We’ve run tutor workshops for several years now focusing on topics such as preparing students for Common Entrance exams, teaching SEN students and study skills.
However, this academic year we’ve decided to go the whole hog and create an all-encompassing programme of events that we want to make accessible to as many tutors as possible.
To this effect, we are proud to announce that we are opening up our workshops to all members of The Tutors’ Association, as well as the tutors on our books.
We care about each student and we also care about each tutor. We are dedicated to creating and fostering excellent relationships, and sharing knowledge to improve and help develop our industry.
Here are our January workshops:
How to Support Dyslexic Students | 15 January 2019 | WeWork Aldwych WC2B 4HN | 2pm – 3.30pm
Hosted by Osborne Cawkwell Tuition’s SEN and Dyslexia specialist, Sarah Cox.
The aims of the talk are to:
- Understand what Dyslexia is and how to spot the signs.
- Understand the importance of a multi- sensory teaching approach.
- Gain practical strategies and teaching tips on how to support dyslexic learners.
Navigating Entrance Exams: Strategies for supporting families through the 11 and 13 plus | 18 January 2019 | WeWork Aldwych WC2B 4HN | 2pm – 3.30pm
This workshop is hosted by Common Entrance specialist, Pia Carter.
Pia’s workshop will look at:
- Housekeeping and the right fit: a guide to practical considerations surrounding senior school admissions; requirements for different schools; deadlines for various applications; managing parental expectations, with the aim of ensuring that the child ends up at the school that is right for them.
- The process: particularly applicable for boys where a tutor may start before the pre-test and work with the pupil until his 13+; what is the end goal of the tutoring; what benefits can be conferred over and above entrance into the desired school.
- Exam technique: the exams can be idiosyncratic and there are tricks of the trade that can be employed to help the child through the exam itself, particularly to do with timings and mark schemes.
Mental Health Workshop for tutors | 24 January 2019 | WeWork Aldwych WC2B 4HN | 10am – 11.30am
Hosted by Dan Licence, Osborne Cawkwell Tuition’s Mental Health Advisor.
The aims of the workshop are to understand:
- What the main types of mental health problems are in young people and how they can affect learning.
- How to spot the signs and symptoms early on and prevent them from developing into a problem.
- How to teach students with mental health problems, and what to do if professional help is required.
Stepping Up: How to support students transition from GCSE to A-Level | 30 January 2019 | WeWork Aldwych WC2B 4HN | 1.30pm – 3.30pm
This workshop is hosted by History specialist, Will Tyson-Banks.
Tutors who take this workshop will learn:
- The difference between GCSE(KS4) and higher-level learning (KS4+/KS5/ GCE Advanced Level), and how this relates to programmes at A-levels, IB, and Pre-U.
- The ‘Independent Learner’: What it means, what skills students need to have, and how you can support students develop these skills alongside subject specific content.
- The challenges of working with young adults and tips on how to best support them academically and pastorally.