs, Speed-Time Graphs)
- Angles and 2D Shapes
- Triangles, Quadrilaterals and Polygons
- Symmetry (Rotational)
- Circles and their Properties
- Area, Perimeter and Circumference
- Maps and Bearings
- Scale Drawings
- Reflection and Rotation
- Translation and Enlargement
- Pythagoras’ Theorem and Trigonometry (Sine, Cosine and Tangent)
- Linear and Non-Linear Functions
- Volume/ Mass/ Capacity
- Primary and Secondary Data
- Questionnaires and Databases
- Two-way tables
- Average and Range (using diagrams)
- Bar and Pie Charts
- Stem and Leaf Diagrams
- Scatter Graphs
- Correlation and Line of Best Fit
- Cumulative Frequency Tables and Graphs
- Calculating Probability