Primary Maths & English

Push your child in primary school ahead or keep them up to speed with our Maths & English tuition covering the key aspects of the national curriculum, taught in our Ofsted Registered premises.

In the last 5 years we’ve seen just how beneficial supplementary tuition can be. The confidence it can bring. The increased love for learning. We’ve seen hundreds of students in Years 1 to Year 6 improve across the Maths & English aspects of the national curriculum. Whether your child is behind, working ‘as expected’ or already ahead, we’re sure we can help them further.

Yinka Obideyi

Parent

"My children have since done exceptionally well in their academic studies with the help from Paro Tuition. One of my daughters had passed her GCSEs..."

Subomi Dada

Student

"Fazal taught me very well and helped me understand the things I had been struggling with for so long he has a lot of patience and humour..."

Alice Otchere

Parent

"Excellent service My boys both Improved in Math and English and would recommend Paro Tuition to any parent looking for a Tutor..."

What you can expect from our Primary Maths & English tuition service:

As a supplementary education service, we have to be very efficient with our teaching time. That’s why we’ve developed a strategy that cleverly complements students’ school education whilst being suitable for students of all abilities.

Targeted Teaching

We differentiate our teaching. This allows us to make sure that students are getting help where they need it the most and are taught in the way most appropriate to them.

Qualified, Specialist Teachers

We believe that having in depth subject knowledge and experience is infinitely better than being a ‘jack of all trades.’ That’s why our teachers focus only on the subjects that they specialise in.

Specialist Local Knowledge

Our specialist knowledge of Kent means we have a deep understanding of the requirements of the test as well as possessing a lot of information of schools in the areas. Our teaching often leads to a greater love for learning in general.

Working Closely With Parents

Parents can rest assured that our teachers will keep you regularly updated on progress and on topics taught. We’ll also sit down every so often to discuss realistic short and long term expectations.

Custom Book Recommendations

Along with our homework, we find it’s often beneficial for students to do a little more at home so we’re happy to provide recommended books that are tailored to each student. We often order these for parents as we get discounts.

Homework Set and Marked

Homework will be set weekly based on what was taught in that lesson. Over the years we’ve found this significantly helps retention and learning for all students.

DBS Checked and Referenced Staff

Your childs safety is our first priority so you can rest assured knowing that all of our staff have the required background checks and experience working with children.

Focused Learning Environment

Our dedicated premises is the perfect place for students to come and learn. Students and staff benefit from having all of the needed books, resources, stationary and teaching equipment at their finger tips.

“Fazal taught me very well and helped me understand the things I had been struggling with for so long he has a lot of patience and humour but made sure I stayed on track.”
- Subomi

What we teach in our Primary Maths & English programmes:

In 2014 the new national curriculum for Maths & English was first started for teaching. This came complete with new SATs tests in Year 2 and in Year 6 to assess student performance.

Not only is the new curriculum greater in difficulty but it’s also greater in the amount of content that is needed to be learnt for each year group. The Maths side, in particular has significant amounts of new content as well as an increased focus on reasoning.

In practical terms this means we can’t just try to work through both the Maths & English curriculum aims for each year group in one hour of tuition per week. It’s simply not possible. The upside is that we don’t have to work through every little aspect.

Over years of teaching and observation, we’ve been able to see the areas of the curriculum that students find challenging – whether the students are working behind, ahead or at an average level.

With all of this in mind, our tuition time is shared more or less evenly between Maths & English with rotations between the two subjects taking place at certain times.

Students in Years 1 to Year 3 spend large amounts of time on devloping their basic numerical skills as well as learning to retrieve information from texts. Students in Years 4 to Year 6 spend more time on other aspects of the curriculum such as fractions and measures whilst moving on to harder aspects of English such as inference and deduction.

For students in Year 2 and in Year 6 we also cover prepration and practice for the SATs tests that they sit at the end of year. On top of this all students can expect to cover a healthy amount of  problem solving throughout the year.

Our teaching methodology is tried and tested so you can be sure we’ll get the best out of your child no matter their current working level.

Trust the experts with specialist knowledge

Like all of our staff, our Primary Maths & English teachers have plenty of experience in teaching students in the past. Some still actively teach in schools and have done for many years. Collectively we all have a deep understanding of the curriculum being taught as well as the needs of different students.

Fazal Rana, MEng, Founder of Paro Tuition

“It was only when I started teaching that I realised the unique opportunities I had benefited from through a good education and achieving excellent grades. Since then I’ve become committed to finding innovative ways to help give students of all ages these same opportunities.”

Fazal is the Founder and Director of Paro Tuition. After attending Gravesend Grammar School he went on to study for a Masters Degree in Engineering at a top university. Since graduating, over 5 years ago, he has taken it upon himself to teach, guide and advise students all the way from Primary School up to university graduation and even subsequent full time employment.

Learn more with less teaching time.

The national curriculum for Maths & English has grown ever bigger in the last few years leading to teachers struggling to cover things in as much deph as they might like to – even with around 10 hours per week spent teaching Maths & English.

We don’t pretend to be able to cover 10 hours worth of work in just 1 hour, nor do we pretend to be a replacement for school.

What we have found, however, is a way to coexist and complement the teaching carried out in schools.

By considering the order in which topics are taught to each group, the pre requirements for topics and the ability of the student, we’ve developed an efficient method of teaching that allows students to learn more in the limited tutoring time available. This means that you can expect great progress over a years worth of tutoring with us.

Improved understanding and retention with revision and recap lessons.

As part of our teaching, we observe the topics and concepts that students typically struggle with every year so that when we teach these topics we typically know what to expect.

We’ve seen that some topics needs to be revisited again for students to completely understand them so we make sure that this is done when it’s needed.

We also revise the concepts that we’ve taught every so often. Again, we’ve seen first hand that this very beneficial for improving both retention and understanding.

How our Primary Maths & English programme works

Part of our success comes from our unique process of getting to know the students we teach and to understand parents’ expectations. Outlined below is what you can expect from us throughout the year:

Start things off with a free consultation.

The first step is simply to pop in or to contact us to discuss your needs. At this point we’ll book you in for a more formal consultation in which you get to a chance to understand more about the way we work and what we can do for you. It’s a great opportunity to ask us about any further questions that you might have.

We’ll also agree a time slot for an assessment so that we can get to know more about your child’s  ability.

Our thorough assessment will tell us the capability and current level of your child.

We’ll assess the strengths and weaknesses (if any) of your child in Maths and English compared to what’s required by the national curriculum for students of their age group.

We’ll also observe other aspects of your child’s learning such as their focus and natural ability to learn new concepts.

This helps to decide the best way forward for your child.

Students attend our centre once or twice per week as advised after the assessment at an agreed time slot.

Our structured teaching system is design to be followed weekly with homework being set after every lesson. This ensures that we cover everything needed to prepare for the tests.

Video lessons can be used to recap the things that have been taught in the week and to help students complete the homework.

We encourage parents to get involved where possible. We also provide book recommendations for parents wanting to do extra work during the week.

Keep informed on student progress throughout the year.

We’ll give you the opportunity to have a formal sit down at various points throughout the year so that you can get a clear idea on how well your child is understanding the 11 Plus content and progressing overall.

This is a great opportunity to discuss if anything more needs to be done to increase their chances of passing and to discuss future expectations.

An evidence based approach to teaching

At Paro Tuition our Primary Maths & English teaching methods aren’t based on guesswork.  We use the following  approach to work out the best way to teach students of all abilities:

  • A thorough initial assessment – assessing both current working level and student ability
  • Teaching using proven methods based on existing, published research where possible
  • We continuously deduce and trial new ways to improve teaching based on our knowledge, past experience and observation of students
  • We use previous outcomes and results to find areas in which we can keep improving teaching quality

Put simply, this means that we’ll continue to keep finding ways to improve our teaching and results year after year, student after student.

As well as this, we don’t take a one size fits all approach. Our teaching is differentiated for the ability and the current working level of the student so you can be sure your child is well supported.

“My son is showing improvements in his English. He has improved on his spellings, reading, grammar and overall; I am highly impressed with all of my children's growth within their studies.”
- Yinka Obideyi

We're Ofsted registered so you can be sure your child is in a safe environment

Ofsted registered so you can expect the highest standards

Ofsted inspect and regulate services that care for young people and children as well as services that provide education.

As an Ofsted registered tuition centre we have to ensure we meet the highest of standards.

You can be sure that:

  • We have met the standards for safeguarding children
  • We provide our service in a safe and suitable premises
  • Local authorities offer us their support
  • All staff with unsupervised access to children have passed DBS checks
  • At least one staff member has had First Aid Training
  • At least one staff member has completed a Common Core Skills course

Being Ofsted registered also means you may be able to get significant discounts on tuition provided by us through schemes like Childcare Vouchers and the new Tax-Free childcare. You could also get support if you receive Working Tax Credits or Universal Credit; essentially it works just as if we are providing childcare.

We're proud to say that over the years we've also had a number of other partners, features and recommendations:

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We've done our utmost to make tuition more affordable for everyone.

We believe that a good education should be accessible for everyone. This is why we’ve found a way to make our services very competitively priced.

The cost of tuition with us starts from just £15 for an hour long session every week. With this, students gets the benefit of being taught by an experienced, knowledgable tutor who will observe their progress. We also provide any stationary and writing books that are needed.

As we’re also Ofsted registered, the use of Childcare Vouchers/Tax-Free Childcare schemes could enable you to save 20% or more on the price of tuition. As well as this, the childcare element of Working Tax Credits/Universal Credit and the Childcare Grant for full-time students could enable you to save if you’re eligible. This could be as much as 70% for Working Tax Credits and 85% for Universal Credit.

In addition, parents can benefit further by taking advantage of our discounts on books.

All in all, we’re likely to be far more affordable than you think. Just get in touch to find out more or to start your free assessment.

Frequently Asked Questions

We typically alternate between Maths and English every few weeks or so. We’ve found that trying to do both subjects within the same lesson is too rushed and could just leave the child confused about what they’ve learnt.

Our teaching, however, is carefully structured to make best use of the limited lesson time we have available. If you’d like to know more about our teaching just ask one of our teachers in person, we’d be happy to explain it.

Yes and no.

We won’t necessarily be teaching them the same thing they’ve been learning at school that week and we won’t be teaching in quite the same order that they’re taught in school but we will still be following the English and Maths curriculum objectives for the year group that they’re in.

Our own curriculum is adapted to the ability of students too so there may be times that some students are doing work from the previous years objective to help them catch up.

This depends on a number of factors.

Some of the things to consider would be the current working level of the student, the aim of tuition and how hard you’d like to push them. What we can say, however, is that it’s almost always better to start earlier and have an hour of tuition per week instead of letting them fall behind for years and then having 2 -3 hours per week to cram things in.

If you’re unsure about anything then it might be a good idea to book in for an initial assessment. It’s a great chance for us to see your child’s current working level and to discuss your aims/ambitions.

This will largely depend on your goals.

If we take on students who currently performing at the expected level, we would aim to now push them ahead. If we take on a student who is behind, we would ty to get them to catch up and a student who is already working ahead would be stretched even further.

So, there’s always some way in which we can help students of all abilities.

ike a lot of our advice, it will be based on what we find in our initial assessment and discussion. Typically, we tell parents to start with 1 hour every week and we see how progress is going from there on.

At some point after starting, we’ll have a discussion about progress and see if anymore tuition time is recommended for your child.

Most of our students would like to cover both subjects and we’ve found that alternating between the two seems to provide the most benefit. Occasionally some students may be little weaker in one subject than the other but they’ll still see improvements using our teaching methods.

If a student is very far bar behind, then it may be the case they need more weekly tuition time to help them catch up. This is something we’ll discuss with you after a number of weeks of teaching.

Yes!

Just by improving on Maths and English will help your child to perform better in the SATs but for students in Year 2 and Year 6 we do plenty of practice tests too. Not only does this help students become more familiar with what they will be asked but it also acts as an excellent form of revision as students are expected to be familiar with everything they have covered to date.

A priceless opportunity to give your child a helping hand

Our experience has shown us that a good primary school eduation is often the foundation for good performace at secondary and beyond. Which is why we’re proud to be helping the students and families that appreciate it the most. We do accept that our tuition, however, may not be right for everyone, which is why we start with a free assessment and trial session before making any recommendations.

We aim to supplement the teaching provided by schools within the areas that students struggle with the most.

In today’s world, competition is ever increasing. Whether it’s for school places, apprenticeships, university, jobs  etc. each of these avenues is increases in the number of people applying.

That’s why, we believe, that it’s important to develop the skills and mindset required from a young age. It’s no doubt that to be successful, students need to have the required level of education to support them.

Primary school teachers up and down the country have largely been doing an excellent job of teaching the next generation, whilst helping to shape them into valuable members of society but with limited funding and large class sizes there’ limits to how much they can do.

That’s where we come in. We aim to help schools and teachers by providing extra teaching on the areas that students struggle with the most. Whether students are working behind, as expected or even working ahead, there’s something more that can be done to enhance their education.

Over the years the Maths & English curriculums have become progressively more difficult which has led to parents seeking further help. We’re pleased to say that, thus far, we’ve been successfullly able to supplement the teaching being carried out in schools and we look forward to helping students for many years to come.

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We're ready to put your mind at ease with any questions you might have about our Primary Maths & English tuition

We're glad that you're interested in finding out more about our Primary school tuition. Contacting us is simple. Just click in the box below to chat to one of our staff members who will be happy to answer any questions you have.

01474 247 629

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Start your Primary Maths & English tuition free assessment and trial.

We're glad that you're interested in meeting one of our Primary school experts. Contacting us is simple. Just click in the box below to chat to one of our staff members who will be happy to book you in.

01474 247 629

Alternatively why not email us?

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Start your Primary Maths & English tuition free assessment and trial.

We're glad that you're interested in meeting one of our Primary school experts. Contacting us is simple. Just click in the box below to chat to one of our staff members who will be happy to book you in.

01474 247 629

Alternatively why not email us?

All fields are required.

We're ready to put your mind at ease with any questions you might have about our Primary Maths & English tuition

We're glad that you're interested in finding out more about our Primary school tuition. Contacting us is simple. Just click in the box below to chat to one of our staff members who will be happy to answer any questions you have.

01474 247 629

Alternatively why not email us?

All fields are required.