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What’s the best age to start teaching my child a language?

This is a question I get asked a lot – especially by parents who are holding new-born babies in their arms. My recommendation would be to start getting them accustomed to the sound of the language you have chosen straight … Continue reading

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What is the best age to start private tuition?

As soon as you realise that your child needs some extra help. Struggling at school affects a child’s confidence, and the less confident they become, the harder they will find it to catch up. It’s fine to book a tutor … Continue reading

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What equipment do I need to provide for a private tuition session?

You will need to provide your child with a comfortable space to work, with enough light to see what they are doing, and without distractions from television, siblings or family pets. You should also provide lined paper, and either a … Continue reading

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What is a realistic improvement in a year if I have a private tutor?

This is a difficult question to answer, because it depends on so many variables, for example how often you are having a private tutor and how much time your child is practising for in between sessions. It also depends on … Continue reading

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How often should I have a private tutor?

This needs to be a balance between your child’s needs, your tutor’s availability, and your own budget.  For one subject, once a week is probably enough, with your child doing some practise on their own in between sessions. If you … Continue reading

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How long does a private tuition session last?

This is something you will need to discuss and agree with the private tutor before starting. I have seen sessions advertised ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours!  From my own experience, I recommend sessions of 1 hour for each … Continue reading

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Where will the private tuition take place?

This depends on the tutor and is something you will need to discuss with them. Some will come to your house, some will tutor in their own home, and others will hire a room. Personally I feel it is best … Continue reading

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