Drake Tutors provides experienced teacher/tutors for home tuition, in and around Plymouth
Our small team of selected tutors support, motivate and encourage students to achieve their full potential. Through 1-to-1 tuition, students gain confidence and a love-of-learning which is pivotal to achieving their goals.
Supporting All Stages of Education
1-to-1 tuition is recognised as providing maximum support for an individual student: for catch-up, gap-filling, brushing-up skills or challenging with new knowledge and understanding. Your own personal tutor is there to: guide, support and encourage you at any stage of your educational journey.
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.
Highly Qualified Tutors
Drake Tutors only use highly qualified tutors. All our tutors are required to have a teaching certificate or have teaching experience in a recognised College or University. Over the years Drake Tutors has built a team of trustworthy and successful local private tutors selected for their suitability for each pupil’s needs in order to instil confidence and realise potential.
Protection of children is a prime concern. All our tutors have to satisfy strict personal checks. These include reference/character checks along with a current disclosure check: the enhanced disclosure (DBS – Disclosure and Barring Service) check for allegations, complaints and any convictions with the Dept of Health, Dept of Education and Local and National Police records.
‘The tutors you sent me were great, they were really interested in my daughter’s education.
They gave lots of information and advice and I was very pleased with the help. I will not hesitate to contact you in the future when my other children need help with their education. Thank you so much, and a big thank you to the tutors.’
N. Manhire, Plymouth
‘Excellent, reliable, punctual and confidence given to my daughter, fantastic and will recommend.’
M. Davey, Plymouth
‘The Tutor was brilliant at filling the gaps in our son’s knowledge/understanding. She was also flexible to fit in around his GCSE exam timetable and study leave. Our son made great progress in relatively little time, achieving two A*s at double award science – two whole grades higher than predicted by his school.’
Mr & Mrs G, Plymouth