The Kidsfull Approach
Personalised learning, focused on results
Supporting your children in their education is effective when it is personalised to each child. We only work with specialists who understand how to do this. Of course, it is important that they have current subject knowledge, but we also make sure that they have the skills to build a rapport with your child and encourage participation in their learning. Often it is the underpinning learning and soft skills that they require support with and this is not available in their classroom.
One on One learning has to be based on a real understanding of a child’s level of knowledge and attitude to learning. We take your views on your child’s approach and ability, if appropriate, we can speak to your child’s schoolteacher as well. Our tutors will also talk to your child and take their opinion on where they find it difficult. This way, you know your tutor will develop a programme that delivers the results you need.
Results come in many guises, it may be a specific grade in an A-level, or a booster in a particular subject to restore confidence and participation in learning. It may just be about being confident to take the entrance exam for a specific school. We will make sure we understand your goals and work towards them through supporting and developing your child to be successful.
We know our system works because we are diligent in identifying the outcomes or results you want at the outset of an assignment and making sure that this is measured throughout the time frame that you have identified.
Our educators will keep you informed along the way, with a weekly progress and monthly report. They will give you direct feedback on progress and performance and helpful tips on how you too can support your child.
Our specialists are available in every possible area from phonics and handwriting through to degree level support. You can use a one of our team to cover a short-term challenge or to support your child over a longer period and we are always at the end of the phone if you have any questions.
We will always do our best to match your expectation in terms of cost and services.
How we select our Private tutors
All educators have to meet extremely high standards to become part of the Kidsfull team. We screen all applicants to make sure they have the right qualifications and the right attitude to be a successful educator. Our rigorous processes are designed to make sure that the person you welcome into your home is one you can trust as well as the right match for you and your child.
When you select us, you know that your tutor will have had to pass our five stage selection process.
When you select us, you know that your tutor will have had to
pass our five stage selection process.
Tutors initially apply online and only a few make it through this first stage selection. Our minimum requirements are higher than those required to become a teacher. We ask for a minimum of a 2.1 degree in the subject they wish to tutor for all secondary students and above, or that they have qualified teacher status (QTS).
Our tutor support team interview all tutors to check both their credentials, their experience and their aptitude for tutoring. Education and academic criteria are important but so is the desire to really make a difference and an outlook that enjoys seeing children thrive and flourish.
We insist on seeing copies of all documentation including degree certificate, right to work in the UAE. We do not accept any tutor who cannot provide this evidence to support their application.
We obtain written character and employment references before registering a tutor to work with us, making sure these references are from reliable and independent witnesses.
Private tutor training and Feedback
We are proud of our high standards and monitor the performance of individual tutors on every assignment they undertake on our behalf. We support them and provide training to set standards and support their own professional development.
Different specialists have different methods and styles. One of the primary benefits of individual support is that the specialist can tailor his/or her method to the needs of the individual student in a way that cannot be achieved in the larger group. There is no set pattern or material for support, each child we work with will need a different approach and programme. Every child is an individual, and the child and specialist need to find their best approach together. The background information given before starting is of great help and we will ask for any additional information needed.
Please ensure that support can be conducted in a quiet atmosphere conducive to concentration.
OUr support normally consists of one-hour sessions. Shorter or longer sessions should be agreed in advance and will take into account students age, aptitude and timescale.
At the start, it can be difficult to determine how much help each child requires. Our specialist do try to be as flexible as possible as it is important to get the balance right for you and your child. Some parents use support as a year-round supplement to their child’s education. For others, just a few sessions may be required to build confidence. All parents and children would like to see one-on-one support as a quick fix, in reality, it is not. It can take time for trust and rapport to be built. Kidsfull specialists will endeavour to find a suitable match taking into account the resources available and your individual requirements, which you communicated to us prior to our assignment to you. However, sometimes something just doesn’t work out if this is the case, please contact us straight away, and we will do our best to find a replacement as soon as possible.
Our specialists cannot be held responsible for chaperoning minors, nor guarding a house and household effects while they are there. Please ensure that a responsible adult is on the premises at all times.
The minimum charge for each specialist at a session is your hourly rate of charge for that has been agreed in advance. Please note that there can be considerable preparation involved before each session, in addition to travel time, so please be considerate when cancelling.