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Established in 1978, Drake Tutors™ has had years of experience supplying qualified private tutors for home tuition in and around the Plymouth area. Our selected tutors have supported, motivated, encouraged and raised students’ aspirations in order to achieve their own personal goals. Home tuition can be a more effective investment of time and effort than many hours spent in the classroom.
Supporting All Stages of Education
Why Private Tuition?
Private tuition on a one-to-one basis is clearly the most productive way to learn. Private tuition from Drake Tutors can be used help your child catch up after temporarily falling behind, to learn a subject outside the school environment, to stretch your child further or give closer attention to the needs of your child than is possible in a classroom environment.
Education, Education, Education…
1Key Stage 1,2,3 (SATS)Key Stage 1 teacher assessments, tasks and tests
Teacher assessment for seven year olds covers:
- speaking and listening
These assessments take account of how your child performed in Key Stage 1 tasks and tests for seven year olds. The tasks and tests cover:
- writing (including handwriting and spelling)
The tasks and tests can be taken at a time the school chooses. They last for less than three hours altogether. The results are not reported separately but are used to help the teacher assess your child’s work. By the age of seven, most children are expected to achieve level 2.
The teacher assessment is moderated by your local authority. This is to make sure teachers make consistent assessments of children’s work.Key Stage 2 tests and teacher assessments
Key Stage 2 tests for 11 year olds cover:
- English – reading, writing (including handwriting) and spelling
- maths – including mental arithmetic
These tests are taken on set days in mid-May and are designed to test pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Depending on which tests children sit, the tests last between four and seven and a half hours. The teacher assessment covers:
By the age of 11, most children are expected to achieve level 4.Key Stage 3 teacher assessments
The Key Stage 3 teacher assessment for 14 year olds covers:
- modern foreign languages
- design and technology
- Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
- art and design
- physical education
- religious education
By the age of 14, most children are expected to achieve level 5.
211+ PreparationExpert tuition on how to plan your child’s preparation for the 11 plus exam to help build your child’s confidence and performance..
3GCSEPrivate tuition for Entrance exams, GCSEs and SATs are all catered for with Drake Tutors.
4AS Level, A LevelExtra in home tuition and support towards achieving your goals.
5Degree SupportOur experienced tutors have many years experience in this field.
6EFL and Language SkillsEnhanced language training from some of the top tutors in the education arena.