For pupils with special educational needs and social, emotional and mental health difficulties, patient, tailored one-to-one support from a specialist tutor can be life changing.
At Home-School Tutoring, we are immensely proud of the work of our specialist tutors. Below, are some brilliant success stories.
N.B. To protect our students’ privacy, their names have been changed.
Sarah’s story: back into education
“Sarah was a cared-for 13-year-old girl, who had been diagnosed with growth hormone deficiency, autism spectrum disorder, complex attachment disorder, social communication disorder and was being assessed for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
“Sarah had been excluded from three schools including two specialist Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties (BESD) schools. Sarah’s mother had come to Home-School Tutoring for help while Sarah’s multi-disciplinary team found her a place at a residential school.
“I tutored Sarah for over a year at her home and at a room in a school provided by the Local Authority. We covered the full Key Stage 3 curriculum. Sarah was able to achieve an excellent level of work, gaining in confidence, study skills as well as learning life skills to control her anxiety, hyperacuity and communication problems. She has now been found a place at a residential school, proudly taking with her for discussion seven box files of work.”
From exclusion to A Levels
“Harry was a year 11 boy diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 7. He presented extremely slow verbal processing and elective mutism. Having been excluded from school, he had been attempting a distance-learning course at a Tutorial College for his GCSEs in year 10. However, he was not managing to engage with his tutors or complete assignments or independent learning. At completion of a year’s home tuition, I am proud to say Harry achieved 5 GCSEs. Harry then went on to do A Levels at college.”
Our son responded so well to the tutor
“The tutoring provided for our son ( who has autism) has been so helpful. We have seen such a change in him. Having been bullied at the school he attended, he was so unhappy and unable to read at all. In fact he was even unwilling to try. Nicola, our tutor managed to get him reading by the end of the year and this allowed him to access all his learning. There has been such a change in his attitude , behaviour and learning, thank you.”
A bit of extra time and support builds confidence and facilitates progress
“Weekly sessions tailored to my daughters exam board have been invaluable to support her progress. Stress free sessions, ability to ask questions and plenty of time for in depth discussion of the topics. When you have a child with dyslexia that bit of extra time and support builds confidence and facilitates progress”
To find out more about special educational needs (SEN) tutors in your area, please contact your local Home-School Tutoring Area Advisor.