How to set up and run a successful 1-1 tuition intervention programme

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Richardson, Jim
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Educational Level
ISCED Level 2 Lower secondary education
Geographical Setting
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Background: The purpose of the study was to provide 1-to-1 tuition in Maths and English to students who were below their predicted minimum target level, with the aim of improving their learning and self-esteem.

Aims: The main aim of the development work was to provide 1-to-1 tuition in Maths and English to empower students to achieve their full potential and to encourage success through high expectations.

Methods: The participants in this case study are the senior leadership team, subject leader, teachers, tutors, students, and parents. The methods used included 1-1 tuition in Maths and English, training sessions, tracking data, periodic teacher assessment, logs/interviews, pupil consultation data, and evidence from observation and monitoring.

Findings: The main findings of this case study are that 1-1 tuition in Maths and English has had a positive impact on pupil learning, teaching, and school organisation and leadership. It has resulted in improved targeting of students who need extra help, improved and effective deployment of TAs, and increased openness of departments in discussing teaching methods.

Implications: The findings suggest that 1-1 tuition can have a positive impact on student learning, teaching, and school organization and leadership. It is important to have quality tutors, supportive departments, and stimulating lessons to ensure success. Regular monitoring and parent engagement are also key.
Keywords (free text)
Secondary education , English - reading , English - writing , Mathematics
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