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veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 19:23:28

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ASByatt Fri 24-Jun-11 19:26:57

More information required - age of child, who would be tutoring (as in, a parent or a tutor/teacher) and how many areas are we talking about here?)

But my first thought would be that 2-3 hours tutoring a day sounds very intensive (for both parties) and I would be concerned about howthe child would feel regarding this use of their school holiday.

Goblinchild Fri 24-Jun-11 19:27:02

Depends on the child, what areas of difficulty they are having, their attitude, the skill of the teacher, the subject involved....
Impossible to answer. I'm sorry.

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 19:40:32

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veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 19:41:08

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mrz Fri 24-Jun-11 20:09:53

So are we talking 6 weeks x 2-3hours?

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 20:17:12

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mrz Fri 24-Jun-11 20:18:47

I wouldn't expect to see a difference in NC levels in such a short time unless she is borderline now but it may develop her confidence

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 20:22:02

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2BoysTooLoud Fri 24-Jun-11 20:55:46

Surely 2-3 hours a day one to one for 6 weeks would make quite a difference?
Very intensive and glad emphasis will be on fun!

mrz Fri 24-Jun-11 20:59:42

Obviously a child will learn lots in 2-3 hours but in terms of NC levels I wouldn't really expect movement in 6 weeks (remember expected progress is 2 levels in 4 years)

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 21:02:18

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mrz Fri 24-Jun-11 21:09:43

I would expect that kind of support to fill in some gaps in the child's knowledge but to expect to cover a year's missing maths teaching (5 hours a week x 39 weeks ) in 12-18 hours even 1-1 is a tall order.

cat64 Fri 24-Jun-11 21:15:18

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veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 21:18:39

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veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 21:22:32

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meditrina Fri 24-Jun-11 21:28:27

OP - you said 2-3 hours per day for the 6 weeks, didn't you? So that is 60 - 90 hours (not 12-18) with one-to-one, compared to 195 over a whole year in a class.

That could make quite a difference. But it's not guaranteed, and it's a lot to ask of her.

mrz Fri 24-Jun-11 21:29:10

What I meant was that no matter how intensiv,e 6 weeks isn't going make a huge difference on a years gap in knowledge. I'm assuming the other children have covered the Y3 curriculum. I don't group my class on ability so only measure individual progress rather than in comparison to other members of the class and without knowing the other children's base knowledge it is difficult to say whether a child will move up groups (it assumes other children will be static)

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 21:38:32

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mrz Fri 24-Jun-11 21:41:27

I'm not saying it won't help just that you may not see ant difference in terms of levels or grouping.

ICantFindAFreeNickName Fri 24-Jun-11 21:56:32

Have the new school already told you what groups she will be put in & if you do the tutoring would they be willing to change her groups from day 1 or would they still put her in the planned groups and then move her when they have assessed her themselves.

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 21:56:34

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veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 22:00:04

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blackeyedsusan Fri 24-Jun-11 22:56:22

personally, I would not do so much tutoring. she needs a bit of a break. i would do some, trying to fill in some of the gaps. cn you explain to her that she is being put in red group because she hss missed some work at her old school and she needs to go over it rather than let her think she is stupid. are the groups fluid during the school year? If she is going into red group solely becuse she has missed work, she should pick stuff up and move groups throughout the year.

veritythebrave Fri 24-Jun-11 23:55:12

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